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  1. Nov. 12, 2019Clinical Graduate Students Participate in Thrive Week Forum
    CMHRT Student Presentation

    Clinical psychology graduate students from the University of Waterloo hosted an interactive display booth on The Prevention of Mental Health Issues and Promotion of Mental Health Care Strategies at the recent Student Mental Health Forum at Federation Hall on November 6 2019.

  2. Oct. 28, 2019Geoffrey Fong received the 2019 CCRA award for Distinguished Service to Cancer Research

    The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance has announced the recipients of their 2019 honours and Psychology's Geoffrey Fong is among the recipients. The CCRA biennial awards recognize individuals who have made a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community.  Congratulations!

  3. Oct. 28, 2019Evan Risko's research featured on CBC Radio

    The Psychology Department's Evan Risko was interviewed on CBC radio show Spark.  Dr. Risko discussed how relying on technology can help and hinder memory.  You can listen to the full interview on CBC Radio

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  1. Nov. 22, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Edward Yeung

    Edward Yeung's thesis is entitled: "On Diversity Climate in Organizations."

    All are welcome to attend.

  2. Nov. 25, 2019PhD Oral Defense - Seton Timoney

    Seton Timoney's thesis is entitled: "When being agreeable matters: The importance of agreeableness (and self-esteem) for risk regulation in close relationships."

    All are welcome to attend.

  3. Jan. 15, 2020PhD Oral Defense - Dana Bernier

    Dana Bernier's thesis is entitled: "Listening to their peers: An assessment of toddlers' processing of other children's speech."

    All are welcome to attend.

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