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Featuring: Psychology

Faculty of Arts


In academic life, it’s “publish or perish” or so the adage goes. It seems that it’s something that faculty members in the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Psychology have taken to heart. Year after year, the Department has an impressive number of faculty members who have major research grants, e.g., SSHRC or NSERC funding – even in these increasingly competitive times. Clearly, students benefit from taking classes with professors who are leading experts in their fields, but they also benefit from the increased opportunities to participate in the research themselves – and while they are undergraduate students.

See also the recent posts on the Department of Psychology website regarding research projects by Psychology professors, Dr. Stephen Smith, and Dr. Paul Trapnel, and alumna, Erin Buckels:

The Department of Psychology also hosts an annual conference for undergraduate students, the Prairie Undergraduate Research Conference. Each year the Department brings in a keynote speaker for the conference, but the other sessions are for students to present their research findings, either from their Honours thesis or from an independent study course, in a professional, but supportive setting. Other students are encouraged to attend so they learn more about the research process and about the Psychology program. The date is already set for April 2017. For more information, you can go to the “Undergraduate Conference” link on the Department’s website.

Below we feature:

  • Dr. Lisa Sinclair as our Faculty of Arts "Featured Researcher”. Dr. Sinclair is a UWinnipeg alumna and Professor of Psychology, whose research focus is in the psychology of stereotyping and prejudice.

  • The screening of an award-winning documentary, “Project Happiness”, an event that is being held by the UWinnipeg Psychology Students' Association in collaboration with Carolynn Smallwood, Department Assistant in Psychology.

  • The very active Psychology Students’ Association. Find out more about their organization and how you can support them or get involved yourself.

To find out more about UWinnipeg’s Department of Psychology, you can go to the “Message from the Chair”, Dr. Jim Clark, on the Department’s website.