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 chau.du@uhn.ca 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

Backpack to Briefcase b2B Opportunity

Dear students, 

 There’s still time to register for the upcoming Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) Industry Night on February 15th. This b2B Industry Night happens only once per term and each one focuses on different industries, so don’t miss out on this one!

 There will be two separate rooms, one for those interested in careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and one for those interested in careers in government, social justice, or not-for-profit. Mix and mingle with alumni at this networking reception at Hart House. Make connections and speak with multiple alumni who graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science and have gone on to pursue a career in these fields. Complimentary food and refreshments will be served!

Register today at: http://alumni.artsci.utoronto.ca/b2b-registration-winter-2017/.

Confirmed alumni guests for STEM

Confirmed alumni guests for Gov’t, Social Justice, Not-for-Profit 


Carlo Siochi & Lara Roccatani

Alumni Relations Officers

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

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


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