Psychology Prof to Speak at Parliament Hill Research Event

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Psychology professor Barbara Morrongiello is taking part in a special event on Parliament Hill Feb. 24 that will highlight university research focused on children and youth. She is among seven professors from Canadian universities who will be presenting their research to government leaders. All of the research projects involved community agencies that work with children and youth.

Morrongiello will be discussing a new training program aimed at providing better home supervision for children between the ages of two and five.

She is the director of U of G’s Child Development Research Unit and holds a Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Injury Prevention. Her work involves identifying through scientific research the factors that heighten the risk of injury in children and adolescents and helping to prevent unintentional injury.

The event is being organized by ResearchImpact, a knowledge mobilization network and is sponsored by Senator Kelvin Ogilvie and Robert Haché, vice president (research and innovation) at York University. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in Room 256-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill.