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

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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


LeadHERship Conference

LeadHERship is a women’s leadership event where students, alumni, faculty and administration come together to enjoy food, network and foster mentor-mentee relationships.

Join us for an afternoon where students, staff, faculty and community members will engage and learn about more inclusive and holistic notions of leadership, what’s happening on campus and interesting facts and endeavors through connecting with other women. Students will also discuss their
personal leadership style and ways in which they are affected or enhanced by gender.

After partaking in LeadHERship’s 2018 discussion exploring
community-building, allyship and support, continue to embrace the theme of “Women in Leadership: A Thriving Community” by attending the social hour.

Hosted in partnership with the UTSU Women’s Commission
(https://www.utsu.ca/commissions/) and Clubs & Leadership Development at Student Life (https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/cld).

Event Details 

Hart House, Debates Room
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12 – 2 p.m.
Lunch Provided

Community Connections to Follow

Hart House, East Common Room
Thursday, March 8, 2018
2 – 4 p.m.
Light Refreshment Provided

For more information, please refer to this link.

Register at https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/cld/leadHERship-registration by Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9 a.m. to attend the main event.

No registration is needed for Community Connections. The events can be attended separately if you are unable to attend both.

Click http://harthouse.ca/accessibility/ for more information on how to access Hart House.

Questions? Email us at leadership@utoronto.ca

*No admission fee to attend*


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)


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


TA Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program Teaching Excellence Awards close on February 28th.

Students and instructors can nominate a TA via online forms: http://tatp.utoronto.ca/awards/ta-awards/

Departments can nominate a graduate student Course Instructor by submitting a nomination package. More information is available online:http://tatp.utoronto.ca/awards/ci-award/

These awards recognize the valuable contributions of TAs and graduate student Course Instructors to undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and seek to honour those who exhibit exceptional leadership in their teaching. Winners receive a framed certificate and monetary award. The TA Teaching Excellence Award winners are invited to participate in a panel during the 2018 Tri-Campus TA Day. The CI Teaching Excellence Award shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the 2018 Teaching & Learning Symposium.

We sincerely appreciate any help in promoting awareness of these awards. Please see attached for poster to include in your communications. Information regarding eligibility and the nomination process can be found online: http://tatp.utoronto.ca/awards/

If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact:

Kathleen Olmstead
Communications & Project Manager, CTSI

Fady Shanouda
TATP Social Sciences Team Coordinator, TA Teaching Excellence Award Chair

Joel Rodgers
TATP Course Instructor Training Coordinator, CI Teaching Excellence Award Chair