Uvic Psychology Research Papers


UVic's psychology department is a place of exciting research activity.

Home to more than 50 research laboratories, the department is a bustling community of faculty and student researchers leading the field of psychology to new and important discoveries.

What's new?

Cognition and Brain Science researchers are celebrating their success in securing a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant to support research using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Functional MRI is a cutting edge technology for cognitive neuroscientists that will serve UVic researchers well in conducting research that will advance our understanding the workings of the human brain and mind.

Visit the Our people page to learn more about the individuals who are breaking new ground in ongoing programs of research within our department. You will discover research that covers a broad range of interesting topics.


Graduate studies in psychology

UVic will give you an edge. It’s a place where breakthroughs happen and changes are made. Here, on the stunning west coast of Canada, we inspire new perspectives and make a difference for people, places and the planet.

A strong research orientation encompasses all areas of graduate study, and continuous involvement in research is a defining feature of the UVic Psychology graduate student experience. Our programs develop scientist-practitioners interested in research and evidence-based treatment and evaluation. Our graduates continue on to distinguished careers in academics, the private sector and government positions throughout the world.


Our graduate program is organized in five broad training areas at the MSc and PhD levels:

Getting started

To find out more about starting in the graduate program, review the Admissions page.

Application deadline is Dec. 1.


Contact our graduate program secretary or graduate advisor Dr. Mauricio Garcia-Barrera with any questions about our programs or the application process.

What are our faculty studying?

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