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 Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30-9:00, The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Education is pleased to host Dan Habib, Project Director and filmmaker at the ...
CFYS is delighted to congratulate the two Spring 2015 Myer Horowitz Award winners, Fanie Collardeau from the Psychology department, and Alexis Brown of the...
On March 25, 2015 from 12:30pm-1:30pm, CFYS will host an information session for students interested in learning more about our new Youth & Family Community...

Featured Researcher

James Nahachewsky, an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria in Curriculum and Instruction at the Faculty of Education, is interested in how educators can engage students in learning today. A CFYS Research Fellow, Dr. Nahachewsky is interested in the transformative nature of literacy and is researching how evolving technologies contribute to this process.

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