RYSE Project

RYSE Knowledge Mobilization

RYSE has been going on since 2017 and we now have lots of interesting results to share with relevant stakeholders to support the wellbeing and resilience of Canadian and South African youth, families, and communities. In September 2021, we assembled two RYSE to Action Committees — one in Drayton Valley and one in Secunda/eMbalenhle — by recruiting young adults interested in helping us share the RYSE results with relevant stakeholders to make a true, tangible impact on their communities.

Summary of RYSE Results

Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) is a large multi-disciplinary research project that generated from a participatory and collaborative effort between academic and community partners (Ungar, Theron et al., 2021). In 2017, Dr. Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University [Halifax, NS, Canada]) and Dr. Linda Theron (University of Pretoria [Pretoria, South Africa]) partnered with schools, community organizations, service providers and government departments, along with youth in two communities that are severely impacted by the oil and gas industry: Drayton Valley (Alberta, Canada) and Secunda/eMbalenhle (Mpumalanga, South Africa).

RYSE Infographic 1A

RYSE Infographic 2A