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Kate C. Tilleczek

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Young Lives, Education and Global Good, York University, Canada

Dr Tilleczek has been examining the lives and time of youth for three decades. She is the Social Science and Humanities Research Council funded Canada Research Chair (Young Lives, Education and Global Good) and Full Professor in the Faculty of Education and Director (and founder) of the Young Lives Research Laboratory at York University in Toronto.

Dr Tilleczek works with an interdisciplinary and international team on 4 clusters of research designed to better understand young lives: 1) the impacts of the Digital Age and Anthropocence over time and place; 2) youth wellbeing; 3) re-imagining education; and 4) emerging theory and methodology.


  • 2009–present
    Scientific Director, Young Lives Research Laboratory (CANADA)
  • 2016–present
    Editor in Chief, Youth: A Global Archive by Bloomsbury Publishing
  • 2018–present
    Professor, York University
  • 2009–2018
    Professor, University of Prince Edward Island
  • 2012–2018
    Co-Director, Wekimun School Project (CHILE)
  • 2005–2016
    Senior Adjunct Scientists, Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2003–2009
    Associate Professor, Laurentian University


Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; Visiting Fellow Oxford University