Lab News

June 2024: Congrats to Jin Wen!

Jin Wen has received the UBC Excellence in Health Psychology PhD Research Award, which recognizes graduate students who have made excellent contributions to the field of health psychology through their research and through their involvement in the professional community.

May 2024: Congrats new graduates!

Congrats to our 2024 graduates: Cecilia Liu, Amy Morales-Arellano, Scott Weber, Navindi De Silva, Daria Hammond, Elisabeth Herrington, Karen Johal, and Eshana Mishra! We are so proud of you!

April – May, 2024: Undergraduate conference presentations

Congrats to our undergraduate students for presenting their projects at various conferences this year! Conferences included the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (Amy and Cecilia), the Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference (Scott), Western Psychological Association (Amy), and the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (Alice, Zoe, Scott, and Cecilia).

May 7, 2024: Nikki Stuart receives graduate fellowship

Congrats to PhD student Nikki Stuart, who received the SSHRC CGSD fellowship to support her research on the role of felt age in day-to-day experiences of stress and well-being.

April 5, 2024: Dr. Sin receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Dr. Sin was awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant to support a new research project, entitled “Positive emotions and stress responses: An adult developmental perspective”

March 20, 2024: American Psychosomatic Society Conference in Brighton, UK

PhD student Nikki Stuart presented a talk at the APS conference on the links among sleep, stress, and cognitive function in daily life. Dr. Sin led a preconference workshop on equity, diversity, and inclusion in mentorship practices.

Gerontological Society of America Conference 2023

Our lab had a strong presence at GSA 2023 in Tampa, FL! Lydia Ong’s presentation was titled, “Age Differences in Everyday Discrimination and Cortisol Dynamic Range.” Jin Wen presented on the topic of “Does affective reactivity to interpersonal stressors during the day influence subsequent sleep that night?” Finally, Nikki Stuart gave a talk titled, “Daily stress and subjective cognition: A test of physical activity and age moderation.”

Dr. Sin interviewed on CBC about coping with daily stress, Sept 6, 2023

Dr. Sin spoke with host Michelle Eliot on BC Today about the impacts of daily stress on health and tips for coping with stress in daily life. You can watch a short video clip here:

The full episode is available through CBC Radio and on YouTube:

Q&A: American Psychosomatic Society Antiracism Task Force, Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Nancy Sin was recently featured in a Q & A in the UBC Psychology News. In this Q & A, she describes the work that the American Psychosomatic Society’s Antiracism Task Force has done to implement antiracist policies in the organization. The task force published a paper to guide other organizations on practices to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Chasing Life on CNN, July 18, 2023

Dr. Nancy Sin was recently interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his CNN podcast, Chasing Life. They chatted about the myth of the midlife crisis, stress and well-being during middle adulthood, and the unique challenges that Millennials face as we enter midlife.