• Stressed?

    “Stress” is not about the things that happen to you, but how you choose to respond to those things.

  • Food for Thought.

    Did you know that what you eat not only affects your waist-line, but your  brain too?

    See publications

  • Taking a PAWS.

    Did you know that spending as little as 10 minutes with a pet can reduce stress?

    See Fiocco & Hunse (2017). The buffer effect of therapy dog exposure on stress reactivity in undergraduate students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 707 doi:10.3390/ijerph14070707.


  • How can immersive VR travel be used for healthy living?

  • Welcome to the StAR Lab!

    Take a tour and learn what we’re up to!

  • Mindfulness Training for Family Caregivers

    Supported by the Mind and Life Institute 1440 Award, we have investigated the impact of stress on wellbeing and the potential use of mindfulness training in caregivers of persons with dementia and neurodegenerative-related disorders. See our publication page for more information or contact us.

  • Got Mindfulness?

    What happens if you intentionally focus your attention on present-moment experiences with an open heart and an open mind?

Research Focus


Stress is a complex phenomenon that affects everyone, regardless of age, race, or religion.  While acute stress is…
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Prevention is key! The Stress and Healthy Aging Research Laboratory is dedicated to evaluating evidence-based prevention methods to…
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Cognitive dysfunction is becoming a health concern of increasing importance as our population ages and the baby boomers…
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HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTRES FOR OLDER ADULTS The Anne Johnston Health Station  2398 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4P…
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