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News & Events

May 2022

Graduate student Noémie Bergeron-Germain was awarded the 2022 Diversity in Psychology Bursary from the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia. Congratulations Noémie!

Honours students Kim Cadman and Nicola Irvin presented their thesis research at the annual Science Atlantic Psychology conference. Well done Kim and Nicola!

April 2022

2021 Acadia honours students Abbey Miller, Lindsay Wyatt, Lindsay French and MSc students Catrina MacPhee, Hanna Bincik, and Laura Smith were awarded Certificates of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association. Congratulations Abbey, Lindsay (W), Lindsay (F), Catrina, Hanna, and Laura!  

March 2022

Acadia University masters student Noémie Bergeron-Germain shared her research on how executive function can be impacted by racial trauma with CBS's Information Morning.

December 2021

Acadia psychology professor Dr. Dan Blustein was awarded a grant from Research Nova Scotia for a project titled, "Low-cost virtual reality neurorehabilitation for chronic stroke". Congratulations Dan!

October 2021

The 2021-2022 Research Nova Scotia annual report highlights recently funded research from the psychology labs of Drs. Kathryn Bell, Anne Sophie Champod, and Daniel Lametti. You can read all about their Research Nova Scotia-funded work here.  

September 2021

Psychology professor Dr. Joseph Hayes was interviewed by CBC Nova Scotia for a radio story about vaccine hesitancy. You can listen to the interview here.

June 2021

Construction has begun on the new Acadia Centre for Neuroscience and Cognitive Health! A floor of Acadia's psychology building (Horton Hall) is being renovated to house state-of-the-art equipment for cognitive neuroscience. You can read all about the new research centre here.

Psychology professor Dr. Anne Sophie Champod was interviewed for a Salt Wire article titled: "Men less likely to seek medical, mental health help, says Nova Scotia psychologist".

May 2021

Psychology professor Dr. Diane Holmberg was interviewed for a Salt Wire article titled: "Generational shift in thinking and views on relationships: Why more Atlantic Canadians are opting to stay single or divorce."

Honours student Lindsay Wyatt won the Acadia University Medal in Psychology and the APNS Gerald Gordon Memorial Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in Psychology; and honours student Robb Tupper won the Science Atlantic Communication Award at the annual Science Atlantic Psychology Conference. Congratulations Lindsay and Robb!

April 2021

Acadia Psychology professor Dr. Ken Leslie shared his expertise with Quebec Science Magazine for an article about lucid dreaming.

March 2021

Acadia Psychology professors are in the news! Dr. Kathryn Bell shared her expertise with the Chronicle Herald for a story about COVID conspiracy theories, Dr. Ken Leslie spoke with The Telegram about the influence of advertising on your dreams, and Dr. Randy Newman was featured in an article about "Supermoms" by the Chronicle Herald.

February 2021

Psychology graduate student Courtney Gosselin's research with Drs. Diane Holmberg (Acadia) and Karen Blair (Trent) on coping during the COVID-19 pandemic was profiled by the Canadian Psychology Association. You can read all about Courtney's research here.

Dr. Anne Sophie Champod was interviewed for an episode of the Research Nova Scotia podcast called, "Retraining the brain".

September 2020

Drs. Anne Sophie Champod and Daniel Lametti received funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Research Nova Scotia to construct and equip the Acadia University Centre for Neuroscience and Cognitive Health. You can read about this exciting project here.   

April 2020

Psychology major Laura Clerk received a Leadership Award from the Acadia Students Union. Well done Laura!  

Psychology honours students Lindsay Wyatt and Robert Tupper received Scotia Scholars Awards from Research Nova Scotia to conduct summer research in the psychology department with Drs. Champod and Hayes. Congratulations Lindsay and Robert!  

November 2019

Psychology major Olivia Dobson was featured on the show AMI This Week for her dance program, Dancepiration, which she founded for individuals with disabilities.

Psychology graduate student Catrina MacPhee received the BrightRed Mission Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Congratulations Catrina!

August 2019

Psychology major Emma Bodnar received the Beveridge Science Scholarship from the Faculty of Science. Congratulations Emma!

Two new faculty members have joined the department, Dr. Kathryn Bell and Dr. Kenneth Leslie. Welcome to Acadia!

July 2019

Dr. Joseph Hayes and Acadia Psychology graduate student Amanda Gouthro received a Mitacs Accelerate Grant to study the effects of cannabis on existential anxiety.