Purpose & Mission
MABA is a non-profit organization founded in September of 2005 and officially approved for affiliate status from the larger Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in May of 2006. MABA is composed of a large body of committed members; and the organization's direction and goals are determined by an elected executive committee and a number of other internal committees. MABA membership is entirely voluntary.
Our purpose and mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behavior) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., the applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis.
President News & Updates
May 18, 2015
Important Change Regarding Membership
Please note that as of July 1, 2015, we will introduce a change to our membership term. In order to provide a more organized and seamless membership experience, we are implementing a system in which the membership term is consistent across all members. That is, memberships will begin and expire on the same dates each year for all individuals, similar to the membership term offered by ABAI.
Our new membership term will run from October 1st of the current year to September 30th of the following year for all members. Discounted early registration fees for the upcoming membership term will be offered from July 1st to September 30th each year. On October 1st, regular membership fees will take effect for that membership term.
Due to these changes, some individuals may have existing memberships that are set to expire during the new membership term. In cases where an existing membership is set to expire during the new membership term, your membership will be extended for the remaining duration of the new term (i.e. until September 30, 2016).
Please see our May newsletter for more information. Questions regarding membership can be directed to Morena at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation with this transition to our new membership term!
April 9, 2015
Student Poster Competition
MABA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Student Poster Competition on Friday, April 24 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm in the Psychology Lounge (P408 Duff Roblin) at the University of Manitoba. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about some of the recent research done by students in Applied Behaviour Analysis!
Coffee and snacks will be served.
We are also pleased to offer one Type 2 BACB CEU (for a $5.00 cost). We look forward to seeing you there!
February 10, 2015
February is Psychology Month!
MABA is celebrating Psychology Month! Come visit the MABA booth in the cafeteria at St.Amant on February 11 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm! Test your knowledge of behavior analysis with a quiz and enter one of three draws to win a prize!
MABA is also sponsoring three presentations organized by the Manitoba Psychological Society in honour of Psychology Month. All presentations are free and open to the general public! Visit our Events page or the MPS website for more information.
December 24, 2014
On behalf of MABA, I wish you and yours a festive Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! See you in 2015!
December 15, 2014
Annual General Meeting
MABA just held its Annual General Meeting! A big thank you to our exiting Executive Council for such a productive and eventful year, and a big welcome to the new Executive Council members of 2015. Stay tuned for updates related to memberships and licensure in Manitoba!
October 5, 2014
Thank you, thank you!
The MABA 9th Annual Conference was a wonderful success! The day was filled with interesting presentations and discussions, and we're already planning next year's guest speakers. Special thanks to our Keynote Speaker Dr. James Carr and our Invited Speaker Dr. Patricia Furer, and to our round table panelists Dr. Jennifer Frain, Gina Tranquada, Allyson Locke, and Ronni Harris. Many thanks to our Conference Committee for all of their hard work this year! We had a beautiful day!
If you have speakers or presentation topics you would like to see next year, feel free to let us know!
September 5, 2014
Extension for Poster Competition Submissions
The conference committee will continue to accept submissions for this years Poster Competition until September 20, 2014. Please see Registration and Forms for details or contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
August 25, 2014
Attention- Important information!
We were recently made aware that the BACB is no longer permitting administrations of their exam at Epic, the current testing site for Winnipeg. A new site is being developed with Pearson VUE, to open in Winnipeg by early 2015. In the meantime, individuals who wish to write the exam may travel to Fargo, ND. For additional information, please see the link below.
A reminder that Manitoba's alternative pathway agreement with the BACB will expire in February 2015. Please check our Licensing and Certification page for additional information, as well as the BACB website (www.bacb.com) for information on certification requirements and upcoming changes.
July 25, 2014
As we come to the middle of summer, we are excited to announce Early Bird Registration for this year's conference is beginning! Please click Registration and Forms to view printable versions of our registration forms or register online!
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce we are accepting submissions for posters and addresses! We invite all applicants to submit their papers before August 30th.
June 23, 2014
Attention Members: Action Required
As many of you are aware, the Spring edition of our 2014 newsletter has arrived! We hope you have had the opportunity to read the newsletter to see what is new in ABA in Manitoba and else where.
It has come to our attention some of our members have yet to receive a copy of this seasons edition. We are working to correct the error; however, we are asking current members who have not yet received a copy of our newsletter via email to please email Fiona Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may correct this error as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to get a copy out to you soon!
Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation.