New study on wearable technology raises concerns about privacy. Authors: Eleni Nasiopoulos (lead), Evan Risko (University of Waterloo), Tom Foulsham (University of Essex), and Alan Kingstone (UBC). July 2014.
UBC Psychology student Eva Kwan received an honourable mention for the Co-op Student of the Year Award for her work at the Canadian Space Agency’s Operational Space Medicine Programme, where she supported Commander Chris Hadfield on his space mission.
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Join us for a series of UBC Psychology information sessions and get connected to the psychology community. During these sessions, you will learn more about curricular and extracurricular opportunities available to psychology students, the Psychology Department’s BSc Program, the Psychology Department’s Honours Program, and upcoming events for psychology students. We will begin with a general […]
(August 20, 2014) Please join us in congratulating Catherine Rawn, recipient of the 2014 Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the Department of Psychology. Catherine, a Senior Instructor in our Learning Enhancement area, received this award for her commitment to teaching excellence. This award recognizes our dedicated professors with significant career achievements in teaching. […]
(August 18, 2014) Congratulations to UBC Psychology MA student Jennifer Lay, recipient of a 2014 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship! Jennifer is one of thirty-two UBC doctoral students awarded $50,000 a year for three years. This award allows Jennifer to continue her research in ‘Overcoming barriers to social engagement: Exploring associations between self-esteem, social self-efficacy, everyday […]
(August 6, 2014) Wearers of smart glasses such as Google Glass can easily forget they’re recording what they see and despite the best of intentions, can violate other people’s privacy. That’s the suggestion of new research out of the Brain and Attention Lab in the University of British Columbia’s Dept. of Psychology. For a study just […]
The Audience Sits Up, Rolls Over Popular author, lecturer, blogger, broadcast celebrity, academic researcher and canine expert; Professor Emeritus Stanley Coren received the Maxwell Medal of Excellence from the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). The author of some 400 research papers and articles on a wide range of psychological areas and 19 books for […]
(July 18, 2014) Dr. Luke Clark, a global expert in the field of gambling research, joins the Department of Psychology as the inaugural director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. Clark, who led the UK’s largest study of pathological gamblers, will lead the academic and operational activities of the Centre beginning July 1, […]
On the UBC Vancouver campus, the walls do ‘speak’ and apparently, some far more persuasively than others. To assist the UBC Campus Sustainability Sort it Out program and to underline the campus as a ‘living lab’, the UBC Department of Psychology monitored the recycling outcomes at two popular eating areas in two very differently designed […]
(July 9, 2014) Join us in congratulating Assistant Prof. Jason Snyder on his recent Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. The award goes towards his project: functions for new neurons in remembering stressful experiences and repairing the adult brain. He is among thirty-two exceptional BC health researchers named recipients of Scholar […]
(July 7, 2014) At the 75th Annual CPA Convention in Vancouver, Dr. John Connors gave a fascinating talk on UBC Psychology Professor Emeritus Peter Suedfeld’s background, history and groundbreaking research in the field of REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy).
Dr. Geoffrey Hall begins his five-year term as Department Head on July 1. Hall is the Director of the Language Development Centre and a part of the Early Development Research Group, a group of five research centers interested in the development of language, learning, and social understanding in children. He succeeds Dr. Alan Kingstone, who […]
THE CANADA GAIRDNER GLOBAL HEALTH AWARDS: This award is given to an individual scientist who has made “major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world”Nominations for leadership and […]
The Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The Sloan Research Fellows represent the next […]
The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. Value: $50,000 per year […]
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising Canadian new scholars in the social sciences and humanities and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are: undertaking original research; publishing research findings; developing and expanding personal research […]