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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF July 18, 2013


UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted).

Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 1:30pm
Ning Zhang, Masters Oral. Cultural Differences in Opportunity Cost Consideration.Supervisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ji. External Examiner: Dr. Laurence Ashworth, School of Business


(Rick Beninger, Department Head and Kevin Munhall, Graduate Coordinator)

This year’s winner of the Violet Head Scholarship is Layla Hall. 

The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and need to a female Ontario resident completing the Clinical Master’s program at Queen’s with the highest standing who is proceeding to a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Queen’s or another well-recognized university in North America, Great Britain, or Continental Europe. 

Queens Faculty, Staff & Retirees are invited to nominate candidates for a Queen's Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made the University a better place through their extraordinary contributions. Recipients become Honorary Life Members of the Council. Recent changes to the University Council By-Laws now enable Queen's employees & retirees to nominate recipients, who will be recognized at the University Council Annual Dinner on Friday October 18, 2013. For details and the nomination form please visit.


Queen's International Institute on Social Policy is holding a "Skills Development and at Risk Populations in the 21st Century" conference from August 19-21st, 2013. Please visit their website for further information.

The Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology (CGJSC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, bilingual and online journal hosted by the University of Waterloo. It is intended as a journal for graduate students at both the master and doctoral level. The aim of CGJSC is to extend intellectual boundaries by providing students with a setting to share new and innovative research ideas and by providing networking opportunities for students across Canada. CGJSC is actively seeking submissions of original research for our special upcoming thematic issue entitled “Women and Prisons”, which is expected to be published March 2014 in celebration of International Women’s Month. You can view the poster here and also visit the following website for more information.

3rd Annual IDC Northern Research Days and 12th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society: "The Stories of Rural Health through Knowledge, Research and Collaborative Action" will be held in Prince George, BC from November 13-15. For more info please click here.


The Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association has opened nominations for the Editorship of the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS) for the years 2014-2017.  Candidates must be members of CPA and should be available to start receiving manuscripts January 1st, 2014 to prepare for issues to be published in 2015.

Published with grant support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, CJBS publishes original, empirical contributions in the following areas of psychology: abnormal, behavioural, community, counselling, educational, environmental, developmental, health, industrial-organizational, clinical, neuropsychological, personality, psychometrics, and social.

For more information, click here: or visit CPA’s website (

A Study on Brain Activity and Relationships,specifically The Neurobiology of Adult Attachment is currently taking place.Participants are required for this study, and compensation is provided. Please see the poster for further contact information.

The APA Science Directorate supports science-oriented psychology graduate students each year through its Students Awards Programs. Two awards are currently being advertised-the APA Science Student Council Early Researcher Award and the APA Dissertation Research Awards. For both awards the deadline is September 16, 2013, and applications are welcome from graduate students in any research specialty area. For more information about both opportunities please click here.

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