Undergraduate Students

The MaRSS Lab welcomes students who are interested in gaining hands-on research experience in the areas of Relationship/Sexual Science and Quantitative Methods to consider applying to join our team!

We offer the following opportunities for undergraduate students:

Volunteer Research Assistants: If you are curious about what psychological research actually looks like, volunteering as an RA is a great way to learn first hand. Volunteer RAs should be prepared to attend regular lab meetings and commit at least 4 hours/week to lab work. Some of the tasks for RAs include collecting and entering data for meta-analyses, conducting literature reviews, performing statistical analyses, and recruiting participants for upcoming studies. Interested students should complete this online application form, and email a copy of their unofficial transcript to marss.research@gmail.com.

Independent Studies: If you are interested in exploring a particular topic related to relationship norms, sexual health, or statistical methods in greater depth, a one or two-semester independent study (PSYC 390/PSYC 490) might be the right option for you. Interested students should email Dr. Sakaluk directly at sakaluk@uvic.ca.

Psychology Honours: If you are thinking about pursuing graduate studies and are looking for a more comprehensive research experience, consider applying to the UVic Psychology Honours program. All eligible students interested in being supervised by Dr. Sakaluk are welcome to apply, however preference will be given to those who have served as RAs in the MaRSS Lab. Please follow this link to access more information about the Honours program.

Graduate Students

Interested in applying to the UVic graduate program for the 2018-2019 academic year*? Email Dr. Sakaluk at sakaluk@uvic.ca and introduce yourself!

*Dr. Sakaluk’s recently-awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grant will enable him to offer two new incoming graduate students a research fellowship for 2018-2019.