Summary Lecture of “How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series
Lecture Abstract: Professor Anglin will present some of his own insights into the character of Janusz Korczak and the significance of his life and work for us today, as well as summarize some of the key themes and insights offered by the previous speakers and panels in the series. There will also be time for some comments by attendees on their experience of the lectures and panels, and what they consider to be the important Korczak legacies.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Anglin, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
Panel: Following Prof. Anglin’s presentation, a panel of lecture series attendees representing various disciplines and backgrounds will share their impressions of the series and implications for future advocacy and initiatives in support of the rights of children in British Columbia and beyond.
Registration: For more information and to register, please visit jklectures.educ.ubc.ca. This event is free of charge.
This Centennial Session lecture is the last of six in the “How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series which is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today. The goal of the lecture series is to foster conversations among academics, professionals and child advocates from diverse fields concerned with the welfare of the child.
All lectures are free of charge and will be held at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd. Registration is required.
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00pm
Keeping our Promise to Children: the Relevance of Korczak’s Legacy for Children Today
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Irwin Elman, Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth of Ontario, President, Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates
- Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:00pm
Janusz Korczak and the Importance of Listening to Children’s Voices in Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Strategies
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 7:00pm
The Evolution, Current Status and Future of the “Best Interests of the Child” Principle in the Protection of Children’s Rights
Keynote Speaker: Ann Cools, Senator for Toronto Centre-York
- Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00pm
The Human Rights of Aboriginal Children
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond , BC Representative for Children and Youth, and Dr. Michael DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University
- Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00pm
Janusz Korczak’s Enduring Legacy: Social Paediatrics in Canada and Vancouver
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gilles Julien, Social paediatrician, president and founder of the Fondation du Dr Julien, Mrs. Hélène Sioui Trudel, Mediator, Health and Law Alliance, and Dr. Christine Loock, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia and Social Paediatrics RICHER Program leader
- Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Anglin, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
Janusz Korczak (1879 – 1942) was born in Poland and was one of the world’s first child rights advocates; he must also be considered one of the greatest. His influence on our contemporary thinking and discourse about childhood and childcare places him in the ranks of such luminaries as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Heinrich Pestalozzi and Maria Montessori and his impact on international child rights policies, laws and practices is unparalleled.
In addition, he was a brilliant doctor and superb writer of books for adults and young people, who during his life and since has inspired millions in his native country, across Europe and around the world.