The LaMarsh Centre collaborates with community agencies to design cross-disciplinary research initiatives that matter. Below find examples of our members’ completed projects.
- Making SPARX Fly in Nunavut:The Government of Nunavut, Department of Mental Health and Addictions, in collaboration with Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research at York University and Auckland University are proposing to run a pilot project to test the effectiveness of SPARX with Nunavut youth. The SPARX (Smart, Positive, Active, Realistic, X-Factor thoughts) computer program was developed by a team at Auckland University to assist youth to learn new skills that help to reduce symptoms of depression and/or stress. The pilot project will have three phases and will span from September 2014 to December 2016.