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Queen's University


WEEK of  20 August 2010 

UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
Friday, August 27, 2010 1:30 p.m.
Lindsay Schaefer, MSc Oral. Culture and Postdecisional Confirmation Bias. Supervisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ji. External Examiner: Dr. Liying Cheng, Faculty of Education.
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.
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Alexandra Sutherland, Ph.D. Oral. The Roles of School Climate and Peers in Bullying. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Tina Daniels, Carleton University.








CONGRATULATIONS (R. R. Holden, Graduate Coordinator)
Congratulations to Talia Troister who received the "Emerging leader in Assessment Award" from Division 5 (Measurement) of the American Psychological Association (APA) at last week's APA convention in San Diego.


It’s that time again to think about posting your fall/winter Work Study jobs.  The Work Study program is offered jointly through Career Services and the Student Awards office.   The Work Study program is funded by Queen’s and the Government of Ontario.  You can hire a student for up to 250 hours (250 for international students and 166.5 for a domestic student) of assistance for the fall/winter academic session.  The program pays 75% of the employee’s hourly wage ($12.00/hour including vacation pay).  As the employer you are expected to pay 25% or $3.00 per hour plus benefits.  There is no limit to how many students you can hire. If you have an id and password and are ready to post a job go to: If you would like to set up an id and password please go to: You can find information about the Work Study Program at:

The Office of Research Services is implementing a new electronic web-based application system, ROMEO which will simplify the ethics application process. ORS have scheduled a number of training/information sessions to help keep faculty, hospital staff and students up-to-date. There will be two types of training sessions for users applying to either HSREB (Health Sciences Research Ethics Board) or GREB (Social Sciences - General Research Ethics Board).   Training session with Q&A as follows:

  • Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. (HSREB)
  • Monday, August 23, - 1:30-3:30 p.m. (GREB)
  • Tuesday, August 24 at 9:00-11:00 a.m. (GREB)
  • Tuesday, August 24 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. (HSREB)
  • Wednesday, August 25, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (GREB)
  • Thursday, August 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (HSREB)
  • Monday, September 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (HSREB)
  • Tuesday, September 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (GREB)
  • Wednesday, September 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (GREB)
  • Thursday, September 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (HSREB)

For further training sessions and information please see website:


Tentatively we will try to arrange another training course here in the Department during the month of September. For further MOODLEinformation and support please go to website:   Please note the WebCT Guide  for faculty and staff has been moved to the WebPublish environment. "Moving from WebCT to Moodle" -  New

For Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows, Tuesday, September 7.
This is offered each year by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. This FREE, day-long conference is an opportunity for all to meet colleagues and learn about new and interesting developments in teaching and learning. This year we are featuring Maggie Berg, Department of English; and Queen's University Chair in Teaching and Learning as our guest keynote speaker who will reflect upon the Fear of Teaching. For further information and to register (registeration deadline September 1) visit:
Upcoming Webinar dealing with the transition of SSHRC researchers to the CIHR application process. Research Services has arranged to show this Webinar in Room 215 (Conference Room) of Richardson Hall. The Webinar begins at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 26th. The conference room holds only 30 people, so please let Jeananne know if you will be able to attend by emailing her at See attached bulletin for details.
The Faculty of Arts & Science will be continuing with a pilot project to provide faculty members applying for a SSHRC Standard Research Grant with the opportunity to undertake an internal peer review of their proposals. This internal peer review process is purely optional for those who would be interested. Faculty members interested in receiving peer comment please email Ms. Diane Reid at by Friday, Aug 27th. See attached for details.
This is a reminder that the NSERC Discovery Grant Workshop is taking place on Tuesday, August 31st, 10:00 11:30 a.m., Room 14, Dunning Hall. RSVP to: Jeananne Vickery, Reserach Services at See attached for details.
Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Develop Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Pre-Conference Workshops: September 29. Main Conference: September 30, October 1, Vancouver, B.C.  Email: Website:

Second International Conference on Sport and Society. Unitedworld School of Business, Kolkata, India. 28 February - 2 March, 2011.
Aquitaine Conferences - NEUROSCIENCES, October 12-15, 2010 Arcachon, France.  Insights into the Neurobiology of Addiction. For further information and registration please go to website:

Regional Support Associates (RSA) are looking for a Psychologist or Psychologist Associate to join their multidisciplinary team of Psychologist, Psychologist Associates, Psychometrists, Social Workers and Behavioural Therapists and Community Consultants.  See attached bulletin for details.

The Department of Psychology at Ryerson University invites applications for a new position of Psychology Training Clinic Director. This position involves supervision of master- and doctoral-level students providing evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment within the clinical psychology program. The Director will train and supervise Ryerson Psychology students within the newly opened (July 2010) family practice clinic at St. Michael's Hospital. See attached bulletin for details.

The Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary, Inc. is currently taking applications for a permanent full-time Clinical Psychologist. Apply by September 16th. See attached bulletin for details.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is currently advertising and searching for a new faculty position beginning July 1, 2011. Application and materials must be received by November 30, 2010. See attached bulletin for details.

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