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Posted by Fiona Douglas-C... on 2019-12-05 16:40

I went to a fascinating event recently, hosted by SFU Public Square & SFU Alumni. It was called Rethinking Philanthropy, and the event description asked some intriguing questions, including: “Is it time for a new model of philanthropy to meet our rapidly changing world with its increasingly complex problems?”The topic of social justice philanthropy was discussed, which is in part the concept of addressing society’s problems systemically and collaboratively as opposed to adding to the “band-aid” solutions downstream. more

Posted by Adrienne Gornall on 2019-09-04 13:12

For our upcoming conference, Heart-Mind 2019: The Art + Science of Calm, we are thrilled to share that event moderator Maria LeRose will host a Digital Detox Panel with developmental psychologist, digital researcher, and UBC professor Dr. Jennifer Shapka. Before the conference we will challenge four people with diverse backgrounds and digital lifestyles to abstain from social media for two weeks and to journal  about their experiences. During the panel, they will share their stories with conference participants with Maria moderating the discussion, and Dr. Shapka offering her scientific perspective.  more

Posted by Gemma Holland on 2019-05-28 21:30

Join us for Heart-Mind 2019: The Art & Science of Calm!Tickets for this one day conference are $239 (plus tax and fees; includes breakfast and lunch). To buy tickets and to find out more information about the conference and our wonderful speakers click here.   more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-02-14 14:20

We are very excited to welcome Catherine Bell at Heart-Mind 2018. Catherine will be part of a special panel moderated by Maria LeRose on well-being at work. Before we get to see her in Langley on February 23, Catherine shares a few thoughts on what it means to awakening well-being in organisations. more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-02-08 07:29

Making well-being a priority can be a challenge for educators, yet it is critical and makes a positive difference in the well-being and happiness of children and youth. Chris Wejr, the principal of James Hill Elementary School in Langley, shares his journey of finding well-being at work and at home. more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-01-05 11:58

We are excited to welcome Dr. Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D. to our upcoming Heart-Mind 2018 conference. Dr. Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education, with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-11-07 12:55

Heart-Mind 2016: Cultivating Resilience took place October 21-22 at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts in Surrey, British Columbia. As a conference dedicated to helping the adults who teach and care for children, this year was focussed on one of the key positive human qualities that promotes Heart-Mind well-being: resilience. Over the two days, over 650 attendees from all over the BC and from as far away as Brazil and the Netherlands - the largest audience to ever attend a Heart-Mind conference - participated in keynote presentations, workshops, musical performances, Connect and Reflect breaks, and mindfulness activities. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-19 11:34

Eli Puterman is a health psychologist and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Kinesiology. He has advanced an innovative model of resiliency that suggests that physical activity and other healthy behaviours can mitigate the negative biological impacts of life course adversities. He has published extensively on how stress can affect us and the benefits of living an active life — and demonstrates how this can help us to be more resilient.What first inspired you to focus your research on the topic of resilience? more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-07 10:40

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Shelley Moore’s research interests integrate the theory and practice of inclusive education, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. She is particularly interested in how students of all abilities can be included meaningfully while also contributing to the learning of their peers. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-06 00:00

Check out the latest evidence-informed learning resources for parents and teachers at Here are 5 back-to-school resources to help you get into the swing of the new school year. more