Students play an active role in the CPA’s infrastructure:

As one of the CPA’s 32 Sections, the Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology. The principal objective of the Student Section is to help students participate within the CPA. The Section provides a forum in which students can learn from each other, more fully experience their postsecondary and postgraduate journeys, and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology. It recognizes the need to have a strong voice in the psychological community and thus sustains communication between students in psychology across the country.

Find out more about the Section for Students.

Student Spotlight

Spotlight: Mentorship Program creator Zarina Giannone

Zarina in the House of Commons

Zarina Giannone has seized every opportunity presented to her – CPA Student Rep, Chair of the Student Section, Student Member on the CPA Board. She has also created her own opportunities, like when she created the Student Mentorship program that continues to this day.

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Student News

CPA/CSBBCS Virtual Career Fair

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Career Fair on November 12th, 2020.  This Fair will mark the first in a series of Career Fairs the CPA will host in 2020 and 2021.

When: Thursday November 12th, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm EST
Where: Virtual
Limited spaces available.
Cost: $10.00

Click here for more information

CPA’s 2020 Student Research Grants: Rules and Eligibility Criteria

The CPA is now accepting applications for its annual student research grants competition.  Deadline for applications is Friday November 27th at 4pm EST.  Please click here for more information on the call, eligibility criteria, general rules and the link to the application form.  Please direct any questions about this competition to

CPA Annual Student Research Funding Envelope

The CPA wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology through an annual funding envelope. Funding up to $1,500 is available per project. Applications for the 2020 competition will be due in late November; the call for applications will be available on the CPA’s website at the end of September.

CPA Student Section Newsletter – Spring 2020!

The Spring 2020 Student Newsletter is now available. Click here to download (version français ici).

For Past Student Newsletters Click Here