News and Events

 This page is dedicated to news and events related to the StAR Lab.

July 15th 2020: Dr. Fiocco presents Cultivating Mindfulness for Wellbeing Among Caregivers. This is a free webinar event through the Ontario Caregiver Organization. Visit Eventbrite.

September 1st 2019: The inaugural Canadian Stress Research Summit will be held on April 30th/May 1st 2020. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN!!! ***** POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC****

April 16th 2019: Dr. Fiocco speaks with Andrea Wilkinson,  founder of Brain Shape®, on mindfulness and aging . To listen to the podcast, visit: 

April 5th 2019: Dr. Fiocco will be presenting EngAGE: Find your Fountain of Youth at CRAM, an evening learning festival highlighting new ideas across 4 universities. Registration is free:

June 2018: Dr. Fiocco will be presenting An Exploration of Virtual Reality for Older Adults on June 2nd at the 10th Annual 50+ Festival! Check out the great line up of presentations, panel discussions, theatre and more! Visit:

March 2018: Ryerson 3MT® Competition People’s Choice Award goes to Laura Krieger for her thesis presentation on Virtual Tourism:

February 2018: Panel discussion: Does social media help or hinder?

December 2016: Virtual Travel Study featured in Ryerson’s Research & Innovation Newsletter:

October 2016: Katie Peck speaks on the importance of  Harry Rosen’s contribution to research:

June 2016: Join us in congratulating our lab members in their big win during the 7th Annual Psychology Student Research & Awards Celebration!:

Stress and the brain: https: Can stress damage the brain?

Fall 2015: StAR Lab featured in Urban Psychologist:

September 11th 2015: Join us at North York Senior Centre for a Caregiver Workshop

June 16th 2015Join us at the North York Library

June 1- June 4th 2015:  Join us at Get Psyched!

April 10th 2015Take a PAWS with Anastasia Hunse