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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is as effective as sleep medication and has longer lasting benefits in the treatment of chronic insomnia. We are currently recruiting people with insomnia to participate in a study of CBT-I to further understand the cognitive and behavioural changes that take place during insomnia treatment.

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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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Dr. Carney starred in the most recent episode of Fast Health TV, discussing common sleep myths with host Brittlestar while driving around Hamilton in a fancy car. From the Fast Health website:  “Fast Health gives educates us on how to balance a fast life with a heathy life. Brittlestar takes his guests on a joyride…

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Congratulations to Angela Lachowski, PhD on her graduation from Ryerson’s Clinical Psychology program today!  It was a pleasure to have Angela in the SAD lab, and we wish her all the best as she begins her professional career.

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Congratulations to Kristin Maich, who was awarded a 2017 Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).  She will hold the award for up to three years. The doctoral competition is extremely competitive and Kristin’s receipt of this award is an exciting and prestigious accomplishment!

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