On September 30, 2015, UBC launched a year of Centennial celebrations. The year 2015 also marks a historical time for psychology at the university; it’s the 100th anniversary of when the first psychology class was offered. Explore our timeline for a glimpse of the past.
Professor Elizabeth Dunn has been admitted to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dunn is among the Canadians recognized as an emerging leader in her field of research.
Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 150 studying for their BSc degree. A new Student Engagement Program in the Department of Psychology is helping Psychology students find their community and prepare for their future.
UBC Arts student Audrey Tong receives a new scholarship founded by UBC Psychology’s Catherine Rawn (left). Learn about the inspiration behind this special student award and find out what Audrey and Dr. Rawn have in common.
UBC Psychology Emeritus Professor Kenneth Craig was recently appointed as an Officer into the Order of Canada for his research into the psychology of pain. In this Q &A, he discusses his groundbreaking research and shares what has contributed to his success as a scientist.
UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea’s research helps us understand how hormones influence the female brain across the lifespan. Learn more about Dr. Galea’s research and her perspectives on women and sexism in science.
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New research: babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sound
Inhibiting infants’ tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the Department of Psychology at UBC have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants’ oral-motor movements and auditory speech perception. In the study, published October 12, 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of […]
Lab of the Month: Dr. Todd Handy’s Attentional Neuroscience Lab
A place of collaboration, comfort and contribution Up on the third floor of UBC Psychology’s Kenny building, Dr. Todd Handy sits in a big computer chair on wheels in the middle of his main lab room, enthusiastically tossing ideas back-and-forth with Ph.D. students Jennifer Yip and Simon Ho and senior undergraduate student Kyle Gooderham. The four […]
1915-2015: A Century of Psychology at UBC
On September 30, 2015, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of students, UBC launched a year of Centennial celebrations. The year 2015 also marks a historical time for psychology at the university; it’s the 100th anniversary of when the first psychology class was offered. Now psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 […]
UBC Psychology graduate students receive SSHRC Talent Program Awards
Hearty congratulations to UBC Psychology graduate students Katarina Block, Xiaolei Deng, Mary Rui Jia, and Thomas Wiens, who are recipients of the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Talent Program Awards for 2015/16! The Talent program support students and postdoctoral fellows in order to develop the next generation of researchers and leaders across society, both within […]
Back-to-school Q & A: David King wants students to think beyond exams and grades
Dr. David King’s diverse teaching experience at the university level spans courses in research methods, health, gender, abnormal, personality, and social psychology. His goal is to stimulate intellectual curiosity and develop critical thinking in students. Fourth-year Psychology major Stella Domnich sat down with King to get his ideas on teaching and beyond. In this interview, King shares his tips for […]
Strengthening and building student engagement
A new program is helping Psychology students find their community and prepare for their future Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 150 studying for their BSc degree. Armed with a mission to create a sense of belonging within this large cohort, Dr. Michael […]
UBC Psychology Professor Elizabeth Dunn a SSHRC Impact Award Finalist
Congratulations to UBC Psychology Professor Elizabeth Dunn! She’s a finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Connection Award, which recognizes an outstanding SSHRC-funded initiative to facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the academic community. The Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements from outstanding researchers, students and research partners […]
Dr. Catherine Rawn says student chitchat can actually be a good thing
Talking in class is often frowned upon, but what if student chatter is actually beneficial? Catherine Rawn, a senior instructor at UBC’s department of psychology, and Gillian Sandstrom, a recent PhD graduate, explore the topic in their latest paper “Embrace Chattering Students: They May Be Building Community and Interest in Your Class.” The paper examines […]
Call for Nominations: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available for most fields of research. The number of awards presently varies between three and five per year. Internal (department-wide) deadline: November 2, 2015 Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance […]
This award is intended to fund established research faculty seeking to explore new research questions, experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. Value: $10,000 Deadline: September 1, 2015 See guidelines for more information.
This award is intended to support the early stages of the research programs of tenure-track Assistant Professors hired within the last 18 months. Value: $10,000 Deadline: September 1, 2015 See guidelines for more information.
This award is given to a UBC faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively and creatively sharing research expertise via the news media. The award recognizes and encourages such contributions, including print, broadcast, and online media interviews and expert commentary, as valuable means to foster greater public […]
Eminent Researcher and Professor Jacob Biely joined UBC Faculty on a full-time basis in 1935 as an Instructor in the Department of Poultry Science. He was appointed a full professor in 1950, and two years later was named Head of his Department, a position that he held until his retirement in 1968. Named in his […]
Traditional Fulbright Student Awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students, and junior professionals. Canadian students can take up the award in one of three ways. Formal enrolment awards are intended for Canadians who plan to enroll in a graduate program at an American university. Research awards are intended for students enrolled in a […]
Value: US$12,500 for emerging and established scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of these activities. The Traditional Awards for scholars is open to academics in all disciplines, and may be held at any university, research center, think tank, or government agency in the United States. Deadline: November 15, […]
Value: US$25,000 for prominent and promising scholars and experienced professionals to conduct research, develop partnerships, and guest lecture at select partner institutions. Deadline: November 15, 2015 Please see the award description for more information and criteria.
The Gruber Foundation honors and encourages educational excellence in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice and Women’s Rights, recognizing groundbreaking work that provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system. It is awarded each year […]
Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. The prizes are funded by an endowment […]