Faculty of Health showcases child and youth research

Explore child and youth research at a celebration hosted by the Faculty of Health in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation on Tuesday, March 26.

The research celebration will highlight the research of four York professors in the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research, ranging from bullying to the role of perfectionism in mental health and injury prevention to psychosocial development in diverse sports DebraPeplarcontexts. All York students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend the celebration from 2 to 4pm in Scott Library Atrium.

Debra Pepler

“This celebration will showcase the innovative work of York researchers affiliated with the LaMarsh Centre for Child & Youth Research,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “It provides an opportunity for members of the York community to learn more about community-engaged interdisciplinary research that furthers our understanding of health, education, relationships and the development of infants, children, adolescents, emerging adults and families.”

The event will begin with a welcome from the dean, followed by welcome remarks from Haché and presentations from Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology; Alison MacPherson, CIHR Chair in Reproductive and Child Health Services & GordonFlettPolicy; Jessica Fraser-Thomas of Kinesiology & Health Science; and Gordon Flett, Canada Research Chair in Personality & Health.

Gordon Flett

“The Faculty of Health is extremely proud to have some of Canada’s most distinguished researchers present their game changing innovations in child and youth research,” said Faculty of Health Dean Harvey Skinner. “This event is a must-see for everyone interested in child and youth development, from researchers and students to teachers and parents.”

AllisonMcPhersonPepler will discuss bullying and explore how healthy development depends on healthy relationships.

Alison MacPherson

MacPherson will speak about “An Ounce of Prevention: Costs, Successes and Challenges in Injury Prevention.”  She will examine the economic burden of injury in Canada and highlight some of the ongoing successes and challenges in the field of injury prevention.

Fraser-Thomas will present “Sport Builds Character: Exploring Psychosocial Development in Diverse Sport Contexts.” She will discuss ongoing research exploring the processes and mechanisms of development JessicaFraserThomasthrough sport among youth, and across the lifespan.

Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Flett will discuss “The Costs of Perfectionism from the Cradle to the Grave: Implications for Health and Mental Health.”  He will talk about the personal and interpersonal aspects of perfectionism in terms of their links with anxiety, depression and suicide affecting children, adolescents and their parents.

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