Public Event: Teens Talk Vaping

What is the “Teens Talk Vaping” Event?

Each year, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, we are proud to host a free event for parents, youth, educators, and healthcare professionals during our annual conference. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the top experts on important health topics impacting today’s youth. 

This year’s talk will discuss the Teens Talk Vaping project, which is a “by-youth-for-youth” research project that seeks to understand teen perspectives on vaping. From a non-judgmental perspective, the project goal was to better understand teens’ experiences and ideas about vaping, as well as how vaping features into their everyday lives, regardless of whether or not they vape. Embedded in this approach was a capacity-building program to train teens as ‘co-researchers’, recognizing the importance of youth voices in mobilizing community change. 

For this year’s public event, please join us to hear insights from the Teens Talk Vaping youth participatory research project and explore the social contexts surrounding teen vaping practices in Canada. 

Event Details

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

RBC Convention Centre

Second Floor (meeting rooms 2F-2H)

7:00 – 9:00 PM

(Doors open at 7:00 PM and the presentation begins at 7:30 PM)

Meet the Speaker

Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson

Post-doctoral Associate, Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL), Western University 

Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson is a postdoctoral associate in the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) at Western University. Her main areas of research include: (1) physical and mental well-being of teens; and (2) the social contexts, meanings, and motives surrounding teen vaping practices, with emphasis on how contextual and structural factors shape teens’ engagement.

Kendra has been the project coordinator on several large scale CIHR-funded projects, including “Teens Talk Vaping”, and utilizes her qualitative expertise to understand the experiences and perspectives of the individuals under study.

Contact us

General inquiries:

Debbie Korpesho

Communications & Media:

Stephanie Matthews