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  1. Jan. 10, 2019Geoff Fong appears on The National


  2. Jan. 8, 2019Dr. Myra Fernandes' work on memory featured in New York Times

    The latest publication to feature Dr. Fernandes' research on the effects of drawing on memory is the New York Times.

  3. Jan. 7, 2019Technoference is a growing problem for families

    Dr. Dillon Browne, Psychology's newest faculty member, is featured on CBC where he talks about his research on technoference, or the way that devices disrupt our lives, and its impact on family life. 

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  1. Jan. 24, 2019Healthy Relationships Fair

    Clinical Psychology graduate students will be manning a booth at the Healthy Relationships Fair at the Student Life Centre on January 24, 2019.  Stop by between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  They have snacks!

  2. Jan. 25, 2019PhD Oral Defence - Matthew Wilmot

    Matthew Wilmot's thesis is entitled: "A 'Bad Apple' or a 'Spoiled Barrel'?: Observing Overt Racism Predicts Diverging Perceptions of Racism and Race Relations in America."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. Mar. 5, 2019Benefits of Self-Compassion

    Graduate students in the Clinical area of our Department will provide a workshop on the Benefits of Self-Compassion at the Kitchener Public Library (Central Branch) on March 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This talk will include defininig self-compassion (what it is and what it is not), talking about the benefits of adopting self-compassion in day-to-day life, and exploring the science behind self-compassion.  The talk will also include an opportunity to practice using self-compassion and provide resources for further learning.  

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