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WEEK of  6 August 2010 

UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
August 16, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Meaghan Wilkin, MSc Oral. Exposure to stressors during development and the importance of timing: An animal model of early life adversity. Supervisor: Dr. Janet Menard.  External Examiner: Dr. James Reynolds, Department of Pharmacology.

August 18, 2010

10:00 a.m.

Jay Wood, Ph.D. Oral. Deconstructing Attitude Strength: Understanding the Cognitive Structures and Subjective Beliefs Related to Attitudes . Supervisor: Dr. Leandre Fabrigar.  External Examiner: Dr. Derek Rucker, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
August 19, 2010, 9:30 a.m.

Megan Davidson, Ph.D. Oral. Impact of Manipulated Perceived Efficacy and Self-Affirmation on Measures of Risk, Efficacy, and Intention.Supervisor: Dr. Leandre Fabrigar. External Examiner: Dr. Erin Strahan, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford.
Sept. 9, 2010
9:15 a.m
Elisabeth I. Whaley, Ph.D. Oral.  Exploring the underlying psychological processes of gambling behaviour: Individual and contextual factors.   Supervisor: Dr. Roderick C.L. Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Ian Newby-Clark, University of Guelph.
Sept. 9, 2010
1:30 p.m.

Pamela Stager, Ph.D. Oral. Errors in Affective Forecasting: Contrasting Anticipated and Experienced Regret After Group Failure Versus Individual Failure.   Supervisor: Dr. Tara MacDonald. External Examiner: Dr. Ian Newby-Clark, University of Guelph.

Sept. 14, 2010

1:30 p.m.

Kristen Dunfield, Ph.D. Oral. Redefining Prosocial Behaviour: The Production of Helping, Sharing, and Comforting Acts in Human Infants and Toddlers. Supervisor: Dr. V. A. Kuhlmeier.  External Examiner: Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois, Concordia University.








The Office of Research will be hosting an NSERC Discovery Grant Workshop on Tuesday,  August 31st  from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 14 of Dunning Hall.  Please RSVP to Jeananee Vickery, at
Tri-council (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) will be conducting a monitoring visit at Queen's University in the Spring of 2011.  As part of their evaluation, the auditors will be reviewing Tri-council research project transactions that have occurred beginning April 1, 2010.  Important Reminders:
  • the min/max policy must be followed for compensation related expenditures, if applicable.
  • conference itineraries must accompany travel expense claims.
  • boarding passes must accompany travel expense claims if air travel is used.
  • alcohol and tips are NOT considered eligible expenditures and must be excluded from ALL travel claims and reimbursements.
NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC have each adopted electronic application submission processes and no longer require institutions to keep original signatures on file. To help make the proposal submission process easier for the research community, ORS will no longer require a hard copy of the application with "wet" signatures from the applicant, department head and/or dean. The Office of Research Services (ORS) will be using the Data Summary and Signature (DSS) system as the sole Departmental approval mechanism for applications being submitted to NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC (and other programs where applicable). Therefore, under this new system:
• Researchers will  no longer need to bring a hard copy of their application to the Department Head or Dean for signature.
• Department Heads or Deans may wish to review an e-copy (or a hard copy) of the application prior to approving the DSS. Please recall that E-approval of the DSS indicates Department Head (or Dean) review and approval of application submission to the funding agency.
• Without exception, ORS will require department head e-approval of the DSS before e-submitting the application to the funding agency. Normal ORS business hours end at 5:00pm on Tri-Council submission deadline dates.
• Researchers will no longer bring a hard copy of their application to ORS for review and signature.
• ORS will approve and submit applications to the funding agencies electronically and, subsequently, print and file the application at ORS. ORS will continue to provide an administrative and content review of the application before e-submission and request that all applications be submitted to ORS no later than (10) days prior to the funding agency deadline.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes in process, please contact ORS Associate Director, Karina McInnis, at extension 33108 (
Mark Hostetler, a prof from DEVS, has agreed to come and show us how to set up a course and conduct online quizzing using MOODLE.  If you and/or one of your TAs are interested and available Friday, August 13th, please join us in HUM 219 at 10:00 a.m. - noon.

Please note the WebCT Guidefor faculty and staff has been moved to the WebPublish environment. "Moving from WebCT to Moodle" -  New

COURIER: The GENERAL OFFICE (H232) can ship and receive your packages. Please bring your project id to Marg or Marie for assistance. Main Couriers are FedEx and Purolator; however, we also process UPS and Canada Post.

PRINTING -  The GENERAL OFFICE manages all print jobs either in the office or thru Queen's Printing. Please email or hand in hard copies with specific details to Marg or Marie along with the project id# for billing.

PURCHASES - Please see Jane for all office supplies, lab supplies, chemicals/drugs, furniture, equipment, toner/ink cartridges (project id required)

This reduces paperwork and the need for reimbursement as the projects/grants are billed directly. Thank you for your co-operation.

Aquitaine Conferences -NEUROSCIENCES, October 12-15, 2010 Arcachon, France.  Insights into the Neurobiology of Addiction. For further information and registration please go to website:

2010 International Chronic Pelvic Pain Symposium & Workshop.  Friday, August 27, 2010 . This is a multidisciplinary international conference involving many of the best minds in pain management. For further information please email:  or visit the website at

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