Our goal is to make research to practice the norm in schools across Canada
The Connections Lab is a collection of graduate students, undergraduate students, and other scholars conducting projects related to school and developmental psychology under the supervision of Dr. Steven Shaw. The overall goal is to improve school functioning for the students at highest risk for school failure and to rethink the methods and purposes of all clinical research. Among the populations considered are students with rare genetic disorders, intellectual disabilities, medical issues, low income, behaviour issues, and who are immigrants. What makes the Connections Lab exciting is that we conduct high quality research, but always use our projects to help students and their families overcome risk factors to experience school and life success.