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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo


Founded in the early 1960s, the Department has grown to become one of the most esteemed Departments of Psychology in Canada.

Our faculty and our graduate program are internationally renowned.

Have you heard about the student portal

It’s a new, mobile-friendly communication tool that will deliver the UWaterloo information you need, just when you need it.

All Arts students (undergrad and graduate) can now access portal and the valuable information it offers, such as:

  • Class schedule / next class
  • Available study spaces on campus
  • Real-time GRT bus data
  • Reminders for important academic dates
  • plus much more customized content

Log into the student portal today and start using this important new tool.

                      STUDENT PORTAL BUTTON

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