The Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association approved in May 1999 the implementation of a Programme of Certificates of Academic Excellence to recognize outstanding achievements made by students at all levels of study in each Canadian department of psychology.

This programme has been endorsed by the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology. The award is in the form of a certificate that each psychology department in Canada would distribute each year to the best undergraduate, masters and doctoral thesis.

This programme was initiated and is strongly supported by the CPA Section for Students. As such, it is strongly recommended that each review committee include a student, preferably the departmental CPA Student Representative.

Once the selection process is complete, the names are forwarded to the CPA Head Office no later than June 15. CPA will prepare the certificates and return them to the department or mail them directly to the winners. The list of the recipients will be published in the fall issue of Psynopsis and on the CPA web site. 

The Canadian Psychological Association strongly believes that students are the future of psychology and that they should be encouraged by having their achievements recognized. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact  CPA Head Office at governance@cpa.ca  or 1-888-472-0657 ext. 323.


2016 Certificate of Academic Excellence Laureates

Past Laureates

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