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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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  1. Mar. 13, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. June 3, 2020Psychological research that addresses racial bias in policing

    Recent events have drawn renewed attention to the persistent crisis of police violence against people of colour - particularly black, brown, and Indigenous people. As we experience the damage that this crisis has inflicted on so many lives and communities within North America, many of us are searching for reliable sources of information to illuminate the root causes of the problem in order to build towards constructive interventions. 

  3. May 29, 2020CMHRT has re-opened their intake

    CMHRT has re-opened their intake and are accepting referrals for current telepsychological services and future in person services

    At the CMHRT, we are continuing to abide by directives from the University of Waterloo, which has suspended all in-person course-related activities and is asking all UW employees, faculty and students to work from home where possible. 

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  1. June 8, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Bethany Keleher

    Bethany Keleher's thesis is entitled: "Evaluating the Effect of Basic Psychological Needs Support and Thwarting on Motivation for Emotionally Demanding Behaviour Change."

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

  2. July 17, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Sarah McCrackin

    Sarah McCrackin's thesis is entitled: "Perceiving direct and averted gaze during emotion discrimination, affective empathy and affective theory of mind judgements: electrophysiological and behavioural effects."

    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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