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All ISQOLS Members are invited to join any Discussion Group of interest on our forums page on our website: http://www.isqols.org/forums/ All six discussion groups will be primarily facilitated online on the isqols.org website, via the groups online forums.

August Discussion Topic: World's Best Countries for Social Progress. The U.S. Doesn't Crack the Top 10 of the World's Best Countries for Social Progress. Read the article and post your thoughts on our  DISCUSSION GROUP VI: QOL GLOBAL TOPICS FORUM


ISQOLS Monthly Member Highlight

Each month, ISQOLS will highlight one of its outstanding members.

The May 2016 Member Highlight is: Pamela Abbot

Pamela Abbot first began an interest in quality-of-life studies in the 1980's. Click here to read more about her QOL research.

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ISQOLS Oral Histories Spotlight

ISQOLS.org is proud to feature several Oral History videos Of Prominent Quality of Life Researchers. The oral history videos are a great resource for exploring and understanding quality of life among different cultures and through different academic lenses. 

This month's highlighted video is of Ruut Veenhoven

Click here to see a full list of videos on isqols.org.

Congratulations to Jan-Emmanuel de Neve, the recipient of the Ruut Veenhoven Award 2016, granted by the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation. The prize was created in 2014 and carries an award of the equivalent of 2,500 Euro plus a certificate of appreciation. It is intended to award outstanding research in the field of Happiness Studies by a promising researcher; a researcher who has performed exceptional research and is just embarking on a research career (having obtained a doctorate within the last six years). Last year the first Ruut Veenhoven Award was won by Jan-Emmanuel de Neve of the University of Oxford.

The Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organisation (EHERO) invites the submission of research work written in English. The prize will be presented at the Ruut Veenhoven Colloquium in Happiness Studies to be held in Rotterdam on November 22. The winner will be selected by a committee headed by Emeritus Professor Justus Veenman, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Deadline for submission is August 30, 2016. More information about the procedure can be found at: http://www.eur.nl/english/ehero/events/veenhhovenaward2016/


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources

The Planning Committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) announces its 6th Conference “Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice” which will convene in Montreal, Canada on June 28-30, 2017.

You can find out more about the conference and contact the Planning Committee at www.isci2017.org.

Online submission of abstracts will end on September 30th, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact us at isci2017@mcgill.ca.


"Successful strategies for dealing with the challenges in quality of life research"
19-22 October 2016
The Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark


Child Indicators Research. Volume 9 Number 3 is now available online.

Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume 17 Number 4 is now available online.

Quality of Life Research. Volume 25 Number 8 is now available online.