Professor Nancy Heath, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been invited to take part in the Mind & Life Dialogue with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, to be held October 20-21 in Montreal. Begun in 1987, Mind & Life Dialogues are conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists and scholars, addressing critical issues of modern life at the intersection of scientific and contemplative understanding. In 2017, Mind & Life will present two of these historic Dialogues -the event in Montreal and an August event in Botswana.
The Montreal event is to be centred on the theme "Reimagining Human Flourishing: New Sciences of Mind and Applications in Healthcare and Education". In addition to the private Mind & Life Dialogue, there will be a public address by His Holiness on the education of the heart and the mind, at Montréal’s Bell Centre on the afternoon of October 20, 2017.
Nancy Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology; Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, with the Faculty of Education; and Associate Member of the faculty's Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW). Her DAIR research team (Development and Intrapersonal Resilience) explores within person resilience in young people at-risk. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to mental health and resilience in educational settings, including mindfulness in education. She is an internationally recognized leader in the area of self-injury in educational settings and has worked in collaboration with schools for more than 20 years.
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