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Kate Tilleczek

Kate Tilleczek

Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Education

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Prof. Kate Tilleczek holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Youth, Education & Global Good in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is an educator, founder (in 2009), and director of the the Young Lives Research Laboratory (YLRL), which employs intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to collaborative research with/by and for young people and their communities. The objective is to work with/by/for youth to better understand and record how they navigate challenges arising in contemporary contexts at local/global levels (e.g., the Anthropocence, ecological degradation, digital technology, climate change, challenges to mental wellbeing). Prof. Tilleczek has developed many unique, youth-centred research processes and findings on these topics and put them to use in re-imagining quality education with and for young people and their communities. She is currently developing a Partnership for Youth and Planetary Wellbeing to create further collaborations and spaces for new investigations into emerging social, educational, and digital challenges for youth in the Digital Warming World and COVID pandemic. Working across countries, communities, and cultures with holistic models of wellbeing and ecological systems thinking, Prof. Tilleczek’s collaborative research garners new understanding about the wellbeing of young people and how to re-design quality education and whole-of-society supports with/by them.

Research keywords:

youth; education; wellbeing; planetary health


Planetary Health




Rooted and Rising: Co-Developing Experiential Education for Climate Leadership for Youth and Planetary Health

Global Health Design: The Partnership for Youth and Planetary Wellbeing

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