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Weekly Memo Archive 
WEEK OF April 11, 2014.


 (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

April 17, 2014

Departmental Meeting


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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:30pm

Talia Troisteer, 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 to Dianna Lanteigne who won the Ontario Mental Health Foundation Doctoral Fellowship award!

Congratulations to Mike Best, who is the winner of the 2014 Queen’s 3-minute Thesis Competition! Mike will be representing Queen’s in Hamilton at the Ontario-wide competition to be held at McMaster University on 24 April. Well done, Mike and thanks to all of the psychology students and faculty who attended to provide support.  

Main Street Market is an urban food distributor favoring local agriculture. They offer the unique opportunity to purchase vegetable baskets from May until October. Their main goal is to improve the connection between eaters, farmers, the local economy and the environment. Main Street Market baskets include traditional produce such as cucumber and carrots paired with unique produce such as sunchokes and kohlrabi. They also supply sourcing details, recipes, and storage tips to help you get to know your harvest. In addition to that, a variety of fabulous coffee, tea, honey, meat, fish and cheese can be purchased. They offer four basket sizes from individuals to families and have the option to opt-out of specific weeks. If vegetable baskets are not for you, please consider donating a basket to a food shelter or food program to help support our local farmers. For further details and full vegetable lists please visit   

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 International Network for Alternative Academia

In Partnership With

Humber Institute for Technology and Advanced Learning


Spring Symposia

(With Four Events)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 12 – May 26

 Reinventing Citizenship (7th)

May 12 – May 14


For almost half a century, political regimes across the world have struggled with citizen participation and the legitimacy problems this creates for political process. As a result politics has increasingly been seen as a highly formal, specialized and separate domain from the everyday life and needs of citizens. While boundaries between nations and the composition of resident populations have become increasingly fluid and diverse, citizenship and the legal frames that sustain national politics have shown resilience to change. How are old models of citizenship evolving? With what effects? (Abstract due date: April 14)

 For a full description of our call for papers and to submit an abstract, please go to our symposium website:


Hope, Betrayal and Trust (1st)

May 16 – May 18

As concepts, ideas or simple notions, hope and trust seem to have simultaneously lost contemporary currency and becoming ever more necessary in our every day lives both on and off the screen. How are these concepts evolving in light of changes in societies and social relations, the development of new technologies and the creation of new modes and models of governance? How are these new conceptions redefining our notions of the self and its relationship to others? This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the complex and fluid relationships between hope, betrayal and trust. (Abstract due date: April 18)

 For a full description of our call for papers and to submit an abstract, please go to our symposium website:


Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self (1st)

May 20 – May 22

 Who we are – how we tell the story of our lives – has always traversed the divides between artistic invention, personal reflection and historic fact; being as much the product of the creative process as the characters depicted by artists in their works. Yet, we have been resistant to this notion holding fast to the idea that the bonds between us are intransigent, that the self is impermeable to transformation, clinging to the idea of authenticity. New models of the self are necessitated -- models that emphasize the creative and transformative process by which the self is created. This project locates this search at the intersection of artistic invention and theoretical reflection. What can we learn from the creation of characters about our sense of the real, the construction of self and our bonds with others? In what ways do these processes overlap? How do they diverge? (Abstract due date: April 21)

For a full description of our call for papers and to submit an abstract, please go to our symposium website:



Speed, Silence and Solitude (1st)

May 24 – May 26

 From smartphones to tablets, from Apps to Twitter, new technologies and the social media to which they have given rise increasingly occupy our time and mediate our relationships. We find ourselves amongst those who are rushing to catch up on what they have always already been behind at the start. It is a world in which speed has become the measure of all things, in which silence is rare, and in which solitude has at one and the same time become hard to find and difficult to escape. How are these experiences reshaping the way we perceive the world, see ourselves and relate to others? (Abstract due date: April 25)

For a full description of our call for papers and to submit an abstract, please go to our symposium website:


We invite colleagues from all disciplines and professions interested in exploring and explaining these issues in a collective, deliberative and dialogical environment to submit presentation proposals. Due dates for abstract submissions are April 14, 18, 21 & 25. For information concerning these symposia and calls for papers, please visit

The 3rd National Psychology Outside the Box Conference (POTB) is being held at the University of Ottawa on June 19th and 20th, 2014. This conference is organized by the Graduate Association of Students in Psychology (GASP) to promote the rearticulation of different paradigms in psychology, extend its reach to other academic disciplines, and make research in psychology more accessible to the general public. To present your research or to organize a symposium, please submit an abstract online by April 21st, 2014 ( Additional conference details are available on the POTB website.

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:


Information for the 2014 International A.P.P.A.C Conference can be found here:

Please see the following link for a postdoctoral opportunity at York University.

 The St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Forensic Psychiatry Program provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services and is conducting a significant expansion of inpatient beds at the West 5th Campus. With the expansion there is the need for 3 new full time Forensic Psychologists. Please visit to find out more and to view the job ad. Please  forward your resume by April 25 to: For more information about any of these positions, please contact Jessica Grimaldi (HR Associates) at, or by telephone at 416-237-1500 extension 248.

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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