Research in the Faculty of Arts

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Arts Research News

  • Psychology Professor Leads Multi-Million Dollar Study on Occupational Trauma and the RCMP (December 2017)
    Dr. Nicholas Carleton heads a major study on occupational stress and trauma among RCMP officers. The $8.9 million study aims to identity the physiological and psychological signs of trauma and stress so that, ultimately, better supports may be put in place to assist these first responders.
  • Multi Award Winning Psychology Professor Recieves Another Top Honour (December 2017)
    Dr. Gordon Asmundson (Department of Psychology) was just awarded the 2018 Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society. The Canadian Pain Society is a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain. It's 850 Canadian members consist of physicians, nurses, psychologists, researchers, and other professionals involved in the study and treatment of pain. The Canadian Pain Society supports the treatment of pain as a basic human right.

  • Psychology Prof Named a Mental Heath Leader (Fall 2017)
    Multi-award winning researcher Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology) has received another honour. She has been named one of the 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The honour recognizes Hadjistavropoulos' innovation in the delivery of self-guided online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and its ability to connect more people to high quality mental health care.   

  • Award nomination for Department of Sociology and Social Studies Authors (July 2017)
    Harry Diaz (Sociology and Social Studies), Margot Hurlbert (Sociology and Social Studies/Justice Studies, and Jim Warren's (Sociology and Social Studies) book Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America (University of Calgary Press, 2016). Has recently been short-listed for the High Plains Book Awards. The book examines the strategies Prairie communities in both Canada and South America are employing to reduce their vulnerability to drought, and adapt to changing climate conditions. More >>>

  • New publication for Economics Professor (July 2017)
    Richard A. Kleer (Department of Economics) has recently published Money, Politics and Power: Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694-96 (Routledge, 2017), featuring an analysis of a notorious period of time in Britain's financial history. More >>>

  • Politics and International Studies Professor Authors Journal Issue (June 2017)
    Professor Emeritus Dr. Howard Leeson (Department of Politics and International Studies) has authored an entire issue of the University of Alberta's journal Constitutional Forum. Volume 26(2) is entitled Patriation Papers: The View from Saskatchewan, and contains never before published documents, notes, and reflections from Leeson's time as Deputy Minister in the Blakeney government at the time of the patriation of the Canadian constitution. View the Open Access issue >>> 

  • Psychology Professor Receives Grant for Internet-Delivered Therapy (May 2017)
    Dr Heather Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology) has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant of $971,552 in support of her work on Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

  • Justice Studies Professor Awarded CIHR Grant (May 2017)
    Dr. Michelle Stewart (Justice Studies), a Research Faculty member at the Saskatchewan Population Health Evaluation and Research Unit (SPHERU) has been awarded a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Planning and Dissemination Grant for her project entitled 'Toward a Participatory Framework on the Social Determinants of Health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder'.   
  • Psychology Professor Scores NSERC Funding (May 2017)
    Dr. Chris Oriet (Department of Psychology) has received a $125,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Orient's project is entitled 'The Role of Statistical Summary Representations in Visual Learning'. 

  • Politics and International Studies Professor Presents Research on Health Care (April 2017)
    Dr. Tom McIntosh (Department of Politics and International Studies) presented his perspectives on health care in Canada at the Health Science Pub Series. McIntosh is Associate Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) and formerly served as research coordinator for the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada. Says McIntosh, 'From my perspective we have three things happening at once. The amalgamation into a single health authority, an austerity budget and a new accord with the federal government that provides specific funding for mental health and home care. This adds up to the potential for some significant changes to occur and for a great deal of uncertainty about how these transformations will play out.' More >>> 

  • Psychology Professor's Research on Health and Aging Acknowledged in SHRF publication (April 2017)
    Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos' (Department of Psychology/Centre on Aging and Health) research into improving health care for seniors was featured in a publication by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, entitled Impacting Seniors' Health: The Value of Aging-related Research in Saskatchewan. More >>> 
  • Sask Book Award nominations highlight Faculty of Arts members (February 2017)
    Emily Eaton (Department of Geography), Phillip Hansen (Department of Philosophy and Classics), and Mark Anderson (Department of History) are among the nominees for the  2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards. More >>> 

  • Professor Emeritus Receives Global Honour (February 2017)
    Professor Emeritus Jack Boan (Department of Economics) received the Lifelong Global Citizen Award from the Saskatchewan Council for International Development. Dr, Boan received this honour in recognition of his outstanding contributions to international development, including the many years he spent supporting student refugees studying at the University of Regina. More >>>
  • Department of History Launches Lecture Series (January 2017)
    The Department of History launched a lecture series in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, entitled 'The Making of Canada: Marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, 1867'. The series runs from January to April and will examine the founding spirit and intentions of Canada's founders, how these aspirations have played out over the past 150 years, and how they might be updated for a much different contemporary Canadian society. More >>>
  • Psychology Professor recives funding for Online Therapy Unit (January 2017)
    Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos' (Department of Psychology) Online Therapy Unit received $356,000 in funding from the Ministry of Health. The Unit delivers web-based cognitive behaviour therapy to over 600 clients annually. More >>>    

  • Politics and International Studies Instructor Honoured by Chilean Government (December 2016)
    Dr. John Foster, Instructor in the Department of Politics and International Studies, has been recognized by the Government of Chile for his advocacy on behalf of refugees and human rights. Dr. Foster has been working on behalf of human rights in Chile since the 1970's, and the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. More >>>

  • Academic Convenor Appointed for Congress 2018 (June 2016)
    Dr. Andre Magnon (Department of Sociology and Social Studies) has been appointed Academic Convenor for the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at the University of Regina in May 2018. The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, learning and an understanding of the contributions made by the humanities and the social sciences towards a free and democratic society. The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is Canada's largest academic gathering. More >>>

  • Research Honour for History Professor Dr. Raymond Blake (May 2016)
    Raymond Blake (Department of History) was awarded the 2016 University of Regina Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Research, in recognition of the outstanding impact he has made as a leading historian in his field. More >>>    
  • Mentorship Honour for Psychology Professor Gordon Asmundson (May 2016)
    Gordon Asmundson (Department of Psychology) was awarded the 2016 University Alumni Association Award for Graduate Research Mentorship. Asmundson has served as graduate supervisor and/or thesis committee member for more than 35 students. The award acknowledges the impact of Asmundson's mentorship on the the development and growth of future scholars and researchers in the field. More >>>
  • Research Chair in Aging and Health receives funding for Unit for Innovation in Dementia Care (23 November 2015)
    Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos psychology professor and Research Chair, has received funds from an anonymous donor to establish the Unit for Innovation in Dementia Care. The Unit will be focused on improving the quality of life for people with dementia, and will be a leader in improved pain management approaches for dementia sufferers.