RA Position at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Volunteer Research Assistant Position

Study Title: Program development in code orange preparedness and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada’s largest trauma centre

Supervisor: Dr. Janet Ellis, MB BChir, MD, FRCPC


  • Participating in training/orientation sessions
  • Screening and recruitment of Sunnybrook trauma patients (i.e. screen patients for eligibility, approach patients about participating, obtain informed consent and administer a questionnaire package)
  • Communicate and work effectively with collaborating researcher/supervisor and other trauma staff members
  • Enter data
  • Perform other research and administrative tasks as requested


  • Students who are looking to gain research experience in a clinical setting
  • Must be able to begin mid-May
  • Someone who is highly flexible, who can be available a minimum of 3 days a week and can come in on short notice (e.g., same-morning notice)
  • Must be highly mature, responsible and reliable individual with excellent social skills and organizational skills
  • Must take direction well and be able to work reliably and independently once trained

Please email a cover letter and a copy of your current CV (include address, email and phone number) to sana.haddad@sunnybrook.ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Exciting volunteer opportunity!

Sasha Reid
email: sasha.reid@mail.utoronto.ca
Date to apply will extend to: May 20th

I am looking for five to ten student volunteers within the University of Toronto’s psychology, forensic science, or criminology programs. Candidates would ideally be students who are interested in gaining experience in academic research (in terms of how a study begins, how data is collected, and the process involved in publication), as well as widening their understanding of the criminal mind.

The role of the student researcher would be to examine the life histories of assigned
serial killers, fill out case reports, and provide the principle investigator with any additional information they find (i.e. court proceedings, psychological assessments, etc.). Students should be able to meet on a bi-weekly basis (this is subject to amendment) and should be prepared to discuss their findings.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to work collaboratively within a research capacity.

This study will commence April 30th2014 and will continue until mid-August. At the end of the research period all volunteers will be given a booklet with a collection of completed case files. The data gathered itself will be used to develop a comprehensive infographic profile of serial killers throughout history and around the globe. Mentorship, experiential lessons, as well as valuable work experience will be provided. If interested please contact Sasha Reid (M.A.) at sasha.reid@mail.utoronto.ca

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Looking for Part-Time RA

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Looking for Volunteer Research Asssitant


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RA position available.

Dear students: The Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory at the University of Toronto Scarborough is seeking applications from undergraduate students for volunteer research assistant positions on studies examining patients with mental disorders using neuropsychological tests and brain imaging procedures. To learn more about these opportunities and to submit an application online, please visit http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~aruocco/ and click on the link to the volunteer application. Deadline to submit applications is April 21, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST.

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Looking for Participants!

Are you 18 to 24 years old? Here at the University of Toronto; we are interested in knowing what it’s like being a young adult in today’s technology-driven world. We are conducting multiple focus group sessions and are giving participants $10 and lunch/dinner for your time.

There are multiple sessions available. Contact Vivian at vivianfan.zhang@utoronto.ca to find out more about the study and how you can sign-up to provide your opinions!

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Volunteer Research Assistant Positions – Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology

Shira Agasi, a PhD student at the Rotman School of Management in the department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto, is looking for experienced and motivated undergraduate students volunteers interested in research assistant positions.

Shira Agasi is working with Dr. Stéphane Côté, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Psychology (http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/Cote.aspx) on a research that examines how the way people feel and talk about their ideas relate to other people’s behaviours. This research consists of both laboratory and field studies.

This position is for students who plan on applying for academic research graduate programs in psychology or organizational behavior. The position will familiarize students with the process of conducting research at the intersection of social psychology and organizational behavior. Members of the research team will be trained in every aspect of the research process in preparation for graduate school. Research assistants will work closely with Shira Agasi and Dr. Côté on designing, executing, and analyzing the results of studies. For students who demonstrate excellence in their work, Dr. Côté will provide recommendation letters for graduate school.

The duties include coding of video clips as part of data collection, developing and administering experiments in a laboratory, recruiting participants, running participants in the lab, managing data collected from participants and video coding, and communicating issues to the principal investigator.

The start date is April 2014. It is expected that research assistants will work until at least the end of November 2014. The weekly time commitment will vary but the time commitment will be 6-10 hours per week. Previous research experience is strongly preferred.

To apply for this position, please email the following documents to Shira Agasi at Shira.Agasi10@rotman.utoronto.ca by Monday March 24, 2014 at noon EST:

1. Cover letter: Please state why you want to be a research assistant. Also, be sure to indicate your year in the psychology program and whether you are in the psychology research specialist program.

2. CV or resume: Please highlight any relevant research lab experience.

3. Copy of transcript: Please attach an electronic copy of your transcript.

4. At least one reference: Please provide the name and contact information of at least one reference, preferably a researcher, graduate student, or professor.

Thank you for your interest.

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CBC Doc on Desire – looking for university-aged women to film

Hello! I work with a group of award-winning film makers. We are producing a documentary for CBC’s Doc Zone. It’s all about female desire. It explores emerging science and the psychological and social aspects of female desire. In this modern world of unprecedented sexual freedoms (birth control, instant STD tests… Tinder) – are women really free to “own” their desires? What is it like for 20 somethings in the modern sexual landscape? How about 70 somethings? In one segment of this film we explore online dating. We would like to sit down with a group of university aged women and interview them about their adventures – the joys and challenges. Do you use Tinder? Ok Cupid? Lulu? What do you think of dating apps? Can technology help empower single women? Or is it the opposite? What’s your experience? On the weekend of April 5th and 6th we would love to meet with a group of young women to ask questions like this on camera. Know anybody who may be interested? Feel free to call me for more information about our project. Thanks for your attention!

Yvette Brend Bountiful films (604) 931-5225 yvette@bountiful.ca www.bountiful.ca

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Join a Research Study!

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Happiness is closer than you think with Dr. Dan Dolderdman

We are a student club at U of T called, Engineering Happiness. We are hosting an interactive talk on happiness. Dr. Dan Dolderman from Department of Psychology will be our speaker for this event.
Talk Title: Happiness is closer than you think
This is an event open for all U of T students/alumni/staff and faculty.
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