The conference is a full day event held each winter term. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students present papers and posters describing their current research activities. The conference is named in honour of Dr. Joseph R. Royce, who was Head of the Department of Psychology from 1960 to 1967 and Director of the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Psychology from its foundation in 1966 until 1979.
Brian Harder Research Day
This is the Honours Day Conference in April, at which students formally present plans and reports of the research they plan to do or have done. On that day, third-year students give a 10-minute oral synopsis of their thesis proposal. Fourth-year students give a visual presentation of their research findings in a poster format. Professors and deans across campus are invited to attend. Families and other personal supporters are welcome. The conference is an excellent opportunity to discover the different things happening in the department, to discuss your own views about psychological topics, and to have fun.
Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series
The Department of Psychology Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series is a three-day public lecture series sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science. Each year the Department invites a renowned psychologist to present three one-hour lectures. The event is normally scheduled in the fall.