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YUTSPA 2023 at University of Toronto

YUTSPA 2023 at University of Toronto

On May 17, University of Toronto hosted York University's Social Personality Area for the annual YUTSPA conference at Hart House! YUTSPA is an annual conference where the latest research being conducted by graduate students in the social and personality areas at York and at the University of Toronto is showcased. This year, 3 students from York University presented their talks, 11 students presented their posters, and Dr. Cindel White presented the keynote. Congratulations on great presentations from both schools!

Emily Bissada presenting on her talk titled: Distinguishing between emotions in an intergroup context: Perceiving anger, fear, and happiness on Black and White faces.
Rebecca Dunk presenting on her talk titled: Propaganda Judgements Near and Far: National Identity and Media Evaluation
Chantelle Ivanski presenting on her talk titled: "I Regret Becoming a Parent": Understanding the experiences of regretful parents
Dr. Cindel White presenting her keynote talk titled: How God and Karma Shape Personal Motives, Social Judgments, and Prosocial Behaviour
Ronda Lo receiving the 2023 Sandra Pyke Award from her supervisor Dr. Richard Lalonde.

Congratulations are also in order for Ronda Lo who was awarded the 2023 Sandra Pyke Award, which is given to students who demonstrate graduate student excellence!

Finally, 11 people represented York during the first YUTSPA poster session: Zoe Fargnoli Brown, Courtney Chan, Katarina Kovacevic, Ronda Lo, Kunalan Manokara, Stephanie Raposo, Miranda Too, Hannah Tran, Eric Tu, Kai Wen Zhou. and Erik Allen

Amazing job, everyone!