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Publication Search Tool for Offord Centre Research

October 12, 2017
Researchers, policy makers, community partners and the public can now easily find leading published research in child and youth studies, searching by author (researcher), study team and/or topic including Autism Spectrum Disorder, early development, child maltreatment, community-based interventions, psychiatric disorders, and many others. The Offord Centre for Child Studies, an internationally recognized research institute affiliated…

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Improvements & Struggles for Ontario Kindergartners: 9 Years of EDI Data

October 11, 2017
Over the last decade there has been a growing number of Ontario kindergartners who are vulnerable in at least one domain of their development (physical health and well-being; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive development; communication skills and general knowledge). However, children are improving in two key domains of their development. In 2004, Ontario began…

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‘Making the Race Fair’ Study Recruiting Hamilton Families

August 11, 2017
The “Making the Race Fair” study is currently recruiting participants – Hamilton families with children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old. Some young children have emotions and behaviours that are challenging or problematic for families (often referred to as “the terrible twos and beyond”). Children may have temper tantrums because they are…

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Offord Centre Celebrates 50th Anniversary of McMaster Psychiatry Department

June 16, 2017
Across the generations, a strong Offord Centre presence celebrated the 50th Anniversary Celebration of McMaster’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at a gala dinner at LIUNA station on June 3, 2017. Offord Centre leaders of today, yesterday and tomorrow enjoyed a fine meal, wine and music with their colleagues at McMaster, graciously hosted by…

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BHSc Student Showcase

March 30, 2017
  On Wednesday March 29, 2017, the Offord Centre for Child Studies was pleased to host the BHSc Student Showcase.   Students from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program at McMaster University were invited for an opportunity to share their work with Offord Centre staff and faculty,  and participate in discussions about child and youth…

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Offord Centre at the 2017 HHS Gala

March 10, 2017
  On March 4th, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation transformed the Hamilton Convention Centre into a unique San Francisco and Napa Valley experience at the Streetcars to Vineyards Gala.  Hamilton Health Sciences is one of the 25 most influential research communities in the world, and is ranked fourth out of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals. Hamilton Health…

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Harriet MacMillan becomes Member of the Order of Canada

February 17, 2017
  We couldn’t be prouder of the Offord Centre’s very own Harriet MacMillan, who officially became a Member of the Order of Canada this morning! Harriet MacMillan is a leader in health research in the areas of family violence and child abuse. She is a professor of psychiatry, behavioural neurosciences and pediatrics at McMaster University,…

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Offord Centre to help lead a province-wide Knowledge Network

December 9, 2016
  We’re excited to announce that together with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Offord Centre for Child Studies has been chosen to lead a province-wide knowledge network for student well-being!  This new network dedicated to student well-being will receive up to $1.3 million over four years through the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research….

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2016 Holiday Party

December 7, 2016
  The Offord Centre had its annual holiday party this afternoon, full of festive fun. We had a toasty fire burning bright, good food, and even a visit from Santa himself! Thanks to everybody who came out to spread tidings of good cheer with us. Happy holidays!         

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Dr. Teresa Bennett and the Offord Centre for Child Studies: Making the Race Fair

November 18, 2016
  We are proud to have the Offord Centre’s very own Dr. Terry Bennett profiled by Hamilton Health Sciences Research Administration, which features researchers and projects that are tackling real-life, close-to-home Hamilton issues and having a positive effect on our patients, families and our community.  Along with a team of clinicians, researchers and trainees at McMaster Children’s…

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