Current Events & In The News

Mindfulness tips, April 2020:


Featured in The Key, 2020 (Laurentian University’s Research Magazine)


January 12, 2020, article in The Conversation: Visual arts help marginalized youth learn mindfulness and self-compassion


Article about our work in  November 19, 2019

LU researcher using art to help marginalized youth deal with heavy emotions





During Laurentian University’s Research Week (March 18-22, 2019), the SciArt show encouraged researchers to present their work using art. We asked 4 different HAP groups to capture the science & art of learning mindfulness. This show is now exhibited at Science North for two weeks (until April 6).


The HAP team presented our work at the ECHO Research Centre’s Symposium held during Laurentian University’s Research Week 2019:


October 3, 2018, CBC Radio Interview on “Morning North” about our research:


October 3, 2018, Interview about our research on MCTV (Sudbury):



Research Matters, Council of Ontario Universities – Year in Review: 2016’s Takeover Tuesdays!


How to Effectively Use Arts-Based Activities in Youth Work – September 14, 2016 


Using Arts Based Activities to Collect Program Evaluation Data – August 10, 2016


Vivian Oystrick, our YouthREX hub manager, talking about the NOISE project on CTV  “14-weeks of NOISE…a program giving youth the opportunity to imagine new possibilities” February 9, 2016.



Spring/Summer 2016

National Association of Social Workers newsletter (Arts Based Mindfulness Group Intervention):

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NASW newsletter

Campus Author
Campus Author, October 2011
The Key
The Key (Laurentian University’s Research Magazine), February 2010
Arts Based Program for Children Creates Resiliency
Magazine, Laurentian University, Summer 2009
Arts-Based Work Groups Help Children
Northern Ontario Medical Journal, Fall 2009