Dr. Joti Samra creates first of its kind Online program launched by the University of Fredericton that Teaches Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

(November 24, 2014 by Jason Contant)   (Canadian OH&S News) — The University of Fredericton (UFred) in New Brunswick has launched Canada’s first online certificate program focused on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.   The fully online university released the Certificate in Psychological Health & Safety in [...]

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University of Fredericton launches fully-online certificate program in psychological health and safety in the workplace

FREDERICTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ – Bullying complaints, human rights violations, and accusations of harassment are just some of the potential outcomes of a psychologically unsafe workplace. Increasingly, the onus is on employers to protect the psychological safety of their employees in the workplace. The University of Fredericton (UFred) has responded to this need with [...]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by Renee Bernard, News 1130 on Why A Human Victim of Crime rarely triggers the type of Anger we see after a Crime Involving a Pet

(Renee Bernard November 14, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s not unusual for hundreds of people to gather for a vigil held in honour of dog that died due to some violence or negligence.   This week, we were reminded of those large vigils, when the man who beat his German shepherd and left him [...]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by The Province about the Sunday Blues – when the Rest day is a day of Stress

(By Dana Gee, The Province November 7, 2014)   What was once often identified as a day of rest is now a day of stress for many people.   Whether you call it the Sunday blues or Sunday sadness, the last day of the weekend leaves many people feeling down in the dumps or even [...]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Ottawa Shooting raises Questions for Kids

(Alison Bailey October 26, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa has led to a lot of questions, posts on social media, and continuous TV and radio coverage.   It is virtually impossible to keep a child from hearing about it, so, how do you explain it all to them?   Dr. Joti [...]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – More “lone wolf” attacks expected: Foreign Affairs and Defense Expert

(Joanne Abshire October 23, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A Foreign Affairs and Defense expert says more acts of “terror” like in Ottawa are expected. SFU Professor Douglas Ross says there are several hundred young men identified by CSIS or the RCMP as radicals, and about 90 of them had their passports taken away.   [...]

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Dr. Samra Interviewed by Andrew Chang, CBC News on how ‘Repeated Exposure’ to movie sex, violence can Desensitize Parents: study

(CBC News)   Parents who have “repeated exposure” to sex and violence in movies can become desensitized, and more likely to let their children watch graphic content, indicates a new U.S. study.   The research, from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania, also found desensitization could lead to escalating violence in movies rated PG-13.   The findings were [...]

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Dr. Joti Samra speaks to News 1130 about how to Speak to your kids about Ebola

(Alison Bailey and John Streit October 16)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – As Dallas, Texas considers a local state of emergency to beef up its response to the Ebola scare, there are also plenty of people concerned on this side of the border.   A team of public health experts is now on standby in the [...]

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