Canadian National Committee/International Union of Psychological Science

2018-2019 Committee / Comité

Chair / Présidente

Keith Dobson  

Members / Membres

Janel Gauthier IUPsyS delegate / ex officio, Chair of International Relations Committee
  Marta Young IUPsyS delegate
  John Berry IUPsyS delegate
  David Nussbaum Member-at-large, health sciences
  Frédéric Grouzet Member-at-large, health sciences
  Michel Lariviere Member-at-large, health sciences
  Don Saklofske Member-at-large, social sciences
  Peter Hausdorf Member-at-large, social sciences
  Joseph Snyder Member-at-large, social sciences
  Aimee Surprenant Member-at-large, neuro-bio-behavioural sciences
  Valerie Thompson Member-at-large, neuro-bio-behavioural sciences
  Zarina Giannone Student member
  Jo-Anne Lefevre ex officio, Board liaison
  Pierre Ritchie ex officio, IUPsyS delegate to ICSU-WHO
  Michel Sabourin ex officio, Treasurer of IUPsyS 

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The International Union of Psychological Science works to promote "the development, representation and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally" (Article 5, IUPsyS Statutes). It represents psychology in its full breadth as a science and as a profession.’ (from the IUPsyS web site,

The Canadian National Committee (CNC) for the International Union of Psychological Science (CNC/IUPsyS) was created through an agreement between the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), which jointly with CPA supports Canada’s affiliation with the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). As the representative of the Canadian scientific community working in the field of psychology, the CPA is responsible for creating and maintaining a CNC in support of Canada’s affiliation with the IUPsyS. Through the CNC/IUPsyS, the CPA provides support to NRC for Canada’s participation in the IUPsyS.  The CNC/IUPsyS reports directly to the CPA Board of Directors.