In consultation with the Scientific Affairs Committee, CPA has developed a number of priorities to guide the Science Directorate.

  • Advocacy papers on the role of psychologists in research and psychologists as scientists/researchers
  • Partnerships with research-oriented associations such as the Canadian Consortium for Research
  • Participate in advocacy activities; provide advocacy training to membership
  • Offer sessions on navigating the grant submission process at CPA's annual convention
  • Liaisons with granting councils regarding funding for psychological research
  • Develop and update printed materials on relevance and relatedness of psychological research to CIHR institutes
  • Representation of psychological science at CPA Convention
  • Survey of membership regarding CPA’s science-related activities
  • Participation in Consultations and Experts Tables on research-related matters
  • Consultation with Scientific Affairs Committee
  • Review coverage of psychological science in CPA journals and publications
  • Serve as resource regarding legislation and regulation of research practices
  • Provide updates on science activities to membership via CPA Newsletter, Psynopsis, etc.
  • Organize/respond to federal budget announcements
  • Explore potential links between the Scientific Affairs Committee and Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
  • Liaisons with University Deans regarding issues related to psychological research
  • Connect with University Tri-Council representatives
  • Resource for students regarding CPA science activities
  • Explore opportunities to contribute to policy development in psychology
  • Liaise with Psychology Departments with experimental psychology programs