Today’s adolescents are entering a world characterized by swift technological and social change, such as automation and the outsourcing of industrial production. Some youth are well-positioned to successfully navigate and exploit the opportunities that this transforming environment offers. But others are struggling to attain the increasingly high levels of education required to succeed, and are at risk of falling behind as they move into adulthood.
As Canada Research Chair in the Transition to Adulthood, Dr. Véronique Dupéré aims to help these struggling youth by searching for ways to better support them as they transition to adulthood. She and her research team are also developing strategies to reduce the social inequalities that can take root at this critical juncture of young people’s lives.