"What does it mean to flourish in the academy?":

Provoking Curriculum Conference 2017, IHDW Panel: With a Flourish!

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"What does it mean to flourish in the academy?":

Provoking Curriculum Conference 2017, IHDW Panel: With a Flourish!

Learn more

"What does it mean to flourish in the academy?":

Provoking Curriculum Conference 2017, IHDW Panel: With a Flourish!

Learn more

Mental Health and Well-Being

"Mental health and many common mental disorders are shaped to a great extent by the social, economic, physical and cultural environments in which people live." 

     -The Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-Being

Networks for Change and Well-being

The Institute partners with over 20 international stakeholders for the current research initiative "Girl-led 'From the Ground Up' Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence".

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McGill Youth Study Team (MYST)

Through our participation in MYST, the Institute seeks to improve school success for all children and adolescents.

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Picturing Research

The images in this exhibition were produced by second-year PhD students in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University, who all captured images and created captions in response to the prompt "what is research?"

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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:

  • Suffer from 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.