Welcome to the Centre for Urban Youth Research

The Centre for Urban Youth Research is a new research centre founded by Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly and based out of Carleton University in Ottawa. CUYR (pronounced queer) is a hub for critical and justice-oriented youth scholars, activists, and community organizations focused on tackling inequalities experienced by young people in urban centres. With both Canadian and international affiliates, CUYR seeks to provide a bridge for those working towards the expansion of social justice for young people who are most marginalized under contemporary capitalism. CUYR values and prioritizes meaningful youth engagement in research and practice, alongside a deep scrutiny of embedded power relations and the potential for reproducing inequalities.