Volunteer with us!

​Why Volunteer with the DCDL?

  • gain hands-on experience in a research environment

  • prepare for graduate school applications

  • be mentored by other research assistants and lab supervisor

  • demonstrate your skills and earn an excellent reference letter

  • learn about the latest research in your area of interest

  • develop important research and professional skills


Some helpful links:

1. http://psychology.concordia.ca/gradapphelp/volunteering.php

2. https://mygraduateschool.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/right-and-wrong-ways-to-find-a-volunteer-research-position/

3. http://psyc.ucalgary.ca/research/laboratories

4. https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/volunteer-programs/

A little more info:

We accept applications on a rolling basis from outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in psychology or related field.

Interested students must be:

  • interested psychology, child development research, health research

  • willing to learn methodological techniques related to the lab's research priorities (e.g., meta-analysis).

  • reliable, self-motivated, team-oriented, enthusiastic about research, and possess excellent communication and analytical skills.


Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week.

To Apply:

For rolling applications, please email Chloe Devereux (chloe.devereux@ucalgary.ca) with your:

  1. CV/resume

  2. Cover letter

  3. Completed lab application form.

  4. If you are a student, please also include your course schedule and a list of relevant coursework that you've completed.

Please note: as we accept applications on a rolling basis, we will keep your application on file for 6 months and the roster of applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Only qualified applicants who are considered for a volunteer position will be contacted.

Work with us!

Thank you for your interest in our lab! We are not currently seeking research assistants, but be sure to check back for updates.

The Lab

Determinants of Child Development Lab

1235 Education Tower

University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4



Email: sheri.madigan@ucalgary.ca

Twitter: @sherimadigan 

Psychology Department

Department of Psychology

Administration Building, Room AD255

539 Campus Place NW

Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4



Phone:  (403) 220-5561

Website:  http://psych.ucalgary.ca


Department of Psychology, University of Calgary


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