Community Event of Interest - The Welfare of BC’s Children and Youth:What Research Questions Should We Be Asking?

This event is part of the Year of Research in Education co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Programs and Research (OGPR) along with the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, UBC

The Welfare of BC’s Children and Youth: What Research Questions Should We Be Asking?

Distinguished Speaker:
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
BC’s Representative for Children and Youth

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Robson Square – Theatre C300
800 Robson Street

5:30-6:00 Registration
6:00-6:15 Opening Statements and Introductions
6:15-7:00 Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Speech
7:00-7:20 Questions & Answers
7:20-7:30 Closing Remarks
7:30–8:30 Reception

What can research do to promote the wellbeing of children and youth in British Columbia? Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth, will share her uniquely well-informed perspective on the needs of BC’s vulnerable children and youth. She will discuss issues of children’s rights and welfare, as well as their developmental, psychological,medical and service needs.

Turpel-Lafond is a judge on leave from the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan. She holds a doctorate of law from Harvard Law School and a master’s degree in international law from Cambridge University. In 2007, the Indigenous Bar Association awarded her the distinction of ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel’. As well, Time Magazine named her one of the ‘100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow’ in 1994, and as one of the ‘Top 20 Canadian Leaders for the 21st Century’ in 1999.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.