Please take the time to review this timely message regarding several Award and Funding programs that are designed to support Ontario's Psychology students. The Foundation is actively seeking OPA Member nominations and application submissions this new year!
The Psychology Foundation of Canada became the new home of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation in 2015 and now administers the awards and grants programs.
Deadline for submission is March 31, 2020.
For more information on each award and grant, please see below:
Dr. Harvey Brooker Award
Dr. Harvey Brooker passed away in October, 2017 leaving behind a legacy teaching, mentoring and the development of psychology as a leading profession in Canada. To honour his memory and passion to help students, Dr. Brooker’s family have established an Education Fund to support travel expenses for students at Canadian universities.
Click here for the request for funding application form.
The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.
Jean and Dick Pettifor Award
The Psychology Foundation of Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research. Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics with respect to the practice of psychology, international ethics for psychologists, or general ethics within psychology, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability.
Click here to access proposal requirements
Dr. Bea Wickett Award
Dr. Bea Wickett would be pleased to know that her work to advance education by developing and providing programs to enhance self-esteem, address emotional needs and stresses and provide confidence-building skills can be made possible and is her gift to promoting mental health in elementary and secondary school systems.
Click here to access terms of eligibility and nomination requirements
Dr. Mary J. Wright Award
Each year the History and Philosophy Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (working with The Psychology Foundation of Canada) provides a Mary J Wright Best Student Paper Award to recognize the best paper presented by a student at the annual CPA convention.
Following are the guidelines for the award adjudication process
, click here
Wishing you all the best for 2020!