In the Fall of 2017, I start the Post-Degree Social work program at St Thomas University. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 2016. I majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. I also completed an honours project with Drs. Poulin and Gouliquer, whose research focuses on marginalised groups, and utilises the Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC) methodology. My honours project drew from their work on individuals who are 90+ years old. I explored two complications in older individuals’ lives: the request of funding from Social Development, and the lack of control older individuals experience when hiring care-workers from private care institutions. My thesis was titled, When you are 90+ years old: The experience and meaning of independence.
Currently I work for Drs Poulin and Gouliquer as a research assistant managing the day to day operations of the research group. In addition to my research on individuals who are 90 years of age and older, I am involved in the Canadian female firefighters project. In the future, I am interested in continuing research on marginalised groups, and recommending policy changes that would benefit these groups’ well-being.
The research I would like to complete in my life is diverse. To name a few, I am interested in older individual’s experiences, domestic violence, child abuse, and young offenders. I believe that qualitative research can add a great deal to our understanding of groups and issues, and that it is important to create knowledge that captures the influence culture has on individuals within society.
Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2017). Rhymes and rhythms of aging: Attending to the voices of the exceptionally old. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2017): Evidence for Action in an Aging World, 101. Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 19-21).
Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2017). Rhymes and rhythms of aging: Attending to the voices of the exceptionally old. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2017): Evidence for Action in an Aging World, Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 19-21).
Young, P., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2017). How patriarchy and neoliberalism shape the experience of commercial home-care for the 90+ year old recipient. Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.
Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Moore, A., Chen, C-F., Poulin, C., Pineau, C., & Graham, M. (2017). The Rhymes and Rhythms of Aging: Listening to the voices of the very old. Laurentian Research Week-2017; Faculty Research Forum, Laurentian University, ON (Feb. 27-Mar. 3).
Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., McWilliams, J., Young, P., Tucker, W., & Moore, A. (2016). Female firefighters in leadership roles: “Where is the man in charge?” Poster-presentation at the UNB Research Showcase, Fredericton, Canada, (30 September).