Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), Youth, Education & Global Good, Director (Founder), Young Lives Research Lab- CANADA
Kate Tilleczek is a Full Professor who holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Youth, Education & Global Good at York University. She is the Director (and founder) of the a virtual research, communication and connection hub developed alongside young people to understand and record how youth navigate challenges in the digital warming world (e.g. the Anthropocence, digital age, climate change, ecological degradation, challenges to mental wellbeing). The team has developed unique, youth-centered participatory processes and findings on these topics and put them to use in re-imagining quality education with and for young people and their communities. She is currently leading the Partnership for Youth and Planetary Wellbeing to research overlapping climate and social crises alongside youth. Working across countries (Canada, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica and Jamaica) with a large team, partners and, communities. She is also leading the SSHRC funded Youth in the Digital Age to continue a 10 year study of the influences on digital technology on the social and educational lives of young people in Canada and beyond.
Faculty & School/Dept
- Faculty of Education -
- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Education -
- International Sociological Association
- Rights for Children and Youth in the Americas Partnership (RCYP)
- Rooted and Rising: Youth Climate Leadership Program