The Judy Hills Internship Award

Congratulations to Jessica our Judy Hills Internship Award Recipient for Fall 2023! Learn more about her below: 

  I’m Jessica, the Judy Hills Internship Award Recipient for Fall 2023! I am a third year
undergraduate student studying Psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. My
passions have always revolved around the goal of fostering mental health, specifically in young
individuals. I aspire to continue making a difference by furthering my journey within the field of
Psychology to help foster resilience in children and break the stigma surrounding mental health.
I am honored and excited to be working with such an amazing team and look forward to all of
the rewarding experiences I will be able to acquire.

The Judy Hills Internship Award is being designed for third-year undergraduate students, majoring in psychology. Judy Hills led The Psychology Foundation of Canada (now also known as Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada) for over 12 years and retired in 2018.  She started her career as a teacher and then moved to the charitable sector where her expertise in education met with her passion for community driven opportunities.  Throughout her leadership with The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC), Judy was instrumental in leveraging the benefits of psychology to better Canadians and in particular children and youth through the development and delivery of many evidence-based programs and resources that are still around today.  Programs such as Parenting for Life, Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons are a result of Judy’s work with PFC expert volunteers.  During her tenure, she also experienced first-hand the desire and dedication of many leading Psychologists throughout Canada to support and promote mental health.  It is with this in mind that Judy wants to support future Psychologists and ensure that this devotion and commitment to the promotion of mental well-being remains at the forefront. Read more here.