Lifespan Speaker Series – COVID-19 and the Community

Are certain people lying about their COVID-19 symptoms, and how do they feel about that? 

What have children’s experiences been during COVID-19 and how have they been shaped by inequalities and different family forms?

How do individual and demographic differences relate to young adults’ adaptive and maladaptive coping (including rule-breaking) during COVID-19?

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on active Canadians?

This webinar hosted on October 27 explored these questions by discussing different research being conducted across Brock University.

Please note that this webinar does not discuss or recommend specific treatment or public health interventions, nor is it intended to provide individual advice. Brock University is not recommending any specific resource and/or healthcare options that may be discussed. Individuals should consult with their healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions.

We would like to acknowledge the support from Faculty of Applied Health Science and Faculty of Social Sciences, which helped to make this event possible.

Watch the recording of the webinar here:


Laurel Donison, PhD. student under Dr. Rebecca Raby, Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University

To learn more about Laurel click here

Laurel has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Degree, a B.Ed. in primary and Junior Education and a MA in Early Childhood Education, which she received from The University of British Columbia. She is a registered Early Childhood Educator and has experience working with young children in a variety of early years settings for over eight years. Her research is grounded in children’s rights with a focus on children’s voices and more specifically looking at children’s perspectives of outdoor play spaces within early childhood settings. Laurel is currently involved in a research project as a research assistant with Dr. Rebecca Raby that focuses on children’s experiences during Covid-19 through online video calling interviews. Laurel is a second year PhD student in CHYS and her supervisor is Rebecca Raby.

Tim O’Connell, Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University

Alison O’Connor, PhD. student under Dr. Angela Evans, Psychology Department, Brock University

Dr. Rebecca Raby, Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University

Dr. Tony Volk, Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University

This event has ended, but a recording of the webinar is available online

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