Natalie Allen, Ph.D., Chair
The membership of CSIOP includes approximately 300 full,
student, and associate members.
Throughout the year, CSIOP continued its efforts to
communicate widely with its membership as well as with the
general public and organizations in the public and private
CSIOP activities, relevant news, events and job postings were
communicated through our four quarterly electronic newsletters,
edited by Sunjeev Prakash, through a list serve also managed by
Sunjeev, and through our website (http://psychology.uwo.ca/csiop/)
maintained by Joan Finegan.
In accordance with our goal to communicate widely the
contributions that I/O psychology makes, several CSIOP members
contributed to national, regional, and local media reports
dealing with various psychological issues in the workplace.
Overall, the 2004 Convention in St. Johnís was considered a
very successful event and sessions were well attended by CSIOP
members. CSIOP highlights included the invited presentations
given by Tim Judge and David Campbell and a symposium on Ethics.
Many thanks are due to outgoing Program Coordinator, Derek
Chapman, for all his efforts in making the 2004 Convention such
a success. At the CSIOP annual business meeting, the 2004-2005
CSIOP executive was confirmed.
Consisting of both newly elected and ongoing members, this
yearís executive included:
- Tracy Hecht (Membership Coordinator),
- Lisa Keeping (Pre-Convention Workshop),
- Steve Harvey (Program Coordinator),
- Lance Ferris (Student Representative),
- John Tivendell (Secretary-Treasurer),
- Liane Davey (Communications Coordinator),
- Sunjeev Prakash (Newsletter Editor),
- Pat Rowe (Past Chair)
- Marjory Kerr (Chair-Elect)
- and Natalie Allen (Chair).
Many thanks are owed to all executive members for their hard
work this year as well as to CSIOP member Sebastien Blanc for
the invaluable translation service he provides for the
Newsletter and to Joan Finegan for coordinating the CSIOP
In March, 2005, the CSIOP executive held its Long Range
Planning meeting at The University of Western Ontario. All
executive members were in attendance and several strategic and
administrative issues were discussed. It was decided, after much
deliberation, that CSIOPís pre-convention workshops were no
longing adding sufficient value to our membership, or, arguably
others in the community, and that they would be discontinued.
The 2005 Convention included an extensive CSIOP program with
invited speakers, symposia, and several presentations and
posters. In addition, we continued our annual tradition of
co-hosting a social/ networking event with the Section on
Psychology in the Military and sponsored a mentoring opportunity
for students that involved both practitioners and academia-based
mentors. The RHR Kendall Award was awarded to Lance Ferris, a
student from the University of Waterloo, in recognition of his
excellent research presented at the Convention. CSIOP is
extremely grateful for the continued support of this award by
RHR Canada. The Section is also very pleased to have the
generous support of SHL North America for our keynote speaker at
this yearís Convention, Dr. Frank Landy. Finally,
congratulations are due to Joan Finegan who became a Fellow of
CPA at the 2005 Convention.