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July 9, 2012

Dr. Martin Drapeau Awarded Early Career Achievement Award

ECP's Dr. Martin Drapeau was awarded an Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Early Career Achievement Award this year. The award was announced at the SPR 43rd International Annual Meeting, award ceremony in Virginia Beach back in June.


May 29, 2012

ECP Student, Kyle Hubbard, Awarded Fellowship

Congratulations to Kyle Hubbard, MA Student in Learning Sciences, who was recently honored with a fellowship from the Centre for Research in Human Development!  Check out the following link to read about Kyle, and other CRHD Fellowship winners.  

May 11, 2012

ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath Website Featured in The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail published an article about the Self-Injury Outreach and Support website created to help support those who self-injure, have recovered, or know someone who self-injues co-developed by Dr. Nancy Heath. To read full article please visit the following link at The Globe and Mail website.


May 9, 2012

ECP 2011-2012 GREAT Award Recipients

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Award Winners:

Chao-Mei Chiang, Tanya Chichekian, Thea Comeau, Maria Di Stasio, Reza Feyzi Behnagh, Clare Foa, Engida Gebre, Sarah Glaser, Daniella Goldberg, Carlos Gomez-Garibello, Andrea Guschlbauer, Petra Gyles, Sara Houshmand, Gabriela Ionita, Evgenia Milman, Cherie Moody, Eric Morris, Laura Naismith, Yogini Nath, Louise Overington, Liane Pereira, Sara Quirke, John Ranellucci, Maryam Rezazadeh, Sukhbindet Sanghera-Sidhu, Christina Saykaly, Deborah Schwartzman, Melissa Stern, Kelly Stelmaszcsyk, Cheryl Walker, Xihui Wang.

Congratulations everyone!


May 8, 2012

ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath's SiOS Website Featured in McGill Reporter

Self-Injury Outreach and Support webiste that was co-developed by ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath was featured in the McGill Reporter this week. The article discusses how the idea and devlopment of the SiOS website came about, and also how Dr. Heath and Dr. Lewis, co-developer, and their research teams have been able to directly help individuals who have visited the website. To read the full article, please visit the McGill Reporter Website.

April 26, 2012

ECP Student Awarded Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has awarded Aliki Thomas, Ph.D., the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award, "to recognize outstanding scholarship by a new researcher in the areas of postsecondary teaching, evaluation, and development". Congratulations Aliki!

For more information on this award, and to view past winners, visit the American Educational Research Association website.

April 11, 2012

Self-Injury Website Developed by Dr. Nancy Heath Featured in the Montreal Gazette

The Montreal Gazette featured an article about the Self-Injury Outreach and Support webiste that was co-developed by ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath and was launched early last week. The website offers help and information for those who self-injury, are recovering, or know someone who self-injures.

"With virtually no publicity, the Self-injury and Outreach Support site (SIOS) has attracted more than 600 online visitors in only two days." - Montreal Gazette

Check out the following link to read the full article: "Website offers help to teens who self-injure" - Montreal Gazette

April 4, 2012

Dr. Steven Shaw featured in McGill Reporter

Photo by John Kelsey

ECP's Dr. Steven Shaw was interviewed for the McGill Reporter about his research on students who have a high risk for failure in school, and how to help overcome factors that may be the cause.

To read the full article, check out the following link: "How to help kids get through high school using non-academic skills" - McGill Reporter


April 2, 2012

Self-Injury Outreach and Support Website Launched Today, Developed by ECP Professor, Dr. Nancy Heath


Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS), a new webiste which offers help and information for recovery from self-injury was developed by Drs. Nancy Heath, Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Stephen Lewis, of Guelph University.

Last year, Lewis, Heath, and their team of researchers were the first to study the alarming trend of teens posting self-injury videos on YouTube. Their findings suggested that, for some, social media may make self-injury seem like a viable way to cope with distress while providing a sense of belonging and community among those who watch and post these videos. Heath and Lewis have also found that there are numerous videos of self-injury online with millions of views from around the world. But their research has also suggested that the Internet may represent a powerful means to reach those who self-injure to provide helpful resources.

To view the full article published about this study, "The Scope of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury on Yuttube", published online in Pediatrics on February 11, 2011, please click here.

SiOS provides research-informed and current resources and support with a focus on recovery. It has downloadable best practice guides for the professionals who work with those who self-injure, including school professionals and health professionals. It also has guides for parents and for those who are struggling with self-injury.

“We know that unfortunately, many who self-injure do not seek help, but many youth and young adults use the Internet, so the Internet provides us with a unique opportunity to reach those struggling with self-injury. Moreover, the Internet is globally accessible, so our outreach website can be used worldwide. We expect the impact of this could be far-reaching.”, stated Dr. Heath.

SiOS is a groundbreaking project and the first international online outreach initiative offering support and resources not only for individuals who self injure, but also for their families, romantic partners, friends, and school, medical, and mental health professionals.

Click on the following link to watch an interview with Dr. Nancy Heath on self-injury.


March 30, 2012

2011-2012 ECP Graduate Travel Program Award Recipients

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is happy to announce the 2011-2012 recipients of the ECP Graduate Travel Program award:

  • Thea Comeau, Ph.D. Candidate, Counselling Psychology Program
  • Alexandra D'Arrisso, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Clare Foa, Ph.D Candidate, Counselling Psychology Program
  • Maryam Gholamrezaei, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Carlos Gomez-Garibello, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Sela Kleiman, M.A. Student, Counselling Psychology Program
  • Evgenia Milman, Ph.D Candidate, Counselling Psychology Program
  • Maria Claudia Orjuela-Laverde, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Chao Zhang, M.A. Student, Educational Psychology Program
  • Heidi Flores, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Liane Pereira, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program
  • Maria Di Stasio, Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology Program

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

March 12, 2012

Dr. Armando Bertone interviewed in Globe and Mail


Dr. Armando Bertone, Assistant Professor in ECP was interviewed in Globe and Mail about a study on how austic people may be more perceptive to symmetry. To view the full article, click here.

February 23. 2012

Dr. Nathan Hall, Recipient of the 2011 CPA President's New Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Hall, Professor of the Learning Sciences Program here at ECP who was honored with the Canadian Psychology Association President's New Researcher Award for 2011!

Dr. Hall was also featured in the Counselling Psychology journal, highlighting his research in achievement motivation theories, the consequences of motivational strategies and discrete emotions on long-term health, motivation, and achievement outcomes in young and older adults.

To view the full article, please click here.

February 20, 2012

Congrats to Dr. Lisa Spanierman, Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award Winner for 2011-2012!

Dr. Lisa Spanierman, Professor in the Counselling Psychology Program of Educational and Counselling Psychology was honored with The Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practionner Award for 2011-2012!

This award honors early career achievement, and outstanding contributions to the science and practice of counselling psychology.