Centre for Youth & Society

Memorial Page for Dr. Myer Horowitz

In Memory of Dr. Myer Horowitz

In Memory of Dr. Myer Horowitz
Unquiet Minds book advertisement

UNQUIET MINDS: Youth Anthology of Art and Poetry

Unquiet Minds is a youth-centered arts programming intiiative that uses creativity to foster mental health awareness and discussions. The project's first anthology book, UNQUIET MINDS: Youth Anthology of Art and Poetry, is now available for purchase.

UNQUIET MINDS
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20th Anniversary of CFYS

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official establishment of the Centre for Youth and Society.

 

20th Anniversary of CFYS
Featured research fellow

Featured research fellow Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater

Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, having recently retired from teaching. As the Centre for Youth & Society's founding Director, Dr. Leadbeater's career at the University of Victoria is heavily intertwined with the Centre's legacy. She continues to engage with CFYS as a Research Fellow to this day.

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A group of young people standing outside a white news van with the CHEK News logo on the side. They are smiling at the camera.

Traffic Safety Public Service Announcements

Informed by research from the On the Road project (PI: Frederick Grouzet), a series of Public Service Announcements has been created in partnership with the CRD Traffic Safety Commission and CHEK News.

Traffic Safety Public Service Announcements
Research with Indigenous youth and communities

Research with Indigenous youth and communities

CFYS is involved in several research projects with Indigenous youth and communities, including Art of Reconciliation. In partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Art of Reconciliation is an Indigenous art project that allows youth and Elders to work together on an art project on the topic of Reconciliation.

Research with Indigenous youth and communities
Become a research assistant

Become a research assistant

CFYS works with graduate and undergraduate student research assistants from many disciplines. Learn how you can get involved!

Become a research assistant
Partnering with CFYS

Partnering with CFYS

CFYS works in partnership with many local, national, and international organizations. 

Partnering with CFYS

Today's youth

Research that focuses on youth is vital — the United Nations reports that half the world's population is under the age of 25. Youth are key actors in the evolving social, environmental, and technological changes that are shaping the world at an ever-increasing pace. 

At the Centre for Youth & Society (CFYS), we design and conduct interdisciplinary research, promote collaboration with partners, and respond to emerging priorities affecting youth and their families. Our Centre unites researchers, students, and community partners (including youth-led initiatives) toward youth well-being.

The passing of Dr. Myer Horowitz

Dr. Myer Horowitz, Research Fellow and founding member of the Centre for Youth & Society, passed away peacefully on October 24th, 2022, at the age of 89. Dr. Horowitz joined the Centre for Youth & Society in 2002. He was a great supporter of the Centre and will be remembered as a strong advocate for interdisciplinary and community-engaged research, and as an established scholar in early childhood development, education, and policy.

Dr. Horowitz was the first Chair of the Centre for Youth and Society’s Advisory Board. The Centre has two Student Awards after his name for community-based research and conference presentations. The Myer Horowitz Student Awards have helped countless students to pursue community-engaged research.

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Featured research fellow: Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater

Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, having recently retired from teaching. As the Centre for Youth & Society's founding Director, Dr. Leadbeater's career at the University of Victoria is heavily intertwined with the Centre's legacy. She continues to engage with CFYS as a Research Fellow to this day.

Meet our featured research fellows

Featured student: Maeva Gauthier

Maeva Gauthier is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria where she is a part of the Community-Based Research Lab. Maeva's current research is based in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, where she is engaging in a participatory video project, Nuna Tariuq Silalu (which means Land, Sea and Weather), to highlight the issues most salient to the youth in the community. 

Meet our featured students.


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