PROFILE: Sol Sun (PhD 3)

We are starting off our Profiles series with the illustrious Sol Sun, current president of the PGSA!
We’re just getting started so if there are questions you feel you would like to see answered or any other blog series you would like to propose please reach out to info (at)

Where are you from and how did you end up in U of T Psychology?
From: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Why: I chose UofT psych because the department is awesome and so are the faculty.

Whose lab are you in and what are you studying?
Susanne Ferber and Jon Cant’s labs, studying visual short-term memory and attention.

What do you currently want to know more about? Or what is a skill you would like to develop?
I’d love to get better at Bayesian modelling.

Last non-non-fiction book you read?
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

If not this, what would you be doing with your life?
Working full time on a YouTube cooking channel / house – husband

Advice for potential graduate students?
Practical advice: Always have at least two projects on the go, one of them should be low hanging fruit, low risk but likely to get something out of it. The other should be a high-risk/high-reward type of project. Abstract advice: Don’t let the whole publish-or-perish culture of academia take the fun out of research. Have fun doing what you do. If it doesn’t work out, just go do something else that you have fun with.

Want to get in touch with Sol? He can be reached at: sol.sun <at>

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