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Jessie Breyer receives the 2010 Durand Jacobs Award

The recipient of the 2010 Durand Jacobs Award is Jessie Breyer for her paper entitled "Young Adult Gambling Behaviors and their Relationship with the Persistence of ADHD." The Durand Jacobs Award recognizes outstanding work related to the psychology of addictive behaviors, and is dedicated to Dr. Durand Jacobs' lifelong efforts to help mentor students. Ms. Breyer. is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. She is completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA, where she provides a wide range of psychotherapy services to veterans with mental health concerns. Ms. Breyer will begin work as a Psychology Faculty member at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN this fall.

Centre awarded the 2011 NCPG Jim Wuelfing Award for Prevention

At the 2011 NCPG Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, our Centre was awarded the Jim Wuelfing Award for Prevention. This award recognizes outstanding annual achievement in advocacy, development, integration, outreach and training in the area of problem gambling prevention. We are deeply honoured to receive this award.

Post Doctoral Position Available

An immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow focused upon studying youth risk-taking behaviors is available. A doctorate degree in developmental, clinical, school/applied, social, experimental or health psychology, addictions research, or related field is required. Fluency in French is an asset. An understanding of addictions is beneficial but not required. The candidate must have skills in statistical analyses and research methodology, and experience in using SPSS and/or SAS for data analyses. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, have strong library research skills, experience in academic writing, strong analytic skills, and be able to conduct field-based research projects independently. We are searching for someone who is independent, yet who enjoys working in a collaborative environment. We are offering either a one-year or two-year position. Salary is commensurate with other post-doctoral positions. The successful candidate will work in the area of youth risk-taking behaviors and will become an active member of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors. He/she will be responsible to the two co-directors of the centre and will work closely with the research faculty, other post-doctoral candidates and graduate students. Responsibilities will include developing and conducting field-based research studies, analysis of data, manuscript writing, assistance with grant writing, and literature searches. The candidate will also contribute toward the development, production, and distribution of a quarterly publication. Opportunity to present at national and international conferences is offered and the candidate is expected to publish in peer reviewed journals.

Please e-mail or mail letter of application, curriculum vitae and three reference letters to:
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky or Dr. Rina Gupta
School/Applied Child Psychology
McGill University
3724 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2
Tel. 514-398-4249
Fax: 514-398-3401
E-mail: Jeffrey.Derevensky@mcgill.ca

Centre Fundraising Campaign in Full Swing

The Centre's ongoing fundraising campaign continues to grow with the support of corporate and private sponsors. Due to restricted government infrastructure funding, we have initiated a fundraising campaign to help us maintain our ability to develop and deploy empirically-based prevention and harm-minimization programs. The Centre is housed on McGill University's main campus in the heart of Montreal, Canada. McGill University is a public university and recognized charitable organization Donations can be made to:

The International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
McGill University
3724 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Official letters of contributions and tax receipts will be forwarded.