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Making Meaning: Getting to the Purpose

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The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre (WRC) and the Don Dunstan Foundation (DDF) are delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming WRC Visiting Fellow and DDF Thinker in Residence Oration with Dr. Vic Strecher.

In his Oration “Making Meaning: Getting to the Purpose” Dr Vic Strecher will discuss what meaning and purpose means for individuals and, reflecting on his time in South Australia, how a shared sense of meaning and purpose can support South Australia’s growing purpose economy.

Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH is a Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. As a teacher and researcher, Vic has spent much of his time studying the science and psychology of healthy personal change for both individuals and large populations. In 1999, Vic founded Health Media Inc., a ground-breaking health and wellness company that eventually sold to Johnson & Johnson. In 2015 Vic founded JOOL Health (www.joolhealth.com), a digital health solution company that integrates the science of health and well-being.

When Vic Strecher lost his daughter, Julia, to a rare heart disease, his world ended...only it didn't. What did end was his worldview: one based on long-held assumptions and beliefs about life, death, disease, health, risk, and ultimate purpose—subjects on which he had been writing and speaking for years—but whose reality he now questioned.

Vic's experience of being "broken open" (as bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser puts it) set him on a life-transforming journey and his book Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life.

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