Want to get involved in the Social Emotional Assets (Sea) Lab? As a teaching-intensive instructor, Dr. Hughes typically aims to supervise 3 undergraduate students per year. Currently, there are no openings for Psyc 499, or Psyc 505 positions in the lab.

Volunteer Opportunity
Dr. Kathleen Hughes’s Social Emotional Assets (SEA) Lab currently has openings for 2-3 volunteer undergraduate assistants for Spring 2020. Volunteers will be responsible for curating and collecting large amounts of information, organizing the information and using multi-media software programs such as PowerPoint. Volunteers must have completed either Psyc 200 or Psyc 201 with Dr. Hughes, or another course.

To apply for this volunteership, please send a copy of your resume/CV to Dr. Hughes by March 1st, 2020. Only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you.

Honours Students
Honours thesis students will work on a specific research project in the lab, receiving hands-on training in research design, data collection, data analyses, and scientific communication. Potential honours thesis students should consult the Department of Psychology criteria.

Typically, Dr. Hughes aims to supervise two Honours students each year. Interested students should email Dr. Hughes by November 15th to discuss their plans for completing an Honours for the next September (10 months in advance).

Psyc 504
Psychology 504 Independent Studies students will work on a specific research project in the lab, receiving hands-on training in research design, data collection, data analyses, and scientific communication. See course calendar description.

Typically, Dr. Hughes aims to supervise 1-2 Psyc 504 students each year, but this is dependent upon the number of Honours students she will have the forthcoming year. Interested students should email Dr. Hughes by February 15th to discuss their plans for completing Psyc 504 for the next September (7 months in advance).

Applying to Join Lab
Whether you are applying to work in the Sea Lab for Honours or Psyc 504, please make sure to email Dr. Hughes by the appropriate deadline and with the following attachments:

– Your resume or CV
– Your unofficial transcripts
– Ideas for research topics

After reviewing your email, Dr. Hughes may contact you for a follow up interview in person. For Honours students, she cannot guarantee acceptance based on the interview, as per Department procedures.