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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF July 26, 2013


 

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

Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 12:00pm
Madeleine D'Agata, Masters Oral. The Effect of Lying on Self-Control Depletion.Supervisor: Dr. Jill Jacobson. External Examiner: Dr. Christopher Minnes, School of Business
Friday August 2, 2013 at 4:00pm. Meghan Collett, Masters Oral. Acquisition and Generalization of Pitch Probability Profiles . Supervisor Dr.Lola Cuddy, Dr. Dean Tripp. External Examiner: Dr.John Kirby, Faculty of Education

 

CONGRATULATIONS

(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.



CONFERENCES/LECTURES/SEMINARS

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.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Social Research and demonstration corpoation is seeking to identify a pool of interested and qualified candidates to whom it can offer contracts to facilitate one-to-two hour-long workshops with high school students to enable them to apply for a place in post-secondary education and for student aid. The impact of these workshops is being evaluated as part of a research project. Please click here for the full advertisement.

The Queen's Visual Cognition Lab (QVCL) is currently looking for volunteer lab assistants for August who are enthusiastic about Cognitive Psychology and want to learn more about Vision Research. This is the perfect position for a 2nd year student interested in learning more about this field, or a 3rd / 4th year student looking to gain some experience in research. We have some great people working in our lab, and hopefully you're interested in contributing to our field of work.

If you are interested, please email our graduate student Effie J. Pereira <pereirae@queensu.ca> with your resume, transcripts, computer skills, and the reason why you would make an excellent volunteer.

If you would like more information about our research, feel free to browse around our website or drop by our lab at Craine 204.

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: http://www.cpa.ca/docs/File/publications/CJBSNomination2014.pdf or visit CPA’s website (www.cpa.ca)

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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