Program list & descriptions

Child and Youth Care ( Masters )

The oldest English-speaking child and youth care program, known internationally and nationally for its excellence in teaching, research and publication, opened its doors in 1973 at the University of Victoria.

Entrance requirements

Prerequisite Minimum standing

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application deadlines

Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 31 December 15

Exams and other requirements

  • Employer reference
  • Professional reference
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • For details, please consult the Child and Youth Care website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-7979 HSD B102a
FAX 250-721-7218
Administrative Support & Assistant to the Advisor Shelley Henuset 250-721-7979 HSD
Director Jennifer White 250-721-7986 HSD B102b
Assistant to the Director/Office Mgr. Debbie Robinson 250-472-5745 HSD B102
Academic Administrative Officer Katherine Woodhouse 250-721-7980 HSD B104
Graduate Secretary Sandra Curran 250-472-4857 HSD B140
Graduate Program Assistant Shelley Henuset HSD
Admissions Advisor Kathy Harrison 250-721-7984 HSD B146
Practica Coordinator Miriam Curtis 250-721-6475 HSD B144
Practica Coordinator Michelle Koroll 250-721-6371 HSD B142
Director of Development and Distributed Christine Shelton 250-721-7988 HSD B106
Program Administrative Support Caroline Green 250-721-7979 HSD B102
Program Administrative Support Natalie Kelt 250-721-7979 HSD B102
Graduate Advisor Marie Hoskins 250-721-7982 HSD B114

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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