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BHSc Student Showcase

March 30, 2017 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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 health and development.  Students were encouraged to provide a poster outlining their projects. Some of...

Offord Centre at the 2017 HHS Gala

March 10, 2017 5:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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 Sciences Foundation is able to support the leading-edge research conducted at Hamilton Health Sciences thanks...

Harriet MacMillan becomes Member of the Order of Canada

February 17, 2017 5:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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, and a principal investigator of PreVAiL, an international network dedicated to studying and combatting all...

Offord Centre to help lead a province-wide Knowledge Network

December 9, 2016 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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. “This is a wonderful opportunity to move our research into practice. It builds on strong...

2016 Holiday Party

December 7, 2016 8:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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!         

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

November 18, 2016 8:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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 Hospital and the Offord Centre for Child Studies, Dr. Bennett will lead “Making the Race...

Study Aims to Crack Autism Code

November 3, 2016 1:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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. The video can be watched below, or at the following link:

MIP 10th anniversary celebration

October 21, 2016 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
  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 about our work, and thanks to MIP for hosting a great event. We’re happy to...