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Queen's University

WEEK of  11 December 2009 

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)
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. 17, 2009 Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 7, 2010
Undergraduate Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 14, 2010
Priorities & Procedures
 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 21, 2010
Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 28, 2010
Graduate Committee
 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] 

Jan. 11, 2010 -Dr. Katharine Buell       
 Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam
Jan. 25, 2010 - Dr. Meredith Chivers
 Gender Differences In Sexual Response


    Applications for the Mackenzie King Open and Travelling Scholarships are now available to download at the following website: .  If you are unable to download the application form and information sheet from the website, hard copies are available in the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Room 425, Gordon Hall.  Applicants must submit the application directly to the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the Canadian university from which they most recently graduated or where they are currently enrolled.  Students may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both. 

    The Graduate Dean's Travel Grants for Doctoral Field Research are available to contribute to the support of field research that is central to the doctoral dissertation and that must be carried out at a considerable distance from Queen's University.  Applications to attend conferences, workshops or courses will not be supported under this program.  The maximum single award is $3000 and the maximum that a student may receive during the doctoral program is $3000.   Students must complete their Comprehensive Examination requirement before taking up the Graduate Dean's Doctoral Field Travel Award.  If this is applicable to you, please see complete information and application attachedApplications are due in Graduate Office (H227) by January 18, 2010. 

    China-Canada Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP) for 2010-11. Under the auspices of the CCSEP, with the China Scholarship Council acting as the executive agency, and in partnership with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), a number of awards are offered to Canadian academics and students who wish to study and/or do research in subject areas related to China in a select list of Chinese institutions. The following groups are eligible to apply: Faculty members, students enrolled in graduate programs and holders of Bachelor's degrees.  Complete program information, as well as the application form and list of Chinese institutions admitting international students under the CCSEP, may be found on the website of the Education Office of the Chinese Embassy in Canada:   The deadline for applications is February 28, 2010.   

    On Friday December 11th from 9:30am-4:00pm Canadian Blood Services will be on Campus (MacGillivary-Brown Hall) for blood donations.  MacGillivary-Brown Hall is close to Humphrey Hall: On Barrie St. between Earl St. and Clergy St.

    The majority of departments will close December 24th at 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. January 4th, 2010.  During this time there will be very limited mail service provided by Postal Services on the following days: Tuesday, December 29th and Wednesday, December 30th, 2009.  Departments wishing to receive mail, may pick up their mail at the Post Office located at 115 Barrack St. between 9:00 a.m. and 12 noon on Dec. 29 and 30th.  Regular mail service will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2010.  Any questions, please contact Don Dean at

    All members of the Queen's Community are invited to attend Queen's MiniU May 28-30, 2010 and take advantage of a special discount offer.Hosted by the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA), MiniU is a spring weekend full of thought-provoking sessions, workshops, and tours as well as lively social and recreational activities. Are you looking for a unique gift to celebrate the holidays or another special occasion? Consider giving the gift of learning. Personalized Queen's MiniU 2010 gift certificates are available.Additional program information and registration is available: online at; by e-mail at, or by phone at 613.533.206.  For more details, please contact Melanie McEwen at extension 75341 or via email

    Physiology Seminar
    presented by Dr. Sue Ann Campbell, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo will speak on "Modelling Astrocytic Input to CA1 Hippocampal Pyramidal Cells", Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., Room 449, Botterell Hall.

    OADD- The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) is inviting proposals for presentations and posters for its annual research conference, to be held Friday, April 9th, 2010, at the Yorkdale Holiday Inn, in Toronto, Ontario. RSIG was formed to provide an opportunity for researchers, professionals, and other interested individuals, working in the field of developmental disabilities to exchange research, ideas, resources, and concerns. We welcome research from all disciplines and areas of research related to developmental disabilities. We accept both quantitative and qualitative research. The final deadline for abstracts for oral and poster presentations is fast approaching. Please make sure that your abstracts are submitted by next Tuesday December 15th, 2009.  Attached is a submission form for proposals. For more information about RSIG and OADD, please visit our website at: .

    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:

    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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