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

Final Poster 2- siv research

02/15/18

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

02/8/18

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)

or

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

01/19/18

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

01/17/18

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

01/16/18

Training Mental Habits Study

ARE YOU A WORRIER?

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

*   DO YOU HAVE A HABIT OF WORRYING ABOUT MANY DIFFERENT THINGS – FOR
EXAMPLE, WORK/SCHOOL, HEALTH, FINANCES, DAY-TO-DAY TASKS?
*   DOES WORRYING INTERFERE WITH YOUR LIFE – MAKING IT HARD TO ENJOY
THINGS AND CAUSING TENSION OR DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING?
*   DO OTHER PEOPLE SAY YOU WORRY TOO MUCH?
*   DO YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR WORRYING?

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
email CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA<mailto:CAPLAB@PSYCH.RYERSON.CA> with the
name of the study in the subject line. YOU WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR
PARTICIPATION IF ELIGIBLE.

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
Board.

01/16/18

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

Featuring:

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
Ontario

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

http://www.cvent.com/d/ttqd8c