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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF April 4, 2014.


(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

April 10, 2014

Policies & Procedures Meeting


April 17, 2014

Departmental Meeting


April 24, 2014

Graduate Committee Meeting


 UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted).

Friday, April 4, 2014 1:00pm

Erica Refling, PhD. Oral.  Adult Attachment Orientation and Physical Distance: Do Threat Primes Alter Perceptions of Interpersonal Proximity?.  Supervisor:  Dr. Tara MacDonald.  External Examiner: Dr.Pamela Sadler, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:30pm

Talia Troister, PhD. Oral.  A Prospective Study of Psychache and its Relationship to Suicidality.  Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Holden. External Examiner:  Dr. Gordon L. Flett, Department of Psychology, York University.

Congratulations! (Chris Bowie) to Mike Best, who finished first in his heat and will be competing in the finals of the Queen's 3-minute thesis competition on April 9th at 5pm in Kinesiology 101. Please visit the website: GRADUATE STUDIES 3-minute Thesis.

Call for nominees!  The Queen's University Alumni Association
is looking for staff and faculty to nominate students and alumni for the annual QUAA Awards.  The categories include Alumni Achievement Award, One to Watch Award, and Outstanding Student Award.  The deadline to complete your online nomination form is April 25.  For details and a full list of award categories, visit the QUAA website or email


The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities' Research Special Interest Group (RSIG)
is holding its annual research conference on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at the Ambassador Conference Resort in Kingston, ON. This conference will feature research on developmental/intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) across the lifespan. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frances Owen. The oral and poster presentation sessions will showcase a variety of research on DD/ID, including dual diagnosis, autism spectrum disorders, quality of life, education, service use, and psychotherapy.  To Register: Go online at this link to find the online registration form:


WITS/DIRE Summer Research Project Assistant , University of Victoria, BC. Anticipated start date: May 5, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Closing date: April 11, 2014. Salary $19.35 per hour. Travel to Victoria paid for by Heritage Canada.The Research Project Assistant will work with the WITS Programs team to assist with the dissemination of the award winning bi-lingual WITS bullying prevention programs across Canada. For more information please see job description.

Acadia University
  is offering a 3-year term position in Personality/Clinical Psychology.  The ad is posted here:   They have also listed some part-time courses posted here: . Please encourage anyone who might be interested to check back at these sites over the next week or so, as more courses are added. 

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a one-year term position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Adolescent Psychology, Aging, and Introduction to Psychology. The applicant is also expected to engage in scholarly activity. Qualifications: A doctorate degree in Psychology with specialization in developmental psychology. Application Deadline: April 25, 2014 or until position is filled Start Date: August 1, 2014.  Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Psychology can be found at

Psychologists sought to work with members of the Canadian Forces: Kate Jeffery, Recruiter, Health Services Calian, is looking to hire qualified Clinical Psychologists to provide diagnostic and treatment services to active members of the Canadian Forces. Here are links to the current flyers, available in English and French. Current vacancies are as follows:
CFB Shilo (Manitoba)
CFB Cold Lake (Alberta)
CFB Petawawa (Ontario)
CFB Kingston (Ontario)
CFB Gagetown (New Brunswick)
For additional information about the positions you may contact Kate Jeffrey

Psychology Position Available, 33 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre, Canadian Forces Base, 26 Somme Avenue, Kingston, ON. Part-Time (18.75 hours per week). We are seeking an experienced clinical psychologist to join our mental health team, starting in May, 2014. We offer primary care, and diagnostic and therapeutic services to Canadian Forces members. The mental health team includes social work, addictions counselling, psychology, mental health nursing and psychiatry. These specialist services provide assessment and treatment of service members suffering from a broad range of mental health issues such as Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Addictions, etc. Members must be referred by a primary care clinician to access all services other than social work and addictions counselling. Complex cases receive care from an interdisciplinary team. If you are interested please email a resume to Mental Health Manager at: If you have questions about the position, the population served or general questions about our team and services, please call Dr. Jan Wilson at 613-541-5010, ext. 5776 or email at

The Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge
invites applications for two probationary (tenure-track) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2014 subject to budgetary approval. Candidates will have a Ph.D. and will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research programme that will include opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Consideration of completed applications will begin April 15, 2014 but will continue behond that date as applications are received and until the positions are filled. For more information and how to apply please click here.

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