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 News


2021 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 Friday November 12th, 2021.

Students participating in this event will have an opportunity to learn about various career paths and positions for psychology graduates outside of the health services delivery and academic settings directly from individuals in those positions; connect with the people in these positions about their experiences via virtual break out rooms; hear from and talk to employers about the skill sets that psychology graduates have that are most valued by employers; and obtain information on job searching, approaches to applying, and companies and people that trainees can contact.

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The CPA is now receiving abstracts for its 2022 convention

The submission system for the CPA’s 2022 Annual Convention, taking place from June 17th-19th, 2022, IS NOW OPEN

Deadline for ALL submissions is December 3rd, 2021 (23:59EST)

Click here ( to submit an abstract.

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Development 2022, a Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology hosted by the Pickering Centre for Research in Human Development, will precede the CPA’s Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency on June 15th – 16th, 2022. Abstracts for Development 2022 can be submitted via the following link, beginning October 1st: Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2022.

Funding Available for Student Research and Leadership Development

The CPA is now accepting applications for various student research grants and leadership development opportunities.  Click here for more information on the various funding opportunities, application requirements, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses.  Deadline for applications is December 3, 2021.

Seeking Nominations for Grants and Awards

Strong Mind, Strong Kids Psychology CanadaStrong Mind, Strong Kids Psychology Canada administers the awards and grants program for the CPA Foundation. They are looking for nominations for five student awards – the Dr. Harvey Brooker Award (supporting university travel expenses), the Jean and Dick Pettifor Award (supporting ethics research projects), the Dr. Mary J. Wright Award (History and Philospohy papers), the Dr. Bea Wickett Award (promoting mental health) and the Judy Hills Internship Award (work within an organization that fosters resilience in children and youth).

Deadline for submission is December 31st, 2021.  For more information on each award and grant please click here.


Do you need to complete a history of psychology course for provincial licensing or to get your grad degree? Or maybe you are just interested in learning how historical concepts are relevant to current issues in psychology?

Either way, we have you covered.

Click here to learn more about the new HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY course and how to apply.

CPA Student Section Newsletter – Spring 2021!

The Spring 2021 Student Newsletter is now available.
Click here to download (version français ici).

For Past Student Newsletters Click Here

Student Spotlight

Spotlight: CPA Student Mentor Caryn Tong and Mentee Rohit Gupta

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Caryn Tong
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Rohit Gupta

Last year Caryn Tong mentored Rohit Gupta through the CPA Student Mentorship Program. While both were looking for experiences that differed from their own, they found many similarities in one another.

Read more…