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WEEK of  12 February 2010 

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
Feb. 18, 2010  Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 25, 2010
 Graduate Committee Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
March 4, 2010
 Clinical Meeting
1:30 p.m.
March 4, 2010
 Undergraduate Committee Meeting
 3:00 p.m.
March 11, 2010
 Priorities & Procedures
 3:00 p.m.


Brown Bags will be held on MONDAYS from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228).   We will NOT be selling pizza.

March 1, 2010 - Clinical Faculty
 Hot Topics in Clinical Psychology (selected readings will be distributed)
March 15, 2010 - Dean Tripp
The Changing Role of Psychotherapy
March 22, 2010 - Allyson Harrison
Recent Research on the Ability of Students to Successfully Feign Learning Disabilities or ADHD



    In January 2008, the Ontario government enacted the customer service regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.  To meet regulatory compliance, the University must train everyone who interacts with the public on its behalf in accessible customer service.  The public includes our students, their parents and relatives, visitors, government and ministry representatives and alumni. The training requirement applies to faculty, staff, managers, directors, department heads, senior administrators and student leaders. All employee groups must complete the training on or before February 15, 2010 . To go the training website, please follow this link: note that this training is different from other training you may have taken at Queen's University about equity, diversity or human rights.   Please direct any questions you have about the customer service regulation, the AODA or this required training to Jeanette Parsons, Accessibility Coordinator.  Jeanette can be reached at or by telephone at (613) 533-6000, ext. 78984.

    Please be advised that the University will observe Family Day on February 15, 2010 in conjunction with the official Ontario holiday. In the past, Family Day has been observed on the first day of Reading Week however, in 2010, Family Day is one week earlier. There is no change to Reading Week   which will be February 22-26, 2010.

    [Botterell Hall B147, 2:30 p.m.]
    Friday, March 5th: Professor Allison Sekuler, McMaster University (Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab). Topic: TBA
    Friday, March 26: James McGaugh

    PSYC 100 REDESIGN (Ingrid Johnsrude and Jill Atkinson)
    Our fourth and last demonstration of online materials for PSYC 100 is coming Feb 23rd.  Dr. Joe Kim, the faculty member who coordinates Intro Psychology at MacMaster for over 3,000 students, is coming to tell us about his course which includes online materials, tutorials run by upper year Psychology students for course credit, a public lecture series, and a learning centre for student drop ins.  A sample of the course can be viewed at   Editors and web folk from Nelson Publishers will also be here on the 23rd because  they are the ones with distribution rights to Joe' s material and with whom we would work if we chose a similar design for our Intro course. We encourage you to attend to learn more about the possibilities for PSYC 100.

    Canadian Liver Foundation Research Grant Program is pleased to announce the 2010 research grant competition is now open. Operating grants, graduate studentships and summer studentships available.  The deadline for submissions is  March 31, 2010.  For all details please go to website:


    Call for Papers -
    It Takes a University: Childcare and Postsecondary Education, May 21st -22nd, 2010  Abstract Submission Deadline:  March 1, 2010. For more information please email:    Website:

    International Conference on Interdisciplinary BIOMEDICINE,   San Jose, CA, USA.  22-23 April 2010. Further information please visit website:

    Call for Papers - BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference 2010, University of Winchester, United Kingdom from 7 to 9 September 2010.  For further details please go to website:

    Call for Papers - Deadline Extended. Please note the abstract submission deadline for theNational Student Conference of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics has been extended to March 1, 2010.   Attached is the call for abstracts and an abstract submission template

    Intermediate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques: Building on the Fundamentals.  A two-day course (April 15 & 16, 2010)  with Michela David, Ph.D., C. Psych.  Please see attachment and registration form for further information.

    ITServices is offering a series of showcases, workshops, and lunchtime lectures during February and March. Of particular interest to WebCT users are two sessions introducing the use of Moodle at Queen's (Feb. 16, March 11 from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.).  Other sessions: Video Streaming (Feb. 24), Using Rich Media in Powerpoint (Feb 25), Powerpoint to Streaming (Mar 3).   For registration please go to this website:

    Teaching positions at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England for the Fall and Winter terms, 2010-2011 are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications is Friday, 5 March 2010.   Please see advertisement and application form for further information.

    A student about to finish her BAH in Psychology from Queen's is currently looking for a research-related job for a year to gain experience in research before applying to graduate schools.  Her honours thesis is on pain catastrophizing and the nocebo effect.  If you have a job available, please contact Andrea via email:



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