HEALYAC 2021-2022 Year End Review
On June 9th, 2021, the HEALYAC 2021-2022 had their final meeting. The HEAL is very grateful for the council members and everything that they have contributed to the lab. HEALYAC members’ perspectives and opinions are very valuable in the HEAL’s aim to conduct research that doesn’t just work ON youth, but WITH and FOR youth.
The purpose of the HEALYAC is to integrate youth voices, perspectives, and expertise into our research on young people’s health and wellbeing. As part of the operational structure of our lab, the HEALYAC is how we implement an overarching participatory approach that sees research as with and for youth, as opposed to solely on youth. By establishing a YAC, we are positioning youth input as integral to shaping both the wider strategic directions and priorities of our lab and decision-making at the level of specific projects.