Get involved

Prospective Graduate Students

To become a graduate student in the CAL lab, please apply for the M.A. and Ph.D programs in the Psychological Science stream. For details about the program, please see For details about admission, please see

Research Assistants

If you are interested in gaining research experience by working in the CAL lab as a volunteer research assistant, please e‐mail your resume, with a cover letter, to Dr. Lixia Yang at

Be a Participant


If you are aged 60 or above, you are warmly welcome to participate in our psychology studies and/or join our participant pool. Studies conducted in our lab involve computerized tasks and/or paper‐and‐pencil questionnaires. Most participants tell us that they find the tasks fun and interesting. Participants receive $18/hour as compensation for time and transportation. To request more information or to register for the participant pool, please call 416‐979‐5000 X 4987. E‐mails should be sent to

Current Online Surveys


If you are interested in participating in some online surveys, please follow these links. Your participation is completely voluntary and you will be compensated for your time. For more information regarding the study please contact and information regarding current grants are accessible via the “Current Grants” page on our website (

“Social Media Use and Psychological Distress Related to COVID-19 in Older Adults.” Survey. Link:

“Spatial and social patterning of COVID-19 prevention and transmission in Canada: Investigating the impacts of risk perception and preventive behaviour on individual activity space”. Survey.