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The Quest for Well-Being – Making Connections, Making Commitments
Media Advisory
11/11/2018
The Quest for Well-Being – Making Connections, Making Commitments
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 – Making Connections, Making Commitments.”
 
Keynote speakers include:
  • Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor, McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Jennifer Moss, Cofounder and CCO, Plasticity Labs
  • Kim Katrin Milan, Cofounder, The People Project
  • Neil Pasricha, Happiness Expert and Author, The Book of Awesome
  • Kevin Lamoureux, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Affairs, University of Winnipeg
 
For a full list of speakers, please visit the Quest website.
 
Where:
 
Wednesday - Thursday
 
600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario
 
Friday
 
 
When:
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018
 
  • Dr. Jean Clinton Keynote Address – Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
  • Student Voice Talks – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Kim Katrin Milan Keynote Address – Wednesday, 1:50 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • Jennifer Moss Keynote Address – Thursday, 9:50 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • Neil Pasricha Keynote Address – Thursday, 1:50 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • Kevin Lamoureux Keynote Address – Thursday, 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
  • Learning By Doing – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.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; educational leaders Carol Campbell, Dr. Jean Clinton; keynote speakers including Kevin Lamoureux, Kim Katrin Milan, Jennifer Moss and Neil Pasricha; Inuit Elder Piita Irniq; First Nation Elder Maria Montejo; York Region District School Board staff, students and trustees.
 
For more information contact:
 
Licinio Miguelo                                                           Christina Choo-Hum
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications             Manager, Corporate Communications
905-727-0022 Ext. 2340                                                905-727-0022 Ext. 2527
Licinio.miguelo@yrdsb.ca                                          Christina.choo-hum@yrdsb.ca
 
 
 
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