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2021 Events

Connie Putterman

October 18, 2021 - Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum, “THE POWER OF COLLABORATION”

The Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Award is designed to support student research teams who will be funded to carry out community-engaged research alongside a LaMarsh Faculty Member and community partner. Teams are meant to foster a situation where both scholars receive mentorship from the faculty member, as well as that the undergraduate scholar received mentorship from the graduate scholar. Dr. Jackman is the founding chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and heads the Jackman Foundation with an interest in child development. As noted by Dr. Jackman, “I just believe that the more we understand about how to raise children, how to educate them, the better off they are going to be. We have to find out how to do it – how the brain develops, how kids grow up, and how to educate them best.”

Teams presented an update of their project at this Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Learning Forum, where the scholars, faculty member and community partner spoke to the impact of collaboration and mentorship. We also heard from a keynote speaker who were recognized for their knowledge mobilization expertise and efforts.

Keynote speaker: Connie Putterman, Family Engagement Co-Developer and Co-Instructor and Co-Lead, Knowledge Translation Program, CHILD-BRIGHT. Presentation title: “Stories from a parent partner: Creating impact through collaboration”.

Team 1: Young Hunters in Arviat: Debra Pepler & Melissa Major, York University, Shirley Tagalik, Arviat Wellness Centre.

Team 2: Lausanne Trialogue Play – Brief: A Family Systems Model to Address Child Mental Health in a Community Mental Health Setting: Heather Prime, Alexandra Markwell, Gillian Shoychet, York University, Diane Philipp, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.

Team 3: Dating and Relating During COVID-19: Sarah Flicker, Leah Coppella, Stephanie Girod, York University, Ceara McIntyre, Planned Parenthood Ottawa.

Team 4: Resilience of Canadian Inuit Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining Coping in Nunavut Communities: Yvonne Bohr, Alaina Thomas, Megis Oskalns, York University, Chelsea Singoorie, Nunabox, Iqaluit.

2018 Events

 Stephen Gaetz
Stephen Gaetz

December, 2018 - Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture

December, 2018 - Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture, "Youth Homelessness".  LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research at York University, together with United Way Greater Toronto co-hosted this event. Keynote speaker: Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness & Professor in the Faculty of Education, York University.  Special guest panelists included community leaders from the non-profit sector and York University.  This unique partnership is part of York University's goals for knowledge mobilization and community engagement and is generously supported by Dr. Eric Jackman through the Jackman Foundation.  The Jackman Foundation has a special interest in human psychology and child development.

2017 Events

Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture: Keynote address

Dr. Eric Jackman Lecture: Keynote address: Dr. Gordon Flett, Director, LaMarsh Child and Youth Research, "Why 'Mattering' matters: The importance of feeling significant, at home, in school, in the community and at work". This lecture was sponsored by York University and United Way Toronto and York Region: This unique partnership is part of York University's goals for knowledge mobilization and community engagement and is generously supported by Dr. Eric Jackman through the Jackman Foundation.  The Jackman Foundation has a special interest in human psychology and child development.

Michael Johnny, Gordon Flett and student
Michael Johnny, Gordon Flett and student
Graduate students, Alison Flett and LaMarsh Leadership award recipient Justeena Zaki-Azat
Graduate students, Alison Flett and LaMarsh Leadership award recipient Justeena Zaki-Azat