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Queen's University



WEEK of  19 February 2010 

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
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



    There will be No classes  February 22-26, 2010.  Please note all Administrative offices will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE [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.

    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.

    5th International Normal Labour & Birth Research Conference:
    The Benefits and Challenges of Preserving Physiologic Birth.  July 20-23, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia.  For further details please visit website:

    Centre of Obesity Research and Education Annual Public Lecture.  Behaviour Change for Obesity: what's new what's promising.  23 March 2010, 7:00 p.m. The new SKHS Building, Teaching Theatre 100, 28 Division St.  All welcome. For more information go to

    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 (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:

    The Department of Psychology at Trent University  is currently recruiting for four limited term positions at the Assistant Professor rank (see attachment).

    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 4th year honours student who is graduating this year in June and  is hoping to find a paid Research Assistant job. If you have a position open please email:



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