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NY Times Sleep Article

The UPLIFT Health Lab’s research on sleep and well-being in middle-aged employees was cited in a New York Times article entitled “Sleep Can Be Good for Your Salary” (Nov. 4, 2019). https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/upshot/sleep-can-be-good-for-your-salary.html

GSA

The UPLIFT Health Lab attended the Gerontological Society of America conference in Austin, TX. Jin Wen (Master’s student) presented his research on perceived control and cortisol stress reactivity.

Positive experiences and stress

UBC Faculty of Arts published a Q & A with Dr. Sin on positive experiences as buffers against the health impacts of stress. https://www.arts.ubc.ca/can-positive-experiences-reduce-the-damaging-impacts-of-stress/

Community Health

October 1st is National Seniors Day in Canada! Dr. Sin will be giving a talk on well-being and healthy aging for the “Importance of Community on Health” event at the South Arm Community Centre in Richmond on Sept 28. The event will support Chimo Community Services.

SSHRC Grants

We were recently awarded a 4-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant to fund our research on the role of daily positive events in stress and coping. We also received a 2-year SSHRC Insight Development grant to support our work on positive well-being and aging!