Centre for Youth & Society

Featured research fellow

Featured research fellow Dr. Viviene Temple

Dr. Viviene Temple is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education. Her research focuses on physical activity among children and adults with varying disabilities and the development of motor skills. Since 2017, Dr. Temple has partnered with the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA) to examine the health benefits of therapeutic riding in children.

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Flourishing Children & Youth Program Fair

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Youth & Society, the program fair will showcase the community- and school-based programs and initiatives created to support children and youth. 

Program Fair
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
Meet our research fellows

Meet our research fellows

CFYS research fellows represent a wide range of UVic departments, primarily in the faculties of Education, Human and Social Development, and Social Sciences. 

Meet our research fellows
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.

CFYS response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Centre for Youth and Society has created a resource hub to centralize a list of community resources that have been created by different organizations, tips on maintaining physical health and well-being for children, youth and families, resources for online education, and positive stories.

Visit the CFYS Community Resource Hub.

More resources: wellbeing.gov.bc.ca.

Featured research fellow: Dr. Viviene Temple

Dr. Viviene Temple is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education. Her research focuses on physical activity among children and adults with varying disabilities and the development of motor skills. Since 2017, Dr. Temple has partnered with the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA) to examine the health benefits of therapeutic riding in children.

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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