CHART Lab

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Hasina Samji (She/Her)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Hasina Samji an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a Senior Scientist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist trained at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with expertise in the design and implementation of observational cohort studies and analysis of large administrative health databases. Dr. Samji’s main research interest is how synergistic epidemics, or “syndemics,” of illnesses like HIV, HCV, and mental illness and substance use disorder interact with contextual factors like poverty and early life trauma to create mutually reinforcing clusters of epidemics among populations, resulting in poorer access to healthcare and outcomes across the lifecourse.

Dr. Samji leads the Youth Development Instrument (YDI), an interdisciplinary study measuring predictors of positive youth well-being, mental health, and development in high school students in collaboration with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP-UBC), community, clinical and policy partners, and youth themselves. The YDI will elucidate upstream skill-development and structural supports for mental illness prevention and positive trajectories for young people. She is also the co-Principal Investigator of the Personal Impacts of COVID-19 Survey (PICS) study in partnership with Anxiety Canada and BC Children’s Hospital to measure the population-level mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Staff

Sayema Badar (She/Her), MPH

Research Project Coordinator

Sayema is a public health researcher, holding a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Tulane University. She has mainly been involved in infectious disease research, both locally and internationally, and has experience working in the non-profit, hospital, and academic sectors. Most recently, she supported an international clinical study exploring the use of synbiotics in the prevention of neonatal sepsis while at SickKids in Toronto. For some time, Sayema has been interested in mental health research and she is thrilled at the opportunity to work on the YDI project with the team to better understand youth development and identify ways to improve youth well-being in BC.

Trainees

Amilya Ladak (She/Her), BSc (Hons.)

Research Assistant

Amilya holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honors degree from Western University and is currently a student in the Master of Public Health program at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Some of her research interests include mental health promotion, health equity and environmental health. She is currently working with the BCCDC Young Adult Taskforce to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young adults in BC, with mental health related outcomes being a primary focus area. Amilya is also a member of the Bridge for Health Cooperative Association, a network promoting community-based health promotion and wellbeing, where she serves as Coordinator. Within the SFU community, she participates in advocacy work as an elected Graduate Student Society Councillor on the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Caucus. Amilya is eager to work with the team to contribute to positive mental wellbeing into young adulthood and well beyond.

David Long (He/Him), MD

Research Assistant

David is a Research Track Psychiatry Resident interested in combining research with clinical practice in psychiatry. Her is interested in using both qualitative and quantitative “Big Data” methods to further our understanding of biopsychosocial determinants of mental health and mental illness as well as youth and family perceptions of mental health. Outside of work, David enjoys learning languages, reading science fiction and spending time outdoors.
 

Judy Wu (She/Her), MPH, BSc

Reseach Assistant

Judy is a current Master of Public Health student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She previously completed her BSc at UBC in 2019, majoring in biology with a focus on ecology and evolution. Judy joined the YDI team in summer 2020 as a practicum student. Her practicum project focused on climate change anxiety and distress in young people, with the results of her literature review having been incorporated into the YDI survey instrument. Judy has always been interested in positive youth well-being. She currently works as a Youth Educator with the Vancouver Coastal Health BLUSH team, facilitating sexual health and education workshops for high school students in Metro Vancouver. However, her experience as a group facilitator for Vancouver’s first support group for borderline personality disorder (BPD) highlighted the need and importance of addressing mental health in youth. With many support group attendees sharing an experience of poor mental health or mental health symptoms during adolescence and young adulthood, she became increasingly interested in improving intervention and support programs for this population. Judy is incredibly excited be a part of the YDI team and to play a role in youth mental health and well-being across BC.

Julia Blake (She/Her), MD

Reseach Assistant

Julia is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident at UBC who is interested in promoting youth mental health through school-based initiatives. Julia hopes to focus her clinical career on working with children and youth in BC with psychiatric illnesses. Clinically, she is predominantly working at BC Children’s Hospital and at a community Child and Youth Mental Health Team. Growing up with a parent who worked as a teacher, she became aware from a young age the opportunities available in the school system to identify mental health symptoms and promote optimal mental health. She is very excited to be a part of the YDI team to help school districts better understand the mental health needs of their students.

Lauren Gorfinkel (She/Her), MPH

Research Assistant

Lauren is an aspiring clinician scientist with an interest in psychiatric epidemiology and addiction medicine. She holds an MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University in New York, and is currently a second year medical student at the University of British Columbia. Her research aims to surveil and characterize unmet needs related to substance use, mood disorders, and mental health and addiction services.

Mari del Casal (He/Him), BA

Implementation Coordinator, MPH-thesis Student

Mari is a Master of Public Health student at Simon Fraser University where he also completed his Bachelors degree in Psychology. Mari’s role is to guide and support the implementation of the YDI across school districts. Mari joined the team because of his interests in youth mental health, developmental psychopathology, and prevention science. He was previously involved in the evaluation of an attachment-based intervention for parents of teens with serious behavioural and emotional concerns. He has also worked in community mental health where he coordinated a program for young adults. He hopes to blend his experiences and research interests to continue in a role that  blends policy and research to benefit families and children. 

Rob Higgins (He/Him/His/They), BA

Research Assistant

Rob is a master’s student in the Social Dimensions of Health Program at the University of Victoria. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a Research Assistant with the Characterizing the Burden of Mental Illness Among People Living with HIV – CANFAR Project. Rob’s research interests include the health and wellbeing of gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM), pharmacological prevention strategies for HIV prevention and gbMSM blood donation.
 

Sarah Pendreigh (She/Her), BA (Hons.)

Practicum Student

Sarah is a Master of Public Health student at the University of British Columbia with a keen interest in health promotion. Sarah holds a BA (Hons.) double major in Health Studies and Industrial Relations & Human Resources from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the social determinants of health with a focus on mental health and substance use. Within the UBC community, Sarah is a member of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and advocates for evidence-informed interventions to prevent and minimize harms associated with drug use in Canada. She is excited to organize and coordinate the knowledge translation activities of the YDI project and contribute to improving youth well-being and development.

Youth Advisory Council

Ayden James Thane (He/Him)

Ayden Thane is 16 years old and in grade 11 at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. He is an honour roll student who also plays basketball at a highly competitive level. He is very strong, outgoing and trustworthy. Ayden is a genuine and caring person, and will go out of his way to make sure everyone is happy and enjoying life. Everyone knows they can come to Ayden if they need someone to talk to. This is why Ayden has joined the YDI. He is passionate about the well being of others. Ayden is looking to go into the field of Paediatric Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, to work as a doctor with children. He looks to help youth around the world with any problems they may be having. Ayden is known to be empathetic and an “old soul”. He was chosen this year to give a speech in front of his school district at the SD42 Mental Health Conference held at Swan-E-Set. Besides basketball, some of Ayden’s other passion’s include acting, photography, fitness, and playing the guitar. He also is a member of his school’s Link Crew, and is a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada. Ayden is excited for this opportunity, and is looking forward to what the future holds.

Brandon Stellaard (He/Him)

My name is Brandon, and I’m 16 years old. I’m in grade 11 and I live in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. I wanted to join the YDI Youth Advisory Council because I saw this as an opportunity to make my voice heard and to participate in something significant for the good of my community. I hope to go into a field of work in my future where I can help other people and make an impact on my community, whether that’s through education, social work, activism, or other forms of public service. I love hiking and taking pictures so I’m very blessed to live in a place so connected to nature. I also love to read, watch the news, go shopping, and go to concerts. I hope I can bring valuable ideas to the table as a member of the YDI Student Advisory Council and I’m excited to get to work!

Qaleem Rawji (He/Him)

Qaleem Rawji is a 16 year old student at Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver. Within his school community, Qaleem was a member of Student Council and a member of the World Partnership Club which raises money to fight global poverty. He spends his time outside of school participating in Model United Nations conferences, in cities like New York and Boston where he represents his delegation at international conferences. Qaleem is a strong advocate about human rights as his goal is to be a lawyer when he is older. Additionally, Qaleem volunteers his time to coach soccer to youth ages 4-13, and at his mosque where he sets up events for talent shows and senior events. He has played competitive ball hockey and soccer since the age of 10 as well as enjoys playing golf. An experience that has shaped his perspective and changed his outlook is when his family went on a trip to East Africa in the summer of 2019, and visited an orphanage in Uganda, where he and three others collected and donated used sports equipment and clothing to the youth living in these orphanages. Qaleem volunteered to be part of the YDI so he could share his first hand perspective about problems youth face in their daily life.

Rufina Aniyador (She/Her )

My name is Rufina I lived in Nigeria, West Africa for most of my years on Earth. I came here to Canada in 2018. I now live with my aunty and attend Bulkley Valley Christian School .

Sierra Lee (She/Her )

I am a grade 11 student from North Vancouver passionate about mental health awareness. I am also a French Immersion student and I enjoy speaking French. I joined the YDI Youth Advisory Council because I am always looking for ways to get involved in opportunities that support destigmatizing mental health and making mental health a bigger part of the community. I also enjoy volunteering and getting involved with different youth leadership groups, and I have recently started getting more involved with supporting and improving youth well-being and I hope to continue with this. Recently, I have been working on a project with other youth that focuses on bringing high school students together in “talking circles” to discuss their experiences with mental health. We have been connecting with school counsellors and other people involved in schools, and the goal is to get this program implemented in our high schools one day! I am also a competitive Hip Hop dancer (which is often surprising to most people because I am an introvert). I love to express myself through dance, and dance has allowed me to challenge myself and explore a different side of me. In my free time, I also enjoy reading, writing and public speaking. Over the pandemic, I’ve also taken an interest in cooking. In the future, I hope to go into social sciences and study psychology or social work at university!

Stephanie Quon (She/Her )

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am currently a second year electrical engineering student at UBC. I chose to join the YDI Youth Advisory Council as I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing and am interested in learning more about research. Outside of school, I volunteer with the BC Crisis Center, UBC’s AMS Peer Support Service, and the Engineering Undergraduate Society’s Mental Health and Wellness Committee. I am also currently working part-time in a lab at UBC, working on a project evaluating stigma in the use of social robots with older adults.

Zoey Thom-Lucy (She/her)

My name is Zoey Thom-Lucy and I am in Grade 11. I come from the small town of Burns Lake in Northern B.C. I have joined YDI because I feel like I can offer a unique and diverse perspective due to my experiences in rural communities. My passions include Alpine Skiing, Mountain Biking, and Abstract Painting and I am an active participant in the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association! I have been a youth soccer assistant coach and I enjoy participating in community events. In my Grade 10 year I started a group called Girls Support Girls which supports/talks about social issues and includes anyone of any gender or sexual orientation that feels like they would benefit. My current plans include attending UBC to study Marine Biology, as I have a curiosity and interest in learning about extinct whales! If I don’t make it in the Marine Biology world, my backup plan is to live in New Zealand and enjoy the nature there. I am looking forward to enhancing my understanding and contributing to this project.

Provincial Advisory Board

Alayna Ewert (She/Her)

Evaluation Lead; Foundry BC

Alayna Ewert is the Evaluation Lead at Foundry Central Office (Providence Health Care). In her role at Foundry, Alayna provides strategic leadership and evaluation expertise to guide the organization’s overarching performance measurement framework. She also steers the evaluation strategy across Foundry research projects. Alayna has completed a Bachelor of Science at St Francis Xavier University and a Master of Public Health at Simon Fraser University and has over seven years of experience working with health authorities, non-profit organizations and academic institutions including the Fraser Health Authority, the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (SFU) and the Human Early Learning Partnership (UBC). Her work has focused on addressing systemic, health and well-being challenges across the population and understanding the impact of health service interventions, particularly for children and youth. She is passionate about leveraging data to improve health care systems for youth and interested in working alongside young people, their families and communities to continue transforming mental health and substance use services.

Annie Smith (She/Her)

Executive Director; McCreary Centre Society

Annie has been the Executive Director of the McCreary Centre Society since 2006. Based in Vancouver, Canada the Society is best known for its’ BC Adolescent Health Survey and is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health of BC youth through community based research, evaluation and youth participation projects. Annie holds a masters from Harvard and is a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University.

David Starr

Principal, Terry Fox Secondary School; School District 43 (Coquitlam)

I have been a teacher and principal for the past 25 years. I have experience with refugee and community education. I am a member of the board of Canada Scores, a charity that provides soccer, poetry and leadership programming to vulnerable youth in three school districts. I am a published author with ten books. I am a graduate of SFU (History and English Lit minor) as well as UBC (B.Ed Secondary and M.Ed Educational Leadership. I was named one of the UBC Top 100 Faculty of Education Graduates

Dzung Vo (He/Him)

Head, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; BC Children's Hospital & University of British Columbia

Dzung X. Vo, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine, and a Clinical Associate Professor and Division Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Vo earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His main clinical and research areas of interest are in stress and health, resilience, care and advocacy with vulnerable and marginalized adolescents, integrative health, and mindfulness-based interventions with youth and with health care professionals. In partnership with Dr. Jake Locke, Dr. Vo co-developed MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents), an eight-week mindfulness training program for adolescents with depressive symptoms, with or without other co-occurring chronic illness or chronic pain. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. Dr. Vo serves on the Board of Directors for the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN). Dr. Vo is also interested in health disparities, cultural competence, and the health of marginalized and vulnerable youth populations. Learn more about Dr. Vo’s work in mindfulness at www.mindfulnessforteens.com. He is the founding Director of the BC Children’s Hospital Centre for Mindfulness, which has the vision of supporting “Mindful community, compassionate care” throughout BC Children’s Hospital and beyond.

Evelyn Stewart (She/Her)

Professor of Psychiatry, UBC

Director of Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health, BCCH Research

Dr. Evelyn Stewart is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and a clinical and neuroscience researcher. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC) and is the Research Director of Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital. She has authored over 100 original papers, reviews and chapters. Dr. Stewart has had a longstanding goal of involving youth towards optimization of mental health.

Faizel Rawji (He/Him)

District Principal; School District 48 (Sea to Sky)


Faizel Rawji is currently the Head of International Education for the Sea to Sky School District and previously served as Principal with the Surrey School District. He has received several awards including, Canada’s Outstanding Principals Award and the Surrey Now Community Leaders Award. He has contributed to the British Columbia Education Plan and has been interviewed by the CBC on how this plan will be put into action in schools. He has recently co-authored a book being published by Pacific Press at the University of British Columbia called “Insider’s Guide to K-12 Education in British Columbia”. Faizel has advised the Province in areas ranging from Technology Education to Healthy Living Standards. He served as an advisor for the Premier’s Technology Council, which helped shape the future of the BC Education Plan. He has been the keynote presenter for Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Education and has presented on numerous education topics across BC. Faizel traveled to Africa to present a week-long workshop to Headmasters of the Aga Khan Education Services on school leadership. He recently served as the President of the Surrey Principals and Vice Principals Association and is featured on the BC Principals and Vice Principals webpage. Faizel also traveled to India to attend the International TED conference. He has produced a number of webinars to educate parents and to give guidance on topical issues in education.

Jeremy Church (He/Him)

District Principal of Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health/Principal of Mountainside Secondary School

Jeremy Church is currently the Principal of Mountainside Secondary, an innovative secondary school with on-site integrated Mental Health services. He is also the District Principal for Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health, and plays a key community and school district capacity building role. He has contributed significantly to Child and Youth Mental Health reviews in the Province of BC.
 

Joanne Schroeder (She/Her)

Director, External Partnerships; Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP-UBC)

Joanne is a settler on the traditional territories of the K’omoks People on Vancouver Island. She is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 3. Joanne recently “retired” from her role as Executive Director at the Comox Valley Child Development Association and has returned to the Human Early Learning Partnership as Director of External Partnerships. She began her work at HELP in 2000 and previously served as Deputy Director. In her initial role at HELP she developed and led their knowledge translation activities. She was also the Provincial Advisor to “Children First”, a community development project that worked in 45 BC communities and was the National Lead Fellow for the Canadian Council for Early Child Development. Joanne is passionate about building better systems and policies for children and youth, through leveraging innovative practice, community leadership and research.

Kelly Angelius

Manager - School Mental Health; Ministry of Children and Family Development, Child and Youth Mental Health Policy

Kelly Angelius, RSW, MSW, has worked in the field of child and youth mental health for the past 25 years with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Throughout the first 10 years she worked directly with children and families as a child and youth mental health clinician. Kelly then joined the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) policy branch in Victoria as a Provincial Consultant and was involved in the implementation of the BC’s 5-Year Child and Youth Mental Health Plan. For the past 15 years she has worked in the role of Manager, School Mental Health, in the CYMH policy branch, leading the provincial coordination and implementation of anxiety prevention programming in BC schools. Kelly is passionate about the relationships she has built through the collaborative work with educators and stakeholders to improve the mental health outcomes in children and youth.

Kenneth Tupper

Director, Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction; BC Ministry of Health

Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is Director, Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction in the British Columbia Ministry of Health, where he assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of provincial health policy to prevent and respond to problematic drug use and associated harms. Kenneth is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. His research interests include public, professional and school-based drug education; cross-cultural and historical uses of drugs; psychedelic studies; and creating healthy public policy to maximize benefits and minimize harms from psychoactive substances. Kenneth has published in numerous peer reviewed academic journals, presented at international health and drug policy conferences, and has twice been appointed to Canadian delegations to high-level United Nations international drug policy meetings.

Liza McGuinness

Research Manager; UBC School of Nursing

Liza’s (MA, anthropology, University of Victoria) research interests include health equity, community-based participatory research, chronic illness, Indigenous health, youth engagement and mental health promotion. She has managed numerous qualitative and community-based research projects with a focus on chronic illnesses including hepatitis C, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, and mental health promotion. Before joining the Agenda Collaborative as Research Manager at the UBC School of Nursing, Liza was project manager of Hepatitis Education Canada at the BC Centre for Disease control from 2002-2020. She is also the mother of twin teenage girls.

Michelle Cianfrone

Senior Project Manager - Health Literacy and Health Promotion; BC Children's Hospital

Michelle Cianfrone is a Senior Project Manager with the Health Promotion and Health Literacy team at BC Children’s Hospital. In this role, Michelle oversees the development of provincial initiatives to enhance the health and well-being of children, youth and families across British Columbia. Her portfolio focuses on innovative solutions to improve youth mental health and strategies to promote mental wellness in the school setting, using a whole-school community approach. Recent initiatives include the ongoing development of an online resource hub for youth mental health and wellness at foundrybc.ca; capacity building resources and events for school professionals in rural and remote communities; and youth-engagement activities to address stigma and improve mental health literacy in communities across BC. With fifteen years of experience in health literacy, health promotion and education, Michelle has broad knowledge of project and program management, stakeholder engagement, knowledge exchange and evaluation. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of populations using evidence-informed, upstream, and collaborative approaches that engage diverse stakeholder groups. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nathan Ngieng

Director of Instructions - Learning Support Services; Abbotsford School District

Nathan Ngieng is the Director of Instruction for Learning Support Services with the Abbotsford School District. He has been an educator in the BC public school system for the last 20 years in a number of different roles, at both the school and district level. Nathan is currently involved with a number of provincial organizations and initiatives, including BC PBIS (Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports), TYDE (Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment) and BC CAISE (Council of Administrators of Inclusive Support in Education).

Nick Seredick (He/Him)

Vice Principal; School District 70 (Pacific Rim)

Nick Seredick is currently a Vice Principal at the Eighth Avenue Learning Centre in SD 70 Pacific Rim. Nick graduated from the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, and later pursued a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Vancouver Island University. His 17 years in education have seen him work in both traditional and alternative education settings. A strong believer in finding ways to educate students outside of the walls of a classroom, Nick continues to develop experiential learning opportunities as a way of engaging students to maximize their academic potential. Nick works collaboratively with a wide range of service providers to ensure students are supported both at school and in the community. While not at work, Nick can be found fishing local waterways, hiking trails, or coaching youth basketball.

Nicole Gardner (She/Her)

Director; BC Ministry of Education

I am honoured to join the YDI PAB from the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) and WSÁNEĆ (Saanich). Every day, I give thanks for the beauty of the natural world in this area, and for the warm welcome I have received to live, work, and play on these lands. In my role as Director of Outreach, Analytics and Reporting for the Ministry of Education, I am responsible for the development, administration, analysis and reporting of the Student Learning Survey (SLS) and I collaborate with UBC-HELP on the Early Years Development Instrument (EDI) and Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ) tools. My educational background is in Educational Psychology, with a Masters degree in Measurement and Evaluation and a graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, in addition to PhD research in sustainable education on lifelong learning (ABD). I look forward to contributing to the development of the YDI which will help the education sector in the province to better support our adolescents and young adults with their social-emotional development.

Stephen Smith (He/Him)

Director, Life Course Prevention; BC Ministry of Health

Stephen Smith is the Director of Life Course Prevention in the BC Ministry of Health’s Population and Public Health Division. In this capacity, Stephen is responsible for three program areas within BC’s health system: the Lifetime Prevention Schedule for primary care providers; health promotion for older adults and seniors through the Ministry’s Healthy Aging program; and, health promotion for children and youth in the setting of schools through the Healthy Schools program. Prior to taking on this role, Stephen was the Director, Social/Emotional Health and Resiliency at the Ministry. His portfolio included policy oversight of upstream mental health promotion and prevention efforts focused on building individual and community strengths, capacities and resilience, while working towards reduced incidence, prevalence and severity of mental disorders. Stephen worked with partners across sectors and systems in order to encourage collaborative action, and support the exchange and application of knowledge as it relates to policy and program development. Such efforts were positioned to take advantage of key opportunities for intervention across the lifespan, and in important settings such as the home, workplace and schools. Stephen also previously supported the Ministry’s efforts focused on addressing vulnerabilities to blood-borne diseases and reducing harms associated with substance use.

Tanya Walton (She/Her)

District Helping Teacher for Counsellors/Safe and Caring Schools

Tanya Walton has been teaching and counselling for 29 years. She has had the opportunity to work in elementary, middle, secondary, and alternative schools. Currently she is a district Helping teacher for counsellors/safe and caring schools.
 

Past members

Lab Members

2021
Brooke Low –  Practicum Student
Gaelen Snell, MSc – Research Project Coordinator
Ladan Fathi, MSc – Research Assistant 
Mashuque Hasan – Web Developer 

2020
Caralyn Vossen, BSc – Directed Studies Student

2018
Michelle Pang, MPH – Practicum Student

2017
Sean Yang, BA (Hons.) – Research Assistant & Hounours Student 

Youth Advisory Council

2021
Aadi Kaur
Alyssa Wellar
Caila Tymchuk
Charmaine Lee
Jace Lamoreux
Jacob Campbell
Logan Isfeld
Maya Benenteso