Research Centres and Labs in the Faculty of Arts

The largest faculty at the University of Regina, the Faculty of Arts is home to, or in partnership with fifteen on-campus research institutes, centres, and laboratories. These research units support much of the ground-breaking research and collaboration being undertaken in the Faculty of Arts - in areas such as community development, aging and well-being, climate research, online therapy, and many more.

Explore some of the Faculty's most innovative research via direct links to these facilities below.

Research Institutes, Centres, and Partnerships

Community Engagement and Research Centre (CERC)
Under the direction of Community Director Dr. Lynn Gidluck and Academic Director Dr. Amber Fletcher, the CERC aims to facilitate relationships between community and University of Regina partners by facilitating community-based participatory research and community service-learning opportunities.

The Centre on Aging and Health (CAH)
Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology), the Centre on Aging and Health aims to facilitate gerentological health research, training and outreach in the areas of Aboriginal health and aging, aging and women's health, age-related brain disorders, muskuloskeletal health and mobility, and pain in old age.

Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC)
Under the direction of Dr. David Sauchyn (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies) PARC assists communities and industries in the Prairie provinces in achieving climate resilience and sustainability through the provision of data and knowledge for science-based climate policy/planning. 

Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
Under the direction of Dr. Tom McIntosh (Department of Politics and International Studies), SPHERU creates new knowledge, policy analysis, collaborative policy research, and develops collaborative community strategies toward reducing health inequalities.


Research Laboratories and Partnerships

Anxiety and Illness Behaviour Lab (AIBL)
Under the direction of Dr. Gordon Asmundson, with co-direction from R. Nicholas Carleton (both with the Department of Psychology), the AIBL conducts research to better understand fear of pain and movement health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and the associations to chronic pain and disability.
Behavioural Neuroscience Research Laboratory and SPIT Laboratory
Under the Direction of Dr. Laurie Sykes Tottenham (Department of Psychology) these laboratories conduct research on the neuropsychological bases of individual differences in emotional and spatial abilities.
Child and Family Research Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Lynn Loutzenhiser (Department of Psychology), the Child and Family Research Lab conducts research into family issues that include developmental disorders, parenting, autism assessments, and group therapy for children with anxiety, among others.
Wellbeing Innovation Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology), the Psychology-Wise Lab aims to design, evaluate, and optimize innovative psychological services in routine care by bringing together a collaborative team of researchers, clinicians, students, and the community.

Early Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL)
Under the direction of Dr. Jeff Loucks (Department of Psychology) the ECDL conducts research into that ways infants and young children perceive human action, how they remember the behaviour of others, and how their own experience influences their reasoning about other people’s actions.

Health Psychology Laboratory (HPL)
Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos (Department of Psychology) the HPL investigates health psychology issues such as pain assessment and management in older persons, issues in the communication of pain, fear of falling and anxiety in older persons, ethical and professional standards, among others.

Prairie Environmental Process Laboratory (PEPL)
The PEPL is equipped to study environmental processes, especially those linked with water and sediment budgets. Among others, researchers at PEPL analyze surface water and hydrologic budgets, fluxes and accumulations of sediments across the landscape, ice and snowpack change, and make projections of future environmental conditions.

Regina Integrative Cognitive Experimental (RICE) Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oriet (Department of Psychology), the RICE Lab combines expertise in Psychology and Computer Science to do research in experimental psychology and human-computer interaction. The Lab is a resource for businesses in Regina that want to examine cognitive aspects of their software.

Social Context, Health, and Trauma (SCHT) Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Bridget Klest (Department of Psychology), the SCHT Lab conducts research into interrelationships among social context factors, health, and traumatic stress.

The Environmental Research and Response Applications (TERRA) Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Julia Siemer (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies) the TERRA Lab aims to serve the advanced geomatics needs of students, housing high performance workstations networked to an online file server and 44" plotter.

Affiliated Research Institutes and Centres

Humanities Research Institute (HRI)
Under the directorship of Dr. Francesco Freddolini, the HRI supports and promotes the broad range of humanities research activities that occur at the University of Regina and in its federated colleges. Working across the disciplines, the HRI advances humanities scholarship and research and develops innovation, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration.
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT)
Under the scientific direction of Dr. Nicholas Carleton (Department of Psychology), CIPSRT serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange that relies upon the best contemporary research evidence supporting an overall mission to help current and former public safety personnel, their leaders, and their families to maintain and improve their mental health and well-being.