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LU Professors Net International Award

Rosanna Langer, Moira Ferguson recognized by US-based network for research on mental health support

(July 17, 2020) Laurentian University is pleased to announce that two of our professors have been recognized for their vital research on mental health services. Entitled “Stigma, Discrimination, Resilience, and Support in Members of a Mental Health Consumer Peer Support Organization,” the paper has been granted the 2020 International Award for Excellence for The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection. The announcement was made recently by the organization's headquarters in Champaign, Illinois.

The award, which was supported in part through a Laurentian University Research Fund grant, is shared by two individuals: Dr. Rosanna Langer, professor in the Law and Justice program and Chair of the Laurentian University Research Ethics Board; and Dr. Moira Ferguson, a seasoned frontline worker in addition to teaching in the Departments of Sociology and Labour Studies. We congratulate them both for their efforts.

'I'm pleased to see our researchers recognized in this way. Laurentian University has a proud tradition of delving into complex issues with real-world impact. Professors Langer and Ferguson's work is part of a growing call for recognizing the need to improve mental health support.' Joël Dickinson, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Laurentian University

About the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection
Consisting of eleven journals, The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection explores disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. Established in 2005, The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Collection is indexed by Scopus, EBSCO, The Australian Research Council, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. The journal offers both personal and institutional subscriptions and is published electronically and in print. For more information, please visit