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  1. Aug. 29, 2018Long-term mental wellbeing of northern communities increasingly affected by wildfiresSmoke and wildfire behind a tree line in the distance

    With climate change conditions favouring the spread of wildfires in Canada – even increasingly affecting the north and subarctic regions in Canada – it is important to address the impact of fire and smoke on the mental health and livelihoods of northern populations, says Warren Dodd, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

  2. Aug. 3, 2018Youth are more at risk for substance abuse than young adultsUnhappy male youth sitting in empty stands

    Individuals between the ages of 15-22 are at increased odds for substance use disorders, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry this month.

  3. July 23, 2018Study shows how the brain controls food cravingsStylized image of the inner workings of the brain

    A newly published study from the University of Waterloo shows that when activity in a specific part of the brain is suppressed, our desire for high-calorie foods increases.

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  1. Sep. 27, 2018Hallman Lecture: Love and sex in the digital ageJustin R. Garcia.

    Professor Justin Garcia of Indiana University will discuss the rise of singlehood in North America, and how widespread use of technology is changing what we thought we knew about human courtship.

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