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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.

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  1. Mar. 28, 2017Alex Huynh, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, 2017


    Alex Huynh is an Arts PhD student in the department of Psychology.

  2. Mar. 13, 2017Psychology is now a Bronze Certified Green OfficeGreen Office Bronze Certified

    The Psychology Department is a proud participant in the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative. As of March 13, 2017, Psychology has become a Bronze Certified Green Office, and is the first UWaterloo academic department to receive this certification.

  3. Mar. 8, 2017Want to co-operate effectively? Think about the big picture

    Giving people time to think about co-operating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found.

    A series of three experiments, conducted by Waterloo researchers Igor Grossmann, Justin Brienza and Ramona Bobocel, also found that wise, or big-picture, thinkers were able to sustain their co-operation with others when given time to deliberate.

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  1. May 5, 2017Spring Workshop for Mental Health Professionals & Studentshead shot of Dr. Michelle Leybman

    "Working Through Clinical Challenges:

     A DBT Perspective"

    Michelle Leybman, Ph.D., C.Psych.

    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    We are delighted to host Dr. Leybman at the University of Waterloo for her full-day workshop, which will provide mental health practitioners and students with evidence-based knowledge and clinical tools from a DBT perspective for working with challenging clients.

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Green Office Bronze Certified

The Psychology Department is proud to be a part of the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative, and is now a Bronze Certified Green office!

Find out how you can get involved with the UWaterloo Green Office initiative!