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  1. Oct. 18, 2019Daniela O'Neill's research on toy design and language development featured on UW homepage

    Psychology's Daniella O'Neill's work on the role that toy design plays in language development in children is featured on the University of Waterloo homepage.  You can read the full article on the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language and Audiology (CJSLPA) website.

  2. Oct. 3, 2019Hilary Bergsieker Nominated for KW Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Award

    Psychology's own Dr. Hilary Bergsieker has been nominated for the K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year award in recognition for her “outstanding advancement to the field of STEM”

    Hilary is one of 60 women in the community who will be recognized at a ceremony on Monday October 7th at Oktoberfesthaus at LOT42.

  3. Sep. 18, 2019Allison Kelly receives Ontario Early Research Award

    Congratulations to  Allison Kelly who is one of the latest recipients of the Ontario Early Research Award.  Dr. Kelly's work focuses on facilitating treatment seeking among postsecondary students with mental health problems.  

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  1. Nov. 22, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Edward Yeung

    Edward Yeung's thesis is entitled: "On Diversity Climate in Organizations."

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Nov. 25, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Seton Timoney

    Seton Timoney's thesis is entitled: "When being agreeable matters: The importance of agreeableness (and self-esteem) for risk regulation in close relationships."

    All are welcome to attend.

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