The Canadian Psychological Association is the governing body for psychologists in Canada. The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada. With over 7,000 members and affiliates, the CPA is Canada’s largest association for psychology.
I’m not a psychologist (yet), why does this apply to me?
The CPA has a student membership option, opening all kinds of opportunities for you, even as an undergraduate! In addition to being something you can declare on your CV, it puts you in contact with people in your discipline and provides a way for you to remain updated and aware of what is happening in psychology.
Okay, I’m listening… What kind of opportunities?
Student members of the CPA have opportunities to not only network with other people within the field, but engage in tangible, useful and CV-boosting work! A few of the things some people on the PSA have done include writing for the student newsletter or publication (MindPad), joining a committee and learning about governance, becoming a campus undergraduate representative, or participating in the CPA mentorship program!
Joining a professional organization in this manner is always a matter of what you make of it. Sign up, get ahold of a student section representative and learn just how much you can get out of this organization !
If you have questions or need some help navigating being a Student CPA Member, contact the University of Regina CPA Undergraduate Representative for the 2020-2021 academic year, Sydney Sulymka at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂