University of Ottawa, Canada
Associate Professor Veronika Huta is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University. She conducts research on eudaimonic orientation (seeking authenticity, meaning, excellence, growth), hedonic orientation (seeking pleasure, comfort), and extrinsic orientation (seeking money, status, image, popularity, wealth), as well as the experience of elevation (awe, inspiration, moral elevation, transcendence, peak experience), and the experience of meaning (coherence, significance, purpose, resonance). She has dedicated the last several years to empirically and theoretically integrating the broad literature on eudaimonia, and has developed a classification and terminology for discussing this complex domain. She teaches courses in positive psychology and graduate statistics, and is one of the top rated instructors in her faculty. She is also a statistics consultant to her psychology department. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Happiness Studies and the Journal of Well-being Assessment. She is a co-founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, and she co-organized the first Canadian Scientific Meeting on Well-being, as well as the first international conference on eudaimonia which brought together leading scholars in both psychology and philosophy.