Registration is open! Join us for the first presentation in our Expo Series - February 8th

Registration is now open for the first event in our Winter 2021 Expo series. Please join us via Zoom Monday, February 8th for a morning dedicated to honouring the life and work of HELP’s co-founder, Dr. Clyde Hertzman. Honouring the Legacy of Clyde Hertzman: Reflections and Dialogue on 20 years of HELP’s Monitoring System will bring together friends and colleagues to share how Clyde’s legacy continues to influence child development in Canada. Join us as we reflect on the role Clyde played in creating a framework that links population health to human development, emphasizing the special role of early child development as a determinant of health. This session, a first in a series, will give us an opportunity to connect and contemplate together a better, post-COVID world.

Through various research insights and a unique and special dialogue session, Dr. Martin Guhn, Interim Director and Assistant Professor, HELP, SPPH, UBC, Dr. Magdalena Janus, Professor, SPPH, UBC and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University, and Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, SPPH, UBC and Founder, Generation Squeeze, along with special guests Diana Elliott, Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development Programs of B.C., and Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will explore new research and revisit Clyde’s vision for a world where all children and families are thriving and explore how we can get there in these challenging times. 

Monday, February 8, 2021
9:30 - 12:30 pm

Please register HERE to receive the link.

AGENDA

9:30am  Open and Welcome
Musqueam Elder and Matriarch, Doris Fox
HELP’s Aboriginal Steering Committee Elder, Reanna Erasmus
Joanne Schroeder, Director, External Partnerships (Interim)

10:00am  Reflections
Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Diana Elliott, Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development Programs of B.C.

10:20am  Promise and coming of age: Lessons for the future of the EDI data
Dr. Magdalena Janus, Professor, SPPH, UBC and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University

10:47am  Key Signposts in EDI Vulnerability: What are the differences that make a difference at a provincial level?
Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, SPPH, UBC and Founder, Generation Squeeze

11:14am  What we know from new insights from HELP's Monitoring System
Dr. Martin Guhn, Interim Director and Assistant Professor, HELP, SPPH, UBC

11:40 – 12:25  HELP in Dialogue: How ambitious do we think we can be in reducing early childhood vulnerability?
Led by Paul Kershaw and including Diana Elliott, Martin Guhn, Magdalena Janus, and Joanne Schroeder.

12:30pm  Closing and Thank You
Paul Kershaw and Joanne Schroeder

We are pleased to share that this event will be live captioned. The session will also be recorded and posted to the HELP YouTube channel as soon as possible following the event.

HELP’s Expo events are very popular. Please register early to ensure your spot. Please don’t hesitate to contact Amy Mullis – amy.mullis@ubc.ca – if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on February 8th.

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About HELP’s 2021 Virtual Expo Series
HELP’s 2021 Expo series will run from February to May 2021. Sessions are connected within this year’s theme - Challenges and Change: Exploring ‘What is’ and ‘What could be’ for BC’s Children and Families - and will include research presentations, workshops and community dialogues. We will also be bringing back our popular Coffee Talks series. More information about these events will be available soon. Please watch HELP's blog, social media and your inbox for updates.