May 2, 2016: Welcome to Samantha Scurrey who was awarded a Science Undergraduate Research Award to work in the Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab over the summer.


April 27, 2016:Dr. Sheila Garland was awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (BHCRI) and the Division of Oncology at MUN to research the impact of androgen deprivation therapy on sleep and cognitive functioning in men being treated for prostate cancer.


April 15, 2016: Welcome to next years honour's students Nicole Rodriguez, Hannah Lane, and Joshua Remedios.

June 9, 2017: Dr. Garland was one of the awardees of the Canadian Psychological Association's President's New Researcher Award. Previous awardees can be found here

April 28-30, 2017: Sam Scurrey and Hillary Rowe presented research at the Canadian Sleep Society's conference in Calgary, Alberta. This conference brought together together the leading sleep researchers, clinicians, technologists, dentists and students to share cutting edge knowledge on sleep. A link to the conference abstracts can be found here.

August 1, 2017: Dr. Garland was one of the recipients of an Early Career Researcher Program award supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR), the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).​

April 13, 2017: Masters student, Kayla Wall was awarded a Cancer Research Training Program scholarship in the amount of $17,850 from the Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEll Foundation through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Awesome work, Kayla!

July 24, 2016: Dr. Garland was joined by SHW lab honours student, Hannah Lane, and a team of undergraduate psychology students to raise awareness and funds for Young Adult Cancer Canada while training for the 89th Annual Tely 10 Mile Road Race. The Tely Maked me YACC team conquered the course and raised $5333 to help build a network of support and services for young adults with cancer across Canada. Go team YACC! Thank you to everyone who donated. We couldn't have done it without you! Click HERE for coverage of our efforts in the MUN Gazette.​​

December 14, 2016: Congratulations to Samantha Scurrey, masters student in the Applied Psychological Sciences program, for being awarded the Women’s Association of Memorial University (WAMUN) Master's Non-Thesis Route Scholarship for 2016-2017 valued at $1,200.


December 5, 2016: Congratulations to Breanna Lane, Doctoral student in the PsyD program, for being the first student in the Faculty of Science to be awarded the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI) / NL SUPPORT Doctoral Scholarship valued at $7,000 per year for three years. This funding is researved specifically for students who are engaged in patient-oriented research.

March 12, 2017: Congratulations to Ellie King for presenting her research entitled "Attitudes towards Prescription Drug Use for Non-Medical Reasons in University Students" at the 15th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 8, 2016: Congratulations to Hillary Rowe on completing her honours thesis entitled "Using wrist actigraphy to examine sleep and cognitive functioning in university students"


April 15, 2017: Welcome to next year's honour's students, Nyissa Walsh and Whitney Willcott-Benoit.

July 14, 2017: Dr. Garland and the YAC PRIME research team (Drs. Fowler and Clair, Geoff Eaton, Karine Chalifour, and Breanna Lane) were awarded a research grant from the NL SUPPORT Patient-Oriented Research Grants Competition in the amount of $58,550. For more information check out www.yacprime.ca

April 6, 2017: Congratulations to this year's honours students on completing their honours theses:


Hannah Lane "Prevalence and predictors of sleeping medication use in university students"
Nicole Rodriguez "Power off is better off: The impact of LED-Backlit device use on insomnia severity in university students"

Joshua Remedios "he relationship between coping and psychosocial well-being in young adults with cancer"


Thanks to graduate students, Ellie King, Lily Repa, and Breanna Lane for their support for these projects! Special thanks to Young Adult Cancer Canada.

May 25, 2017: Nicole Rodriguez won the award for best oral presentation at the 41st Annual Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for her honours research examining insomnia symptoms and technology use in university students.

July 7, 2016: Honours student, Nicole Rodriguez and Dr. Garland published a paper with co-authors Drs. Eric Zhou and Eric Gonzalez titled, "The Quest for Mindful Sleep: A Critical Synthesis of the Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Insomnia" in the journal Current Sleep Medicine Reports. A link to the paper can be found HERE.


January 19, 2016: Dr. Sheila Garland was awarded a grant for $10,000 from the MUN Seed, Bridge, & Multidisciplinary fund to examine the role of poor sleep in the development of chemotherapy-related cognitive dysfunction in women with breast cancer.


December 10, 2015: Congratulations to Lily Repa for being awarded the Terra Nova Aboriginal Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to Aboriginal students and is valued at $10,000, renewable for three years. This scholarship will help to support Lily as she works on her thesis research. She will be conducting a cross-sectional online survey of Memorial University students entitled the “Sleep, Health, and Wellness Survey” which is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. 



News and Updates

January 30, 2017: Dr. Sheila Garland was awarded a grant for $43,148.00 from the Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE) research initiative funded by the Department of Economics at Memorial University for a project entitled "A case control study of the financial impact of cancer in young adults". This is a joint project with Young Adult Cancer Canada