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Queen's University


WEEK of  17 July 2009

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Roy Roger Spina, Ph.D. Oral.  Cultural differences in expectations of a correspondence in magnitude between events and their causes.  Supervisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ji.  External examiner: Dr. Takahiko Masuda, University of Alberta.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Albert Lee, M.Sc. Oral.  The Book of Life in the Double helix: Cultural Differences in Biological Beliefs. Supervisor: Dr. Li-Jun Ji. External Examiner: Dr. Deb Feldman-Stewart, Oncology.

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 12:00 noon Jennifer Passey, Ph.D. Oral.  Causal Uncertainty and Self-Regulation Abilities. Supervisor: Dr. Jill Jacobson. External Examiner: Dr. Gráinne Fitzsimons, University of Waterloo.

THANK YOU (Susan Lederman)
Many thanks to the Psychology Department from my brother, Mark, and me for your donation to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation in memory of my mother. Your warm wishes and condolences are very much appreciated at this time. Susan

Notification of Intent (NOI) - deadline is August 15.  New SRG E-application process.  All applications MUST be submitted electronically; SSHRC no longer accepts paper copies. However, Office of Research Services must receive ONE paper copy of the complete application signed by the applicant and department head by noon on  October 15   before they can submit the electronic version to SSHRC. E-applicaton process go to website

Full Application - Deadline October 15   The E-Application and signed hard copy must be received in the Office of Research Services no later than noon on Thursday, October 15, 2009 .  If you wish to receive administrative and content feedback from the Office of Research Services on your application, please submit a draft proposal to Bonnie Stewart by September 15 or no later than October 1.  If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Stewart, Research Facilitator at extension 74686 or by email:

Please be aware that August 1 is the deadline to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply to the NSERC Discovery Grant Program. The NOI is the first part of a two-step application process (Full-proposal deadline is November 1 [an earlier deadline of Oct. 1 applies to Sub-Atomic Physics proposals of more than $500,000/yr.]).Rules for adjudicating and funding Discovery Grant awards were changed in 2009.  Please review the attached documents re Grant Process: NSERC 1 and NSERC 2.


A steam shutdown has been scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm that will affect the following buildings: Beamish Munro, Bruce Wing,Clark Hall, Douglas Library, Dupuis Hall,Goodwin Hall,Gordon Hall, J.D.U.C. (including Kitchens, Pubs & Grad Res.),Physed Centre, Nicol Hall,Miller Hall.  During this time there will beno steam for domestic hot water or for steam-operated equipment.  This shutdown is required to work on the new steam line to the Queen's Centre. Any questions or concerns can be directed to John Korince at extension #36076.

2009 Heart-Brain Summit
, October 15-16 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.  This Summit immediately precedes the Society for Neurosciences Annual Meeting. To register please go to

Neuroscience 2009 - October 17-21, Chicago
.  Share Ideas, Present Cutting-Edge Research, Network.  McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  Online registration opens on July 14.  Register at

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Provincial Clinical Conference on  March 10 & 11, 2010. Resilience After Trauma: Supporting Clients Overcoming Harmful Events. Presented by Mental Health & Addictions Services and Saskatchewan Health.  Registration forms will be distributed in September 2009. 

Application deadline is April 1, 2010.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant studying at a university in Canada; enrolled in a graduate degree program and engaged in research that will assist the protection of minority or human rights in Canada.  For an application and more information please visit

The Department of Psychology At Queen's University requests applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a portion of  PSYC 847*/0.5Treatment Theory and Process --- 3 hours/wk.  Please see advertisement for details.  Closing date is July 31, 2009.

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