The State of Children’s Development in BC

Name: The State of Children’s Development in BC

Time & Date: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Downtown, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Description: Join us as Dr. ClydeHertzman speaks to the themes and trends of past EDI waves and shares his insight into where the EDI is going.

Dr. Hertzman is Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), College of Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC; Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development and Professor in School of Population and Public Health at UBC. He serves as Principal Investigator of the Provincial Early Child Development (ECD) Mapping Unit and the Child & Youth Developmental Trajectories Research Unit; and the Population Health and Learning Observatory. HELP has recently been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the Knowledge Hub on Early Child Development, and Dr. Hertzman is Team Leader of the Knowledge Hub and the global Knowledge Network.

Nationally, Dr. Hertzman is a fellow of the Experience-based Brain and Biological Development Programme and the Successful Societies Programs of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR). Dr. Hertzman has played a central role in creating a framework that links population health to human development, emphasizing the special role of early childhood development as a determinant of health. His research has contributed to international, national, provincial, and community initiatives for healthy child development.

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