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 25, 2020Harrison Oakes wins the Governor General's Gold Medal

    Harrison Oakes was recently awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a Doctoral Program.  Our newly minted Dr. Oakes' thesis was entitled Closets breed suspicion: Environments that stigmatize concealable identities raise doubts about claims to contrasting non-stigmatized identities.  You can read more about Harrison's research and path to his achievement on the Waterloo Stories page.

  2. Mar. 13, 2020Coronavirus update
  3. July 9, 2020Myra Fernandes becomes President of national society

    Dr. Myra Fernandes has been elected President of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour & Cognitive Sciences for a 2-year term.  The Society functions to advance Canadian research in cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, and to communicate innovative new findings within academia and with the general public.  

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  1. Aug. 17, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Navio Kwok

    Navio Kwok's thesis is entitled: "A Longitudinal Investigation of Leader Development and Leadership Emergence."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

  2. Aug. 21, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Hanna Negami

    Hanna Negami's thesis is entitled: "Investigating positive and threat-based awe in natural and built environments."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

  3. Sep. 1, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee's thesis is entitled: "Context reinstatement reconsidered: Investigating boundary conditions of the effect."

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Waterloo PhD defenses are being held remotely. Unfortunately, public access is not available.

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