Dax Urbszat

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


Dr. Dax Urbszat began his post-secondary education by attaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Psychology and a Major in Crime and Deviance. This undergraduate training led to a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School followed by a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Dax’s research interests are in the areas of Personality, Social, Abnormal and Forensic Psychology.

Dr. Urbszat is currently an Associate Professor in the Teaching Stream in the Department of Psychology and can be found teaching the huge Introduction to Psychology course as well as courses in Social Psychology, Psychology and Law, and Forensic Psychology. Dax believes strongly in providing an interactive learning environment and is known to make deliberate efforts to facilitate the students’ learning experience. As evidence, Dax has been nominated numerous times to the top 20 in the TVOntario’s Best Lecturer Competition, and has received many awards and commendations for teaching including the student voted Tri-campus Teaching Award of Excellence for the University of Toronto in 2008 and the Award of Excellence for Teaching at the University of Toronto at Mississauga in 2010.

Away from campus Dax has been a longtime practitioner of martial arts including Judo, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, as well as Qigong and other forms of meditation. Also, an accomplished musician, singer, and songwriter, Dax lends his musical talents each year to help support local charities and the University’s undergraduate Psychology club and Music club. Dax’s other interests include lucid dreaming and scuba diving with his wife.

B.Sc. (Psychology, Crime and Deviance, & Philosophy, University of Toronto)
LL.B. (Osgoode Hall Law School)
M.A. (Social/Abnormal/Personality Psychology, University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (Social/Abnormal/Personality Psychology, University of Toronto)