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


Faculty of Arts and Science Self-Study Sessions

This year the Faculty of Arts & Science is under review as part of the Provost Office’s standard quality assurance review cycle, and we need your help to tell our story.

The Arts & Science self-study document is the main reference text for the review. It highlights who we are, what we’ve accomplished over the past five years, and where we’re making improvements. In putting this together, I would greatly appreciate your feedback as part of an open discussion and information session. In general, I would like to meet you and learn more about your experience at UofT, your suggestions, and your ideas.

If available, please RSVP to undergraduate.artsci@utoronto.ca for one of the following dates:

Date: Tuesday, February 13th  4:10pm – 5:00pm
Location: History Conference Room, SS2098 (2nd Floor, Sidney Smith Hall)


Date: Thursday, February 15th 3:10pm – 4:00pm
Location: Psychology Lounge, SS4043 (4th Floor, Sidney Smith Hall)


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 the form provided below. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com

We look forward to your application!


MENTEE APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/r8hmoEYjRm2XmxjA2


PSA Academic Committee


Mentorship Program!

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 (winter term). 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. If you have attended any of these training sessions before, you DO NOT need to attend the same training session(s). 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 Jan 31 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/Ar5OxqlxNJbBP9Ej1


PSA Academic Committee


Training Mental Habits Study


We are currently recruiting participants who describe themselves as
worriers for the TRAINING MENTAL HABITS Study at Ryerson University.


If so, you may be eligible to participate in the following study:

TRAINING MENTAL HABITS STUDY: Research has shown that unhelpful “mental
habits” can lead to chronic worry and anxiety. This study will examine the
immediate and short-term effects of training “mental habits” on worry and
anxiety. . Participation involves four visits to Ryerson University, and
an “at-home” component lasting 7 days.

STUDY CONTACT: SHREYA, caplab@psych.ryerson.ca

All study appointments will take place at 105 Bond Street at Ryerson
University. If you would like more information about this study, please
name of the study in the subject line. YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR

All queries are confidential. A phone screen (which participants will not
be compensated for) is required for all studies to determine eligibility.

All studies have been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics


Neurosciences & Mental Health: New Perspectives in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurosciences & Mental Health Mini-Symposia Series:

New Perspectives in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday February 9th 2018, 8:45am – 12:45 pm (followed by lunch)

Robert Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, 686
Bay Street, Toronto


Miriam Beauchamp, PhD- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology,
University of Montreal; and Researcher, Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center
ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory

Roger Zemek, MD – Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics and Emergency
Medicine, Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, University of
Ottawa; and Director, Clinical Research Unit, Children’s Hospital of Eastern

Douglas D. Fraser, MD, PhD – Professor/Clinician Scientist, Western
University, London, Ontario, Canada

Nick Reed, PhD, Clinician Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland
Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto

Ben Dunkley, PhD – MEG Clinical Associate, Diagnostic Imaging; Associate
Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children ;
Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging, The University of Toronto

Anne Wheeler, PhD- Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital
for Sick Children; and Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology,
University of Toronto

Full agenda and free registration available here



Call for Submissions

UofT Museum Studies students are developing a year long exhibition about art, student experiences and positive mental health. The show opens in April 2018 at the Bissell Building, connected to Robarts Library. They are seeking artwork in any 2D medium (drawing, painting, photography, etc.) created by current or former students in any discipline, who use art as a form of therapy and resilience. Honorariums will be included (amount TBD).

Visit https://artandmindfulness.tumblr.com/ to find out more and submit your artwork.

Questions/Concerns? Contact artandmindfulness@gmail.com


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Inkblot: Call for Submissions

Inkblot, the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, is opening up article submissions for their 7th issue! This is an excellent opportunity to be published in an undergrad academic journal. Inkblot accepts reviews, critiques, original research, and most papers written for classes in the realm of psychology. Submissions must be a maximum of 12 double-spaced pages, and each person may submit up to 2 articles.

Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Send submissions to: inkblotjournal@gmail.com (.doc/.docx files only)

Submission guidelines can be found at: inkblotuoft.wordpress.com

Questions can be directed to Kayla at inkblotjournal@gmail.com

How does publishing a paper in an undergraduate journal benefit you?

  1. Helps improve your writing and research skills. You will get to work with a team of exceptional undergraduate editors, along with graduate and faculty advisors to improve your paper. This editing process will tremendously help improve your skills in writing coherent and engaging research papers.
  2. Become familiarized with the publication process. If you are considering graduate school, writing and publishing research papers makes up a significant component. Familiarizing yourself and going through the process at the undergraduate level makes it less daunting for when you have to publish during graduate school.
  3. Makes you stand out as a graduate school applicant. Publishing your research papers in an undergraduate journal demonstrates your writing skills and your dedication to take initiative in furthering your ambitions in psychology research. It’s also a great thing to note in graduate school applications!