Want to get involved in the Social Emotional Assets (Sea) Lab? As a teaching-intensive instructor, Dr. Hughes typically aims to supervise several undergraduate students per year.

Research Assistantship

The Social Emotional Assets Lab (SEA Lab) at the University of Calgary is currently recruiting up to two Spring/Summer part-time volunteer research assistants starting in Spring 2021, and two Fall/Winter part-time volunteer research assistants starting Fall 2021. Duties of these four roles will include conducting literature reviews, proofreading documents, compiling information, giving feedback on study design, ethics application and questionnaire assistance, and more. Successful applicants will be expected to be available for regular weekly online meetings. If desired, students may also complete Psyc 499 under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Hughes.

To apply for one of these positions, please email Dr. Kathleen Hughes (Kathleen.hughes@ucalgary.ca)  by April 1st with the following information:

  1. A cover letter explaining what you hope to learn through this experience
  2. An updated resume or CV
  3. A copy of transcripts


Honours Students
Honours thesis students for the 2022-2023 year must apply by January 2022, and must have a thesis supervisor signed off on their application. Prospective SEA Lab honours students must meet the  Department of Psychology criteria and approach Dr. Hughes as soon as possible. Preference will be given to students who have previous experience in the SEA Lab as volunteers or Psyc 499 students. Please reach out as soon as possible if you are interested.