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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

  1. Feb. 14, 2017Arts Three Minute Thesis draws crowds - Psych Robin Mazumder is runner upAndrea Bianci presenting her 3 minute thesis in front of a crowd of people

    Two students will go on to university-level competition

    With topics as far-ranging as video games, urban design, refugees and the Franklin Expedition, graduate students from across the Faculty of Arts enthralled the audience at the Three Minute Thesis competition, held on Feb. 8 and 9.

  2. Jan. 27, 2017Winny Shen - Association for Psychological Science Rising Star 2016head shot of Dr. Winny Shen

    Winny Shen, Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at University of Waterloo  is designated a Rising Star!

    The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their careers post-PhD. 

  3. Nov. 29, 2016Studies examine racial bias in pollution, devaluation of black communities
    I​MAGE: Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a UIC social psychologist.
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  1. Feb. 26, 2017Centre for Mental Health Research presents three public talks for Psychology MonthFebruary is Psychology Month,, shows cogs and the Psych sympbol and Canadian flag

    Mental health difficulties touch the lives of many​, yet finding the right sources for help is not always easy. The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) is planning three public outreach talks that will provide clear, useful, and practical information to anyone interested in learning more about mental health. In partnership with Waterloo Public Libraries, the talks will be presented on three Sunday afternoons in February at the main library branch.

  2. Feb. 28, 2017PsychSoc Meet the Profs eventPoster for Meet the Profs Event. Image of two books with an apple sitting on top.

  3. Mar. 3, 2017Psych Colloquium presents Paul Bloom from Yale University, USAhead shot of Dr. Paul Bloom

    Against Empathy

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