Who are we?
Welcome to the CHART Lab

We are a team of researchers who are interested in promoting health and well-being across the lifespan through epidemiological methods and examining the contextual deteminants of positive development.

Meet the Team

The Youth Development Instrument (YDI), a survey for students that seeks to identify the individual and contextual resources, opportunities, and practices that foster or hinder positive youth development.

Our Research
Our Research

Our work includes a range of research projects from the epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and into the area of mental health and positive youth development.

Promoting health & well-being through data collaboration community engagement

check out the ydi 2023 provincial report!

In 2023, we heard from 14,596 young people in 28 school districts and 28 independent schools across BC about what matters for their health and well-being.  The YDI Provincial Report consolidates results from the Youth Development Instrument (YDI) and includes findings about sleep, physical activity, positive relationships, and other factors that have been linked to young people thriving. 

“This report is an opportunity to hear from young people about how we can work together across sectors like health and education and with youth directly to create environments in which young people can flourish,” says Dr. Hasina Samji.