Welcome to the School of Psychology!

Since 1941, psychology at the University of Ottawa has been a reflection of the broad spectrum of modern scientific psychology research and applications. The school is committed to expand the understanding of human behaviour and its development and contribute to optimize mental health and well-being through rigorous and state of the art research. Learn more about the school.

Why psychology?

In fulfilling its mission and vision, the school brings together the various fields of fundamental and professional psychology in pursuit of common objectives. Through its openness to other disciplines, its desire to develop strategic directions to meet the future needs in psychology and its commitment to bilingualism at all levels along with the exceptional experience it provides to students and a commitment to the community, the School of Psychology serves as a national and international reference in psychology.

Learn more about studying psychology.

Clinical psychology session
Participate in research

Participate in research

The School of Psychology and its partners offer a multi-faceted research participation program that seeks to engage a broad group of people in research, known as the Integrated System for Participation in Research (ISPR). Much of this program consists of putting researchers together with individuals who are interested in participating in and learning about research.
Explore our research opportunities.
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The Centre for Psychological Services and Research

The Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR) is a training unit of the School of Psychology of the University of Ottawa.
Explore the centre's work and research.
Shaniece Nichols
Student voices

“I have to say one of the greatest things about psychology and this department is the professors.”

Shaniece Nichols

— Student

Control room, INSPIRE labs

The INSPIRE Laboratory

The INSPIRE laboratory is a shared multidisciplinary research facility designed to give researchers the resources to explore questions from various fields related to human behaviour.
Explore this research facility.

Contact us

School of Psychology

Faculty of Social Sciences
Vanier Hall
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Canada (map)

Tel.: 613-562-5801

Academic Secretariat of the School
Room 3002
Tel.: 613-562-5801
[email protected]

Administrative Secretariat of the School
Room 3002
Tel.: 613-562-5232
[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday 
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.