PSY 100 Dr. Freud Competition Dec 4th, 2014


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Baycrest Conference March 9th-11th

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Sick Kids Undergraduate Research Position

Student volunteers wanted for developmental neuroimaging research at Sick

We would like to recruit 3rd or 4th year students to volunteer for our
ongoing developmental cognitive neuroscience studies in the lab of Dr.
Margot Taylor, Director of Functional Neuroimaging at the Hospital for
Sick Children.  Interested students should have an appreciation or
background in psychology, clinical psychology, development, data
organization and/or neuroimaging. Advantages of volunteering in the lab
include learning about neuropsychological assessments, behavioural
assessments and brain anatomy, as well as being part of a dynamic
multidisciplinary team. Interested students should contact Dr. Margot J.
Taylor ( and include a short resume and/or
unofficial transcripts

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Barense Lab – Experiment

The Barense Lab is seeking participants for a Semantic and Perceptual Similarities study! The study involves pressing buttons in response to stimuli presented on a computer screen and takes approximately 2 hours.

Participants will be compensated $20 for their time.


  • ​learned English before age of 5 and
  • speaks English at home
Please contact for more information!


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Final year of undergraduate studies

The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders is currently looking for volunteers in their final year of undergraduate studies that are interested in assisting with our research studies. The typical responsibilities include: data entry, literature searches, telephone screening and other office tasks. Volunteers are given training on all duties, and although experience is preferred it is not mandatory.


Research volunteer qualifications:

-mature individual comfortable handling confidential information

-able to work in a fast paced professional environment

-currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (all levels) in psychology

-interest in pursuing graduate studies in psychology/medicine

-experience or knowledge in basics of SPSS (asset but not required)


Individuals must be available to volunteer once a week for 3-4 hour shifts.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resume, cover letter and availability to

Leena Anand at:

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Job Opening: RCM Research Assistant (Part-time)

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 The Royal Conservatory of Music Research Centre is seeking to hire one or more part-time research assistants. The position is part-time paid position and requires availability during the evenings and weekends. Experience with children is strongly preferred.

Click here for more information: Research Assistant Recruitment Info

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PSA Seminar Series: Estrogens and Cognition with Dr. Einstein

The Psychology Students Association welcomes everyone to attend our
2014-2015 seminar series.

Our first seminar will be presented by *Dr. Gillian Einstein* on the
influence of hormones on cognition.

The seminar will take place on *Monday October 27th, 2014* in the
*Psychology Lounge* (4th floor Sidney Smith Building) from *4pm-6pm*.

Refreshments will be provided.

Facebook Event link:

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Ebbinghaus Empire Meeting-Wednesday, October 29th

The next Ebbinghaus Empire meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th from 12:15-1:30 pm in Sidney Smith Hall rm. 3130.
Speaker: Norman Farb (Psychology, Mississauga Campus, U. of T.)
Topic: “Being in the Body: Meditation, Interoceptive Awareness and Health” 
See the attached flyer for further details (Flyer: Oct.29-N.Farb), and feel free to contact Morgan Barense ( or Celia Fidalgo ( with any questions.
Keep track of Ebbinghaus meetings with our Public Calendar (compatible with both Outlook and Google Calendars; instructions for use at the bottom of this email):
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PSA Grad Night Event

The Seminar and Academic Committee of Psychology Students’ Association is hosting a Grad Night! We are inviting students from all years to attend this highly informative event, especially 3rd and 4th years.

Undergraduate director Penelope Lockwood will go over in-depth of what to prepare for the application process. Dr. Lockwood, along with other faculty members, will give a comprehensive look at what to take into account before applying to grad school. Specific fields like research or clinical will be discussed. Finally, graduate students from varying programs will share some insight into the life of being a graduate student.

When: Wednesday November 5th, 2014
Time: 4-7pm
Where: Psychology Lounge, 4th floor at Sidney Smith

Join PSA’s Facebook event page to get up to date information!

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3rd Annual conference on Minding Our Minds: Mental Health in University

Our third annual conference, Minding Our Minds: Mental Health in University, will be hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students at Victoria University in the University of Toronto on Thursday, October 30th from 8:30 AM – 5 PM.  The conference is slightly unconventional in that it is broad in scope and is not limited to a particular group of attendees.  Students, administrators, faculty members, health care workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, dons, student life professionals, and many more will come together to discuss and learn about some of the issues involved in tending to mental health within the university setting.


The schedule for the event can be found here:



  • Our Opening Keynote will be delivered by Dr. Cheryl Regehr, Provost and Vice-President of the University of Toronto.
  • The day will include student perspectives, stories, and ideas, and they will be part of all discussion.  There is a session geared to student discussion, and there will be student speakers talking about their journeys.  Please encourage your students to register (spaces are limited).
  • A Guided Roundtable (“University Policy and Practice around Mental Health Issues: Building and Working with Mental Health Frameworks”) will be led by Dr. Greg Eells(Director of Counselling and Psychological Services, Cornell University), Professor Jill Matus (Vice-Provost Students and First Entry Divisions, University of Toronto) andDean Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs, Queen’s University).
  • A discussion session specifically geared to faculty and staff (“Supporting Students beyond Policy and Procedures”)will be led by Dr. Andrea Levinson, Professor of Psychiatry, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, University of Toronto.
  • After lunch, we have what promises to be a provocative and broad discussion panel (“Exploring the So-Called Crisis of Mental Health in Higher Education”) featuring Professor Mark Kingwell, (Philosophy, University of Toronto),Professor Jordan Peterson(Psychology, University of Toronto), and Professor Charmaine Williams (Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto).

Registration is free for all university students, and $60 for all others. This includes lunch and refreshment breaks (and some good swag!) for all registrants.

To register, please visit:


***During lunch we will have display tables on campus and city resources, and information on innovative projects at other Canadian institutions and associations. To reserve free space for a display area for promotional materials related to university services and/or programmes (either at U of T or elsewhere), please let us know by Monday, October 27th at

We hope that you will join us for a broad discussion on the challenges, initiatives, and moral, medical, and intellectual considerations involved in this important and meaningful topic.

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