Seeking Study Participants

The Voice and Resonance Lab is looking for individuals between 18 – 30 to participate in an hour-long experiment. Participants will be reimbursed $15 for their participation (see poster below).

Additionally, they are looking for individuals interested in volunteering to help collect and analyze the data this summer. They would need to be available for at least 3-4 hours, 9am-5pm, Monday-Wednesday & Friday (not Thursday).

If interested, please contact Monique Tardif ( or Tim Bressmann (


Recruiting Research Assistants!


The Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory at the University of Toronto Scarborough is now accepting applications for research volunteer placements beginning June 1, 2017, through May 30, 2018. Training opportunities are available in one (or more) of the following research tasks with clinical participants (major depression, borderline personality disorder) and/or healthy participants, depending on applicant interest, availability, and prior training:


– Neuropsychological testing and scoring (St. George and Scarborough campuses)

– Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning (St. George campus)

– Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) scanning (Scarborough campus)

– Administering personality and symptom questionnaires (St. George and Scarborough campuses)

– Data entry and management (Scarborough campus)


Volunteers are expected to commit at least one day per week and be available at the St. George and/or Scarborough campuses, depending on the specific study. Attendance at regular lab meetings (Scarborough campus) is required. If you are interested, please fill out the REQUIRED online application ( Curriculum vitae and/or resume may be emailed as attachments to (OPTIONAL).  Deadline for submitting an application is May 12, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

Recruiting Volunteer Research Assistants

The Moral Development Lab at the University of Toronto St. George is looking for a dedicated volunteer Research Assistants to work on a cross-cultural study. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in data entry and management, be involved in study designs, as well as collaborate with international scholars.

Students interested in this position should:

  • Have a strong academic background, particularly in Psychology
  • Be able to commit to approximately 8 hours per week (flexible work schedule).
  • Be reliable, conscientious and detail-oriented.
  • Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous lab experience is an asset (although not required).
  • Have a basic knowledge of written Chinese (advanced knowledge not required).

To apply, please email your resume/CV to

RA Recruiting!

Are you looking for experience working in a psychology lab? If so, you are in luck, because the Peterson Lab is recruiting new RAs!

Our lab conducts research into all things related to personality. Current projects include research into how personality is detectable from human faces; how personality relates to political activity; the role of personality in physiological responses to music; and how personality can be measured without self-report. 

We are looking for highly motivated and reliable students who can volunteer 9 hr/ week, on a flexible schedule. Duties will include recruiting and testing participants and data management.

 If you are interested, please submit a brief cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcript to

Extern Job Shadowing Program

Dear Department of Psychology (Grad & Undergrad) & PSA,

 I’m pleased to announce an exciting opportunity that I’d love to share with you! I currently run a program called the Extern Job Shadowing Program that provides an experiential learning opportunities for students to shadow professionals within our community to learn more about their career, organization, and industry. Please circulate this email to your ListServs and any interested students you come across!

We currently have an opening for two students to meet with a Recreational Therapist and a Creative Arts Therapist, in the Veteran’s Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. This opportunity is a one day placement, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. A detailed placement listing is attached.

All interested students must submit an emailed application answering the two below qualifying questions no later than April 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please read the posting carefully to ensure you are able to meet all the requirements and pre-requisites before applying. Selected students will also need to attend an in-person orientation to the program prior to the placement period (will be scheduled once notified).

  • How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
  • 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. (Max. 500 words)
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Extern placement opportunity, please feel free to contact me.



Carol Lam

Coordinator, Career Exploration

University of Toronto Career Centre  |  214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9

Tel: 416-978-7764 | or

Volunteer for Science Rendezvous!


This is Jennifer Duan, Timothy Lo and Rashi Gupta, the Volunteer Coordinators for this year’s upcoming Science Rendezvous. We are currently emailing you in hopes that you forward this email to the members that are a part of your organization and the students that are subscribed to your announcements.

Science Rendezvous is a free outdoor science festival meant to get kids and families excited about science and technology. The event is happening at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us run the show. Some exciting positions include cotton candy making, facilitating exhibits that highlight Canada’s greatest achievements in STEM and allow kids to ‘Journey Back in Time and Space’, and other activities meant to promote education and research in science.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Great volunteering experience
  • A chance to contribute to your community
  • An opportunity to visit entertaining and interactive exhibits
  • A free T-shirt, lunch and snacks

If you are interested in applying as a volunteer, please fill in the application form at the link provided: Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2017!

If you would like more information about the festival, please visit our website Please email us at if you have any questions!

Hope to see you soon!

Jennifer, Timothy and Rashi

Volunteer Coordinators

UofT Science Rendezvous 2017

Undergrad Thesis Poster Session

Dear Psych Students

You are cordially invited to the Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session, on Thursday, March 30th, from 1-4 p.m.  The session will be held in the Psychology Department Lounge (SS4043). Our graduating Research Specialists have worked hard on a variety of interesting projects, so please support them by dropping by and seeing what they have done.

Alison Chasteen

Art Mindfulness Jam!

InvisAbilities is an organization that promotes awareness, education and support of young adults living with hidden, chronic illness. The organization’s mission is to break down societal misconceptions associated with invisible illness (e.g. Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, asthma, fibromyalgia, arthritis, endometriosis, chronic migraines, multiple sclerosis, lupus etc.) that individuals face on a daily basis. InvisAbilities also aims to educate and raise awareness in the UofT community about chronic illnesses.

To end the year, we are hosting an Art Mindfulness Jam on March 17th from 3-5 pm (location: Board Room, Hart House). Come and relax in a friendly atmosphere with fun arts and crafts and even better company! To RSVP to this event, please contact; you can also indicate your interest on this facebook page! This event is open to anyone – with and without illness. You are also not required to disclose any illness(es). We hope to see you there 🙂 – Art supplies and Tutorials will be provided 🙂

Volunteer with Toronto Western Hospital!

Volunteer research assistant needed:

Energetic and enthusiastic volunteer research assistant needed to help
with transcribing interviews, 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, psychometrists, 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 Excel are also
invited to apply) with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

*Candidate would be available one day per week, either Mondays or Tuesdays
and is able to begin immediately. The volunteer should have completed at
least their first year of undergraduate studies in psychology. While this
position does not involve patient contact, 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 or counselling

Interested applicants should email Chau Du at with a recent
curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, and two references that may be
contacted.  Deadline to apply: Friday March 17, 2017 at 6:00pm