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Queen's University



WEEK of  8 January 2010 

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
Jan. 14, 2010
Priorities & Procedures
 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 28, 2010
Graduate Committee
 3:30 p.m.


Brown Bags will be held on Mondays from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228). [Pizza at cost of $2/slice will be available] 

Jan. 11, 2010 -Dr. Katharine Buell       
 Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam
Jan. 25, 2010 - Dr. Meredith Chivers
[NOTE: Location - Humphrey 132]
 Gender Differences In Sexual Response 



    (Jill Atkinson)
    A local high school teacher has asked whether we could provide a volunteer research position to a Grade 11 student who is very interested in Psychology and would like to pursue this as part of her co-op program.  Interested faculty should contact Vance Grekul, co-op coordinator at KCVI at 544-4811 Ext. 323.

    Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is seeking applications for Foreign Government Awards Program for the following countries:

    The online application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. EST, January 25, 2010.

    The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year's program will be held May 17-21, 2010. For an idea of the topics to be covered, see last year's schedule at<>. The program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Application instructions are available on the summer school website, <>.  The application deadline is February 1, 2010,and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2010. For further information, see the summer school website, <>.

     Applications are being accepted for the Douglas Utting Fellowship for Studies in Depression (S.M.B.D. Jewish General Hospital and McGill University). Two one-year fellowship positions are available.  Deadline for applications is February 1, 2010. Applicants should send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae to J. Christopher Perry, P.PhH.,

    The Graduate Dean's Travel Grants for Doctoral Field Research are available to contribute to the support of field research that is central to the doctoral dissertation and that must be carried out at a considerable distance from Queen's University.  Applications to attend conferences, workshops or courses will not be supported under this program.  The maximum single award is $3000 and the maximum that a student may receive during the doctoral program is $3000.   Students must complete their Comprehensive Examination requirement before taking up the Graduate Dean's Doctoral Field Travel Award.  If this is applicable to you, please see complete information and application attachedApplications are due in Graduate Office (H227) by January 18, 2010. 

    Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience (SICN) July 19-30, 2010.  This is the first Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience scheduled at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For further information please visit website:

    Physiology Seminar
    presented by Francesca Seta and Sean White.   They will speak on "Exploring the role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in the cardiovascular system and Acetylcholine as a putative input transmitter for bag cell neurons".  Monday, January 11, 2010, 11:30 a.m., Room 449, Botterell Hall.

    Philosophy Department - Colloquium Series. Watson Hall, Room 517 at 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, January 14, 2010. Henry Laycock (Queen's University)."The Empirical Presence of the Boundless".

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - ATSA CONFERENCE 2010.  29th Annual Research and Treatment Conference, October 20-23, 2010 Phoenix, Arizona.  Submit online by  February 27th.  Website:

    Friday Jan 15. One Minute to Peace Eastern Ontario Ishayas.  Did you know we think on average some 100,000 thoughts a day? Would you like to explore ways to change your relationship to thoughts so that you are the Master of your mind?  Come and see how to detach from thoughts in one minute!  The peace that awaits you is profound.

    Wednesday Jan 20. Are You For Sale? Rethinking Job Search Advice
    Cathy Keates, Career Counsellor and Author . A job search is a sales campaign, right? A lot of advice tells you to market yourself like a product, with sometimes terrible consequences. Discuss alternative approaches to job search with the author of Not for Sale! Why we need a new job search mindset. Copies of the book will be available.

    Mount Allison University, Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member with a research stream in an area that complements, and adds uniquely to, the existing strengths of the department (e.g., but not limited to, human and environmental factors, human sexuality [gender], forensic psychology, etc.).  This position is at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2010.  Review of applications begin February, 2010.  Please send curriculum vitae and references to Dr. Stephen Claxton-Oldfield, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

    The Department of Psychology at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair  (in Psychological Health and Wellbeing).  Applications will be reviewed starting 22 February 2010. Please see attachment for further details.

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