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Queen's University


WEEK of  11 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.

Please read the attached memo from the Dean re Honorary Speakers.If you are interested, please let Rick Beninger know before the end of the month (March 31, 2011).

Dr. Morand will give a 30 minute presentation to interested faculty members at 10:30 a.m., Office of Research Services, Conference Room, March 22 2011.  Individual meetings beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to Jeananne Vickery at  by March 15.

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 Textbooks Department at The Campus Bookstore hopes to receive assistance to encourage early adoption of course materials for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The mission of the bookstore is to provide required course materials at the lowest possible price.  Early adoption of textbooks by faculty, and re-adoption of the same book, is key to fulfilling this mission.  Early adoption allows the bookstore to source as many used copies as possible, saving this year's student money, and increasing the buyback value for last year's student.  We hope this will result in more adoptions submitted by the adoption deadline of June 1st.  Last year 26% of expected adoptions were received by this date.

AMS club focused on promoting awareness of students living with chronic physical INVISIBLE illness [such things as: arthritis, chronic migraines, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's disease, heart conditions, lupus, fibromyalgia, asthma etc.]Sunday, March 13 is the kick off for their annual Invisible Disability Awareness Week, with a guest speaking event called, "You Don't Look Sick". For further information please contact Julie Harmgardt.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Wednesday 16 March and Thursday 17 March, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m"Create amazing objects from everyday materials." Led by artist Josh Lyon. Suitable for children 5+.  Website:

Physiology Seminar
, Dr. Alan Mak, Department of Biochemistry will speak on "p53 tumor suppressor and vascular smooth muscle cell invasion", Monday, March 14, 2011,11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Room 449, Botterell Hall.

2011 Ontario Ethology, Ecology & Evolution Colloquium, May 6-8, 2011
at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus.  Registration is now open.  Please go to website:

  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:

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. 

  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:

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.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Current Directions in Diagnosis and Treatment. 18th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury. April 28-29, 2011. Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario. More information please see  brochure.

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.


University of Prince Edward Island is inviting applications for a ten-month term position in Critical/Feminist Psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2011. Interested persons should submit a letter of application, vitae, teaching dossier, evidence of research and three reference letters to Dr. Philip Smith, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology.  Email:  for further information. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2011.

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.


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