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Queen's University

WEEK of 16 January 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

January 22, 2009

Support Staff Meeting

9:00 a.m.

January 22,2009

Graduate Committee

3:30 p.m.

February 5, 2009

Clinical Meeting

2:00 p.m.

February 5, 2009

Undergraduate Committee

3:30 p.m.

February 12, 2009
Priorities & Procedures
3:30 p.m.
February 19, 2009
Departmental Meeting
3:30 p.m.

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Congratulations to Chris Bowie and his wife on the birth of their daughter, Stella Marilyn Bowie born on Monday, January 12 at 5:41 a.m. weighing 8 lb 12.5 oz with an Apgar score of 9 of 9. Mom and baby are both doing well.

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety will be offering First Aid training sessions in the summer and winter. These courses are open to all Queen's graduate students, staff, and faculty. The dates of the courses are:

February 2nd & February 9th, 2009
April 6th & April 13th, 2009
April 27th & May 1st, 2009
May 15th & May 18th, 2009

All courses run from 08:30 am to 4:00 pm (both days) and will be conducted in Room B176 (Seminar Room) Mac/Corry Hall. Please note that since the First Aid course also includes CPR, we will not be offering separate CPR sessions. Participants in the First Aid course will receive certificates for both First Aid and Adult CPR. You may register for these courses by going to

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is offering Safety Awareness and an Introduction to WHMIS training session for employees in office environments. This course will also provide an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), so that participants can recognize the chemical hazards that may be present in their Department or in research areas of the university. This course does NOT qualify as WHMIS training in laboratory settings. The course will be held in the Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, Macintosh Corry, Room B176, Lecture Theatre. The session will be approximately two and a half hours in length and will include a quiz. The quiz will be marked and certificates issued upon successful completion. The date of the course is: March 4th (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)You may register for this course by going to

The MITACS ACCELERATE Ontario program is currently seeking proposals from professors and graduate students/postdocs in any faculty or department for research projects conducted in collaboration with Ontario companies and other organizations. This innovative internship program funds 4-, 8-, or 12-month research projects. Although internship proposals are accepted at any time, it is strongly recommended that for internships intended to commence May 1, 2009, proposals be received by MITACS by February 15, 2009. This will allow adequate time for peer-review and transfer of funds to the university. The MITACS business development team will assist you with the application process. For more information, contact Sylvia Ralphs-Thibodeau or 613.601.6236. For more information about MITACS ACCELERATE including past examples of internships across Canada, visit For more information about MITACS, visit

The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on the topic of vision science. This year's program will be held from May 31 to June 6, 2009. For an idea of the topics to be covered, see last year's schedule at program will accept 24 undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Application instructions are available from The application deadline is February 1, 2009, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2009.

A two-day introductory course with Michela David, Ph.D., C.Psych., Wilson Room Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario. April 2 & 3, 2009. See attached for details.

Physiology Seminar presented by Matthew Ingves and Nancy Medeiros-Barbosa, Queen's University will speak on The area postrema as a potential site for circadian regulation by prokineticin 2 and SFO neurons are responsive to glucose. Monday, January 19, 2009, 11:30 a.m., Room 449, Botterell Hall.

Queen's University Research Groupin Reproduction, Development and Sexual Function. Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:30 am - 12:30 pm Botterell Hall, Room 920. Dr. John Dick Senior Scientist Division of Cellular and Molecular BiologyToronto General Research Institute will speak on The relevance of stem cell concepts in cancer. Details.

Brain Injury Services."I'm Alright; The World's All Wrong". Perspectives on Mental Health and ABI. An interactive one-day workshop, Wednesday, February 11, 2009, LIUNA Gardens, 526 Winona Road North, Stoney Creek, ON. For further information and registration please visit

Announcing the 2009 Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion "Adolescence, Brain Plasticity and Psychopathology", April 23-24, 2009, Monona Terrace, Madison WI. For more information please see

Student Affairs Career Services- Are you looking for summer employment? Please join Career Services for the 2009 Queen's University Annual Summer Job Fair, Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at Gordon Hall (3rd Floor), 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.




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