Leadership & Community

Dr. Peter Suedfeld with the Governor General of Canada Photo credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2019

Our place in the world

UBC’s Department of Psychology ranks tenth in the world and first in Canada in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings. The 2020 psychology rankings includes 494 universities.

The Department of Psychology ranked 13th in the world and first in Canada in the 2020 QS World University subject rankings.

For the fifth year in a row, UBC’s psychology program places first in Canada in the 2020 Maclean’s subject rankings.


Dr. Kalina Christoff and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies launched the Ways of Knowing podcast.

Dr. Peter Suedfeld was officially invested as Officer of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.

Dr. Janet Werker was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Dr. Jiaying Zhao received funding from UBC’s Research Excellence Clusters program to form the Decision Insights for Business & Society (DIBS) research cluster.

Public Engagement

Dr. Niall Bolger, Dr. Kathleen Gates, Dr. Carey Morewedge, Dr. Jenny Saffran, and Dr. Zachary Walsh shared their research and ideas as part of the  department’s 2019-20 Colloquia Series.

Dr. Frances Chen and Dr. Christiane Hoppmann’s labs hosted a health psychology booth at UBC’s Homecoming event.