Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 15 | Issue 11
Four Building Blocks of Earning Trust within Communities

Four Building Blocks of Earning Trust within Communities

A cornerstone of prevention is persuasion—because changing people’s behaviour usually involves motivating them to do so. And persuading people means communicating messages that are credible, memorable and most importantly: trustworthy.

As we all know, what constitutes credible, memorable and trustworthy is not the same for everyone—and there is no greater determinant for this than culture, in all its complexity.


Please note that Newscan will not be published next week. The next issue will appear on April 5.

What's New at RGC
Discovery 2013


Discovery Conference

Full session descriptions and speaker biographies have now been posted. Start planning your conference experience today!



DEADLINE: April 12, 2013

AGRI Research Chair: Gambling

In partnership with Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI), the University of Lethbridge seeks a scholar to fill a position as an AGRI Research Chair. The AGRI Research Chair will generate new knowledge that will increase understanding of gambling behaviours and its consequences and will contribute to enhancing the province's capacity to provide evidence-informed decisions regarding the development of responsible gambling policy and processes.


The Gambler’s Fallacy: a Basic Inhibitory Process?

This study published in the February 2013 edition of Frontiers in Psychology examines the idea that the Gambler's Fallacy (the misonception that the probability of the next event is influenced by previous events) is a maladaptive result of the low-level neural processes that evolved to facilitate search behaviours.


Call for Applications: Manitoba Gambling Research Program

The Manitoba Gambling Research Program is now accepting proposals and grant applications for 2013; new Grant Guides are available on our website. Research opportunities are available for researchers across Canada.

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) for Large Grants (up to $450,000) March 20, 2013
  • Conference Grants (up to $2,000) are accepted year-round

DEADLINE: April 1, 2014

Call for Applications: MLSYA Data Access Program

As of April 1, 2013, the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults (MLSYA) Data Access Program will begin accepting applications from researchers who would like to use this unique dataset for their own research studies.

The MLSYA followed a longitudinal sample (n=679) of 18 to 20 year olds from across Manitoba over a five year period from 2007 to 2011. 

Although the MLSYA was designed as a gambling study, the dataset contains a wealth of instruments that could be used to answer diverse research questions about the changing behaviours of young adults.

Call for submission

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