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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF June 7, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS (Richard Beninger, Department Head; Ron Holden, Graduate Coordinator)

Congratulations to Kateryna Keefer who has been selected as the winner of the Andrew McGhie Prize for best Ph.D. thesis during the 2012-2013 academic year, in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. Please accept our warmest congratulations for this achievement and our very best for continuing success in your career.

Congratulations to Linda Booij who received CFI support for her project entitled, "The relevance of DNA methylation processes in serotonin genes for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness".  

You are invited to the reception honouring for Alistar MacLean on the completion of his term as Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. For more information please see the following invitation.

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.

The Dean’s office has offered to display any books published in 2012 and 2013 in the display case in Mackintosh-Corry Hall. Please contract Susan Bedell at 613-533-2448 if you are interested in showcasing one of your books.


The Philosophy Department at Queen's  is offering a new course Winter 2014. Please see the outline for Animals and Society, PHIL 296 here.

The four short listed candidates for the Canada Research Chair; Tier Two in Indigenous Studies; Faculty of Arts & Science have announced their public research presentations. Please feel free to view their posters and attend; Dr. Mishuana Geoman, Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule, Dr. Dylan Robinson, and Dr.Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark.

Please find attached the invitation to the final Interprofessional Education Forum Series of the 2012-2013 season. Teaching Compassion: Reflections on the Compassionate Care Forum. Presented By: Liz Shibley, Janeta Kobes, Shayna Watson, Anne O'Riordan and Kiley Rider. Tuesday, June 18 Louise D. Acton, Room 008 12-1pm. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, June 11th.

Western University - the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University is organizing a Canada-Isreal Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning and Education from June 14 - 16, 2013. It will include 16 speakers and over 200 poster presentations. For more information click here.

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.


Lakehead University  Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Orillia is seeking Contract Lecturers. Applications are requested to teach one or more of the following courses (subject to availability):        CRIM 2010 FAO – Youth Crime and Justice, CRIM 2030 WAO – Gender and Crime, CRIM 3030 WAO – Special Topics II – Psychological Profiling. Starting Date and Duration: Fall and Winter Sessions – September 2013 to April 2014. For qualification information and person of contact please see the following.

Faculty Position in Industrial/Organizations (I/O) Psychology. Applications are invited for a tenure stream appointment in I/O Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario effective July 1, 2014. To review requirements and for further information please see the following link.

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University invites applications for a Research Assistant to coordinate and oversee an 18-month project that will evaluate a joint initiative between Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addictions Services (FCMHS) and Providence Care's Adult Treatment Rehabilitation Program (PC-ATRP) to transition long-term in-patients in a hospital setting to the community. The incumbent will oversee the project and the position includes data collection and analysis, literature reviews, and the preparation of reports and publications, working 40% FTE at Salary Grade 6. Full details on the position can be found here. Apply by email to Sharon David at


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