School of Nursing
Faculty of Applied Science
Pam Young is the Peer-Coordinator with the UBC Transformative Health & Justice Research Cluster, where she provides leadership and guidance to support social justice-oriented research activities, policy action, and community-driven change for people in prison and post-release. Pam is also currently a manager for Unlocking the Gates Services Society which operates as a non-profit organization. She feels deeply passionate about the work she does with women leaving prison as she herself has lived prison experience and would have benefited from a program like the peer mentor program. She was a peer mentor herself when she originally started with the program. She has presented at international conferences, co-authored a book called Releasing Hope about women transitioning from prison, and regularly presents to nursing and medical students across the Lower Mainland. Pam attended Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and graduated from the CHAD program with her Chemical Addictions Support Worker Certificate.