Media Releases, Journal Articles, and 'In The News'

Vulnerable Youth team meets with Teachers of English as a Second Langauge (TESL) of Windsor

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
In the News
Via: Teachers of English as a Second Language Association of Windsor (TESL)

Vulnerable Youth team meets with Teachers of English as a Second Langauge (TESL) of Windsor

"Having the opportunity to connect with Margaret, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience assisting newcomer youth with English language development was very valuable to me as a student who is relatively new to conducting research with this population. I was reminded of factors to consider in this work including language barriers, culture, and the significance of rapport-building. I can now appreciate how important it will be to take time to learn who the youth I am working with really are in order to accurately represent their voice through research, and moving forward I can recognize the benefits of having culturally appropriate resources (such as TESL) to learn from." - Alexandra Smith, PhD Candidate

Read More


Videos highlight the need for teacher wellness

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
In the News
Via: Faculty of Education, Western University

Videos highlight the need for teacher wellness

Videos highlight the need for teacher wellness. Principal investigator and psychology professor Susan Rodger from the Faculty of Education has joined forces with Education Canada to promote teacher wellness in the nation’s classrooms.

Read More


United Way Panama members train in the Healthy Relationships Plus Program

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
In the News

United Way Panama members train in the Healthy Relationships Plus Program

Since January 2019, United Way Panama members have worked with a number of psychologists and program trainers in order to prepare to work within the "Growing in the Community" project. The purpose of the project is to reduce risk factors in the student community. Fourth R Master Trainers Toni Wilson and Sherry Shore-Muñoz travelled to Central America on February 27/28, 2019 to complete the training for the first time ever in Spanish.

Read More


Q&A: Discussing teacher burnout with a psychologist and educator

Sunday, July 7, 2019
In the News
Via: CBC London

Q&A: Discussing teacher burnout with a psychologist and educator

Dr. Susan Rodger, Principal Investigator and Professor at the Faculty of Education discusses teacher burnout and other topics related to mental health and wellness of teachers in this Q&A with CBC News London.

Read More


"Children’s behaviour is telling us what their words cannot..."

Thursday, June 20, 2019
In the News
Via: National Post

"Children’s behaviour is telling us what their words cannot..."

Susan Rodger reflects on research in the area of linking behavioural issues as young children to problems such as lower income, car crashes and reduced lifespan in adulthood. Dr. Rodger cautions researchers in over-interpreting correlational studies because they strip away context. There are more factors to consider.

Read More


Mike Cywink and TVDSB student leaders present the 2017-18 Student Leadership Council year-end project at a TVDSB Board Meeting

Monday, May 27, 2019
In the News
Via: Thames Valley District School Board

Mike Cywink and TVDSB student leaders present the 2017-18 Student Leadership Council year-end project at a TVDSB Board Meeting

Mike Cywink presents the 2017-18 FNMI Student Leadership Council year-end project artwork at a Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Board Meeting on May 28th. Mike was accompanied by two student leaders from the project, Danika Pearce of Central Elgin and Jacquan MacDonald-Stewart of Wilfrid Laurier. *Watch from 9:33 - 17:45

Watch Now


Administrators and educators role in preventing problematic substance use

Friday, February 1, 2019
In the News
Via: CAP Journal - The Canadian Resource for School

Administrators and educators role in preventing problematic substance use

Learn more about Preventing Problematic Substance Use Through Positive Youth Development in the latest issue of the CAP Journal - The Canadian Resource for School. (page 17)

Learn More


PREVNet's Newsletter Series for Educators: A Series of Safe and Accepting Schools Newsletters for Educators

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
In the News
Via: PREVNet - Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network

PREVNet's Newsletter Series for Educators: A Series of Safe and Accepting Schools Newsletters for Educators

As a member of PREVNet, sharing these newsletter resources allow educators to continue to access evidence-based strategies and practices to promote healthy relationships in the classroom and school community, as well as help teachers support the optimal development and well-being of students.

Read More