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Dr. Colleen Carney was recently featured in an article in Scientia to talk about DOZE and how it’s helping teens sleep better. Check it out to learn more!

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Our graduate student Nicole Carmona visited Royal St. George’s College today for their “Just Say Know” Expo, where she talked to students about teenage sleep problems and our new (free!) app called Doze, which was created by teens, for teens experiencing sleep difficulties. To learn more about Doze, visit https://dozeapp.ca/

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Congratulations to Nicole on the successful defence of her Master’s thesis on August 16, 2019, titled “The Roles of Cognitive Load and Appraisal of Task Difficulty in Predicting Subjective Fatigue and Subsequent Task Disengagement.” Her Master’s research investigated cognitive mechanisms of fatigue among undergraduate students using complex methodology, including self-report measures, behavioural indices, and pupillometry….

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CONGRATULATIONS to Kristin Maich, our beloved doctoral student, on defending her dissertation on August 14, 2019! Kristin conducted a mixed methods study of the mechanisms behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), with a primary focus on patients’ experiences in therapy. With the guidance of Dr. Kelly McShane, Kristin analyzed a relapse prevention homework assignment in which study patients wrote…

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Congratulations to Nicole Carmona on receiving a 2019 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She will hold this award for three years. This doctoral competition is extremely competitive and we are so proud of Nicole for this prestigious accomplishment!

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Congratulations to Parky Lau, who was awarded a 2019-2020 Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for his Master’s research. The CGS-M competition is very competitive and we are so proud of Parky for this achievement!

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Our very own Sasha Usyatynsky was invited to speak on the podcast BrainShape about sleep and aging. The podcast is available on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, & Castbox, or you can listen at this link: https://www.brainshape.ca/podcast/sleep-aging-brain

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Congratulations to Sasha, who received the Dr. Dick Bootzin Student Award from the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Special Interest Group at ABCT’s annual convention in November 2018. Sasha received this award for her poster investigating adherence to behavioral components of CBT-I and early insomnia outcomes in individuals with insomnia and depression. We are very proud of…

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Congratulations to Nicole Carmona, who was awarded a 2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).  Nicole had previously received funding for her Master’s work from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  The OGS competition is highly competitive and we are proud of Nicole for this latest accomplishment!

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