Call for Submissions

UofT Museum Studies students are developing a year long exhibition about art, student experiences and positive mental health. The show opens in April 2018 at the Bissell Building, connected to Robarts Library. They are seeking artwork in any 2D medium (drawing, painting, photography, etc.) created by current or former students in any discipline, who use art as a form of therapy and resilience. Honorariums will be included (amount TBD).

Visit https://artandmindfulness.tumblr.com/ to find out more and submit your artwork.

Questions/Concerns? Contact artandmindfulness@gmail.com


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Looking for Research Assistants

A PhD candidate is looking for 4 student volunteers within the University of Toronto’s psychology, forensic science, sociology, and/or criminology programs. Ideally, candidates will be students who are interested in gaining academic research experience, who are passionate about their fields of study, and who enjoy collaboration.
Positions entail data-entry so a keen eye for detail is a must. Volunteers should expect to devote roughly 10 hours per week to the project. Volunteers can work from home and make their own hours.


Data Entry: Missing Persons Database (2 positions)
In this role, you would be given access to an extensive database of historical and current missing person cases throughout Canada. Your role would be to help populate this database by filling in missing data cells with information that can be found through a general Google search. This is an entry level position, but there are opportunities for growth and continued research opportunities.

Data Entry: Serial Homicide Database (2 positions)
In this role, you would be given access to an extensive database of information on serial killers. Your role would be help populate this database by filling in missing data cells with information that can be found through a general Google search. This is an entry level position, but there are opportunities for growth and continued research opportunities.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in collaborative research. This study will commence January 1st, 2018 and will continue until mid-June 2018.
If interested please send a resume and cover letter to Sasha Reid (sasha.reid@mail.utoronto.ca) before December 15th, 2017


Volunteer Research Assistant for Sick Kids CCMH

Position: Volunteer Research Assistant

Commitment: 12 – 15 hours/month (approximately 3.5 hours a week), for at
least 1 year

Qualifications: Students in their 3rd or 4th year of a BSc in Psychology
with some research experience, or individuals having completed their
undergraduate studies and wishing to gain research experience prior to
graduate studies.

Setting: Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health helps more than
8,000 children and families each year through a combination of prevention,
treatment, research, and education activities. Located in Toronto,
Ontario, we are a community affiliate of the University of Toronto’s
Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social Work. Website:

Responsibilities and Opportunities:
• Coordinate a parent-child and whole-family therapy intervention study
o Participant recruitment, consent, and follow-up
o Data Management
o Exposure to clinical assessment and treatment programs
o Opportunities for involvement in research ethics applications,
manuscript preparation and conference presentations

Interviews will begin December 1, until suitable candidates are found.

Send your CV to: relationalresearch@hincksdellcrest.org


PSA Presents: the Dr. Freud Competition

Dr. Freud Flyer

Are you a PSY100 student?

Are you competitive?

And most importantly… do you want Dr. Denton to quiz you in an exam review?


If your answer is yes to all…GOOD!


Sign up here for the 2017 Dr. Freud Competition! https://goo.gl/forms/ElBvZOInDOdCThx72 The PSA will help you review for your PSY100 final exam in a fun, competitive environment. The competition will be held in Kahoot style (Each group needs to BRING A LAPTOP with Internet access!) and Dr. Denton will be our guest host!


All you have to do is to form a group of four or five. Are you applying solo? That’s alright, because we’ll sort you into a group! (Note: ONLY 1 representative from each group needs to fill in the registration form.)


Date and Time: 1st December, 3-5 pm (Come by 2:30PM for Registration)

Location: UC 179

Refreshments will be provided.


All applications are first come, first served so round up your friends asap! Successful applicants will be contacted & confirmed, and groups/individuals on the waitlist will be notified!

For more information, check out the event page here!


Inkblot: Call for Submissions

Inkblot, the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, is opening up article submissions for their 7th issue! This is an excellent opportunity to be published in an undergrad academic journal. Inkblot accepts reviews, critiques, original research, and most papers written for classes in the realm of psychology. Submissions must be a maximum of 12 double-spaced pages, and each person may submit up to 2 articles.

Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Send submissions to: inkblotjournal@gmail.com (.doc/.docx files only)

Submission guidelines can be found at: inkblotuoft.wordpress.com

Questions can be directed to Kayla at inkblotjournal@gmail.com

How does publishing a paper in an undergraduate journal benefit you?

  1. Helps improve your writing and research skills. You will get to work with a team of exceptional undergraduate editors, along with graduate and faculty advisors to improve your paper. This editing process will tremendously help improve your skills in writing coherent and engaging research papers.
  2. Become familiarized with the publication process. If you are considering graduate school, writing and publishing research papers makes up a significant component. Familiarizing yourself and going through the process at the undergraduate level makes it less daunting for when you have to publish during graduate school.
  3. Makes you stand out as a graduate school applicant. Publishing your research papers in an undergraduate journal demonstrates your writing skills and your dedication to take initiative in furthering your ambitions in psychology research. It’s also a great thing to note in graduate school applications!



Volunteer Lab Opportunity

The Computational Cognitive Development Lab is looking for students who are interested in a voluntary research position in a developmental psychology lab! As a research assistant, you will have the opportunity to help with coding of behavioural experiments, inputting and assisting with data collection, and recruitment of children participants (aged 3 – 7) on campus and at the local museums like the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Ideally, applicants should have the following:
– Be in good academic standing
– Be able to commit at least 8-10 hours (including weekends) a week
– Be available on weekends to test at local museums or on campus
– Previous experience working with children
– Previous research experience is preferred but not required
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript to manager.buchsbaum@gmail.com and title the subject line as [RA Application] Your Name.
For more information about the lab, check out http://cocodev.psych.utoronto.ca or follow us on Facebook, @cocodevlab

Research Assistant Job at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The Mood Disorders Program and the Centre for Mobile Computing in Mental Health at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual with the following qualifications to work as a Research Assistant on a study using electronic mood diaries in adults and teens with mood disorders.


  • University degree (minimum BA/BS/BSc or equivalent) in a healthcare-related area
  • Excellent organization & communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take an active role in project planning.
  • General computer skills and some experience with statistics.
  • Experience coding with MATLAB an asset.
  • Experience in a psychiatric setting a definite asset.
  • Recruitment, training, and monitoring of study participants.
  • Organizing, maintaining, and analyzing study data.
  • Organizing and assisting with recruitment for focus groups.
  • Scheduling, performing, scoring, and recording standardized research interviews with subjects, including periodic follow-up interviews;
  • Acting as liaison between the research team, study participants, and mental health care providers, both over the phone and in person;

Typical Duties:

If you are interested, please send a resume or CV and covering letter by October 15h 2017 to: david.kreindler@sunnybrook.ca

We will be interviewing candidates for position beginning in mid-late October; we expect the successful candidate to begin work on or about mid-November, 2017.

We thank all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Research Volunteer Needed!

The Duncan Lab is looking for a volunteer to gain research experience!

We are looking to accept a volunteer who is willing to contribute 8 hours a week gaining research experience on an eye-tracking study. You will gain direct experience in participant recruitment, assessment, and data collection. Interested applicants should fill out the application form on our website (duncanlab.org), and submit it along with a resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to duncanlabuoft@gmail.com