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WEEK of 13 MARCH 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

March 19, 2009
 Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
March 26, 2009
 Graduate Committee

 3:30 p.m.

April 7, 2009 (Tuesday)
 Clinical Meeting & Reception
 2:00 p.m.

UPCOMING ORALS (held in Humphrey Hall Room 228 unless otherwise noted)
April 9, 2009, 9:30 a.m. Jennie Ito, PhD . The Phenomenology of Role Play: Are Children 'Think-as-if' or 'Behaving-as-if'? Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh. External Examiner: Dr. Cristina Atance, Univeristy of Ottawa.

We are looking for nominations for the best Teaching Assistant in Psychology for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Is there a Teaching Assistant who stood out in your mind this year? If  so, we would appreciate hearing form you by April 15, 2009.  Please send your nomination for the Teaching Assistant Prize in Psychology, with details, to Sara Gillespie, Room 226, Humphrey Hall or email to <>. 


Wednesday, March 18, Humphrey 223, *12:30 p.m.(note time)  Speaker: Jamal Mansour.   Topic "TBA"

Daniel Keating, PhD,University of Michigan. Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:30 p.m. Biosciences Complex Lecture Hall Room 1102. "From Developmental Mechanisms to Social Disparities: Process, Person, and Population Approaches".

Alison Chasteen, University of Toronto. Thursday, March 26, 2009, 2:30 p.m.  Location TBA. 
When I'm 64: How Future Aged Identities Shape Age Group Perceptions and Anticipated Well-Being.

Jay Pratt, PhD,
University of Toronto.  Friday, March 27, 2008, 2:30 p.m. Biosciences 1102.  "Orienting and responding: Examining varieties of attention" .

Centre for Neuroscience presents Dr. Frank Bremmer, Department of Neurophysics Philipps-University Marburg  Germany. Title:  "Space representation during eye movements".  Monday, March 9th, McLaughlin Hall, Room 306, 4:30 p.m.  Further information contact Niko Troje.

Biology Seminar schedule for 2008/09 can be viewed at  

Physiology Seminar: Dr. John Wallace, Director, Farncombe Family Institute of Digestive Health Research Department of Medicine, McMaster University will speak on "Hydrogen sulfide: what's all the stink about?" Monday, March 16, 2009, 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall.

Nominations for Professional Training Awards /Excellence in Professional Training.  Please send your nominations to to Dr. Sandra Clark. Please note there are 2 awards- 1) Excellence in Academic Training & 2) Excellence in Internship Training Nominations are due by April 15th. Instructions can be found on the CCPPP website.Please take the time to nominate mentors &/or colleagues who exemplify the qualities & contributions inherent in exceptional Psychology training.

The 2009 version of the annual Exit Poll will soon be emailed to students.  Students will be asked to rate their satisfaction in a number of areas, including the quality of the learning experience at the University, their own learning and development, and the facilities and services available for sue.  Results from the annual Poll are published and distributed to all Faculties, Schools, and relevant administrative departments, and have been successful in influencing academic planning and service delivery. Previous Exit Polls can be found at

Queen's University is hosting the annual  Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium, April 26th to 28th, 2009. Grad students, undergraduates, faculty and post-docs from Ontario and beyond are gathering this spring at the Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium (OEEC). The registration deadline is coming up soon!   The registration deadline is March 26th. Hope to see you there. 

Society for Research in Child Development/Institute for the Study of the African American Child Conference, Hilton Oceanfront Resort, May 3-6, 2009. Further information please visit the website at

International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, July 24 - 26, Vancouver, B.C.  Early registration ends May 1st, 2009.  For information contact Steve Charlton at 604-669-5065. Call for Papers - deadline for submitting is March 31, 2009.




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