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Student Affiliates Emily and Jessica talking to CFYS Director Anne Marshall and Research Fellow Donna McGhie-Richmond at Ideafest 2016
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UVic Ideafest Talk: "E-Children and @Youth: The Promise and Perils of Electronic Media"

Join CFYS Fellows, the CFYS Director, and other UVic researchers for a discussion about how electronic media are changing childhood, from cyberbullying to supporting student learning. As electronic media become increasingly omnipresent, users are getting younger and younger. Apps targeting tots, smartphone use among middle schoolers and therapeutic uses of technology are just a few recent areas of study for UVic researchers.

CFYS Research Fellow Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater and Dr. Mandeep Mucina, discuss the anniversary of Reena Virk’s Death

Remembering Reena: A Community’s Commitment to Non-Violence took place on November 14th, marking the 20th anniversary of Reena Virk’s death. This tragedy sparked the formation of the Youth & Society research group at UVic, focused on the prevention of youth violence, which would evolve into the Centre for Youth and Society. In this video, CFYS Research Fellow and former Director, Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater and Dr. Mandeep Mucina, discuss the impacts of Reena Virk’s death and the ongoing fight against youth violence.

Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater, CFYS Fellow, published a new study on marijuana use and youth driving

A new study lead by UVic psychologist, and CFYS Fellow, Bonnie Leadbeater was just released in the journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. This study is an important voice in the discussion of legalization of marijuana as the study finds that high proportion of young adults who consume pot are also driving.

CFYS Fellow, Dr. Cecilia Benoit, received the Provost's Engaged Scholar Award

Congratulations to Drs. Cecilia Benoit (sociology), Jay Cullen (earth and ocean sciences) and Andrea Walsh (anthropology) who have been named the 2017 recipients of the Provost's Engaged Scholar Award. The award celebrates tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to community through their integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and community engagement.

New Report: "Changes and Challenges" Portraits BC Youth

“Changes and Challenges: A Decade of Observations of the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults in British Columbia” is a new report which was released by Island Health and UVic. The report spans a decade (2003-2013) of repeat interviews from the Victoria Healthy Youth Survey, with 662 young people from Greater Victoria as a random-sample cohort of youth from ages 12 to 18. “This snapshot in time of people now 25 to 31 years old is applicable to any youth right now,” says UVic psychologist, lead author, and former CFYS Director Bonnie Leadbeater. This study carries important national messages about the need for better policies and changes in attitudes and actions to improve youth self-care, promote health and reduce stress in this age group.