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WEEK of  31 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.

Congratulations to Valerie Kuhlmeier on her upcoming marriage,  August 1, 2009.

CLOSE WINDOWS (Candace Hartley)
Due to the humid weather, our cooling system works overtime and even more so when windows are left open.  We have had some flooding on the fourth floor, as a result, so please be sure to close all  windows in the building. Thanks.

CONSTRUCTION (Candace Hartley)
Construction has begun on the first floor of Humphrey. The company carrying out the construction on the 1 st floor will be bringing in a rather large generator next week, and has requested we  keep all windows closed.   There will be some noise as the crew works to demolish existing walls etc., but should only last a few days.  Following that, we do not expect much noise. Thank you for your patience.

The General Office will be closed at 3:30 p.m. on Friday July, 31 and will reopen on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30 a.m.. 
Have a safe and happy long weekend.

You may recall consternation in the universities last year around the implications of the federal government's draft copyright legislation, Bill C-61. While the threat associated with C-61 ultimately abated, you should be aware that the government has recently launched a new e-consultation on copyright, with submissions due by 13 September. You can visit the url at Laura Murray from the Department of English is currently chair of the copyright committee of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and she will be working with me to develop an institutional submission on behalf of Queen's. I have asked Daniel Woolf to join us in this, and my hope is that he will be able to provide a strong voice in support of the AUCC lobbying effort.   I would be grateful for any thoughts or suggestions you may have, as well as for anything you can do to make our colleagues aware of this process and the potential effect new copyright legislation might have on academic enquiry.


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.


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. 

Clinician Position- St. Lawrence Youth Association is looking for a masters level clinician to work with at risk youth.  For further information please contact Robert C. Rowe, Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinical Director, St. Lawrence Youth Association, phone: 613-542-9634 ext 24 or email Rob Rowe at

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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