Research Participants Needed!

Two upper year students in a research course are conducting a study entitled “LGBTQ+ Students -Navigating Identity through Mobility.”

The intention of this study is to understand the ways that the identity of being an international student can potentially discourage or encourage oneself from ‘coming out’. Specifically, we are focusing on individuals who are international students and immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) from Asia, at the University of Toronto between the ages of 18-23 and identify as LGBTQ+. If you are curious about our project and would like to get involved with us, please let me know and I can send you further details.

To protect your confidentiality between us, please email us directly at joannie.fu@mail.utoronto.ca and kana.shishikura@mail.utoronto.ca instead of commenting on the thread. Thank you for your help!



What does the cosmos sound like? How can cognitive science help solve our meaning crisis? What are the pitfalls of developing AI solutions?

Join us at #TEDxUofT as the #UofT community comes together to share, deconstruct, and internalize ideas, and walk away with broader perspectives. Student tickets now available https://www.tedxuoft.com/conference#ticketing

This year, two of the speakers are from our very own psychology department – Dr. Dan Dolderman, who will be discussing society and how it needs to be re-organized to address the issue of climate change, as well as Dr. John Vervaeke, who is focusing on the mind and how it fits into topics like artificial intelligence and neuroscience.

For more information, please check the event page below:


PSA Presents: Tea with Profs

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DATE: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
TIME: 10am-12pm
LOCATION: Psychology Lounge (SS 4043)

The Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) presents our annual event, Tea with Professors!

Have you ever found it difficult to go up to your professor after class or attend their office hours? Have you ever wished you could discuss your interests in psychology with our faculty, but found it too intimidating to do so? If your answer is yes to either, here’s the opportunity for you!

At this event, you’ll be given the chance to interact with a number of professors and their graduate students in our psychology department. Whether it’s learning more about your professors’ work, getting some advice on choosing the right path, or even asking about potential research opportunities, this is the perfect event for you! While chatting away, you’ll also be able to enjoy a cup of tea (or coffee), along with a selection of sophisticated snacks. Don’t miss out on this incredible way to close out the semester before finals season approaches!

Our guest list will be announced gradually as the event nears, so make sure to keep yourselves posted by following this page! 😉


Interested in Joining the PSA Team?

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Hey you! You want to join the team? The Psychology Student’s Association will be having elections for the 2018-2019 academic school year for executive positions. There are 13 available executive positions:

President (1)
Vice President (1)
Treasurer (1)
Secretaries (2)
Academic Coordinator (2)
Seminar Coordinator (2)
Volunteer Coordinator (2)
Social Coordinator (2)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 @ 6pm in the SS 509 office (please hand in forms to the office hour host OR slide your form under the door)
Nomination form (available online or in the office):

Monday, March 4th – Friday, March 9th, 2018
All campaign material must be taken down by Friday, March 9th, 2018 @ 9pm (including all forms of campaign material i.e., web, posters)

Monday, March 12th – Friday, March 16th, 2018
Voting hours TBA

For all rules and regulations on how to run, please refer to these slides:


Questions? Comments? Please send any concerns to the CRO team at psa.copres@gmail.com


Emotion Detection Volunteer Research Assistant!

Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for motivated individuals to join our team!

You will be involved in a series of studies examining emotion detection. We will be examining the ways in which changes in facial blood flow contributes to the detection of emotions. You will be involved in recruiting participants, running the experiments, coding data, preparing stimuli, and recording the results. You will also participate in training sessions to acquire the necessary skills for the current project.


  • Be punctual
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills is an asset.
  • Some evenings and weekends are required.

Study work and scheduling will be communicated via the lead researcher on this project. All lab communication (i.e. lab meetings) will be done through the lead researcher and lab manager. Our lab provides a very friendly atmosphere where teamwork is a priority. As such, we all work together to help our students excel both within the lab and in their personal career/education goals

Hours Per Week: 1-10
Schedule: Mainly Evening and Weekends
Number of Positions: 2

Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and weekly availability (including weekends) to detectionstudies@gmail.com

This posting will close as soon as all suitable candidates are hired.



Masters Program at Knox College

MPS degree with focus in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy is a Master’s program that integrate spirituality and psychotherapy. This comprehensive program offers over 400 classroom hours in the theory and practice of psychotherapy along with Practicum courses with at least 240 hours of direct client contact hours. Students will take seven basic theological courses as well. Upon graduation, students will meet the entry-to-practice competencies of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

The goal of the program is to create a generation of therapists who are psychologically and spiritually literate; who support clients according to their own worldview/belief system utilizing spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.

If this sounds like the right program for you, please contact our Admissions Counsellor, Megan Shin (megan.shin@utoronto.ca), and join us for our open house on Tuesday, March 6th. Please register online at http://www.knox.utoronto.ca/openhouse

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NeuroXChange Conference

NeuroXChange is a unique neuroscience and mental health conference held at McMaster University open to undergraduate students across Ontario. This conference is designed to bring together future neuroscientists to network, learn, and present their research to fellow peers. Students
are encouraged to present their research OR to register as attendees.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in neuroscience, mental health or research in general, we highly encourage you to attend. There will be keynote addresses from Dr. Douglas Crawford and Dr. Stephanie R. Penney, as well as a panels consisting of neuroscience graduate students and mental health professionals. If you are currently doing a project in the field of neuroscience, this is a great opportunity to present your research. Students
presenting their research will have the opportunity to win
cash prizes as well as a chance to be published in the McMaster Undergraduate Health Sciences Journal, the Meducator.

To register/apply to be a presenter, please use the following links, which are also found on our website (found below). The deadline is Friday, March 30th, 11:59pm for both attendees and presenters.

Attendees and Poster Presenters: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/neuroxchange-conference-2018-ti…

Oral Presenters: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSepYoxscI6fGpwfrb…/viewform

For further details, please consult:
Our website: https://biopsych.wixsite.com/neuroxchange2018
Our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/192819868133535/
If you have any questions not addressed on our website, please send us an email at neuroxchange@gmail.com

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Working For Mental Health Forum

Are you interested in volunteering or finding a career in the mental health field?
Do you want to know how you might use your degree toward finding work in neuroscience or psych research, psychotherapy, advocacy and public awareness, and other mental health-related work?
Come to the Working for Mental Health Forum. William Doo Auditorium, March 9, 2-5 pm. Listen to keynote speakers and join breakout discussions to explore what your options might be.
Please register at: http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/w4mh2018/
Feel free to join our Facebook Event page for important updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/167156047240715/
We look forward to seeing you there! 
The W4MH Committee
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Survey Participants Needed!

Sexual violence is an epidemic on UofT campus.

Silence is Violence, a grassroots, anti-sexual violence collective at the University of Toronto, is calling for students to complete a survey on sexual violence on campus.  Students in all programs are encouraged to do the survey, whether or not they identify as survivors of sexual violence. This is the first survey of its kind to be conducted at UofT that seeks to understand students’ perspectives about sexual violence on campus.

Please complete the survey below to help us understand how UofT students navigate issues of sexual violence on campus. Share widely with your friends and peers!

Link to survey: https://sexualviolenceatuoft.questionpro.com

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