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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK of  05 APRIL 2012


(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

April 5, 2012 Clinical Meeting 1:30p.m.
April 5, 2012 Undergraduate Committee Meeting 3:00p.m.
April 12, 2012 Priorities & Procedures Meeting 3:00p.m.
April 19, 2012 Departmental Meeting 3:00p.m.
April 26, 2012 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30p.m.

Department Offices Closing:
The Departmental Administration offices will be closing at 3:30p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 and will re-open Monday, April 9. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter long weekend!

Principal's Development Fund Visiting Scholar Program - 2012/13
A separate fund to be administered by the Faculty Deans has been established to encourage academic visits by women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities. Not to be confused with the International Visitors Program. Departments which have not participated in previous versions of this program are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Department Heads and Directors, Arts and Science: please see memo. For guidelines click here.

Principal's Development Fund International Visitors Program 2012/13
Dr. John Dixon, Vice-Provost (International), is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal's Development Fund International Visitors Program. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal's Office at:


As part of the Consortium for Legal Studies
, Queen's University, Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and York University, Joanna Pozzulo, Carleton University, will talk on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 3:30p.m. in the Earl Hall, Room 1102. There will be a group dinner (TBA) after (self funded) that all are welcome to attend. The title of the talk is: The Z Generation and Beyond: Differences in Description and Identification.

McEwen Lectureship

Dr. Michael Salter, Director of Pain Research at the University of Toronto, is at Queen's University giving two lectures. The first is for the McEwen Lectureship - an award lecture, "Exploring Neuron-Microglia Signalling in Pain Plasticity" on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 4:30p.m. in the School of Medicine Building, Room 032A. And the other "SRC Regulation of NMDA Receptors in Pain and Schizophrenia" on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:00a.m. in Botterell Hall, Room B143. For poster click here.

Save The Date for this Sleep CME!
"Doc, I Can't Sleep!" Insomnia and Disturbed Sleep, Saturday, October 20th, 2012, a one-day program at Donald Gordon Centre, Queen's University, 421 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario. For poster click here.

Brain Power Annual Conference
The Brain Power Conference
is a two day exploration of a child's mind. Parents and teachers will learn from some of the leading researchers and educators in the world. They will understand how a child's brain works and that a child's capacity to learn can be directly influenced. Lectures, workshops, exhibits, May 3-4, 2012, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario. For details click here.

IPSI International SmartData Symposium
, organized by the Ontario Information Privacy Commissioner's office in conjunction with University of Toronto. This symposium is held at the University of Toronto, May 14-16, 2012. The International SmartData Symposium introduces a leading edge research into a new privacy-enhancing "virtual too:" SmartData - an advance that will take us into the area of ubiquitous, context-aware computing. Please check the following link:

The Ontario Ethology, Ecology and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C)will be held May 11-13, 2012 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Abstract submission closes April 6, 2012. Please visit the website for more information and to register. For poster click here.

2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
is Canada's largest academic gathering celebrating research, ideas and collaborations in the humanities and social sciences. Congress runs from May 26 to June 2, 2012, and is being co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and will encompass the annual meetings of about 70 scholarly associations, with many events open to all attendees. Online registration is open.


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