Staff

Our staff

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Director
Centre for Youth and Society

Dr. Frederick Grouzet is an 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
Cassidy Crowe

Cassidy Crowe

Administrative Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Cassidy is a graduate of UVic, having completed her BA in Sociology in the spring of 2019. Cassidy moved to Victoria from the Fraser Valley for her studies. Following the completion of her studies, she has worked in immigration law and political administration, as well as past volunteer work with AVI Health Services and BC Cancer Agency. Cassidy is interested in youth involvement in social movements and looks forward to connecting with the broader CFYS community.

Office: UH3, Rm 104
Juno Brill

Juno Brill

Web & Social Media Coordinator
Centre for Youth & Society

Juno is an undergraduate student at UVic completing an honours degree in Psychology. She is interested in child development, child and youth mental health, and various factors affecting the development and use of language. Her honours research focuses on the development of storytelling abilities in preschool-aged children in relation to linguistic and cognitive abilities. She is passionate about promoting literacy and language skills among children and youth. 

Our research assistants

Paige Arden

Paige Arden

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Paige is an undergraduate student studying History and Hispanic Studies. Her interests include Latin American literature, abstract painting, and trivia. She is passionate about increasing accessibility and youth engagement within the non-profit community.

 

Jessica Detta

Jessica Detta

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Jessica is a third-year undergraduate psychology student. She has a strong interest in social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical counselling. Jessica is passionate about helping at-risk youth and the homeless population while addressing addiction and mental health and aims to pursue this area of work in her further education and career.

 

Hayley Ellis

Hayley Ellis

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Hayley is a second-year undergraduate Psychology student. She has a strong interest in the cultural diversity of psychology outside of traditional western applications. She hopes to focus her future work on the health and well-being of at-risk populations of youth, which is what drew her to the CFYS. As a Kwakwakaʼwakw person, she also aims to centre decolonization in helping professions to create more culturally appropriate care for indigenous people. 

 

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.