Welcome to Our Lab
Our lab aims to understand the facilitators and barriers to youth being socially accepted by their peer group, and to forming lasting and affirming friendships, especially among those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We take an equity, diversity, and inclusion perspective on this work. As part of this perspective, we aspire to encourage the environmental conditions (e.g., at school or at home) that help peer groups to be more socially inclusive and break down stigma that peers have about youth who are different from themselves. We examine these research questions in both in-person settings, as well as in the digital world on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok. More recently, we have been embarking on research with the goal of increasing access to mental health services among equity deserving groups. Specifically, we have been looking at barriers to services among Asian Canadian youth with ADHD.
Interested in participating in our research studies? Learn more under For Families. Think you might want to join the lab for graduate school or as an undergraduate research assistant? Go to Prospective Students. Thanks for visiting and we hope to hear from you!
We are grateful to do this work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and we reflect upon how we benefit from the appropriation of these lands. Learn more about land acknowledgements.