Jacquie Vorauer, Ph.D.

Jacquie Vorauer is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association, and Canadian Psychological Association. She holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Waterloo and she completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. She received her BA from the University of British Columbia. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

NOTICE: I do not plan on accepting any new graduate students this year.

Courses I regularly teach:
Social Psychology (PSYC 2540)
The Self and Social Perception (PSYC 4650)
Intergroup Relations (PSYC 4660/7660)
Research in Social Psychology (PSYC 3110)

Graduate Students


Matthew Quesnel, Ph.D. Student

Matthew’s research is in the area of intergroup relations, with a specific focus on identifying strategies for increasing individuals’ willingness to take action in support of disadvantaged outgroups (e.g., ethnic minority groups) and empowering disadvantaged group members to seek social change. His Master’s research explored the effects of multicultural and colour-blind ideologies on individuals’ openness to, and subsequent support for, First Nations’ appeals for increased government funding to solve water supply and sanitation issues.


Corey Petsnik, M.A. Student

Corey is pursuing his master’s in Social and Personality Psychology. His current research interests revolve around the psychological and behavioral consequences of social exclusion and ostracism, both for the excluded and the excluder, as well as outside observers.


Honours Students


Nicole Pitz

Nicole is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology. She is completing her Honours thesis on the topic of empathy in first meeting situations. Nicole’s research interests include social interactions, social justice, and mediation. After graduating, she plans on attending law school to pursue the areas of mediation and justice in the law.

Research Assistants and Affiliated Students


Alanna Single

Alanna is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology, and is expected to graduate in May 2017. She plans on pursuing graduate studies in counselling psychology. Alanna’s research interests include empathy, self-compassion, and gambling. She enjoys travelling, fishing, and spending time with her rabbit, Timmy.




Rosa De Stefano

Rosa is an Honours student with the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba, currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree. She aspires to continue into a Master’s program.  Her research interests include various areas of social, personality, cognitive, and clinical psychology. She also plans to study Law, focusing on areas of criminal justice and forensic psychology.



Aleah Fontaine

Aleah graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manitoba in Spring 2016. She is currently working as a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and plans to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology. She is particularly interested in social psychological perspectives on social justice, intergroup relations, and Indigenous mental health.