Research interests: body image, dieting/weight loss, self-esteem, self-compassion, mindfulness, mental health, eating pathologies, social media, health information seeking
MSc Candidate, Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo (2016-)
BSc, Honours Psychology with minor in French, Faculty of Science, Mount Allison University (2012-2016) (BSc Thesis Summary)
DEC, International Business, Department of Social Science, Dawson College (2010-2012)
- Price M, Johnston L, Godin K, Willmott L, Manlangit L. Bringing Meatless Mondays to the University of Waterloo: Students from the Meatless Mondays- University of Waterloo Initiative. Meal Exchange's National Student Food Summit. June 23, 2017. University of Guelph, Ontario.
- Wasylkiw L, Price M. Fostering positive body image through mindfulness training. Dr. Donald MacLellan Research Day (Horizon Health Network). June 2016. Moncton. New Brunswick.
- Price M, Wasylkiw L. Mindful living: The effect of mindfulness interventions on women’s body image. Psychology Research Day. April 2016. Sackville, New Brunswick.
- 2016: Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professionals Perfect Pitch case competition winner (Price M, Goyal J and Brandow D), University of Waterloo
- 2016: Marion H. Cummings Scholarship, Mount Allison University
- 2012: Entrance Scholarship, Mount Allison University
Professional Activities and Networks:
- Social Media Research Assistant for the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo (2016-present)
- Vice-President of Communications for the SPHHS Graduate Student Association, University of Waterloo (2016-present)
- Vice-President of Psychology Society, Mount Allison University (2015-2016)
- Campus Ecological Representative, Mount Allison University (2014-2016)
- Web Design and Marketing Intern for Trellisys Technologies Inc. (2015-2016)
- Vice-President of Habitat for Humanity, Mount Allison University Chapter (2014-2016)
- Compulsory Enrichment Program Instructor, English Montreal School Board (2013-2015)
- Vice-President of Run for a Cause, Mount Allison University (2012-2013)
Summary of BSc Thesis: Mindful Living: The Effect of Mindfulness Interventions on Women’s Body Image
- Many undergraduate women are dissatisfied with their body weight and shape
- The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a group mindfulness training program on self-compassion and the weight/shape concerns of young women.
- Surveys and interviews were used to assess the effectiveness of the training.
- Women who scored higher on self-compassion tended to view their physical selves positively, independent of self-esteem.
- Mindfulness workshop in a group setting appears to alter women's views of their bodies such that they tend to appreciate and accept themselves more readily
- Overall, the study supports the utility of mindfulness-based workshops for improving body image concerns and suggests that a group setting may be more beneficial than individual training sessions.