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ACT for Youth brings together the expertise, knowledge and resources of community partners, university-based researchers and youth. Our project team includes over 30 members - applicant, co-applicants and collaborators. The project provides paid research internships to youth from the Jane-Finch community to engage their interest in post-secondary education and possibly graduate school. The project also provides opportunities for grad students, trainees and post-doc fellows to expand their community-based research skills.

Team | Staff | Youth | Post-Doctoral Fellow | Graduate Students and Trainees

 

Project Team Members

Applicant
Uzo Anucha, York University

Co-Applicants
Nombuso Dlamini, York University
Ifeanyi Ezeonu, Brock University
Gervan Fearon, Ryerson University
Stephen Gaetz, York University
Nathan Gilbert, Laidlaw Foundation
John Graham, University of Calgary
Wiburn Hayden, York University
Patricia Howell-Blackmore, Thrive! The Canadian Centre for PYD
Anthony Hutchinson, Brampton Neigbourhood Resource Centre
Bonny Ibhawoh, McMaster University
Theresa Knott, York University
Sue Levesque, York University
Sarah Maiter, York University
Susan McGrath, York University
Janet Mosher, York University
M. Mwarigha, Region of Peel
Narda Razack, York University
Karen Swift, York University
Sue Wilkinson, Findhelp Information Services
Robin Wright, University of Windsor

Collaborators
Zorana Alimpic, Oxford University - St. Anthony's College
Kizzy Bedeau, George Brown College - Special Projects/Community Partnerships
Antonius Clarke, Friends in Trouble
Marilyn Eisenstat, Promoting Economic Action and Community Health
Bryon Gray, The Spot - Jane Finch Community and Family Centre
Daphne Jeyapal, University of Toronto
Alex Lovell, Queen's University
Scott Moore, Youth Unlimited (Toronto YFC)
Carol Wade, University of Toronto

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Project Staff

Shawnette Thompson, Administrative Assistant
Kathe Rogers, Knowledge Mobilization & Communications

Youth

2012-2013 Youth Research Assistants
Henry Appiah, York University
Talisha Rampsaroop, York University
Nnali Simon, Ryerson University

2011-2012 Youth Research Assistant
Henry Appiah, York University

2011-2012 Youth Interns
Asim Aziz, Emery Collegiate Institute
Grace Francis Good, George Brown College
Abdi Mohammed, George Brown College
Talisha Rampsaroop, York University
Nnali Simon, Ryerson University

2010-2011 Youth Interns
Ryan Edwards, York University
Stephanie Henry, Seneca College
Femi Lawson, Ryerson University
Funmilola Lawson, York University
Stephanie Lucas, Westview Centennial Secondary School
Aziz Mohammed, Northview High School
Enoruwa Osagie, William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
Muzna Rehman, Westview Centennial Secondary School
Judy Truong, Weston Collegiate Institute

2011-2012 Youth-Led Committee
Olivia Agyemang, Westview Centennial Secondary School
Jason Fleet, C. W. Jeffery's Collegiate Institute
Taneese Jones, Westview Centennial Secondary School
Enoruwa Osagie, William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
Tara Sherif, Westview Centennial Secondary School
Abubakar Sultan, Emery Collegiate Institute
Alexander Toolsie, Emery Collegiate Institute
Edwin White-Chacon, Emery Collegiate Institute

2010 - 2012 Post Doctoral Fellow

Yunliang (Phillip) Meng, York University
Graduate Students and Trainees

2011-2012 Research Assistants
Jen Ryan, PhD Candidate - York University
Kathe Rogers, MSW Student - York University
Troy Dawkins, MSW Student - York University

Summer 2011 Research Assistants
Rebecca Houwer, PhD Candidate - York University
Julia Janes, PhD Candidate - York University
Annika Ollner, MSW Student - York University
Jen Ryan, PhD Candidate - York University
Enzo Verrilli, PhD Candidate (Developmental & Cognitive Science) - York University

Summer 2011 Trainee
Varun Vig, MES - York University

Fall 2010 Trainee
Yulia Gruzinsky, MSW Student - University of Windsor

2010-2011 Research Assistants
Jodi Alderson, MSW Student - York University
Haniyyah Ali, MSW Student - York University
Dalon Taylor, PhD Candidate - York University
Mary Goitom PhD Candidate - University of Calgary
Jen Ryan, PhD Candidate - York University
Julia Janes, PhD Candidate - York University
Jen Wheeldon, MSW Student - York University

Summer 2010 Trainee
Enzo Verrilli, PhD Candidate - York University

Summer 2010 Research Assistants
Mary Goitom, PhD Candidate - University of Calgary
Rebecca Houwer, PhD Student - York University
Jenna Jacabson, MA Student - University of Waterloo
Jennifer Ma, MSW Student - University of Toronto
Ciann Wilson, MA Student - York University

2009-2010 Research Assistants
Zorana Alimpic, MA Student - Oxford University
Amina Dualeh, MSW Student - York University
Julia Janes, PhD Student - York University
Annika Ollner, MSW Student - York University
Arshdeep Singh, MSW Student - York University

Summer 2009 Trainee
Carla O'Brien, MSW Student - University of Windsor