At SARAVYC, we believe in research that makes a difference and focuses on resilience. Since 2006, we’ve been conducting rigorous, cutting-edge, and award-winning research that studies how stigma, discrimination, violence, and trauma affect young people’s health. Our goal is to identify factors that foster youth resilience in spite of stigma.

By collaborating with youth and their communities, we aim to develop culturally and contextually relevant interventions that not only improve health outcomes and equity for youth, but also influence policies and practices worldwide.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Ojukwu, Emmanuela Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health sciences; Social sciences; Humanities and the arts; Racial and gender health disparities and inequities; African, Carribbean and Black Immigrant Health; Women, Maternal-Infant, Youth Health; Psycho-social and Socio-ecologic determinants of health; Mental health, HIV/AIDS and other STIs; intersectionality