Navigating Romantic Relationships while Supporting Career Goals

Relationships require a lot of give-and-take to ensure both partners’ needs are met, especially when it comes to work-life balance. Starting this summer, psychology PhD students Grace Ewles and Rebecca Lee will interview female professionals to find out how they navigate their romantic relationships to support their career goals.

Although work-life balance has been the subject of many studies, the researchers found a void in the literature.

Guelph Psychology Prof Sees Travel Ban Negatives in Personal Light

Saba Safdar on the left and her daughter Newsha Ghaeli  When University of Guelph psychology professor Saba Safdar sees refugees fleeing war to come to a safe land, she contrasts their experiences with her own.

When the Iranian-born academic hears about a travel ban that targets Iran and six other countries, she can see how her own daughter, raised in Canada but living in the U.S., gets defensive about her heritage.

Photo of a person filling a vaccination needle with a vial.

Public Deliberation Study Offers Potential for Higher Vaccination Rates


A new project by University of Guelph researchers looking at how to encourage public discussion of vaccination may also lead to higher vaccination rates, says the lead researcher.

The study will examine how best to engage people, including parents, in public deliberation about controversial topics, utilizing vaccination as a case model, said psychology professor Kieran O’Doherty. The study received a $100,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research last summer.

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Teaching Our Children to Read - A Word from Professor Emeritus Mary Ann Evans

How do young kids learn to read – and how can we help them?

U of G psychology professor emeritus Mary Ann Evans has been researching these questions for decades now. Her early studies focused on grade one reading development, but a comment from a parent added a new perspective.

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