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Student nomination packages for the Colbourne Family Scholarship and the Toronto Alumni Scholarship should include the following:

  • Name
  • Student Number
  • Program of study
  • Resume
  • Reference letters (Two)
  • Letter from student describing why they are deserving of the award
  • Any other pertinent information

Nick Harris, a candidiate for the clinical position, will give a colloquium entitled,  "Internet Gambling: Emerging issues in the Development and Treatment of Problem Gambling" on Wednesday, November 12 from 10:00-11:00 in EN1001.

Jesse Whiteman will give a colloquium entitled, "The biopsychology of eating and body weight: mTOR & the set-point" on Tuesday November 4 from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.

There are three separate external scholorship opportunities.  They are the:

  • Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship
  • A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
  • Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program

Please see the attached PDF for more information an applying.

In order to meet the School of Graduate Studies deadline of November 14, SSHRC doctoral applications must be received by the Department of Psychology by November 7, 2014.

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In order to meet the School of Graduate Studies deadline of October 17, doctoral applications must be received by the Department of Psychology by October 6, 2014.

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Applications must be submitted by students to the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master' Program Website , via the research portal, by December 1, 2014 by 8:00 pm (eastern standard time).

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the following three awards listed below. If you would like to be considered for these awards and are either a Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience student, please e-­mail Dr. Christina Thorpe
( a one-­page statement of why you are a good candidate for the award as well as a copy of your cv. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 22.

The Psychology Colloquium Series for Fall 2014 has been announced.  The talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.

The Colloquium series has a full list of speakers for Fall, and will begin on September 16th with David Speed as our first speaker.  Please see the full schedule.

The Honour's thesis poster session for 499B will be Wed, July 30, 12:00-2:00, in SN-3101 (lunch room).  Supportive attendance by faculty, students, and staff would be much appreciated.

Dr. April Hedd, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled ?Investigating Behavioural Strategies of Marine Predators to Inform Conservation Policy?, on Tuesday, June 3 at 10:00 in SN2064.  See the detailed announcement here.

Dr. David Wilson, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled “Complex Communication for a Complex World:  A Synthesis of Mechanism and Function”, on Thursday, May 29 at 10:00 in SN3042.  See the detailed announcement here.

Dr. Shane Gero, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled "Individuality vs. Conformity: Patterns of Varition in Sperm Whale Behaviour", on Monday, May 26 at 2:00 in SN3042.  See the detailed announcement here

Jessica Butler, Isaac Hughes, Joshua Quinlan, Samantha O’Brien and Janie O’Leary with Dr. Surprenant

Five Psychology honours students (Jessica Butler, Isaac Hughes, Joshua Quinlan, Samantha O’Brien and Janie O’Leary) attended the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. Joshua Quinlan won a Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award for one of the best research presentations.

As a spontaneous expression of their admiration and affection for a man who has a lasting place in the history of polar exploration, the Explorers' Club of New York and two kindred organizations - the Wilderness Club of Philadelphia and the Harvard Travellers' Club of Massachusetts...

Reginald H. Brown Law Scholarship

The Reginald H. Brown Q.C. Memorial Scholarship is established at Memorial University of Newfoundland in memory of Reginald H. Brown, K. St. J., Q.C., through generous lead donations by Pamela Brown and Reg’s colleagues at Cox & Palmer. Described as “a lawyer’s lawyer”, Reg Brown was a loyal friend and colleague who......

Dr. Bruce Christensen will be giving a talk entitled: "The Dual Trends Model: Empirical support for an evolutionary model of anomalous functional brain organization in Schizophrenia” on March 31 at 12:00 in C3033.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Junior Commons Room, Gushue Hall.

Please come support our graduate and undergraduate students as they present their research findings.The day will start with talks by our second year MSc students (9:30-12:10). We will then have the honours poster session from 12:30-2:30 followed by the Award's ceremony at 2:45. The day will conclude with a Social at Bitter's organized by the Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Student Societies.

Click here for the complete schedule.

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in...

Chris Duggan will give a colloquium entitled "A Mixed-Methods Study of Stress and Emotion Regulation in  University Student-Athlete Disordered Eating" on March 4, at 12:00 in SN2101.

Dr. Allison Ouimet will present a colloquium entitled, “Fast & Fearful: Developing a dual-systems model of cognitive vulnerability to anxiety disorders on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 from 12:00-12:50 (followed by a 10 minute Question and Answer period) in room SN2067.

Anders Dorbeck will give a colloquium entitled "Evaluation of an advanced follow-up workshop for treatment of eating disorders for health professionals across Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Capacity Building project" on February 4, at 12:00 in SN2101.

Catherine Lau will give a colloquium on "The Effects of Predator Stress on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis" on January 21, at 12:00 in SN2101.

Department of Psychology Talk - Dr. Sarah Racine,  now taking place on Tuesday, January 14th, 10:00-10:50am in SN2036, with Q&A following.  See the details here.

The colloquium schedule for Winter 2014 has been released. Talks are scheduled for Tuesdays at 12:00 in SN2101. Our first talk is on January 21.  Review the schedule here.