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Stelios Georgiades at Senate of Canada’s Autism Awareness Day

November 7, 2017
Dr. Stelios Georgiades participated in Autism Awareness Day at the Senate of Canada on Oct. 25, 2017. During this event Dr. Georgiades had a chance to showcase the work of McMaster’s Autism Research Team (MacART), of which he is co-director, and to promote the idea for a National Autism Strategy to address the needs of…

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Harriet MacMillan Research Award for Trainees Working in Child Maltreatment

November 1, 2017
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has created the Harriet MacMillan Research Award, named for the Offord Centre researcher known for her groundbreaking work in child maltreatment and prevention of family violence. Dr. MacMillan, a fellow of the CPS, received the Order of Canada in early 2017. The Harriet MacMillan Research Award is available annually to a trainee…

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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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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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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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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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