News & Events

News and Events



New Course Brings Together Psychology, Computer Science and Philosophy, all in Virtual Reality
We’re shifting back to in-person learning after a year of online schooling, but a new course at MRU is taking students where no class has gone before ― into virtual reality (VR)....[read full article here]

Library Award for Research Excellence Awarded to Psychology Honours Student
The fifth-annual Library Awards have recognized Psychology Honours student Vanessa Boila on her project The Mere Presence of a Cell Phone and Acaemic Ability.  To read more on Vanessa's award, and to learn about the other award recipients, please read the full article here.

Centre for Psychological Innovation
On April 5th, 2017, the Centre for Psychological Innovation officially opened its doors. This cutting edge space features many innovative technologies, including 360º treadmills, one-way glass observation rooms and a virtual reality lab. Students are able to observe familial dynamics in the child and family lab, collect audio and video data and get even more work experience with faculty in their studies. Although only recently opened, the lab is already generating attention, and was featured on Global News Calgary.

Technology Meets Psychology
Imagine a restless 14-year-old confined to a hospital bed for a month or two while undergoing cancer treatment. To alleviate her pain, anxiety and boredom, she pops on a virtual reality headset and "wanders" along a beach in California. She even snaps a few pictures of her computer-generated getaway and later shares them on social media. That's just one of the potential applications for the technology-meets-psychology research Tony Chaston is doing at the virtual reality (VR) lab, part of the new Centre for Psychological Innovation at Mount Royal University...


Colloquium Series

Throughout the year the Department of Psychology hosts a series of presented talks called the Colloquium Series.  Here are the talks scheduled for Winter 2023:

January 20, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm, via Google Meet
Rosie Shrout, PhD
Stress and Its Effects on Our Relationships and Health
Meet Link Coming Soon

February 10, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm, EA1024
Michele Wellsby, PhD
Embodied Cognition: What is it, and How Does it Relate to Everything from Childhood Language Development to Adult Insult Processing?

March 24, 2023, 12:00-1:00pm, EA1024
Dan Devoe, PhD
Executive Functioning in Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Illness


Psyc23 will feature the work of the 2022-2023 Psychology Honours class, as well as the Psychology Work Integrated Learning Projects.  This showcase will be held on April 6, 2023 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in the Ideas Lounge in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre (EL 1270).

Psychology Student Society (PSS)

The Psychology Student Society strives to foster a community where all paths of psychology can be explored with the respect and aid of our peers. We aim to provide opportunities for our members, regardless of creed, to socialize and move forward with their paths in psychology. 

We encourage all psychology students to participate in events so they have the opportunity to meet each other and bond to advance with their curriculum. However, all students are welcome to join. These events will be beneficial for psychology majors to gain insight with respect to their education. We also provide a space in the EA building (room 3005) for psychology students to socialize, interact and relax. Overall, we provide resources and guidance to all psychology majors and support to those pursuing a minor or with a general interest in psychology.

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