Welcome to Psi Chi at the University of Victoria!

The University of Victoria Chapter of Psi Chi is the first chapter of Psi Chi in Canada, as well as the first non-US chapter of Psi Chi to exist. Our mandate is to provide members with opportunities to connect with others involved in the psychological community, to promote academic excellence, and to further student careers.

Students in Psi Chi have increased access to research opportunities, grants, awards and events. Joining provides you with lifetime membership to the Honor Society; we encourage anyone interested to peruse our website, or come to an open meeting!

Psi Chi in the Community

Victoria Shoebox Project:

The Victoria Shoe Box Project is an organization that helps build self-esteem and reduce the isolation of women impacted by homelessness. Our chapter collected donated items, including toiletries, warm accessories, and gift cards, to fill shoeboxes for women in need. We hosted a holiday mixer where the shoeboxes were filled, wrapped and finalized with personalized cards made by students. Last year, we filled over 20 shoeboxes that were donated to this initiative.

UVic United Way Campaign:

This year, our chapter will fundraise in support of the University of Victoria's United Way Campaign whose mandate is to help those most in need on Southern Vancouver Island. This includes providing isolated seniors with social connection and healthy meals, building neighbourhood resources for children and families, creating a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable community, and supporting individuals facing mental health challenges and addictions.

Other Initiatives:

Our chapter has also been involved in supporting the Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS), the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF), and the Capital Physicians Group (CPG). We are always open to hearing about new ways we might be able to help those in need within our community!