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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. 5, 2018Former Students Honour Pat RoweDr. Pat Rowe

    Almost forty years ago, UW Professor Pat Rowe founded one of Canada’s original graduate programs in I/O Psychology.  She mentored over 75 graduate students – more than any other I/O Psychology professor in the country. Many of her former students went on to successful careers, becoming the who’s who of I/O Psychology in Canada. 

  2. Mar. 5, 2018Anxiety May Improve MemoryChristopher Lee

  3. Nov. 27, 2017Geoff Fong inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of CanadaGeoff Fong on stage being inducted to the Royal Society of Canada


    Dr. Geoffrey Fong induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in Winnipeg on November 24, 2017.  Congratulations Geoff!


    Who are they? They are over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. The fellowship of the RSC comprises distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

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  1. Apr. 13, 2018Department of Psychology 2017-2018 Colloquium Series

    Dr. Nira Liberman

    Tel Aviv University, Israel

    details will follow

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