Anita

ANITA KIAFAR, B.A.

Human Development

Research Interests: stress and coping, emotion regulation, mindfulness, social media use, online mental health outreach programs for emerging adults
Email Address: anita.kiafar@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards

  • 2020 – University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Student Mental Health Research Poster Award, University of Waterloo ($100)

  • 2020 – Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($3,000)

  • 2019 – Research Assistant Award, DAIR Research Team, McGill University ($200)

Conferences

Kiafar, A., Bastien, L., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., Lewis, S. P., & Heath, N. L. (2021, May). Peer-led or mental health provider-led? Is there a difference in acceptability and satisfaction? Poster session submitted for presentation at the 5th Annual McGill Summer Institute for School Psychology virtual conference.

Bastien, L., Kiafar, A., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2021, May). Acceptabilité et faisabilité d’un programme interactif en ligne de renforcement de la résilience en santé mentale pour les étudiants universitaires. Poster session accepted for presentation at the Congrès de l’Association Francophone Pour Le Savoir (ACFAS) at Sherbrooke University and Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC.

Kiafar, A., Nordine, A., Zito, S., Bastien, L., Mettler, J., & Heath N. L. (2021, April). University student perspectives on changes in coping during onset and early Covid-19. Poster session accepted for virtual presentation at McGill University's 5th Annual Human Development Conference.

Bastien, L., Kiafar, A., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2021, April). Innovative online mental health resilience program for university students: Acceptability and feasibility. Poster session accepted for virtual presentation at McGill University's 5th Annual Human Development Conference.

Kiafar, A., Bastien, L., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., Lewis, S. P., & Heath, N. L. (2020, November). Comparing a peer-led vs. mental health provider-led outreach program for university students. Poster session presented at the University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Student Mental Health Research.

Invited Talks

Mettler, J., Bastien, L., Zito, S., Kiafar, A., Voutu, D., Simundic, A., & Heath, N. L. (January, 2020). Mindfulness and school adjustment in adolescence. Invited talk at Royal West Academy, Montreal, QC.