Academic resume (CV) workshop

02 Apr 2014 | 200P – 300P | 30 spaces available | Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny 2510)

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 2013-14 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 30 students and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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Entrance Exam Information Session

25 March 2014 | 5:00pm-6:00pm | Kenny 2101 (No RSVP required)

Have you recently discovered your new-found passion to become a researcher, a professor, a doctor, or even a lawyer? If you’re at the end of your second, third, or fourth year, now is the time to think about studying for your entrance exams! Come join us for this new workshop led by Jon Bolton, the Kaplan campus manager at UBC, who will be discussing everything you need to know about these admissions tests into graduate or professional programs.

Topics he will be covering:

- The reality & importance of standardized tests

- Differences between standardized tests and undergraduate exams

- Testing formats and scoring

- Admissions Criteria and Applications

- Details on free Kaplan events and resources

Kaplan Test Prep has been helping students prepare for entrance exams (e.g. GRE and MCAT) longer than anyone else. They train students on how to take these tests by teaching proven methods and strategies that help raise test scores, which in turn create for more competitive applications to graduate and professional programs.

This event is for PSA members only. Annual membership is only $10 and you may join at the door of this event. Please plan to come ~10 minutes early so that we can start the event in a timely manner. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Questions? Please contact Kelsey Chan at psa.president@psych.ubc.ca.

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Honours and Directed Studies Program Seminar 

13 March 2014 | 5:30 – 6:30pm | Kenny 2101

Now that you have found your niche in the Psychology program at UBC, are you curious to find out more about what programs you can be involved in within the Psychology program? Come to our Honours and Directed Studies Program seminar to find out more about these two programs! Not only will we be providing you with some general information about requirements, who to talk to, what each program entails, but you will also have the opportunity to hear personal experiences from students who have been in these programs. The seminar will consist of a student panel undergraduate and graduate students, who will be able to answer any and all questions that you may have about these two programs!

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

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

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2014 Psychology Career Panel

6 March 2014| 6:00-7:00PM | BUCH A103

Explore your options at the 2014 Psychology Career Panel, a panel that has been put together to cater specifically to UBC’s BA and BSc Psychology students!

This event will feature five professionals whose degree in psychology has led them down a successful career path. Attendees and panelists will have a chance to interact in a short mix-and-mingle session that will follow the panel discussion.

You need not be a Psychology major to attend, but you do have to be a PSA member. Membership until the end of term costs $10 and you may join at the door of the event. Refreshments will be served! Please plan to come ~10 minutes early to so that we can start the event in a timely manner. No RSVP required.

For more information, please contact Leigh Chu at psa.vpacademics@psych.ubc.ca

————PANELISTS————

Cameron Anderson

Cameron is working full-time as an inpatient acute care psychiatrist at Vancouver General Hospital.  His work involves the clinical care of a diverse, often marginalized population of individuals with major mental illness; as well, he greatly enjoys his role as clinical and didactic educator of medical students.

Cameron completed a BA in Psychology and English literature at UBC.

Jasroop Grewal

Jasroop has practiced as a litigation lawyer and has experience in the areas of personal injury, family, and business litigation. He completed his BA in Psychologsy from UBC.

John de Haas

John has been working as an Inspector with the Vancouver Police Department for 35 years in numerous roles, including Emergency Response Team, Criminal Intelligence Services BC, Youth Services, Community & Victim Services…etc. He completed his BA in Psychology at UBC.

Liz McKenna

Liz is a clinical counsellor. She supervised a multi-disciplinary team working with Anorexia Nervosa/Bulimia Nervosa. Liz not only works with children with cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social or psychological issues, but also individuals who suffer from OCD, Borderline, Bipolar, Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

She obtained her BA in Psychology and Fine Arts Studio Work at UBC.

Paige Lai

Paige is an Investment Advisor Assistant who assists the Wong Group of CIBC with client support and administration, with four years of financial and banking experience. She holds a BA in Psychology from the UBC.

Rose McLachlan

Rose is the Admissions Director for Eaton Educational Group. She manages six schools/centers in Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock, and Victoria. She is responsible for developing and overseeing the admissions process at six schools/centers.

Rose obtained a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at UBC.

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Academic resume (CV) workshop

05 Mar 2014 | 100P – 200P | 50 spaces available | Swing 109

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 2013-14 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 50 students and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Jiaying Zhao

12 Feb 2014 | 4:00p – 5:00p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

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

Dr. Jiaying is an assistant professor in the cognitive science area of our department, conducting research on environmental psychology . With respect to research, Dr. Jiaying is interested in understanding the psychology of scarcity, in terms of identifying and explaining the cognitive consequences of resource scarcity. Through various projects, Dr. Jiaying is interested in developing various  behavioral interventions strategies that mitigate the impact of scarcity.

Dr. Jiaying will chat about her path to her current position, what has inspired her along the way, and some of the exciting research that she is involved in. This is also a valuable opportunity to ask her any questions that you might have, as she 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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca)

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Academic resume (CV) workshop

12 Feb 2014 | 100P – 200P | 50 spaces available | Swing 109

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 2013-14 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 50 students and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

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Living with Alzheimer: Stories from Patient & Family Member

11 Feb 2014 | 4:00-5:00PM | MATH 225

Remember the love story between Allie and Noah from The Notebook ? Is that actually what it’s like when memories start to fade? With the support of Alzheimer Society of BC, we would like to invite you to an invaluable opportunity to hear the experience/emotions associated with Alzheimer’s disease from an early stage speaker and a family member. Also, Alzheimer Society’s First Link Coordinator will teach us the importance of early diagnosis for dementia.

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 so that we can start the event in a timely manner.

No RSVP required.

For more information, please contact Leigh Chu at psa.vpacademics@psych.ubc.ca

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The Next Step to Psychology

6 Feb 2014 | 5:00-6:00 PM | SWING 105

Are you new to Psychology? Maybe you’re unsure about whether to pursue an undergraduate degree in Psychology? Or maybe you just want to find out more about the opportunities that are available to you as an undergraduate Psychology student at UBC! Senior Psychology students will share their experience. Join us to gain tips and knowledge that will help you enrich your undergraduate experience! The event will cover various programs, resources, services and clubs relevant to Psychology students and hopefully answer any questions you may have!

No RSVP required.

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

Questions? Please email Ramsha (psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca).

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Amori Mikami

30 Jan 2014 | 5:00p – 6:00p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

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

Dr. Mikami is an associate professor in the clinical area of our department, conducting research through her Peer Relationships In Childhood Lab. With respect to research, Dr. Mikami is interested in understanding peer relationships in the context of classroom and home environments. She is currently conducting research on various psychosocial treatments for ADHD. Through her various projects, Dr. Mikami is interested in developing various intervention strategies that can help teachers and parents better assist children with peer relationship problems.

Dr. Mikami will chat about her path to her current position, what has inspired her along the way, and some of the exciting research that she is involved in. This is also a valuable opportunity to ask her any questions that you might have, as she 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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca).

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1st Annual Year – End Celebration: Now hiring volunteers!

The current PSA Executive Team is now accepting applications for our 1st Annual Year-End Celebration Committee. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with the Psychology Department, contribute towards one of PSA’s largest events, and to gain valuable team-working and event-planning skills. All committee members will also receive a personally-written reference letter at the end of the year in return for their dedication and time invested into this project.

Available Committee Positions
- Sponsorship Officer
- Promotions Coordinator (2)
- Interior Decorator
- Logistics Coordinator

We encourage all interested candidates to apply. You must be a PSA member in order to join our team. If you are not a member yet, you can apply when you submit your application. Click here to download the committee positions&responsibilities. Click here to download the application form.

We look forward to reviewing your application! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Liyan at psa.celebration@gmail.com or come to PSA office during our office hours

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Faculty-Student Social

15 January 2014 | 400p – 530p | Kenny Atrium (2nd floor)

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

25 Nov 2013 | 200P – 300P | 50 spaces available | Swing 105

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 2013-14 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 50 students and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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Awaken the Inner Self: as part of Improve Your Well-being Series

12 Nov 2013 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | SCRF 205

You might think that Yoga is just an exercise with twisted body positions, but it is more than that. By being in touch with your inner spirit, yoga creates a balance between your body and mind in order to strive towards self-enlightenment, away from your stress and troubles. At this event, you will experience a brief talk on the latest scientific research on the mental and physical benefits of yoga, followed by a one-hour yoga session led by Fiona Summers (BFA, RYT), a professional yoga instructor from the UBC Recreation Centre.

Water and yoga mats will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Liyan at psa.vpsocial@psych.ubc.ca to guarantee a spot.

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.

For more information, please contact Liyan Zeng at psa.vpsocial@psych.ubc.ca


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In the Shadow of Mental Illness: Sharing Stories of Hope and Recovery

06 Nov 2013 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | ANGUS 345

We may learn about mental illnesses through books and mass media, but it is very hard to picture the hardship and struggle that a patient has to face. Join us to hear a powerful presentation from three speakers from the Mood Disorder Association of BC who will share their personal stories of hope and recovery from mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

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.

For more information, please contact Leigh Chu at psa.vpacademics@psych.ubc.ca

 

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Faculty-Student Social

05 Nov 2013 | 400p – 530p | Kenny Atrium (2nd floor)

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

30 Oct 2013 | 430p – 600p | location TBA | 50 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 50 individuals to RSVP to <psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca> (**please provide your first and last name as well as your email address**). You will receive a confirmation email two days 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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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Frances Chen

29 Oct 2013 | 5:00p – 6:00p | Suedfeld Lounge Kenny 2510

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

Dr. Chen is a faculty member who has joined as a new addition to our department in the area of health and social psychology. She is currently conducting research looking into the neurobiology of human social behavior. Through her various projects, Dr. Chen is interested in understanding psychological factors affecting various human social interactions through the lens of neurobiology.

Dr. Chen will chat about her path to her current position, what has inspired her along the way, and some of the exciting research that she is involved in. This is also a valuable opportunity to ask her any questions that you might have, as she 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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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“Public speaking skills: Constructing an argument and creating presentations”

21 Oct 2013 | 500p – 630p | Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny 2510) | 30 spots available

“The 3 Minute Presentation”

28 Oct 2013 | 500p – 630p | Suedfeld Lounge (Kenny 2510) | 30 spots available

Public speaking is the number one fear, feared even more than death (google “number one fear”). As Jerry Seinfeld quipped, this suggests that most people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. Yet in a world filled with brilliant people and competing ideas, the ability to speak clearly and convincingly is often what differentiates people in business, academia, and life. Public speaking is not a skill that’s often taught in university or school, so for better or worse, the ability to do it well will give you an edge against your peers in a competitive world. In this two-part public speaking workshop you will be taught to construct an argument, how to turn that into a presentation, and improve your public speaking skills.

Michael Muthukrishna will be leading these workshops. He is a PhD student studying cultural transmission. In a former life he did public speaking and debating competitively and won several competitions. He was also a debating coach and adjudicator for many years. He has worked in many industries, including a not-for-profit, top-tier law firm, and research labs in psychology and computer science.

Space is limited and will be reserved for the first 30 individuals to RSVP to <psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca> (**please provide your first and last name as well as your email address**). Please note that you need not be a member of PSA to RSVP for this event.

 

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“Other Avenues of Psychology”

24 Oct 2013 | 400p – 530p | SWING 121 (NO RSVP necessary)

Curious about where the path of psychology will take you to? Join us and learn more about different specializations of psychology from local professors who are devoted in the field! It is an invaluable opportunity for you to get a glimpse of the researches, the career options, and education path of each specialization.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Kevin Hamilton, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and UBC: Human Factor and Ergonomics
  • Dr. Lyz Sayer, Adler School of Professional Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Dr. Peter Crocker, UBC Department of Kinesiology: Sports Psychology

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.

For more information, please contact Leigh at psa.vpacademics@psych.ubc.ca

 

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. David Klonsky

21 Oct 2013 | 4:00p – 5:00p | Kenny 1909

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

Dr. Klonsky is an associate professor in the clinical area of our department, conducting research through his Personality, Behavior, and Emotion Lab. With respect to research, Dr. Klonsky is interested in understanding personality disorders and suicide.

Dr. Klonsky will chat about his path to his current position, what has inspired him along the way, and some of the exciting research that 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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca).

 

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Academic resume (CV) workshop

17 Oct 2013 | 300P – 400P | 50 spaces available

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 2013-14 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

Space is limited and will be reserved for the first 50 individuals to RSVP to <psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca> (**please provide your first and last name as well as your email address**). These 50 students will receive a separate email from Dr. Souza indicating where the workshop will be held shortly after we reach our student limit.

Please note that if you RSVP, you are expected to come. When you RSVP but fail to attend, you take away a valuable spot from another eager student. For that reason and in the interest of fairness, students who fail to attend after successfully RSVPing will be given last priority on these events for the remainder of the 2013-14 academic year.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Rebecca Todd

10 Oct 2013 | 1:00p – 2:00p | Kenny 2512

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

Dr. Todd is the newest addition to the Cognitive Science area of our department, having come on in July 2013. With respect to teaching, she will be the instructor of PSYC 309a next term. With respect to research, she is generally interested in social cognition and cognitive neuroscience.

Dr. Todd will chat about her path to her current position, what has inspired her along the way, and some of the exciting things that she is involved in. This is also a valuable opportunity to ask her any questions that you might have, as she 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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca).

 

 

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

A chat with current UBC graduate students

03 Oct 2012 | 400p – 515p | 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:

–Melanie Tremblay (Behavioural Neuroscience)
–Nick Bedo (Cognitive Science)

–Alexis May (Clinical)
–Lillian May (Developmental)
–Ben Cheung (Social/Personality)

–Jennifer Ferris (UBC Neuroscience program)

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 2013-14 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

 

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Faculty-Student Social

01 October 2013 | 400p – 530p | Kenny Atrium (2nd floor)

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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Get paid to RA: how to win research assistantships and scholarships

26 Sept 2013 | 1200p – 100p | WOOD 6

Would you like to get paid to attend university?

It is important to apply for and obtain scholarships and paid research assistantships. Not only can scholarships and paid assistantships help subsidize the costs of tuition, they also provide valuable experiences and help to improve your academic resume (CV). At the end of this workshop, you will be more familiar with the scholarship and paid research assistantship opportunities available in the Psychology Department, the Faculty of Arts, and beyond.

This workshop will be led by Ashley Whillans. Ashley is a recent graduate of the Psychology Honours program at UBC and a current graduate student in the Social Psychology program. Much to her surprise, she earned over $20,000 in scholarships and paid research assistantships over the course of her undergraduate degree. Ashley believes that there are scholarships and assistantships that fit the skills and interests of every dedicated student, and she is excited to share her experiences with all of you!

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 2013-14 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

 

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“An Open Mind”: An Introduction to the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA)

24 Sept. 2013 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Kenny 2510 (Suedfeld Lounge)

Why should you join PSA?

Come attend our first PSA icebreaker where you can have the opportunity to learn about the different events and services PSA provides in greater depth. 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. It is also a great chance to start building connections here at UBC by meeting other fellow students who are also interested in Psychology. 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 – you need not be a PSA member.

If you have any questions, please email Kelsey (psa.president@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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Meet Your Professor – Dr. Michael Souza

24 Sept 2013 | 4:00p – 5:00p | Swing 122

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

Dr. Souza is a teaching-track faculty member in psychology. With respect to teaching, he is interested in courses that involve brain function and dysfunction (e.g., PSYC 101, 207, 301, 309a, 365). With respect to service, he is interested in promoting student engagement and development, and is heavily involved in a number of related initiatives in the department and the greater university. He is also the recent recipient of UBC Psychology’s Knox Master Teacher Award, as well as the UBC Killam Teaching Prize.

Dr. Souza’s faculty profile:

http://www.psych.ubc.ca/faculty/profile/index.psy?fullname=Souza,%20Michael&area=Learning%20Enhancement&designation=core&keyword=

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 Ayumi (psa.deptrels@psych.ubc.ca).

 

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

A chat with Dr. Geoff Hall (Director of the UBC Psychology Graduate Program)

19 Sept 2013 | 400p – 530p | SWING 122

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. Geoff Hall, 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 2013-14 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

 

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Psychology Study Skills Workshop

19 Sept 2013 | 200p – 330p | FRDM 153

Developing a strong set of study skills to excel in Psychology can be challenging for any number reasons. The goal of this workshop will be to discuss and evaluate a variety of learning strategies in an interactive student environment. At the end of this workshop, you will be familiar with at least a few more study strategies that may assist you in your academic endeavors.

The workshop will be led by Drs. Michael Souza and Sunaina Assanand. Drs. Souza and Assanand are full-time faculty in the Department of Psychology and teach more than 2000 students per year between them.

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.

 

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

16 Sept 2013 | 500p – 630p | SWING 221

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

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 25
· Arts Internship Program: www.careers.ubc.ca; deadline to apply is Oct 7
· Go Global: http://www.students.ubc.ca/global
· Community-Based Experience Learning: www.students.ubc.ca/communitylearning; sign up for a Trek matching session between September 4-24

 

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Academic resume (CV) workshop

10 Sept 2013 | 200P – 300P | WORKSHOP FULL

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 2013-14 Learning Smackdown series from the Department of Psychology.

Space is limited and will be reserved for the first 50 individuals to RSVP to <psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca> (**please provide your first and last name as well as your email address**). These 50 students will receive a separate email from Dr. Souza indicating where the workshop will be held shortly after we reach our student limit.

Please note that if you RSVP, you are expected to come. When you RSVP but fail to attend, you take away a valuable spot from another eager student. For that reason and in the interest of fairness, students who fail to attend after successfully RSVPing will be given last priority on these events for the remainder of the 2013-14 academic year.

If you have any questions, please email Ramsha (PSA Academic Coordinator: psa.acadcoor@psych.ubc.ca)

 

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Imagine Day | 1st Faculty-Student Social of the 2013-14 academic year!

03 Sept 2013 | 1200p – 130p | Kenny Atrium (2nd floor)

After checking out the Imagine Day orientation for Psychology (see: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/news_events.psy#082713153209), come spend some of your afternoon with fellow students and members of the Psychology Department. Get to know your department and your fellow students bit better over complementary food and drinks.

Please note: this event is open to all interested students – you need not 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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