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Find us at FSS 2050!

We're happy to answer any questions about what we do and how we can help you through your undergraduate career. We swear we won't bite! 

Our Mission

The Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) is a federated body of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) with the mandate to offer information to all its members about subjects related to the field of psychology and student life.


Our team

The Psychology Student Association is comprised of several members which all have the role of representing psychology students at the University of Ottawa at the undergraduate level. 

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Your President - Morgan Oda

I’m from: Ajax, ON
Year: 4th (and final!!)
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A, Minor in Communications, French Immersion
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: as President, I mostly have a supervisory role. I do my best to support all of the other Executive members in completion of their mandate and integrate the three PSA Pillars (Social, Academic, Philanthropic) into one cohesive Association. 
When I'm down my go-to pick me up is: popcorn, cuddle, puppy pics, wholesome memes? But I also love taking long walks around the city to recharge – my personal favourite spot is the Ottawa Locks.
Advice for students: know your body and mind – and campus/community resources! Try not to compare yourself too much to your friends/peers, because everyone has different needs and wants. Get involved, do your best in your courses but, above all, prioritize yourself, your health, your sleep, and your happiness.
Contact me: president@psaep.ca


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Your Vice President of Philanthropy - Camille Le Gall

I’m from: Ottawa, ON
Year: 4th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.Sc. 
Pronouns: She/Her 

What do I do? By creating partnerships and coordinating with other VPs, I organize events in order to fundraise for causes such as Shinerama, Relay for Life and others.                                                                                                                                                                                When I'm down my go-to pick-me-up is: Baking pastries, folk dancing, going on nature walks/hikes and meeting up with friends !      Advice for students: Get a good studying method and study efficiently to reduce procrastination ! Also, remember to join sports teams or student clubs - make connections not only with other students but also establish good contact with your professors. It will not only pay off academically but also socially !                                                                                                                                                                            Contact me : philanthropic@psaep.ca

 


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Your Vice Presidents of Internal Affairs - Julia Malette

I’m from: Ottawa, ON
Year: 4th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A., French Immersion
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: I am VP Internal and that entails ordering Psych Wear twice a year, ensuring that the PSA office is fully stocked, organizing volunteer opportunities, and taking minutes at weekly exec meetings to post on our website!
When I'm down my go-to pick me up is: a Starbucks drink while listening to music or watching one of my favourite shows (Greys, Friends, or The Office)
Advice for students: if your marks start becoming lower than they were in high school, try not to become too discouraged. There are many resources on campus to help with note taking and studying, since your study habits will likely have to change. Try your best and it's okay if you don't always get the best grades. Also, don't be afraid to try new things and get out of your comfort zone! University is an amazing place to meet lifelong friends and make so many memories so put yourself out there and to make the best of your years here!
Contact me: internal@psaep.ca


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Your Vice President of Financial Affairs - Susan Hwang

I’m from: Ottawa (Originally South Korea)
Year: 4th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: BSc, Minor in Life Sciences
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: I set the annual budget and manage the PSA funds to ensure that our organization remains financially stable. I also manage the PSA bank account and handle reimbursements and invoices to and from members of the executive committee and to third party organizations. My work as the VP Finance is evaluated by the Comptroller General of the SFUO via 3 audits, which includes detailed descriptions of how PSA funds are being managed and spent. 
When I'm down my go to pick me up is: Grey's Anatomy with a glass (or two) of wine, and maybe a dance session (it's a Grey's reference)
Advice for students: When you're faced with a tough situation (or any situation for that matter), pick the option that you'll regret less and be prepared to deal with the consequences of whatever actions you decide to take.


Your Vice President of Social Affairs - Cori Trandafir

I’m from: Ottawa, ON
Year: 5th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.Sc., Minor in Linguistics
Pronouns: He/Him

What do I do?: I spend my summer planning an exciting 101 Week for new students, as well as other events throughout the year to give students a break from studying and round out the university experience. 
When I'm down my go-to pick me up is: Listening to records and chilling with my dogs. 
Advice for students: Apart from getting to know people in your faculty, get to know your professors too. Their office hours are amazing for making connections that could be useful later in your academic career.
Contact me: social@psaep.ca


Your Vice President of Communications - Philippe Lambert

I’m from: Oakville, ON
Year: 5
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A.
Pronouns: He/Him

What do I do?: I'm in charge of relaying communications between the PSA and psychology students in French and English as well managing the website and co-managing social media accounts with our Director of Marketing and Promotions. 
When I'm down my go-to pick me up is: Listening to music, going out to shoot photography, eating pizza, sushi or burritos (yes, I love food), playing video games and hanging out with fun people.                                                                                                                                  Advice for students: It's better to take courses you are interested in and think you will enjoy. University is a time to explore new things and you never know what might just spark a passion and shift your direction. If you don't end up enjoying the course, at least you learned something about yourself in the process! ALSO I encourage you to check out the resources I developed regarding careers and studying tips for psychology students! I hope you find them helpful! 
Contact me: communications@psaep.ca


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Your Vice President of University Affairs - Shelbi Crocker

I’m from: Brampton, ON
Year: 4th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A. 
Pronouns: She/Her or They/Them

What do I do?: My job in the PSA is to provide students with connections to academic opportunities across campus. I am also in charge of organizing the PSA's own academic events such as our Wine and Cheese each semester, scholarships, and Psych Week.
When I'm down my go-to pick-me-up is: snuggle on the couch with my cat and watch movies. My favourite movies to watch when I'm down are animated ones like Studio Ghibli and Disney! Also, dumplings are my comfort food.
Advice for students: We tend to feel pressure to have reached certain milestones in our lives by a certain age or a certain time, and when we don't, we often feel like it's too late, but it's never too late to start anything! Don't let discouragement hold you back from doing things you want to do, because you'll be happy you took the step to achieve your dreams and goals!

Contact me: universityaffairs@psaep.ca


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Your Director of Bilingualism and Translation - Matthew Garber

I’m from: Ottawa, ON (and Calgary, Alta)
Year: 3rd
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.Sc., French Immersion
Pronouns: He/Him

What do I do?: I promote bilingualism throughout the PSA and translate promotional material. Also, I manage the Comité du bilinguisme de l'AÉP and work with our VP of Social Affairs to host a francophone event!
When I'm down my go-to pick me up is: Hanging out with friends, petting my kitties, eating food and listening to music.
Advice for students: School is important. So are you. Make sure to set aside time to make sure you're doing OK, and remember that it's okay to not be okay!
Contact me: bilingualism@psaep.ca


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Your Director of Marketing and Promotion - Shaianne Young

I’m from: TBA
Year: 3rd
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A., Minoring in Management, French Immersion
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do? : Foster a sense community among psychology students. Manage a promotion committee and the PSA social media accounts. Work closely with the other executive members to promote the PSA website and all PSA initiatives by producing and distributing promotional content.
When I'm down my go-to pick-me-up is: Listen to music, swim, dance, or just talk to/spend time with people that make me happy
Advice for students: Get involved on campus. There’s more to university than just classes. Becoming engaged in various clubs, activities, or volunteer opportunities is a great way to meet new people, discover your passions, distress and build your resume. It’ll give you a bigger role in the school community and enrich your university experience as a whole. Our campus offers endless opportunities to get involved; you’ll surely find something of your interest.

Contact me: promo@psaep.ca


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Your Director of Logistics - Stephanie Sorokan 

I’m from: TBA
Year: 2nd
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A., French Immersion
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: I’m like a mini social during 101 Week and planning but the rest of the year I’m pretty much the helper to any position. My job is to complete the logistical tasks that overwhelm the VPs. It may seem like nothing but trust me I’m always busy because it’s the details that can make the biggest differences! 
When I’m down, my go to pick me up is: Gene Kelly movies, Apple juice and doing things for other people. It takes the focus off me plus when you do good, you feel good! 
Advice for Students: Laugh at yourself! Laughter is the best medicine and laughing at yourself can help you destress. Sometimes all you need to do is be your own comedian to understand that things aren't as horrible as they seem.

Contact me: TBA


Your Council Members

Contact Them: council@psaep.ca

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Stéphanie Manoni-Millar

I’m from: TBA
Year: 4th
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.A.
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: I am one of the the 3 undergraduate council members. As council members we attend monthly meetings with the school of psychology. I represent the undergraduate voice at an administrative level, update the school on what is taking place for undergrad students, and have a vote of motions brought forward my department heads. 
When I'm down my go-to pick-me-up is: Coffee, gelato, and sunsets. A nice life chat with a good friend while enjoying those three things is what will get me through a hard day. 
Advice for students: Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" - Aristotle. Use these next few years to find what your passion. Let this passion fuel your ever move. Use this passion as a reminder to never quit. University is about learning, theory is one thing but the life lessons are what you will remember.

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Stephanie Norlock

I’m from: Ottawa, ON
Year: 3rd
B.A. or B.Sc.?: B.Sc., Anticipated Minor in Life Sciences
Pronouns: She/Her

What do I do?: (position wise) I am one of the PSA's council members. Council members are the middlemen between the psychology undergraduate student body and key members of uOttawa's School of Psychology. I communicate the student body's needs and wants to the School's administration, and help pass motions that will improve academic life at the undergraduate level. 
When I'm down my go-to pick-me-up is: Spending time with dogs of any kind, hiking in Gatineau Park, cycling, reading historical fiction, and baking. 
Advice for students: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Building a network of colleagues and friends that you can learn from is a priceless investment of time that will pay for itself time and time again. Stay humble – you always have something to learn from someone else.

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Erika Copeland

I’m from: TBA
Year: TBA
B.A. or B.Sc.?: TBA
Pronouns: She/Her

Profile coming soon.