Stereotypical views on young adults’ lack of empathy spurs study on youth

Rebeccah Nelems, a scholar of Sociology and Cultural, Social and Political Thought at the University of Victoria, is about to study just that: how youth today experience empathy.

Recently awarded a Pierre Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for her work, she hopes her research will help improve empathy-based curriculum and bring the voices of young people to educators. “

We’ve decided empathy is really important,” she says of the explosion of interest around empathy and its effects.

Acting out of self-interest is seen as such a rational way to act in our society. But look where that has gotten us and the planet? Rebeccah Nelems