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Queen's University

WEEK of  4 December 2009 

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)
Thurs. Dec. 10
2009 2:00 p.m.

Location: H132
PhD oral - Sandra Alexander. Cognitive Responses to stress, depression, and anxiety and the relationship to ADHD (Attention Deficit).  Supervisor: Dr. Rod Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lewandowski, Syracuse University.
Tues., Dec.15, 2009   9:30 a.m. PhD oral- Anna Ebel-Lam. Cheating or Coping with Situational Constraints? How Contemplation and Construal Level Influence Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty and Cheating Behaviour. Supervisor: Dr. Tara K. MacDonald. External Examiner: Dr. Richard Eibach, University of Waterloo.
Thurs, Dec. 17, 2009 10:00 a.m.
 PhD oral- Danielle Shelley. Thinking and Doing: Attributions and Coping of Individuals and Their Friends that are Associated with the Continuity of Victimization and Bullying. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Zopito Marini, Brock University.
Tues, Dec. 22, 2009. 10:00 a.m.
 PhD oral - Tonya Bauermann. Sleep Problems, Sleep Hygiene, and ADHD Symptomatology in Young Adults.Supervisor: Dr. A. W. MacLean. External Examiner: Dr. Roger Godbout, Université de Montréal.

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
 Dec. 10, 2009 Priorities & Procedures Meeting CANCELLED  3:30 p.m.


Brown Bags will be held on Mondays from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228). [Pizza at cost of $2/slice will be available] 

Dec. 7- Dr. Meredith Chivers
 Gender Differences In Sexual Response -
Jan. 11, 2010 -Dr. Katharine Buell       
 Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam


    Grants in aid of research in Celiac Disease in Canada - 2 available: J.A. Campbell Research Award - up to $25,000 and J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award - up to $5,000. Deadline for applications is January 11, 2010.  For further information please go to website:

    Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship Application- Deadline to submit applications to the School of Graduate Studies - December 18, 2009* . Delta Kappa Gamma is a Society of Key Women Educators organized in North America, Central America and Europe.  Attached  (in Word) you will find the Canadian version of the IIE application form. Please note this form is an interactive MSWord file and is in a protected format. It is strictly a tab and type application. Applicants are not to exceed the space available This format will make it much easier for the committee considering the applications.  *Note: Please disregard the deadline dates within the actual application (December 15th and December 10th are both listed).  These are errors that I cannot edit. If you have any questions or issues with the application form, I encourage you to contact the following person: Cheryl Schnosenberg by

    Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Awards- School of Graduate Studies deadline: Thursday, December 17, 2009.Nominations for the following awards: Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (Master's & Doctoral Level), Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award, Doctoral Dissertation Award.  All nomination materials must be submitted in Adobe pdf file format to Leisa McDonald, outlined on the application information at the following:

    Introduction to WebCT , Tuesday Dec 8, 2009,  9:30 - 12:30
    Mac-Corry FSLF B176 computer lab  Spaces are very limited.  Please register with Jennie Hill (75611) and provide your Queen's Net ID.

    Agnes Etherington Art Centre,Family Program, Sunday, December 6, 1:30 to 3pm or 3 to 4:30pm. We welcome young and old to explore the magical world created by artist Diane Landry in her exhibition Diane Landry: The Defibrillators.Our program begins with an interactive tour to discover how the artist uses light, motion and sound to enchant us. In the studio, we'll have fun creating a luminous sculpture from everyday objects. Suitable for children 6+, with adult accompaniment. Program is free but space is limited. Please call 613.533.2190 to reserve.

    Dr. Lindsay Davidson, Chair of Teaching and Learning, is organizing in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Adventures in Teaching event, Monday December 7th from 3:30 to 6pm at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery which Faculty members are invited to participate.  Dr. Lindsay is particularly interested in celebrating outstanding teachers at Queen's and highlighting the methods they use to create student engagement and promote deep learning. There will be poster viewings throughout the afternoon and two "swap shops" giving participants the chance to enter into conversation with engaging teachers from a multitude of disciplines.

    CALL FOR PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS - "Pathways to Recovery: New Generation, New Breakthroughs, New Hope", 2nd Annual Young Researchers' Conference, Friday, March 26, 2010, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Ottawa, ON.  For further information and registration, please go to:

    Physiology Seminar presented by Dr. Colin Nurse, Department of Biology, McMaster University will speak on "Regulation of oxygen sensitivity in adrenal chromaffin cells". Monday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall.

    CBT Training in Kingston, Ontario. Coming soon- a two-day course that takes an in-depth look at thought record challenges and case examples, and introduces techniques to identify deeper patterns of thinking in the form of rules and schemas.   Further details attached.

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Challenges and Controversies in Treatment, Friday, February 5, 2010, Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Information and registration attached. This conference will focus on the challenges and controversies surrounding the treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).It is the second in a series of leading-edge and interactive conferences that explore the management of this complex condition. Health, insurance and legal professionals who work with mild traumatic brain-injured clients are encouraged to attend this compelling and practical one-day conference. Further details attached.

    The Department of Psychology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions commencing August 2010. We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Psychology and expertise in an area such as, but not limited to, geropsychology, cognitive development and the other position requires expertise in an area such as but not limited to cognitive neuroscience, sensation and perception, or behavior analysis. Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2009 to be assured full consideration. For further details please see the attachment.

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