Welcome to Child and Youth Studies!

Department of Child and Youth Studies

Welcome to Child and Youth Studies!

Our innovative, interdisciplinary department houses nineteen faculty members from a wide range of disciplines, from neurology and various branches of psychology to anthropology, sociology, criminology and cultural studies – all with a keen interest in research and teaching about the complexities of children, childhood and youth. Be sure to look at some of the faculty profiles to learn about the wide range of scholarly work that we are engaged in.

Students in Child and Youth Studies have the opportunity to learn about young people from many perspectives, through differing research approaches, and across diverse  topics. Our courses cover such areas as peer cultures, bullying, learning disabilities, exceptionalities, autism, children’s rights, gender and sexuality, globalization, and cross-cultural understandings of childhood and youth.

Our students also have the value of working with faculty who are very strong teachers and researchers. In addition to high teaching evaluations across our department, we have a number of teaching award winners. Many of faculty members are also grant holders. We are all committed to providing our students with high quality lecturing, development of university skills, and interactive learning experiences, to ensure our students reach their fullest potential. Our department also has exceptional administrative staff members who guide students smoothly through our program.

Feel free to look around our website and to contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Rebecca Raby
Department Chair
905-688-5550, ext. 3172