Graduate Association of Students in Psychology

Image of Psychology Anthrolopology and Sociology Building surrounded by outline of a brain.Run entirely by graduate students, GASP was created in 1988 to establish a formal structure through which students could express their concerns about any aspects of graduate life within Psychology to the department and beyond, and which could serve as a coordinating body to carry out students' wishes and suggestions. GASP strives to enhance the quality of academic and social life in the department by encouraging interdivisional communication, and by promoting a sense of community between the students, faculty, and staff.

GASP typically operates with 5 executive positions, President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Affairs Coordinator. Volunteers are very welcomed and student input will be routinely requested.

We also have a representative from each Psychology area group: Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognition, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, and Social.

GASP has representation on a variety of standing and ad hoc committees and regularly sponsors and coordinates local events, ranging from Orientation Day festivities organized in conjunction with the department, to scavenger hunts, treat days, and holiday parties! If you have any suggestions for events or any ideas you would like to share, just let us know. We’re always looking for new ideas!


We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. 

LGBTQ+ flag with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple barsOur association respects human rights and welcomes and supports LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and allies. 

  1. Sep. 6, 2019Orientation Scavenger Hunt
    A magnifying glace over a marked trail

    The scavenger hunt is a yearly tradition, bringing the department together to compete in a friendly competition. Form your area team, solve the clues, and win some area points! 

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