Message from the Head

Sixty years ago, the Department of Psychology at UBC became an autonomous academic unit. Since then, our outstanding teaching and research have secured our reputation as one of the strongest psychology departments in the world, ranked first in Canada and tenth globally.

In this report, we take a look back at our highlights from 2017/18, including our breakthrough research accomplishments and distinguished teaching contributions. We also review the leadership and community engagement activities of our faculty members and students.

In 2017/18, our faculty body continued to grow. We welcomed two new tenure-track faculty members – Dr. Simon Lolliot and Dr. Nancy Sin. We also expanded our roster of outstanding lecturers to include Dr. Grace Truong.

I’m proud of the Department’s wide-ranging successes, including our interdisciplinary collaborations—both at UBC and beyond. None of these achievements would be possible without the efforts of our exceptional faculty members, students, and staff.

Dr. D. Geoffrey Hall
Head, Department of Psychology