Featured Speakers

2024 Plenary Addresses

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Leroy Little Bear is a Blackfoot researcher, professor emeritus at the University of Lethbridge, founding member of Canada's first Native American Studies Department, and recognized leader and advocate for First Nations education, rights, self-governance, language and culture.

Keynote Address, June 21st, 2024

Title: Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Mental Health, Wellness, and Healing


 

Dr. Eleanor Gittens

Dr. Eleanor Gittens

Professor, Georgian College. CPA President 2023-24

Presidential Address

Title: A Year in the Life of CPA’s First Black Female President: Advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging


 

The Honourable Jean Augustine, P.C., C.M., O.Ont, C.B.E.

The Honourable Jean Augustine, P.C., C.M., O.Ont, C.B.E.

In 1993, Jean Augustine made history as the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the Canada’s House of Commons as the Member of Parliament from the Greater Toronto area

Honourary Presidential Address

Title: Lifting Voices: Black Lives and Experiences

 


 

Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia

Plenary Keynote Address, June 23rd, 2024

Title: How can psychological science contribute to sustainability?


 

Elder Annie Smith St. Georges

Elder Annie Smith St. Georges

Opening Ceremonies Prayer and Blessings, June 21st, 2024


 


Section Program Speakers

Bilingualism and Cognition in Older Adults

Dr. Vanessa TalerDr. Vanessa Taler, University of Ottawa
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 23, 2024

Section on Aging & Geropsychology


Understanding the Impact of Racism on Black Psychologists (and What to Do about It!)

Dr. Monnica WilliamsDr. Monnica Williams, University of Ottawa
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Black Psychology


Reading­-To­-Think: How We Infer, Reason, And Make Decisions In A First And Second Language

Dr. Debra TitoneDr. Debra Titone, McGill University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Brain and Cognitive Science


Housing First as an Evidence-Based Strategy for Ending Chronic Homelessness: Contributions of Community-Clinical Psychologists and their Role in Setting Future Directions

Dr. Tim AubryDr. Tim Aubry, University of Ottawa
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Clinical Psychology


Balancing power: Considerations for culturally safe neuropsychological practice

Dr. Reagan Gale, Dr. David DantoDr. Reagan Gale, Neuropsychology North/Dr. Duncan Day & Associates
Dr. David Danto, MacEwan University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Clinical Neuropsychology


Indigenous Women’s Healing from Sexual Trauma Circle: Our Response to the Calls for Justice

Dr. Gwendolyn VillebrunDr. Gwendolyn Villebrun, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Counselling Psychology


“Cracking the Code” of Emotions and Social Interactions- Supporting Autistic Children Using the Secret Agent Society: Small Group Program

Dr. Vivian LeeDr. Vivian Lee, Carleton University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Development Psychology


School Psychology and Truth and Reconciliation: Where Are We At? Where Are We Going?

Dr. Melanie Nelson & Dr. Dennis WendtDr. Melanie Nelson, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Dennis Wendt, McGill University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Educational and School Psychology


Nature and Well-Being: A Closer Examination of Mechanisms and Moderators of a (Positive?) Relationship

Dr. Frederick GrouzetDr. Frederick Grouzet, University of Victoria
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Environmental Psychology


Creating Connection and Restoring Resilience: Transforming family bonds through Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Mr. James FurrowMr. James Furrow, Seattle University, Navigate Family Therapy
Ms. Gail Palmer,, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Family Psychology


Leveraging Digital Health to Increase the Impact of Behavioural Health Interventions across the Lifespan

Dr. Nicole AlbertsDr. Nicole Alberts, Concordia University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine


Inspecting the Fruits of Interdisciplinary Inquiry for Psychology

Prof Lisa OsbeckProf Lisa Osbeck, University of West Georgia
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on History, Theory, and Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (HTQ) Section


The Facilitators of Positive Work Experiences for Employees Living with Disabilities

Dr. Silvia BonaccioDr. Silvia Bonaccio, Telfer School of Management, Ottawa, Ontario
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Industrial and Organizational Psychology


The Long Shadow of Our (Perceived) Past: Collective Nostalgia as a Balm for Groups Under Threat

Prof Michael WohlProf Michael Wohl, Carleton University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on International and Cross-Cultural Psychology


Planning for, and Adjusting to Retirement – A Psychologist’s Perspective Based on the First Year of Retirement

Dr. Karen CohenDr. Karen Cohen, Retired
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Psychologists and Retirement


“Proud, Brave, and Tough”: Women in the Canadian Combat Arms

Dr. Barbara WaruszynskiDr. Barbara Waruszynski, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Psychology in the Military


Methodological Research for the Open Science Era

Dr. Jessica FlakeDr. Jessica Flake, McGill University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Quantitative Methods


Psychological Care Within Rural, Northern, and Remote Canadian Communities: Navigating Overlapping Relationships

Dr. Amanda Lints-MartindaleDr. Amanda Lints-Martindale, University of Manitoba
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Rural and Northern Psychology


Who are Romantic Relationships for? Factors that Draw People Away from Singlehood

Dr. Geoff MacDonaldDr. Geoff MacDonald, University of Toronto
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 21, 2024

Section on Social and Personality Psychology


Can People Improve their Well-being By Helping the Natural Environment?

Dr. John ZelenskiDr. John Zelenski, Carleton University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Students in Psychology


Incorporating a Decolonial Perspective in the Classroom: Advice from a Settler-Métis Scholar

Dr. Chad DanyluckDr. Chad Danyluck, Carleton University
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Teaching of Psychology


Racial Trauma: New Hope for a Hidden Problem

Dr. Monnica WilliamsDr. Monnica Williams, Organization
Section Featured Speaker Address – June 22, 2024

Section on Traumatic Stress