Director, Dr. Jennifer Laffier

Dr. Jennifer Laffier is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University. She is a licensed and registered Creative Arts Therapist and Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She researches and teaches in the areas of human development, mental health across the lifespan, emotional intelligence, bullying, at-risk youth, and creative arts and play. 

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Research Team 


M.A. Graduate Students, Faculty of Education

Mental Health in the Digital Age Graduate Course


Dr. Robin Kay

Professor, Faculty of Education


Dr. Diana Petrarca

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education


Dr. Janette Hughes

 Professor, Faculty of Education

Canada Research Chair Technology and Pedagogy

Director, STEAM 3D Maker Lab


Heather Bickle

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Education

Mental Health Counsellor, Ontario Tech University

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Dr. Barb Perry

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism  

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Dr. Mary Morrison

Registered Psychologist, Dr. Mary Moprrison & Assocaites

Retired, Durham District School Board


Afsaneh Shafai

Registered Creative Arts Therapist

Frontenac Youth Services, Oshawa, ON.

© 2020 by Dr. Jennifer Laffier 

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