Student Leadership Positions

The department offers students opportunities to further develop their leadership abilities. Current students may assume leadership roles to represent and mentor their peers in various capacities, as described below.

Interested students are encouraged to submit an application for consideration (click here).

Role Descriptions

Curriculum Committee Member: The student in this position attends Curriculum Committee meetings with the core clinical faculty once per term to review and discuss course and program modifications. This person provides feedback on course syllabi, is responsible for informing peers of all curricular matters discussed at the meeting, and brings student questions and feedback regarding the MA and PhD program curriculum to the Committee for discussion.

Award Mentor: The student in this position coaches MA & PhD clinical psychology students on how to prepare competitive scholarship and award application packages. This individual works alongside the Program Coordinator to develop and administer the annual Fall-semester workshop on guidelines and advice for applying for graduate funding and is available for one-on-one consultations with students throughout the year to review and provide feedback on award application materials.

Student Ambassador: The student in this position represents the program both within the University of Toronto system and the broader community; attends recruitment events to promote graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC; meets with incoming graduate students during orientation activities; and works alongside administrative support staff to plan and coordinate social events for Interview Day; works with the Practicum Coordinator to maintain a departmental database of practicum placements sites and provide guidance to students as they research various practicum placement opportunities. Preference will be given to doctoral level students. 

MA/PhD Graduate Student Representative: The students in these positions attend clinical psychology faculty meetings once per term; serve as faculty liaisons, representing needs of MA & PhD clinical students; provides a regular line of communication between students, faculty and administrators; works alongside the Program Coordinator to develop effective strategies to manage student concerns; and co-chairs sessional student meetings with the Program Coordinator.

Current Positions

Curriculum Committee Member: Dean Carcone
Award Mentor: Philip Desormeau
Student Ambassador: Le-Anh Dinh-Williams
Graduate Student Representatives: Sonya Dhillon, Thulasi Thiruchselvam