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Queen's University
Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF April 18, 2014.

(from Rick Beninger, the PSYC DSC, and the PSYC Undergraduate office) to Ron Holden the recipient of the 2013/14 Undergraduate Teaching Award in Psychology. The Undergraduate Teaching Award is "To recognize outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level" nominated by the Undergraduate students in the Department, and is specific to Ron's excellence in teaching PSYC 202/3.0 Statistics in Psychology in the fall 2013. Ron will be presented with the award at a Teaching Awards Reception through the Centre for Teaching and Learning in the fall, and his name will be added to the plaque on the second floor of Humphrey Hall. 

Congratulations! (from Dr.Mewhort) to Dr. Mike. N. Jones (Ph.D., Queen's 2005) has received the 2014 Outstanding Early Career Award from the Psychonomic Society.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting in Long Beach Ca. November 20-23, 2014.

(from Rick Beninger, UG Advisory Committee) to the six NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award recipients:

Katherine Jackson (T. Hollenstein), Amanda Shelley (J. Menard), Hailey Ventola (M.C. Olmstead), Deanna Choi (L. Cuddy), Andrew Shaw (T. Hollenstein), and Jessica Ho (V. Kuhlmeier). The overall quality of applications was extremely high and these students displayed an exceptionally strong performance. The students will begin this research opportunity under Faculty supervision in May 2014.

(from Caroline Pukall) to Jaclyn Cappell (MSc1, Clinical Psychology) who won the Best Poster Presentation Award at the J.A. Low Research Day (the obstetrics-gynecology research day) on April 11, 2014 for her poster:

You, Me, and Baby Makes Three:  The Role of Physical, Social, and Relationship Variables in Women's Postpartum Sexuality, co-authored with Susan Chamberlain & Caroline Pukall.

Congrats Jackie!

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.  

ASUS CAMPS Registration is now open! To register, please go to: and fill out the online registration form. More information is provided on the website. 

Feel free to e-mail the Camp Directors at if you have any questions/concerns or want to know more about camp and the camp programming!

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.

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

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