Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo

Welcome to the family! 

To all the new students I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our department.  For us, September is official start of the new academic year, and it begins by welcoming our newest members (you!) into the psychology family.  We consider ourselves the top psychology department in Canada (and if you check out the mailroom door you will see we have research to back it up!).  While our faculty and staff are second to none, it is the students who are the real life-blood of any department.  Thank you for choosing to further your journey with us.  Remember, education, in the words of WB Yeats, is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire!

Mike Dixon
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Psychology

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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