Staff

Our staff

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Dr. Frederick Grouzet

Director
Centre for Youth and Society

Dr. Frederick Grouzet (he/him) 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
Yasmin Prince

Yasmin Prince

Administrative Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Danache’a (greetings)

Yasmin Prince is Uvic Alumni with a BA in Sociology. She carries experience in child welfare, being off reserve council for FN Chief and Council and facilitating. Her interests are in First Nations Governance, Reconciliation and Economic Development as well as resource sharing and connection for First Nations needs. She is a mother of 2 sons and grateful to be a visitor working on the unceded territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

Mussi (thank you)

Office: UH3, Rm 104
Juno Brill

Juno Brill

Web & Social Media Coordinator
Centre for Youth & Society

Juno (she/her) 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 (she/her) 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 (she/her) 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 (she/her) 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. 

 

Lauren  Harris

Lauren Harris

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Lauren (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate Art History student with a minor in Museum Studies. She is passionate about the use of art to create positive social change, and the preservation of both material and intangible heritage. Her research is always focused on broadening the traditional narrative of history, and making art and education more accessible. She is excited to be able to contribute to the community by working with CFYS. 

 

Myles Maillet

Myles Maillet

Graduate Research Assistant
Social Psychology

Myles (he/him) 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.

Elias Rice

Elias Rice

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Elias is a first-year undergraduate student at UVic, their pronouns are they/them/he/him. They are passionate about writing and making the world a better place. His focus is writing and journalism and is a very proud trans student who wants to help educate people about queer and diverse identities. They hope to use their passions at the centre to make the world a happier and safer place for all youth and families.

Emilio Velazquez

Emilio Velazquez

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Emilio (he/him) is a fourth-year international undergraduate student at UVic. Majoring in psychology with a minor in economics, his interests are centred on exploring and describing human social behaviour. He is passionate about finding ways to apply computerized processes and information in settings related to social sciences. Emilio is excited to get the chance to grow his experience by working with the CFYS and wishes to further develop his career and education within his interests.

Sammi Wong

Sammi Wong

Research Assistant
Centre for Youth & Society

Sammi (she/her) is an undergraduate student at UVic completing a bachelor of arts in Psychology. She is in the final year of her degree and plans to apply to graduate school in the Social Psychology program later this year. Her research interests include; relationship changes through the lifespan, experiences of racism during the Covid-19 pandemic and the intersection of personality and mental health. In addition to the Centre, she works as the lab coordinator of the PEP lab and as a tour guide on campus. She is also passionate about volunteerism and has volunteered at orientation events and various mentorship programs at UVic. When she is not on campus, you can find her spending time at the beach, checking out local farmer's markets or watching the latest true crime documentary on Netflix.