Hi! My name is Courtney, and I am the Research Coordinator for the ARC Research Unit. I am currently in my last year of completing a BSc Honours degree in Psychology. My research interests include looking at psychosocial factors that impact the quality of life in aging populations and examining ways to improve the psychological well-being of caregivers. Under the supervision of Dr. Kristi Wright, my Honors thesis examines the real-world application, utility, and satisfaction of the Internet-delivered preoperative preparation program (I-PPP) to help minimize the effects of preoperative anxiety in children. In my free time, I love to read and spend time with family and friends at the lake! In the future, I hope to obtain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
My name is Donna, and I am an undergraduate student in my third year of Psychology at the University of Regina. I am currently conducting research with Dr. Natasha Gallant as part of a SCPOR undergraduate traineeship on ageism and resilience among middle-aged adults through the Aging, Residents, and Caregivers Research Unit. I am a volunteer in the Social Context, Health, and Trauma Lab, as well as the community engagement director for the Arcola East Community Association. I plan on pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a research focus of social psychology, health psychology, or counselling psychology.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, and going to the gym. I am interested in the interactions between people of different ages, and how these impact general well-being. My goal within my work in psychology is to use psychological knowledge and empirical evidence to promote well-being in everyday people on a physical, social, and psychological level.