The McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) reflects McGill’s commitment to understanding and maximizing human development and well-being and is dedicated to teaching, innovative research, and responding to the needs of societies.
IHDW is committed to encouraging a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development and well-being. It aims to foster the development of networks in the study of human development and well-being and to facilitate informed discussion about public policy. It also aims to encourage community engagement through the various activities originating in the Institute.
The proposed Institute is guided in its mandate by research across three axes, (1) functioning across the life-span; (2) family, community and school, and society; and (3) social policy and planning. The Institute hosts an interdisciplinary team of axes co-directors, and sponsors a Seminar Series, and other events linked to the work of its members, along with symposia and conferences.