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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

Psynopsis Vol.46, Issue 1 now available online


Psynopsis Volume 46, Issue 1 on School Psychology is now available.

Find all of our issues of Psynopsis here.


Open Executive Positions: Call for Applications!

Dear Fellow Students,

I hope you are all having a great start to the Winter semester.  The Student Section Executive is now accepting applications for our 2024-2026 Executive positions. A number of positions have become available for this year’s Student Section’s Executive elections cycle:

(a) Chair-Elect (three-year term: June 2024 – June 2027)

(b) Undergraduate Student Affairs Executive (two-year term: June 2024 – June 2026)

(c) Graduate Student Affairs Executive (two-year term: June 2024 – June 2026)

(d) Administration & Finance Executive (two-year term: June 2024—June 2026)

(e) Communications Executive (two-year term: June 2024—June 2026)

Detailed position descriptions in English and French can be found at the end of this email or on our website: https://cpa.ca/students/about/executiveduties

To apply for one of these four positions, please send the following to Juliana Khoury, our Communications Executive, at: com.cpastudentsection@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 (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 (CV)

You may submit application 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: March 1st, 2024

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at: chair.cpastudentsection@gmail.com

Looking forward to your applications!

Melissa Lazo
Chair, Section for Students in Psychology
Canadian Psychological Association

Fall 2023 Newsletter of the CPA Section for Students

Dear Students,

We are very happy to distribute the Fall Newsletter of the CPA Section for Students.  CPA Student Newsletter, Fall 2023

Kind regards,
The CPA Student Section Executive Team


New Issue of Mind Pad now available!

Mind Pad Winter 2023 – Volume 11, Issue 1. Full Issue:

Mind Pad - Winter 2023 or (PDF)



Student Spotlight

Psychology Month Profile: Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard and Justine Fortin

Sors de ma tête
Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard and Justine Fortin

Montréal psychology students Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard and Justine Fortin created the podcast Sors de ma tête to combat disinformation and to make science accessible for non-scientists toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. They joined the CPA podcast Mind Full to discuss their work, which has branched out a little bit as they get ready to launch their third season.