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Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being: The Quest for Well-Being – A Collective Responsibility
Media Advisory
11/9/2017
Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being: The Quest for Well-Being – A Collective Responsibility
York Region District School Board’s annual Quest Conference aims to bring to together speakers and participants from around the world to improve student achievement and well-being. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Quest for Well-Being – A Collective Responsibility.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Carol Campbell, Associate Professor, Leadership and Educational Change, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Annie Kidder, Founder and Executive Director, People for Education
  • Dr. Michael Ungar, Founder and Director, Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University
  • Stephanie Fearon, Educator and Learning Coach, Toronto District School Board
  • Patrick Case, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Equity Officer, Education Equity Secretariat, Ministry of Education
  • Margaret Trudeau, Celebrated Canadian Mental Health Advocate
 
For a full list of speakers, please visit the Quest website.

Where:

When:

Wednesday, November 15 – Friday, November 17, 2017
  •  Dr. Jean Clinton Keynote Address – Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Student Voice Talks – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Stephanie Fearon Keynote Address – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Student Voice Talks – Thursday, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Margaret Trudeau Keynote Address – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Dr. Michael Ungar Keynote Address – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Annie Kidder and Patrick Case Keynote Address – Friday, 12:45 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.  
Full program available on the Quest website.
 

Why:

To provide all members of the educational community with an opportunity to come together to discuss contemporary educational issues related to mental health and well-being.
 

Who:

Participants from across Canada; delegates from the Netherlands, Qatar and the United States; educational leaders Carol Campbell, Dr. Michael Ungar, Dr. Jean Clinton, Stephanie Fearon, Patrick Case; keynote speakers including Margaret Trudeau and Annie Kidder; author and student activist Hannah Alper; Metis Senator Bill Morrison; Inuit Elder Piita Irniq; First Nation Elder Laureen Blu Waters; Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter; York Region District School Board staff, students and trustees.
 

For more information contact:

Licinio Miguelo
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
905-727-0022 Ext. 2340
Licinio.miguelo@yrdsb.ca
Christina Choo-Hum
Manager, Corporate Communications
905-727-0022 Ext. 2527
Christina.choo-hum@yrdsb.ca

 

 
 
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