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Prime Family Lab

Gilli, Alex, Negar and Katherine presented their research at the Development 2022 Conference and the Canadian Psychological Association's 83rd Convention.

Congratulations to the lab!

June, 2022

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Gillian Shoychet

was awarded second place for her poster titled The Validation of the COVID-19 Family Disruption Model: A Systematic Search & Narrative Synthesis at the Canadian Psychological Association's 83rd convention (Family Psychology section).

Congratulations, Gilli!

June, 2022

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Dr. Prime

was awarded the President's New Researcher Award by the Canadian Psychological Association. The award 

recognizes the exceptional quality of the contribution of new researchers to psychological knowledge in Canada.

Congratulations, Dr. Prime!

May, 2022

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Jazzmin Demy

was awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship to fund her MA research.

Congratulations, Jazzmin!

April, 2022

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Alex Markwell

was awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship to fund her MA research.

Congratulations, Alex!

April, 2022

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Gillian Shoychet

was awarded a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and The Meighen Wright Foundation Maternal-Child Health Graduate Scholarship for her MA research.

Congratulations, Gilli!

April, 2022

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Prime Family Lab

research was featured in an article titled 4 tips for improving family wellness in the Globe

and Mail. 

Congratulations to the lab!

April, 2022

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Alex Markwell

was named a Top 25 finalist in the SSHRC Storytellers competition. Her submission focused on findings from a SSHRC-funded meta-analysis.  

Congratulations, Alex!

April, 2022

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Gillian Shoychet

had her symposium talk titled Assessing positive change during a global crisis: The development and validation of the COVID-19 family benefits and coping scale accepted at Development 2022. Congratulations, Gilli!

March, 2022

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Alex Markwell

had her symposium talk titled A preliminary evaluation of Love Together, Parent Together (L2P2): A writing intervention to improve couples' conflict and family functioning accepted at Development 2022. Congratulations, Alex!

March, 2022

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Negar Shavandi

had her independent research project titled The association between COVID-19 family stressors and sibling relationship challenges: Moderation by sibling age gap accepted as a poster at Development 2022. Congratulations, Negar!

March, 2022

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Gillian Shoychet

has published her first paper titled The Impact of COVID-19 Anxiety on Quality of Life in Canadian Adults: The Moderating Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty and Health Locus of Control in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/ Revue.

Congratulations, Gilli!

March, 2022

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Maya Koven

has joined the lab as the newest research assistant.

Welcome, Maya!

March, 2022

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was awarded the Lillian Meighen Wright Maternal-Child Health Undergraduate Scholarship. Congratulations, Katherine!

March, 2022

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Katherine McGuire

Veronica Benyamin

was accepted to McMaster University's MSc program in Psychotherapy.  Congratulations, Veronica!

March, 2022

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Jazzmin Demy

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was accepted to York University's MA/PhD Program in Clinical Developmental Psychology and will be working as a graduate student in the Prime Family Lab.

Congratulations, Jazzmin!

February, 2022

Alex Markwell

was accepted to York University's MA/PhD Program in Clinical Developmental Psychology and will be working as a graduate student in the Prime Family Lab. Congratulations, Alex!

February, 2022

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Veronica Benyamin

presented her summer Independent Research Project entitled Bridging theory and practice: Love Together, Parent Together writing program for couples with young children at the SPSP Annual Convention 2022.

 Congratulations, Veronica!

February, 2022

Katherine McGuire

had her Independent Research Project titled Parent-child relations and COVID-19 stress: Parental adverse childhood experiences as a moderator accepted as a poster at CPA's Annual Convention.

Congratulations, Katherine!

February, 2022

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Gillian Shoychet

had a poster titled Validation and adaptation of the COVID-19 Family Disruption Model: A systematic search and narrative synthesis accepted at CPA's Annual Convention. Congratulations, Gilli!

February, 2022

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Alex Markwell

had a poster titled Feasibility and acceptability of Love Together, Parent Together (L2P2): An online intervention for couples with young children accepted at CPA's Annual Convention.

Congratulations, Alex!

February, 2022

Dr. Prime

published COVID-19 disruption gets inside the family: A two-month multilevel study of family stress during the pandemic in Developmental Psychology.

 An exciting collaboration with the CRAMPED study.

November, 2021

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Veronica Benyamin

presented her summer Independent Research Project entitled Promoting positive relationship dynamics during COVID-19 at the Harvard Women in Psychology's Annual Trends in Psychology Summit

 Congratulations, Veronica!

November, 2021

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Alex Markwell

Dr. Prime

was awarded the Mitacs-Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award for a study evaluating a program to help families strengthen relationships. This represents a partnership with SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

July 4, 2021

received the Undergraduate CPA Award of Excellence for her thesis entitled, "Responsive parenting and children's executive function: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials".

 Congratulations, Alex!

August 11, 2021

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Alex Markwell

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Gillian Shoychet

received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for her MA1 year in the Clinical-Developmental Program.

Congratulations, Gillian!

June 2, 2021

received the Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Award funded by the LaMarsh Centre for her community-engaged research with Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health. Congratulations, Alex!

May 25, 2021

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Pardeep Kaur

who recently completed her Independent Research Project in the Prime Lab, was accepted into the Master of Science in Global Health at McMaster University. Congratulations, Pardeep!

May 25, 2021

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Gillian Shoychet

received the Dr. Eric Jackman Health Scholars Award funded by the LaMarsh Centre for her community-engaged research with Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health. Congratulations, Gillian!

May 25, 2021

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Alex Markwell

had her undergraduate thesis titled Responsive Parenting and Children's Executive Function: A Meta- analysis of Randomized Control Trials accepted as a poster at CPA's Annual Convention! Congratulations, Alex!

April 30, 2021

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Alexey Urusov

was accepted to the University of Waterloo's MA/PhD Program in Clinical Psychology! Congratulations, Alexey!

April 1, 2021

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Caren Colaco

was accepted to the University of Guelph's MA/PhD Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology! Congratulations, Caren!

April 1, 2021