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

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond as the acting director of CFYS. She is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studi...
Interested in a research assistant position with CFYS this academic year? Are you workstudy eligible? Here is a link to find out if you are workstudy eligible.
CFYS Research Fellows, Dr. Deborah Begoray, and Dr. Elizabeth Banister, are co-editors of a new book, "Adolescent Health Literacy and Learning". CFYS ...
On Thursday, July 16, the Centre for Youth and Society held a gathering at the UVic First People's House to celebrate the conclusion of our 3-year research proj...

Featured Researcher

This specific purpose fund was created to provide support to graduate students in the Centre for Youth and Society who have overcome adversity and whose research and/or practice contributes to youth well-being through a c0mmunity event, workshop or youth-led project. Applicants must be graduate students or senior undergraduate students and members of the Centre for Youth & Society. $1300 is available for a student to realize their youth-related event or workshop.

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