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The SHiFT Lab will be delivering a panel talk entitled Perils and possibilities: Consent, coercion and misgendering at Massey College this Tuesday! DETAILS Massey College, 4 Devonshire place Tuesday, April 18th, 4-6pm RSVP to emockler@masseycollege.ca if you’d like to attend – limited space available! SUMMARY This panel will address two interrelated topics that have recently received wide media…

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*Please note that recruiting for this project has now ended.* We’re recruiting participants for our Women & Pornography Study! Are you female, between 18-35, and. . . DO YOU USE PORNOGRAPHY? If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to participate in our study of women’s experiences with porn. Participation involves: A 1.5-2…

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The Massey College Diversity Committee is partnering with the UofT Graduate Students Union Race & Ethnicity Caucus (REC) to host a panel on Access to Justice and Safety for Minority Groups in Canada. Panelists Prof. Sherry Farrell Racette, Prof. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Mohamed Boudjenane, and Nana Yanful will discuss how systemic discrimination impacts various minority groups…

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Check out the incredible Psychology’s Feminist Voices project, directed by Alexandra Rutherford, professor in the History and Theory of Psychology graduate program at York University! The project includes an oral history program, begun in 2004, that documents the diverse perspectives, lives, careers, and contributions of feminist psychologists from across the globe – including SHiFT lab…

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Do you identify as “non-binary,” “genderqueer,” or with a related label? Are you at least 18 years old? Do you speak English fluently? If you answered yes to all three questions, you are eligible to participate in our study of non-binary gender identities. Participation involves two parts: 1. A 1-2 hour in-person/telephone/Skype interview (You’ll be…

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Ryerson Today published an article about SHiFT Lab Director, Dr. Maria Gurevich’s, Massey Fellowship! Read the article in full, below! Psychology Professor Maria Gurevich named Ryerson Fellow at Massey College Professor Maria Gurevich from the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Artshas been named the 2016/2017 Ryerson Fellow at Massey College. The Massey Fellowship is the result of a…

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Are you female and between 18-35 years old? If you answered YES, we invite you to participate in our study of WOMEN’S SEXUAL EXPERIENCES. Participation involves a 1.5-2 hour in-person/telephone/Skype interview. You’ll be eligible to WIN 1 of 2 $75 CASH PRIZES. Contact our researchers at sexstudy@psych.ryerson.ca to find out more!

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Dr. Maria Gurevich has been selected as Ryerson’s 2016-2017 Massey College Fellow (University of Toronto, http://www.masseycollege.ca/)! The Massey Fellowship, a prestigious honor awarded to one professor across the university each year, provides opportunities for collaboration with a diverse community of scholars and public intellectuals. Massey College’s mission of fostering intellectual exchange to serve both academic and…

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Read this St. Thomas article about Emily Thomas’ Sexualites paper with Drs. Monika Stelzl and Michelle Lafrance, “Faking to finish: Women’s accounts of feigning sexual pleasure to end unwanted sex”! “[Their] findings have been getting attention from media all over the world, appearing on popular magazine websites like US Cosmo, UK Cosmo, and Teen Vogue, in…

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Huge congratulations to SHiFT lab member, Emily Thomas, for the publication of her paper “Faking to Finish: Women’s Accounts of Feigning Sexual Pleasure to End Unwanted Sex”, co-authored with Monika Stelzl and Michelle Lafrance of St. Thomas University, in Sexualities journal!! As Emily so beautifully articulates in the linked Ryerson article: ““The research highlights some…

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