Volunteer Opportunity!

Frontier College Literacy Program at U of T St. George

Downtown Area Program Sites – Fall 2017

Email: utoronto@frontiercollege.ca; Website: http://utfrontiercollege.wordpress.com

After-School Learning Programs for Children

A) Newcomer Homework Club
What: Homework support program for elementary children (grades 3 – 8) of newcomer families living in
Regent Park.
Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament St. between Gerrard and Dundas.
When: Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Site Coordinators: Stephen Hong: stephen.hong@utoronto.ca

B) Scadding Court Community Centre After-School Homework Help
What: Homework support, reading, and other learning activities for elementary school children.
Where: 707 Dundas West at Bathurst
When: Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Alexandra Jundler: alexandra_jundler@hotmail.com
Learning Programs for Preschoolers/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Learning Programs for Preschool/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers develop and lead literacy programming including: story time,
arts and crafts, circle time with songs, activities that help preschoolers (3 years old) develop basic
literacy and numeracy concepts
Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Site Coordinator: Sophie Cation: sophie.cation@mail.utoronto.ca

Tutoring for High School Students

A) Heydon Park Secondary School
What: Heydon Park is a career focused high school for girls who have special learning needs.
Volunteers provide one-to- one tutoring and/or in-class support to students.
Where: 70 D’Arcy St. at Beverley (just north of Dundas)
When: Minimum 1 school period, any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Robin Fisher: robin.fisher@mail.utoronto.ca

Adult ESL Programs

A) Newcomer ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in Regent Park meet their personal learning
goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Parliament and Gerrard
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher
education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
B) Alexandra Park ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in the Alexandra Park community meet their
personal learning goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Dundas and Spadina
When: Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Jenny Shao: jingyu.shao@mail.utoronto.ca

No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
Additional Information:
A total of 6 hours of tutor training is provided in two 3 hour segments (mandatory), followed by other
professional development opportunities. All training is free. The next training sessions will be in early fall
2017 at the Frontier College main office, specific days and times to be announced.


Join the Inkblot Team!

Hello everyone!

Inkblot is the undergraduate psychology journal at the University of Toronto. We are recruiting editors, layout editors, and a marketing manager* to help with the seventh issue of Inkblot! Some benefits of being part of an undergraduate editorial board include:

  1. Helps improve your writing and research skills. As an editor, you will learn to critically evaluate your peers’ literature reviews and primary research papers. This will in turn help improve your own 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 will make up a significant portion of your work. Familiarizing yourself with the process makes it less daunting for when you have to publish during graduate school.
  3. Develop desirable skills for the workplace or for future education. Being an editor for an undergraduate journal demonstrates your knowledge of good writing, time management skills, leadership, initiative, familiarity with the publication process, and your support of research endeavours. Being a marketing manager also demonstrates your ability to contribute to the growth of an organization and to work well in a team, and is great for individuals seeking future roles in promotional work.
  4.  A great way to appreciate and support undergraduate writing, and to be more engaged with the psychology community at UofT!

If you would like to be a part of this amazing editorial opportunity, please follow the appropriate links to your application of interest:

Editor application (due Sept. 30): https://goo.gl/forms/xLtH9dNLZe0L36Kt1

Layout editor application (due Oct. 15)https://goo.gl/forms/SJrxKoGR7nQwWKBz1

Marketing manager application (due Oct. 7): https://goo.gl/forms/dCB9mHXYzqcO115f2
*No past marketing experience necessary.

For each position, please fill out the appropriate application form and follow the detailed instructions within each form (each position has different, unique instructions for  applicants).

More information regarding each role can also be found within the respective application forms!

Please visit our website for more information, along with past Inkblot issues: inkblotuoft.wordpress.com. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to email Kayla at inkblotjournal@gmail.com.

Kayla Liu


Inkblot: The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology



Toronto Forensic Research eXchange

On May 25th 2017, Ryerson University will host the 2nd annual Toronto
Forensic Research eXchange (FRX), a free networking and information
sharing event for professionals, researchers, and students working in law,
corrections/forensic mental health, policing, and youth justice. Please
register on our website (www.TorontoFRX.com).

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Extern Job Shadowing Program

Dear Department of Psychology (Grad & Undergrad) & PSA,

 I’m pleased to announce an exciting opportunity that I’d love to share with you! I currently run a program called the Extern Job Shadowing Program that provides an experiential learning opportunities for students to shadow professionals within our community to learn more about their career, organization, and industry. Please circulate this email to your ListServs and any interested students you come across!

We currently have an opening for two students to meet with a Recreational Therapist and a Creative Arts Therapist, in the Veteran’s Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. This opportunity is a one day placement, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. A detailed placement listing is attached.

All interested students must submit an emailed application answering the two below qualifying questions no later than April 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Please read the posting carefully to ensure you are able to meet all the requirements and pre-requisites before applying. Selected students will also need to attend an in-person orientation to the program prior to the placement period (will be scheduled once notified).

  • How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
  • 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)
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Extern placement opportunity, please feel free to contact me.



Carol Lam

Coordinator, Career Exploration

University of Toronto Career Centre  |  214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9

Tel: 416-978-7764 | careers.utoronto.ca or cln.utoronto.ca


Psychology Research Opportunity Program: Info Session

Are you a first year thinking of applying to a psychology ROP?

Come out to the PSA’s ROP info session! We’ve invited Alison Chasteen, a past research project supervisor, and past ROP students to speak on their experiences including: what labs are looking for in a ROP applicant, the role of students in the research project, how students’ participation was marked and how students can achieve academic success with the project.

RVSP on our Facebook Page!

The event will take place Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 2-4pm, room TBA.

For more information about the ROP series please visit http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop


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


NeuroXChange: Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

Dear University of Toronto (St. George),

McMaster University will be hosting our seventh annual NeuroXChange Conference on April 28th, 2017 and we would like to invite you to join us. NeuroXChange is a unique neuroscience and mental health conference 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. Registration is officially OPEN at http://www.neuroxchange.info/.

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. The conference will include a panel of graduate students, professors, and mental health professionals who will provide insight into their careers in research. This year, we have the pleasure of welcoming two keynote speakers: Dr. Paul Frankland who studies remote memory and adult neurogenesis at SickKids, as well as Dr. Paul Andrews whose evolutionary psychology research lab at McMaster University looks at the evolution of depression.

Please find attached this year’s poster, as well as the abstract book from last year’s conference to gain a better understanding of the NeuroXChange Conference. We also kindly ask that you please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending or presenting at the conference.


Please feel free to email us at neuroxchange@gmail.com with any further inquiries and check out our website at http://www.neuroxchange.info. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


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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.

York CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year’s program will be held June 5-9, 2017.

This year’s summer school will be substantially expanded, as part of the VISTA initiative that will dramatically increase the number of faculty members and students engaging in vision research at York University in the coming years.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty members on current research topics in vision science, as well as hands-on experience in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes research on human visual perception, computer vision, visual neuroscience, 3D film, immersive environments, and visual disorders.

The program accepts undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research.  It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2017, and who are interested in investigating vision science as a possible area of research.  Citizens of all countries are eligible.

The program covers all transportation costs, and provides on-campus accommodations and meals.

Application instructions are available on the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss.  The application deadline is February 15, 2017, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2017.

For further information, see the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss, or write to Dr. Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca).