Please check back on a regular basis, as new events are added regularly!

 

Psychology Study Skills Workshop

19 Nov 2014 | 200p – 300p | MCLD 228

Developing a strong set of study skills to excel in Psychology can be challenging. The goal of this interactive workshop is to discuss and use research in memory and motivation to improve your study strategies. People who engage in this workshop will consider and practice some research based study strategies, and leave with an action plan for tackling your final exams effectively.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Catherine Rawn, who teaches students introductory psychology (101 and 102), research methods (217), statistics (218), and applied social psychology for successful learning  (208 Section 002).

 

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Faculty-Student Social

05 November 2014 | 430p – 630p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

Spend an evening with faculty members, graduate students and other staff in Psychology. Get to know your department and your fellow students better! Light snacks will be provided.

Please note: this event is open to all interested students – you need not be a PSA member.”

 

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APA-style writing workshop

21 Oct 2014 | 400p – 530p | Swing 405 | 45 spots available

APA style is the most commonly used formatting and citation style in psychology and other social sciences. For those new to APA style, it can be difficult to know just what to do or where to look for easy to understand, reliable information. This workshop on the basics of APA style will give you a firm foundation in APA style, including citation guidelines (when, where, why, and how to cite your sources), formatting papers in APA style, and general guidelines to follow when writing an academic paper in psychology. Participants will learn about APA style in a brief lecture, with several hands-on activities. Please bring a pen or pencil and a highlighter.

Space is limited and will be reserved for the first 45 individuals to RSVP to Lisa <psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca> (**please provide your first and last name as well as your email address**). You will receive a confirmation email the day before the event to confirm your registration.

Please note that you need not be a member of PSA to RSVP for this event.

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Faculty-Student Social

08 October 2014 | 430p – 630p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

Spend an evening with faculty members, graduate students and other staff in Psychology. Get to know your department and your fellow students better! Light snacks will be provided.

Please note: this event is open to all interested students – you need not be a PSA member.”

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Academic resume (CV) workshop

30 Sept 2014 | 130P – 230P | 40 spaces available | Swing 107

Come and learn about how to format and develop an academic resume! This workshop is appropriate for students planning to continue their education after their undergraduate degree. While this workshop will focus on information pertinent to graduate studies in Psychology, we will do our best to provide guidance for other relevant programs (e.g., medicine). This workshop will be led by Drs. Michael Souza and Sunaina Assanand and is sponsored by the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) and the 2014-15 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

It is not necessary to RSVP for this event but do note that room capacity is limited to 40 students and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Note: This event is open to all students – you need not be a PSA member to attend.

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Graduate School in Psychology workshop series (2 of 3):

A chat with current UBC graduate students

30 Sept 2014 | 500p – 615p | Swing 122

This event will provide you with a valuable opportunity to connect with some of the fantastic graduate students in our department. Graduate student speakers will answer a small set of prepared questions from the moderator, and then the panel will open up to questions from the audience. Take this amazing opportunity to ask the burning questions you have about getting into and succeeding in graduate school in psychology!

The speakers (and their associated area of focus) include:  to be announced soon!

This event is for Psychology Students’ Association members only. Annual membership is only $10 and you may join at the door of this event. Please bring exact change to expedite the membership process. Please plan to come ~10 minutes early to expedite the membership process so that the event starts in a timely manner.

This workshop is sponsored by the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) and the 2014-15 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

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PSA Icebreaker 2014

26 Sept 2014 | 500p – 630p | Kenny 2101

When should you start building connections at UBC? Why not now?! Come attend our PSA icebreaker where you can have the opportunity to connect and have fun with other fellow students interested in Psychology and to learn more about exactly how you can benefit from a membership with PSA. Our PSA executives will share their opinions on how to use our resources effectively, their own experiences, along with a reflection of their own involvement in this club. After our event, we will offer a tour around our maze-like departmental home, the Kenny building.

Please note: This event is open to all interested students (no membership required)

For more information, please check the PSA website (psa.psych.ubc.ca) or email Leigh (psa.president@psych.ubc.ca)

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Graduate School in Psychology workshop series (1 of 3):

A chat with Dr. Sheila Woody (Director of the UBC Psychology Graduate Program)

23 Sept 2014 | 500p – 630p | Swing 121

Are you considering graduate studies in psychology? Not sure what it takes to be competitive for UBC Psychology and other highly-ranked universities? This workshop, led by Dr. Sheila Woody, Director of the UBC Psychology Graduate Program and Professor of Psychology, will discuss a number of topics that you should be thinking about as you head in this direction (e.g., marks, GREs, research experience). At the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of the application process and what shapes a strong application.

This event is for Psychology Students’ Association members only. Annual membership is only $10 and you may join at the door of this event. Please bring exact change to expedite the membership process. Please plan to come ~10 minutes early to expedite the membership process so that the event starts in a timely manner.

This workshop is sponsored by the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) and the 2014-15 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Michael Souza

22 Sept 2014 | 5:00p – 6:00p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

Join us for the evening and get to know one of your psychology professors – Dr. Michael Souza.

Dr. Michael Souza is an Instructor I in the Learning Enhancement area of the Department of Psychology. With respect to teaching, he spans a variety of 100, 200, and 300-level courses and has a particular interest in brain injury and recovery. With service, he is interested in promoting student skills and engagement across a variety of mediums. He also serves as the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology.

Dr. Souza will chat about his path to his current position, what has inspired him along the way, and some of the exciting things he is involved in. This is also a valuable opportunity to ask him any questions that you might have, as he has agreed to answer almost anything that you are curious about.

Note: This event is open to all students – you need not be a PSA member to attend.

Questions? Please email Rachel (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca)

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Psychology Information Session on Arts Co-op/Internship, Go Global, and Service Learning

16 Sept 2014 | 400p – 530p | SWING 122

Are you considering any of the following UBC learning experiences?

· Arts Co-op Program
· Arts Internship Program
· Go Global (Exchange)
· Community-Based Experiential Learning (CBEL), including International Service Learning, Trek & Reading Week, and course-based opportunities

· Arts Tri-Mentoring program

Experiences in ALL of these programs will help you build your skills, network, and discover your interests!

Come to an information session for Psychology majors and learn about how these programs work, the types of work and community experiences you can expect, and more.

Full program details can be found at:
· Arts Co-Program: www.artscoop.ubc.ca; deadline to apply is September 24
· Arts Internship Program: www.careers.ubc.ca; deadline to apply is Oct 15

· Arts Tri-Mentoring Program: http://students.arts.ubc.ca/involvement/arts-tri-mentoring-program/; deadline to apply is Sept 23
· Go Global: http://www.students.ubc.ca/global
· Community-Based Experience Learning: www.students.ubc.ca/communitylearning

Note: This event is open to all students – you need not be a PSA member to attend.

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Imagine Day | 1st Faculty-Student Social of the 2014-15 academic year!

02 Sept 2014 | 230p – 400p | Kenny Atrium (2nd floor)

After checking out the Imagine Day orientation for Psychology, come spend part of your afternoon with fellow students and members of the Psychology Department. Get to know your department and your fellow students a bit better over complementary food and drinks.

Please note: this event is open to all interested students – you do not need to be a PSA member.

 

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To get a sense of the kind of events that PSA holds during the academic year, feel free to visit our archive of events from previous years

 

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