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Advisor to the MCC Board


Dr. Shelley Murphy is a Certified Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Teacher, Teacher Educator, researcher, and author. She is a former elementary teacher and current Faculty Member in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/University of Toronto where she developed and teaches courses in the Theory and Practice of Mindfulness in Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing. She has been practicing and teaching mindfulness for over 20 years.

Shelley is a Professional Member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (CMT-P) and the American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA). She has researched and published on the benefits of mindfulness in K-12 and higher education settings and for children and youth undergoing cancer therapies.


Shelley’s writing has also been featured in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Happy Teachers Change the World, The Mindfulness Bell, and The EdCan Network: Mindfulness in K-12 Teaching and Learning. Shelley facilitates a monthly Mindfulness Community of Practice for Educators and offers workshops and training to individuals, schools, and organizations. She is the recipient of A Mindful Society’s 2019 Michele Chaban Spirit of Leadership Award for her work and research in the field; her book on mindfulness for children in classroom settings and beyond, Fostering Mindfulness, was published by Pembroke Publishers. Find more information about Shelley at www.fosteringmindfulness.com



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