Researchers

Research, practice and education directs CPA’s mandate. CPA participates in various advocacy activities, liaises with the granting councils, and seeks to develop various tools to foster research networks and collaboration among the membership.

CPA keeps itself apprised of issues affecting the discipline and the membership, and regularly represents the membership at various events. See what issues are currently affecting psychology.

  • NEW CPA Fellow and Laurier Psychology Professor Anne Wilson has been named one of the inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Click here for details.

  • NEW CPA made a pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Click here to view the submission.

  • June 2014 - CPA meets with NSERC to discuss research funding issues.

  • PSYence Update (Vol. 1, Issue 1) - Quarterly Update on CPA's Science Activities. Click here for the PDF.

  • Update on Proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canadian Graduate Scholarships. Click here for more information.

  • CPA Feedback on Proposed Tri-Agency Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships. Click here to read the letter.

  • Budget 2014: Key highlights of relevance to CPA and CCR Response.

  • CPA Responds to Industry of Canada Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda. Click here to view the CPA’s submission.

  • CCR Responds to Industry of Canada Consultation on Science, Technology and Innovation Agenda. Click here to view the CCR’s submission.

  • CPA letter to Tri-Councils on new open access policy. Click here to view the letter..

  • The Graham Boeckh Foundation is delighted to announce that applications for the 2014 Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research are now being accepted. Click here for details.

  • Press Release: New data confirms that the mental health needs of Canadians are not being met - September 18, 2013 Click here for details.

  • Represent Canadian Psychology to the World: Call for Nominations for a Canadian Delegate To the General Assembly of the International Union of Psychological Science. Click here for more information.

  • CCR submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (July 31, 2013)

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    CPA regularly liaises with the Granting Councils regarding issues that affect psychological research.

  • NEW June 2014 - CPA meets with NSERC to discuss research funding issues.

  • December 2013 - CPA Hosts Second Annual CCR Breakfast Meeting with Funding Agencies. Click here to find out more!

  • November 2012 - CPA, as CCR co-Chair, Organizes and Hosts Breakfast Meeting with Representatives of Various Funding Agencies. Click here to find out more!

  • CPA letter to NSERC regarding the cancellation of the Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program. Click here to read the letter and participate in NSERC's online consultation.

  • CIHR releases the "What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design Discussion Document". Click here for more information.

  • CIHR Fellowship Program Moving to One Competition per Year

  • (June 18, 2012): CPA hosts Town Hall Meeting at CPA Convention (June 14-16, 2012 in Halifax) with representatives from three national funding agencies

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    CPA is in the process of compiling information on various knowledge translation resources. Visit this page for information on new resources developed/posted by CIHR. More…

    CPA is involved in a number of advocacy activities on behalf of psychology as a discipline and its members, including meetings with MPs, liaisons with the funding agencies, and having partnerships with various research-focussed associations, to name a few. More…

    In 2009, the Board approved the formation of the Science Directorate. Its function is to lobby for research funding and promote Canadian psychological research. More…

    What is science policy? What can we do to promote the science of psychology? More…

    Participant recruitment is one of the most challenging aspects of conducting research. A number of CPA are seeking participants for their research studies. Please see the list of studies below and log in to the CPA-Members Only Portal to participate.

  • Canadian survey on the experience of motherhood in modern family contexts

  • A Canadian survey of services for children and adolescents with cognitive difficulties as a result of acquired brain injury

  • Medicalizing tensions in counsellor education

  • A multitrait-multimethod approach to establishing construct validity for the competitiveness orientation measure - Study IIb

  • Live or let dies: Perceptions of Canadian psychologists on euthanasia

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