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Queen's University


WEEK of  18 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 24, 2011 Graduate Committee 2:30 p.m.
April 7, 2011 Undergraduate Committee 2:00 p.m.
April 14, 2011 Clinical Committee 1:30 p.m.
April 21, 2011 Departmental Meeting 3:00 p.m.
April 28, 2011 Graduate Committee 2:30 p.m.



ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF WRITING AT QUEEN'S On Friday, March 25th, the Writing Centre will be hosting a forum on writing at Queen's. This two-hour forum begins at 3:00 p.m. in room 109 (the Design Studio) of Beamish-Munro Hall.  Hope you can join them. An interdisciplinary panel of faculty members have been assembled.

As you are aware of the situation in Japan is still precarious in the aftermath of the March 11th earthquake, tsunami and the current nuclear threat. Please read the attached memo from Dan Langham, Environmental Health and Safety regarding travel to Japan.

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).

There will be a Festschrift in honor of Doug Mewhort at the University of Manitoba on June 24th, 10am to 4:30pm.  The event takes place just ahead of the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science.  There will be a day of research talks followed by some celebration. Details will be published at as they become available. There is no fee to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP on the website so we know how big a crowd to plan for. We are naming The Fort Garry Hotel as a gathering spot.  It is one of the VIA grand hotels and boasts a nice bar.  At present, a single bed room is $129, a two bed room is $149.  Other hotel options are published at the CSBBCS website,  Any questions can be directed to either Randy Jamieson ( or Mike Jones (

On Friday March 11 our FHS Queen's Team of Jenn Bossio (Clinical Psychology), Nicole Leakey (OT) , Laura Lu (Nursing) , Lucinda Ling (PT) and Karim Mohamed (Medicine) participated in the National Health Care Team Challenge held at the University of Toronto.  Teams representing UBC, McMaster, UWO, the Michnener Institute, U of T  and Ottawa U  as well as Queen's competed on presenting their collaborative approach to a patient's complex health situation.  I am thrilled to report that our Queen's Team won! We were surprised and delighted to be chosen from an obviously well prepared and enthusiastic group of health care students.  Thank you all for your support and best wishes. Jane Johnston, School of Nursing.


Annual CCNP 34th Annual Meeting, May 20-23, 2011
, Montreal, Quebec.  Abstract submission has been extended to April 1st.  You can registr and submit your abstracts at:

5th Annual International Conference
  on Psychology,30-31 May 2011 and 1-2 June 2011, Athens, Greece. Final Call for papers and participation. Conference website:

41st Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society,
29 August - September, 2011, Glasgow, UK. Abstract submission open: 1 January - 1 April 2011. For more information please visit website:

Diversity Conference 2011,
Western Cape, Cape Town,
South Africa from 20 to 22 June.  For more information please visit website:

Physiology Seminar - Dr. Nick Lane,UCL
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London will speak on "The Evolution of Oxidative Stress: Implications for Ageing and Inflammation" Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:30 a.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:  

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.
Guest Speaker - Department of Psychology.Professor Joanna Pozzul, PhD, C.Psych.Carleton University will speak on "The Z Generation: Examining differences in description and identification abilities between youth and young adults".    Thursday, April 28, 2011, 3:00 p.m. Biosciences Room 1102.

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.

March 20, 2011 - Free Family Skate at the KRock Centre. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enter at Gate 4.


University of Manitoba Clinical Psychology/School Psychology -
The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to training and research in our CPA-accredited Clinical Psychology program, with overlapping responsibilities in our School Psychology program.  The appointment may begin on or after July 1, 2011.  Applications and letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Todd A. Mondor, Head, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, P405 Duff Roblin Building,  190 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2. Inquiries by telephone (204-474-6378), FAX (204-474-7599), or Email ( are welcome.  Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

Oxford University:University Lectureship in Evidence-Based Social Intervention-Department of Social Policy and Intervention in association with St. Cross College wishes to appoint a full-time university Lecturership in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from 1 September 2011or as soon as possible. Full particulars about the job can be found at

The Tea Room (Queen's University) is a student-run, environmentally conscious coffee shop.  Located in Beamish-Munro Hall (also known as the ILC), the Tea Room operates under its Three Pillars: Environmental Responsibility, Fiscal Sustainability, and Education. Through a welcoming atmosphere, the Tea Room aims to provide education and a unique customer experience while operating in an environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible way. Undergraduate students in any AMS faculty are eligible for a staff position with the Tea Room. Current Opportunities:Barista/Server: Required to work at least one static shift per week.  You will be responsible for opening/operating/closing duties.  In addition, you will be responsible for drink preparation and operation of the POS system. If interested, applications can be found online at or hard copies are available at the Tea Room or in the Tom Harris (EngSoc) Student Lounge, across from the Tea Room in the ILC.; Applications are due by Monday, March 21st at 5:30pm, details can be found on the application sheet.


I am currently a senior (4th year) psychology concentrator at Harvard University. I am planning on moving to Kingston, Ontario next year to live with my girlfriend who will be attending graduate school at your university. I've studied developmental psychopathology under Dr.John Weisz and more recently Anxiety Disorders under Dr. Richard McNally. Assuming I will be able to obtain a work visa, my goal is to work in a variety of psychology environments over the next two years to better determine what field of psychology suits me. I am extremely interested in first hand experience -- whether that be working in a Psychiatric Ward, at a school as a guidance counselor or at a university as a research intern/assistant.

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