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November 15, 2018

Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre UBC
6163 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
8:30am to 4:00pm

Formed in early 2018 and still very much in its formational stages, the main aim of the Cluster is to fuse neuroscience and child learning research into one novel discipline: educational neuroscience and healthy child development. We are bringing together researchers from previously independent disciplines (i.e., neuroscience, psychology, education) to have a widespread impact on children, educators, families, and researchers, ultimately improving the educational experiences of children in BC and beyond.  The Cluster is led by Drs. Lara Boyd, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Rachel Weber. Initial members of the Cluster include representation from at least four UBC faculties and also from international research institutes.

This special event offered by the Educational Neuroscience and Healthy Child Development Research Cluster – hosted at the Jack Poole Hall in UBC on November 15, 2018 – is designed to bring together scholars, educators, students, and practitioners from across several disciplines.  We will hear about the latest science and practice in the new field of Educational Neuroscience.  Participants will be encouraged to share and connect throughout the day to inspire new directions in research and practice.  We will also look for future opportunities to work collaboratively toward groundbreaking discoveries that will ultimately lead to more effective approaches for promoting healthy child development.

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The forum features a lineup of remarkable speakers:

  • Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Founder and Director of the Centre for Healthy Minds
  • Lara Boyd, Director, Brain Behaviour Laboratory; Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Neurobiology of Motor Learning; CIHR Delegate & Health Research Advisor to the VP Research
  • Kimberly Schonert- Reichl, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership; Professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education in the Faculty of Education, UBC
  • Lori Desautels, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research; Professor of Human Development and Psychology in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development
  • Rachel Weber, Instructor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education in the Faculty of Education, UBC; Director of Training, BC School and Applied Child Psychology Internship; Director, PRTC Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic
  • Claudia Krebs, Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Adele Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; Professor & Head Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine UBC; Fellow Royal Society of Canada
  • The Educational Neuroscinece and Healthy Child Development Cluster Educators-In-Residence:
    • Marna Macmillan, Learning Services Coordinator in the area of Social and Emotional Learning, Coquitlam School District
    • Tim McGeer, Principal, University Hill Secondary School, Vancouver School District
    • Carolyn Roberts, Principal, Xwemeich'stn School, (Capilano Littlest Ones School) on the Squamish Nation Reserve in North Vancouver
  • Student Research Presenters:
    • Jenna Whitehead Arruda, Ph.D Student, Lab & Research Coordinator, KSR Social Emotional Learning Lab, Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education, UBC
    • Ronan Denyer, Ph.D Student, Brain Behaviour Lab, UBC
    • Elvina Sageeva, Grade 12 student, University Hill Secondary School
    • Serena Hollman, Grade 12 student, University Hill Secondary School

Hosted by:

Maria LeRose, Moderator, Facilitator, Television Producer and Interviewer

Who should attend?

  • Academic Researchers
  • Educators
  • Teachers in Training
  • Graduate students
  • Pediatricians
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists


We are pleased to partner with UBC’s Interprofessional Continuing Education who is handling our registration needs. Please CLICK HERE to register.