Contacts & Directions

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Cancelling or Rescheduling an Appointment

Parents: Do you need to cancel and/or reschedule an appointment for you and your child?

Please call the Centre directly at the number,(519)-888-4567, ext. 35416 as this will get your message to our researchers most quickly.

All other inquiries 

You can direct all other inquiries to Dr. Daniela O'Neill, Director
University of Waterloo Centre for Child Studies
Department of Psychology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
O'Neill Office Phone: (519) 888-4567, ext. 32545

Daniela loves to talk to parents, community groups, and the media about the research at the Centre. Please feel free to get in touch! If you wish to see some of the feedback from Daniela's talks, look under Outreach! 

The Centre can also be reached by fax at (519) 746-8631 and by email at

Directions to the Centre

The Centre for Child Studies is located on the 4th floor of the Department of Psychology (in the Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology (PAS) building) on the University of Waterloo's campus. OUr mailing address is Centre for Child Studies, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 Canada. 

On the University's campus map, we are in the PAS (Psychology, Anthropology, & Sociology) building near the corner of University Ave. and Westmount Ave. 

From Campus 

It is easiest to find us by entering the university at the main entrance on Seagram Drive off University Avenue West. Once you have entered the university at the main entrance, turn left immediately at the first stop sign. The Psychology Department's parking lot will be the second entrance on your right, marked "Centre for Mental Health Parking". It is just after the speedbump on your right. You will be greeted in the parking lot by a research assistant who will provide you with a parking pass and escort you and your child to the Centre for Child Studies. (If you have gone around the corner at the end of road and see a playground structure and the parking lot for the Early Childhood Education Centre, you have gone too far.)

From Highway 401 (map)

  • From east or west, follow Highway 401 to exit 278, Highway 8 West.
  • Follow 8 West to 7 East (an expressway called the Conestoga Parkway). Be sure to take the exit for 7 East, not 7 West.
  • Keep left; do not exit on 7 East (Victoria Street and Guelph). Expressway becomes 85 North (formerly 86).
  • Exit at University Avenue West and drive west about 2 miles (3 km).

Use Google Maps for directions to the University of Waterloo.

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