NITEP Cariboo Coordinator – Johanna Sam

I am aproud member of Tsilhqot’in Nation. Realizing the importance of a strength-based approach, I am involved in creating innovative youth-friendly educational and mental health resources. I completed a Master of Science in Population & Public Health with the support of Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training Fellowship. I am currently a Doctoral Candidate in Human Development, Learning, and Culture with University of British Columbia’s Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Special Education.

My Doctoral research explores the link between cyberbullying, resiliency, academic achievement, and mental health. I have been awarded several Graduate Fellowships, including Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Fellow. Given my interest in digital pedagogies, I have been a working committee member of Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) since 2015. I have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, especially in Nenqayni communities.