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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
December 5, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Vanessa Oliver

Assistant Professor, Youth and Childrens Studies

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5690

Office Location: Research and Academic Centre, RCE 205

Academic Background
My 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. 
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Selected Publications

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.