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MDI Data Trends & Exploring the New Data Dashboard

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time: 3:15 – 4:45PM (PDT) via Zoom

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Eva Oberle, Associate Professor, UBC and HELP Faculty Member
Maram Alkawaja, PhD Student at HELP
Kate Buium, Senior Knowledge Broker at HELP

Event Description

Join Dr. Eva Oberle, scientific lead for the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), and others from the MDI team, as they share highlights from the latest MDI data collection (2022-23 school year) from over 47,000 children in grades 4 through 8 in BC. Hear about children’s well-being over the last 5 years, from before and during the COVID pandemic, and their answers to some new questions on the MDI — including climate concerns and social media use.

This webinar will also introduce the new online, interactive MDI Data Dashboard. The Dashboard builds off the EDI Data Dashboard success, providing access to MDI data maps and trends over the last 5 years at the School District and neighbourhood level.

About the MDI

MDI data represent one of the most comprehensive population-based datasets about children in the middle years and early adolescence over time in Canada, providing information from the perspectives of children on their social and emotional competence, mental and physical health, and well-being, as well the assets in their lives, including connectedness to adults and peers, nutrition and sleep, and use of out of school time.

MDI data supports strengths-based research into the differences that make a difference in the middle years. There’s so much we can learn if we continue listening to children’s voices. We hope you will join us to learn more!

If you were unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the event is now available for your viewing below. A subset of the presentation slides, along with links to resources (see last slides) shared during the webinar, are also available.

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