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: Cultural ecologies of child development, Indigenous children and families, early childhood care and development, father involvement, community-based research partnerships.

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
Samantha  Corrington

BA (UBC), BA-CYC (UVic), MSc (Nova), RCC
School of Child and Youth Care
Office: HSD B132
Sandrina de Finney

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
School of Child and Youth Care
Research interests: Processes of racialization and youth identities, Aboriginal, ethnic minority and immigrant youth, youth participation in practice and research, community development and community-based practice.
Alison Gerlach

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.
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; land- and place-based knowledge and experiences; youth and emerging adult development.

Marie Hoskins

Professor

Research interests: adolescent girls' development/eating disorders, family counselling, identity issues.

Valerie Kuehne

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

Research interests: intergenerational caregiving, child development & human development through the life course, multidisciplinary practice with children and families.

Doug Magnuson

Associate Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: how professionals think about and use data in their practice, qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating and interpreting practice; youth transition conferencing; street-involved youth; child welfare.

Shanne McCaffrey

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: law and human services work, Indigenous psyche in relation to land and territory, Indigenous interests in protected areas.

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

Associate 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-oriented pedagogy.

Sarah Wright Cardinal

Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

Research interests: Indigenous identities, Indigenous youth development, land and spirit-based pedagogies, Indigenous child welfare & the Sixties Scoop, Indigenous storied research and participatory research.​

Jin-Sun Yoon

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