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WEEK of  7 August 2009

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Albert Lee, M.Sc. Oral.  The Book of Life in the Double helix: Cultural Differences in Biological Beliefs. Supervisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ji. External Examiner: Dr. Deb Feldman-Stewart, Oncology.

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Samantha Waxman, Ph.D. Oral.  Laser Doper Imaging:A New Measure of Genital Blood Flow in Female Sexual Arousal.Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Pukall.  External Examiner: Dr. Alessandra Rellini, University of Vermont.

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon Jennifer Passey, Ph.D. Oral.  Causal Uncertainty and Self-Regulation Abilities. Supervisor: Dr. Jill Jacobson. External Examiner: Dr. Gráinne Fitzsimons, University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. Jeremy Stewart. M.Sc. Oral.  The Impact of Efficacious Treatments for Major Depressive Disorders Remission Rates of Specific Symptoms: A Re-Analysis of the Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program. Supervisor: Dr. Kate Harkness. External Examinater: Dr. Roumen Milev.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Danuta Rajska. Ph.D. Oral. Prediction of Social Competence and Social Integration in Children with or at-Risk for Intellectural Disability.  Supervisors: Dr. Patricia Minnes and Dr. Maurice Feldman.  external Examiner: Dr. Jim Bebko, York University.

THANK YOU (Valarie Kuhlmeier)
Thank you, and all the faculty and staff, for the beautiful flowers. Our wedding was perfect, and since we held it in our garden, we were relieved that that weather was so cooperative! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. We were so happy to receive the flowers and placed them right in the center of the buffet table for all of our guests to see! -Val and Rodney

We wish to extend a warm welcome to Theresa Brennan (Department of Economics), our incoming Department Manager to the Department of Psychology. Please drop by to say hello and introduce yourself to Theresa.   Best wishes to Candace Hartley as she begins her maternity leave.

Call for Research Proposals on Developmental Science and Youth Justice.  The Department of Justice Canada is seeking services to conduct a study to synthesize the findings from research on brain, cognitive, and psychosocial development in youth and to explore their implications for the youth criminal justice system. For more information about the research contract, please find the Terms of Reference  attached.  Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009.

NSERC recognizes the achievements of Canada's most promising scientists and engineers with the NSERC Doctoral Prizes.Two awards are available in each of two categories: natural sciences, and engineering and computer sciences. See details attached. Please submit nominations to the Graduate Office (H227), Department of Psychology on or before  SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.

A steam shutdown has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will affect the following buildings: Phsed Centre, Nicol Hall, Miller Hall, Clark Hall and J.D.U.C. (including Kitchens, Pubs and Grad Res.).

Bereaved Children & Adults after Violent Death.  September 24/25, 2009. Columbus Centre, Toronto, Ontario.  For more information and registration information please go to website

2009 Heart-Brain Summit, October 15-16 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.  This Summit immediately precedes the Society for Neurosciences Annual Meeting. To register please go to

Workshop - From Chaos to Clarity. A Step-by-Step Model for Complex Cases.  Two-day workshop by Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., Toronto, October 29-30, 2009 at the Japese Candian Cultural Centre. On-line registration at

The Psychology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland has a 9-month teaching term appointment (non-tenure track) available for the up-coming academic year.  See attached for further information.  Website:

Clinician Position- St. Lawrence Youth Association is looking for a masters level clinician to work with at risk youth.  For further information please contact Robert C. Rowe, Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinical Director, St. Lawrence Youth Association, phone: 613-542-9634 ext 24 or email Rob Rowe at



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