Connecting Minds 2018Vancouver BC - May 18 & 19


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Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 19 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Richmond Campus (8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, BC)
    • 131

    Connecting Minds 2018 will showcase some of the best undergraduate psychology research in North America. Join us for a day of student talks and poster presentations celebrating research in all areas of psychology. Receive valuable information regarding graduate studies and opportunities at our Graduate School Panel, hosted by top research universities across British Columbia.

    This year, Connecting Minds will bring as our keynote speaker the internationally renowned Dr. Adele Diamond.

    Adele Diamond, PhD, FRSC is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her discoveries have impacted education worldwide and improved treatment throughout the world for two medical disorders (PKU and ADHD).  She’s been named one of the “2000 Outstanding Women of the 20th Century” and been recognized as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists in the world today. 

    Her specialty is ‘executive functions’ (EFs), which depend on the brain’s prefrontal cortex.  EFs enable us to resist temptations or automatic impulsive reactions, stay focused, mentally play with ideas, reason, problem-solve, flexibly adjust to changed demands or priorities, and see things from new and different perspectives.

    She has shown that EFs can be improved even in very young children. She offers a markedly different perspective from mainstream education in hypothesizing that focusing exclusively on training cognitive skills is less efficient, and ultimately less successful, than also addressing youths’ emotional, social, and physical needs. Lately she has turned her attention to the roles of traditional activities, such as music and dance, in improving EFs and mental health.  

    Dr. Diamond's keynote address for CM2018 is entitled "Insights from psychology and neuroscience to help you succeed in university and on the job market".

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