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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.

 

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Like many around the globe, our attention at CFYS has been drawn to the refugee crisis – in particular to refugee youth. They make up almost 50% of refugees and...
Applications are now being accepted for our graduate student awards until 4 pm on Monday, October 3, 2016. The Myer Horowitz Award reflects Dr. Horowitz’s commitment to enriching graduate student training and creating opportunities for learning outsi...
Working as part of a team, the Youth Engagement and Refugee Youth Research Assistant will assist with two research projects of CFYS. The first project involves ...
CFYS is hiring a new Centre Research Assistant! Become involved in interdisciplinary research - ideal for a part-time undergraduate with an interest in youth. A...

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Dr. Myer Horowitz, Founding Chair of the Centre for Youth & Society, has been pondering lately what’s changed in the education world since he started his career as an elementary school teacher in 1952. Dr. Horowitz was recently asked to return to the University of Alberta – where he served as President from 1979 to 1989 – to deliver the Keynote Address at the Festival of Teaching 2010. Asked to speak about some of the shifts in the education system he’s witnessed, he says that although a lot has changed, the fundamentals have remained constant. 

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