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Professor Abby Goldstein named Canada Research Chair 

Goldstein one of 25 Canada Research Chairs at University of Toronto

December 2, 2016


Abby Goldstein named Canada Research Chair

Professor Abby Goldstein is OISE’s newest Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Research Chair and one of 25 new chairs at the University of Toronto, announced today by Federal Minister of Science, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan.

Risk behaviours in emerging adulthoood

Goldstein’s research seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of risk behaviours and well-being in emerging adulthood, a psychologically unique developmental stage – spanning roughly ages 18-25 – that is marked by successes, but also challenges, for young people. This prestigious Chair provides Goldstein with dedicated research time and resources to embark on this ambitious and important program of research, which has implications for policy and practice in Canada and internationally.


Above, Dr. Abby Goldstein talks about World Mental Health Day and shares why her research is important. (Video: OISETube/YouTube)


‘Commitment to research on mental health’

Goldstein is delighted that the importance of this developmental period – and her research – has been recognized through this award, noting that  “I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to bring greater attention to the unique needs of emerging adults. The support of the CRC shows Canada’s commitment to research on mental health and well-being throughout the lifespan, and will contribute greatly to advancing knowledge to support young people during this critical time of life.”

OISE’s Associate Dean, Research, International & Innovation, Professor Michele Peterson-Badali, stated that “this is a great honour and opportunity for Abby and reinforces OISE’s commitment to research excellence aimed at promoting best practice and effective policy making.”


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