Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo


        Chair’s Welcome

It is my privilege to serve as Chair of the Department of Psychology here at the University of Waterloo.  Psychology at UW is home to over 40 exceptional professors, all of whom are dedicated to outstanding teaching and world class research.  We also have over 120 terrific graduate students pursuing MA and PhD degrees.  And we have an amazing staff devoted to all of our students, undergraduate and graduate. 

For those new to UW, on behalf of all of us in Psychology, welcome!  And for those of you returning, welcome back!  The beginning of a new academic year is always an exciting time, but for new people, it can also be somewhat daunting.  If you need help, or if you just have a question, or even if you just want to connect with us, please come on by anytime.  You’ll find everyone in Psychology very approachable and ready to help.  All of us wish you a fun and fulfilling 2016-17 academic year!

All best

Colin MacLeod

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.

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