Faculty in our department maintain a high research profile, attracting over $5 million each year in grant funding. Most have very active labs with opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research assistantships. These appointments are desirable (for both undergrads contemplating a graduate program and for current grad students) because they involve students directly in work that is relevant to their research interests. RAs are arranged directly with the faculty member concerned who is usually, but not always, the student's supervisor.
Teaching assistantships are available to all Psychology graduate students. Non-Canadians should obtain a social insurance number as soon as possible. The Department provides approximately $560,000 for such appointments each year. The stipend for a full-time appointment (average of 12 hours/week for 8 months) is $11,342 for PhD and $10,914 for MA students. Students admitted to the program are contacted in late spring concerning these positions.