A Student’s Guide to the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention for Victoria 2016 is now available for download!


Psychology session

Four doctoral students from across Canada were invited to take part in the 2016 Canadian Psychological Association's Lobby Day, along side the CPA Board of Directors. Pictured left to right: Lucy Karimi Amadala (University of Calgary, Counselling Psychology), Sarah Gray (University of Toronto, Clinical Psychology), Katherine Elliot (University of Ottawa, Clinical Psychology), and Zarina Giannone (Director representing Students, CPA Board of Directors). Missing from the photo: Matt Murdoch (Carleton University, Social Psychology).



Operation Med School (Vancouver) is hosting a conference on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the University of British Columbia’s West Mall Swing Space Building. Lunch will be provided and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada.

This is a great opportunity for high school students interested in Med School to learn more about the field of medicine.

Please visit their website: http://operationmedschool.com/vancouver/

Or Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/operationmedschoolvan

Please consider running for a CPA Student Executive postion with the Section for Students in Psychology. We have extended the deadline to FEB. 15, 2016 to allow more time for you to submit your application! We are seeking applications from students who are engaged in the psychology community and who are willing to take on a valuable and rewarding leadership role.

A number of positions have become available for the 2016-2017 academic year including:

  1. Chair-Elect, 
  2. Administration and Finance Officer, 
  3. Graduate Student Affairs Officer, 
  4. Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer, and
  5. Communications Officer. 

Detailed descriptions about the positions and election process can be found at the end of this email or on our website: http://www.cpa.ca/students/about/executiveduties

To apply for these positions, please send the following materials to Michelle Guzman-Ratko, our Communications Officer, at: mguzmanratko@gmail.com

  1. A statement of intent that indicates the position for which you are applying, why you would like to hold the position, and what qualities you would bring to the position (max. 250-300 words);
  2. A short biography that includes information on your academic activities, your academic goals, and your personal interests (max. 250-300 words);
  3. Your curriculum vitae (max. four pages).

DEADLINE FOR CANDIDATE MATERIALS: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM PST

Please submit your application materials in English or in French. Statements of intent and biographies will be posted on the CPA website for the upcoming election after the candidate materials have been received on February 15, 2016. 



Good news! Our section now has a facebook and twitter page. 
"Like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CPA-Section-for-Students-Section-des-%C3%A9tudiants-de-la-SCP-125316637825691
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpa_students


As you may have read in our newsletter (and if you haven’t, here is the link: http://www.cpa.ca/docs/File/Students/newsletter/Fall_2015_Student_Newsletter.pdf), we have two new student grants offered by the CPA Section for Students.
The CPA Student Research Grant is intended to support students in undergraduate or graduate programs in any domain or discipline within psychology who are actively engaged in research. Given the costs that are associated with conducting research, and the limited funding that is available to students, the Section for Students wishes to recognize and support student research efforts by awarding two research grants, valued at $500 each, to help alleviate a small portion of the financial burden.
For the award criteria and application form, please go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ag3zoz8njg4v8xj/AAC-RZXReWSknexrHqZHQ-4ia?dl=0.
The Campus Initiative Grant supports the development of campus projects, programs, initiatives, and events that support the educational, networking, and training objectives ofthe Section and its members. The Section recognizes that student-run organizations (e.g., psychology student associations) or individual students often have ideas for initiatives or projects held at their college/university campus that would benefit from additional external funding. To that end, the Section has allocated two $500 awards per year to outstanding project or activity initiatives from student-run groups or individual students.
Applications should be submitted to Todd Chan, Finance & Administration Officer, at CPAStudentSection@gmail.com by October 26, 2015.  

CPA Student Section Newsletter - Summer 2015!

Click here to read the Summer 2015 CPA Student Newsletter

If you are interested in submitting a piece for our next issue, please contact the section's Communication Officer, Michelle Guzman-Ratko, at mguzmanratko@gmail.com.

CPA Counselling Psychology Section survey about doctoral programs in Counselling Psychology.

click here for more information, or click here to complete the survey.

Convention is Here!

The CPA's 76th Annual Convention begins tomorrow (June 4th)! Here are just a few reminders about the events our section is offering at convention: 

1) Keynote Address
- Friday June 5, 1:30-2:30pm: Dr. Julie Gosselin will be presenting "Synergy in Supervision: Evidence-based Professional Practice"

2) Workshops
-Thursday June 4, 2:00-4:00pm: Graduate School + Networking = Your Future Career- How to Prepare for it All
-Friday June 5, 10:00am-12:00pm: Doing Research Without Funding (Collaboration with CPA Head Office)
-Saturday June 6, 12:00pm-2:00pm: Securing Funding for Graduate Studies in Psychology
-Saturday June 6, 2:00pm-3:55pm: Counselling vs. Clinical Psychology - What's the Difference?

3) Section Business Meeting
-Friday June 5, 4:00pm-5:00pm

4) Student Social (Trivia Night!)
- Join us on Thursday, June 4th at the Fox and Feather Pub and Grill for our Annual Student Social. This year, the Section for Students will be hosting a trivia night. The social starts at 7:00pm, trivia starts at 7:30pm. There will be free drinks (1 per student, must show CPA badge to receive ticket), appetizers, and prizes. Teams can be to a maximum of 6 players. Come alone and network with other students (the executive will facilitate the making of teams if needed) or come with your friends and show off your knowledge!

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our travel award competition. Congratulations to the 20 individuals who received an award! Don't forget to come pick up your check at the Section Business Meeting on Friday June 5th @ 4:00pm. 

CPA Student Section Newsletter - Spring 2015!

The CPA Section for Students Executive Team has worked hard to put together this newsletter for you so you have all the information you need concerning the upcoming convention, new initiatives, and stories you have to share about psychology on your campus!

If you are interested in submitting a piece for our next issue, please contact the section's Communication Officer, Michelle Guzman-Ratko, at mguzmanratko@gmail.com. See you at convention!

Click here to read the Spring 2015 CPA Student Newsletter


Call For Applications for Student Section Executive Positions!

The Student Section Executive is now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 Executive positions. This year, we have openings for the three of our positions: 

-Chair-Elect (3 year term)
-Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer (2 year term)
-Francophone Affairs Officer (2 year term)

A detailed description of each position can be found on our website: http://www.cpa.ca/students/about/executiveduties

To apply for one of the three positions, please send the following to Michelle Guzman-Ratko, our Communications Officer at ratkomm@mcmaster.ca:

1) A statement of intent that indicates the position for which you are applying, why you would like to hold the position, and what qualities you would bring to the position (250-300 words);

2) A short biography that includes information on academic activities, academic goals, and personal interests (250-300 words); 

3) Your curriculum vitae

You may submit applications materials in either English or French. Statements of intent and biographies will be translated and posted on the CPA website for the election phase. 

DEADLINE:  January 23rd, 2015

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Student Section Chair Michelle Gagnon at michelle.gagnon20@gmail.com.

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L'exécutif de la Section des étudiants accepte maintenant les candidatures pour les élections des postes disponibles pour l'année 2015-2016. Cette année trois postes sont disponibles: 

-Président élu (3 ans)
-Agent des affaires de premier cycle (2 ans)
-Agent des affaires francophones (2 ans)

Une description détaillée de chaque poste se retrouve sur notre site Web: http://cpa.ca/etudiants/etudiantsenpsychologie/tachesexecutives/

Si vous voulez postuler à l’un des trois postes ci-dessus, vous pouvez écrire à Michelle Guzman-Ratko, agente de communication actuelle, à l’adresse courriel suivante: ratkomm@mcmaster.ca. Vous devez aussi joindre ces 3 documents :

1) Déclaration d'intention: indiquez le poste pour lequel vous voulez postuler, les raisons pour lesquelles vous voulez obtenir le poste et quelles sont les qualités que vous y apporterez (environ 250-300 mots);

2) Courte biographie: indiquez les informations sur vos activités et vos objectifs académiques ainsi que vos intérêts personnels (250-300 mots);

3) Curriculum vitae 
Les documents peuvent être rédigés et soumis en français ou en anglais. Les déclarations d'intention et les biographies seront traduites et affichées sur le site Web de la SCP pour la période d’élection.

DATE LIMITE: 23 janvier 2015. 

Si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez contacter Présidente Michelle Gagnon à l’adresse courriel suivante: michelle.gagnon20@gmail.com


Now Available: The CPA Student Section Newsletter

Welcome back, everyone! The CPA Student Section Executive proudly present the CPA Student Section Newsletter. This newsletter aims to improve the communication within our section and allows you to get to know your executive team as well as stay up to date on current events within the section.