Stoicon-X Toronto 2019

‘Stoicon-X events are annual conferences organized around the world. The theme for this year’s conference in Toronto is PRACTICE. Stoicism is a highly practical philosophy. It is meant to be put into action and it is not designed for those who prefer to stay on the armchair. However, since the majority of the ancient texts are missing, we are uncertain of how the Stoics actually practiced. The Modern Stoic movement has found itself and is now in the process of discovering and developing ways to practice both individually and collectively. This year’s conference is meant to continue this discussion.’ You […]

Become a StarLab Research Assistant!

The StarLab ( is looking for volunteer research assistants! In order to apply, you must be a current undergraduate student at UofT. Research Assistants typically spend 8-10 hours per week (which includes one evening shift per week and two weekend days per month). Tasks related to this role include: Calling families to schedule in-lab testing Performing literature reviews Attending recruitment events at off-site locations Assisting with in-lab and off-site testing Designing stimuli Inputting and analyzing data Reading articles in preparation for lab meeting   If you are interested, please fill out the application here. Feel free to contact the lab […]

Online Research Study on Trauma

We are a research team at the Wisdom & Identity Lab at the University of Toronto – OISE under the supervision of Dr. Michel Ferrari. We are conducting a research study to examine¬†the factors that explain the relationship between experiencing a traumatic event and the possibility of growth and/or positive outcomes following adversity. We are looking for participants to complete a quick online survey about a previous traumatic event that they have experienced.¬†Trauma is defined as being exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence, in the following way(s), direct exposure, witnessing […]