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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF February 21, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)
February 27, 2014 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm


“Priming, Timing, Miming”
workshop lead by Dr. Lindy Kilik focuses on Behavioural Model of care planning for persons with a dementia. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how dementia-related brain changes can result in challenging care-related behaviours and also learn how to apply this straightforward, yet powerful behavioural model to provide effective, individualized care.  The course includes demonstrations and small group exercises, with an emphasis on experiential learning and group discussion. Participants will be provided with a “Priming, Timing, Miming” Behavioural Care Plan Template for their own use. Join us to acquire some useful skills in a no-fault environment.  Please see the brochure for more information  here.

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges, April 25 - April 27, 2014, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley California, USA. This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge research. Early-Bird Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. For more information and to register for the conference please click here.

Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Seminar Speaker: Dr. David Andrew, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University. Topic: "Why is our higher brain so inept at dealing with blocked blood flow?" Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, in Botterell Hall, Room B143. For poster 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:  


Please see the attached call for fellowships at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). The call is for fellowships of up to three years (6 -36 months) for junior researchers  (with 2 years of experience after their PhD) and senior researchers. Fellowships in all fields of research are given out. Having established contacts to, or collaboration with, Aarhus University researchers is an advantage.  Deadline for applications is March 21 2014. For more information please see the following links: Guide for applicants& fellowship call.

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.


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