News & Events

News and Events



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...[read full article here]


Colloquium Series
Throughout the year the Department of Psychology hosts a series of presented talks called the Colloquium Series. Here are the talks for Winter 2020:

January 10, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, EA1004
Alexandra Twyman
"Learning to Think Spatially."

March 13, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Room TBA
Ines Sametband
"Cultural Discourses in Therapy Conversations."

Psychology Student Society (PSS)
The PSS hosts a variety of events for students and faculty throughout the year. They also have a club room (EA3004) by the Knuckle in the EA building.  To learn more and stay up to date, email them (, look them up and like them on Facebook (, and follow them on Instagram (@pssmru)!