Launched in 2018, The Casey Fellows Program for Mental Health and Student Wellbeing brings world-renowned experts in the field of wellbeing to Upper Canada College, and is made possible by the generosity of Matthew Casey ’83.
2023 Casey Fellow Emily Larson
As part of the Upper Canada College Casey Fellows Speaker Series, UCC is proud to present this year’s Casey Fellow Emily Larson, who will speak on mental health and wellbeing. Drawing on her experience running wellbeing trials in over nine countries reaching more than 1 million students and teachers, Emily will discuss what we know about the impact of school-based wellbeing interventions, where the field is going and how to implement and measure holistic approaches to school-based wellbeing approaches.
Event Details and Registration
What: Mental health and wellbeing with Emily Larson
When: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Where: In-person event in Laidlaw Hall (Upper School) with the option of attending virtually
About Emily Larson
Emily Larson is currently a Principal Advisor, head of International Development and Wellbeing at the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) Americas and previously led the School portfolio out of BIT’s London offices. Emily has worked on reducing burnout and increasing wellbeing with physicians, educators and children. Her work has been conducted in the UK, Canada, USA, Africa and Japan. Before joining BIT, Emily was the director of the International Positive Education Network that brought together leaders in the fields of education, policy and psychology to promote teaching evidence-based character and wellbeing in schools. She has worked for over ten years to develop, employ and run large scale trials for educators in Nepal, India, Thailand, the Philippines, the UK, and the USA. Emily brings together interdisciplinary expertise in wellbeing, education, behavioural science and rigorous evaluation to create lasting change.