Join a Committee

Being a part of a committee is a great way to meet other psychology students, plan events to assist others, and to have fun. Each committee will accept applications in their own way.

We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year! They are due by 11:59 PM on Sept. 8, 2017.

Presidential Committee

Email: psa.copres@gmail.com

As students, we ask ourselves why are things the way they are. We get the feeling for change but struggle to find the place and time to start doing so. The Presidential Committee will be a new initiative to provide the resources to accomplish this.

We are seeking individuals with a passion to create and enact change in the psychology program at the University of Toronto. The committee will hold open positions for those interested in volunteering.

The focus of the group is to tackle issues that go beyond the timeline of an academic year and to execute innovative ideas.

Volunteer expectations:

  • Assisting in the planning of events
  • Administrative tasks
  • Keeping up with communications between executives and subcommittees
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Assisting in scheduling
  • Coming up with innovative ideas and collaborations for the new year

Apply now to be a part of the 2017-18 Presidential Committee: http://bit.ly/2uRtVPi


Seminar Committee

Email: uoft.psa.seminar@gmail.com

The PSA Seminar Committee is a group of passionate undergraduate psychology students who are eager to get involved and participate in the coolest course union!

The goal of the Seminar Committee is to help enrich the academic experiences of undergrad psych students by bringing together engaging seminars outside the classrooms.  To reach this goal, the committee will provide effective support to ensure the success of upcoming psychology seminars.  Committee members will be assisting the Seminar Coordinators to plan, organize, and execute exciting seminars throughout the year.

There will be several kinds of seminars, which include career-related informative seminars, academic-related information sessions, seminars on current issues in psychology research, and other interesting topics in psychology.  Committee members will brainstorm themes and seminar topics, pick which professors to invite, talk to them, help choose an appropriate venue for upcoming seminars, prepare refreshments for upcoming events, arrange honorariums for speakers, and help promote the seminars!

Joining the Seminar Committee will be a very valuable experience. Committee members will be exposed to a group of passionate psych students, have the chance to utilize their skills to help organize awesome seminars, have opportunities to network with professors and psych graduates on an informal platform, and make amazing friends!

The chosen committee will be individuals who are enthusiastic, responsible, committed, and engaged. Selected candidates may be contacted for a short interview.

Apply now to be a part of the 2017-18 Seminar Committee: http://bit.ly/2fR6Ida


Social Committee

Email: psasocialcommittee@gmail.com

The PSA Social Committee is a group of enthusiastic individuals who use knowledge and their previous experiences to assist the social coordinators in coming up with creative ideas for events, to help prepare for and decorate our venue before events, and to discuss ways of establishing entertaining events to help bring our community closer together!

The goal of the Social Committee is to create a greater sense of community among the undergrad psych student body and to create opportunities for students to interact with the faculty in an informal environment. To reach this goal, the committee will help the Social Coordinators brainstorm ways of hosting awesome events that consistently attract a maximum number of people – we always want a full house!

We would like the Social Committee members to share their thoughts on previous PSA events that they may have attended in order to help us create and improve future events. Committee members will be encouraged to draw inspiration from other clubs and organizations in order to help determine what makes a successful event possible. Committee members are also expected to help find suitable venues for events and figure out effective ways of spending on a tight budget. Last but not least, members themselves will attend the events and spread the hype and good vibes wherever they go!

Apply now to be a part of the 2017-18 Social Committee: http://bit.ly/2wVgcbt


Academic Committee

Email: psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com

The Academic Committee is a group of dedicated undergraduate students are are eager to help improve the academic experience of others. They will assist the Academic Coordinators in running the mentorship program, updating the Graduate School Program Database and test & syllabi banks, preparing for the Dr. Freud Competition. They will also help with the Graduate Psychology Student Q&A events throughout the year.

Additional projects may include (only if the volunteers wish to undertake them): doing research into how PSY100 is taught at other universities, creating a job bank for university students etc. Volunteers are welcome to start their own projects.

The Academic Committee will have an opportunity to work closely with PSA Executives and faculty members in organizing and promoting academic events. Committee members may also receive a reference letter if needed.

Apply now to be a part of the 2017-18 Academic Committee: http://bit.ly/2vFpxFN


Volunteer Committee

Click here for information on joining our Volunteer Committee!

Apply now to be a part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Committee: http://bit.ly/2wbZg3h