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The Offord Centre of Child Studies featured in Hamilton Spectator article

April 24, 2019
The Offord Centre of Child Studies was featured in The Hamilton Spectator on April 18, 2019 in an article titled “One-third of Ontario kids get the mental health care they need concludes Offord Centre study.” To read the full article click here. To learn more about the 2014 Otario Child Health Study (OCHS) click here….

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Offord Centre members part of gender-based violence research initiative

December 5, 2018
  On Monday December 3, 2018 Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Minister of Seniors Filomena Tassi came to McMaster to personally delivered the news that researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies will lead a $3.4 million study over the next five years, working to evaluate positive parenting initiatives in a drive to…

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Harriet MacMillan Recognized as Distinguished University Professor

April 11, 2018
Dr. Harriet MacMillan, Offord Centre for Child Studies researcher, and member of the McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, has been recognized as a Distinguished University Professor, the highest award that McMaster University can confer on a faculty member. The title, created in 1996, is conferred only on faculty members who have demonstrated distinction and impact…

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McMaster Collaborating on Multinational Autism Study Funded by NIH

January 25, 2018
McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is participating in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded project on autism and neurodevelopment disorders. Led by the University of California, San Francisco, and called “Development of a standardized measure of social-communication abilities for children with neurodevelopmental disorders,” the project aims to…

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McMaster Psychiatry Research Day to be Hosted by Offord Centre Leaders

January 11, 2018
The Offord Centre for Child Studies’ director, Dr. Ellen Lipman, and Offord Centre researcher and co-director of McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), Dr. Stelios Georgiades, will host the 30th McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neursociences’ Research Day on May 2, 2018. This year themed Risk and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health,…

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Michael Boyle

December 15, 2017
Dr. Michael Boyle, of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, has been honoured as Professor Emeritus at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He was recognized at a ceremony Dec. 6 at the University Club attended by his peers and Nick Kates, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. A less formal celebration was held Dec….

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Family Check-up Canada Wins Story Contest

December 12, 2017
The winner of Hamilton Health Sciences’ latest strategy story contest – Family Check-up Canada: Making the Race Fair, submitted by Dr. Terry Bennett of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. The Offord Centre has partnered with McMaster Children’s Hospital to become the first group to bring the Family Check-Up intervention program – pioneered in the United States…

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Dr. Charlotte Waddell on Child Health Policy

November 17, 2017
Simon Fraser University professor and director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre there, Dr. Charlotte Waddell was the speaker at the annual Fraser Mustard/Dan Offord Lectureship hosted by the Offord Centre for Child Studies on Nov. 15, 2017. She spoke on Children’s Mental Health Policy – for the One and the Many, with a wide overview…

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