Department of Psychology – b2B Career Panel
Wednesday March 5, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Psychology Lounge, SS 4043
Sidney Smith Hall – 100 St. George Street
Alumni Panelist Bios
Bilingual Human Resources Representative, Sears Canada
HBSc 2013 (Psychology, Sociology)
Thomas is bilingual in French and English and grew up overseas for the most of his life. He completed his high school career at the International School Bangkok and travelled around southeast Asia whenever possible. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2013 with an Honours BSc in both Psychology and Sociology and currently works in human resources at Sears Canada providing support for the human resource leads and managers out in the field.
Dr. Stephanie Daoud, C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)
Offender Counselor, Correctional Service of Canada
HSBc 2007, MA 2008, PhD 2013 (Psychology)
Dr. Stephanie Daoud completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto in 2013. For her dissertation she studied the relationship between antisocial behaviour and callous-unemotional traits in children. During that time she completed practicum positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and on the Forensic Service Unit of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
She received her M.A. in Psychology in 2008, completing her thesis on subtypes of aggression in forensic psychiatric inpatients at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Her interest in forensic psychology began during her undergraduate career when she completed her HBSc through the specialist program at UTM in Forensic Psychology. Stephanie pursued her interest in forensic psychology into her career, obtaining a position with the Correctional Service of Canada as an offender counselor, providing various mental health services to male federal inmates. As part of her job, she is currently in the process of becoming a registered Clinical Psychologist under the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Dr. Ashley Waggoner Denton
Lecturer, Department of Psychology (U of T)
HSBc 2006 (Psychology)
Ashley received her Honours BSc from the University of Toronto in 2006, where she was a part of the research specialist program. She completed her thesis on automatic social comparison processes under the supervision of Dr. Wil Cunningham. She then attended graduate school at Indiana University and received her doctorate in Social Psychology in July 2012, just before starting as a Lecturer back in the Department where she fell in love with psychology in the first place! Her research focuses on impression formation processes, including the role of gossip in how people form impressions. She also conducts pedagogical research, examining issues such as the role that peers and instructors play in influencing students’ online help-seeking behaviour. But her true passion lies in teaching psychology to others, and she teaches a wide range of courses within the Department, including Introductory Psychology and Statistics.
Intensive Case Manager/Court Support Worker, North York General Hospital
HSBc 2000 (Psychology, Sociology)
Lisa graduated from the University of Toronto in 2000 with an Honours BSc double major in Psychology and Sociology with a special interest in Criminology and Psychology. She is currently employed full-time with North York General Hospital’s Mental Health and Justice Treatment and Support Services Program as an Intensive Case Manager/Court Support Worker. She also works on a part-time basis with Sherbourne Health Centre’s Health Bus Program as an outreach worker to the homeless.
While working on her undergraduate degree Lisa volunteered with The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre prior to being hired on as a part-time employee. She worked as a Research Assistant with U of T’s Occupational Health department, Psychology department and with CAMH’s Children’s Genetic Program where they were looking for genetic markers in children with conduct disorder. She was also employed through the SEED program for the summer with CAMH in a research capacity.
In 2001 Lisa began to work full-time as a Research Assistant at CAMH in the Mood Disorders Clinic and also worked part-time with Mt. Sinai Hospital again in a research capacity. In 2003 she accepted a position as a Case Manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association before moving into her current position with North York General Hospital.
Research Assistant, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
HBSc 2012 (Psychology, Sociology)
Tanveer Singh graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2012. A day after her convocation, she began a full-time position in applied health research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where she worked for one year focusing on adult mental health and its impact on finding and maintaining work.
With a strong interest in applied public health, she went on to pursue graduate studies at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health specializing in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. She has developed a stronger interest in mental health in children, in particular, and continues conducting research in this field at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. After obtaining her Masters in Public Health, Tanveer hopes to work to alleviate the global mental health burden by focusing on fostering strong mental health in children, first and foremost.
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