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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Volunteer Opportunity: Play therapy with children with special needs

Play therapy with children with special needs.

A family is looking for volunteers to do play sessions with a child based
on Son Rise approach in our home based playroom in Thornhill, (closest
VIVA bus stop is Royal Orchard). Training is provided during the 4 months.
The sessions will run from 30 minutes and increase up to 2 hours.  If you
are interested in learning the Son rise approach and having direct one on
one experience with a child with special needs then you can join our team.
Please watch the following training videos for better understanding of this

For more details contact Anna at

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Graduate programs in OB/HRM at Wilfrid Laurier University

Are you considering graduate school in OB/HRM or I/O Psychology? The
MSc/PhD program in OB/HRM at Wilfrid Laurier University might be a great
opportunity for you! Our research intense program provides you with an
opportunity to conduct groundbreaking research on topics relevant to
today’s organizations and workplace such as fairness and justice,
leadership, diversity management, equality, emotions in the workplace,
power and status, personality factors, ethics, and many others. Our
faculty members are leading scholars who are committed to the development
and collaboration with students.

e-Programs Brochure: OBHRM Graduate Programs at Laurier

Please see also our website at
We are accepting applications now and encourage you to contact us at<> for more information.


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FAS International and Research Information Fair Oct. 30

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The Fair will be held Thursday, October 30 from 11-4 in the Sidney Smith

Lobby.  It provides Arts & Science students with the chance to learn more
about the wide variety of opportunities available to them to be part of an
international and/or research program while they are at UofT.  All are
welcome, especially first and second year students.

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Job Opportunity!

A University of Toronto alumnus, working as a Senior Behaviour Therapist, has contacted us about an available position at their own firm, Aim Autism Services, to work as Instructor therapists with children who have autism. Position available to UofT alumni and current students!
Part-time, possibly full-time as well

Paid (starts $15-18/ hour)

Job overview:

The Instructor Therapist works directly with children with autism, and
their families, in the provision of Intensive Behavioural Intervention

Key Responsibilities Include:

Program Preparation

Prepare and organize the teaching environment and materials
Review available information pertaining to children on caseload
Participate in assessment activities as appropriate

Individualized Program Implementation

Provide Intensive Behavioural Intervention
Follow prescribed programs as written and seek consultation as needed
Utilize sound clinical judgment
Assess individual children’s skills, abilities, interests, strengths and
Collect and graph data to be used to evaluate children’s progress toward
program goals
Prepare written documentation regarding children’s plans and progress as
Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication

Collaborate with other team members in the development of Intensive
Behavioural Intervention programs and procedures

Maintain regular communications with parents and family members as required
Participate in scheduled team meetings and conferences as required
Present information (both written and oral) sensitively and effectively
Collaborate with Supervising Therapists regarding programming and child’s
Work within a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with Music Therapist,
Speech and Language Pathologist, etc.

Qualifications (e.g., skills, experience, degrees, certifications, etc.)
The Instructor Therapist will Possess:

A College Diploma or University Degree related to Behavioural Science,
Psychology, or Early Childhood Development

Knowledge of early childhood development and neurodevelopment variation
Experience with ABA is an asset
Previous work experience with children is an asset
Ability to manage behaviour of children
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Organizational and time management skills
A valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for home visits
when necessary

Resumes can be sent to

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