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Queen's University


WEEK of  4 March 2011

  UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted) 

April 11 2011
10 a.m.                
PhD Oral. Annie Hsieh  Pain Communication in Ethnic Concordant and Discordant Dyads. Supervisor: Dr. Dean Tripp. External Examiner: Dr. Patrick McGrath, Dalhousie University.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

March 17, 2011 Departmental Meeting 3:00 p.m.
March 24, 2011 Graduate Committee 2:30 p.m.
April 7, 2011 Undergraduate Committee 2:00 p.m.

Volunteer judges are needed for student projects at the upcoming regional science fair.  All that is required is your expertise combined with a donation of your time. 7 and 8 April, Frontenac,Lennox & Addington Science Fair, McArthur Hall, Faculty of Education.
Please register by 11 March 2011. Register on-line at

The Academic Plan Task Force invites you to participate - read about it here and attend a Town Hall to share your views, expertise and experience.  Monday, March 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m. Ellis Auditorium.  You can visit the site any time of the day or night to ask a question or to leave a comment about the Academic Plan

Qcard shuts down at 5:00 p.m. today (March 4) permanently!  Students will not have access to student on-line data until Wednesday, March 9 when SOLUS opens.  Please go to website for further information:    

For Faculty and Staff: You will be able to view student records in PCICS on March 7th and 8th, but you will not be able to update them- access will be read-only for all users. As of March 9th, PCICS access will be discontinued, and PeopleSoft Student will be in use.

Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Miller Hall, Room 201 .Professor Nathan A. Fox,Department of Human Development, Institute for Child Study, University of Maryland.  Title: The effects of severe psychosocial deprivation on brain and behavior: Recent findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.    

Call for Abstracts - 3rd Annual University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research Young Researcher's Conference "Lab to Life: Translational Mental Health Research", Friday, March 25, 2011. Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.  Abstract submission deadline: March 7. Registration deadline: March 21.  For further information please visit website:

Call for Submissions - Epilepsy Canada is pleased to announce that it is again accepting submissions to support research trainees in any area of research pertaining to epilepsy. Postdoctoral Research Award (3) each valued at $38,000 cdn for the time period July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012. Deadline for submission is on or before April 15, 2011.  Website:

Psychology/Biology Lecture Series
Friday, April 8, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Ellis Hall, Room 327 . Professor Toru Shimizu, Department of Psychology,  University of Florida.  Title: Inside the Bird Brain.     
International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology,
Istanbul, Turkey, 19-22 October 2011.  For further details please go to website:

2nd Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience July 18-29, University of Michigan.
Cultural Neuroscience. Application deadline March 15, 2011.Apply online at .  Contact Natalie Dushane for further information.

Chew stole his chance at the Big Leagues.  Gruen Von Behrens. Motivational Speaker and Oral Cancer Survivor,  Thursday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. in KHS 100 (28 Division Street). For further information please visit website KFL&A Publich Health,

Is HR for you??Curious about a career in Human Resources?  Join local HR professionals for an info session to learn more about HR careers and what they offer. Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 p.m. Career Services, Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor, 74 Union Street.

Workshop - Intermediate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques: Building on the Fundamentals.
A two-day course with Michela David, Ph.D.,C.Psych., April 14 and 15, 2011.  See attached for course information.    Registration form attached.


Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University, Limited Term Position (9 months).  Position begins August 15, 2011.  Please send curriculum vitae, letter of application and three letters of reference to Dr. Kim MacLean, Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Zavier University, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5.  Email:

The QVCL is currently looking for Volunteer Lab Assistants, ideally one or two 2nd or 3rd year PSYC students who are enthusiastic about Cognitive Psychology and want to learn more about Vision Research. The position would mainly involve data collection for the rest of the term, with the potential to continue on in the lab for either the summer or the fall. We're looking for a commitment of 6-10 hours/week, but the timings are flexible based on the study itself. If anyone is interested, do drop me an email at <> with your resume, overall grade average, any additional computer / design skills you may have, and why you think you'd be a good fit for our lab. If you'd like more information about our research, feel free to contact me, look around our website or drop by our lab at Craine 204.

Wilfrid Laurier University
- Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Behavioural Neuroscience/Health Sciences at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval.  Further information  please see attached.

Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a one-year, limited-term appointment in social psychology at the Assistant professor or lecturer level beginning July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Further information available from website: or contact Dr. Roelof Eikelboom, Chair, Department of Psychology.

Honours Psychology student is looking for possible employment in the field of research.  They have extensive research experience in both quantitative work as well as qualitative work.  Interests centres primarily on children, with a focus on attachment in special needs populations, speaks 4 languages. Please email for further information.


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