Student affiliates

CFYS Research Assistants at Ideafest, where they presented key findings from Community Research Exchange products.
CFYS Research Assistants at Ideafest, where they presented key findings from Community Research Exchange products.
Name Program of Study Research Interests
Hasne Begum Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, PhD Inequalities between women and men sexuality, control over women sexuality and sexual rights, good practices and gaps in approach and interventions for gender inequality and sexualized violence, issues for gender transformative policy and legal framework for evidence based advocacy.
Cameron Chevrier Sociology, MA Relation between Indigeneity and gender identity for Indigenous non-cisgender people in the Arctic, specifically focusing on the Beaufort-Delta region.
Imogen Chudyk-Barr Social Work, MSW Tangible supportive strategies for social workers which centres the needs of Trans+ survivors without contributing to transphobic stereotypes or directly harming Trans+ people.
Keshia Cleaver Child and Youth Care, MA Harm reduction services for pregnant and mothering women and girls.
Madeline Doucette Psychology, PhD, Clinical Psychology Role of oral contraceptives & physical activity/sport on executive functioning in teenage girls.
Heba Elgharbawy

Psychology, MA, Clinical Psychology

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mentorships.
Patrick Falle Sociology, MA Community-based participatory action research (CBPR) to conduct research with individuals who are system involved and looking at the role that institutions like foster care, youth justice programs and the carceral system play in preventing, intervening or exacerbating adverse life trajectories.  
Sabrina Francescangeli Psychology, MA Connection between nature and well-being, and what factors influence this relationship, and understanding anthropological context of this relationship and how Indigenous communities are impacted.
Brandy Gallagher Curriculum and Instruction, PhD Community-based research and design project working with intercultural/intergenerational/interfaith frameworks and essential elements for 'regenerative living', resiliency, wellness/wholeness, ecological knowledge & Indigenous wisdom, and S.T.E.A.M. collaborative inquiry programming.
Maeva Gauthier Geography, PhD Participatory digital approaches to engage Inuvialuit youth on environmental change.
Katelynne Herchak Geography, MA Photo-voice methdology to examine the role of Maasai youth in local based economies, how they feel about immigration and how their perceptions on the future of the Maasai economy.
Kingsley Sepase Ivande Psychology, PhD How immigrants/minorities, especially those prone to maladjustment via acculturative stress, can cultivate resilience and a strong sense of identity to cope with acculturative stressors and flourish.
Jshandeep Jassal Child, Youth, Family Studies, MA Public discourses that stereotype South Asians, the perspectives of South Asian youth on crime, and how South Asian youth reclaim identity and resist negative stereotypes about them
Sunny Jun Curriculum and Instruction, PhD Decolonizing methodlogies to understand to explore the idea of using listening and storytelling as a tool to create psychologically safe spaces for BIPOC.
Meg Margaret Kapil Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, PhD The interweave of mental health, stress regulation, and self-regulated learning
Luke Kernan Anthropology, PhD Early psychosis among young adults; volunteering in mental health communities; arts-based methodologies, comics, and storytelling
Seagun Laboucane Child, Youth, Family Studies, MA How to make residential services culturally appropriate for the Indigenous youth using residential services and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies that support Indigenous youth in care in the Thompson-Cariboo region of British Columbia.
Jessica Li Psychology, MSc, Clinical Lifespan Psychosocial well-being in immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and communities; inter-group relations and understanding between immigrant, refugee, BIPOC, and non-BIPOC groups in Canada; reducing healthcare inequities based on immigration or refugee status, SES, and other social determinants of health.
Narges Mansouri Educational Studies, MA The absence of women in STEM positions.
Jacqueline Nassimbwa Child and Youth Care, MA Contextualizing young people's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), teenage pregnancy, SRHR for marginalized groups of young people such as indigenous communities and those who are differently abled, and laws, policies, programs, and practices on SRHR

Kimberly Ning

Psychology, MA Marginalized and under-studied populations with a focus on identity, intersectionality, racism, culture (and acculturation), and resilience factors.

Nell Perry

Sociology, MA Sociology of gender; sexual violence; feminist and critical social theory; policy analysis; social change; organizational analysis, crime and violence.

Christina Robillard

Psychology, MSc
Clinical Psychology

Multi-informant approaches to investigate the dynamic associations between parenting and self-damaging behaviors among youth; identifying transdiagnostic factors that underlie distinct self-damaging behaviors, including motives and functions.

Aleah Ross

Psychology, PhD, Clinical Psychology Health psychology, behavioural medicine, mental health care, and innovating primary and community care services.

Arie Ross

Public Health and Social Policy, MA Access to abortion services for Indigneous people across Canada.

Bradley Rudner

Education, MA Using self-determiniation theory to understand the effects of nature-based intervention followed by resistance training intervention with males aged 18 to 34.

Pia Russell

History, PhD History of children, childhood, education, family, and gender in British Columbia (with a temporal focus on the colonial period up to 1921) and history of Indigenous-settler relations in the context of childhood.

Helia Sehatpour

Psychology, PhD Young adults' reported anxiety levels in response to the threat of climate change, their reported levels of hope towards mitigating climate change, and their engagement in pro-environmental behaviour; implications for youth as vulnerable road-users in the Capital Regional District.
Elisa Sosa Nicora Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, MA Measuring levels of physical literacy and physical activity among adolescents in Costa Rica and determining the impacts on their self esteem.
Sharan Srinivasa Gopalan Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, PhD Creating a holistic environment for sports and physical activity around young and adolescent girls that focuses on their health and well-being.
Eli Verdugo Social Dimensions of Health, MA Mental health, LGBTQ+ communities, Trans+ issues, identity and community, family and youth, social justice, gender studies, queer theory.
Paul Vincent Social Work, Indigenous Specialization, MSW Indigenous child welfare, children and youth, Indigenous feminist theories, and art-based methodologies.
Mattie Walker Social Dimensions of Health, PhD Trans, two-spirited, and non-binary health, trauma and violence support, and mental health practitioner education.
Meng Qi (Annie) Wu Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, PhD Learners' engagement in self-regulated learning (SRL) practices and academic challenges in terms of academic success.

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