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FRAN Professor, Jess Haines, part of massive healthy study recruiting hundreds of local families

CSAHS own Jess Haines, is looking for 300 more families to partake in a health study aimed to determine how we establish healthy habits early in life.  Participating families will be followed for a 20 year period to look at how habits that were formed as children impact them as adults.  Haines is looking specifically for families with children between the age of 18 months and 6 years old, since this age range is critical for creating heal

New U of G awards recognize innovative CSAHS research

Two researchers from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) have been named recipients of prestigious U of G research awards.

Prof. Meghan McMurtry, Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the Research Excellence Award.

McMurtry says her ultimate research goal is to improve the understanding of the complex interactions of factors that impact children’s pain and health, to identify the best practices for intervention.

Pioneering cannabinoid research at UoG with Psyc Professor, Dr. Linda Parker

Photo of Dr. Linda ParkerDr. Linda Parker is a psychology and neuroscience professor at the University of Guelph and has been studying the pharmacological properties of cannabinoids on brain behaviours for almost two decades. She is the current president of the CCIC and is the 2016 recipient of the ICRS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Psyc Professor, Dr. Barbara Morrongiello, on the importance of watching children swim this summer despite swimming lessons

Photo of Dr. Barbara MorrongielloDr. Barbara Morrongiello, a psychology professor at the University of Guelph who holds a Canada Research Chair in child and youth injury prevention, conducted a study with her colleagues looking at the safety of children while they swim. She concluded that parents often overestimate their childs ability to swim compared to the assessment of instructors.

Turning up the heat on sexuality research

An innovative lab at the U of G is providing a non-invasive, cost-effective method for clinically measuring sexual responses.

Researchers at the Psychophysiology of Sexual Health (POSH) lab are using thermal imaging technology to bring a unique perspective to physical sexual response and its effect on overall quality of life.

Prof. Tuuli Kukkonen of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, the director of the POSH lab, says that she specifically designed the lab to examine issues surrounding the measurement of physical sexual arousal.

Pols Professor, Candace Johnson wins the 2017 Jill Vicker's Prize

Photo of Political Science Professor Candace Johnson  Candace Johnson, Associate Professor in Political Science, has won the 2017 Jill Vicker's Prize for her paper "Transnational reproductive rights regimes in the context of Zika virus". The prize is awarded to the author of the best paper presented at the 2017 conference of the Canadian Political Science Association on the topic of gender and politics.  

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