Dr. 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.
Dr. Barbara Morrongiello, a psychology professor at the University of Guelph who holds a Canada Research Chair in child and youth injury prevention, conducted a study with her colleagues looking at the safety of children while they swim. She concluded that parents often overestimate their childs ability to swim compared to the assessment of instructors.
An innovative lab at the U of G is providing a non-invasive, cost-effective method for clinically measuring sexual responses.
Researchers at the Psychophysiology of Sexual Health (POSH) lab are using thermal imaging technology to bring a unique perspective to physical sexual response and its effect on overall quality of life.
Prof. Tuuli Kukkonen of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, the director of the POSH lab, says that she specifically designed the lab to examine issues surrounding the measurement of physical sexual arousal.
When we think of homelessness we often think of urban areas, however, Sociology and Anthropology professor, Bill O'Grady, finds homelessness is even more widespread in rural and northern Ontario. Homelessness in rural and northern communities is less visable and described as "hidden" due to supports and services that aren't accessed.
We often think of how parents influence their children, however, children also influence their parents.
Candace Johnson, Associate Professor in Political Science, has won the 2017 Jill Vicker's Prize for her paper "Transnational reproductive rights regimes in the context of Zika virus". The prize is awarded to the author of the best paper presented at the 2017 conference of the Canadian Political Science Association on the topic of gender and politics.