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Lucía Macchia

ISQOLS Best Dissertation Award Won By Alumna Lucía Macchia

International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Many congratulations go to our colleague and Wellbeing Research Centre alumna, Dr. Lucía Macchia, who has won the International Society for Quality of Life Studies’ Best Dissertation Award. The prize is awarded to the best dissertation on quality of life, wellbeing, and happiness. 

The winner receives a lump sum of $1,500 USD, one-year free membership to ISQOLS, one-year free access to the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life Studies, and free registration to the 19th ISQOLS conference that will be held in August 2021.

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Building Trust to Face the COVID-19 Pandemic in Developing Countries

31 August 2020

Behavioural Scientist

Common measures used to contain COVID-19 in developed countries can be difficult — if not impossible — to replicate in developing countries. How can individuals practice handwashing without reliable access to clean water and soap, social distancing when living in multifamily households, or staying home when informal work provides vital daily income?

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Research: Why a Covid-19 World Feels Both Tiring and Hopeful for College Students

03 August 2020

Harvard Business Review

It is easy to see why students are exhausted: loved ones are getting sick, virtual classes are energy-draining, and it is hard to focus amidst worries about repaying loans and finding a job. From virtual graduation parties to postponed internships, students are contemplating career decisions — and COVID-19 is fundamentally altering what we desire from our jobs and lives.

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