CALL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS! SEXposium 2018 Science Outreach Conference at the ROM

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* Call for Abstracts*

*Deadline*: June 18th, 2018

*SEXposium 2018: The Science of Love and Sex*

Love, Sex & Gender Science Outreach Conference

*www.SEXposium.ca* <http://www.sexposium.ca/>

*Where:* Royal Ontario Museum <https://www.rom.on.ca/en#/gallery/recent>,
Toronto, CA

*When:* Friday June 29th, 2018

*Registration: *$40

SEXposium is a day where sex and science converge, bringing academic and
community audiences together to exchange ideas on love and sex. Serving
students, researchers, and the incurably curious, our mission is to spark
conversation, connection, and curiosity about love, sex, and gender, and
apply the latest research findings to improve relationships, health and
well-being. We also serve up-and-coming scholars- giving students a public
platform to share findings, forge collaborations, and advance their careers.

On *Friday June 29th, *join us at at the Royal Ontario Museum for a day of
provocative dialogue and sexual discovery- packed with talks and posters
that explore the science of sex appeal, sex differences, sexual
orientation, romantic chemistry, and everything in-between.

SEXposium presenters will receive daytime access to talks, panel
discussions, and posters (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), and after-dark access to the
SEXposium aftershow at ROM Friday Night Live
<https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live>, featuring ROM
galleries and exhibitions, live DJs, drag queens, body painting and more!

*Volunteer Opportunities*

Got a passion for science education and outreach? SEXposium is recruiting
student volunteers to help make this year’s meeting a success. Volunteers
be current graduate or undergraduate students. Students providing 4+ hours
of their time will receive FREE SEXposium 2018 admission and discounted
access to ROM Friday Night Live.

*Space is limited and **sign-up closes June 18th, 2018.  **Apply
online at **www.SEXposium.ca/volunteer

*Speaking Opportunities*

SEXposium welcomes quantitative and qualitative research relating to love,
sex, and gender.  In addition to invited speakers, the symposium will
feature graduate and undergraduate poster & oral presentations, giving
researchers a forum to:

*Share your research with academic and community audiences*
*Network with peers & experts conducting research in your area*
*Explore the ROM after dark and enjoy live DJs, drag, and body
painting at Friday Night Live*

Students may present a poster, or apply to be considered by the for a
speedtalk (3 min).

Awards will be granted to outstanding oral and poster presentations.

*The deadline for poster and talk submissions is Monday, June 18, 2018*.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via the conference
website: *www.SEXposium.ca <http://www.sexposium.ca/>*

*Guest Speakers*

*Geert De Vries and Nancy Forger*, Georgia State University. *2018 Keynote
Speakers. *

*Sex Differences in the Brain: A Whole-Body Perspective*

*Ray Blanchard*, University of Toronto

*How and (Possibly) Why Older Brothers Influence Sexual Orinetation in
Later-born Males*

*Terry Humphreys*, Trent University

*Sexual Consent in the #MeToo Era*

*Sue Johnson*, Int. Centre for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

*What Bonding Science Tells Us About Sex*

*Jim Pfaus*, Concordia University

*Female Sexual Desire: Is it really THAT enigmatic?*

*Michael Salter*, SickKids

*Sex, Pain, and Microglia*

*Micael Seto*, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

*What are Chronophilias?*

*Morag Yule*, Toronto Sexuality Centre

*Human Asexuality: What have we learned about a lack of sexual attraction?*

*Supported Research Areas*

SEXposium welcomes submissions on diverse topics, including, but not
limited to:

*Love, intimacy & attachment processes*
*Desire, arousal, & sexual function*
*Genders & sexualities*
*Sex differences & sexual differentiation*
*Sexual selection & reproductive strategies*
*Biological bases of attachment & love*

*For questions regarding the program or abstract submission, contact
the SEXposium Program Committee Co-Chair: Diana Peragine at


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



What does the cosmos sound like? How can cognitive science help solve our meaning crisis? What are the pitfalls of developing AI solutions?

Join us at #TEDxUofT as the #UofT community comes together to share, deconstruct, and internalize ideas, and walk away with broader perspectives. Student tickets now available https://www.tedxuoft.com/conference#ticketing

This year, two of the speakers are from our very own psychology department – Dr. Dan Dolderman, who will be discussing society and how it needs to be re-organized to address the issue of climate change, as well as Dr. John Vervaeke, who is focusing on the mind and how it fits into topics like artificial intelligence and neuroscience.

For more information, please check the event page below:


PSA Presents: Tea with Profs

Tea With Profs Banner FINAL
DATE: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
TIME: 10am-12pm
LOCATION: Psychology Lounge (SS 4043)

The Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) presents our annual event, Tea with Professors!

Have you ever found it difficult to go up to your professor after class or attend their office hours? Have you ever wished you could discuss your interests in psychology with our faculty, but found it too intimidating to do so? If your answer is yes to either, here’s the opportunity for you!

At this event, you’ll be given the chance to interact with a number of professors and their graduate students in our psychology department. Whether it’s learning more about your professors’ work, getting some advice on choosing the right path, or even asking about potential research opportunities, this is the perfect event for you! While chatting away, you’ll also be able to enjoy a cup of tea (or coffee), along with a selection of sophisticated snacks. Don’t miss out on this incredible way to close out the semester before finals season approaches!

Our guest list will be announced gradually as the event nears, so make sure to keep yourselves posted by following this page! 😉


Masters Program at Knox College

MPS degree with focus in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy is a Master’s program that integrate spirituality and psychotherapy. This comprehensive program offers over 400 classroom hours in the theory and practice of psychotherapy along with Practicum courses with at least 240 hours of direct client contact hours. Students will take seven basic theological courses as well. Upon graduation, students will meet the entry-to-practice competencies of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

The goal of the program is to create a generation of therapists who are psychologically and spiritually literate; who support clients according to their own worldview/belief system utilizing spiritually-integrated psychotherapy.

If this sounds like the right program for you, please contact our Admissions Counsellor, Megan Shin (megan.shin@utoronto.ca), and join us for our open house on Tuesday, March 6th. Please register online at http://www.knox.utoronto.ca/openhouse

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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

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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! 
The W4MH Committee
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The Undergraduate Journal of Exercise Science (UJES) is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Issue. Students can submit their work from research courses or class assignments. UJES accepts 12 different types of articles including: original research, reviews, case reports,

interviews, and commentaries/perspectives. Please refer to our Submission Guidelines for more information or visit our website. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

UJES is the first open-source, peer-reviewed, student-run journal in the area of exercise science that offers free submissions and access to articles.

For specific inquires, please send an email to editor-in-chief@ujes.ca