The Psychology Department Welcomes Two Tenure-Track Professors to the Department

Dr. Erin Buckels (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2018) has been a familiar face in the Department for some time—she is a UWinnipeg alumna (BA, Honours, 2009, Psychology) who conducted some of her UBC Ph.D. research in the Psychology Department. More recently, she has been teaching in the Department as Assistant Professor since the Fall of 2019.

She teaches courses such as Personality Psychology and Data Analysis, and her SSHRC-funded research focuses on the “Dark Tetrad” of personality, as well as the destructive aspects of social media. Her numerous stellar research articles, such as “Trolls Just Want to Have Fun” (Drs Erin E. Buckels, Paul D. Trapnell, Delroy L. Paulhus, September 2014, Personality and Individual Differences) often make headlines in popular media. We welcome Dr. Buckels to the Department—or perhaps more precisely, we welcome her back to her alma mater.

Dr. Brandon Goulding (Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2021) joins the Department after completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Dr. Goulding’s research focuses on how children reason about the possibility of strange and unfamiliar events. In other work, he has examined how children reason about their past and future selves and how they understand object and territory ownership. He has published several articles in first-rate journals in his field (e.g., Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Cognition), which is particularly impressive for an early-career researcher. Dr. Goulding also has extensive and varied teaching experience. He will begin his teaching duties in the Psychology Department in Winter 2023 with the course, Developmental Psychology I: Fundamentals. We welcome Dr. Goulding to the Department and as a new resident of Winnipeg.

Congratulations to Drs Buckels and Goulding for their respective professorial appointments at UWinnipeg.

2022 Virtual Undergraduate Research – Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2022 Virtual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference is now open at this link:

https://uwinnipeg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_03weUlL39SaOac6

To view the entire conference website, click on the menu item on the right-hand side menu bar on the homepage of this website.

UWinnipeg Honours thesis students must register and give a 10-minute spoken presentation. Honours thesis students from other regional universities are encouraged to present and attend. This virtual conference and the Keynote Address are free to presenters and attendees. If one wants to attend only the Keynote Address by Dr. Marc Joanisse, registration is still required.

Read more about the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marc Joanisse here.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: psychology@uwinnipeg.ca

Virtual Conf22

The Psychology Department welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Stephanie Bugden

On July 1, 2021, Dr. Stephanie Bugden will join the Psychology Department at UWinnipeg.

Dr. Bugden received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from University of Western Ontario. As a Ph.D. student, she was supervised by Dr. Daniel Ansari in the Numerical Cognition Laboratory, which studies dyscalculia in children.

After receiving her Ph.D. and until recently, Dr. Bugden was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Researcher at University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Liz Brannon in the Brannon Laboratory.

Please join the Psychology Department in welcoming Dr. Bugden to her new home of Winnipeg and her new teaching and research base at UWinnipeg, where she will continue to study how children’s unique experiences at home and school shape their knowledge acquisition of mathematical skills.