By Monica Shannon on November 21, 2017
Research and services focused on sexually exploited children and adolescents often target girls and leave out boys. However, research shows that boys often report similar rates of sexual exploitation as girls (10, 19, 27). This suggests that boys may experience more sexual exploitation than is commonly realized, while also facing greater barriers to what few […]
By Monica Shannon on October 31, 2017
The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey was a national online survey conducted by researchers from several Canadian universities and community organizations. The survey included somewhat different questions for younger (14-18 years) and older (19-25 years) trans youth about a wide range of life experiences and behaviours that influence young people’s health. This report is focused […]
Gender-Affirming Surgery Experience Survey and the Qualitative Study of Gender-Affirming Surgery Experiences in BC
By Monica Shannon on October 16, 2017
The Gender-Affirming Surgery Experience Survey and the Qualitative Study of Gender-Affirming Surgery Experiences in BC are the results of a collaboration between the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at the University of British Columbia, and Trans Care BC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Trans Care BC’s role is to […]
By Monica Shannon on October 10, 2017
The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey was a national online survey conducted by researchers from several Canadian universities and community organizations. This report is focused specifically on trans youth who live in Alberta, who made up 12% of the total respondents nation-wide. The survey included somewhat different questions for younger (14-18 years) and older (19-25 […]
By jwolowic on September 7, 2017
We invite applications for an Aboriginal Research Coordinator position (up to 20 hours per week) for the term of one year. Applicants must start by November 1, 2017. For the right candidate we will consider changing this into a .75% FTE Postdoctoral Fellowship (for those with a PhD) or a Graduate Student Research Assistantship. The successful […]
By jwolowic on August 22, 2017
The University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a one-year term position, 0.75 FTE at the rank of Post-Doctoral Fellow. The position can be extended for an additional year by mutual consent. Salary will be $45,000.00 per year. Applicants must start by January 2, 2018. The Stigma and Resilience among […]
By jwolowic on August 21, 2017
The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC), a research centre in the UBC School of Nursing, is currently seeking a part time, 10- 20 hours a week, graduate research assistant for the next 8 months with the possibility of extension. SARAVYC is a team of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve […]
Being Safe, Being Me in the Prairie Provinces: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey in Saskatchewan & Manitoba.
By jwolowic on May 2, 2017
This regional report is a part of a larger project, The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey. Researchers from universities and other organizations in Canada created the survey, which was administered online to 923 participants across Canada, with 67 respondents coming from the Prairie Provinces (Saskatchewan & Manitoba). Two different surveys were distributed: one to younger […]
By jacqueline marchioni on February 24, 2017
Our research on LGB youth participation in sports has been covered by several news outlets. It’s the first of its kind. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lgb-teens-in-b-c-staying-away-from-organized-sport-says-new-study-1.3994502 http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/02/22/gay-lesbian-bisexual-teens-in-bc-less-involved-in-sports-.html http://www.peacearchnews.com/news/414557913.html
By jwolowic on October 18, 2016
Download our 2014 “Evaluation of North Shore PHN’s Child and Youth School-Linked Practice“
By jwolowic on September 7, 2016
Our latest research regarding rates of pregnancy of transgender youth has just been published. It’s the first of its kind. http://news.ubc.ca/2016/09/07/transgender-youth-face-similar-risks-for-pregnancy-as-other-adolescents/
By jwolowic on August 9, 2016
By Hélène Frohard-Dourlent on July 27, 2016
There is a need for health promotion interventions for LGBTQ youth that can reduce critical health gaps that LGBTQ youth experience. Schools are an important environment for youth, and a key place where public health professionals, partnering with school staff, can support effective health promotion strategies. Indeed, some of the best strategies for promoting youth […]
Taylor C., Peter T., Edkins T., Campbell C., Émond G., & Saewyc E. (2016). The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing: Final Report. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia
By jwolowic on July 7, 2016
A new national SARAVYC survey headed by The University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Catherine Taylor finds that most Canadian school administrators want to offer specific supports to enhance the safety and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The study surveyed 141 Canadian school districts, including rural, urban, regional; French, […]
By jwolowic on July 7, 2016
The Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery is a completely anonymous online survey for adults who have had a readiness assessment or gender affirming surgery(ies) in the last 5 years. You can take the survey here: www.survey.ubc.ca/s/trans-surgery-experiences/
By jwolowic on February 5, 2016
Gender Spectrum organized Webinar with Dr. Jaime Veale and Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc about our Trans Youth Health Survey.
By jwolowic on March 18, 2015
The Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways Project: Findings on Risks and Resilience Please join us for a discussion on issues in service and provisions for youth with multiple forms of maltreatment histories and how to support their development and resilience. Dr. Christine Wekerle will share findings from a study that followed adolescents over 2-3 years as they received […]
By jwolowic on March 4, 2015
March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month. We have several articles that focus on the health and well being of bisexual youth. Saewyc, E., Homma, Y., Skay, C., Bearinger, L., Resnick, M., & Reis, E. (2009). Protective factors in the lives of bisexual adolescents in North America. American Journal of Public Health, 99 (1), 110-117. Saewyc, […]
By jwolowic on January 21, 2015
The World Health Organization has just released its “Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers-including a tool to assess the adolescent health and development component in pre-service education of health-care providers.” Our own Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc served as an external review for the new WHO report and was the only expert selected from […]
By bmiller on June 3, 2014
How do we fill the gaps in care for street-involved youth with mental health challenges? SARAVYC is pleased to announce the release of its newest community report, “Four Organizations Partnered to Address Youth Homelessness in Vancouver”. This report details the process of intersectoral collaboration between St. Paul’s Hospital Inner City Youth Program, Covenant House Vancouver, […]
By bmiller on May 26, 2014
It is with great pride (mixed with regret) that we announce that Dr. Yuko Homma, our senior postodoctoral fellow at SARAVYC, has accepted a position as Associate Professor at a new School of Nursing which will be opening in 2015 near Osaka, Japan. Dr. Homma has been an amazing asset to our research team over […]
By bmiller on May 2, 2014
Our centre presented 8 posters at the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Annual General Meeting March 23 – 26 in Austin Texas! Click the links below for the published abstracts.
By bmiller on December 13, 2013
For more information about this project and the 47 partnering school boards and trustees across Canada, go to: http://www.saravyc.ubc.ca/what-we-do/lgbtq-youth/national-inventory/
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
“What guys say, and what they do: Urban young men’s use of health and social services” is a community-friendly report about a mobile device survey with 276 urban young guys age 19 to 25 in Vancouver and Victoria, and one‑on‑one interviews with 43 of the guys. We asked them about their health issues, the kinds […]
By bmiller on November 22, 2013
Laurel Edinburgh, Nurse Practitioner, is featured for the next two weeks in “Off the Charts”, the American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) blog. Laurel has been a research partner of SARAVYC’s for many years, working on the Runaway Intervention Project. Click here to read the AJN’s blog “Off the Charts”.
By bmiller on November 14, 2013
Our article “Competing discourses about youth sexual exploitation in Canadian news media” came out last week in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Vol 22 (2). For the official UBC Press Release, click here. Click here for an interview with Dr. Saewyc published in the Metro.
By bmiller on October 2, 2013
By bmiller on September 4, 2013
Our research, published August 2013 in the journal Preventive Medicine, indicates that Canadian high schools with anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) that have been in place for three years or more have a positive effect on both gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use. For more information, see the UBC Press Release, this article […]
By bmiller on July 17, 2013
The first Canadian research study of East Asian teen sex, completed by Dr. Saewyc and Dr. Homma of SARAVYC, was released this month in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality! For more information, see the official press release or download the open access article.
By bmiller on May 30, 2013
Tune into CHLY 101.7 FM in Greater Vancouver & Vancouver Island on Thursday May 31st at Noon. The show will be rebroadcast on Monday June 3rd at Noon. The podcast is available at: http://www.columbiancentre.org/?p=4981
By bmiller on May 27, 2013
Congratulations to Carla Hilario, whose research poster The Study of Risk and Resilience in Adolescent Mental Health Research: Examining Protective Factors in the Lives of Southeast Asian Youth in BC, was awarded for excellence in content and visual design at the University of Victoria nursing research conference, ‘Both/and’ not ‘Either/or’: Valuing multiple modes of inquiry, on May 10.
By bmiller on April 24, 2013
On Thursday May 9th from 7 – 9pm, SARAVYC will be part of a CIHR Cafe Scientifique on “Resilience in Youth Coping with Stigma” in collaborating with the School of Nursing and the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at UBC. Cafe Scientifique is an interactive community event featuring brief talks from experts followed […]
By bmiller on April 9, 2013
From March 19 – 21, Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc visited Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, where she delivered the keynote speech for the “Young People’s Health Conference, the prospect in GCC”, the 10th International Scientific Conference for the Saudi Society of Family and Comunity Medicine, as well as presented Pediatric Grand Rounds at King Fahd Medical City […]
By bmiller on April 8, 2013
Eva McMillan, who was a Research Assistant with us for more than two years, has recently accepted a CIDA Internship in Zambia! For the next 6 months, she will be working as the Program Evaluation and Monitoring Officer for “Women For Change” through VIDEA, Canada.
By bmiller on March 11, 2013
Dr. Line Chamberland and her team in Quebec are working with the provincial government to combat homophobia. Last week they released two 30sec.TV clips, one radio clip, and a new website: http://luttehomophobie.gouv.qc.ca/.Felicitations!
By bmiller on February 21, 2013
On Wednesday March 27th at 7pm, SARAVYC will co-host a workshop: “Caring for Gender Non-conforming Children and Teens in the New Millenium” (click on title for PDF of poster) Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus (downtown Vancouver) 515 West Hastings, Segal Centre Room 1420-30 Vancouver BC Coast Salish Territories Free Admission * Light Refreshments * Accessible Venue […]
By bmiller on February 14, 2013
“Beyond vulnerability: Breaking the link between violence and HIV risk for young people” by Elizabeth Saewyc & Bonnie Bea Miller was released today in CATIE’s (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange) peer-reviewed publication “Prevention in Focus”. Read the full article on CATIE’s website.
By bmiller on February 6, 2013
SARAVYC has released a short community report on the ways young street-involved women deal with getting their periods without housing. The report includes recommendations for service providers from the young women. For the full report, click here.
By bmiller on January 17, 2013
SARAVYC Co-Investigator Laurel Edinburgh has been interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio. Read the full story: “How one St Paul nurse is helping runaways heal”. The interview was sparked by the Minnesota Public Radio story, “Runaway girls focus of Minnesota fight to curb sex trafficking”. You can read more about this research on our website, under […]
By bmiller on January 7, 2013
“The XY Factor: The State of Boys’ and Young Men’s Health in British Columbia” was prepared for the Men’s Health Initiative of BC by members and affiliates of our SARAVYC team, using population-level data to provide information on key factors of health and health challenges for boys and young men in British Columbia. Some of […]
By bmiller on October 31, 2012
SARAVYC will have a booth at the UBC School of Nursing’s Marion Woodward Lecture at UBC Robson Square on Thursday November 22nd. The lecture takes place 7 – 8pm with a reception to follow. Come talk to our staff and trainees about our research 5 – 9pm.