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. Sep. 15, 2020Q and A with the experts: kids' mental health and back to school

    Dr. Dillon Browne talks to the Daily Bulletin about what "back-to-school" looks like for kids this fall.

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  1. Oct. 1, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Robin Mazumder

    Robin Mazumder's thesis is entitled: "The Downside of Building Up: An Exploration into the Psychological and Physiological Impacts of Exposure to High-Rise Buildings."

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

  2. Oct. 7, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Xiao Qi Mu

    Xiao Qi Mu's thesis is entitled: "Gender Stereotypes and the Relational Consequences of Interpersonal Justice Violations."

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

  3. Nov. 6, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Daniel Todorovic

    Daniel Todorovic's thesis is entitled: "Choosing what to read out loud while studying: The role of agency in production."

    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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