Category: Projects

Young Lives Research | We examine and support youth wellbeing on a complex planet

New Journey to Save Fish: Oshki Maadaadiziwin Jaa Bimaaji’ut Gigooyike

New Journey to Save Fish: Oshki Maadaadiziwin Jaa Bimaaji’ut Gigooyike STATUS: Ongoing (June 2020-April 2021) The Project:  This Partnership Engage project, funded by the Social Sciences, Humanities and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and led by Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. James Stinson, will facilitate new partnerships between York University’s Young Lives Research Lab, the Dahdaleh Institute …

Planetary Health Film Lab

Planetary Health Film Lab STATUS: Pilot Complete (2020), with ongoing development The Project:  The Planetary Health Film Lab (Film Lab) was was designed and implemented by Dr. Mark Terry, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Dahdaleh Institute of Global Health Research (DIGHR) at York University, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) …

Rooted & Rising

Rooted and Rising STATUS: Ongoing Project Rooted and Rising is a radical education program designed to meet the urgent environmental and social crises faced by today’s youth and their communities. Led by Ph.D Candidate, Roxy Cohen, with support from Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Dr. Steve Alsop and a dedicated and multidisciplinary steering committee, the Rooted and …

ACCESS Mental Health

ACCESS Mental Health STATUS: Ongoing (2013 – 2020) The Project: Atlantic Canada Children’s Effective Service Strategies (ACCESS-MH) is an eight-year research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to examine barriers and facilitators in access to child/youth mental health services in Atlantic Canada. Objectives Between 2013-2018 this research program brought together a …

Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP): Education & Youth Wellbeing in the Americas

Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP): Education & Youth Wellbeing in the Americas STATUS: Ongoing (2015-2021) Project This research uses participatory-action research and institutional ethnography to examine how human rights and violence are related and addressed in the institutional practices, structures and relationships in schools crossing colonial and cultural contexts in the Caribbean, Central …

Knowing Global Youth

Knowing Global Youth STATUS: (2012-2019) with ongoing curriculum development. Project Through a participatory action research approach to creating a unique, intercultural course about youth, Knowing Global Youth has utilized the relationships that have been built, over many years, between The Young Lives Research Lab and the Williche people of Chiloé, Chile. Led by Dr. Kate …

Wekimün: A school for and with Indigenous Youth & Communities in Chile

Wekimün: A School for and with Indigenous Youth and Their Communities STATUS: Complete (2012-2018) with resulting school still operating sustainably Project In the Williche language of Mapudungün, wekimün means new knowledge; the integration of new and traditional knowledge. The Wekimün Chilkatuwe School, located in the archipelago of Chiloé, Chile, integrates modern knowledge with traditional Williche cultural …

Socially and Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK)

Socially & Emotionally Aware Kids STATUS: Complete (2020) The Project:  Socially and Emotionally Aware Kids (SEAK) is a project of the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division (CMHA NS) funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) through the Innovation Strategy.  Objectives Currently in its third phase and with additional funding from two …

Digital Media and Young Lives Over Time: International and Cultural Comparisons

Digital Media and Young Lives over Time: International and Cultural Comparisons STATUS: Complete (2012-2019) Project This project sought to identify and understand the long term impacts of technology on the lives of young people in Canada, Scotland, and Australia. This interdisciplinary and cross cultural study focused on Aboriginal, immigrant, rural, and “in risk” youth. Background …

Digital Storytelling: Technology, Mental Health, and Indigenous Youth

Digital Storytelling: Technology, Mental Health, and Indigenous Youth STATUS: Complete (2014-2015) Project The Digital Storytelling project was born out of a collaboration with Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI), funding from Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network (CYCC), and a desire and need to explore the intersections of technology and mental health for …