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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF March 7, 2014.


MEETINGS
(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)
March 20, 2014 Departmental Meeting 2:30pm
March 27, 2014 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm
**We planned to have the next Departmental meeting a week early, however, since this falls on March Break week, we will have the meeting on March 20th at 2:30, our regular time slot, Rod Lindsay will Chair, and there will be a motion on the Hiring Plan**

CODE FOR KIDS in Kingston! CODE FOR KIDS, a not-for-profit organization sponsored by companies such as *CIRA, **Google** and Shopify, *is aiming to help kids learn the basics of computer programming, design and technology is coming to Kingston on March 15th! The sessions are ideal for children interested in what goes into creating video games, websites, apps and nearly anything digital! Kids aged 7-9 can learn about circuits and electricity while those aged 9-13 can discover the magic of website building! All events are hands-on learning opportunities, approximately 2.5 hours long, hosted by real-world industry professionals. The organization has held several successful events in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto - all with outstanding feedback! Learn more at http://codeforkids.ca/or see all the details for the events at http://codeforkids.ca/collections/kingston. A poster for the event can be found here: http://codeforkids.ca/pages/march-15th-in-kingston.

CONFERENCES/LECTURES/SEMINARS


Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C) 2014 -
May 8th - 10th at the University of Guelph. Registration is now open. We welcome abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations, especially from undergraduate or graduate students and post-docs. Early registration will continue until March 21, and then late registration will run from March 22 to April 7. We encourage everyone to register early to increase the likelihood of receiving their preferred presentation type. Abstract guidelines and other conference information, including details about registration fees and logistics, can be found on our website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/oe3c2014/.

“Priming, Timing, Miming”
workshop lead by Dr. Lindy Kilik focuses on Behavioural Model of care planning for persons with a dementia. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of how dementia-related brain changes can result in challenging care-related behaviours and also learn how to apply this straightforward, yet powerful behavioural model to provide effective, individualized care.  The course includes demonstrations and small group exercises, with an emphasis on experiential learning and group discussion. Participants will be provided with a “Priming, Timing, Miming” Behavioural Care Plan Template for their own use. Join us to acquire some useful skills in a no-fault environment.  Please see the brochure for more information  here.

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges, April 25 - April 27, 2014, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley California, USA. This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge research. Early-Bird Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. For more information and to register for the conference please click here.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:
Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge, Craine 214. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website: http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/news/Talks-Colloquia.html.  

JOB OPPORTUNITIES  

Brockville Mental Health Centre/Royal Hospital, Forensic Treatment Unit is looking to hire a Part-time (0.80 FTE) Program Research Assistant to start ASAP. Competition Number:  BMHC14-003. Application deadline is:  March 10, 2014. For more information please click here.

Please see the attached call for fellowships at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). The call is for fellowships of up to three years (6-36 months) for junior researchers (with 2 years of experience after their PhD) and senior researchers. Fellowships in all fields of research are given out. Having established contacts to, or collaboration with, Aarhus University researchers is an advantage.  Deadline for applications is March 21 2014. For more information please see the following links: Guide for applicants & fellowship call.


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