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Queen's University

WEEK of 30 January 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

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 (CANCELLED- READING WEEK) 3:30 p.m.
February 25, 2009
 Support Staff Meeting
9:00 a.m.

CONDOLENCES (Kevin Munhall)
On behalf of the Department of Psychology we would like to extend our sympathy to Cynthia Fekken and Ron Holden on the recent loss of Cynthia's father.

Professor Meredith Chivers was recently interviewed by Daniel Bergner of the New York Times (January 25, 2009). What Do Women Want? For further information please see the attached article.

Four out of five people are not fully protected against mumps.  Make sure you are. Queen’s University is working with the KFL&A Health Unit to provide a couple of catch-up vaccination clinics.
Mumps is a very contagious disease that can cause serious complications in young adults. The age group at risk, are those born between 1970 through to 1991, or ages 18 to 39 years.  Catch it and you’ll spend 9 days in isolation, among other very serious complications.
Get your mumps catch-up immunization on Queen’s Campus in the John Orr Rm on the 2 nd floor of the JDUC Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 11am to 2pm, or in Victoria Hall, Main Common Area from 4 – 8pm.  There will also be a clinic on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 11am to 2 pm in the John Orr Rm on the 2nd floor in the JDUC.  Please bring your Health Card to the clinic with you.For more information on the Mumps Catch-up Campaign call  KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 ext. 1119, or visit For more information on the clinics at Queen’s University please refer to our posters:Feb 5 or
Mar 4

Reminder that the submission deadline for the Critical Disability Studies Conference at York University, Toronto isFebruary 1st.  Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Conference.  Please see attached for details.

Centre for Neuroscience Studies
- Dr. Jeremy Seamans,Canada Research Chair, Psychiatry, Brain Research Center,University of British Columbia will speak on "Dopamine modulation of prefrontal cortex neurons and networks".  Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., Biosciences Complex, Room 1102.

Biology Seminar - John Thor Arnason, Centre for Research in Biopharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa will speak on "The Ethnobotany of the Maya and the Mystery of the Crystal Skull". Friday, February 6, 2009 at 12:30 p.m., Room 1103, Biosciences Complex.

Queen's Biology Department is hosting this year's Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium.  OEEC is a graduate student conference held annually at a selected Ontario University. For more information please contact Catherine Dale, email:

MMPI-2 Regional Assessment & Resource Centre is pleased to sponsor a day-long workshop: Interpretation of the MMPI-2 in clinical assessments by Roger Green, April 27, 2009 from 9am - 4 pmat the Donald Gordon Centre, Queen's University.  Space is limited.  Contact Marie McCarron at 613-533-6311 or email if you would like to attend.  Registration form and map please see attached.

Advance Notice- Psychological Services London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario presents a one day workshop with Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. (University of Michigan). "Positive Psychology". Friday, October 16, 2009.  Contact: Janice Howell, (519-685-8300 ext. 35746).

Boys Adrift An Emerging Epidemic of Apathy.  Twenty-First Annual School Psychology Conference, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, The Living Arts Centre, Peel District School Board.  Website: click on "conferences and workshops'.  Or e-mail

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Family Program.  Mask-Making, Sunday 1 February at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m. Please call to reserve a space: 613.533.2190.  Free.University Avenue at Bader Lane.






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