November 2023: Aalim, Shadini, and Julia present MAD Lab research at Psychonomics in San Francisco.
November 2023: New MAD Lab study in press at Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
October 2023: Congratulations to Aalim Makani on graduating from the MA program and starting his PhD, and to Dr. Liyana Swirsky on receiving her PhD and starting her postgraduate career!
September 2023: Congratulations to MAD Lab students on their new scholarships: Shadini Dematagoda (NSERC Vanier), Megan Vaziri (NSERC CGS-M), Aalim Makani (OGS), Brandy Murovec (TMGS)!
September 2023: Welcome to new MAD Lab students Megan Vaziri (MA Clinical) and Santhiya Purohit (undergraduate thesis student)!
August 2023: Congratulations to Aalim Makani on his successful MA defense, and to Liyana Swirsky on her successful PhD defense!
August 2023: New collaborative study in press at Experimental Brain Research.
August 2023: Welcome to new MAD Lab postdoc Lindsay Santacroce!
August 2023: Julia Spaniol presents MAD Lab research at SARMAC in Nagoya, Japan.
July 2023: New MAD lab study in press at Experimental Aging Research.
July 2023: Mane Kara-Yakoubian and Shadini Dematagoda present MAD Lab research at CSBBCS in Guelph.
May 2023: Liyana Swirsky presents MAD Lab research at the Toronto Area Memory Group Meeting.
April 2023: Congratulations to MAD Lab students Aalim Makani, Kieryn Carlse, and Sarah Shahrour! Aalim received a Student Section Research Grant from the Canadian Psychological Association; Sarah received a Diversity Summer Award from the Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging; and Kieryn received an NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award.
March 2023: New MAD lab study in press at The Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. (“Editor’s Choice” article.)
February 2023: Julia Spaniol presents at the LOVE Conference in Niagara Falls.
December 2022: New MAD lab study in press at the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
November 2022: Aalim Makani and Julia Spaniol present MAD Lab research at Psychonomics in Boston.
September 2022: Congratulations to MAD Lab graduate students on their new scholarships: Mane Kara-Yakoubian (NSERC CGS-D), Aalim Makani (NSERC CGS-M), Brandy Murovec (OGS), Polina Andrievskaia (OGS), and Shadini Dematagoda (RGS)!
September 2022: The MAD Lab welcomes new 4th year thesis student Rachel Holm and Fall/Winter research assistant Sarah Shahrour!
August 2022: MAD Lab graduate students Mane Kara-Yakoubian, Shadini Dematagoda, and Polina Andrievskaia successfully defend their MA theses. Congratulations all!
August 2022: MAD Lab graduate student Aalim Makani received a Jackman Foundation Psychology Graduate Student Research Excellence Grant. Congratulations Aalim!
July 2022: MAD Lab students Shadini Dematagoda, Sana Junaid, and Adrian Colbert present at the CSBBCS meeting in Halifax, NS!
May 2022: Congratulations to recent MAD Lab graduate Sana Junaid on being awarded her second NSERC USRA!
April 2022: MAD Lab graduate students Shadini Dematagoda and Mane Kara-Yakoubian present at the Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA!
January 2022: The MAD Lab welcomes its new research practicum student, Yusuf Ghauri!
November 2021: Mane Kara-Yakoubian received a Junior Researcher Networking Award from Women in Cognitive Science. Congratulations Mane!
October 2021: Erika Sparrow, who is graduating from the PhD program this fall, has accepted a permanent full-time position as a Research Impact Analyst at the University Health Network. Congratulations Erika!
September 2021: The MAD Lab launches the Canadian Adulthood and Retirement Study (https://www.caresstudy.ca)
September 2021: The MAD Lab welcomes new graduate student Aalim Makani and new 4th year thesis students Sana Junaid and Adrian Colbert!
August 2021: Erika Sparrow successfully defends her dissertation on ‘Social Decision Making in Younger and Older Adults’. Congratulations Erika!
August 2021: MAD Lab research on aging and altruism was discussed in the Wall Street Journal.
August 2021: Shadini Dematagoda received a Jackman Foundation Psychology Graduate Student Research Excellence Grant. Congratulations Shadini!
July 2021: Belated congratulations to 2020/21 MAD Lab honours students Rachel Appiah and Sabrina Valenzano on their graduation! Also, special congrats to Sabrina who received a Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her honours thesis.
July 2021: New collaborative article in press at Multisensory Research! Congratulations Brandy and co-authors!
June 2021: Julia’s new SSHRC Insight Grant (“Aging and prosociality: Understanding the role of cognitive, motivational, and resource-related factors”) has been announced. This project is a collaboration with Karl Szpunar (Ryerson), Michelle Silver (University of Toronto Scarborough), and Dave Flora (York University).
June 2021: MAD Lab members present 4 posters and 1 talk at CSBBCS 2021!
June 2021: New MAD Lab article in press at Psychology and Aging! Congratulations Liyana and co-authors!
May 2021: Congratulations to MAD Lab grad students on being awarded scholarships for 2021/2022: NSERC CGS-M (Mane), SSHRC CGS-M (Shadini), QEII-GSST (Brandy), and OGS (Polina)!
May 2021: Rachel Appiah receives a 2021 Diversity Summer Research Award from the Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging. Congratulations Rachel!
May 2021: The MAD Lab welcomes our 2021 NSERC USRA student, Sana Junaid, and our Summer Work-Study Research Assistant, Adrian Colbert!
May 2021: Liyana Swirsky is accepted to the CIHR Institute of Aging Summer Program in Aging 2021. Congratulations Liyana!
May 2021: New MAD Lab article in press at Neurobiology of Aging. Congratulations Margot and co-authors!
May 2021: Transitions: The MAD Lab congratulates our 2020 NSERC USRA student, Sadia Chowdhury, on her acceptance into the MSc Program in Genetic Counselling at the University of Toronto, and our 2020/21 volunteer, Ragini Singh, on her new position as a Clinical Research Intern in the Brain Imaging & Analysis Center at Duke University School of Medicine. Way to go, Sadia and Ragini!
April 2021: Honours thesis students Rachel Appiah and Sabrina Valenzano present their findings at the virtual thesis showcase. Congratulations Rachel and Sabrina!
April 2021: New MAD Lab article in press at Neuropsychology! Congratulations Erika and co-authors!
November 2020: MAD Lab members present posters at Virtual Psychonomics!
November 2020: New MAD Lab article in press at Scientific Reports! Congratulations Liyana!
September 2020: Welcome new MAD Lab members! New MA students: Polina Andrievskaia (co-supervised with Dr. Behrang Keshavarz, Toronto Rehab), Shadini Dematagoda and Mane Kara-Yakoubian; new undergraduate thesis students: Rachel Appiah and Sabrina Valenzano.
August 2020: Sadia Chowdhury completes her “remote” NSERC USRA and Yazan Shamli-Oghli moves on to U of T. Congratulations Sadia and Yazan!
August 2020: Congratulations to Brandy Murovec on her sucessful MA defense!
June 2020: Belated congratulations to Shadini Dematagoda and Mane Kara-Yakoubian, who will be joining the MAD Lab as MA students in September, on winning Ryerson Graduate Scholarships for their first year in the graduate program!
June 2020: Current/former MAD Lab research assistants Bassam and Audrey are graduating with a BA in Psychology. Congratulations!
June 2020: New MAD Lab article in press at Medical Decision Making!
May 2020: Liyana Swirsky receives a 3-year NSERC CGS-D award. Congratulations Liyana!
May 2020: Sabrina Valenzano joins the MAD Lab as a Spring/Summer Research Assistant and Sadia Chowdhury joins as an NSERC USRA. Welcome, Sadia and Sabrina!
May 2020: Aalim, Liyana, and Margot present posters at Virtual CNS!
February 2020: New MAD Lab articles to appear in Psychology and Aging and Neurobiology of Aging!
January 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Holly Bowen, MAD Lab alumna (PhD 2013), who was named an APS Rising Star!