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In this issue:

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People Updates

  • Psychology Staff Update

  • Welcome new students!

  • Congratulations recent MSc and PhD graduates

  • Welcome

    Dr. Linda Booij

  • Where are they now?

  • Alumni profile: Dr. Allan G. Hedberg

Graduate Studies:

  • Focus on the Developmental program

Psychology Clinic:

  • Clinic expanding services

A Final Word on...

  • The Association of Graduate Students in Psychology  

  • Annual Holiday Curling Bonspiel

Donate to the Department of Psychology Trust Fund

A Message from
Graduate Coordinator,
Ronald Holden

Our students serve Canada
and the World!

Ronald Holden


Psychology, I have been privileged to act as the liaison person for our graduate students, our faculty and staff, our University administration, and various governmental and non- governmental agencies. My position offers a unique perspective on the state of our Department and of our discipline of Psychology. As such, despite the many challenges of current financial times, I feel truly inspired, optimistic, and full of gratitude in my observations.


First, I am always inspired and enthused by the students who choose to apply to and who decide to enter our graduate program. You are an elite group who trust our Department and Queen’s University with your education and your futures. In arriving every August and September to undertake graduate studies, you are the best and brightest from Canada and the world. It is our duty and honour to collaborate in your training and education. Thank you.


Second, I am optimistic and hopeful regarding the futures of our students and of our Department. As our students graduate from the Department of Psychology, I observe them launching on diverse and exciting paths of participation in Canadian Society and beyond. With the possible exception of Antarctica, our students plant the Queen’s University Department of Psychology flag on all continents. I can see no reason why this enterprise will not continue in the future. Our students serve Canada and the World!


Finally, feelings of gratitude stem from my appreciation of the history of our Department and how, through students and faculty, the Department of Psychology has evolved from its beginnings. With its development, many decades ago, out of the original Department of Mental and Moral Philosophy, our identity has been shaped by all of you who have ventured through our hallways, classrooms, and laboratories. The Department has been enhanced by your presence – you all impel our Department to grow and excel. We thank you for this and hope that you have benefitted as much as we have. 

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