04/4/18

Career Exploration and Education Shadowing Opportunity!

Career Exploration and Education offers a great opportunity for current U of T students (as well as recent grads of up to two years) to learn more about the various occupations of interest to you through our Career Exploration Job Shadowing Program. Note: This is a career exploration program and is not intended for job searching purposes.

These placements will take place for half a day to five days between May 7th to 18th. Below is sample list of vacancies that might be of most interest to you. The complete list of vacancies is attached.

  • 6 vacancies with a Registered Dietician @ Loblaw Companies Limited (.5 day – Friday, May 11th)
  • 4 vacancies with a Child Psychologist @ Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (.5 day – Wednesday, May 9th)
  • 4 vacancies with a Post-doctoral Researcher/Project Manager @ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)  (.5 day, 1:00 pm to 4:00pm – Wednesday, May 9th)
  • 3 vacancies with orthodontists (2 vacancies)/dentists (1 vacancy) @ several clinics in Toronto (1 day; date is negotiable)

Details for second round of applications:

  1. Submit an email application answering the two following questions:
    1. How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
    2. Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations. (Max. 500 words)

Send all responses to Carol at carolh.lam@utoronto.ca by Sunday, April 15th at 11:59pm

If applying to more than one placement, please rank your choices from first to fifth.

*Please note that the Spring cycle of the program runs from May 7th to 18th. All placement opportunities are half a day to five days (for further details, please contact Carol).

 If your application is selected for the job shadowing program, you will be required to attend a Career Exploration CRASH COURSE Orientation. We will ask you to register only when you have been successfully placed in the program. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. For more details on the Extern Program, please visit cln.utoronto.ca

03/7/18

Research Participants Needed!

Two upper year students in a research course are conducting a study entitled “LGBTQ+ Students -Navigating Identity through Mobility.”

The intention of this study is to understand the ways that the identity of being an international student can potentially discourage or encourage oneself from ‘coming out’. Specifically, we are focusing on individuals who are international students and immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) from Asia, at the University of Toronto between the ages of 18-23 and identify as LGBTQ+. If you are curious about our project and would like to get involved with us, please let me know and I can send you further details.

To protect your confidentiality between us, please email us directly at joannie.fu@mail.utoronto.ca and kana.shishikura@mail.utoronto.ca instead of commenting on the thread. Thank you for your help!

02/28/18

Interested in Joining the PSA Team?

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Hey you! You want to join the team? The Psychology Student’s Association will be having elections for the 2018-2019 academic school year for executive positions. There are 13 available executive positions:

President (1)
Vice President (1)
Treasurer (1)
Secretaries (2)
Academic Coordinator (2)
Seminar Coordinator (2)
Volunteer Coordinator (2)
Social Coordinator (2)

NOMINATIONS DUE:
Friday, March 2nd, 2018 @ 6pm in the SS 509 office (please hand in forms to the office hour host OR slide your form under the door)
Nomination form (available online or in the office):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eVpt1nX2U44ezqZHhctBxRm5CSbUhGcga6AWq6HTIjU/edit

CAMPAIGN PERIOD:
Monday, March 4th – Friday, March 9th, 2018
All campaign material must be taken down by Friday, March 9th, 2018 @ 9pm (including all forms of campaign material i.e., web, posters)

VOTING PERIOD:
Monday, March 12th – Friday, March 16th, 2018
Voting hours TBA

For all rules and regulations on how to run, please refer to these slides:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tWC5oN_A8nfsfUopv-8o11efmJeBk8G88TtQujAUZuo/edit

Questions? Comments? Please send any concerns to the CRO team at psa.copres@gmail.com

02/26/18

NeuroXChange Conference

NeuroXChange is a unique neuroscience and mental health conference held at McMaster University open to undergraduate students across Ontario. This conference is designed to bring together future neuroscientists to network, learn, and present their research to fellow peers. Students
are encouraged to present their research OR to register as attendees.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in neuroscience, mental health or research in general, we highly encourage you to attend. There will be keynote addresses from Dr. Douglas Crawford and Dr. Stephanie R. Penney, as well as a panels consisting of neuroscience graduate students and mental health professionals. If you are currently doing a project in the field of neuroscience, this is a great opportunity to present your research. Students
presenting their research will have the opportunity to win
cash prizes as well as a chance to be published in the McMaster Undergraduate Health Sciences Journal, the Meducator.

To register/apply to be a presenter, please use the following links, which are also found on our website (found below). The deadline is Friday, March 30th, 11:59pm for both attendees and presenters.

Attendees and Poster Presenters: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/neuroxchange-conference-2018-ti…

Oral Presenters: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSepYoxscI6fGpwfrb…/viewform

For further details, please consult:
Our website: https://biopsych.wixsite.com/neuroxchange2018
Our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/192819868133535/
If you have any questions not addressed on our website, please send us an email at neuroxchange@gmail.com

NeuroXchange 2018 Poster

02/22/18

Working For Mental Health Forum

Are you interested in volunteering or finding a career in the mental health field?
Do you want to know how you might use your degree toward finding work in neuroscience or psych research, psychotherapy, advocacy and public awareness, and other mental health-related work?
Come to the Working for Mental Health Forum. William Doo Auditorium, March 9, 2-5 pm. Listen to keynote speakers and join breakout discussions to explore what your options might be.
Please register at: http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/w4mh2018/
Feel free to join our Facebook Event page for important updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/167156047240715/
We look forward to seeing you there! 
Cheers, 
The W4MH Committee
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02/22/18

Survey Participants Needed!

Sexual violence is an epidemic on UofT campus.

Silence is Violence, a grassroots, anti-sexual violence collective at the University of Toronto, is calling for students to complete a survey on sexual violence on campus.  Students in all programs are encouraged to do the survey, whether or not they identify as survivors of sexual violence. This is the first survey of its kind to be conducted at UofT that seeks to understand students’ perspectives about sexual violence on campus.

Please complete the survey below to help us understand how UofT students navigate issues of sexual violence on campus. Share widely with your friends and peers!

Link to survey: https://sexualviolenceatuoft.questionpro.com

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