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About the IHDW

The Institute for Human Development and Well-being (IHDW) is a transdisciplinary unit led by McGill's Faculty of Education. The IHDW draws together researchers from McGill's Departments of Family Medicine, Educational and Counselling Psychology, Integrated Studies in Education, Anthropology, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Psychiatry, the School of Urban Planning, the School of Social Work, and the Faculty of Dentistry. The Institute's work addresses the role that leadership and policy-making can play in human development and well-being for individuals who:

Have physical, psychological and intellectual disabilities


Have experienced emotional, physiological and mental health issues


Belong to traditionally at-risk populations including those with low socioeconomic status, Indigenous peoples, and minorities


Videos and Cellphilms

Participatory Visual Methodology takes video making into the future. Communities empowered through technology learn to make films with their cellphones, and a new genre is born to cellphilms.

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