Undergraduate Research Position – Sick Kids Hospital

Dear Psychology Students,

We are seeking a senior undergraduate psychology student to volunteer as a psychology assistant in the Eating Disorder Program at the Hospital for Sick Children.  We are an interdisciplinary service providing psychosocial, medical and nutritional care to children and adolescents suffering with anorexic and bulimic forms of eating disorders across inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs.

You will be providing research and administrative support to our ongoing program evaluation initiatives.   You will be trained in test scoring and data entry of psychometric measures and other psychosocial assessments.

We require a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week (flexible hours) during the months of September through December 2014 (negotiable, and with the possibility of extension).

Interested candidates are asked to please email your curriculum vitae and a brief letter of introduction to our program’s psychometrist, as below:

Dr. Margus Heinmaa, Ph.D., CPsych

Dr. Melissa Lieberman, Ph.D., CPsych

Clinical Psychologists

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Lola Olorunfemi-Edwards


Eating Disorders Program

Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Avenue, 6252 Black Wing

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8

Tel: 416-813-5397

Email: lola.olorunfemi-edwards@sickkids.ca

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Hatchery ArtSci Meet and Greet







This year, The Hatchery is kicking off the 2014 Idea Markets with an ArtSci Meet and Greet on Wednesday, September 17th from 4-6PM at BA5281.

This session is to encourage our fellow ArtScis to join the Hatchery community and explore UofT’s budding entrepreneur space. Our goal is to foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and bring together different perspectives to foster productive connections.

The weekly Hatchery Idea Market is a casual ideation platform for students who are looking to meet like-minded peers and potentially spark the birth of their own start-up.  The Hatchery seeks to connect individuals with similar passions from across disciplines so that they can generate and share their ideas to apply for the upcoming cohort in the Summer of 2015.

Our Executive Director, Joseph Orozco and staff (who are also students!) will be present to provide an overview on the goals and events at the Hatchery during the year.  The objective of the meet and greet is to mingle and get a sense of what The Hatchery is all about.  It is also a chance for us to answer any queries about its programs and entr
epreneurship in general.

We hope to see students from different academic and technical backgrounds there!  It is a space to come together, network, build versatile teams and learn more about how you can get involved and realize your entrepreneurial aspirations.

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Undergraduate Research Position – Domestic Violence Lab (OISE)

My name is Brent Mulrooney, and I am a 3rd year PhD student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at OISE, University of Toronto.
We are looking for three volunteers: one to do transcription and data entry work for an intervention program for domestically-violent men, and two for data management (data entry and data analysis) for a study examining the role of domestically-violent fathers’ contact with their children.

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Undergraduate Research Position – Lee Lab

Dirty Socks, Dirty Talk, Dirty Thoughts:

Psychological Cleanliness and Other

Weird Metaphors

Lab director: Professor Spike Lee Research area: Social & Cognitive Psychology, Consumer Behavior

Lab manager: Ping Dong (ping.dong12@rotman.utoronto.ca)

What is it about?

Lady MacBeth was obsessed with washing her hands—perhaps for good reasons. Recent psychological research shows that hand-washing effectively reduces guilt (Zhong & Liljenquist, 2006).

Apparently, physical cleansing makes people feel morally cleaner. People across cultures also use words such as dirty and disgusting to stress their derogation of immoral acts and actors (e.g., “he has all these dirty thoughts,” “you’re a disgusting person”). Our research explores psychological cleanliness at physical, moral, and symbolic levels. Physical examples are dirt, mud, and vomit; moral examples are bribery, injustice, and cheating; symbolic examples are money, aesthetics, and politics. In addition, we test whether people can wash away non-moral mental residues (Lee & Schwarz, 2010, 2011) such as emotional ups and downs, good and bad luck, etc.

Beyond cleanliness, we are investigating numerous cognitive metaphors such as “something smells fishy” (social suspicion), “where do you draw the line” (mental boundary), and “she’s a warm person” (amiable personality). Popular media will be reviewed to deepen our understanding of metaphorical constructs and their psychological effects. Personal and cultural experiences would contribute to hypothesis generation and testing.

What will I do?

We offer training and research experience that pave the way for graduate school application. Voluntary time commitment ranges from 3 to 12 hours per week. Joining this lab means you will

(1) collaborate with graduate students to design experiments

(2) run experiments in lab, on campus, and at public locations

(3) review popular media

(4) review scholarly literature

(5) analyze media, literature, personal and cultural experience, and experimental data

What can I learn?

You will learn

(1) how to turn a thought (“my insight”) into an experiment (“my project”)

(2) how to deepen your understanding of a concept

(3) how to use your personal experience to inform research ideas

(4) how to apply research ideas to your daily experience

(5) practical skills necessary for research at both undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., measurement of human characteristics, statistics, conceptualization)

(6) how to apply to graduate school and thrive as a psychological scientist

Am I eligible?

We are looking for psychology majors eager to generate knowledge through research. Students should be highly motivated, organized and reliable, detail-oriented, hard-working, genuinely interested in gaining research experience, and capable of working as a part of a team of researchers. Students who want to make a two- semester commitment are especially encouraged to apply. Previous research experience is preferred though not required. Interested students should email their resume and unofficial transcript (copied from ROSI, pasted in a Word file) to our lab manager (ping.dong12@rotman.utoronto.ca).

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Undergraduate Research Position – Takehara Lab

The Takehara lab is looking for volunteer undergraduate research assistants for the upcoming year.

Undergraduate research assistants will help with existing projects under the supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students must be able to commit at least 4 hours per day and 3 days each week for two semesters. Currently, we have three open undergraduate research assistantships.  Animal handling experience is an asset.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and unofficial academic transcript to takeharalab.volunteer@gmail.com.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email.

Deadline for Applications: Sept 15 2014
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Undergraduate Research Position – SPCL Lab

“The Social Perception and Cognition Lab is seeking applications for WORK-STUDY and VOLUNTEER research assistant positions on studies examining person perception, non-verbal cues, and personality.

To learn more and to submit an application, please visithttp://psych.utoronto.ca/users/rule/join.html and click on the link to the volunteer application form.

Please e-mail the completed form, along with your CV and transcript, to socialperceptionlab@psych.utoronto.ca.”

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Undergraduate Research Position – Lockwood Lab

The Lockwood lab is looking for volunteer research assistants for the
upcoming year.  The time commitment is 8-10 hours/week. If you are
interested in applying, please fill in the online application form at:

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted via email. If you
have any questions please email lockwoodlab@gmail.com.

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Volunteer for The RCM Research Centre

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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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