P.A.U.S.E Executive Application Process

Are you interested in becoming an Executive on the upcoming 2017-2018 P.A.U.S.E. Team? The nomination process begins NOW and you can download the nomination form by clicking  here or under “Forms” in the website.

(1) VP Administration
(1) VP External
(1) VP Finance
(1) Secretary
(2) Marketing Directors
(2) Web Communication Directors

Please follow all the instructions indicated on the form and e-mail all the required documents, including a 100-word candidate profile to our CRO (please CC: psychology@utmsu.ca on the e-mail as well) by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH, 2017 at 11:59PM.

The CRO’s contact information can be found on the nomination sheet.

Once all the required documents have been submitted, all candidates must be prepared to attend an All-Candidates Meeting on THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2017 at 5PM.

Important note: Any campaigning (i.e., creating Facebook event pages/post, class announcements, and outreach) prior to March 17th, 2017 will be considered as pre-campaigning and you will be disqualified automatically.

If you have any questions in regards to any of the positions or the elections process, please feel free to contact us at psychology@utmsu.ca

How do I become a P.A.U.S.E Executive?

Are you interested in becoming one of the P.A.U.S.E Executives for 2017-2018? If so, join us in our Second General Meeting event to know more information on how to be part of P.A.U.S.E!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of being part of one of the largest academic societies in UTM!
This is also your chance to meet and ask any questions from the current P.A.U.S.E executives!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305164316188921/

Date: Tuesday March 07, 2017 at 3pm

Location: Fireplace Lounge, Student Center




Variety Night

Variety Night draft

P.A.U.S.E presents Variety Night! A pub night filled with chill vibes, great for relaxation and a way to de-stress. Watch and listen to live entertainment that includes student AND professor performances!
Don’t miss out! There will be raffles and prizes!

All proceeds goes to ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

Event Date: Thursday February 16th 2017

Location: Blind Duck Pub

Doors open at 8pm

Bagels with Beston


Lunch and chill with psychology professor, Mr. Beston!
Join the P.A.U.S.E community and socialize with Professor Beston over some delicious bagels and other refreshments.
This is your opportunity to chit-chat with Professor Beston outside the formal classroom and “office-hour” environment! Don’t miss out!

Date: Friday February 3rd, 2017
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Fireplace Lounge, Student Center

Variety Night Auditions

16114366_1183411995068297_4065675298506236238_nCalling all talented UTM students! P.A.U.S.E.’s Variety Night is coming up and we need performers! Whether you play an instrument, dance, or juggle; join our social event, Variety Night, for a good time!

Audition Dates:

  • Monday January 23rd (3-6pm) Location: Student Centre Board Room
  • Tuesday January 24th (1-3pm) Location: Student Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday January 25th (4-6pm) Location: Spigel Hall

Hope to see you there!

Paint Night Destressor!

Are you stressed out with school work and in need of a way to de-stress? Come to our last social event of the fall semester: Paint Night! This is your chance to paint and “chill” with other fellow students. Just a night filled with painting and socializing. Paint your stress away!

Tickets are $7 that can be purchased in the P.A.U.S.E office. The ticket includes all paint supplies and food!

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.


Meditation Workshops!


Dr. Jeff Graham and The Psychology Society are offering three sessions each term for all staff, students and friends who are interested in learning a proven relaxation technique. Come to all sessions or any session you’d like. We have a 12-1 time-slot on Wednesdays so that more staff and students can come during the day. The sessions are in DV3129 or DV3130: the Council Chambers in the Davis Building.

NEW this year: there are also drop-in HCC-run Mindfulness Meditation sessions 12:10 to 1:00 EVERY Wednesday in the RAWC Multipurpose room B.

FALL 2016
Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2016        –  5 to 7 DV 3130
Wednesday, Nov 2nd, 2016     –  12 to 1 DV 3130
Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2016        –  5 to 7 DV 3129

Thursday, Mar 2nd, 2017         –  5 to 7 DV 3129
Wednesday, Mar 8th, 2017     –  12 to 1 DV 3129
Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017       –  5 to 7 DV 3129

Learn a relaxation technique that calms the mind, releases stress, and opens a door to your unconscious sources of creativity.  Wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to gain the benefits of a night’s rest in twenty minutes.  We will practice simple breathing and awareness exercises and explore a spiritual psychology for everyday living. These dates are meant to be stand alone sessions, but many students and staff come to each one to get more practice and to hear slightly different discussions each time. I usually speak for 20 minutes, then we meditate/relax for 30 minutes and talk about our experiences for 10 minutes (or more!).

TRY IT ON! Each session will involve training on the basic techniques, and a discussion of the effects of your mind on what matters in your life. The meditation routine is a combination of “progressive muscle relaxation” taught by Harvard MD, Herbert Benson as the “the relaxation response” and more ancient techniques used by mystics in many different religions. Some refer to it as a breathing meditation that attempts to quiet the internal chatter of our conscious ego in order to access a renewing state of consciousness and creativity. PLEASE NOTE: there are also drop-in HCC-run Mindfulness Meditation sessions 12:10 to 1:00 EVERY Wednesday in the RAWC Multipurpose room B.

PAUSE Volunteer Opportunities!

PAUSE is currently in search for volunteers! Volunteers will either partake the role of an office assistant or marketing assistant. Both roles are expected to help operate daily services of PAUSE.

Office Assistants’ role require a minimum of two office hours per week commitment for the whole 2016/2017 term with duties that include renting out psychology tests, selling merchandise, providing information to students, and providing assistance to the executives.

Marketing Assistants’ role require commitment for the whole 2016/2017 term when events, meetings, workshops/seminars, & etc. are planned. Duties of Marketing Assistants include marketing campaigns, advertising PAUSE, and supporting the work of PAUSE.

(For more details of the volunteer opportunities, check the application or contact PAUSE via e-mail or Facebook page)

All volunteers will be expected to maintain a clean office environment and promote P.A.U.S.E. services and events to all visitors. Good computer skills and a friendly yet professional attitude are a must!

Volunteer Application Form

An application form can be downloaded in and submitted a hard copy to the PAUSE Office (at Student Centre)  or online to psychology@utmsu.ca with ‘PAUSE Volunteer Application’ in the subject line.

Please return the completed form by Wednesday, September 21st, 2016.

Successful applicants will be contacted and will be required to undergo an interview and a short training session.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us.