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Sexually Exploited Boys: What We Know and What We Don’t

Sexually Exploited Boys: What We Know and What We Don’t

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 […]

Being Safe, Being Me in Ontario: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

Being Safe, Being Me in Ontario: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

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

Gender-Affirming Surgery Experience Survey and the Qualitative Study of Gender-Affirming Surgery Experiences in BC

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 […]

Being Safe, Being Me in Alberta: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

Being Safe, Being Me in Alberta: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

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 […]

Seeking Indigenous Research Coordinator/Post-doc/Grad RA

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 […]

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Qualitative Researcher

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 […]

Quantitative Graduate Research Assistant Wanted

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.

Being Safe, Being Me in the Prairie Provinces: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey in Saskatchewan & Manitoba.

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 […]

Research on LGB Teens’ Sport Participation

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

Canadian Nursing Association Webinar

Download our 2014 “Evaluation of North Shore PHN’s Child and Youth School-Linked Practice“

Research on Transgender Youth Pregnancy Published

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/

Seeking Interview Participants About Gender Affirming Surgery Experiences in BC

 

Report: LGBTQ School-Based Interventions for BC

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

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

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, […]

Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery –Invitation to Participate

Survey of Trans Canadians’ Experiences with Gender-Affirming Surgery –Invitation to Participate

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/  

Dr. Saewyc and Dr. Veale Discuss Trans Youth Health Survey

Gender Spectrum organized  Webinar with Dr. Jaime Veale and Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc about our Trans Youth Health Survey.

Read Trans Youth Health Survey Report in French

Read Trans Youth Health Survey Report in French

Read Trans Youth Health Survey Report in English

Read Trans Youth Health Survey Report in English

SARAVYC Hosting a Brown Bag Lunch

SARAVYC Hosting a Brown Bag Lunch

Join Us for An Exciting Discussion

Join Us for An Exciting Discussion

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 […]

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

Bisexual Health Awareness Month

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, […]

SARAVYC’s Elizabeth Saewyc Helped Review WHO Core Competencies in Adolescent Health

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 […]

New Community Report on Analysis of Intersectoral Collaboration

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, […]

Congratulations and Farewell to Dr. Yuko Homma

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 […]

SARAVYC at SAHM

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.

National Inventory of School Systems Interventions for LGBTQ Youth now launched!

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/

Community report released on urban young men’s use of health and social services

“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 […]

NP Partner profiled in American Journal of Nursing

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”.

News media reinforce sexual exploitation stereotypes

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.

Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey has launched!

Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey has launched!

Anti-homophobia measures in schools reduce binge drinking for all students

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 […]

Sexual health and risk behavior among East Asian adolescents in BC

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.

Dr. Saewyc speaks about LGBTQ youth on People First Radio

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

Award-Winning Poster at UVic Nursing Conference

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.

CIHR Cafe Scientifique: “Resilience in Youth Coping with Stigma”

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 […]

Dr. Saewyc presents at King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

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 […]

Congratulations to Eva McMillan!

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.

Quebec researchers launch governmental campaign against homophobia

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!  

SARAVYC co-hosts event about Gender Non-Conforming Youth

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 […]

New article in CATIE’s “Prevention in Focus”

“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.

“Girls on the Street, Period” Community Report Released

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.

Laurel Edinburgh, St. Paul nurse, on Minnesota Public Radio

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 […]

SARAVYC & the Men’s Health Initiative release new report on BC Boys’ Health

“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 […]

SARAVYC at Marion Woodward Lecture

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.

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