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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Centre celebrates 10 years of evidence-based treatment for better mental health

A counsellor works with a client

The University of Waterloo was one of the first in Canada to have its own in-house training facility for their clinical psychology PhD program. Today, the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment celebrates 10 years of excellence in research, practice and treatment services on campus and in the regional community.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Psychology is now a Bronze Certified Green Office

Green Office Bronze Certified

The Psychology Department is a proud participant in the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative. As of March 13, 2017, Psychology has become a Bronze Certified Green Office, and is the first UWaterloo academic department to receive this certification.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to co-operate effectively? Think about the big picture

Giving people time to think about co-operating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found.

A series of three experiments, conducted by Waterloo researchers Igor Grossmann, Justin Brienza and Ramona Bobocel, also found that wise, or big-picture, thinkers were able to sustain their co-operation with others when given time to deliberate.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Taylor Riemersma and Richard Holmes 2016 recipients of the Child Language Research Award

Annually, an award valued at $750.00 is provided to a graduating undergraduate student enrolled in any program at the University of Waterloo. Selection are based on academic excellence, prior research experience related to child language development, and a demonstrated commitment to future postgraduate study in the area of child language development. No application is required. This fund is made possible by a donation from Knowledge in Development Inc.

This year, the award was given to two recipients.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

“The Good Castle” ECEC participates in UW CanBuild

parents and children building a canned food castle

The Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) participated in the second annual University CanBuild project to collect food items for donation to the food bank. The youngsters (2 ½ to 5 years of age) built a castle they called “The Good Castle” with the help of their parents and teachers. 

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