Hello everyone,

Are you enrolled in a science program? Think UofT has the best science faculty in Ontario? Want to represent UofT? Then come compete in the Ontario Science Games!

What are the Ontario Science Games?

The Ontario Science Games (OSG) is an annual University competition that takes place in McMaster. The competition involves schools from across Ontario to compete in academic, athletic and school spirit oriented events in order to determine which University has the best science students in Ontario!

This year, the OSG 2017 has invited UofT to form a delegation to go compete.
Here is your chance!

What are the details?

OSG 2017 will be taking place March 3-5 at McMaster University in Hamilton. A delegation made up of 20 science students (19+) will go and represent their respective Universities. The delegate fee for each student is $110 and includes registration, accommodation at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 3
meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), transportation around Hamilton, team shirts, equipment for the events and access to after hours social and networking events like a Club Night, Cocktail reception and semi formal! An entire weekend of fun!

How do I sign up?

1) Email the Undergraduate Earth Sciences Association at uesa@utoronto.ca
with your name, student number, program and a short paragraph describing
yourself/why you want to come

2) Hand in the delegate fee to our OSG Coordinator Michael Lopez in person
and sign our registration form in the Earth Sciences student lounge ES 2117
(Email us for dates/times to sign up)

3) Complete both tasks above by Tuesday, January 31st @12pm

Event details and itinerary can be found in the “Delegate Brochure” in the photoset below.

Arts & Science UTSG students from all Science backgrounds are welcome sign up! Don’t miss out on your chance to represent UofT!

Any questions can be directed to UESA President and OSG Coordinater Michael Lopez at michael.lopez@mail.utoronto.ca

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Looking for Project Members!

Dear fellow students from Faculty of Art and Science, 

     If you’re interested in doing psychological research project directly address current issue in China to make a meaningful, real-world impact, we’re looking for project members who are experienced in either data analysis or psychological experiment. Or, ideally both.  We will welcome both graduate students and higher grade undergraduate students. Our project aim to address the issue of existential crisis among Chinese undergraduate students in China through meditation practice. 

     We will prepare for the challenge through a series of workshops, gaining feedback and guidance from faculty and advisers until the end of March 2017. If we win, from April to June, we will have the opportunity to travel to Asia to conduct research and put our proposals into action. In July and August we will write up their final reports and produce deliverables. The program will culminate in September 2017 with public presentations by student awardees at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Please email me if you’re interested in joining us As Soon As Possible: lenka.wang@mail.utoronto.ca 

For more information:  http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/rcl-itac/

Best Wishes 

Jackie Wang & Yuyu Zhang

Master of Global Affairs, 2016

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

RECRUITING RA’s: The Wisdom and Identity Lab

The Wisdom and Identity Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Michel Ferrari at OISE, University of Toronto, seeking volunteer Research Assistants! Volunteers will assist with a multinational, interdisciplinary research project on Motivation and Virtue across different faiths, nationalities, and age groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain familiarity with mixed methods research, cross-cultural studies, and phenomenological psychology. Our immediate need is for transcriptionists, but volunteers will also assist with transcript coding and participant recruitment.

Ideally, applicants should:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be able to commit at least 6 hours a week until Spring 2017 (with flexibility allowed week to week)
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Have good problem solving abilities
  • Have strong English language skills. Knowledge of foreign languages an asset, but not necessary
  • Applicants will be expected to reply to lab communications within 48 hours

 Interested applicants should send a CV, unofficial transcript, and brief statement of interest to virtue.toronto@gmail.com. An interview will follow successful applications.

 Applications are due February 3rd, 2017. Late submissions will be accepted and considered, but not prioritized!

Best regards,

 The Wisdom and Identity Lab Team

JOB Shadowing Opportunity

Dear Students,

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 Education 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 February 13-26, 2017. Please see the list of available vacancies below: 

  • 8 vacancies with a Psychologist @ Psychology Works (0.5 day, February 15th) – Woodbine & John Street, Markham
  • 2 vacancies with a Clinical & Counselling Psychologist @ Dr. Robert Rodensky, Private Practice  (1+ hours for an Informational Interview, dates negotiable) – Bay & Bloor
  • 3 vacancies with a Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) @ Monarch House (2-5 days, February 14-25th) – Ford Drive & North Service Road, Mississauga


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 Monday, January 23rd 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 visit cln.utoronto.ca.



Carol Lam

Coordinator, Career Exploration

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

Tel: 416-978-7764 | careers.utoronto.ca or cln.utoronto.ca

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the upcoming Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference is closing very soon.

Please visit the link below for more information.



NeuroXChange: Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

Dear University of Toronto (St. George),

McMaster University will be hosting our seventh annual NeuroXChange Conference on April 28th, 2017 and we would like to invite you to join us. NeuroXChange is a unique neuroscience and mental health conference 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. Registration is officially OPEN at http://www.neuroxchange.info/.

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. The conference will include a panel of graduate students, professors, and mental health professionals who will provide insight into their careers in research. This year, we have the pleasure of welcoming two keynote speakers: Dr. Paul Frankland who studies remote memory and adult neurogenesis at SickKids, as well as Dr. Paul Andrews whose evolutionary psychology research lab at McMaster University looks at the evolution of depression.

Please find attached this year’s poster, as well as the abstract book from last year’s conference to gain a better understanding of the NeuroXChange Conference. We also kindly ask that you please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending or presenting at the conference.


Please feel free to email us at neuroxchange@gmail.com with any further inquiries and check out our website at http://www.neuroxchange.info. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


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Group Counselling Administrator — Summer Internship

Group Counselling Administrator

LifeWorks is a global technology company specializing in Wellness and Employee Engagement. We serve over 15 million users worldwide and provide our customers with a comprehensive platform solution that is changing how companies think about employee engagement. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing leading innovator focused on engagement and wellness solutions in a challenging and rewarding role.

About You
You are organized. Professional.  Multi-tasker. You are passionate about helping people and are driven to ‘be the difference’ for everyone that you interact with. Your communication and organizational skills are top notch. You are able to effectively coordinate, manage and prioritize tasks throughout the day. You remain calm and focused when the pressure is on, and are open and positive about change. You love being busy, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You multi-task with ease and can navigate technology like a pro.

The Internship
As a Group Counselling Administrator, you will work in collaboration with our internal staff and external network of counsellors to ensure the group counselling programs run smoothly. You will communicate with clients to coordinate group dates, times and expectations, track clinical outcome data, manage group waitlists and teach counsellors how to effectively utilize Zoom technology. Within this internship, you will also assist with entering treatment plans into our database, flagging any issues that appear to be outside our clinical scope, and collaborating with our Case Managers and external providers to ensure a prompt resolution.

In a nutshell
We love what we do, and are looking for incredible individuals to join our growing LifeWorks team.  If you are passionate about helping people, are looking for a challenging role, this may be the role for you. 

We are seeking students currently working towards the completion of their degree to join our dynamic team for an exciting 12-week Summer Internship experience!


Full fluency in French and English is a strong asset.
Email application to catherine.dellostritto@lifeworks.com

Deadline is February 9th 2017

DOUBLE BLUE Information Session


We would like to invite members of your group to our “Double Blue” information session coming up on January 14This is a fast track admission event for University of Toronto Students with a GPA average of A – or above. 

Information is everywhere; experts are few – hence, the Master’s of Information degree is highly valued by today’s employers. University of Toronto Students (GPA A- or above) are invited to an exclusive (one time only) “Double Blue” Information event on January 14th (1-3 pm) to be eligible to ‘fast track’ the admissions review process.    

iSchool Information programs examine the interactions between people, information and digital technologies to answer the pressing information questions of our time. We educate professionals who will ensure information’s continuity, usability, reliability, and accessibility, now and into the future. The degree has a co-op option–  plus internships, networking and job shadowing opportunities to connect students to employers.

Our graduates find work at financial institutions, human rights organizations, consulting firms, government, law firms, and technology companies. 

Register now:  https://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/admissions-events#session

Please ask if you have any questions! Thank you so much!


Take care, 

Roshni Thawani

Outreach & Marketing Ambassador for the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto


Lab: Dr. Wendy Craig’s Bully Lab (Queen’s University; www.bullylab.com)

Description: We are running a study on adolescent relationships and gendered harassment in four Toronto schools (all accessible by transit). We are looking for volunteers to assist with data collection in these schools at three time points (January, March, June). Data collection will involve administering surveys in Grade 7/8 classrooms. Additional opportunities to gain research experience are also available and can be discussed. 

Requirements: Second year or higher with a psychology or education background. Experience working with children. Highly reliable and conscientious. Preference will be given to students with flexible schedules. 

Contact: Please send an unofficial transcript and a brief statement of interest and relevant experience to Joyce Li at joyce.li@queensu.ca by January 18, 2016, or contact for more information.

Recruiting Volunteer Research Assistants!

Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity

Lab: Ryan Lab

Website: http://research.baycrest.org/jryan 

Description: Ryan Lab is seeking volunteer research assistants to assist with participant recruitment, testing participants (younger and older adults) and data management. Will gain experience using eyetracking technology, neuroimaging and administering cognitive assessments. Please note that the position will be at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital (3560 Bathurst St). 

Requirements: Student in 2nd year or higher with a strong academic background and a passion for psychology. Research experience an asset. Highly motivated, reliable and conscientious. 10 hr/ week minimum time commitment. 

Contact: To apply, please send unofficial transcript and CV to Arber Kacollja at akacollja@research.baycrest.org