Husky Health & Well-Being

February 21, 2022

15 Seconds: Megan Kennedy Explains The Resilience Lab

2/10/2022 – In partnership with UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs

What is resilience? What is mindfulness? What does the UW Resilience Lab do, exactly?  

Founded in 2015, the Resilience Lab was intended as a support for undergraduates at the University of Washington, helping students understand and cope with life stressors and failures. Since then, our scope, mission, and programming has broadened and shifted, inviting more communities into a growing culture of care here at the University of Washington, as well as implementing a systems perspective that paints resilience as a community process. 

Our director, Megan Kennedy, accepted a challenge to answer questions about the Resilience Lab in 15 seconds or less. Was she successful? Watch the video below and find out! 



Want to learn more about what the Resilience Lab is up to? Check out our upcoming events: 

Diversity Leadership Conference

February 25, 2022 
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center & Alder Hall 

Resilience Lab Seed Grant Coordinator Chloe Jiang and Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator Tatiana Brown will be leading an application workshop for the Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant Program, a joint effort with the Campus Sustainability Fund to support student changemakers on campus with funding and resources. This presentation will lead interested applicants through the grant process and guidelines for crafting a successful proposal, as well as detailing the support offered to seed grant recipients as they build the beginning stages of their projects.  

The Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant workshop will be 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
To register for the Diversity Leadership Conference, click here.  

Resistance Through Resilience: Bonnie Duran, Dr.PH 

March 15, 2022 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Join public health researcher and Buddhist mindfulness teacher Dr. Bonnie Duran as she discusses the important community health implications of contemplative practice. With grounding in trauma-informed and systemic perspectives, this talk will explore the avenues for public health practice that empower and reinforce resilient communities.   

This talk is the second installment of three in the Resistance Through Resilience speaker series, presented in partnership by The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity and The Resilience Lab.   

Learn more about the Resistance Through Resilience series on our website 
Register for the livestream at 

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