Prospective Students

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Laboratory Volunteers, Directed Lab/Reading Courses, and Honour's Thesis Candidates:

The SageLab is currently accepting applications for volunteers, directed lab students, and directed reading students for the Fall/Winter 2023/24 semesters to work on a qualitative study examining responses to sexual stimuli among women with and without sexual difficulties. For those interested in getting involved, please email the acting research coordinator and ask for a SageLab Volunteer/DL/DR Form to complete. Sagelab will be recruiting honour’s thesis students for the 24/25 academic year.


Prospective Graduate Students:

The SageLab is dedicated to conducting research on sexuality and gender from a variety of perspectives; we consider both clinical and nonclinical psychology graduate students whose research interests are a good fit with SageLab projects. Please refer to the graduate studies website for more information on these programs.

Note: Dr. Chivers is accepting graduate applications for the 2024/2025 academic year.

We are currently wrapping up data collection for a large, two-site study examining neurocognitive modulators of sexual motivation, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Graduate students will have the opportunity to work with these data sets to address unanswered basic and clinical science questions about antecedents of sexual motivation in women, and factors affecting emergence of sexual desire among women with SIAD.

Sagelab will also be continuing research examining sexual response and visual attention to cues of sexual attractiveness. This work is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Sagelabbers also have the opportunity to work with the many archival datasets from past research projects funded by CIHR, SSRHC, NSERC, the American Institute for Bisexuality, and others. If a student has a good idea, we're happy to find ways to make it happen!