Staff

Our staff

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Director
Centre for Youth and Society

Dr. Frederick Grouzet is a Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for Youth and Society. His research focuses on values and aspirations (as the core of self-identity), self-regulation, and well-being.  Using advanced quantitative methods, he examined the effect of natural and social contexts (e.g., education, family), personal growth experiences (e.g., experiential learning activities, significant life transitions, life traumas), and self-reflective processes (e.g., mindfulness, nostalgia) on the development of goals, values and self-identity. He also investigates the relationships between values and personal well-being (e.g., happiness, optimal functioning), social well-being (e.g., positive leadership, social justice, intergroup attitudes) and ecological well-being (i.e., ecological behaviours). His research on self-regulation is applied to various health behaviours (e.g., eating, sleeping, alcohol consumption) and everyday use of technology (e.g., cellphone, internet, social media). Dr. Grouzet is co-editor of Self-Regulation and Autonomy (2013) published by Cambridge University Press, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences.

Office: UH3 Rm 103c
Michelle deLisser

Michelle deLisser

Administrative Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society
Michelle is a graduate of UVic, having completed her BA in Political Science in the spring of 2009.  Michelle grew up in the Northern community of Kitimat, B.C., and in 2010 she returned to Kitimat to run in the City Council Fall by-election.  She has a variety of work and volunteer experience, spanning from volunteering in local economic development groups, to working for mining and environmental companies.  Michelle is interested in youth involvement in local community issues, and looks forward to connecting with students and members of CFYS.
Office: UH3, Rm 104

Our research assistants

Myles Maillet

Myles Maillet

Graduate Research Assistant
Social Psychology

Myles is a Ph.D. student in the Social Psychology program. His research is on the self-regulation of various health behaviours (e.g., healthy eating, alcohol consumption). Much of Myles' research has focused on mindfulness, motivation, and health behaviours in youth. He is especially interested in statistics and research design, and is excited to be conducting research with the CFYS.

Jen Poole

Jen Poole

Graduate Research Assistant
Education

Jen Poole is a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology. Her research will involve looking at the Beginning Teachers Study data collected on preservice teachers' efficacy at the end of their preservice programs, and identifying the characteristics of the preservice programs that lead to a stronger sense of teacher efficacy. Jen began her career as a classroom teacher in 2001, and has since worked in various capacities supporting student success. She is pleased to join CFYS and the BTS team as a Research Assistant working on the Knowledge Mobilization aspect of the project.

Joelle Taknint

Joelle Taknint

Graduate Research Assistant
Clinical Psychology

Joelle is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology (Lifespan Development Specialization). Her research investigates discrimination, identity, and well being among immigrant individuals at various developmental stages. Joelle is pleased to be working with CFYS as part of the program evaluation team for the Pathways to Healing Project.

Jessica Tegart

Jessica Tegart

Research Assistant
Jessica is a recent graduate of UVic, having completed her BA Honours in Psychology in spring 2017. She has a variety of experiences spanning from living and working abroad in South America to campus leadership to community volunteering in mental health and substance use. Jessica’s focus in youth well-being stems from a rural upbringing and a desire to see young people access support, opportunities, and find their success.
Office: UH3, Rm 104
Madeleine Wong

Madeleine Wong

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Madeleine is a fourth-year undergraduate student in Psychology. Since she was a child, her favorite thing has always been reading; not just any books but particularly stories about different cultures. As an immigrant herself, Madeleine has been fascinated by the concept of acculturation and family adjustment among young people. Throughout her high school years, she further developed her existing interest in culture by volunteering in various youth programs at a local immigrant and refugee center. Madeleine is passionate about promoting a sense of belonging in Canada newcomers and continues to look for new and exciting ideas to engage youth in the community.