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  1. Jan. 31, 2023The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation has given more than $230,000 to expand several community outreach projects created by Dr. Daniela O’Neill

    “The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation invests in initiatives that support children as they learn and grow,” says Laura Manning, executive director. “Daniela O’Neill’s board games project was a wonderful fit with our priorities, given its emphasis on early development and community engagement.”

    Congratulations, Dr. O'Neill!

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  2. Jan. 23, 2023Congratulations to Graham Seed Fund recipient, Dr. Dillon Browne!

    This fall, the University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team launched the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) and invited researchers to submit their proposals for innovative health-care solutions. The GSF strengthens the University’s health system partnerships by providing resources for collaborating directly with a full range of health providers and clinicians.

  3. Dec. 2, 2022Jackson Smith, a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, has been recognized with the prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarship

    As a Vanier scholar, Jackson plans to build on the skills and knowledge he has acquired to become a leader in the field of developmental trauma. “I hope my research will contribute to the growing understanding of the wide-spread consequences of developmental trauma, including and beyond individual symptoms, and will serve to increase awareness about what individuals, families, communities, service providers, and policy makers can do to bolster their own and others’ ability to overcome adversity.”

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