"Working at the Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) this summer was a very valuable experience for me. Knowing that the work I was doing would eventually help individuals get the tobacco cessation support they need was very rewarding and has inspired me to continue doing work in health research."
Alexandra Fourth Year Bachelor of Arts Student, Psychology (Honours)
University of Guelph
"The Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) felt like a family. Everyone was so supportive and willing to share their knowledge and experience. This experience and exposure to various activities and initiatives made my studentship at NDS a pleasant and invaluable experience."
Tara, Master's Student, 2013-2015, University of Toronto
"As a co-op student at the Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS), I am thankful for the opportunity to work with amazing individuals and gain a vast amount of knowledge about both quantitative and qualitative analyses. NDS offers a very supportive, safe, and friendly learning environment that highlights the importance of teamwork and collaboration."
Jaanuha, Fourth Year Mental Health Specialist & Neuroscience Major
University of Toronto
"I started at the Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) as a summer co-op student with the knowledge translation team. My experience was so great, I decided to stay on for another year and a half as a volunteer during the school year. I am currently in my last year of my Master of Social Work program and I have NDS to thank for that."
Rashiqah, Final Year Master's Student, Social Work, University of Toronto
"During my time at NDS, I shadowed physicians working in addiction medicine, attended group-therapy sessions for those attempting tobacco cessation, learned about addiction medicine from a wide variety of health professionals, and performed independent addictions research. Thanks for the wonderful experience!"
Dave, Third Year Medical Student, University of Toronto
"The NDS has a unique institutional culture that not only makes its trainees feel adequately challenged, but also welcomed and supported. It was a pleasure working here!"
Ben, Third Year Medical Student, University of Toronto
"Working as a summer student (and volunteer) at the Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) was an incredibly positive experience and has made such a significant impact on my career. Thank you NDS for teaching me and providing me with so many opportunities in such a supportive environment."
Melanie, First Year Master's Student, Psychology, McGill University
"Working as a summer student at the Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) was an enriching experience. I would highly recommend a placement here if you want to know more about tobacco addiction, its concurrent disorders, and how to apply this knowledge in a research context. Everyone was very supportive and I really felt like a part of the larger team at NDS!"
Sreedevi, First Year Master's Student, Social Work, University of Toronto