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2024 Psychology Honours Symposium

April 15, 2024, 9 am -12:00 pm

RIC (Research & Innovation Centre) Atrium

Please join us as the 2023-24 Honours students present their research in a poster presentation. Presenters will be available to discuss their project and answer questions from 9:10 - 11 am. The Award Presentation will begin at 11 am. For the Program, please click here.

The University of Regina Centre on Aging and Health 2023-2024 Distinguished Public Lecture:


Dr. Tracey Gendron, Virginia Commonwealth University
March 7, 6:30 PM

MAP University Theatre (Riddell Centre)

This presentation translates decades of research on age discrimination into actionable steps to overcome ageism and ableism both personally and professionally. Dr. Tracey Gendron explores the forces that have shaped our understanding of aging and what it means to be old. We will examine the defiicency in the understanding and acknowledgement of elderhood as a stage of development. To create a culture built on age-inclusion, a new image of aging is needed to disrupt ageist and ableist thought and behaviour within ourselves, communities, policy, and culture.

Dr. Tracey Gendron is the Chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology and Director of the Virginia Center on Aging. She is also the author of the book "Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It." She is an internationally recognized gerontologist with almost 30 years of experience as a grant-funded researcher and speaks to audiences globally about the real world impact of age bias.

This event is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking is available at all M and Z lots after 5 pm.


Colloquium - Tamara Williamson, PhD Candidate
January 11, 2:45 pm

RI 119

TITLE: RISK FACTOR MANAGEMENT IN CHRONIC DISEASE: Optimizing Behavioural Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease, Pain, and Obesity 

ABSTRACT: According to the World Health Organization, chronic, noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Type II Diabetes are responsible for three-quarters of deaths worldwide. Behavioural risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, and unhealthy dietary patterns increase the risk of developing and dying from a chronic disease. Behavioural interventions are critical for targeting these risk factors and enhancing health-promoting behaviours to improve patient outcomes. This presentation will describe a program of research that aims to develop, evaluate, and optimize cutting-edge behavioural treatments for cardiovascular disease, pain, and obesity. Past and current projects will be reviewed and a proposal for future directions at the University of Regina will be discussed.

Dr. J. Gordon New Ethics Board Vice Chair

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Gordon has been appointed as Vice Chair of the University of Regina's Research Ethics Board (REB) until October 2025. The University of Regina has a single Research Ethics Board which approves all research involving human participants that falls under the auspices of the institution. Applications are received from all Faculties and Departments. The REB receives on average 250 new applications per year and maintains approximately 500 active applications through the annual renewal process

Dr. T Hadjistavropoulos Receives Prestigious Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Thomas Hadjustavropoulos, recipient of the 2023 CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging. The award recognizes an individual, team or organization that has advanced the mobilization of research in aging at a local or regional level. Thank you for you ongoing work to improve the lives of many.

2022 CPA Best Article prize in the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Congratulations to Rebekah Corpuz and Chris Oriet.
Within-person variability contributes to more durable learning of faces, (2022, Vol 76(4), pp. 270-282)
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