About Psychology

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Psychology at Waterloo is a world class department in one of Canada’s best universities.

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is consistently ranked as the most innovative and as among the top three comprehensive universities in Canada. Situated in Southern Ontario, about 100 km (60 miles) west of Toronto, UWaterloo is in the thriving high-tech community of Kitchener/Waterloo, two cities with a combined population of around 300,000.

The Department of Psychology includes 42 faculty members, approximately equally divided over six major research areas: Clinical, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, and Social. We have over 800 undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and over 400 pursuing a Psychology Minor.

With extensive grant support from Canada’s tri-council agencies - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - as well as other granting agencies world-wide, the laboratories in the Department of Psychology are outfitted with state of the art equipment, including eye movement trackers, Event Related Potential (ERP) systems, and virtual reality suites. Psychology at Waterloo is consistently ranked among the top five Psychology Departments in Canada.

The Psychology Department is proud to be a part of the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative, and is now a Bronze Certified Green office! Find out how you can get involved with the UWaterloo Green Office initiative!

The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River .