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New Publication: Reflecting on 10 Years of the QoL.BD

Laura Lapadat on September 22, 2020   |    No Comments

10 years ago, we launched the Quality of Life scale for Bipolar Disorder–the QoL.BD. The QoL.BD is the world’s only scale for measuring quality of life in bipolar disorder, and has seen global uptake since its inception. Studies across the world describe its use, in countries including Canada, Iran, Chile, … Read more

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New Paper! Partnering with Youth Co-Researchers (on The Bipolar Youth Action Project)

Laura Lapadat on September 16, 2020   |    No Comments

Our newest paper has just been published by the Journal of Participatory Medicine! The paper, The Bipolar Youth Action Project: Community-Based Participatory Research shares the process of working with youth peer researchers on the Bipolar Youth Action Project, and lessons learned about engaging youth in mental health research. The Bipolar … Read more

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Scholar Strike Canada for Racial Justice

Laura Lapadat on September 9, 2020   |    No Comments

Today and tomorrow–September 9th and 10th 2020–scholars across Canada are observing Scholar Strike Canada, a response to ongoing racial injustice in North America. As said on the Scholar Strike website: For these two days, we will pause our teaching and all administrative duties. We will use this time to organize … Read more

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Introducing three new CREST.BD network members!

Caden Poh on September 8, 2020   |    No Comments

(From left to right: Heather O’Brien, Mollie Pleet, Josh Woolley) As we enter fall of 2020, we are delighted to announce the successful nominations of Dr. Heather O’Brien, Dr. Mollie M. Pleet, and Dr. Josh Woolley as CREST.BD network members. There was resounding support for all three nominations. Dr. O’Brien … Read more