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About Waterloo 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 was recently ranked as the most productive Department of Psychology in Canada1, testament to the cutting edge research conducted by our students and faculty.


1Carleton, R. N., Peluso, D. L., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2010). Assessing the research activity of Canadian psychology departments with graduate programmes. Canadian Psychology, 51(3), 164-176. doi:10.1037/a0020193