University of Victoria Satellite Event

FAM2019 Satellite Event
Friday, June 14, 2019

Michele Pujol Room
Student Union Building A121
University of Victoria, Ring Rd
Saanich, BC  V8P 5C2

On June 14, 2019, the Centre for Youth and Society will be hosting a FAM2019 satellite event featuring panels and presentations with local programming that will explore themes and topics of interest to British Columbians through a family lens.


Friday, June 14, 2019 (all times in PDT)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Greetings
8:35 a.m. Greetings by Elder
Opening Remarks by Nora Spinks,
Chief Executive Officer, The Vanier Institute of the Family
9:10 a.m. Keynote Address by Anil Arora, Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada
9:35 a.m. Panel – Big Data Through a Family Lens
10:20 a.m. Panel – Families and Well-Being
  • Bonnie Leadbeater (University of Victoria)
  • Amanda Ng (CRD-Community Health Network)
  • Nora Spinks (Vanier Institute of the Family)
  • Frederick Grouzet (Centre for Youth and Society)
11:10 a.m. Health Break
11:25 a.m. Panel – Families New to Canada
  • Catherine Costigan (University of Victoria)
  • Gita John-Iyam (Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria)
  • Soraya Centeno (Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees)
12:15 p.m. Health Break – Lunch
Poster sessions
1:35 p.m. Panel – Family Structure and Time Together
  • Diana Elliott (Provincial Advisor for Aboriginal Infant Development Programs)
  • Erica Woodin (University of Victoria)
  • Jennifer Kaddatz (Statistics Canada)
  • Rosemary Ommer (University of Victoria)
2:35 p.m. Health Break
2:50 p.m. Round Table Conversation
  • Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks


Formally established at the University of Victoria in 2002, the Centre for Youth and Society designs and conducts research anchored by collaborative partnerships with local, national and international youth-serving and youth-led organizations. Faculty Research Fellows of the Centre are scholars from diverse faculties united by their interest in contributing to the well-being of youth through research and program evaluation impact.

Space is limited – don’t miss this exciting opportunity!