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Dr. Mandich is passionate about research. She is the founder of The International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research and is a part of the Meant2Prevent research team at SickKids. She appears regularly in the media on shows such as The Social, Marilyn Denis, Breakfast Television, The Morning Show, and CBC; is a graduate Student Innovation Scholar Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business Pierre L.
Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and World Discoveries; the co-lead investigator of The Canadian Happiness At Work Study; and has given two TEDx talks: “The Surprising Truth About Happiness” at TEDx Yorkville, and “The Two Things You Need To Know To Be Happier Today” at TEDx Windsor.
Happiness is an essential ingredient in a life well-lived. In addition to making us feel good, studies have found that happiness can improve health, well-being, and longevity. Happiness is not a one-size-fits-all formula, and Dr. Mandich will share simple, key practices in a fun, innovative way. Participants will leave with the knowledge, confidence, and tools to effectively make the rest of their life the best of their life.
As co-lead investigator of the 2020 Canadian Happiness At Work-Study, Dr. Mandich knows the current workplace landscape and how it affects both mental and physical health, productivity, performance, and the bottom line. Research shows that developing happiness is a significant factor in success and thriving at work and home and that these capabilities can be learned. In fact, increasing happiness and fulfillment may be one of the most productive things people can do to thrive both personally and professionally.
It’s often said that happiness is a choice, but especially during difficult or stressful times it can be much easier said than done; yet, research suggests that challenging times can actually increase happiness. Studies on earthquakes, tsunamis, economic crises, and on people handling the front lines of human suffering and trauma have led to some surprising insights about happiness in the wake of what might otherwise seem to be indubitable catastrophes. Using cutting-edge science and her own research findings, Dr. Gillian Mandich will share what you need to know to pandemic-proof your mindset and repair the mental damage caused by difficult times. You will learn evidence-based tools and proven strategies to curb fear and anxiety, build resilience, and cultivate happiness.