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Queen's University

WEEK of  28 August 2009

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Talia Troister, M.Sc. Oral.  A Prospective Study of Psychache and its Relationship to Suicidality.Supervisor: Dr. Ronald R. Holden. External Examiner: Dr. Stevenson Fergus, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University.

Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Joanna Sue M.Sc. Oral.  Predicitng Parenting Practices: A study of Invidividual and Contextual Predictors of Parenting Practices in Canada.  Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Margaret Jamieson, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University.

Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Christine Lackner M.Sc. Oral.  Preliminary Investigations of Dopaminergic Contributions to Preschoolers' Theory of Mind Development.  Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh. External Examiner: Dr. Doug Munoz, Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen's University.

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.

The first meeting of the Clinical Brown Bag will be held on on Monday, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009   in Humphrey Hall Room 228 (Conference Room) at 12 noon - 1 p.m.  Clinical student reps (Sylvia, Vicki and Tess) will be presenting on "Milestones of the Clinical Program"


Congratulations to Candace and Dan Hartley!  Sophia Rose Hartley was born Wednesday, August 26th at 9:00am, weighing 9lb 8oz.


Queen's University will be participating in a videoconference information session with representatives from SSHRC, and with other Canadian universities, on Friday, September 11, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m., in Room A243, Faculty of Education, Duncan McArthur Hall, West Campus. Duncan McArthur Hall is a short 15-minute walk from main campus and bus service is available.  This session would be of interest to final year undergraduate students who plan to go on to graduate studies, as well as current graduate students, and staff and/or faculty who assist students prepare SSHRC scholarship applications.  (The School of Graduate Studies is grateful for the generous cooperation of the Faculty of Education and for the use of their videoconferernce classroom facility).  PLEASE NOTE:  SEATING IS LIMITED to around 60 people.


Wednesday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30p.m.,in Room 104, Richardson Laboratory, 88 Stuart Street.This session would be of interest to final year undergraduate students who plan to go on to graduate studies, as well as current graduate students, and staff and/or faculty who assist students prepare NSERC scholarship applications. PLEASE NOTE: SEATING IS LIMITED to around 80 people. Reservations/confirmations are not required, and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.


CIHR, NSERC AND SSHRC's Summer Program in Japan provides graduate students in Health Research, Social Sciences/Humanities, Natural Sciences and/or Engineering with a two-month research experience in a university, national laboratory or institute in Japan. The application deadline for this program is November 3, 2009. For more information on the program, please see , under "Find funding" - "View current opportunities" - "Other: Summer Program in Japan". See Attachment  for details.

A 60-page document "Improving Health Outcomes for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities: A literature review in the health status of children and youth with developmental disabilities within a population health framework" is now available on the following website:  The document was created by First Leadership Limited's Rae Roebuck, Marion Paquet and Judy Coultes-Macleod. If you wish to receive a hard copy please contact Vaso Charitsis at 

Biology Seminar. Donald Forsdyke, Department of Biochemistry, Queen's University will speak on "William Bateson and Evolutionary Theory". Friday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m., Room 3110, Biosciences Complex.

Diane Landry: The Defibrillators. Wednesday 30 September, 7 p.m. Chernoff Auditorium.  The performance will be followed by a short discussion and a reception.

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

Psychological Services London Health Sciences Centre presents: Christopher Peterson Ph.D., What Makes life Worth Living: Lessons from the Science and Practice of Positive Psychology. Friday, October 16, 2009.Hilton London, Ontario.  Email: psychLHSC@lhsc.on.cafor further information.

Ontario Psychiatric Association 2009 Fall Conference.  Dr. Nancy McWilliams - "A New Look at Paranoia: Understanding and Addressing Paranoid Dynamics across the Spectrum of Mental Health and Disorder."   Saturday, September 26, 2009, Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Please go to website further details.

4th Annual Educational Conference. Cultural Diversity & Mental Illness: From Fear of Exclusion to Freedom of Integration.Thursday, October 29, 2009. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.  Website: further details.

Two faculty positions in Clinical Psychology, ranks open, Stony Brook University.
  The Psychology Department invites applications for two positions, ranks open, for Fall, 2010. Applicants must have a record of first-rate research and be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates in all areas of clinical psychology will be considered. Preferences include candidates with expertise in child clinical psychology and candidates using genetic or neuroscience methods to address questions of clinical relevance.   Stony Brook has an excellent Psychology Department with a top-rated clinical program and a new neuroimaging center; the research environment is highly supportive, and we are a seaside community 60 miles from Manhattan.  Deadline for the position is October 15, 2009, or until the position is filled.  A vita, selected reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:  Clinical Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook,NY, 11794-2500. Information about the department can be found at  AA/EEO. 

Clinical Psychology - Term Position. Anticipated start date: July 1, 2010 or September 1, 2010.  The Department of Psychology at the University of Regina invites applications for a three-year term position.  Please note that electronic applications will not be accepted.  Review of applications will commence November 1, 2009. For more information

Maternity Leave Psychologist Contract, Ontario Correctional Institute.  Currently have an opportunity for a psychologist, or a recent doctoral graduate, to apply for a contract position of up to 12 months to fill a psychologist position due to a one-year maternity leave. The Ontario Correctional Institute is a 220 bed, correctional treatment institute in Brampton, Ontario. The job is posted at   For more information contact Jim Cheston,Chief Psychologist, OCI at tel: 905-457-7050, ext. 265 or email:

Department of Psychology - Bishop's University.  Teacher required for 6 courses for the 2009-2010 term.  Please see attachedfor details.

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