UBC Psychology 2019 Recruitment Event

Thursday February 14, 2019 - Friday February 15, 2019

Each year the Department of Psychology invites prospective graduate students to visit UBC’s Vancouver campus. During our recruitment event, students are given an overview of the UBC Psychology graduate program and our research areas. Additionally, individual meetings are scheduled for students to meet with faculty members and prospective supervisors who share their research interests. Students also have a chance to socialize and to explore UBC and Vancouver.


Thursday, February 14th

9:00 – 9:30am Informal Breakfast

(Pastries and coffee in Kenny 2510 – Suedfeld Lounge)

9:30-10:00am Department Orientation

Dr. Sheila Woody, Associate Head of Graduate Affairs, UBC Psychology will speak. (Suedfeld Lounge)

10:00am-12:00pm 1st Faculty/Recruit timeslot

This time is reserved for recruits to meet with their prospective supervisor and other relevant faculty members, held at the discretion of the area. This time can also be used to hold an area meeting.

12:00-1:15pm Area lunch

The recruitment committee will be providing food. Each area will be assigned a room for lunch. See below:

  • Behavioural Neuroscience & Quantitative – Audain 4038C
  • Cognitive – Audain 4038B
  • Clinical – Kenny 1621 (Clinic Classroom)
  • Developmental – Kenny 2512 (Lounge Seminar Room)
  • Health – Audian 4038A
  • Social | Personality – Kenny 2510 (Suedfeld Lounge)
1:30-2:45pm Data Blitz

Select faculty members – Frances Chen, Kiley Hamlin, Todd Handy, Amori Mikami, and a surprise guest or two – will give brief talks about their research. (Suedfeld Lounge)

2:45-4:30pm 2nd Faculty/Recruit timeslot

This time is reserved for recruits to meet with their prospective supervisor and other faculty members if this wasn’t completed in the first timeslot. This time can also be used for students in the labs to give lab tours and/or a campus tour.


Recruit Reception & Student Social (BoH)

Drinks and snacks will be served in the Suedfeld Lounge. All members of the Department are encouraged to attend.

Friday, February 15th

10:00am-12:00pm Optional 3rd Faculty/Recruit timeslot / Free Time

This time can be used for recruits to meet again with their prospective supervisor and other relevant faculty members.

Alternatively, the recruitment committee will provide prospective students with suggestions of places to explore on their own, if they desire (i.e., Granville Island, Kits Beach, etc).


Recruit & Host Lunch at Nuba (in Kitsilano – 3116 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9)

Lunch for the recruits and graduate student hosts (who the recruits are staying with).


*2:45-2:55 boarding


Trolley Tour around the city

(Please meet in the parking lot at the Safeway on the corner of Broadway & MacDonald – 2733 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G5 – by 2:45pm; boarding will end at 2:55pm.)

The tour will begin in Kits, and wind around Downtown and Stanley Park, before returning to Kits.

 6:00pm –

Lab dinners

Dinner for the recruits, graduate students, and faculty in each respective area.

Recruitment Committee Contact Information

Ashley Battaglini
416 – 837 – 6753

Denny Dramkin
778 – 231 – 9346

Ariel Ko 
604 – 839 – 2162

Gabriel Smith
902 – 476 – 7365

Jin-Hui Wen
778 – 636 – 5517

Should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Denny – General Inquiries about Events & Schedule
Gabriel & Jin – Trolley Tour
Ariel – Luncheons
Ashley – Recruitment Packages