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Theresa Pauly received GSA Award Theresa Pauly has received the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Behavioural and Social Sciences Section Pre-Dissertation Research Award. Congratulations, Theresa!

European Health Psychology Society 2019 Dr. Christiane Hoppmann and Theresay Pauly presented at the 33rd annual European Health Psychology Society along with friends and former colleagues.         Dr. Jennifer Lay, a former colleague, also had a poster presentation.

Lab Hike The Health and Adult Development Lab recently went on a hike at Hollyburn Mountain!  

Congratulations to Kevin, Izzie, and Sarah! Congratulations to our undergraduates, Kevin Chi, Izzie Fortuna, and Sarah Park on their graduation!

Western Psychological Association 2019 Kevin Chi presented a talk, “Everyday prosocial behaviour and well-being among older adults: A community-based participatory study” at the Western Psychological Association annual convention in Pasadena, California. Kevin was also awarded the Quinn Travel Award and Psi Chi Honors Society in Psychology Regional Travel Grant. Congratulations, Kevin!

CPA Award Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Lay, who received the Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her doctoral thesis!

Vancouver Sun Run The Health and Adult Development Lab participated in the 2019 Vancouver Sun Run!

Kevin Chi awarded Psi Chi Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award Congratulations to Kevin Chi, who won the Psi Chi Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award!

Stella Baehring receives CIHR MA stipend Congratulations to Stella Baehring, who received a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)!

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 Izzie Fortuna presented her paper, “Links Between High-Arousal Positive Affect, Perceived Partner Closeness, and Physical Activity in the Everyday Life of Stroke Survivors and their Partners” at the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference. Izzie is also the recipient of a Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations, Izzie!

New lab members! We are excited to have several new lab members joining the Health and Adult Development Lab! Ellie Zambrano will be joining the lab as a graduate student in the fall. Johanna Bock (MA student at the University of Wuerzburg) will be visiting the lab from July to December 2019. In addition, Phileas Heim (undergraduate student […]

Alexandra Yam awarded Quinn Research Assistantship Alexandra Yam has received the Quinn Research Assistantship Award to support her research project in the PULSE study. Congratulations, Alexandra!

American Psychosomatic Society 2019 Theresa Pauly and Nadine Ungar presented their papers at the American Psychosomatic Society meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Congratulations to Theresa, whose presentation was also featured as a research highlight!

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Lay Congratulations to Jennifer Lay (Ph.D) on her graduation! Dr. Jennifer Lay is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong working with Dr. Helene Fung.  

Happy Holidays The Health and Adult Development Lab celebrated a successful winter season. We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!  

Gerontological Society of America 2018 Victoria Michalowski, Theresa Pauly, and Kevin Chi presented their research at the 2018 Gerontological Society of America conference in Boston, USA.

Canadian Association on Gerontology 2018 Victoria Michalowski, Stella Baehring, Kevin Chi, and Nadine Ungar presented their research at the 2018 Canadian Association on Gerontology conference in Vancouver, Canada.

‘Demonstrating Health’ showcase at UBC Homecoming Stella and Anna represented our lab and the Department of Psychology at the ‘Demonstrating Health’ Faculty Showcase at UBC Homecoming. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth to learn more about our research!  

Theresa Pauly’s research featured in Irish Health Foundation article Theresa Pauly’s research was featured in an article by the Irish Health Foundation. Click here to read the feature!

Graduate Student Theresa Pauly won a poster award at the EHPS conference Congratulations to Theresa Pauly, who won a poster award for her poster, Tablet Use is Associated with Physical Activity and Loneliness in Older Adults, at the European Health Psychology Society conference in Galway, Ireland!  

New PULSE study video Watch our recent video on the PULSE study to meet our participants and learn first-hand about their experiences taking part in this study.

PULSE Study featured in a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada story The PULSE Study was featured in an article by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada! Click here to read the feature.

Faces of Research featuring Dr. Christiane Hoppmann The director of our lab, Dr. Christiane Hoppmann, was recently featured in a Faces of Research story on Canada Research Chairs in the Faculty of Arts. Click here to read the feature.  

PULSE study featured in Vancouver Coastal Health newsletter The PULSE study was featured in the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute newsletter! Read the newsletter here.

Kevin Chi presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology conference Kevin Chi (4th year undergraduate student) presented a research poster at the 2017 Canadian Association on Gerontology conference in Winnipeg, Canada. Congratulations to Kevin, who also received the Quinn Research Travel Award and Arts Conference Award to support his presentation at the conference!  

Welcome Magdalena Magdalena Gilch will be joining our lab as a visiting research student from Germany for an internship in the PULSE study. Welcome Magdalena!

Jan Keller, Jennifer Lay, and Theresa Pauly presented at the Society for Ambulatory Assessment conference Jan Keller, Jennifer Lay, and Theresa Pauly presented their research posters at the Society for Ambulatory Assessment conference in Luxembourg.

PULSE study featured in the Vancouver Courier Our PULSE study appeared in the Vancouver Courier. Read the newsletter here to learn more about the study.

Kevin Chi awarded Peter Crocker Award in Psychology Kevin Chi has received the 2017 Peter Crocker Award in Psychology. This award is given to the most outstanding undergraduate student in Health Psychology at UBC. Congratulations, Kevin!

Welcome Lea Lea Wilhelm will be joining our lab as a visiting graduate student from the Free University of Berlin for the summer. Welcome Lea!

Victoria Michalowski attending a CIHR summer program Congratulations to Victoria Michalowski, who was selected to attend a CIHR Summer Program on Aging in Montreal!

Congratulations to our RAs on their graduation Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants, James, Janice, Sarah, Richelle-Joy, and Maggie on their graduation!

Stella Baehring, Kevin Chi, Katrina Ross-Ghali, and Maggie Zhou presented at PURC Stella Baehring, Kevin Chi, Katrina Ross-Ghali, and Maggie Zhou presented their research at the 19th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference.  

Kevin Chi awarded Quinn Research Assistantship Award Kevin Chi has received the 2017 Quinn Research Assistantship Award. This award will provide funding to support Kevin’s research project on social engagement and wellbeing. Congratulations, Kevin!

Theresa Pauly awarded PhD stipend Congratulations to Theresa Pauly, who was selected for a PhD stipend from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for academic excellence and social responsibility! This prestigious stipend is awarded to less than 1% of German students.

Lab members attend a workshop at the Free University of Berlin Dr. Christiane Hoppmann and the graduate students in the lab attended a collaborative workshop hosted at the Free University of Berlin. The workshop was designed to foster training opportunities for graduate students and generate a platform for the development of new collaborative research projects among faculty. The theme of the workshop was on social relationships […]

Our lab is UBC Psychology’s January Lab of the Month! The Health and Adult Development Lab is UBC Psychology’s January Lab of the Month! To read the feature, click here.