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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On Friday December 5 from 10:30-11:30, CFYS Research Fellows, Dr. Cecilia Benoit & Dr. Mikael Jansson, will give a presentation at the Royal Jubilee Ho...
CFYS is pleased to congratulate student affiliate, Jeff Crane, winner of the Fall 2014 Myer Horowitz Award!
CFYS Research fellows Deborah Begoray, Joan Wharf Higgins, Anne Marshall and Elizabeth Banister with doctoral student Robin Wilmot developed a critical media li...

Featured Researcher

Catherine Costigan is a research fellow with the Centre for Youth & Society, a clinical psychologist, and a professor at UVic. In an interview, Dr. Costigan discussed some of her research, particularly her Intercultural Family Study. This longitudinal study is investigating how Chinese parents and teenagers deal with the challenges they face after immigrating to Canada. Costigan and her research team have recently begun collecting the second wave of data from a second sample of participants. Photo: Costigan (middle back) and her research team.

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