Adele Diamond - Nourishing the Body, Spirit and Mind

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:00pm
January 26, 2012 - Presentation followed by Q & A:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

$40  ($30 - student and senior) + applicable fee


About the Event

Following up on the informative and engaging talk from Dr. Dan Siegel about how we can use mindsight to prevent our children from "flipping their lid", the Speakers Series is excited to welcome Dr. Adele Diamond to continue the conversation. Nourishing the Body, Spirit and Mind will explore the practical ways we can help develop executive functions to produce children, and eventually adults, who are well-adjusted, confident and strong. This event is designed for all those who live and work with children.

Dr. Diamond's presentation will be followed by her dialogue with Maria LeRose, award-winning television producer who has moderated panels featuring the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sir Ken Robinson and other luminaries.

About Executive Functions

Attention, self-control, reasoning and other abilities collectively referred to as "executive functions" play a large role in determining a person's success in school and in life.  Adele Diamond is one of the founders of the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and one of the world's leading researchers on the development of these executive functions.
Her recent research finding that classroom-based Executive Functions interventions can lead to better academic outcomes and may reduce the incidence or severity of disorders such as ADHD has ignited major interest in scientific and educational fields. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Diamond makes cutting-edge research in neuroscience understandable and  applicable to those who live and work with children.
About Dr. Adele Diamond

Adele Diamond, Ph.D., is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

Prof. Diamond studies how executive functions can be modified by the environment, modulated by genetics and neurochemistry, become derailed in certain disorders, and can be improved by effective programs and interventions. Her work has helped change medical practice for the treatment of PKU (phenylketonuria) and for the inattentive type of ADHD. 

"The beauty of Adele [is that] she does great basic research but has the companion career of applying it... If there were a Nobel Prize for psychologists, she would be the first I would propose to win it. "

- Dr. Thomas Schilling, Fitchburg State University


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