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.
All students will be notified via email when positions become vacant. Interested students are encouraged to email the Program Coordinator, briefly outlining your interest in the position as well as your qualifications. Please ensure that your supervisor(s) are in agreement that you can dedicate the time to the position. It is good practice to cc' your supervisor(s) on the email to the Program Coordinator.
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.
MA/PhD Graduate Student Representatives: The students in these positions attend clinical psychology faculty meetings; serve as faculty liaisons, representing needs of MA & PhD clinical students; provides a regular line of communication between students, faculty and administrators; meet on a monthly basis with the Program Coordinator to develop effective strategies to manage student concerns; and co-chair sessional student meetings with the Program Coordinator.
Inclusivity Committee Member: The student in this position will work alongside faculty and staff to coordinate the annual Invited Diversity Speaker Series (which will include identifying interesting and relevant speakers and helping to coordinate logistics) and overall, working to ensure an inclusive environment for all department members.
Academic Appeals Committee Members: The Graduate Department Academic Appeals Committee is responsible for reviewing formal complaints from students regarding substantive or procedural academic matters. The student in this position, along with the alternate member, are normally chosen by fellow graduate students.
Professional Development & Seminars/Workshop Committee Member: The student in this position will work alongside faculty and staff to identify, organize and promote academic events that will enhance our training program and connect the department to the broader clinical psychology community.
Current Positions (2018-2020)
|Curriculum Committee Member: (will remain vacant until 2020)|
|Award Mentor: Nicole Cosentino|
|Student Ambassador: Kevin Hamdullahpur|
|Graduate Student Representative(s): Tahira Gulamani (until 2020), Jacob Koudys (until 2021)|