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We were pleased and honored to have critically-acclaimed author, Ross Laird, PhD, RCC, speak on skills and strategies to help teenagers deal with the impact of technology on their lives and the challenges that they may face in terms of anxiety, depression and isolation.

His work has explored the interconnected themes of mentorship, trauma, addiction and creativity.

Dr. Laird, a creative writing teacher at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has led seminars with hundreds of organizations and universities across North America on the themes of personal and professional development. He has spoken about mindfulness in education and has also facilitated De-Tech and Reconnect retreats in Great Bear Rainforest. As a teacher, he emphasizes the importance of mindfulness in education.

The following links will provide you with more information about Dr. Laird.