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Welcome to Winter 2021!

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Welcome to Winter 2021!

Hello friends and welcome back for another remote semester. The PSA would first and foremost like to thank you for attending our programming, contacting us, telling us your thoughts and ideas, and doing the extra work to be a part of a community when all the variables make it much harder to do that kind of thing. We know that it is easier to simply not do those things. But you’re here anyway, and it makes doing what we do that much more fulfilling.

That being said, this new semester will be a good one! We have hit our stride as a student organization. The fall semester let us test a lot of new ideas and methods, and we’re confident that while we accomplished a lot last semester, this one will be even more impresssive.

We have three initiatives for main programming this semester. 

1) Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: Last semester we launched a trial version of our peer program, and holy cow, we got a response. If you’re interested in connecting with other students, either to mentor or just generally connecting with students, consider joining us for the second, more updated version! You can join us at peers.ureginapsa.org 

2) Research Reading Group: A project that came to us from outside the PSA (if you have ideas about what we’re missing, please, we’d love to hear them!), our first meeting of this new group is on January 27th! Each session, a student will discuss a research paper they find interesting and then lead a casual discussion about it. If you’re looking for a place to build your skills in critical thinking and engaging with science, this is it. Click here to find out more information, and drop by for our first session! 

3) Textbook Microgrants: In partnership with RPIRG, the PSA has developed a microgrant initiative to reimburse psychology majors for textbook costs the incur this semester. Applications open February 5th, and the application process is made to be as simple and accessible as possible. Click here to find out more information, and stay tuned!

The PSA will have a general membership option for students in psychology shortly, so if you’re interested in building a stronger student community here at the U of R, if you have ideas for projects, if you’d like to see what we’re up to and get involved, that will be an option for you. 

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, queries or otherwise about what we’re up to or what we’re trying to do, please, reply here! I can also be reached directly at pres@ureginapsa.org.

Cheers, friends. And here’s to a good semester. 

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