In Brief: Faculty of Arts News

26 November 2020

Dr. Raymond B. Blake (Department of History) and co-author Dr. Melvin Baker have recieved the 2019 Peter Cashin Prize from the Memorial University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the book Where Once They Stood: Newfoundland’s Rocky Road towards Confederation (University of Regina Press, 2019). The prize is awarded annually to the best piece of scholarly work on the history and/or political economy of Newfoundland published during the preceding calendar year.

7 October 2020

Dr. Amber Fletcher (Department of Sociology and Social Studies/Community Engagement and Research Centre) is lead author on a new article with Dr. Sam Hage (Department of Sociology and Social Studies), Dr. Margot Hurlbert (JSGSPP), and Dr. David Sauchyn (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies) on agricultural producers' perceptions of climate change in the Canadian Prairies.

7 October 2020

Dr. James Gacek (Department of Justice Studies) has just signed a contract with Palgrave Macmillon Criminology to publish his co-edited volume Green Criminology and the Law

21 September 2020

Dr. Michael Trussler's (Department of English) recent publication The Sunday Book placed second in the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild's 2020 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Awards, nonfiction category. Said the judges: 'The Sunday Book is a beautifully written, acutely observed memoir that gives us an unflinching glimpse into one man’s journey through middle-age, depression, anxiety and modern life. A poignant examination of aging and loss that encompasses time, metaphysics and art.' The essay 'Zen and a Dinosaur' will appear in the upcoming issue of Queen's Quarterly.

21 September 2020

The Online Therapy Unit, led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology) has developed a program designed specifically for Saskatchewan postsecondary students. Uniwellbeing aims to provide free education and guidance on techniques for managing depression and or anxiety.

4 September 2020

Dr. Simon Granovsky-Larsen, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant of $70,109 for his project The Security Practices of Canadian Extractive Companies in Central America. 

19 August 2020

The University of Regina's PSPNET team (Principle Investigator: Dr. Heather Hadjistavropolous, Department of Psychology) have published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health demonstrating the receptiveness of public safety personnel in Saskatchewan to Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy.

17 August 2020

Dr. Gordon Asmundson (Department of Psychology) has co-authored a new article about COVID-19 and social distancing in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The research indicates that the strongest predictor of the tendency to disregard social distancing was belief in robust personal health.

27 July 2020

Dr. James Gacek's (Department of Justice Studies) new article in the journal Social Sciences examines the potential for green criminology and the law to address issues around species justice and animal rights.

27 July 2020

Dr. Gordon Asmundson's (Department of Psychology) latest article examines the impact of COVID-19 anxiety and the likelihood of increased rates of substance use. The research was published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

20 July 2020

Dr. Nicholas Carleton (Department of Psychology, and Scientific Director of the Canadan Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment) will serve on the CIPSRT COVID-19 Readiness Resource Project Task Force Leadership, which aims to provide public safety personnel, their leaders, and their families across Canada with accurate, reliable, and credible information and resources to support their efforts in protecting all Canadians through the pandemic crisis.

13 July 2020

Newly published research from Dr. James Gacek (Department of Justice Studies) and Dr. Nicholas Carleton (Department of Psychology) and their coauthors suggests that mental health challenges appear to be extremely prolific and challenging for correctional service employees, affecting persons working in community, institutional, and administrative correctional services. The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

13 July 2020

Dr. Gordon Pennycock's (Department of Psychology) research into the social media spread of misinformation and and 'fake news' has been featured in a Forbes magazine article entitled 'Research Shows How to Spot Fake News About Coronavirus'. Pennycock's research has found that people don't tend to share false information because they are unable to distinguish truth from fiction. Rather, he says, '...we find that people tend to share false information about COVID-19 on social media because they simply fail to think about accuracy when making decisions about what to share with others.'   

9 July 2020

Dr. John Whyte (Department of Politics and International Studies) and his co-editors were awarded the Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award at the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards for the book Back to Blakeney: Revitalizing the Democratic State (University of Regina Press). Dr. Whyte has previously taught law and served as Dean of Law at Queen's University and served as Saskatchewan's Director of Constitutional Law during Canada's constitutional patriation process. He later served as Saskatchewan's Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice.

7 July 2020

Dr. Gordon Asmundson (Department of Psychology) et. al have just published "Do Pre-existing Anxiety-Related and Mood Disorders Differentially Impact COVID-19 Stress Responses and Coping?" in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders. The authors have found that those with pre-existing anxiety disorders are more negatively affected by COVID-19 and associated fears.

30 June 2020

Dr. Raymond Blake (Department of History) and his co-author have been awarded the Pierre Savard Award by the International Council of Canada Studies for the book Where They Once Stood: Newfoundland's Rocky Road Towards Confederation. The Pierre Savard Awards recognize exceptional books, which, being based on a Canadian topic, contribute to a better understanding of Canada.