Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo

Our faculty are internationally renowned and our graduate and undergraduate programs are consistently ranked among the top departments in Canada. Our department conducts high-impact research in each of the six major subdivisions of psychology listed below. 

  1. May 8, 2023Seeing colour after winter can have a 'tremendous impact on us', says Prof. Collin Ellard

    "There's been increasing awareness of the fact that greenspaces are not just for esthetic purposes — that they're fundamentally important to human health." Prof. Colin Ellard, tells CBC KW's The Morning Edition why so many of us are 'blooming-obsessed'.

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  2. May 4, 2023Dr. Christine Purdon named President of CACBT

    Congratulations to Dr. Christine Purdon, who will begin her term as the President of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) this weekend. Christine will be recognized at the Annual General Meeting of the CACBT conference taking place May 4-6 in Halifax.

  3. Apr. 24, 2023CMHRT Community Education Outreach Workshop: Teens and Social Relationships

    Clinical psychology graduate students Jasmine Zhang, Charlotte Aitken, and Aliya McNeil presented an interactive workshop on Teens and Social Relationships on April 21, 2023 for guidance counselors and educators with the Waterloo Region District School Board. 

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  1. June 22, 2023Sydney Waring’s PhD Oral Defence

    Sydney Waring’s thesis is entitled: “Relational Body Image: Developing an Understanding of How and Why Body Image Changes Across Specific Relationships”

    All are welcome to attend.

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