Sydney is a second-generation settler born and raised on the ancestral and unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Sydney completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Fred Chou and is now pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Calgary.

Clinically, Sydney is passionate about supporting children, youth, and families. She values systemic approaches to working with individuals and families, appreciating that humans are inextricable from the many cultural and societal forces acting upon them. Her doctoral research explores the increasingly digital nature of society and its impact on human identity, relationships, and well-being.

In her work with the Growth and Solidarity team, Sydney’s appreciation for research that prioritizes rigour, reflexivity, and compassion has grown infinitely. She is passionate about continuously upholding principles of empathy and sensitivity to others, principles elemental to research and practice in mental health today.

Connect at sydney.boothroyd@ucalgary.ca