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 inter-area 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. Dec. 3, 2019Work-life balance panel
    Image of Drs. Seeds, McLeod, Henderson, and Mewhort-Buist

    On Friday, November 29, GASP hosted its first panel of the year. This panel focused on the important topic of work-life balance in grad school (and beyond).  We are incredibly grateful to our panelists: Dr. Heather Henderson; Dr. Colin McLeod; Dr. Pamela Seeds; and Dr.

  2. Oct. 2, 2019GASP clothing items (round 2)

    Hi everyone!

    After the success of our first round of clothing orders, GASP is pleased to bring back clothing orders round 2! Missed the first round? This is your chance to grab some really cool psych grad gear!

    New this time around:

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