01/17/18

Mentorship Program!

Calling all upper year psychology students! Interested in developing your leadership skills or getting involved with the psychology community? Then consider becoming a mentor for the Psychology Students’ Association mentorship program!

 

The aim of the program is to connect upper year psychology students with first year students interested in psychology to facilitate their transition into university life. As a mentor, your duties will enlist your expertise as a psychology student by helping your mentees navigate through their psychology program and general university concerns. Due to the fact that this is a mentorship program, you will not be expected to tutor your mentees in course-related affairs.

 

Important: You will have the option to receive a CCR credit (winter term). If you are thinking to receive a CCR credit, please register for all three sessions of the Mentorship Foundational Trainings on this website: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mpp/mentor-development. If you have attended any of these training sessions before, you DO NOT need to attend the same training session(s). More details will be sent out shortly regarding other requirements to receive a CCR credit.

 

To apply, please fill out the form provided below. The deadline to apply is Jan 31 at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com We look forward to your application!

 

MENTOR APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/Ar5OxqlxNJbBP9Ej1

 

PSA Academic Committee

01/16/18

Training Mental Habits Study

ARE YOU A WORRIER?

We are currently recruiting participants who describe themselves as
worriers for the TRAINING MENTAL HABITS Study at Ryerson University.

*   DO YOU HAVE A HABIT OF WORRYING ABOUT MANY DIFFERENT THINGS – FOR
EXAMPLE, WORK/SCHOOL, HEALTH, FINANCES, DAY-TO-DAY TASKS?
*   DOES WORRYING INTERFERE WITH YOUR LIFE – MAKING IT HARD TO ENJOY
THINGS AND CAUSING TENSION OR DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING?
*   DO OTHER PEOPLE SAY YOU WORRY TOO MUCH?
*   DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR WORRYING?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the following study:

TRAINING MENTAL HABITS STUDY: Research has shown that unhelpful “mental
habits” can lead to chronic worry and anxiety. This study will examine the
immediate and short-term effects of training “mental habits” on worry and
anxiety. . Participation involves four visits to Ryerson University, and
an “at-home” component lasting 7 days.

STUDY CONTACT: SHREYA, caplab@psych.ryerson.ca

All study appointments will take place at 105 Bond Street at Ryerson
University. If you would like more information about this study, please
email CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA<mailto:CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA> with the
name of the study in the subject line. YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR
PARTICIPATION IF ELIGIBLE.

All queries are confidential. A phone screen (which participants will not
be compensated for) is required for all studies to determine eligibility.

All studies have been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics
Board.

01/16/18

Neurosciences & Mental Health: New Perspectives in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurosciences & Mental Health Mini-Symposia Series:

New Perspectives in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday February 9th 2018, 8:45am – 12:45 pm (followed by lunch)

Robert Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, 686
Bay Street, Toronto

Featuring:

Miriam Beauchamp, PhD- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
University of Montreal; and Researcher, Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center
ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory

Roger Zemek, MD – Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics and Emergency
Medicine, Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, University of
Ottawa; and Director, Clinical Research Unit, Children’s Hospital of Eastern
Ontario

Douglas D. Fraser, MD, PhD – Professor/Clinician Scientist, Western
University, London, Ontario, Canada

Nick Reed, PhD, Clinician Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland
Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto

Ben Dunkley, PhD – MEG Clinical Associate, Diagnostic Imaging; Associate
Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children ;
Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging, The University of Toronto

Anne Wheeler, PhD- Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital
for Sick Children; and Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology,
University of Toronto

Full agenda and free registration available here

http://www.cvent.com/d/ttqd8c

01/16/18

UofT Leadership Opportunity

The Student Life Programs & Services at the University of Toronto is
hosting a series of free workshops titled “Learning to Lead†. This
opportunity is for returning and new undergraduate students. These
workshops will provide interactive lessons on effective leadership
practices. We welcome anyone wanting to learn what it means to be a leader
or looking to sharpen their skills.

The highly immersive workshops will touch upon critical issues highlighted
by student experience. From looking at ways to motivate your team to
advance conflict resolution, attendees will have the chance to bring their
own expertise and learn from our staff members.

Along with a meaningful networking opportunity, you will receive a
designation on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) capturing your skills and
experience signed by the Vice-Provost if you attend a minimum of five
workshops.

All workshops will be held on the St. George campus and be facilitated by
staff members who are well versed in addressing everyday challenges leaders
face.

The link to register is:
https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/cld/learning-lead-registration

01/16/18

Participants Needed for Experiment!

KLDL

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for research participants!
Study 1: Ability to detect email scams ($10 + TTC fare, 1 hour)
Eligible participants must:
• be 18-30 years old
• make their own financial decisions
• have no history of cognitive impairment
• have at least some email experience

Study 2: Social attitudes ($20 + TTC fare, 1.5 hours)
Participants must:
• be 18-25 years old
• be Caucasian or East Asian
• have lived in Canada for at least 4 years prior to beginning university
Please include your name, contact information, and availability. Studies take place at OISE – 252 Bloor St W.
01/16/18

Research Assistants Needed!

A PhD student in Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) at the Rotman School of Management is currently looking for volunteer research assistants for this year (starting immediately) to help design and run studies on consumer relationships and social behavior. They are looking for
students with strong academic records, and who are reliable,
conscientious, and capable of independent work. Relevant lab experience (e.g. running participants, knowledge of Qualtrics and data analysis) is an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to commit at least four hours to lab work each
week, and will have the opportunity to engage with multiple stages of the experimental process (e.g., study design, programming and running studies, data structuring and analysis).

If interested, please send your CV, unofficial transcript, and any other questions to kailuo.liu@rotman.utoronto.ca.

01/5/18

Research Assistant Needed!

The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders is currently looking for volunteers who 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 in their final year of an undergraduate degree in psychology or related field

– 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 for a period of 3 months or longer.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resume, cover letter and availability to Alexa Fine at: afine@startclinic.ca.

01/4/18

Research Assistant Needed!

Energetic and enthusiastic volunteer research assistants are in need to help with data entry, filing, and administrative tasks in the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. The Bariatric Surgery Program is a dynamic department consisting of a team of health professionals from a variety of disciplines including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, surgeons and dietitians. The team conducts pre-surgical assessments of patients considering bariatric surgery and post-surgical follow-up for five years after surgery. The eligible candidate will be a responsible, conscientious and quick-learning individual who ideally is familiar with SPSS (individuals who are not familiar with SPSS but have knowledge of Microsoft Excel are also invited to apply) with excellent communication skills.
 
They require some who is available one to two day per week (Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays), and is able to begin immediately. The volunteer should have completed at least their first year of undergraduate studies in psychology. This position may also involve patient contact, and there are opportunities to observe patient groups, and to attend clinic research meetings. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in health psychology, eating behaviours and obesity, and clinical psychology.
 
If you’re interested, please send your résumé to: thiyake.rajaratnam@uhn.ca
12/16/17

Mentorship Training

This is an early notification about Foundational Trainings as part of our Mentorship Program for the second semester! Space runs out quickly so we want to pass this information to you as early as possible!

Register here

IMPORTANT: If you have attended the foundational training session(s), you DO NOT need to attend the same training session(s) again (but you will need to attend the ones that you have not attended before).

We will be recruiting Psychology mentors for the second semester, and if you wish to obtain CCR validation, attending all three foundational training sessions is required.

We hope to see you in the Mentorship Program next semester!

 

PSA Academic Committee