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About

The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is an official section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Members consist of faculty from both Psychology departments and Business schools, consultants from various organizations, and students from numerous universities.

The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP) is an organization whose mission is to further the welfare of people by: (a) helping organizations effectively manage their human resources, (b) scientifically investigating human behaviour and cognition at work, and (c) helping individuals realize their work goals, including helping them to maximize job satisfaction and productivity and minimize work stress. You can engage with our site by learning more about us, reading our original content (which shares research, highlights findings and practical issues faced in organizations, or content relevant to students. We also have an active social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

For more information. Please visit About us.

 


News

Date: April 29, 2020

New Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) White Paper

The Work–Family Interface Around the World:

Implications and Recommendations for Policy and Practice

 

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Access the White Paper Here

Aims and objectives of the White Papers:

The aims of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) white paper series is to:

  1. Address globally relevant topics that are of interest to policy and decision-makers
  2. Highlight key areas where Organizational Psychology can make a substantial contribution to practice
  3. Feature contributors offering international perspectives and viewpoints

The intended purpose of these White Papers is to share information about the value of Organizational Psychology (OP) and how OP can be used to improve the well-being and performance of people and organizations with non-OP HR and business practitioners and leaders. 

Special thank you to the Alliance White Paper Subcommittee members (Angela Carter, Hazel McLaughlin, Maree Roche, and Lynda Zugec) for their efforts and support in making the white paper series a reality.

 


 

Date: April 22, 2020

CSIOP is Looking for a New Student Representative

Duygu's term as student representative came to an end. We are looking for candidates to for the next term. This is a 2-year term role. Main responsibilities include:

  • Promoting students’ interests to the CSIOP committee and collaborate with CSIOP executive members
  • Developing and lead projects that add values for student members
  • Responding to student questions and concerns
  • Communicating relevant information to students
  • Writing a column in the quarterly CSIOP newsletter
  • Organizing and chairing the I-O student symposium
  • Organizing the student-mentor annual activity. 

The position also creates great networking opportunities and visibility with both academics and practitioners. 

 

If you are interested, please nominate yourself by contacting me with the following information at studentrep@csiop-scpio.ca. The deadline for self-nomination is May 5, 2020, 5 pm in EST. 

  • Your Name:
  • University and program:
  • In 100 words or less, describe an initiative you would like to undertake if you are elected as the student representative
  • In 100 words or less, describe how you intend to maintain the links established with the Francophone and Anglophone universities. 

 


 

Date: January 21, 2019

The Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) Announces New Logo!

AOP Logo

The Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) has redesigned their logo to ensure an updated representation for member organizations. The AOP was established in 2009 and member organizations include the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), the Organizational Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP-Division 1), and the Canadian Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (CSIOP).

 

Visit the newly designed website here: https://alliancefororganizationalpsychology.com/

 

Member Benefits 

New AOP White Paper:

Active Aging At Work 

 

Aims and objectives of the White Papers

The aims of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) white paper series is to:

  1. Address globally relevant topics that are of interest to policy and decision-makers
  2. Highlight key areas where Organizational Psychology can make a substantial contribution to practice
  3. Feature contributors offering international perspectives and viewpoints

The intended purpose of these White Papers is to share information about the value of Organizational Psychology (OP) and how OP can be used to improve the well-being and performance of people and organizations with non-OP HR and business practitioners and leaders. 

 

Special thank you to the Alliance White Paper Subcommittee members (Angela Carter, Hazel McLaughlin, Maree Roche, and Lynda Zugec) for their efforts and support in making the white paper series a reality.

 


 

Date: November 6, 2019

Call for Papers

 

You can download the PDF version of this call for papers here.

 


 

Date: November 6, 2019

 

CSIOP is excited to announce our first AMA (Ask Me Anything) being hosted on Reddit by Nicholas Bremner (People Research Scientist at Uber) on November 15th, 11am-2pm EST at https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/dsj29z/announcing_ama_nov_15_csiop_nicholas_bremner/

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Nicholas spends a lot of his time thinking about work – not because he’s stressed out, but because he probably enjoys thinking a little too much about how Industrial-Organizational Psychology can make workplaces better. Nicholas currently works at Uber as a People Research Scientist, where he conducts research to improve the employee experience and equip leaders with the data they need to make evidence-based decisions. Example projects at Uber include research on social impact and its relationship to employee engagement, and improving the candidate experience.

Nicholas holds a Masters in Management Science from the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa, Canada) and a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Western University (Canada). He has broad interests related to science and work, but is particularly interested in the factors that attract individuals to organizations and cause employees to commit their full selves to their organization and work each day. Nicholas has published work on leadership, followership, personality, and employee commitment in peer-reviewed books and journals. He has also been invited to speak about topics such as employee engagement and why corporate social responsibility matters to employees at conferences across North America. In his spare time, Nicholas co hosts a podcast called MindYourWork (http://mindyourwork.io), which focuses on the intersection between social science and work.

He is happy to answer questions on pretty much anything, but he'd probably be best equipped to answer questions on:

  • The transition from academia to practice
  • Challenges and opportunities associated with working as a scientist-practitioner
  • Challenges and intricacies of conducting research in an applied environment
  • How to equip yourself for a career in people analytics
  • Translating I-O psych research to the general public
  • Challenges faced by I-O psychologists in an industry dominated by data science

 

 


Date: July 30, 2019

 

After discussions between the Executive Team and CPA, we are happy to announce that job advertising through CSIOP is back!

Advertising job opportunities with CSIOP ensures a direct connection with our members and the IO community more broadly.

For a $250 fee the advertising includes:

Alternatively, we can offer a full year of advertising for $750, with repeated postings using the media described above throughout the year (i.e., one email to the listserv followed by posting in each of the 4 newsletters, presence on the website for a year, regular social media posts).

If you are planning to advertise for a job opening in your department or organization, please contact chair@csiop-scpio.ca. Please share this information with those who might be interested too.

Student positions and internships can be advertised widely using the platforms and pricing described above. Alternately, CSIOP offers to informally share information about internship opportunities for free to student members via the Student Representative and University Liaisons. If you want to inform students about such an opportunity, please contact studentrep@csiop-scpio.ca.

 

Best regards,

Nicolas Roulin

CSIOP Chair

 


Date: May 21, 2019

CSIOP Student-Mentor Social

 

To participate, you need to register before May 28th, 2019 by  completing the form hereFor any question, please contact studentrep@csiop-scpio.ca.

 

You can view the mentors' profiles here

 

 


Date: May 21, 2019

Connect, share, and learn about the latest research, technologies, and approaches to advance I/O practice at this year's #IOPsych Summit. For more information: 

 


Date: May 14, 2019

 

Dr. Vic Catano

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Victor Catano of the SMU Psychology Department. Vic was about to retire after 48 years on faculty at Saint Mary’s University. During his career he was a long-serving Chair of the Psychology Department as well as being active in the SMU Faculty Union – most recently serving as the Chair of the SMUFU negotiating committee through many rounds of collective bargaining.

Known as one of the leading Industrial/Organizational Psychologists in Canada, Vic was a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, a recipient of the CPA Distinguished Contribution to Education award as well as the recipient of the CSIOP Distinguished Contribution to I/O Psychology award. He was an active researcher who valued the application of scientific knowledge in organizations. In April 2019 he received Presidential Recognition as a Scientist Practitioner from the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Vic founded the successful M.Sc. in I/O psychology program at Saint Mary’s and subsequently played a leading role in developing our PhD program in I/O psychology. His many graduate students remember him as an advisor who expected excellence and was always there to support their efforts.

Vic was a strong support of unionism – he was one the leading researchers on the psychology of unionization and his commitment was reflected in his professional activities. In addition to his involvement with SMUFU, he advised many other faculty unions through their bargaining and certification efforts. Vic served as the Chair of the C.A.U.T.’s Economic Benefits and Bargaining Committee as well as Chair of the C.A.U.T. Academic Freedom Committee. Ultimately, Vic also served as President of C.A.U.T.

Vic’s passing is a loss to the program, the department, the union and the University. Our thoughts are with his wife Jan, his two sons (Victor and Michael) and their families at this time. Vic’s life and contributions will be remembered at a memorial service in the near future. Details will be announced at a later date.

 

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