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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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

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.



OISE Psychology Clinic

  1. Psychotherapy, Counselling, and Drop-In Services
    At the OISE Psychology Clinic, psychological services are provided by graduate students under the supervision of registered psychologists. Graduate students from two programs offer regular, ongoing services at the Clinic. The Counselling & Clinical Psychology program offers services to adults and older adolescents. The School & Clinical Child Psychology program offers services to children and youngeradolescents.
    Registered U of T students pay $10 per counselling session, and the fees are covered in full under the U of T Benefits Plan, up to $500 per year. For non-students, and services not otherwise covered, we offer a flexible payment plan and a sliding scale fee designed with your needs in mind. Some of the costs for your psychological services at the OISE Clinic may be paid by your extended health care plan. To determine this, inquire with your own health plan. 
    To get more information or to arrange an appointment, call 416-978-0654 or visit our website http://oise.utoronto.ca/psychservices/. Though referrals are not required, we do accept referrals from psychologists, school personnel, physicians, and other mental health professionals.
    We also offer Drop-In and Crisis Counselling Hours on weekdays:
    Friday.                9 AM to 10 AM
    The OISE Psychology Clinic is located at 252 Bloor St W between Bedford & St George St, Suite 7- 296.

LIVE Q&A with Dr. Peterson

Have any burning questions on psychology, religion, meaning, and philosophy? Well, lucky for you Dr. Peterson will be hosting a Live Q&A on Youtube and responding to your questions.

The Live Stream will happen on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 8:30pm on youtube and can be accessed through the link below. Be prepared with your questions!




The Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Processing Lab is
conducting studies on emotion regulation, suicidality and physiological

We are looking for volunteer research assistants for 2016-2017. Volunteers
will have the opportunity of conducting experimental research and training
with analysis of physiological data. The time commitment is 6-8 hours per

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students wanting more
exposure to populations with psychological disorders, wanting to learn
more about abnormal psychology, gain proficiency in conducting experiments
with and analyzing physiological data or gain more experience in
experimental psychological research.

Requirements: Undergraduate psychology students 2nd year or higher who can
commit to the above time commitment.

Contact: To apply, please send your CV and an unofficial academic
transcript to beplab@psych.ryerson.ca.

Questions can also be directed to this email.

Research Assistant Needed at SPCLab

The Social Perception and Cognition Lab (SPCL) at UofT is looking for
Research Assistants for the Summer semester. We are looking for students
with strong academic backgrounds and a passion for psychology. Applicants
should be prepared to commit at least eight hours per week dedicated to
research. Please send your application package (cover letter, unofficial
transcript, application form (on website:
http://psych.utoronto.ca/users/rule/join.html) to spcl.manager@gmail.com.

Research Volunteer Needed at START Clinic

Would you like to gain clinical research at a mental health facility?

The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders is currently looking for research volunteers who are interested in assisting with our research studies. Typical responsibilities include: data entry, literature searches, telephone screenings, typing clinical assessment reports, and other office tasks. Volunteers are given training on all duties, and although experience is preferred, it is not mandatory.

Research volunteer qualifications:

–       Recent completion of a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in psychology or a similar area

–       Mature individual comfortable handling confidential information

–       Able to work in a fast paced professional environment

–       Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology/medicine

–       Experience or knowledge in basics of SPSS (asset but not required)

Individuals must be available to volunteer twice per week for 4-5 hour shifts, for 4 weeks.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resumecover letter and availability to Melissa Furtado at: mfurtado@startclinic.ca.

Lab Volunteers Needed at CAMH


The Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Lab at the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (PI: Dr. Christian Hendershot) has openings for student
volunteers to work on research projects related to alcohol and substance
use. Current projects include studies examining risk and protective
factors for the development of alcohol use disorders, as well as clinical
trials. Responsibilities will include assisting with participant
recruitment/screening, administration of experimental tasks and
questionnaires, data entry, and literature searches. Volunteers will
receive training/supervision and will gain experience in clinical and
experimental research in the area of addictive behaviours. The position
requires work at the CAMH Queen Street and/or College Street/Russell
Street sites and requires a commitment of 8 hours (one full day or two
half days) per week. We will be recruiting applicants who can start in the
Spring or Summer of 2016 and can make a one year commitment. Preference
will be given to students with previous research and/or clinical
experience. To apply for this position please send a current resume and
unofficial transcript to Dr. Jeff Wardell at jeffrey.wardell@camh.ca.



The Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Lab (BARLab) at the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (PI: Dr. Christian Hendershot) has an opening
for a part-time student practicum placement. This position has a time
commitment of 8 hours per week and requires the ability to work some
evening and weekend hours. The primary role of the student will be to
assist with studies on alcohol use behavior, including helping to
coordinate recruitment and assessment procedures in the lab. Preference
will be given to students with strong written and verbal communication
skills and the ability to work independently. Previous experience in
positions involving recruitment or community relations is an asset. The
position will start in the Spring/Summer of 2016. To apply for this
position please send a current resume and unofficial transcript to Dr.
Jeff Wardell at jeffrey.wardell@camh.ca.