Why focus on youth?

The adolescent years build on the foundations established in childhood and set the course across the lifespan. In focusing on "youth," we are referring not only to a specific developmental period, but also to the childhood experiences that influence youth, as well as the early adult years that are determined by successful adolescent passages.

Investments in adolescents, or conversely the failure to address their needs at this stage of development, can result in lifelong consequences for youth and for our society.


Latest News

On October 16, at 12:30 PM, visiting scholar Dr. Aniva Lawrence of Northland, New Zealand will be presenting her research at a CFYS Brown Bag seminar. Dr. Lawre...
 Chasing Adland: A Graphic Novel Written by Adolescents, for Adolescents, mobilizing research by CFYS Research Fellow, Dr. Deborah Begoray, along with Dr. ...
Attention students! CFYS has two amazing job opportunities through the UVic Work Study Program.

Featured Researcher

Dr. Myer Horowitz is a founding member of the Centre for Youth & Society and Past Chair of the Advisory Board. The Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund reflects his commitment to enriching graduate student training and creating opportunities for learning outside of the university setting and across disciplines. Each year, the Centre awards up to $400 to graduate students affiliated with the Centre.

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