Origins and Funders

The ‘Day in the Life’ project was begun under the umbrella of a research initiative: ‘Interdisciplinary examination of the role of culture on human development: an international project for the development of new methodologies’ based at the Center for Research on Culture and Human Development at St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia (directed by T. Callaghan in 2002). Apart from the important initial role of Tara Callaghan, who provided the environment for the project to begin and flourish in early stages of data collection especially in Canada, Peru and Thailand, we also gratefully acknowledge the work of Nora Didkowsky, formerly the International Youth Programs Coordinator at the Center for Research on Culture and Human Development.

Support for the project has been received from the following sources: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, Human Resource Development Canada, British Council, University of British Columbia, The Open University, University of Exeter and Lancaster University.

Support for the adolescents’ Negotiating Resilience Project was afforded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded to Principal Investigator, M. Ungar and Co-Investigators L. Liebenberg (both of Dalhousie University) and C.A. Cameron of the University of British Columbia.  Again, in this work, N. Didkowsky ably coordinated the work at all sites.

Funding for the Transition to School DITL is provided by a MITACS Accelerate award, the University of New Brunswick’s Retired Faculty Research Fund and by contributions from Douglas College.

Note on ethics

This research adheres to the ethical principles of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and conforms with the requirements of the ethical guidelines of the Canadian Tri-Council agreement between the three major Canadian granting councils. All academic institutions administering Canadian federal funding must subject projects to an Institutional Review Board before funding is released for research with human participants.