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Queen's University


WEEK of  18 February 2011


(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

February 24, 2011 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m.
March 3, 2011 Clinical Meeting 1:30 p.m.
March 3, 2011 Undergraduate Committee Meeting 3:00 p.m.


Professor Wendy Craig was recently in the news as one of the country's leading experts on child bullying.  Article is attached.
Kingston Whig Standard (Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011) Website backs children's rights. Wendy Craig, co-director of Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence (PREVNet), is one of the co-directors of the collaboration between PREVNet, UNICEF Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and MyHealth Magazine.  Whig Standard article is attached for your review.

Please note the Administration offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 (Family Day) and the beginning of Reading Week.  Offices will re-open on Tuesday, February 22 at 8:30 a.m. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

As the Chair of the 2009/10 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching selection committee, I am writing to draw your attention to the annual request for nominations. This award is given annually to a Queen's professor who, in the view of his/her students and colleagues, demonstrates superior abilities as a teacher and commitment to effective learning. The winner receives a statue and $5,000. The deadline for nominations and supporting documentation is February 25, 2011. Please see the attached poster for details or contact Nikki Remillard at

REMINDER WebCT 4.1 will be discontinued at Queen’s as of August 31, 2011
DEADLINE - This Friday, February 18is the last day to request assistance migrating course materials to Moodle through ITServices’ Summer Student Web Resource Program.  Please send an expression of interest to Nancy Simon ( no later than Friday, February 18th.

Introduction to Moodle - Tuesday February 22, 2011
Working with Grades in Moodle - Thursday February 24, 2011
Create a Moodle Quiz - Wednesday February 23, 2011

Register online:

Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Miller Hall, Room 201 .Professor Nathan A. Fox,Department of Human Development, Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland.  Title: The effects of severe psychosocial deprivation on brain and behavior: Recent findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. 

CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers.  April 16th, 2011, Toronto, Ontario. See attached for further information.

Excellence in Research Public Lectures - Can Chemistry be Green? Dr. Philip Jessop.   The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics. Dr. Roland Speicher.   Wednesday, 16 March 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Stirling Hall, Auditorium B.

W. Edmund Clark Distinguished Lecture - Sponsored by The Department of Economics and The School of Policy Studies. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Kinesiology 100.   Fiscal Policy after the Great Recession. Alberto Alesina, Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

Biology Seminar.  Sean Hemmingsen, Plant Biotechnology Institute, NRC, Saskatoon will speak onCpn60 Gene-based Metagenomics for Microbial Ecology. Thursday, February 24, at 2:30 p.m., Room 3110, Biosciences Complex.

Workshop - Intermediate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques: Building on the Fundamentals.
A two-day course with Michela David, Ph.D.,C.Psych., April 14 and 15, 2011.  See attached for course information.    Registration form attached.

2nd Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience July 18-29, University of Michigan.
Cultural Neuroscience. Application deadline March 15, 2011.Apply online at .  Contact Natalie Dushane for further information.

2011 National Conference New Conversations on Suicidality
. The Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, B.C.  Abstract submission deadline is February 28, 2011. Conference date is October 3-5.  For further details please visit website:


Psychologist Opportunities - Calian employs civilian health care professionals who provide critical care to members of the Canadian Forces. They are currently recruiting part-time and full-time Clinical Psychologists to work as part of their multidisciplinary team at the following locations: CFB Trenton, Borden, Ottawa, Wainwright, Cold Lake and Gagetown, NB.  If interested, please contact Erica Newberry, toll free no. 1-877-225-4264 x250 or visit website:

Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at  Herstmonceux Castle for the Fall and Winter terms, 2011-2012See attached.

Health Canada is looking for recent or soon-to-be graduates  from a masters or a Doctoral program to staff various positions in Health Products and Food Branch.  Please see attached for further details.

Health Canada (Undergraduate Students) 
is looking for recent or soon-to-be graduates with a bachelor degrees to staff various entry-level positions in Health Products and Food Branch.  Please see attached for further information.

Wilfrid Laurier University - Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Behavioural Neuroscience/Health Sciences at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval.  Further information  please see attached.

Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a one-year, limited-term appointment in social psychology at the Assistant professor or lecturer level beginning July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Further information available from website: or contact Dr. Roelof Eikelboom, Chair, Department of Psychology.


A doctoral student from Texas Tech University under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Mills (Regional Psychologist)  is need of housing for the summer. She will be working two days out of Kingston and three days at the Bath Institution.  She would like to reside in Kingston.  If you can assist this student, please contact Dr. Robert Morgan, Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University.  Email:

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