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.

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Meditation Workshops!

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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

WINTER 2017
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.

PAUSE Executive Team 2016/2017

Good hello everybody! We are here to bring you a good news! THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT!! Congratulation to those elected, and we appreciate all who participated! Here are the results:

Lucille Cosca- President

Asma Fadhl- VP Admin

Ifrah Yousuf- Secretary

Patricia Poblete- Web Communications Director

Priyanka Sahajpal and Vanessa Naharajah- Marketing Director

A short message from our Chief Returning Officer:

“Congratulations to the winners! If you did not make it to the team this year, I would still like for you to stay connected, continue volunteering with PAUSE, and encourage you to try again next year! Running in these elections in itself demonstrates your willingness to represent the student body in the Psychology stream and your potential to be a great leader. Thank you once again for your patience and participation.”