• Events
    20 Years of Data: EDI Wave 8 (BC Summary)

    Join Dr. Mariana Brussoni and other HELP faculty and staff on December 8 to reflect on what Early Development Instrument (EDI) data are revealing about the state of child development in BC. This virtual webinar will accompany the release of the BC Provincial Summary of Wave 8 EDI data and provide an overview of highlights from this summary report, as well as offer some broader context and observations about possible factors that may be contributing to EDI data trends in the province.

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    Designing Healthy Outdoor Play Environments for and with Children

    This Ideas in Progress event on March 16 presented by HELP will feature a presentation by Dr. Janet Loebach, providing an overview of why and how we should be designing outdoor play environments to support children’s healthy development.

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    National Child Day is November 20

    National Child Day is celebrated on November 20, marking Canada’s commitment to upholding the rights of children, along with two major events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Be sure to mark your … Continued

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    Introducing HELP Connect: a new monthly newsletter

    The Human Early Learning Partnership is excited to announce the launch of the brand new monthly e-newsletter, HELP Connect! Read the inaugural issue here. If you are not yet a subscriber, sign up now and stay up to date on all of the latest news, events, and research from HELP!

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    CHEQ is officially live – access the survey now!

    The Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ) is completed by parents and caregivers of kindergarten children and aims to increase our knowledge of children’s early experiences and environments prior to kindergarten that play a critical role in shaping their healthy development.  If you are a parent, caregiver, administrator or educator looking for access to the CHEQ survey, … Continued

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    HELP seeks a new Leadership Chair in Child Development for Sunny Hill BC

    HELP, The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Sunny Hill Health Centre are calling for applications for a successful candidate eligible to be nominated for the approved Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics, and appointed a faculty position at the rank of Professor with tenure. This … Continued

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    New funding awarded to Pan-Canadian research collaborative to explore the connection between early childhood outcomes and recent investments in poverty-reduction and early learning

    Researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University, in partnership with researchers from UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), and the University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan and Mount Saint Vincent University, have been awarded an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), to investigate the effects of … Continued

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    How is the pandemic impacting children, families and educators in BC? New data help explore the emerging story

    As yet another school year draws to an end, HELP is considering what we are learning through ongoing research into the impacts of the pandemic on children, parents and teachers. The disruption of regular routines and support systems has affected children and youth, along with parents and educators across the province’s K-12 education system.

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    HELP faculty and affiliates share insights and recommendations for better learning environments, access to mental health care

    As we continue to learn more about the impacts of the pandemic — along with the effects of other persistent socio-economic stressors — understanding and addressing the increasing mental health issues facing young populations requires innovation in research, policy and practice.

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    Bannock & Banter discussions at HELP work towards creating positive change for Indigenous children, families and communities

    Bannock & Banter is a recurring virtual kitchen table-style discussion that offers time and space for HELPers (the faculty and staff at HELP) to chat. Bannock & Banter is “a HELP-wide collective effort to come together in the spirit of exploration and openness to Indigenous learnings,” says Kinwa Bluesky, who leads the discussions with support from members of the Aboriginal Steering Committee.