Psychology at the University of Ottawa has been a reflection of the broad spectrum of modern scientific psychology research and applications.
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Graduate scholarships

Psychology students can apply to the following scholarships:

Also, as a Faculty of Social Sciences undergraduate or graduate student, you have access to faculty-wide scholarships, regardless of your program of study.

For a complete list, go to the uOttawa Online Scholarships and Bursaries Portal.

How to apply for scholarships.


Teaching and research assistantships

A month before the start of the semester, the Coordinator of Operations or the Academic Assistant will inform students of the posting dates for teaching assistantships. Students must consult the postings on the School’s website.  Courses offered in French are posted on the French site and courses offered in English are posted on the English site. Postings will be up for at least 10 days and only candidates who are offered a position will be contacted by e-mail.  The research assistantships positions can be posted at any time on the School’s website – although we try and post them all at the same time, when possible.

Please note that students who receive an admissions scholarship must complete a job application form since they are guaranteed a TA or RA position.  We assume that scholarship holders who do not submit an application for a TA are declining any position for that semester.


Visit the library. For assistance, contact the Social Sciences Librarian:  Patrick Labelle, [email protected], 613-562-5800 extension 7185, FSS 2010.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association in Psychology represents all graduate students registered in a program at the School of Social Work.

Each year, in September, an executive is elected at a general assembly.  Positions are open to all PSY graduate students.  During the year, the Association represents graduate students at different levels in the University (at School meetings, the TA union SFCP/CUPE 2626, as well as the Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa).

Contact us

School of Psychology

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

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.