Western University PsychologyFaculty of Social Science

Awards and Achievements

2016

Name Award/Achievement
Dr. Holden
Dr. Vernon
"Top 5" of Western's 2,378 Instructors based on "Rate My Professor"
Dr. David Sherry Dean's Excellence Award for Teaching
Dr. Derrick MacFabe American College of Nutrition Fellow/Board of Directors

2015

Name

Award/Achievement

Ian Lyons APS Rising Star
Dianne McCormack Western Award of Excellence
Dr. Daniel Ansari NSERC Steacie Fellowship
APS Fellow

2014

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Elizabeth Hayden APS Fellow
Dr. Stefan Köhler Faculty Scholar Award
Dr. Marc Joanisse Faculty Scholar Award
Dr. Jessica Grahn James S. McDonnell Foundation: 2014 Scholar Award

2013

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Paul Frewen APA Early Career Award
Hayden Woodley

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Master's Thesis)

Helen Lee

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Master's Thesis)

Rachel Rabi

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Master's Thesis)

Matthew Maxwel-Smith

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Master's Thesis)

Erin Ross

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Doctoral Thesis)

Ian Holloway

Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence (Doctoral Thesis)

Dr. Adrian Owen Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research
Dr. Mel Goodale Elected a Fellow of The Royal Society
Dr. Stefan Köhler Alzheimer Foundation Grant
Dr. Steve Lomber Cattell Fund Fellowship
Caroline Strang Western 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Dr. Elizabeth Hayden Faculty Scholar Award
Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton and
Dr. David Sherry
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant

Dr. Mel Goodale

Researcher of the Month (Canadians for Health Research)

Stephanie Montgomery-Graham

Canadian Psychological Association Foundation Grant

 

2012

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jody Culham

Appointed to board of eLife biomedical journal

Psychology Department

Western's Department of Psychology 50th in world rankings

Michael Barnett-Cowan

Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Celia Goffin

McClelland Award (most outstanding thesis of the year)

Tara Morley

LRPA Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Psychology Student

Dr. Jessica Grahn

Early Researcher Award

Livia Veselka

Anna Anastasi Award

Dr. Richard Neufeld

Dr. Richard Neufeld on the list of the Top 11 academically productive male clinical psychology professors in Canada

Dr. John Meyer

Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research

Matthew Shanahan

Richard A. Harshman Scholarship

Stephanie Bugden

Marilyn (Pack) McClelland Award in Psychology

Kazunaga Matsuki

G. Keith Humphrey Memorial Award

Dr. Rhodri Cusack

CHRP Grant

Joseph Choi

Douglas N. Jackson Memorial Award

Tram Nguyen

Reva Gerstein Felllowship for Masters Study in Psychology

Tram Nguyen

Ralph S. Devereux Award in Psychology

Sarah Stanton

Leola E. Neal Award

Livia Veselka

H. J. Eysenck Memorial Fund’s Award

Dr. Jessica Grahn

CFI grant to study links between music, the brain and how we move

Claire Salisbury

IGH (Institute of Gender and Health) Award for Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research by the CIHR

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

 

2011

Name

Award/Achievement

Gavin Buckingham

Banting Fellowship

Justin Feeney

John C. Flanagan Award

Katie Kryski

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Dr. Marla Wolf

Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty

Dr. Vicki Esses

Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy

Caroline Bennett-AbuAyyash

Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Boyd McAndless Award

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Faculty Scholar Award

Dr. Jody Culham

NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Dr. Marc Joanisse

NSERC  Accelerator Supplements Program Award

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

NSERC  Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award

Dr. Bertam Gawronski

Elected Fellow in Recognition of Significant Contributions to the Science of Psychology Midwestern Psychological Association

Dr. Bill Fisher

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Haitao Yang

2011 Western Award of Excellence

Robert D. Hare (PhD Graduate)

Member of the Order of Canada

 

2010

Name

Award/Achievement

Peter Jaffe

Order of Canada

Livia Veselka

Certificate of Teaching Excellence (Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology)

Matthew Maxwel-Smith

Certificate of Teaching Excellence (Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology

Dr. Vicki Esses

Faculty Scholar Award

Dr. Steve Lomber

Faculty Scholar Award

Dr. Rod Martin

University Students’ Council Teaching Award of Excellence

Dr. Jody Culham

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Dr. Mike Atkinson

University Students' Council 2008-2009 Teaching Honour Roll

 

Dr. Shelley Cross-Mellor

Dr. Peter Hoaken

Dr. Albert Katz

Dr. Steve Lomber

Dr. Gary Rollman

Dr. David Sherry

Dr. Mary Lou Vernon

Dr. Tony Vernon

 

2009

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Lorne Campbell

Elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Dr. David Dozois

Psychology Service Provider of the Year, London Regional Psychological Association

Dr. David Dozois

Fellow, Section on Clinical Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association

Dr. David Dozois

The John Dewan Prize

Dr. Elizabeth Hayden

Early Researcher Award

Dr. Vicki Esses

2009 Distinguished Service to SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) Award

Dr. Jim Neufeld

Elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Elizabeth Hampson

CIHR/IGH Senior Career Research Chair

Ian Holloway

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Dr. Vicki Esses

Community-University Research Alliance Program (SSHRC)

Ben Bowles

Brain Star Prize (CIHR)

Pralle Kriengwatana

2nd place in the SOGS Western Research Forum

Aimee Coulombe

2008 OPA Public Education Award

Vanessa Hamill

Vivien Lee

Patricia Jordan

Agnes Massak

Erin Ross

Alex McIntyre-Smith

Kathryn Turnbull

Francois Botha

Lyndsay Evraire

Naomi Gryfe

Megan Hancock

Sol Rovillard

Katie Kryski

Tara Morley

Kathleen O’Connor

Pamela Seeds

Matthew Shanahan

Juliana Tobon

Ya Xue

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

Faculty Scholar Award University of Western Ontario

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Early Career Research Contributions Award Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Elected Fellow in Recognition of Substantial Contributions to Social Psychology Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Faculty Scholar Award The University of Western Ontario

Dr. Bill Fisher

University of Western Ontario Students Council Teaching Honor Roll

Dr. Natalie Allen

Fellow, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Dr. Jody Culham

Senior Fellowship, University of Bologna

 

2008

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Daniel Ansari

USC Teaching Honor Roll

Dr. Mike Atkinson

Dr. Betty Hampson

Dr. Rod Martin

Dr. Harry Murray

Dr. Tony Vernon

Bethany Butzer

The 10th Annual Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology

Agnes Massak

London Regional Psychological Association (LRPA) Award for an "Outstanding Contribution by a Psychology Student"

Rachel Lechcier-Kimel

GSTA Award

Matthew Shanahan

GSTA Award

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

One of NSERC’s one hundred 2008 Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS)

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

Premier’s Research Excellence Award Province of Ontario

Dr. William Fisher

Distinguished University Professorship Award

Dr. William Fisher

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Jody Culham

Faculty Scholar Award

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Ontario Research Fund Award

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Research Award of the German Association for Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Dr. Daniel Ansari

NeuroImage: Systems Neuroscience Editors Choice Award (jointly)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Early Researcher Award (Ontatrio Ministry for Research and Innovation)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Charlotte-and-Karl-Bühler Prize Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie

Dr. Lorne Campbell

Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship Award
(http://www.utexas.edu/harrington/faculty/ )

Dr. Rod Martin

Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

 

2007

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Natalie Allen

Distinguished Contributions to I-O Psychology in Canada Award

Dr. John Meyer

Distinguished Contributions to I-O Psychology in Canada Award

Laurie Bertrand

McClelland Award (most outstanding thesis of the year)

Megan Johnston

Clark and Mary Wright Scholorship

Talia Troister

Psych 385 f/g

Stephanie Reid

Linda Smith-Holbert Award

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Award

Dr. Mel Goodale

Distinguished University Professor

Dr. Bill Roberts

NSERC's inaugural list of of the Top 50 Discoveries for 2006 (publication)

Krista Macpherson

NSERC's inaugural list of of the Top 50 Discoveries for 2006 (publication)

Dr. Derrick MacFabe and the Autism Research Group

NSERC's inaugural list of of the Top 50 Discoveries for 2006 (publication)

Dr. William Fisher

Hellmuth Prize for Scientific Achievement

Dr. William Fisher

Aesculapius Award for Excellence in Health Communication, Health Institute

Dr. Mel Goodale

Distinguished University Professor Award

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

Faculty Scholar Award

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Canada Research Chair (Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience), Tier II Award

Sheri Madigan

CIHR Brain Star Award

Dr. Susan Pepper

Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Susan Pepper

Western Psychology Association Professor of the Year Award

Dr. Susan Pepper

Teaching Honour Roll Award of excellence from the University Students Council

Dr. Mary J. Wright

YMCA London Women of Excellence Award

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Early Career Award International Social Cognition Network (ISCON)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Early Researcher Award Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Dr. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton

CFI grant

Dr. David Sherry

CFI grant

Western's Department of Psychology

Third place ranking among medical/doctoral Canadian Universities according to a recently released report issued by Research Infosource

Dr. Lorne Campbell

Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Relationship Researchers Interest Group Close Relationships Early Career Award

Dr. Rod Martin

Annual Book Award, Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

Dr. Jody Culham

UWO Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in the Team category, CIHR Group on Action and Perception

 

2006

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

The 2006 Theoretical Innovation Prize awarded by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

International grant from the TransCoop Program of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

Dr. Lorne Campbell

The 2007 Early Career Award by the Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG)

Dr. Lorne Campbell

Nominated and received membership in the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Dr. Bertram Gawronski

Grant from the Academic Development Fund (ADF) at the University of Western Ontario

Dr. Stefan Köhler

Dr. Bruce Morton

Dr. Elizabeth Hayden

Young Investigator Award from National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

Dr. Lorne Campbell

SSHRC Grant

Dr. Mel Goodale

The British Psychological Society Book Award

Mel Goodale

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Award

Brian Corneil

Jody Culham

Stefan Everling

Paul Gribble

Stefan Köhler

Tutis Vilis

Dr. David Dozois

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award

Dr. Mike Atkinson

Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Stefan Köhler

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant

 

2005

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Lorne Campbell

University Student Centre's (USC) Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Junior Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Schloessmann Award, Max-Planck Society, Germany

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Rockefeller Centre Scholar, Rockefeller Centre, Dartmouth College

Dr. William Fisher

United Nations World Summit Award, for the best e-health website e-health websites in the world for sexualityandu.ca/masexualite.ca (core founder group and core contributor)

Dr. Natalie Allen

Teaching Honour Role Award of Excellence University Students’ Council

Dr. David Dozois

Faculty Scholar Award

 

2004

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. David Dozois

Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Greg Moran

Bowlby-Ainsworth Award: Centre for Mental Health Promotion and the New York Attachment Symposium for singular contributions to attachment theory and research

Dr. David Pederson

Bowlby-Ainsworth Award: Centre for Mental Health Promotion and the New York Attachment Symposium for singular contributions to attachment theory and research

Dr. Bertram Gawrsonski

Early Career Award for Best Article European Journal of Social Psychology

 

2003

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. David Dozois

University Students Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, University of Western Ontario

Dr. David Dozois

Western Psychology Association, Professor of the Year

Dr. David Dozois

Canadian Psychological Association, Presidents New Researcher Award

Dr. William Fisher

University of Western Ontario First Year Medical Student Class "Best Curriculum on Earth" Award

Dr. Jody Culham

Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award

Dr. Jody Culham

Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award

 

2002

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Daniel Ansari

Bogue Research Fellowship, University College London

Dr. Natalie Allen

Visiting Research Fellowship, The British Academy

 

2001

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. David Dozois

Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) Brain Star Award

Dr. Natalie Allen

Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association

Dr. Natalie Allen

Best Paper Award (co-winner) Australian Industrial /Organizational Psychology Conference

 

2000

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Lorne Campbell

American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award

 

1999

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. William Fisher

University of Western Ontario Students Council Teaching Honor Roll

Dr. Rick Goffin

Best Paper Award, Human Resources Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Co-winner)

 

1997

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Natalie Allen

Academic Book of Year Award: Choice Magazine

 

1994

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jim Neufeld

Charter Member: American Board of Assessment Psychology, Fellow: American Academy of Assessment Psychology

 

1993

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jim Neufeld

Mentor: Best Dissertation in Clinical Psychology published in 1993  (APA, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology)

Dr. William Fisher

Winner, International Film and Video Festival "Just Like Us" A 39 min. documentary interviews with 5 young heterosexual men and women and 1 young homosexual man who contracted HIV/AIDS at a young age via sexual contact. (Co-Director and Co-Producer)

Dr. William Fisher

Bronze Medal, Columbus International Film and Video Festival "Just Like Us" A 39 min. documentary interviews with 5 young heterosexual men and women and 1 young homosexual man who contracted HIV/AIDS at a young age via sexual contact. (Co-Director and Co-Producer)

Dr. William Fisher

Finalist International Health and Medical Film Festival "Just Like Us" A 39 min. documentary interviews with 5 young heterosexual men and women and 1 young homosexual man who contracted HIV/AIDS at a young age via sexual contact. (Co-Director and Co-Producer)

Dr. William Fisher

Finalist, National Council on Family Relations "Just Like Us" A 39 min. documentary interviews with 5 young heterosexual men and women and 1 young homosexual man who contracted HIV/AIDS at a young age via sexual contact. (Fisher, W.A., Co-Director and Co-Producer)

 

1992

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jim Neufeld

Joey and Toby Tannenbaum Distinguished-Scientist Award in Schizophrenia Research (1992; second recipient/first psychologist recipient)

Dr. Vicki Esses

Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree conferred by the University of London

Dr. Rick Goffin

Honorable mention in APA Division Five Dissertation Award competition

 

1989

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jim Neufeld

UWO Faculty of Social Science Research Professorship

Dr. William Fisher

Awards for Excellence in Teaching Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Dr. William Fisher

Awards for Excellence in Teaching University of Western Ontario

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow, American Psychological Society

Dr. Elizabeth Hampson

Curt P. Richter Prize, International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (one award given internationally each year to recognize outstanding research achievement in the field of neuroendocrinology)

 

1987

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

1986

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. William Fisher

Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Dr. William Fisher

Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

 

1985

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association

 

1983

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. Jim Neufeld

Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association

 

1982

Name

Award/Achievement

Dr. William Fisher

Awards for Excellence in Teaching Department of Psychology University of Western Ontario

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Dr. J.P. Rushton

Fellow, British Psychological Society

 

Award Nominations

2012 Western Award of Excellence:
Daniella Chirila

Advocacy Through Action: Students Bringing Psychology to our Community" (AtoA) one of the three finalists for the Pillar Community Innovation 2009 award

2009 Western Award of Excellence:
John Cesarini
Steve Bamford
Rick Cornwall
Jim Ladich
Davor Linkes

2008 Western Award of Excellence:
Daniella Chirila
Faith Hennessy
University Laboratory Labschool Staff

2007 Western Award of Excellence:
Lynne Mitchell