Get Involved!!

Interested in volunteering as a Research Assistant? 

We are always looking for fresh new faces and minds to join our team. If interested in volunteering in the lab, please send your CV and unofficial transcript to Dr. Fiocco ( NOTE: We are at full RA capacity at this time, but will likely be accepting new applicants for September 2019. 



Be a Participant in a Research Study!

We have ongoing studies in the StAR Laboratory.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction for older adult immigrants: A 9-week stress management program

Searching for older adults, 60+ years of age, who identify as being a Canadian immigrant from a low-income neighborhood.

For more information, please call the StAR Lab and mention the “Mindfulness Study”.

Searching for Chinese parents, 40+ years of age, with at least 1 child to participate in a study that looks at the relationship between filial piety and well-being among Chinese individuals.
For more information, ask for Vivian.


CLOSED Studies: The following studies are closed. If you were a participant and are interested in learning about the study outcomes, please contact us, or view the Newsletter page !

  • Predictor of Cognitive Function (Biopsychosocial Study, partially funded by the Harry Rosen Grant)
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Study/乳腺癌戰勝者的研究 (in Collaboration with University of Ottawa)

  • Music and Health Study (Partially funded by a Harry Rosen Student Grant)

  • Mindfulness for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia Study (funded by the Mind and Life Institute 1440 Grant)

  •  Mindfulness for Older Adults (funded by the Ryerson University Health Research Fund)

  • Virtual Tourism Study (funded by Ryerson’s RECODE grant and Ryerson University Health Research Fund)