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


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.

Research Assistants and Affiliated Students

Haley Bernusky Haley Bernusky
Haley is a third year Honours student with the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba, currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Science. She aspires to continue into Graduates Studies. Her research interests include areas of clinical and school psychology with a special interest in addictions and forensics. She loves to spend time with her two kittens, Pepper (pictured) and Moon (too cranky to appear).
 NicBraisPhoto Nicolas Brais

Nic is currently finishing his final year of his honors degree, with the hope of getting into grad school in Clinical psychology this coming year. His primary research interests are mindfulness and self-compassion, but at this point, he is interested in pretty much anything clinical psychology based.



Aleah Fontaine

Aleah graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manitoba in Spring 2016. She is currently a graduate student in Clinical Psychology. She is interested in social psychological perspectives on social justice, intergroup relations, and Indigenous mental health.