Study Participants Needed at Language and Learning Lab!

How do people make sense of stories?

We have a fun eye-tracking study for you! The study takes about 40 minutes, and you will receive a $5 Starbucks voucher to thank you for your time.

In this study, we are interested in how people make sense of stories. We will show you some stories on a screen, and track your eye movements as you watch and listen. We will also complete two brief tasks on an iPad.

If you are:

  • aged between 18 and 35
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • grew up hearing English more than 50% of the time, on a continuous basis from birth and throughout childhood

… then we would love to invite you to participate. We are flexible about appointments for this study, which can be during the daytime, evenings or weekends.

If you would like to participate in this study, please email Ruth at languageandlearninglab@gmail.com, or call us on 416-934-4559. And please feel free to share this information with friends or family who might be interested in participating. Thank you!Stories Study

Part-time Administrative Assistant Opportunity

Company name: The Centre for MindBody Health

Description: The Centre for MindBody Health is a clinic in midtown Toronto that provides a safe, supportive and peaceful environment to optimize our clients’ health and wellness, and promote lasting change through a variety of evidence-based, compassion-inspired services. At CMBH, we enjoy working collaboratively within a friendly and supportive team environment.

Position title: Administrative Assistant

Description: CMBH is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate would have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable working both independently, and within an
administrative and therapeutic team. They would be self-motivated, organized, and comfortable taking responsibility for various tasks. The ideal candidate may also have experience in the following:

  • Performing administrative duties: composing letters/e-mails, preparing
    receipts and invoices;
  • Assisting with accounts payable/receivable, including processing day-to-day cheques and banking;
  • Assisting with data entry, and responsibility for managing databases, activating voicemails, emails, overseeing the assignment of keys, and divisional mail distribution;
  • Contributing to effective operations: preparing associate agreements, participating in the orientation of new associates, overseeing room scheduling, etc.;
  • Resolving issues/problems related to office maintenance and operations on site and with external vendors;
  • Providing support to clinic associates by preparing procedural manuals, developing office protocols, and ordering supplies;
  • Maintaining electronic and physical filing systems
  • Addressing inquiries and referrals such as walk in, voice mails, and/or e-mail referrals

To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV/resume and cover letter to centreformindbodyhealth@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The CMBH Team

Volunteers for Neuroimaging Research at SickKids

Student volunteers wanted for developmental neuroimaging research at SickKids

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 / behavioural assessments,
various approaches to  studying brain structure and function, as well as
being part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Interested students should contact Julie Lu (julie.lu@sickkids.ca) and
include a short resume and unofficial transcripts.

Short-Term Job Shadowing Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for current U of T students (as well as recent grads of up to two years) to learn more about the various occupations in the Health Services/Psychology industry through our Extern Job Shadowing Program. Note: This is a career exploration program and is not intended for job searching purposes.

These placements will take place for half a day to five days between June 5th to the 18th. Please see the list of available vacancies below:

3 vacancies with a Clinical & Counselling Psychologist @ Dr. Robert Rodensky, Private Practice(date and time TBD with student)

11 vacancies with a Psychologist @ Psychology Works (0.5 day; June 7th)

 Should you be interested in participating, you will need to come in for a quick orientation briefing prior to the Extern dates, and will be required to submit your interest by Wednesday, May 17th at 9:00am. In order to apply, please answer the following qualifying questions in an email to the Coordinator, Carol Lam, at carolh.lam@utoronto.ca. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the placement.

1)  How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (200-250 words)

2) Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. For more details on the Extern Program, please visitcln.utoronto.ca.

ROP Opportunity!

Interested in gaining research experience AND course credit at the same time?

Apply to work in the Geva Lab through the Research Opportunity Program!

New postings have been added to the Research Opportunity Program listings, including positions in the Geva Lab. You could be a part of a research study examining the effectiveness of a reading intervention program with children (project code LTE 18), or a study helping to identify English Language Learners who are at risk for learning disabilities (project code LTE 18). These listings are offered under the Applied Psychology & Human Development section.

More information and application instructions can be found at the following website: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop/courses

Bloggers Needed

KMA Therapy, a psychology clinic in the Yonge and Eglinton area, is looking for people who are interested in writing blog posts related to mental health for their blog (http://www.kmatherapy.com/blog/). Each blog you write will be featured on their website, Twitter page, and Facebook page. They usually ask bloggers to write about a topic that they’re interested in so that they feel comfortable writing about it, but they are more than happy to provide ideas as well! A blog post is usually 300 words or so, but you are welcome to write more than that. They would also like to include a picture of each blogger, as well as a little bio, to the end of each post in order for them to gain some exposure! If you are interested please send your resume to jessica@kmatherapy.com.

Research Assistant/Volunteer Needed!

IF YOU ARE INTERSTED IN GAINING SOME RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND CAN SPEAK ANY
OF THE FOLLOWING LANGAUGES, THIS POSITION IS FOR YOU!

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Pashto and/or Dari
  • Farsi
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi and/or Kashmir
  • Urdu
  • Tagalog
  • Portuguese

COME JOIN DR. GEVA’S SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB AT OISE!

INTERESTED APPLICANTS PLEASE EMAIL: EMILY AT ESAFRONS@GMAIL.COM
(This will be a short-term commitment; reference letters will be provided!)