On January 26 Dr. Tim Pychyl (Associate Professor, Psychology and Director, Centre for Initiatives in Education) presented key issues around productivity and how procrastination can undermine our best intentions. The focus was on identifying the problem and providing strategies for change.

For those that could not attend, Dr. Tim Pychyl’s website procrastination.ca is a great resource full of tip sheets, podcasts and documented research on the topic.

About Dr. Tim Pychyl

Dr. Pychyl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology with a cross-appointment to the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. His research in psychology is focused on the breakdown in volitional action commonly known as procrastination and its relation to personal well being (recent publications are provided below). You can learn about his research at procrastination.ca.

The winner of numerous teaching awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award and the inaugural recipient of the University Medal for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Pychyl teaches a doctoral-seminar on university teaching in the department and supervises the doctoral student mentored-teaching program.

His most recent book is The Procrastinator’s Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle.