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  1. Oct. 16, 2017Madison Stange awarded Alumni Gold Medal at the Master’s levelHeadshot of Madison Stange

    Each year at fall convocation, the Alumni Gold Medal is presented to a master’s and a doctoral student to recognize their academic excellence.  This year’s MA level award is being presented to Madison Stange from the CNS division.  The award winners are selected based on their record of scholarship, including evidence of originality and creativity.  According to her supervisor, despite having completed her MA this summer, she has already become one of the world’s leading experts on a hugely popular form of gambling – namely scratch cards.  She has already published four articles on the psychological and physiological impact of scratch cards on gamblers, with a number of other studies in the works.

                               Congratulations Madison! 

  2. Sep. 7, 2017Geoffrey T. Fong - Newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Head shot of Dr. Geoffrey Fong

    Geoffrey T. Fong is one of this year’s new Fellows!

    Geoffrey T. Fong from the Department of Psychology at University of Waterloo is one of the world’s leading global health researchers. Geoff created and leads an immense research program that is evaluating the population-level impact of tobacco control policies in over 25 countries, covering over two-thirds of the world’s tobacco users. The International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project has made ground-breaking contributions to advancing science and policies to accelerate and strengthen governmental and advocacy efforts to combat the global tobacco epidemic.

    Congratulations  Geoff!

  3. Sep. 1, 2017Geoff Fong - 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award Winnerside view of Geoff Fong speaking

    Psychology's Geoff Fong, winner of second annual CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Awards

    Senior Career Category
    Geoffrey Fong
    Professor, University of Waterloo
    Senior Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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  1. Oct. 27, 2017Department of Psychology 2017-2018 Colloquium Series

    Dr. Geoffrey T. Fong

    University of Waterloo, Canada

    details will follow

  2. Dec. 8, 2017Department of Psychology 2017-2018 Colloquium Series

    Dr. Daniel Ansari  

    Western University, Canada

    details will follow


  3. Feb. 9, 2018Department of Psychology 2017-2018 Colloquium Series

    Dr. Dov Cohen

     University of Illinois, USA

    details will follow




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