Academic journal article Canadian Psychology

The Departement De Psychologie at the University of Montreal: 50 Years of Quality and Diversity

Academic journal article Canadian Psychology

The Departement De Psychologie at the University of Montreal: 50 Years of Quality and Diversity

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In 1942, Reverend Father Nol Mailloux, o.p., founded the Institut de psychologie at the Universite de Montreal. The Institut de psychologie was the first Institution in Canada to offer a unilingual French program in psychology. The University of Ottawa had already established a program in psychology the year before; however, the program was bilingual. In addition to the Institut de psychologie being the first in Canada to offer education in French only, it was also the first to offer doctoral studies in psychology in French within the province of Quebec. The Institut de psychologie maintained this status until 1962, when the Ecole de psychologie at Universite Laval also provided doctoral studies in French. As such, the Institut de psychologie played a major role in the early development of psychology in Quebec, across Canada, and throughout the world in general. In 1967, the Institut de psychologie was renamed Departement de psychologie of the Universite de Montreal. At its beginning, in 1942, the Institut had only one full time professor (Father Nol Mailloux) and 21 lecturers. In 1992, the Departement de psychologie has close to 70 professors and researchers, 50 lecturers and more than 25 administrators, secretaries, technicians and engineers. …

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