Events Archive

Welcome to the archive of previous PSA events!

2020~2021

Term 1

  • Graduate School Series Part 1 
    • Are you considering applying to Graduate school and would like to know more about it? We have just the event for you! Dr. Anita DeLongis, the Associate Head of Graduate Affairs in the Department of Psychology, will be hosting a talk about the UBC application process, what to expect from graduate school, general admission requirements and how to identify graduate schools or programs that are right for the students. Join us as we launch Part 1 of our Graduate School series on Monday, October 19th, from 7 to 8 p.m. (PDT). Come with your questions if you want to learn more!
    • This event is for members only and will be held on Zoom. The meeting password for this event is: 107860.
    • We hope to see you there!
  • Trivia Night
    • Are you looking for a breather from school and have a lot of Psychology + UBC knowledge you could put to use somewhere other than assignments? This is the event for you! Join us on Friday, October 16th, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. (PDT) as we play Kahoot for our very first Trivia Night filled with psychology, UBC, and random knowledge questions!
    • Besides a night of fun, the winner of this trivia night will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card! Who knows, that could be you! This event will be held on Zoom and the meeting password for this event is: 731159.
  • Hanging Out With A Prof
    • Come join our usual student-faculty social turned to Hanging Out With a Prof! We invite all students of all years to join our Icebreaker and Q&A with the amazing developmental psychology lecturer Dr. Lillian May. Ask questions about online classes, current research on developmental psychology, current topics, or anything else! It’s also a great place to meet other students and network! Whether you are debating majoring in psychology or just interested in getting to know a prof, everyone is welcome!
    • This virtual event will be held on Friday, October 9th, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PST) via Zoom. The meeting password is: 778839.
    • We hope to see you there!
  • Prof Talk 2
    • Have you ever wanted to ask a professor for academic, research, or university life advice but found office hours too daunting? If so, this event is for you! Our Prof Talk: Series 2 is here! Come and sit down with us and Dr. David King on Tuesday, October 6th, from 7 to 8 p.m. (PST). Grab a snack, bring a friend, and ask away!
    • This event will only be accessible to PSA members and will be held on Zoom. The meeting password is: 038308.
    • We hope to see you there!
    • Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend this event, you can watch it live by clicking on the video below!

 

 

  • Intersectional Perspectives in Psychology (IPP) Journal Club
    • A new social justice journal club is starting in the UBC Department of Psychology! This journal club, Intersectional Perspectives in Psychology (IPP), aims to provide a space for the exploration of psychological research that employs an intersectional lens. We aim to acknowledge, celebrate, and study those incorporating intersectionality into their research as these voices are often lacking in traditional undergraduate studies.
    • IPP meetings will occur monthly over Zoom. Many of these meetings will include presentations from authors about their research and will give students an opportunity to discuss intersectional research with authors themselves. Through IPP, students will gain exposure to intersectional and social justice-driven psychological research and will have an opportunity to discuss, collaborate, and learn with like-minded peers. The first IPP meeting, on September 30th, 2020, will orient members to the concept of intersectionality, why it’s important for psychological research, and will set the stage for the rest of the year.
    • If you would like to join the IPP Journal club and attend the first meeting on September 30th, send your email address to ipp.journalclub@psych.ubc.ca as well as a short description of what you hope to gain from the journal club.

 

 

  • Letter Of Recommendation Workshop
    • Coming across the requirement “Letter of Recommendation” in an application form can be quite intimidating. However, this event may help you realize why it doesn’t have to be! Whether you are exploring the job market, considering research opportunities, applying to Graduate School in psychology or simply wondering what possibilities await, come join us on Wednesday, September 30th, from 7:30 to 8:30pm (PST) via Zoom with the amazing lecturer Dr. Benjamin Cheung for a Letter of Recommendation Workshop!
    • This virtual event is free for all students interested in learning about tips from approaching professors and employers and receiving a personal LoR for your future applications.
    • Please fill out the RSVP form if you are planning on attending this event! We hope to see you there!
    • If you were unable to attend this event, you can access a summarized version of it HERE.
    • HERE you can find some resources Dr. Cheung has shared with us at the event.

 

 

  • Prof Talk 1
    • Classroom sizes and the daunting nature of office hours often prevent us from asking our professors the burning questions. PSA presents the Prof Talk series, where you talk to your professors about your academic life at UBC and gather advice! Join us as we hold our Prof Talk Series 1 with Dr. Andrew Rivers! The event will be held on Monday, September 21st, from 7 to 8 p.m. (PDT).
    • This event is FREE FOR ALL and will be held on Zoom.
    • Please fill out the RSVP form if you are planning on attending this event! Hope to see you there!
    • Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend this event, you can watch it live by clicking on the video below!

       

  • Coffee With A Prof
    • This year we will be replacing our usual student faculty social with a new event: Coffee With A Prof! We invite all students of all years to join our QnA with the amazing lecturer and Indigenous Initiatives coordinator; Dr. Benjamin Y. Cheung. We encourage all to join us with your favorite coffee! This will be an event where students will not only get to know more about the faculty members of the psychology department but also gain advice from them personally on how to succeed in one’s (virtual) UBC life (or life in general). Come and ask questions about psychology classes or classes in general, research labs, tips on studying psychology, etc. Everyone is welcome, whether you are considering majoring in psychology or just interested in getting to know a professor! The event will be held on Friday, September 18th, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (PDT).
    • This event is FREE FOR ALL and will be held on Zoom.
    • A full account of conversations from this event can be accessed HERE.

 

 

  • Adopt-a-First Year
    • Are you a new student to UBC interested in Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience? The PSA is hosting a new program called “Adopt-a-First Year” where 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year students in the PSA will be leading small groups of 3-4 first-year students (and new transfer students) interested in the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience programs at UBC. Mentors will check in with their groups at least once a month. If you would like to have a dedicated student mentor to help answer your questions that are specific to UBC Psychology/Behavioural Neuroscience or simply to help you navigate your first year at UBC, fill out this form and we will match you to a group!
    • Please aim to register by Tuesday, September 15th!

 

  • Imagine Day
    • Drop by our virtual booth on Imagine Day to hear about our plans for the upcoming school year and ask any questions about our events, opportunities, membership benefits and much more! You can find us on CampusBase in the “Faculty Fair Zone”, where we will be available most of the day by the chat feature or from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Zoom (link provided below).
    • Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    • Time: 2:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm
    • Where: CampusBase
    • Here is our Zoom link

 

 

  • AUS Virtual Clubs Fair
    • The AUS will be hosting a Virtual Clubs Fair on Thursday, September 9th via Zoom, where we will be giving a presentation about our events and other plans for the school year, as well as our membership benefits. You may attend one of the two sessions (or both if you wish!) by clicking on the Zoom link provided below. This is yet another opportunity to drop by and ask any questions about PSA to one of our execs!
    • Date: Thursday, September 9, 2020
    • Time: 10:00 am ~ 10:20 am or 6:00 pm ~ 6:20 pm
    • Where: Zoom
    • The zoom link for the session at 10:00 am
    • The zoom link for the session at 6:00 pm

 

2019~2020

Term 2

  • 22nd Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference
    • As a long-standing tradition of The University of British Columbia’s Psychology undergraduate community, the Psychology Students’ Association of UBC and the Department of Psychology are proud to announce the 22nd Annual UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference to be held on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th at UBC’s Earth Sciences Building (ESB).
    • Please visit our 22nd UBC PURC page for more details regarding presentation applications and the conference itself!
    • Unfortunately, due to social distancing measures PURC has been cancelled this year.
  • PSA 2020/21 Executive Team elections
    • Voting for PSA’s executive team for the 2020/21 school year will be open from March 15th until 11:59PM on March 19th!
    • Voting is open to ALL PSA MEMBERS, so please exercise your membership rights and cast your vote during our voting period!
    • Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!
  • PSA Annual Gala 2020
    • This one is for our psychology and behavioural neuroscience students: Dress up and bring your friends for an evening of live jazz performances by the UBC Jazz Band and a buffet dinner at the PSA’s Annual Gala!
    • The dress code is semi-formal, so this is your chance to unearth your best dresses and suits to celebrate the end of another academic year with your fellow students and closest friends!
    • This year, the Gala will be held The Great Hall on the second floor of the AMS Nest.
    • Unsure of what to expect?  Looking for some ideas for what to wear? Visit our Facebook page to see photos from PSA Galas in the years past! (2018 Gala, 2019 Gala).
    • Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible – the Gala is this Thursday, March 12th from 5~8PM. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at https://www.showpass.com/gala2020/
  • March Social-Faculty Social
    • Wednesday, March 4th @4:30~6:30pm
    • Kenny 2510 (Suedfeld Lounge)
    • Free for all!
  • Paint Out in collaboration with Campus Lightbox and the Mental Health Network
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @5~7PM
    • Abdul Ladha Building 2nd floor
    • Free for all!
  • Letter of Recommendation Workshop with Dr. Ben Cheung
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @5~6:45PM
    • GEOG 212
    • Free for members, $5 for non-members
  • How to get into Research Labs
    • Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020 @5~6:45PM
    • GEOG 212
    • Free for all!
  • CV Workshop with Dr. Steven Barnes
    • Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 @5~6:45PM
    • LSK 460
    • Free for members, $5 for non-members
  • February Social-Faculty Social
    • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 @4:30~6PM
    • Kenny 2510 (Suedfeld Lounge)
    • Free for all!
  • January Social-Faculty Social – Icebreaker
    • Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 @4:30~6PM
    • Kenny 2510 (Suedfeld Lounge)
    • Free for all!
  • 1000 Donors
    • If you are currently residing in Canada and wish to make a positive contribution during these unprecedented times, consider participating in the 1000 Donors campaign, a national campaign supported by Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to bring attention to the need for domestic blood/stem cell donations while also celebrating positivity and kindness within our community.
      • Hundreds of patients in Canada with diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and aplastic anemia need a stem cell transplant to save their life, and 75% of these patients rely on unrelated donors. 80% of stem cell transplants come from international donors, but currently, patients can only rely on domestic donors due to COVID pandemic. Signing up for stem-cell donation is easy and you can get a buccal swab kit delivered to your home!
      • If you are interested in hearing more about this campaign and/or donating blood or stem cells, you can fill out this form and visit their social media accounts (on Facebook @1000 Donors, Instagram @1000Donors and Twitter @1000_Donors).
      • Here is a message from the campaign regarding a social media event to raise awareness to their cause:
        • “For those who recently donated or planning to be a donor ( blood and/or stem cell), we want you to take a picture holding a sign with our slogan: “If you can’t be on the front lines, join Canada’s lifeline.’’  We understand that there are reasons why some people cannot donate blood and/or stem cells. We still encourage and invite you to participate. Use social media and share the message. Spread awareness of our campaign. 
      • Here are the instructions:
        • Step 1) Finish filling out this form – http://bit.ly/1000Donors
        • Step 2) Take a screenshot, photo, video or even a group zoom call photo. Here are some examples:
          • 1. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign with our slogan “If you can’t be on the front lines, join Canada’s lifeline”
          • 2. Share one of our infographics – http://bit.ly/1000Infographic 
          • 3. Take a screenshot of your appointment/sign-up form
          • 4. Take a photo of you using our dedicated Instagram or Facebook filters 
          • 5. Record a 10 second clip of yourself on who you are donating for 
        • Step 3) Share your post on social media starting on May 11. We challenge you to tag up to 5 friends or family members to join us in this initiative. Make sure to include: http://bit.ly/1000Donors and tag us too!
        • Step 4): Submit your effort to 1KDonors@gmail.com to be entered in a contest for a chance to win various prizes.”

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