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; 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 🙂

RA opportunity!

The Clinical Research Laboratory at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is currently seeking volunteer research assistants to support ongoing assessment and treatment studies. Successful applicants will support data entry and coding, participant recruitment and screening, and other regulatory (i.e., research ethics and quality assurance) procedures. Thorough training in hospital policies and laboratory methods will be provided. Minimum time commitment is 7.5 hours per week, for one year.

We will accept applications from undergraduate students (2nd year or higher). To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Volunteer with Toronto Western Hospital!

Volunteer research assistant needed:

Energetic and enthusiastic volunteer research assistant needed to help
with transcribing interviews, filing, and administrative tasks in the
Bariatric Surgery Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. The Bariatric
Surgery Program is a dynamic department consisting of a team of health
professionals from a variety of disciplines including psychologists,
psychiatrists, psychometrists, nurse practitioners, social workers,
surgeons and dietitians. The team conducts pre-surgical assessments of
patients considering bariatric surgery and post-surgical follow-up for
five years after surgery.

*The eligible candidate will be a responsible, conscientious and
quick-learning individual who ideally is familiar with SPSS (individuals
who are not familiar with SPSS but have knowledge of Excel are also
invited to apply) with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

*Candidate would be available one day per week, either Mondays or Tuesdays
and is able to begin immediately. The volunteer should have completed at
least their first year of undergraduate studies in psychology. While this
position does not involve patient contact, there are opportunities to
observe patient groups, and to attend clinic research meetings. This
position would be ideal for someone who is interested in health
psychology, eating behaviours and obesity, and clinical or counselling

Interested applicants should email Chau Du at with a recent
curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, and two references that may be
contacted.  Deadline to apply: Friday March 17, 2017 at 6:00pm

Psychology Research Opportunity Program: Info Session

Are you a first year thinking of applying to a psychology ROP?

Come out to the PSA’s ROP info session! We’ve invited Alison Chasteen, a past research project supervisor, and past ROP students to speak on their experiences including: what labs are looking for in a ROP applicant, the role of students in the research project, how students’ participation was marked and how students can achieve academic success with the project.

RVSP on our Facebook Page!

The event will take place Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 2-4pm, room TBA.
For more information about the ROP series please visit

MEng Info Session

MEng Info Session.

Monday, February 27th 5:00pm-6:00pm, BA1160  

Thinking about grad school?  Not an engineer, but you have a background in math or science or perhaps social science, and an interest in applying your knowledge and skills to producing creative solutions to real world problems?

You might consider a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from the University of Toronto.  You’ll take advanced technical courses, and be able to choose from a variety of specializations that take you well beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. Plus, we offer a professional development curriculum you won’t get from any other school.  We provide a depth and breadth of education that might open new career possibilities. 

While our students are primarily engineers, each year we offer admission to a few students from other disciplines, and they’ve been very successful.  We’d like to make more non-engineers aware that pursuing a MEng is a possibility.

Please join us for an orientation session!  The event will begin with an overview presentation on the MEng, the technical course options available to students in the different departments, and discuss complementary courses and certificates in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Finance and Business.  Following the presentation, representatives from the departments and institutes will be on hand in the Bahen Centre Atrium to provide you discipline-specific information, and answer your questions.

Pizza and pop will be served.

 Please register at

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:

Confirmed alumni guests for STEM

Confirmed alumni guests for Gov’t, Social Justice, Not-for-Profit 


Carlo Siochi & Lara Roccatani

Alumni Relations Officers