U of M Education Conference Examines Living Well

By David Klassen

An all-day conference today at the University of Manitoba will highlight the role education plays in living well in each aspect of life and how people can sustain that well-being for future generations.

“Educating for Sustainable Well-Being: Concepts, Issues, Perspectives, and Practices” is being hosted by the U of M’s Education for Sustainable Well-Being Research Group (ESWBRG).

“The conference invites us to think about well-being as a holistic concept,” said event organizer Thomas Falkenberg. “We are asking: ‘What does it mean to live well while being responsive to the well-being of future generations and what does education have to contribute to it?’”

Michael Hart, Faculty of Social Work and Canada Research chair in Indigenous Knowledge, will deliver the keynote.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty of Education.