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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF February 7, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)
February 13, 2014 Departmental Meeting
February 27, 2014 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm
*Please note: The Departmental Meeting date and time has been changed to February 13, 2014 at 2:00pm. Dr. Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean (Studies) and Bev King, Manager Continuing and Distance Studies, will be attending to discuss online course development.

The CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
- each year recognizes leaders in the health services and policy research community. From trainees to senior investigators, we celebrate researchers who are making a difference. We are urging you to promote the experience and talents of your research community by encouraging applications/nominations for the following awards:
CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award ($10,000)
The Article of the Year Award recognizes published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. APPLY NOW!
2013 Winners:
Dr. Malcolm Doupe (University of Manitoba) - Frequent users of emergency departments: developing standard definitions and defining prominent risk factors. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;Jul(1):24-32.
Dr. Tewodros Eguale (McGill University) - Drug, patient and physician characteristics associated with off-label prescribing in primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(10):781-788.
CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award ($1,000)
The Rising Star Award recognizes the research excellence or innovative knowledge translation initiatives of graduate students (Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral fellows). APPLY NOW!
2013 Winner s:
Dr. Noah Ivers (University of Toronto) - Audit and feedback: effectors on professional practice and healthcare outcomes.
Dr. Tara Kiran (St. Michael's Hospital) - The Relationship Between Financial Incentives and Quality of Diabetes Care in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk (The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney) - Brain Gains: a literature review of medical missions to low and middle-income countries.


in collaboration with SSHRC leaders has organized regional outreach activities regarding the release of the six Future Challenge Areas under Imagining Canada’s Future earlier in September 2013.Sessions have been organized at the Munk School of Global Affairs of the University of Toronto, the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Université du Québec à Montreal, the World Social Sciences Forum, and the University of Regina. SSHRC is now closing the loop with two additional regional outreach activities, in Moncton on February 20, 2014 and in Vancouver en February 25, 2014.  For information and on-line registration for these two sessions, please visit the SSHRC “latest news” webpage.  

The Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (CSCH-OD) holds its annual Introductory Workshop at the Albany Club at 91 King Street East, Toronto, on March 28 and 29th, 2014. This workshop provides grounding in theory and practice of clinical hypnosis for applications in psychotherapy and medicine/dentistry. Participants will immediately acquire skills applicable to clinical work. This workshop is accredited for 16.5 hours for each of CFPC Mainpro-M1, RCPS Section 1, and AMA Cat 1.  For more information, please go to the following link

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 11th, 2014 at the Ambassador Conference Resort, Kingston, 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. We are inviting submissions and nominations for a number of awards that will be distributed at the annual research conference. The deadline for submissions for all awards is Friday, January 31st. For more information please see:

The SMF Symposium is a one-day conference that highlights student and faculty research dealing generally with issues of social justice, personal/professional ethics, and responsible citizenship. It is our hope that this symposium will continue to serve as a forum for growth and development within the fields of sexualities, relationships, and families, as well as provide a space for future innovations and professional exploration. We would like to invite proposals for papers addressing this year’s theme, “Modern Families: Deconstructing and Renegotiating Close Relationship in the 21st Century” within any area of social justice; ethics; or couples, families, relationships, or sexualities. This conference encourages research that approaches the theme from a multitude of disciplinary perspectives; interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. For more information please see the following link:

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Speaker, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:30pm in Humphrey Auditorium (HUM 102), Marije aan het Rot, Ph.D., University of Groningen, Netherlands. Topic: Studying Psychopathology In An Interpersonal Context: A Daily Life Approach. For abstract please click here.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:
Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge, Craine 214. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:  


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Simon Fraser University - Dr. Robert McMahon in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is seeking a qualified Ph.D.-level researcher for a postdoctoral fellow position. The position will be based in the newly established Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, which is directed by Dr. McMahon. Start date is flexible between March and June 2014. Funding is available for 2 years, contingent on performance and available funds. Review of applications will begin on February 15; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. For more information and how to apply, click here.

The Department of General Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
invites applications for full-time faculty positions with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the following field: Psychology. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.
Two-year renewable contract. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the University's policy: air ticket/s to Dammam on appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; assistance with local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months' paid summer leave; end-of-service gratuity. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, an extensive library; computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities and a recreation center.
How to apply:
Please apply online by visiting KFUPM website at:; then click on jobs link.
You can also contact us: By email: CC:
By mail: Dean, Faculty & Personnel Affairs, KFUPM, Box no. 5005, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Fax #: +966 3 860 2429.
For additional information and to download application form, please visit: or
All ranks/positions will remain vacant until filled.


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