The Esses Lab for the Study of Intergroup Relations at The University of Western Ontario studies a variety of topics of immediate interest in today’s globalized society. Our primary research interests include immigration and cultural diversity; ethnic relations; national identity and belonging; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; and dehumanization. The researchers in our lab aim to understand and facilitate more productive interactions between groups through laboratory and field research. Our research is funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, including Insight Research Grants and a Partnership Grant; and contracts and contribution agreements with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, provincial and municipal government departments, and NGOs.



Congratulations to Rama Eloulabi and Bidushy Sadika on being awarded the 2022 CPA Social & Personality Best Student Poster award for their work entitled “Dehumanizing “Others” during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review”.

Mailing Address

Victoria M. Esses
Department of Psychology
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON, Canada N6A 5C2

Social Science Centre, Room 6222

(519) 661-2111 ext. 84650

(519) 661-3961