Research Assistant Needed!

The Fraud Research team studies scam detection and victimization in participants ages 18-30 and 60-90.
These research assistant position is ideal for an undergraduate student in their 2nd or 3rd year of
psychology or a related field.
Research assistants are responsible for recruiting participants for our research studies including making
connections with community organizations to find interested participants, advertising our studies, and
sharing our findings with community members. You will also run studies with participants (data
collection) and complete data entry tasks. This position is ideal for someone who is considering careers
both in academic research environments and in more hands-on, community-based settings. You will learn
about how research takes place in a university psychology lab, gain necessary research experience, and
learn how to communicate effectively about said research.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, and upbeat attitude
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Punctual and reliable

Preferred but not required:

  • SPSS proficiency
  • Experience working with older adults

Position Start Date: March 12, 2018
Hours Per Week: 10
Schedule Details: Shifts are flexible with your schedule, but one weekend day is preferred (approximately
4 hours). Schedules are set at the beginning of each semester. Our lab expects volunteers to commit to
working with us for at least 1 year.
Our lab is in the OISE building at 252 Bloor St W, above St George subway station. The research
assistant will be trained prior to any work being done independently and will report to a graduate student
and the lab manager. The research assistant will gain research experience and a reference will be provided
(conditional upon lab performance).
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2018 11:59 PM
Send the following documents to rebecca.judges@mail.utoronto.ca
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Unofficial Transcript
4. Weekly schedule including weekends. Provide times of all classes, work, volunteering, or other


Study Recruitment

The PEARL Lab at OISE is recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 22 for a research study on the relationship between young adults and their parents, and the impact of this relationship on risk behaviours, wellness behaviours and well-being. You must be in contact with a parent for at least 10 hours a month (including text, phone, email) and be willing to have said parent participate. The study involves you filling out one baseline survey and then completing 30 days of short surveys from home, using an app that you download on your smartphone. We will ask you to do the same thing again in a year and two more times after that. Young adults are paid for the initial survey ($20) and for the 30 days of surveys (up to $60) each year and parents are paid $20 for each survey.

Individuals who are interested in participating can contact our lab by phone or email to hear more about the study.

Phone: 416-978-0702
Email: project.emerge@utoronto.ca



The Undergraduate Journal of Exercise Science (UJES) is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Issue. Students can submit their work from research courses or class assignments. UJES accepts 12 different types of articles including: original research, reviews, case reports,

interviews, and commentaries/perspectives. Please refer to our Submission Guidelines for more information or visit our website. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

UJES is the first open-source, peer-reviewed, student-run journal in the area of exercise science that offers free submissions and access to articles.

For specific inquires, please send an email to editor-in-chief@ujes.ca


LeadHERship Conference

LeadHERship is a women’s leadership event where students, alumni, faculty and administration come together to enjoy food, network and foster mentor-mentee relationships.

Join us for an afternoon where students, staff, faculty and community members will engage and learn about more inclusive and holistic notions of leadership, what’s happening on campus and interesting facts and endeavors through connecting with other women. Students will also discuss their
personal leadership style and ways in which they are affected or enhanced by gender.

After partaking in LeadHERship’s 2018 discussion exploring
community-building, allyship and support, continue to embrace the theme of “Women in Leadership: A Thriving Community” by attending the social hour.

Hosted in partnership with the UTSU Women’s Commission
(https://www.utsu.ca/commissions/) and Clubs & Leadership Development at Student Life (https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cld).

Event Details 

Hart House, Debates Room
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12 – 2 p.m.
Lunch Provided

Community Connections to Follow

Hart House, East Common Room
Thursday, March 8, 2018
2 – 4 p.m.
Light Refreshment Provided

For more information, please refer to this link.

Register at https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/cld/leadHERship-registration by Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9 a.m. to attend the main event.

No registration is needed for Community Connections. The events can be attended separately if you are unable to attend both.

Click http://harthouse.ca/accessibility/ for more information on how to access Hart House.

Questions? Email us at leadership@utoronto.ca

*No admission fee to attend*


Call for Submissions!

The YU-CARE Trainee Association Presents the 2nd Biennial Symposium in:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging: Advancing Research and Careers

May 18th, 2018

York University

Understanding issues in aging and geriatrics is of precedence in our current society with a rapidly aging population. Multiple factors have an impact on the health and quality of life for older adults. In this symposium, students will learn and discuss issues related to health and well-being in older adulthood. Attendees of the symposium will learn about the bio-psycho-social elements of aging and late life development. The symposium will also provide opportunities for trainees in the field of aging research to learn about possible career paths and to network with academic, clinical, governmental, and industry professionals.

Undergraduate, graduate, and college students are welcome to apply.

Empirical research, case studies, and literature reviews are invited in one or more of the following themes:

  •  Strategies for healthy agin
  • Social determinants of aging
  • Innovations in aging
  • The neuroscience of aging
  • Aging with chronic conditions
  • Policy and aging
  • Attitudes toward aging
  • Aging from a caregiver’s perspective

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

1. Abstracts should not exceed *300 words* (single spaced, 12 pt. font)
2. Include the name of the presenting author(s), degree(s),
position(s), institutional affiliation(s)
3. If applicable, include the content, problem, theoretical framework, purpose of study, methods, results, and implications
4. Indicate presentation type (i.e., empirical research, case study, literature review)
5. Indicate preferred presentation format (i.e., poster or talk)
6. Specify all themes that apply to you
7. Send abstract as an e-mail attachment (Word document or PDF)
8. Please note that submission of this abstract, if accepted, indicates agreement to present your work

Deadline for submission: March 23rd, 2018

Submit to: The YU-CARE Trainee Association
Email: yucareyork@gmail.com

Decisions will be sent out in April


Join the PSA Team!

Interested in joining the PSA executive team? Missed our general meeting? Check out the slides below for more information!
See GM slides for information on PSA committees and election guidelines:
Fill and download nomination form with the document below!

PSY220/PSY270 Facilitator Program

Calling all third/fourth year psychology students! Interested in solidifying your knowledge and getting involved with the psychology community? Then, consider becoming a facilitator for the Psychology Students’ Association facilitator program!

The aim of this program is to connect upper year psychology students who have already taken PSY220 or PSY270 with students currently enrolled in those courses. As a facilitator, you will be working alongside the professor while enlisting your expertise as a psychology student by holding writing workshops. These workshops are meant to give 2nd year students a sense of direction in their writing assignments. You will also be expected upon request to personally attend the study groups created by the students to aid in course content. Facilitators will have the option to receive a reference letter.

To apply, please fill out the attached Google form. The deadline to apply is Feb. 25 at 11:59 PM.

Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com.

We look forward to your application!


Summer Research Opportunity

Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP)/Advanced Student Placement in Research Education (ASPIRE) will be hosting an open house session for interested students wishing to partake in our program during the 2018 summer and 2018-19 fall/winter sessions.
This pioneering and comprehensive training program for senior high school, undergraduate/graduate students consisting of formal seminars, discussion forums and direct health/research experience, would provide an overview for students in enabling them to gain a general understanding in the area of clinical research and apply the knowledge gained in research-related tasks to the field of transplantation and overall patient care. Over the course of the academic year, students would be introduced to the various sub-disciplines that have a direct impact on the overall transplant care; a few of which include:
  • Basic sciences
  • Bioethics
  • Clinical and outcomes research
  • Health economics
  • Clinical epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Clinical and Hospital OR observation sessions

Graduates of the program will be poised to in advancing research development and clinical/social application of emerging discoveries in the field of organ transplantation.

Eligible Disciplines: 

Including but not limited to: STEM-related subjects, Biochemistry, Immunology, Health studies, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Health Sciences, Health services management, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Bioethics, Health economics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Nursing, Physio/Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiology, Psychology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biomedical communications.

Education Level: 
University students: from students going into their 2nd year in the summer (for undergraduate students) to those pursuing Graduate/Professional studies are encouraged to attend.
High School students: for students currently in grade 11 or 12
Dates: Friday February 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Toronto General Hospital, 585 University Ave. Munk Building, 11th floor, Astellas Conference Room, Room 11 PMB 190
To RSVP, please click here
For more information about the program, visit our website (for university students) or our application form (for high school students)
Hurry! Spaces are limited!