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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1181770838606503/
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 

Sincerely,

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!

Sincerely,

NeuroXChange Planning Committeefile-page1

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).

Recruiting Members: Mental Health Commission at UC Lit

The University College student government (UC Lit) at the University of Toronto St. George is recruiting members for its new Mental Health Commission. Members of this commission will:

-Meet once a month to discuss mental health issues in the university and provide possible solutions. 

-Help in the planning and execution of various events, keeping with the theme of stigma reduction. 

-Be an advocate for improving mental health services in our university.

This is a great opportunity to interact with notable members of the mental health community, and to create significant change in issues surrounding mental health at the university. 

Note: Although this commission is geared towards University College students, all students are welcome to join. 

If you are interested in joining the commission, please send an email to ucmentalhealth@gmail.com or visit us at www.facebook.com/mentalhealthUC 

Recruiting Volunteer Research Assistants

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

Research volunteer qualifications:

-mature individual comfortable handling confidential information

-able to work in a fast paced professional environment

-currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (all levels) in psychology

-interest in pursuing graduate studies in psychology/medicine

-experience or knowledge in basics of SPSS (asset but not required) 

Individuals must be available to volunteer once a week for 3-4 hour shifts for a period of 3 months or longer.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resume, cover letter and availability to Alexa Fine at: afine@startclinic.ca.

EXPERIMENT PARTICIPATION: Neuroscience Study

Would you like to be a test subject in a neuroscience study? Have your brain activity measured and your attention and memory tested? (Compensation $15/hr)

 I would like to invite anybody aged 18-35 (must be right-handed and not have difficulties with hearing) to participate in a research study examining the mechanisms of long term memory for complex sound and attention in the brain (we will be measuring neural activity using an “electroencephalogram” or EEG).

The study is approximately 4 hours long. You will be compensated with $15 per hour plus travel expenses (TTC). You can have the option of coming in for one 4 hour session, or two 2 hour sessions.

The study will involve a “training phase” during which you will learn the location of an auditory target (tone) within complex audio-clips. You will be asked to remember the location of the tone within each audio-clip for the purpose of the following “memory task”. During both these tasks you will just be listening to sounds and pressing a button to make appropriate responses.

About midway through the session, we will set up the EEG – several electrodes will be placed on your scalp, face and neck (the skin is rubbed with an alcohol pad and the electrodes are attached with a sticky gel). The EEG is completely pain-less and risk-free (Approx 45 minutes set-up). You will then complete an “attention task” as we record EEG activity.

We have availability several days a week at the end of July, in August, and following months. Upon contact, I can offer several time slots to choose from.

Please email Jacqueline Zimmermann (jazimmermann@research.baycrest.org) if you are interested!

The study is being conducted at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital, located at 3560 Bathurst Street.