10/3/17

Research Assistants Needed!

The Learning and Neural Development Lab is looking for students who are interested in a voluntary research position in the lab to help prepare and run experiments! As part of the lab, you will have the opportunity to prepare visual and auditory stimuli, run the experiments on both children (aged 5-9) and adult participants to collect behavioural data, help with the recruitment of participants on campus and at the local museums such as the Ontario Science Centre, and assist with inputting the data collected.
Ideally, applicants should have the following:
– Be in good academic standing
– Be able to commit at least 6-8 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.landlab@gmail.com and title the subject line as [RA Application] Your Name.
09/28/17

Looking for a Senior Research Assistant

We are seeking a senior undergraduate psychology student to volunteer as a psychology assistant in the Eating Disorder Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. We are an interdisciplinary service providing psychosocial, medical and nutritional care to children and adolescents suffering with anorexic and bulimic forms of eating disorders across inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs. You will be providing research and administrative support to our ongoing program evaluation initiatives. You will be trained in test scoring and data entry of psychometric measures and other psychosocial assessments.

We require a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week (flexible hours) during the months of October 2017 through May 2018 (negotiable, and with the possibility of extension).

Interested candidates are asked to please email your curriculum vitae and a brief letter of introduction to our program’s Psychometrist, as below:

Dr. Margus Heinmaa, Ph.D., CPsych
Dr. Melissa Lieberman, Ph.D., CPsych
Clinical Psychologists

Please send all applications to: shelley.grady@sickkids.ca

Department of Psychology
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, 7438 Black Wing
Toronto, Canada, M5G 1X8

09/27/17

Research Assistants Needed!

The Brain, Cognition and Language Lab at OISE is currently recruiting research assistants!

This current research project is investigating the effectiveness of an evidence‐based reading fluency intervention called Reading Acceleration Program (RAP). Language and literacy data, cognitive data, and demographic information were gathered. The collected data will be analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively at pre, post, and follow‐up test.

They are looking for responsible students who are Native Chinese speakers and can help with data scoring and entry.

If interested, please contact Yueming Xi (y.xi@mail.utoronto.ca).

09/26/17

Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Social Psychophysiological Research & Quantitative Methods Lab
(SPRQL) at the University of Toronto St. George is looking for a team of
passionate and dedicated Research Assistants to work on various studies
in the lab. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience
in psychophysiological measurement techniques, data coding, and become
involved in complex study designs.  This is also a great opportunity to
receive an excellent letter of recommendation.

Students interested in this position should:
–    Have a strong academic background, particularly in Psychology.
–    Be able to commit until Summer 2018.
–    Be able to commit to at least 6-8 hours per week.
–    Be reliable, conscientious and detail-oriented.
–    Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
–    Previous lab experience (especially with psychophysiological
equipment) is an asset (although not required).
–    Previous experience with MATLAB and other programming
languages/software is an asset.

To apply, please submit the following application or you can combine your resume and
unofficial transcript into one single PDF document, and email it to:
lab.manager@socialpsychophysiology.com.

09/26/17

Calling All Mentees!

Calling all first-year Psychology students! Are you looking for help with transitioning to university? Are you trying to get more involved in the psychology community at U of T? Become a mentee at the Psychology Students’ Association!

As a mentee, you will be matched with an upper year psychology student who will guide you through your psychology program. You will be able to enlist their expertise as a psychology student to learn more about research opportunities, how to manage time, handle stress, and what’s more after PSY100. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your mentor throughout the term.

To apply, please fill out this form. The deadline to apply is October 6th at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send the Academic committee an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com

We look forward to your application!

PSA Academic Committee

09/26/17

The PSA Needs Mentors!

Calling all upper year psychology students! Interested in developing your leadership skills or getting involved with the psychology community? Then consider becoming a mentor for the Psychology Students’ Association mentorship program!

The aim of the program is to connect upper year psychology students with first year students interested in psychology to facilitate their transition into university life. As a mentor, your duties will enlist your expertise as a psychology student by helping your mentees navigate through their psychology program and general university concerns. Due to the fact that this is a mentorship program, you will not be expected to tutor your mentees in course-related affairs.

Important: You will have the option to receive a CCR credit if you undergo mentorship training and fully meet the requirements. If you are thinking to receive a CCR credit, please register for all three sessions of the Mentorship Foundational Trainings on this website: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mpp/mentor-development. The Multi-Day Options are still available in October, so make sure to register as soon as possible! More details will be sent out shortly regarding other requirements to receive a CCR credit.

To apply, please fill out the form provided below. The deadline to apply is October 6th at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com We look forward to your application!

MENTOR APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/hOyz1wovwGCxndd22

PSA Academic Committee

09/20/17

Volunteer Opportunity!

Frontier College Literacy Program at U of T St. George

Downtown Area Program Sites – Fall 2017

Email: utoronto@frontiercollege.ca; Website: http://utfrontiercollege.wordpress.com

After-School Learning Programs for Children

A) Newcomer Homework Club
What: Homework support program for elementary children (grades 3 – 8) of newcomer families living in
Regent Park.
Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament St. between Gerrard and Dundas.
When: Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Site Coordinators: Stephen Hong: stephen.hong@utoronto.ca

B) Scadding Court Community Centre After-School Homework Help
What: Homework support, reading, and other learning activities for elementary school children.
Where: 707 Dundas West at Bathurst
When: Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Alexandra Jundler: alexandra_jundler@hotmail.com
Learning Programs for Preschoolers/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Learning Programs for Preschool/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers develop and lead literacy programming including: story time,
arts and crafts, circle time with songs, activities that help preschoolers (3 years old) develop basic
literacy and numeracy concepts
Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Site Coordinator: Sophie Cation: sophie.cation@mail.utoronto.ca

Tutoring for High School Students

A) Heydon Park Secondary School
What: Heydon Park is a career focused high school for girls who have special learning needs.
Volunteers provide one-to- one tutoring and/or in-class support to students.
Where: 70 D’Arcy St. at Beverley (just north of Dundas)
When: Minimum 1 school period, any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Robin Fisher: robin.fisher@mail.utoronto.ca

Adult ESL Programs

A) Newcomer ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in Regent Park meet their personal learning
goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Parliament and Gerrard
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher
education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
B) Alexandra Park ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in the Alexandra Park community meet their
personal learning goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Dundas and Spadina
When: Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Jenny Shao: jingyu.shao@mail.utoronto.ca

No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
Additional Information:
A total of 6 hours of tutor training is provided in two 3 hour segments (mandatory), followed by other
professional development opportunities. All training is free. The next training sessions will be in early fall
2017 at the Frontier College main office, specific days and times to be announced.

09/18/17

Research Volunteer Position!

Job Description: The Helwig Lab of the Psychological Department at theUniversity of Toronto is currently recruiting research volunteers to assist 2 cross-cultural psychological research projects. Project 1 examines Chinese adolescents’ views about parenting and their psychological well-being and academic achievement. Duties may include assisting with data organization, data entry, and supervised assistance
with data analysis. Project 2 is an exploratory and comparative study which took place this summer in Beijing and rural Xi’an. The format of the study consists of in-depth interviews on high school graduates’ perceptions towards the examination as well as the Chinese higher education system in general. Duties include transcribing the interviews which are conducted in Mandarin Chinese. Each interview is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Commitment and Qualifications:

•Volunteers should be able to commit up to 8 hours per week;
•Attend regular lab meetings;
•Fluency in understanding and writing Mandarin Chinese is required for
Project 2;
•Ability to read Chinese is an asset for Project 1.
•Detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover letter to helwiglab.psych@gmail.com before September 30th, 2017.

09/16/17

Research Assistant Opportunity for Native German Speakers

The Tactical Decision Making Research Group of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool (UK) conducts research on decision making during critical and major incidents in law enforcement contexts.
We are looking for two (2) research assistants to code video and audio files as independent raters, as part of a project investigating the dynamics of crisis negotiations in light of self control and corresponding challenges.
Duration: Each rater is expected to spend about 14-18 hours on the assignment.
Location: Our principal investigator will be available to meet in the Greater Toronto Area for the time required (number and duration of meetings as agreed upon). Due to the sensitivity of the data, the opportunity does not allow remote access to the data.
Requirements: The video and audio files have been recorded in German language. Therefore, we are looking for native German speakers. In addition, assistants with prior research experience (coding video and audio files) are preferred.
Compensation: The research assistants will be compensated with an hourly rate.
Contact: Interested native German speakers can contact bzaiser@liverpool.ac.uk.