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WEEK of  24 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.

Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Megan Mahoney, M.Sc. OralEffects of Acute Stress on Motor and Cognitive Impulsivity. Supervisor: Dr. Cella Olmstead. External Examiner: Dr. Louise Winn, Environmental Studies/Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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 9:00 a.m. Samantha Waxman, Ph.D. Oral.  Laser Doper Imaging:A New Measure of Genital Blood Flow in Female Sexual Arousal.Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Pukall.  External Examiner: Dr. Alessandra Rellini, University of Vermont.

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.

NSERC recognizes the achievements of Canada's most promising scientists and engineers with the NSERC Doctoral Prizes.Two awards are available in each of two categories: natural sciences, and engineering and computer sciences. See details attached. Please submit nominations to the Graduate Office (H227), Department of Psychology on or before  SEPTEMBER 1, 2009.

RECYCLING(Candace Hartley)
Just a reminder, blue bins in offices are for non-sensitive paper and cardboard only.  Cans, bottles etc are to be placed in the appropriate bins on each floor.  Thank you for your co-operation.

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.


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. 

Teaching position available in 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.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Thunder Bay - Corporate Office - Psychology Opportunity. The Care Group is currently seeking a Psychologist to work in the Adult Rehabilitation and Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital.  See attached for further details.

The University of Washington invites applications for a one-year, postdoctoral fellowship at Child Study & Treatment Centre, Lakewood, Washington. Position available 8/15/09.  APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship are pre-requisites.  Contact: Jon McClelland, email:  or



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