Student and Campus Representative Program

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Campus and Student Representative Program is an initiative of the CPA Student Section. The main objective of the CPA Campus and Student Representative Program is to promote the many programs, services and benefits that the CPA has to offer for students in psychology.

The CPA Campus Representative (1) has a coordinating role as CPA ambassador and primary point of contact at the college/university. They are responsible for recruiting a designated CPA Graduate and Undergraduate Representative, in addition to collaborating with these individuals to provide psychology students at their university with information regarding CPA membership and relevant psychology related news.

The CPA Campus Representative is also responsible for organizing monthly meetings with CPA student representatives in addition to preparing emails to send to psychology students within the department. They are also responsible for organizing one event within the academic year relevant to psychology students and the CPA.

The CPA Student Representatives (2) are ambassadors within their graduate or undergraduate student programs at their college/university. They are responsible for collaborating with the campus representative in providing psychology students with information regarding CPA membership and relevant psychology related news. Further, they are responsible for helping plan, organize and implement an event within the academic year relevant to psychology students and the CPA.

In return for their effort and support, each designated CPA Campus Representative and CPA Student Representative will receive a complimentary one-year membership/affiliation in the CPA (this includes access to CPA member benefits). Value $75

If you have any further questions, please contact the CPA Member Service Centre at 1-888-472-0657 ext. 324, or via email at membership@cpa.ca.

Alternatively, you may also contact the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Affair Officers who are responsible for managing the Campus and Student Representative program. A link to their contact information is available on the following page: https://cpa.ca/students/about/executive/


Who Can Apply?

The CPA Campus Representative position is open to CPA Student Affiliates who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate psychology or psychology-related (e.g. educational psychology) program. Campus Representatives must be available to volunteer for a one-year term. Campus Representatives lead and collaborate with the Student Representatives at their respective university, and work to promote the CPA.

The CPA Undergraduate or Graduate Student Representative positions are open to CPA Student Affiliates who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate psychology or psychology-related (e.g. educational psychology) program. CPA Undergraduate and Graduate Student Representatives must be available to volunteer for a one-year term. Undergraduate Representatives must be an undergraduate student and Graduate Representatives must be a graduate student.

To learn more about how to become a CPA Student Affiliate please click here.

How to Apply

Campus Representative Position

Step 1. Verify the CPA Campus and Student Representatives listing to see if your college/university has a vacant position. 

Step 2. If a vacant position is open for the Campus Representative, please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Officer or Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer via email (contact information available here: https://cpa.ca/students/about/executive/)  with a short 250-word paragraph identifying why you would be a great lead as the CPA Campus Representative, as well as a copy of your curriculum vitae and the name of your institution.

Step 3. If there is not a vacant position, we encourage you to apply for the Graduate or Undergraduate Student Representative position. Please see below for further instructions on how to apply.

Student Representative Posititons (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Step 1. Verify the CPA Campus and Student Representatives listing to see if your college/university has a vacant position. 

Step 2. If a vacant position is open for the Student Representative (either graduate or undergraduate) position, please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Officer or Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer via email (contact information available here: https://cpa.ca/students/about/executive/)  with a copy of your curriculum vitae and the name of your institution.

Step 3. If there is not a vacant position and you are interested in being a Student Representative, we ask that you still send your curriculum vitae and name of your institution to be included as a potential future representative once the position becomes vacant.

Incentive Program for CPA Campus Student Representatives

In return for their effort and support, each designated CPA Campus Representative and CPA Student Representative will receive a complimentary one-year membership/affiliation in the CPA (this includes access to CPA member benefits). Value $75

If you have any further questions, please contact the CPA Member Service Centre at 1-888-472-0657 ext. 324, or via email at membership@cpa.ca.