Our faculty

Sibylle Artz

Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Collaborative community-based focused on the prevention of violence in peer-relationships, families, schools and communities and online; gender and violence; violence resilience.

Jessica Ball

Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Dr. Ball’s research interests include (but are not limited to): forced migration, refugee reintegration and resettlement, cultural ecologies of child development, identity documentation and family life in contexts of transnational labour migration, program evaluation, Indigenous early childhood development and early learning, Indigenous fatherhood, child and youth service workforce and policy development, speech and language development, arts-based and other qualitative research methods, and  community-engaged scholarship.

Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱  Claxton

Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Research interests: Indigenous Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Research Methodologies, Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Resurgence, Land-Based Learning, Experiential Learning; Community Engaged Research
Office: HSD B140
Samantha  Corrington

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Office: HSD B132
Sandrina de Finney

Associate Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Research interests: Child welfare, Indigenous customary caregiving and kinship care, 
Participatory, arts-based, land-based, child- youth- and community-led research and practices
Critica feminist, intersectional, anti-colonial, Indigenous frameworks
Alison Gerlach

Graduate Advisor, Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Research Interests: Equity-oriented system, organizational, practice changes in diverse early years and healthcare contexts, Indigenous and non-Indigenous children’s health, health equity, dis/abilities, adverse childhood experiences. Cultural safety and trauma- and violence-informed care. Critical, relational, and intersectional theorizing, mixed methods; community-based and participatory research.
Dr. Helga Hallgrímsdóttir

Acting Director, Professor
School of Child and Youth Care, School of Public Administration
Office: HSD B102b
Nevin Harper

Associate Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Outdoor and adventure-based education and therapy; human-environmental relationships; experiential and environmental education; ecopsychology; youth and emerging adult development; outdoor risky play.

Doris Kakuru

Associate Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
My research interests include: Violence in childhood with a focus on sexual violence in schools; Girlhood and gendered children’s rights; Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights; Children and youth in urban poverty; Social context of education and child labour.
Office: B130
Valerie Kuehne

Professor and Vice-President Academic and Provost
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Intergenerational relationships; child development & human development through the life course; multidisciplinary practice with children and families.

Doug Magnuson

Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
I am a member of teams working with and writing about data from Risky Business--a longitudinal study of street-involved youth, data from sex workers, and data from youth participants in outdoor adventure programs.
Shanne McCaffrey

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Interests include:  Land and Water based learning, teaching, and interconnectedness, Child Welfare, colonialism as a shared experience, environmental nurturing, preservation and activism, and sharing the land with non-human relatives.

Mandeep Kaur Mucina

Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: family violence, gender-based violence, understanding the role of trauma in migration, and exploring second-generation immigrant youth’s stories of resistance, identity, and encounters with racism in the diaspora, all from a feminist anti-racist, anti-colonial lens.

Jennifer H. White

Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Youth suicide prevention; ethics; discourses of professionalism; constructionist methodologies; collaborative research; narrative practices; professional development; praxis; pedagogy

Sarah Wright Cardinal

Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Decolonization Praxis, Indigenous Resurgence, Land-based Education, Wholistic dimensions of Indigenous wellness, Indigenous Child Welfare (historical and current), Intersectionality & identity development, Storied and community engaged research

Jin-Sun Yoon

Teaching Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Research interests: intersectional diversity training, cultural identity development, racialized settler/Indigenous relations.