Student Poster Award

Student Poster Award

The Canadian Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology is sponsoring an annual Student Poster Award. This competition recognizes outstanding posters by undergraduate and graduate CSIOP student members in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology poster session at the Canadian Psychological Association annual conference.

There are three prizes:

  • First prize = $250
  • Second prize = $150
  • Third prize = $100

To be eligible for the award:

  • The first author must be a student member of CSIOP at the time of judging (i.e., CPA convention).
  • The first author must be at the conference to present the work.
  • The work must have been carried out by a student but may be part of a larger research program directed by someone else.

Posters will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Quality of the poster (e.g., appropriate mix of graphics, colour, and text)
  • Student's presentation, interaction, and understanding of the topic [the student must be by his/her poster]
  • Rigor, novelty, and difficulty of the topic.

All student posters at the Industrial-Organizational Psychology poster session will be considered, as long as the above criteria are met.

Winning posters will be announced at a special event during the CPA conference.

Past recipients


1st place: Lauren Hotchkiss, Maria Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, and Paula Barata (University of Guelph): Can unconscious bias training be improved? Using Canadian values to reduce feelings of system threat
2nd place: Timothy Wingate, Samantha Jones, Malika Khakhar, and Joshua Bourdage (University of Calgary): Speaking of allergies: Communication challenges for restaurant staff and customers
3rd place: Claudie Coulombe, Lindie Liang, Douglas Brown, and Lexi Brummer (Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo): Introducing humility in leadership: Identifying humble passages for leadership prototypes interventions


  1. Thomas Sasso, University of Guelph (with Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph): With Us and For Us: Consensual Queer Allyship in the Workplace
  2. Roy Hui, University of Waterloo (with Lindie Liang, Wilfrid Laurier University and Douglas Brown, University of Waterloo): Coping With Abusive Supervision: Retaliation Versus Perspective Taking
  3. Anja Krstic, Wilfrid Laurier University (with Ivona Hideg, Wilfrid Laurier University): How Taking a Paternity Leave Impacts Men’s Career Outcomes: The Underlying Effect of Communality Perceptions
  4. Honourable Mention: Ryan Cook, Saint Mary’s University (with Nicolas Roulin, Saint Mary’s University): Developing a Faking Resistant Measure of Corporate Psychopathy For Use in Employment Selection: The CRT-WP



  1. Kayla Brown, Debra Gilin-Oore, & Sherry Stewart, Saint Mary’s University, The Effect of an Empowered Mindset on Social Anxiety in Negotiations
  2. K. Yourie Kim & Winny Shen, University of Waterloo, Leadership and Followership Stereotypes of Asian-Americans
  3. Alexandra Chris, University of Guelph, An Integrative Model and Meta-Analysis of Experienced Incivility and its Correlates
  4. Honourable Mention: Sara Murphy & Lisa Keeping, Wilfrid Laurier University, Understanding the Nature of Unstructured Interview Questions: An Exploratory Study


  1. Canaan Legault, University of Waterloo, Goal Frame Moderates the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Resource Allocation.
  2. Peter Fisher, Wilfrid Laurier University, Modern Classism: Economic System Justifying Beliefs and Lack of Support for Class-Based Employment Equity.
  3. Simon Trudeau, Université de Montréal, Perceived Validity of Competencies Assessment and Feedback Integration: Does Candidates’ Goal Orientation Moderate the Relationship?
  4. Honourable mention: Rachael Jones-Chick, University of Guelph, Detecting Deception in Employment Interviews Using Reality Monitoring.


  1. Marie-Claude Lallier Beaudoin, C. Marcotte-Dubuc, F. Roy, Université de Sherbrooke, Évaluer l'intervention en contexte organisationnel: Développement et validation initiale du Questionnaire d'efficacité de la consultation, versions client et consultant (QEC-CL/CO)
  2. Grace B. Ewles, M. Gloria Gonzales-Morales, University of Guelph, Reduce, reuse, recycle: A theoretical reconceptualization, of personal resource investment
  3. Ekaterina Pogrebtsova, Denisa Luta, University of Guelph, What do you do in your down time?


  1. Nicholas L. Bremner, Kabir N. Daljeet and Erica A. Giammarco, University of Western Ontario, A latent profile analysis of the HEXACO model of personality and its implications for motivation
  2. Stephanie J. Law, University of Calgary, Impression management behavior: A function of the target characteristics?
  3. Anne-Marie Paiement and Mathieu Forget, Université de Montréal, Nurses’ psychological health at work: Not as bad as it seems


  1. Isabelle Tremblay, Université de Montréal, Team identification-team performance relationship : The mediating effect of collaboration
  2. Sana Rizvi, University of Waterloo, Promoting forgiveness in the workplace via psychological distance 
  3. Matthew McLarnon, The University of Western Ontario, Team, conflict, and types: A latent profile examination of team conflict.


  1. Aleka MacLellan, Saint Mary's University, Revisiting attractiveness stereotypes in personnel selection: A test of the meditational processes in hiring decisions of middle-level managers. 
  2. Jean-Simon Leclerc, Université de Montréal, Relationships between psychological health and individual performance: A longitudinal study. 
  3. Travis J Schneider & Kabir Daljeet, The University of Western Ontario, Social Networking sites, privacy and selection. 


  1. Leann Schneider, University of Guelph, The Joint Effects of Interviewee Personality and Interview Anxiety on Employment Interview Performance. 
  2. Lindie Liang, University of Waterloo, Is conflict beneficial or detrimental for team functioning? It depends on team composition.
  3. Lauren Florko, Saint Mary’s University, Examining Retesting Effects on Achievement Tests. 


Contact your student representative for more info on when and how to submit.