Ongoing Projects

The LaMarsh Centre collaborates with community agencies to design cross-disciplinary research initiatives that matter.  Below find examples of our members’ current  projects.

  • Evaluation of the Mapping Attributions of Parents (MAP) program
  • Parent-infant separation in trans-national families: Risk, resilience, and the needs of young immigrant parents.
  • The York Parenting Project: Identifying Factors that Lead to Risk and Resilience in Canadian Parents and Infants from Diverse Communities.
  • Extension for Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet). Networks of Centres of Excellence: New Initiatives.
  • Promoting healthy relationships for healthy development: Creating a community of evidence-based practice. Human Resources Skills Development Canada.
  • Chronic pain management group program benefits and the role of attention in outcome. Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Developmental cognitive neuroscience laboratory for theoretical and applied neuro-education research. Leaders Opportunity Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
  • Enhancing cognitive flexibility and academic achievement through musical training. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Identifying criminal and civil (family) justice system interventions that prevent suicide and femicide-suicides by estranged male partners and which promote parental collaboration between separated and divorced parents.  Justice Canada (PI Desmond Ellis)
  • Cognitive sophistication in rational thinking: Development and dissociations with cognitive abilities. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Tai Chi for older adults: Improving physical and psychological health and identifying and overcoming cultural/ethnic barriers to participation. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Trickle down effect? Exploring the influence of the Olympic Games on preschooler development and sport participation. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • An uneven playing field: Understanding relative age effects in sport. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Assessing youth sport programs’ facilitation of positive youth development. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Enhancing psycho-social development in youth living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Junior Faculty Award, York University.
  • Understanding the experiences of a child star athlete from a developmental perspective: A longitudinal case study. Junior Faculty Award, York University.
  • Art therapy for Chinese Canadian breast cancer survivors in Toronto: a pilot study.
  • Food and Cancer: An educational program to fortify food literacy and safety.
  • Building a healthy and connected community (in collaboration with the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, Family Life and the Community Services of Ontario)