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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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Study Aims to Crack Autism Code

November 3, 2016
  The Genetics of ASD project that is locally lead by Offord Centre member Marc Woodbury-Smith was recently featured on CBC’s The National with Peter Mansbridge.  The segment features the MSSNG project, an international collaboration lead by Steve Scherer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  More information can be found about the MSSNG project here….

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MIP 10th anniversary celebration

October 21, 2016
  Last night McMaster Innovation Park had its 10th anniversary bash, and as one of the tenants in the building, the Offord Centre had a table set up to tell people about who we are and the research we do. A great time was had by all! Thanks to everybody who came by to learn…

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Making the race fair for children at risk

September 8, 2016
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bennett for being awarded the RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children & Youuth MIRI Grant!

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We are pleased to announce our new Director!

July 18, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that following a recent search, Ellen Lipman has accepted the position of Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, following Michael Boyle who stepped down on June 30th, 2016.

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The POND Network Featured in the Globe and Mail

April 25, 2016
Recently, the Globe and Mail featured the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network in an article about ADHD, OCD and autism. This trailblazing project, which is sponsored by the provincially funded Ontario Brain Institute, examines the brain development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to better understand the biology of these disorders. Stelios Georgiades, an associate member of McMaster University’s…

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