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  1. Dec. 14, 2018Psychology Graduate Student Wins President's Community Impact Award

    Robin Mazumder, a Ph.D candidate in the Psychology department received a President's Community Impact Award on December 13, 2018.  Robin was recognized for his work with the City of Kitchener Cycling & Trails Advisory Committee and as Guest Librarian to the Kitchener Public Library in 2016. He partnered with the Waterloo Region Local Health Integration Network and the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre to make light therapy lamps available at all KPL locations and to the Waterloo campus.  Congratulations Robin!

  2. Dec. 14, 2018Dr. Myra Fernandes' research featured in Time Magazine

    Dr. Fernandes' work on memory is featured in the latest issue of Time Magazine.  The article highlights the importance of drawing to boost memory particularly for older people.  

  3. Dec. 3, 2018Undergraduate Poster Fair Highlights Student ResearchPsychology Undergraduate Student Poster Presenters

    Senior undergraduate students in Psychology presented their work on Friday November 30 in the EV3 Atrium.


    Undergraduate presenters: Jordan Mehravar, Laura Howes, and Sarah Southcott-Whyte

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  1. Jan. 25, 2019PhD Oral Defence - Matthew Wilmot

    Matthew Wilmot's thesis is entitled: "A 'Bad Apple' or a 'Spoiled Barrel'?: Observing Overt Racism Predicts Diverging Perceptions of Racism and Race Relations in America."

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. 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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