Colin S. Hawco

colin.hawco@camh.ca

 

Address:

Home:

300 Old Weston Rd.

Toronto, ON, Canada

M6N 3A4

Work:

Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Unit 4-1, Office 125

1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.  M6J 1H4

416-535-8501 ext. 30178

Citizenship Status: Canadian

 

Education and Training:

 

2015-present Scientist - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto.

 

2012-2015 Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto.

Supervisor: Z. Jeffery Daskalakis

2009 - 2012 Doctorate in Neuroscience - McGill University

Supervisors: Martin Lepage and Jorge Armony

 

2007 - 2009 Master's in Science - Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University

Supervisors: Jeffery A. Jones and Todd R. Ferretti

 

1998 – 2002 Bachelor's in Science - Psychology - Dalhousie University

Supervisor: John F. Connolly

 Honors and Awards:

 

1.       205-2017 Ontario Mental Health Foundation (Research grant, PI: Jeff Daskalakis). $150,000 over 2 years

2.       2014-2016: NARSAD Young Investigator Fellowship (research grant). $65,000 over 2 years.

3.       2014: Poster of the Week (recognition), http://f1000.com/posters (for poster presented at the Society for Biological Psychiatry).

4.       2012-2014: Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship (award), CIHR. $140,000 over 2 years.

5.       2013: CAMH Schizophrenia Research Award (research grant), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, $10,000 (1 year). “Functional Connectivity of Working Memory in Schizophrenia: A pilot study”.

6.       2012: Post-doctoral Fellowship (award), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, $70,000 over 2 years (declined).

7.       2009-2012: Alexander Graham Bell Canadian Graduate Scholarship (award), NSERC, $105,000 over 3 years.

8.       2009: Canadian Psychology Association Certificate of Excellence (distinction), Canadian Psychological Association

9.       2009: Department of Science Academic Gold Medal (distinction), Wilfrid Laurier university

10.   2007-2009: Graduate Student Scholarship (award), Wilfrid Laurier University, $20,000 over 2 years.

 

Total accepted funding since 2007: $340,000 (plus $150,000 as co-investigator)

 

 

Research Activity:

 

Published Peer Reviewed Papers:

1.       Lepage M, Hawco C, Bodnar M. Relational Memory as a Possible Neurocognitive Marker of Schizophrenia JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 22. 

 

2.       Guimond S, Lepage M, Benoit A, Charbonneau G, Hawco C,  Malla, AK, Joober R. Brodeur MB. Recollection Rejection of New Items in Individuals with First-Episode Psychosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2015 Jul

 

3.       Buchy L, Hawco C, Joober R, Malla A, Lepage M. Cognitive insight in first-episode schizophrenia: Further evidence for a role of the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Schizophr Res. 2015 Aug;166(1-3):65-8.

 

4.       Hawco C, Buchy L, Bodnar M, Izadi S, Dell’Elce J, Messina K, Joober R, Malla AK, Lepage M.  Source Memory is not Properly Differentiated from Object Memory in Early Schizophrenia: an fMRI study using virtual reality. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2014 Sep 68(9):683-91.

 

5.         Hawco C, Lepage, M. Overlapping Patterns of Neural Activity for Different forms of Novelty in fMRI. Front Hum Neurosci, 08 September 2014

 

6.         Buchy L, Hawco C, Bodnar M, Izadi S, Dell'elce J, Messina K, Lepage M. Functional magnetic resonance imaging study of external source memory and its relation to cognitive insight in non-clinical subjects. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Feb 26

7.         Hawco C, Armony JL, Lepage M. Neural activity related to self-initiating elaborative semantic encoding in associative memory. Neuroimage. 2013 Feb 15;67:273-82.

 

8.         Hawco C, Berlim MT, Lepage M. The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Plays a Role in Self-Initiated Elaborative Cognitive Processing during Episodic Memory Encoding: rTMS Evidence. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 5;8(9):e73789.

 

9.         Keough D, Hawco C, Jones JA. Auditory-motor adaptation to frequency-altered auditory feedback occurs when participants ignore feedback. BMC Neurosci. 2013 Mar 9;14:25.

 

10.     Hawco CS, Jones JA. Multiple instances of vocal sensorimotor adaptation to frequency-altered feedback within a single experimental session. J Acoust Soc Am. 2010 Jan;127(1):EL13-8.

 

11.     Hawco CS, Jones JA, Ferretti TR, Keough D. ERP correlates of online monitoring of auditory feedback during vocalization. Psychophysiology. 2009 Nov;46(6):1216-25.

 

12.     Hawco CS, Jones JA. Control of vocalization at utterance onset and mid-utterance: different mechanisms for different goals. Brain Res. 2009 Jun 18;1276:131-9.

 

13.     Tyvaert L, Hawco C, Kobayashi E, LeVan P, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Different structures involved during ictal and interictal epileptic activity in malformations of cortical development: an EEG-fMRI study. Brain. 2008 Aug;131(Pt 8):2042-60.

 

14.     Jacobs J, Hawco C, Kobayashi E, Boor R, LeVan P, Stephani U, Siniatchkin M, Gotman J. Variability of the hemodynamic response as a function of age and frequency of epileptic discharge in children with epilepsy. Neuroimage. 2008 Apr 1;40(2):601-14.

 

15.     Jacobs J, Kobayashi E, Boor R, Muhle H, Stephan W, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Jansen O, Stephani U, Gotman J, Siniatchkin M. Hemodynamic responses to interictal epileptiform discharges in children with symptomatic epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2007 Nov;48(11):2068-78.

 

16.     Hawco CS, Bagshaw AP, Lu Y, Dubeau F, Gotman J. BOLD changes occur prior to epileptic spikes seen on scalp EEG. Neuroimage. 2007 May 1;35(4):1450-8.

 

17.     Bagshaw AP, Torab L, Kobayashi E, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Pike GB, Gotman J. EEG-fMRI using z-shimming in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Nov;24(5):1025-32.

 

18.     Kobayashi E, Hawco CS, Grova C, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Widespread and intense BOLD changes during brief focal electrographic seizures. Neurology. 2006 Apr 11;66(7):1049-55.

 

19.     Aghakhani Y, Kobayashi E, Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Bénar CG, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Cortical and thalamic fMRI responses in partial epilepsy with focal and bilateral synchronous spikes. Clin Neurophysiol. 2006 Jan;117(1):177-91.

 

20.     Stefanovic B, Warnking JM, Kobayashi E, Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J, Pike GB. Hemodynamic and metabolic responses to activation, deactivation and epileptic discharges. Neuroimage. 2005 Oct 15;28(1):205-15.

 

21.     Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Bénar CG, Kobayashi E, Aghakhani Y, Dubeau F, Pike GB, Gotman J. Analysis of the EEG-fMRI response to prolonged bursts of interictal epileptiform activity. Neuroimage. 2005 Feb 15;24(4):1099-112.

 

22.     D'Arcy RC, Service E, Connolly JF, Hawco CS. The influence of increased working memory load on semantic neural systems: a high-resolution event-related brain potential study. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005 Feb;22(2):177-91.

 

23.     Bagshaw AP, Aghakhani Y, Bénar CG, Kobayashi E, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Pike GB, Gotman J. EEG-fMRI of focal epileptic spikes: analysis with multiple haemodynamic functions and comparison with gadolinium-enhanced MR angiograms. Hum Brain Mapp. 2004 Jul;22(3):179-92.

 

24.     Aghakhani Y, Bagshaw AP, Bénar CG, Hawco C, Andermann F, Dubeau F, Gotman J. fMRI activation during spike and wave discharges in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Brain. 2004 May;127(Pt 5):1127-44.

 

25.     D'Arcy RC, Connolly JF, Service E, Hawco CS, Houlihan ME. Separating phonological and semantic processing in auditory sentence processing: a high-resolution event-related brain potential study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2004 May;22(1):40-51.

 

Submitted Papers:

1.       Hawco C, Armony JA, Berlim M, Chakravarty, M, Pike GB, Lepage, M. Exploring Fast Dynamic Frontal-Parietal Connectivity during Episodic Encoding with Time Varying Concurrent TMS-fMRI.

 

2.       Crafa D, Hawco C,  Brodeur MB. Regional neural activity during contextualized object recognition.

 

Ongoing Research Projects:

1.       Structural and Functional Connectivity predictors of Spread of Activity Following TMS

Participants undergo a TMS-fMRI session, as well as structural (DTI and T1 anatomical) and functional (resting fMRI) neuroimaging scans. Following a TMS pulse in the scanner, propagation of neuronal activity can be observed in the form of changes in cortical activity in regions distal to the site of stimulation. This study will examine if underlying functional and structural architecture predicts the spread of activity, which has implications for TMS treatment in various disorders.

 

2.       Combining Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology to Examine Working Memory in Schizophrenia

This project combines multiple neurological measures (TMS-fMRI, fMRI, DTI, TMS-EEG, and neuropsychological measures) in a working memory framework on healthy individuals and schizophrenia.

 

3.       Using fMRI to Predict Treatment Response to Electroconvulsive or Magnetic Seizure Therapy

Patients who are undergoing electroconvulsive therapy or magnetic seizure therapy will undergo resting state fMRI prior to and following treatment. Machine learning will be used to build a classifier of treatment response (identifying responders and non-responders using baseline fMRI data), and pre-post comparisons relating functional connectivity changes to treatment response will identify putative network targets for optimized treatment.

 

4.       Mirror Neuron Networks of Social Cognition

Participants engaged in a task designed to active the putative mirror neuron system while imitating emotional faces. Partial least squares analysis is being used to relate fMRI activity to social cognitive abilities. Once this initial analysis is completed, additional analyses will focus on the effects of aging and on social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.

 

5.       White Matter Anisotropy in Schizophrenia, OCD, and First Degree Relatives

Diffusion Tensor imaging was completed in a large group of patients with schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, their first degree relatives, and controls. White matter anisotropy is being evaluated using tract based spatial statistics across these groups. Additionally, anisotropy will be related to clinical factors.

 

Presentations:

1.       “Combining Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to probe Neurodynamics in Cognition”, Nov 2014, Campbell Research Rounds, Centre for Addition and Mental Health.

 

2.       “Combining Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to probe Neurodynamics in Cognition”, Oct 2014, Imaging Center Rounds, Rotman’s Research Institute.

 

3.       “Combining Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)”, July 2014, Brain Imaging Center Presentations, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada.

 

4.       “Examining role of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Human Memory Function using fMRI and TMS”, June 2014, Research Imaging Rounds, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

 

5.       “Examining role of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Human Memory Function using fMRI and TMS”, June 2014, Research Imaging Rounds, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

 

6.       “Source Memory is not Properly Differentiated from Object Memory in Early Schizophrenia: An fMRI study using virtual reality”. March 2014, Ontario Shores Research Day, Ontario Shores Mental Health Institute, Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

 

7.         “Neurocognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia”. March 2014, Schizophrenia Research Seminar, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

8.         "The role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in controlling strategy use during episodic encoding: Evidence from TMS and fMRI".  September 2012, Research Imaging Rounds, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Dissertations:

1.         "The role of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Self-Initiating Elaborative Episodic Encoding: Evidence from fMRI and TMS", McGill University Doctorate, Martin Lepage and Jorge Armony.

 

2.         "Neural and behavioral responses to the use of auditory feedback in vocal control", Wilfrid Laurier University Master's Thesis, Jeffery A. Jones and Todd Ferretti.

 

Poster presentations:

1.         Hawco C, Kovacevic N, Malhotra A, Buchanan RW, McIntosh AR, Voineskos AN. Activation during a facial emotion observe/imitate task and social cognitive performance: An fMRI analysis using partial least squares.  Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, 2015-06-15.

 

2.         Hawco C,  Voineskos A,  Radhu N, Rotenberg D, Semeralul M, Daskalakis ZJ.. White Matter Changes across the Adult Lifespan in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, 2015-06-15.

 

3.         Guimond S, Hawco C, Martin Lepage M. New Memory Task to isolate the Neuronal Activity Related to Self-Initiation of Semantic Encoding. Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, 2015-06-15.

 

4.         Neufeld N,Mulsant B, Nazeri A,Wheeler A, Flint A, Meyers B, Rothschild A, Whyte E, Hawco C, Downar J,Voineskos A. Aberrant default mode resting state connectivity in patients with remitted psychotic depression. Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, 2015-06-15.

 

5.         Hawco C,  Voineskos A,  Radhu N, Rotenberg D, Semeralul M, Daskalakis ZJ. White Matter Changes Across the Adult Lifespan in Obsessive Compulsive DisorderSociety for Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, 2015-05-16.

 

6.         Hawco C, Kovacevic N, Malhotra A, Buchanan RW, McIntosh AR, Voineskos AN. Activation during a facial emotion observe/imitate task and social cognitive performance: An fMRI analysis using partial least squares. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, 2015-03-28

 

7.       Neufeld NH, Hawco C, Stefanik L, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ, Voineskos AN. Using resting state functional connectivity to map working memory circuits in patients with schizophrenia treated with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain Stimulation, Singapore, 2015-03-02

 

8.       Hawco C, Buchy L, Bodnar M, Izadi S, Dell’Elce J, Messina K, Joober R, Malla AK, Lepage M.  Source Memory is not Properly Differentiated from Object Memory in Early Schizophrenia: an fMRI study using virtual reality. Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, 2014-05-08.

 

9.         Hawco C, Armony JA, Berlim M, Chakravarty, M, Pike GB, Lepage, M. Time-varying the Onset of TMS Stimulation During Concurrent TMS-fMRI: A method for high temporal resolution explorations of the interactions between brain regions. Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Toronto, 2013-05-29

 

10.     Hawco C, Armony JA, Berlim M, Chakravarty, M, Pike GB, Lepage, M. Time-varying the Onset of TMS Stimulation During Concurrent TMS-fMRI: A method for explorations of the timing of interactions between brain regions. Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Toronto, 2013-05-24

 

11.     Guimond S, Brodeur M, Benoit A, Charbonneau G, Hawco C, Malla AK, Joober R, Lepage M. Neural correlates of new information processed during episodic recognition in people with a first episode schizophrenia. Poster, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, 2013-04-21

 

12.     Hawco C, Armony J, Berlim,M, Pike B, Lepage M. Time-varying the Onset of TMS Stimulation During Concurrent TMS-fMRI: A method for explorations of the timing of interactions between brain regions, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2013-04-26

 

13.     Hawco C, Bodnar M, Schmitz N. Malla A. Joober R. Lepage, M. Patterns of Neurocognitive Deficits in People with Psychosis: Evidence for generalized and domain specific deficits. International Neuropsychological Society, 2012-02-02

 

14.     Hawco C, Armony JL, Lepage. M. Neural Activity Related to Encoding Tasks and Levels of Semantic Relatedness: Self-initiation of task-irrelevant encoding strategies. International Neuropsychological Society., 2012-02-02

 

15.     Hawco C, Armony JL, Lepage M., Neural Activity Related to Self-Initiating Elaborative Semantic Encoding During Non- Semantic Encoding Trials. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2012-03-30

 

16.     Hawco C, Bodnar, M, Schmitz, N. Malla, A. Joober, R, Lepage, M., Cognitive Deficits in Psychosis: Evidence for both generalized and specific cognitive impairments. Young Researchers in Mental Health., 2011-03-25

 

17.     Jarick M, Dixon ML, Hawco C, & Ferretti, T, Electrophysiological evidence supporting the automaticity of synaesthetic number-forms. Poster , The Vision Science Society 10th Annual Meeting (VSS), 2010-05-07

 

18.     Hawco C, Jones JA., Auditory feedback during vocal production compared to previous feedback to detect errors. Poster, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2010-04-09

 

19.     Major P, Kobayashi E, Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Gotman J, Dubeau F., EEGfMRI BOLD responses in subcortical structures and cerebellum during focal and generalized interictal epileptic activity. Poster, American Epilepsy Society, 2009-12-12

 

20.     Jarick M, Hawco C, Ferretti, T, & Dixon M, Electrophysiological evidence of shifts in spatial attention corresponding to a synaesthetes' mental calendar. Poster, The Vision Sciences Society 9th Annual Meeting (VSS), 2009-05-09

 

21.     Hawco CS, Ferretti TR, Jones, JA. Event-related potential correlates of online monitoring of auditory feedback during vocalization. Poster, Acoustical Society of America, 2009-05-18

 

22.     Hawco CS, Jones JA. Using auditory feedback during vocalization: Different mechanisms for utterance onset and pitch maintenance. Poster, Acoustical Society of America.-, 2009-05-18

 

23.     Gotman J, Tyvaert L, Hawco C, Chassagnon S, Sadikot A, LeVan P, Dubeau F. EEG-fMRI demonstrates activation of different thalamic nuclei in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Poster, American Epilepsy Society., 2008-12-05

 

24.     Tyvaert L, Hawco C, Kobayashi E, LeVan P, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Difference between ictal and interictal generators in malformations of cortical development. Poster, American Epilepsy Society., 2007-12-02

 

25.     Chassagnon S, Hawco CS, Gotman J, Dubeau F. EEG-fMRI study of idiopathic generalized epilepsies: a common BOLD pattern related to absence seizures. Poster, American Epilepsy Society, 2007-12-02

 

26.     Grova C, Kobayashi E, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Identification of a network associated with BOLD responses to epileptic spikes using multivariate group analysis in Temporal Lobe and Generalized Epilepsies. Poster, Proceedings of Human Brain Mapping, 2007-07-14

 

27.     Kobayashi E, Grova C, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Assessing the lesional and perilesional BOLD responses in malformations of cortical development. Poster, Proceedings of Human Brain Mapping., 2006-06-09

 

28.     Grova C, Kobayashi E, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J., BOLD response in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy using Group Analysis. Poster, Proceedings of Human Brain Mapping., 2006-10-06

 

29.     Morgan V, Kobayashi E, Bagshaw A, Hawco C, Abou-Khalil B, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Concordance of EEG-BOLD and TCA-BOLD in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Poster, American Epilepsy Society, 2005-12-09

 

30.     Major P, Kobayashi E, Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Gotman J, Dubeau F. EEGfMRI BOLD responses in subcortical structures and cerebellum during focal and generalized interictal epileptic activity. Poster, American Epilepsy Society, 2005-12-09

 

31.     Hawco CS, Bagshaw AP, Lu Y, Dubeau F, Gotman J. BOLD activation may occur before the corresponding EEG spikes. Poster , American Epilepsy Society, 2005-12-09

 

32.     Bagshaw A, Torab L, Kobayashi E, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Pike B, Gotman J., Combined EEG-fMRI using z-shimming in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster, Epilepsia, American Epilepsy Society, 2004-12-11

 

33.     Bagshaw A, Hawco C, Bénar C, Kobayashi E, Dubeau F, Pike B, Gotman J. Analysis of the eeg-fMRI response to prolonged bursts of interictal epileptiform activity. Poster, American Epilepsy Society., 2004-12-11

 

34.     Benar C, Bagshaw A, Agha Khani Y, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Simultaneous EEG-fMRI of epileptic spikes: Comparison of fMRI and EEG statistical maps with intracranial recordings. Poster, Organization for Human Brain Mapping., 2004-06-13

 

35.     Benar C, Bagshaw A, Agha Khani Y, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Simultaneous EEG-fMRI of epileptic spikes: Comparison of fMRI and EEG statistical maps with intracranial recordings. Poster, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2004-06-12

 

36.     Kobayashi E, Bagshaw AP, Hawco C, Aghakhani Y, Benar CG, Dubeau F, Gotman J. EEG-fMRI responses in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Poster, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 2004-04-24

 

37.     Kobayashi E, Aghakhani Y, Bagshaw AP, Jansen A, Benar CG, Hawco C, Andermann F, Andermann E, Dubeau F, Gotman J. EEG-fMRI responses in patients with polymicrogyria (PMG) and epilepsy. Poster, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting., 2004-04-10

 

38.     Aghakhani Y, Bagshaw AP, Benar CG, Hawco C, Veilleux M, Andermann E, Andermann F, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Cortical and thalamic Fmri activation during spike and wave in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Poster , Epilepsia, American Epilepsy Society., 2003-12-06

 

39.     Bagshaw AP, Benar CG, Aghakhani Y, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Pike B, Gotman J. Analysis of interictal EEG-Fmri data using a range of haemodynamic response functions. Poster , American Epilepsy Society., 2003-12-06

 

40.     Bagshaw A, Benar CG, Aghakhani Y, Hawco C, Dubeau F, Pike B, Gotman J. The effects of the haemodynammic response function on the analysis of simultaneous EEG-fMRI data in epilepsy. Poster, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2003-06-14

 

Teaching Related Activity:

 

Teaching Assistantships:

1.         Winter 2009: Psych 375 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology – Undergraduate, Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

2.         Fall 2008 Psych 384: Language Development – Undergraduate, Wilfrid Laurier University.  

 

3.         Winter 2008: Psych 384: Language Development – Undergraduate, Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

4.         Fall 2007: Psych 220: Introduction to Psycholinguistics – Undergraduate, Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Volunteer Activity Related to Teaching:

1.       Brain Awareness Week (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012): Proving demonstrates to student visiting the Montreal Neurological Institute or making presentations at elementary schools.

 

2.       Marianopolis College Lab Project (2013): Three college students spent several days in the lab with me during my PhD work.

 

3.       fMRI instruction (2012): An introduction to the basic premises of fMRI and fMRI analysis in SPM for graduate students and researchers (3 days at 2 hours per day), McGill University.

 

4.       Matlab Instruction (2008): An 8 week not for credit Matlab course which I taught to graduate and undergraduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

5.       Junior University Multidisciplinary Program (JUMP) (2008, 2009): JUMP is a program in which students (grades 5 to 8) spend 3 days at Wilfrid Laurier University and had attended sessions in various fields. I worked with the psychology session, helping to design a presentation and activity, and teaching approximately 15 sessions per year.  

 

Administrative Activities:

 

Graduate Representative, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University (2008-2009): As the graduate student representative to the Department of Psychology, I attended faculty meetings and represented student interests, including drafting a letter (with student input) to the university administration raising concerns over the recruitment levels allocated to our graduate program.

 

Media Interviews

 

Jef Akst, “Brain Massage.” The Scientist magazine

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41290/title/Brain-Massage/