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SYMPOSIUM   Past event

Building Better Lives & Communities. New insights into social identity, opportunity & happiness

Sept 19, 2013

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

MaRS Collaboration Centre
101 College Street
Toronto

 

 

 

 

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On September 19, 2013, CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being program presented a half-day symposium at the MaRS Collaboration Centre in Toronto. share insights into the power of identity, groups and the pursuit of happiness.


 

The day was organized into three panels: The challenges of group identity, The pitfalls of imperfect decision-making, and The power of positive social experience. CIFAR researchers presented TED-style presentations along these themes after which a prominent member of the community provided an on the ground perspective about the themes presented.

Following the panel discussions, John Helliwell, delivered a fascinating keynote address on happiness and well-being, focusing on the six primary factors that drive life satisfaction.

Speakers

ElizabethLevyPaluck

Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Department of Psychology
Princeton University
NicoleFortin

Nicole M. Fortin
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia
nylabranscombe

Nyla Branscombe
Department of Psychology
University of Kansas
PhilipOreopoulos

Philip Oreopoulos
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
IOG_GeorgeAkerlof

George Akerlof
McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University
EldarShafir

Eldar Shafir
Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
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Katharine Greenaway
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
LaraAknin

Lara B. Aknin
Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University
AlexanderHaslam

Alexander Haslam
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
johnhelliwell

John F. Helliwell
Vancouver School of Economics
University of British Columbia