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Vivian Stamatopoulos

Assistant Teaching Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 306
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5883
905.721.3372 (fax)


Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos' teaching interests focus on social research methods (qualitative and quantitative methodologies). She received the President's University Wide Teaching Award and the James O’Neil Award for Teaching Excellence for her instruction in Sociological Research Methods at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She has also taught Introductory Sociology and has assisted in the teaching of courses including:

  • Gender and Information Technology
  • Gender and the Sociology of Higher Education
  • Racism and Colonialism
  • Social Structure and Social Change


  • MA, Sociology York University
  • PhD, Sociology York University

Research and expertise

Dr. Stamatopoulos' current research focuses on children and youth who provide substantial unpaid familial caregiving (young carers). When not teaching, she provides research expertise to a range of organizations, including St. Michael’s Hospital (Centre for Research on Inner City Health), YMCA and Statistics Canada. Most recently, she served as the Chief Researcher for Amazement Parks Canada, where she led a multimethod research design for a proposed indoor/outdoor water park and event complex planned for the Greater Toronto Area.


  • Recent publications

    Mandell, N., & Stamatopoulos, V. (Forthcoming). "Caregiving and support for older persons" in A. Gaszo & K. Koboyashi (Eds.), Continuity and Change: Canadian Families in the New Millennium. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.

    Kavanaugh, M., Kalipeni, J. & Stamatopoulos, V (2016). Application of the UN Charter on Rights of the Child: United States Policy and International Context. Child Abuse Research a South African Journal CARSA, 1(1), 68-81.

    Kavanaugh, M., & Stamatopoulos, V., Cohen, D., & Zhang, L. (2015). Unacknowledged caregivers: A scoping review of research on young/youth caregivers in the U.S. Adolescent Research Review, 1(1), 29-49.

    Stamatopoulos, V. (2015). Supporting young carers: A qualitative review of young carer services in Canada. International Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 21(2), 178-194.

    Stamatopoulos, V. (2015). One million and counting: The hidden army of young carers in Canada. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(6), 809-822.

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