About Us

What is UPSA

The Undergraduate Psychology Students' Association (UPSA) aims to guide psychology students towards academic success through our academic, research and social support. Undergraduates can turn to the UPSA for information on various opportunities available within the field of psychology. As a member of UPSA one will gain access to exclusive volunteer opportunities from York University's Psychology labs and additional opportunities within UPSA's executive council, from which you will be granted a reference letter from our academic advisor.

Why join us

As a member you will be kept up to date with our information sessions concerning graduate studies, SPSS, GRE and events such as Meet the Grads and Meet the Profs. Not only will you receive first hand information regarding admissions into Graduate school, mock GRE testing and volunteer opportunities but we also provide an intimate space where you can build relationships with fellow students, graduate students and professors alike.

Most notable of our academic services is our free undergraduate tutoring program where students are matched with experienced tutors offering assistance in a variety of courses including Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1010) and Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 2020/2021/2022). In addition, the Undergraduate Psychology Student Association provides a social outlet to meet individuals with similar interests and academic goals.

Meet the Team


Anik Patel

Volunteer Director

I am in my third year and I wish to pursue optometry where I can consistently practice my love for meeting people, psychology, and the human eye.


Gayatri Sidhu

Marketing Director

He everyone, I am a second year psychology major. I am currently working as a Marketing Director at UPSA. I want to pursue further studies in Child Psychology. I like to listen to music, sometimes watch crime shows, movies and also like to socialize with everyone.

UPSA photo

Carla Rumeo

Newsletter Director

Hi everyone, I am a 3rd year Specialized Honours Psychology student and the Newsletter Director for UPSA. In this role, I take photographs of events and write articles summarizing their important points and thus, students who aren't able to attend these events can access this information. I aspire to be a clinical psychologist to help people whose quality of life has diminished. I am currently working as a research practicum student in Dr. Pillai Riddell's OUCH Lab specializing in pediatric pain

Haider Al-Tahan

Marketing Director

I'm a 3rd year Psychology and Computer Science Student. I'm interested in research at the intersection of computer science and neuroscience and into neurorehabilitation using technological treatments for individuals with communication disorders.

Ana Stonescu

Tutor Co-Ordinator

Hi all! I'm a 3rd year Psychology BA Honors, I joined UPSA in first year as a general member, last year I was a volunteer executive and also a tutor with UPSA for some students in first year. This year I'm super excited to be the tutor coordinator to help set up and run the tutoring program so that all the psych students can get the academic help they need. I joined UPSA to meet and get to know other people who were taking psychology at York and also to be apart of a club that actually related to my major. Since joining UPSA I've met some really amazing people, learned a lot more about psychology, about potential careers opportunities in psychology and also about how to reach these opportunities.