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. This year we're celebrating our 17th anniversary!
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 Honours Society; we encourage anyone interested to peruse our website, or come to an open meeting!
Psi Chi in the Community
The 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. The chapter lead collaborative efforts to collect donated items, including unused toiletries, warm accessories, and gift cards, to fill shoeboxes for homeless women during the holiday season. The chapter hosted a holiday mixer where the shoeboxes were filled, wrapped and finalized with personalized cards made by students. The chapter filled 14 shoeboxs in total that were donated to this initiative.
Victoria Brain Injury Society:
This past Fall, Psi Chi members worked together to raise money for the Victoria Brain Injury Society. Psi chi put on a bake sale fundraiser and engaged university students and the psychology department at UVic! The fundraiser was a success.
Psi Chi Execs judged the Psychology Division of the VIRSF May 10th. Three awards were given out for the projects that displayed above expected level of research design, clear understanding and presentation of research, and a creative/ novel or applicable design.
Capital Physician's Group:
Several Psi Chi members are working with CPG to provide harm reduction and first aid services throughout the year. Many thanks to the organizers of CPG for this opportunity to learn hands on skills and gain invaluable field experience!