Christine Logel is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Her research seeks to understand the negative effects of stigma on well-being, health, and success, defined in different ways, in order to design and test social psychological interventions to reduce these negative effects. For example, a 30-minute social-belonging intervention, in the form of an online reading-and-writing task, helps students frame challenges in the transition into university as normal and temporary. As a principal investigator with the College Transition Collaborative, she and her collaborators at Indiana, UT Austin, and Stanford University have partnered with colleges across North America to design, customize, and evaluate these interventions at large scale. Dr. Logel’s research has been featured in media including The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and the CBC, and is published in top-tier journals in social psychology and in education. Dr. Logel earned her PhD in social psychology from University of Waterloo and held postdoctoral fellowships at University of Colorado and Stanford University.

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