Assistant Professor in Human and Social Development at University of Victoria and Registered Psychologist
Jeffrey Ansloos, Ph.D. is an educator, researcher, and policy advisor in the areas of Indigenous and refugee youth engagement, violence prevention, mental health, and digital culture. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at University of Victoria. He teaches, researches, and supervises students in the School of Child and Youth Care. He is also a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC, a fellow of the Centre for Youth and Society, a Global Fellow of Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, and a fellow of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.
Our society and our universities need a renewed ethic for how we are to navigate deep social divisions with one another, including how we advocate for the protection of rights, respond to the violation of rights and how we contest the terrains of rights and our responsibilities to one another in a pluralistic society.
Budget 2017 is all about strengthening the middle class, strengthening their access to services, but what gets lost in the numbers and system is that indigenous youth have the least access to these services and do receive equitable funding as compared to any other young Canadian.