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U of R professor elected President of the Canadian Psychological Association
University of Regina Psychology professor Dr. Thomas
Hadjistavropoulos is the newly elected 2007-08 President of the Canadian, Psychological Association (CPA).

Hadjistavropoulos, a clinical psychologist who studies pain among older persons, assumed his position on June 8 after serving on the CPA board for a year as President-Elect.

The Canadian Psychological Association is a professional association that aims to improve the health and welfare of all Canadians by promoting excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice.

“The CPA has demonstrated a long-standing commitment not only to the advancement of our discipline, but also to diversity and social justice. It is a great honour to serve as the association’s President and to follow the many distinguished colleagues who have served us so well in this capacity in the past,” says Hadjistavropoulos.

“During the course of his career, Dr. Hadjistavropoulos has earned great respect among his colleagues across the country. By assuming this position he brings great credit and honour to the University of Regina and its Faculty of Arts,” says Dr. Thomas Chase, Dean of Arts.

An accomplished scholar and researcher, Hadjistavropoulis was awarded the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award in 2006. He was also named the University of Regina’s first RBC senior fellow in 2006, has received a Group Medical Services Saskatchewan Healthcare Excellence Award, and for his distinguished contributions to clinical psychology in Canada, was elected in 2004 to the status of Fellow of the CPA’s Section on Clinical Psychology.