The APICS Psychology Committee at the 2009 APICS Psychology Conference at
Mount Saint Vincent University. Photo courtesy of RPM Productions.
Welcome to the home page of the Psychology Committee of the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences.
APICS was originally established in 1962 and through the decades has seen growth across scientific and provincial boundaries.
In the Fall of 1964, the psychology department heads at Acadia, Dalhousie, Mount Allison, Prince of Wales College,
St. Dunstanís, and UNB applied to APICS for status as a sub-committee on psychology. It became the first sub-committee of APICS
to have a defined terms of reference, and its membership has since grown
to 14 universities across the Atlantic region. By 1972, the scheduling of lectures in the region became a regular item of business.
The first student conference was held in Halifax, May 1977 and the annual conference continues to be the major
undertaking of the committee. The exchange of information between students and professors at the annual gathering has served to improve instruction methodology
in psychology and Atlantic universities and to provide faculty and students with a means of enhancing communications for over 30 years. The
numbers participating at the annual student conference and the topics discussed are proof of their value.
For 42 years the APICS Psychology committee
has helped to improve the undergraduate experience for university psychology students, and will continue to do so for many
years to come.
I welcome you to explore this website, and to check back for updates. Any comments or questions you might have would be appreciated!
Chair, Psychology Committee