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  1. Oct. 9, 2018Anti-smoking measures saved 22 million lives in past decade

    Anti-smoking measures saved 22 million lives in past decade

    Read more about the work being done by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, headed by Dr. Geoff Fong.  

  2. Sep. 19, 2018Geoff Fong will present at CIHR Trailblazer Awards

    UW Psychology's Geoff Fong  is one of the featured speakers at the CIHR Trailblazer Awards will be presented on September 24, 2018 at York University.  The awards support early-, mid- and senior-career researchers who continue to make exceptional contributions that promote population and public health for Canadians and citizens around the world through evidenced-based health policies as well as interventions. 

  3. Sep. 14, 2018UW Psychology Department Research Team wins the Ig Nobel award

    For the second time in a few years, this Department has a research team that has won the Ig Nobel!  This time it’s Lindie Liang, Doug Brown, Huiwen Lian, Samuel Hanig, Lance Ferris, and Lisa Keeping in the I/O Area.  The Ig Nobel awards celebrate work that “first makes people laugh, and then makes them think”.  You can read all about it at The Guardian.

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  1. Dec. 7, 2018Department of Psychology 2018 - 2019 Colloquium SeriesDr. Candice Monson

    Speaker: Dr. Candice Monson, Ryerson University

    Title:  Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD and Enhancing Relationships

    Location: PAS 2083

    Reception to follow in PAS 3005


  2. Dec. 13, 2018PhD Oral Defence - Michael Klein

    Michael Klein's thesis is entitled: "Comparing the Estimation of Internally and Externally Defined Interval Durations."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. May 3, 201949th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference

    The Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo will host the 49th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference on May 3.  Read more about the conference. 

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