Dr. Vanessa Oliver
Assistant Professor, Youth and Childrens Studies
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5690
Office Location: Research and Academic Centre, RCE 205
Academic BackgroundMy areas of specialization are youth studies, health equity and arts and community based research. My recent projects include: a narrative study of homeless youth’s access to health and social services, an evaluation of community-based research uptake at Planned Parenthood Toronto, and arts-based, youth-led projects with Aboriginal youth around HIV prevention and decolonization.
Oliver, V. (2013). Healing Home: Health and Homelessness in the Life Stories of Young Women. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Hamilton, L.D., & Oliver, V. (2013). Sex Ed North: Report on Phase 1. Yellowknife and Behchoko, NWT.
Oliver, V., van der Meulen, E., & Flicker, S. (2013). If You Teach Them, They Will Come: Providers Reactions to Incorporating Pleasure into Youth Sexual Education. The Canadian Journal of Public Health, 104(2), e142-7.
Oliver, V. & Cheff, R. (2012). The
Social Network: Homeless young women, social capital, and the health
implications of belonging. Youth and Society. Online first, May 30.
Oliver, V. & Cheff, R. (2012). Sexual Health: The Role of Sexual Health Services Among Homeless Young Women Living in Toronto, Canada. Health Promotion Practice, 13(3), 370-377.
van der Meulen, E., Oliver, V., Flicker, S, Travers, R., & The Toronto Teen Survey Team. (2010). Finding the Funding for Youth Sexual Health Services and Education: Perspectives from Ontario Service Providers. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.
Lakhani, A., Oliver, V., Yee, J., Jackson, R. & Flicker, S. (2010). “Keep the Fire Burning Brightly:” Aboriginal Youth Using Hip Hop to Decolonize a Chilly Climate. In A.L. Sandberg & T. Sandberg (Eds.), Climate Change—Who’s Carrying the Burden (205-216). Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Oliver, V. (2009). Homesick: Gender, Youth and Homelessness in Toronto: The Health Experiences of Young Women in Exceptional Circumstances. Policy and Social Justice. The Ontario Women’s Health Network. Winter Bulletin.
Jacobson, N., Oliver, V., Koch, A. (2009). An Urban Geography of Dignity. Health and Place, 15(3), 695–701.
Oliver, V. (2008). The Canadian Charter and its Implications for Homelessness. Parity, February, 21.1, 29.
Daly, T., Armstrong, P., Amstrong, H., Braedley, S., Oliver, V. (2008). Contradictions: Health Equity and Women’s Health Services in Toronto. Commissioned Report. The Wellesley Institute, Toronto.