Research underway in Yukon to develop quick FASD screening

Photo of Kaitlyn McLachlanPsychology Professor, Kaitlyn McLachlan, is leading a new project in Yukon that will use EEG machines and video to record eye movements aiming to detect Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) sooner.  Earlier detection could help direct resources to peple with FASD much sooner. The goal is to develop "validated, fast, reliable and efficient screening technologies," that allow for quick evaluations.

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Access to "ethical" food often available only to the wealthy, study finds

The benefits of buying "ethical" food at farmer's markets and organic grocers often comes at the expense of equal access, according to a new study at the University of Guelph.  Professor and Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Evan Fraser, and researcher Kelly Hodgins highlight a paradox within the "ethical eating" movement. There are several reasons that prevent lower-income people from accessing these foods, ranging from higher prices, to social stigma, to geography.  

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Ducks Unlimited, First Nations and Metis partner to study N.W.T. boreal forest

Now employed at Ducks Unlimited, former MSc grads, Michael Merchant, and Becca Warren are part of the biggest project this organization has ever done. Ducks Unlimited Canada is in the middle of an ambitious survey of more than 31 million hectares of the Northweat Territories' wilderness.  The project will take about two years from start to finish, and result in a highly detailed digital map that will incluce information about existing habitats, and what plants make up those habitats.

FRAN Professor, Jess Haines, part of massive healthy study recruiting hundreds of local families

CSAHS own Jess Haines, is looking for 300 more families to partake in a health study aimed to determine how we establish healthy habits early in life.  Participating families will be followed for a 20 year period to look at how habits that were formed as children impact them as adults.  Haines is looking specifically for families with children between the age of 18 months and 6 years old, since this age range is critical for creating he

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New U of G awards recognize innovative CSAHS research

Two researchers from the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) have been named recipients of prestigious U of G research awards.

Prof. Meghan McMurtry, Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the Research Excellence Award.

McMurtry says her ultimate research goal is to improve the understanding of the complex interactions of factors that impact children’s pain and health, to identify the best practices for intervention.

Pioneering cannabinoid research at UoG with Psyc Professor, Dr. Linda Parker

Photo of Dr. Linda ParkerDr. Linda Parker is a psychology and neuroscience professor at the University of Guelph and has been studying the pharmacological properties of cannabinoids on brain behaviours for almost two decades. She is the current president of the CCIC and is the 2016 recipient of the ICRS Lifetime Achievement Award.

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