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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF January 24, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)
February 6, 2014
Clinical Meeting
February 6, 2014 Undergraduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm
February 6, 2014

Policies & Procedures Meeting

(Please note:  this will be held in Humphrey 326)

February 13, 2014 Departmental Meeting
February 27, 2014 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm

The Honourable Reza Moridi, PhD, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation
and Dr. Steven N. Liss, Vice-Principal (Research), Queen's University, request your presence at an important public funding announcement from the Government of Ontario, January 27th, 2014 at 10:45am (announcement at 11am), Beamish-Munro Hall Atrium, Queen's University, 45 Union Street, Kingston, ON. Light refreshments will be served.

The CIHR-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
- each year recognizes leaders in the health services and policy research community. From trainees to senior investigators, we celebrate researchers who are making a difference. We are urging you to promote the experience and talents of your research community by encouraging applications/nominations for the following awards:
CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award ($10,000)
The Article of the Year Award recognizes published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada. APPLY NOW!
2013 Winners:
Dr. Malcolm Doupe (University of Manitoba) - Frequent users of emergency departments: developing standard definitions and defining prominent risk factors. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;Jul(1):24-32.
Dr. Tewodros Eguale (McGill University) - Drug, patient and physician characteristics associated with off-label prescribing in primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(10):781-788.
CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award ($1,000)
The Rising Star Award recognizes the research excellence or innovative knowledge translation initiatives of graduate students (Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral fellows). APPLY NOW!
2013 Winners:
Dr. Noah Ivers (University of Toronto) - Audit and feedback: effectors on professional practice and healthcare outcomes.
Dr. Tara Kiran (St. Michael's Hospital) - The Relationship Between Financial Incentives and Quality of Diabetes Care in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk (The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney) - Brain Gains: a literature review of medical missions to low and middle-income countries.


26th APS Annual Convention
May 22-25, 2014 – San Francisco, CA, USA The APS Convention is the premiere international meeting dedicated to psychological science, featuring talks, symposia, and posters presenting the latest research across the field. At the convention you will meet distinguished scientists, learn about the latest research and methods, and network for tomorrow’s collaborations. Deadline Approaching - Submit Posters by January 31. Submit now:

The 2014 L.O.V.E.(Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment) conference will be held on February 6th and 6th, 2014 in Niagara Falls. Details for this year’s conference are available at Today is the last day to submit posters. Special hotel rates are available.

Queen’s Epilepsy Society would like to let us know that there will be a speaker night on Wednesday, January 22nd with Dr. E. Athen MacDonald, Pediatric Neurologist from Hotel Dieu Hospital to discuss the topic of children and epilepsy. Date: 7PM on Wed, January 22nd, 2014. Location: Botterell Hall, Room:  B139. For more information, visit If you would like to RSVP for the event, please e-mail

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Speaker, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:30pm in Humphrey Auditorium (HUM 102), Marije aan het Rot, Ph.D., University of Groningen, Netherlands. Topic: Studying Psychopathology In An Interpersonal Context: A Daily Life Approach. For abstract 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:  


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.

The Department of General Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
invites applications for full-time faculty positions with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the following field: Psychology. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Applicants are also expected to be proficient in English (spoken and written) as the language of instruction at KFUPM is English. Candidates with Middle East expertise and experience are encouraged to apply.
Two-year renewable contract. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the University's policy: air ticket/s to Dammam on appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; assistance with local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months' paid summer leave; end-of-service gratuity. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities including a medical and dental clinic, an extensive library; computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities and a recreation center.
How to apply:
Please apply online by visiting KFUPM website at:; then click on jobs link.
You can also contact us: By email: CC:
By mail: Dean, Faculty & Personnel Affairs, KFUPM, Box no. 5005, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
Fax #: +966 3 860 2429.
For additional information and to download application form, please visit: or
All ranks/positions will remain vacant until filled. 

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