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WEEK of  4 June  2010 

UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
June 28, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Liam E. Marshall, Ph.D. Oral. Aging and Sexual Offending: An Examination of Older Sexual Offenders. Supervisor: Dr. R.C.L. Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Howard Barbaree, University of Toronto.
July 12, 2010 9:30 a.m.

Jung-Eun Shelly Paik, Ph.D. Oral. Changing beliefs about categories and individual instances: Evidence for the moderating effect of level of representation. Supervisor: Dr. Leandre R. Fabrigar. External Examiner: Dr. Steven Spencer, University of Waterloo.
July 15,  2010
12:00 noon
Kelly B. Smith, Ph.D. Oral. Sexual, relational, and psychological functioning among women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD). Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Pukall. External Examiner: Dr. Uzma Rehman, University of Waterloo.

CONGRATULATIONS (Jill Atkinson and Rod Lindsay)
Congratulations to the following students who will be receiving the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Certificate of Academic Excellence for the best Honours, Masters and Doctoral theses of the 2009/2010academic year in the Psychology Department at Queens University.

Undergraduate Honours:  Ellen Drumm, Matthew Florczynski, Shannon Xavier
Master's:  Christine Lackner, Stephanie Boyer, Ashley Murphy
Doctoral:  Roy Spina, Anna Ebel-Lam, Eliane Boucher
MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are a new offering from MITACS designed for PhD students enrolled at Ontario universities to undertake industrially-focused research projects while developing professional skills to enhance their non-academic career opportunities. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support PhD students pursuing thesis work including collaborative research with an industrial partner, and also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through integrated specialized workshops and courses. Each award is for a one-year duration and must commence no later than September 15th, 2010.  The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2010.   For additional information please contact or go to

WebCT is being phased out as the course management system offering from ITServices. The WebCT course management system has been provisioned to Queen's through ITServices since 1999. In February 2006, Blackboard purchased WebCT with the understanding that WebCT would no longer be supported after October 2011.  Learn More:

Moodle Mania - every Wednesday all summer long

Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon  TC Mackintosh-Corry B-109 Whether you're an experienced Moodler or simply curious about the possibilities, you are cordially invited to drop by the Emerging Technology Centre to learn more about Moodle at Queen's.

Introduction to Moodle- Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to a demonstration of Moodle at Queen's. If you are unable to attend on these dates additional sessions will be available throughout the summer.  Register Online:
Dates  June 8 - ­­1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (session 004) or  June 22 - ­­1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (session 005).  Further information contact Bobbi Kerlin.

The Queen's University Chapter of the Canadian Obesity network, Students and New Professionals (CON-SNP) requires your help! They are organizing a FREE Physical Activity Challenge; June 14 - August 13, 2010. For further details please see the attached flyer.

Within walking distance to local hospitals and downtown Kingston, Queen's University residences offer convenience,economical choices for your accommodation needs. Please see attached flyer for rates  or  contact

The Queen's Gazette will now be distributed twice weekly to all faculty and staff and will highlight some of the latest news and information about Queen's University.  The new bulletin will be distributed electronically.  There will also be a new monthly employee publication launching August 30. Please send your comments to


2010 International Chronic Pelvic Pain Symposium & Workshop.  Friday, August 27, 2010 . This is a multidisciplinary international conference involving many of the best minds in pain management. For further information please email:  or visit the website at

Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Clients: From Failure & Despair to Health & Hope, Vancouver, B.C. July 15-18, 2010. For further details please go to website:

THE FOURTH WORLD UNIVERSITIES FORUM. Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 14-16 January 2011

Women's Mental Health Conference: Building Networks and Research Capacity.  Deadline for submissions has been extended to JUNE 30th, 2010.  The Conference will be held on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at the 25 College and 33 Russell Street sites, which are located in the heart of the University of  Toronto's downtown campus. For more information contact

Simon Fraser University, Department of Psychology seeks applicants for an Assistant professor position in Developmental or Social psychology.  The position is for two years, with possibility of renewal.  The starting date will be either January 2011 or July 2011. Applications will be received until September 1, 2010 or until the position is filled.  For further details see:  Applications should be sent to the attention of Dr. J. Don Read, Chair, Dept. of Psychology.

Term Appointment in Psychology, 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013.  The Department of Psychology at Carleton University (Ottawa) invites applications for a three-year term position in Quantitative and Social Psychology at the rank of Instructor beginning July 1, 2010.  Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to






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