Every once in awhile we have heart swelling moments in research. I have had an ocean of these as of late, being part of a team that worked to bring the program WiseGuyz to fruition. I am so prideful of this client, witnessing their well deserved attention and praise for their avant-garde work. Sometimes in this field, the accolades come simply from a spirited hug from a research participant who felt heard; or a funder renewing their investment; or friends and colleagues in the field who say, “wow, you are really on to something important.”
Then there is the accolades that come from strangers, provinces away, hearing about the program and journey from Toronto to learn about the program WiseGuyz, and capturing its nuanced essence. Much gratitude to The Walrus: http://thewalrus.ca/(for their amazing piece on attending to our boys. Pick up the article or watch this video clip: http://globalnews.ca/video/1205348/writer-rachel-giese. Go WiseGuyz Go! Proud of ya’!