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Featured projects you can support

Psychology Inclusive Excellence Fund

Applying to an undergraduate or graduate program can be overwhelming – and students from disadvantaged backgrounds face even more challenges, including less access to opportunities, mentorship, and peer support. The Psychology Inclusive Excellence Fund is an effort launched in 2022 to provide financial support to graduate and undergraduate students in psychology who have and continue to overcome historical, persistent, or systematic marginalization to achieve academic excellence. Empower psychology students today with a gift to the UBC Department of Psychology Inclusive Excellence Fund!

Your donations will directly support the distribution of 3 awards across the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Award Information

Early Research Awards ($2,500 from PIE + $2,500 from faculty supervisor) are awarded to early-stage undergraduate students to fund summer or academic term research internships in a lab. These awards are adjudicated along with other Quinn/NSERC awards in Term 2 but target students from marginalized backgrounds who would not be competitive for those existing awards because they have less research experience.

PSYC 240 Tuition Awards ($582 each, regardless of domestic/international status) are awarded to students who self-identify as having a financial barrier to gaining their first research experience through PSYC 240 (i.e., cannot afford the tuition for this course). These awards will be granted on a non-competitive basis (random draw), contingent on an applicant securing a PSYC 240 lab placement.

Entrance Enhancement Awards ($3,000 from the PIE Fund) will be awarded to incoming graduate students to be applied on top of a minimum funding package. These awards and other GES award decisions will be adjudicated to help supervisors attract outstanding incoming graduate students from marginalized backgrounds underrepresented in psychology.

How you can help:

Any amount is appreciated, but every $3000 raised will provide one Entrance Enhancement Award to an incoming graduate student, and every $2500 will provide departmental funds for one Early Research Award for a beginning undergraduate researcher. Every $600 will provide a Psych 240 Tuition Award for an undergraduate student who might not otherwise be able to afford tuition for Psych 240.


Centre for Gambling Research

The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC studies cognitive, behavioural, clinical, and neuroscience aspects of gambling, and was established to advance the understanding of the psychology of gambling in order to reduce the harms associated with problem gambling and improve evidence-based gambling policy.


Dr. Michael Quinn Foundation Memorial Endowment

The Quinn Endowment funds a number of programs, including the annual Quinn Memorial Lecture which showcases some of the most innovative psychology research from renowned experts, and the Quinn Exchange Fellowship which allows graduate students to work at comparable research labs anywhere in the world for up to a year.


UBC Psychology Clinic Fund

The UBC Psychology Clinic is an outpatient mental health and state-of-the-art training clinic at the University of British Columbia. With donor support, we can continue improving the research-informed psychology services that we provide to many individuals who are facing mental illness. Donations would help ensure that our trainee therapists can access specialized training materials and courses in order to best serve our clients.


Stanley Coren Prize in Psychology

The Stanley Coren Prize has been endowed by Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Department of Psychology. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the department to a graduate student presenting an outstanding Master’s thesis in psychology.


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