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


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


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

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



UofT Leadership Opportunity

The Student Life Programs & Services at the University of Toronto is
hosting a series of free workshops titled “Learning to Lead†. This
opportunity is for returning and new undergraduate students. These
workshops will provide interactive lessons on effective leadership
practices. We welcome anyone wanting to learn what it means to be a leader
or looking to sharpen their skills.

The highly immersive workshops will touch upon critical issues highlighted
by student experience. From looking at ways to motivate your team to
advance conflict resolution, attendees will have the chance to bring their
own expertise and learn from our staff members.

Along with a meaningful networking opportunity, you will receive a
designation on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) capturing your skills and
experience signed by the Vice-Provost if you attend a minimum of five

All workshops will be held on the St. George campus and be facilitated by
staff members who are well versed in addressing everyday challenges leaders

The link to register is:


Call for Submissions

UofT Museum Studies students are developing a year long exhibition about art, student experiences and positive mental health. The show opens in April 2018 at the Bissell Building, connected to Robarts Library. They are seeking artwork in any 2D medium (drawing, painting, photography, etc.) created by current or former students in any discipline, who use art as a form of therapy and resilience. Honorariums will be included (amount TBD).

Visit https://artandmindfulness.tumblr.com/ to find out more and submit your artwork.

Questions/Concerns? Contact artandmindfulness@gmail.com


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PSA Presents: the Dr. Freud Competition

Dr. Freud Flyer

Are you a PSY100 student?

Are you competitive?

And most importantly… do you want Dr. Denton to quiz you in an exam review?


If your answer is yes to all…GOOD!


Sign up here for the 2017 Dr. Freud Competition! https://goo.gl/forms/ElBvZOInDOdCThx72 The PSA will help you review for your PSY100 final exam in a fun, competitive environment. The competition will be held in Kahoot style (Each group needs to BRING A LAPTOP with Internet access!) and Dr. Denton will be our guest host!


All you have to do is to form a group of four or five. Are you applying solo? That’s alright, because we’ll sort you into a group! (Note: ONLY 1 representative from each group needs to fill in the registration form.)


Date and Time: 1st December, 3-5 pm (Come by 2:30PM for Registration)

Location: UC 179

Refreshments will be provided.


All applications are first come, first served so round up your friends asap! Successful applicants will be contacted & confirmed, and groups/individuals on the waitlist will be notified!

For more information, check out the event page here!


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 this form. The deadline to apply is October 6th at 11:59 pm. Thoughts, comments, questions? Send the Academic committee an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com

We look forward to your application!

PSA Academic Committee


Undergrad Thesis Poster Session

Dear Psych Students

You are cordially invited to the Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session, on Thursday, March 30th, from 1-4 p.m.  The session will be held in the Psychology Department Lounge (SS4043). Our graduating Research Specialists have worked hard on a variety of interesting projects, so please support them by dropping by and seeing what they have done.

Alison Chasteen


Art Mindfulness Jam!

InvisAbilities is an organization that promotes awareness, education and support of young adults living with hidden, chronic illness. The organization’s mission is to break down societal misconceptions associated with invisible illness (e.g. Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, asthma, fibromyalgia, arthritis, endometriosis, chronic migraines, multiple sclerosis, lupus etc.) that individuals face on a daily basis. InvisAbilities also aims to educate and raise awareness in the UofT community about chronic illnesses.

To end the year, we are hosting an Art Mindfulness Jam on March 17th from 3-5 pm (location: Board Room, Hart House). Come and relax in a friendly atmosphere with fun arts and crafts and even better company! To RSVP to this event, please contact UofTBuddyProgram@gmail.com; you can also indicate your interest on this facebook page! This event is open to anyone – with and without illness. You are also not required to disclose any illness(es). We hope to see you there 🙂 – Art supplies and Tutorials will be provided 🙂



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