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Alumni Events 2009

Homecoming 2009: Applied Human Development and Well-Being Lecture

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Lisa Nelson (PhD Student), Assoc. Dean Elizabeth Wood, Dr. Nancy Heath and Dr. Catherine Sabiston.

On October 16, 2009 the Faculty of Education hosted an exciting homecoming lecture on Applied Human Development and Well-being.

Associate Dean ACademic Elizabeth Wood introduced two of our most distinguished leaders in this field: Dr. Catherine Sabiston, Department of Kinesiology Physical Education (physical activity among breast cancer survivors) and Dr. Nancy Heath, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (self-injury among youth). Alumni, students and Faculty members took this opportunity to learn about these important issues and about how research in our Faculty is positively impacting our community.

More about the Speakers:

Dr. Catherine Sabiston is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University. Her expertise is in exercise and health psychology, and her research is broadly focused on psychosocial determinants of physical activity behaviour. Currently, Dr. Sabiston is studying how emotions (such as guilt, shame, and pride) influence physical activity and diet among adolescents, and how physical activity helps women adapt to lifestyle challenges after being treated for breast cancer.

Nancy L. Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She is also a professor in the Human Development and School/Applied Child Psychology programs. Dr. Heath’s research program explores resilience and adaptive functioning in youth at-risk. Her most recent work focuses on non-suicidal self-injury in the schools. She is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS).

See more photos of Alumni from the Breakfast Lecture and Class Reunions