High school students talk resiliency at fourth annual symposium
The theme for the symposium was “Resiliency: The Courage to Come Back”. Students heard from keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Ungar, who is a family therapist and resilience expert. There were also over 30 hands-on workshops to help educate and empower the students, so that they can bring a change back to their schools.
“Conversations are often the starting point for change, and bringing students together from across several boards who represent hundreds of schools will get a lot conversations started,” said Jane Dewar, Itinerant Resource Teacher – Equity & Inclusion, (SCDSB). “The goal of the conference is for these students to learn about equity and inclusion, share their ideas and bring momentum for change back to their schools.”