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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.

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  1. May 18, 2017Hilary Bergsieker - Why We're Awkward - New York Times video

    Mismatched goals may lead interactions between well-intentioned White and racial minority individuals to go awry. Waterloo Assistant Professor Hilary Bergsieker and her colleagues clarify the divergent expectations that diverse groups often bring into encounters with one another.

  2. May 8, 2017Evan Risko - Recipient of Psychonomic Society 2017 Early Career AwardHead shot of Dr. Evan Risko

    The Psychonomic Society awards young scientists each year who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers.

  3. May 5, 2017Grad student's study on meditation and anxiety gets wide media attention

    International media jumped after the University issued a media release on a psychology study led PhD candidate, Mengran Xu. Not so surprisingly, finding a strategy to reduce anxious mind-wandering is a hot topic, and Xu's research suggests that brief mindful meditation may be a good one.

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The Psychology Department is proud to be a part of the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative, and is now a Bronze Certified Green office!

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