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Queen's University

WEEK of  19 March 2010 

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


April 6, 2010 9:30 a.m.

PhD Oral. Ronald D. Porter. Resurrecting error choice: The premature demise of an indirect measure of attitude? Supervisor: Dr. Leandre R. Fabrigar.  External Examiner. Dr. Bertram Gawronski, University of Western Ontario
APRIL 27, 2010 9:00 A.M.

PhD Oral. Min-Ching, Kuo. Regulations of Sensory Cortical Plasticity by Neuromodulators and Sensory Experiences. Supervisor: Dr. Hans C. Dringenberg. External Examiner: Dr. Andrew C. Chapman, Concordia University.

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
March 25, 2010
Graduate Committee Meeting - CANCELLED  3:30 p.m.
April 1, 2010
 Clinical Meeting
 1:30 p.m.
April 1, 2010
 Undergraduate Committee Meeting
 3:00 p.m.
April 8, 2010
 Priorities & Procedures
 3:00 p.m.

We have received official notification that Val's application for renewal asa Canada Research Chair recipient has been accepted by the CRC program inOttawa.  Val will hold the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Development at Queen's for a five-year period, commencing October 1, 2009 to September 30,2014.

Congratulations to Queen's students for winning the first annual Provincial Health Care Team challenge (HCTC) held this past weekend (March 12, 2010)at the NaHSSA conference in Hamilton!! Sylvia Magrys  was the team member representing Psychology, along with team members from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, OT, PT, and X-Ray technology.

Brown Bags will be held on MONDAYS from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228).   We will NOT be selling pizza.

March 22, 2010 - Allyson Harrison
Recent Research on the Ability of Students to Successfully Feign Learning Disabilities or ADHD
April 12, 2010
Sylvia Magrys

Provincial Health Care Team Challenge Champions- an interprofessional group of students from Queen's featuring our own Sylvia Magrys " Interprofessional  Education and Professional Practice from the Student's Perspectives"



    • The Brockington Visitorship The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship. Proposals will be accepted for up to $7,000. Details:Further details please go to

    • The Chancellor Dunning TrustThe Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Chancellor dunning Trust Lecture. Proposals will be accepted for up to $16,000.  Deadline is March 31. Further details please go to

    • George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen's and broader Kingston communities. Details:

    Peter Levesque, Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, will be visiting Queen's on Thursday, April 15 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. If you are able to attend please response to Research Services at on or before THURSDAY, MARCH 25.


    There will be a Graduate Studies Forum on MONDAY, April 19, 2010 from 9 to 11 a.m., Sutherland Room, School of Policy Studies.  Moderator: Janice Deakin.  Please view the agenda attached.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Pam LeBlanc.

    COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE [Botterell Hall Room B147, 2:30 p.m.] Refreshments available prior to talk.
    • Friday, March 26th : Professor James L. McGaugh, Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, University of California, Irvine. Topic:Making Lasting Memories: Emotional Arousal and Amygdala Activation.
    Brockington Lecture. Professor David JP Barker, MD, PhD,FRS. Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, USA. Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Southampton, UK.  "Your Mother's Mother: The Key to your Health". BioSciences Building, Room 1101, Thursday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. Followed by a reception in the Urquhart Lounge, University Club.  Everyone is invited to the reception. 

    2nd Conference on Positive Aging. An Interdisciplinary Team Approach for Health Professionals. Poster abstract submission deadline is March 26th, 2010. Conference Date is Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, 2010.  Please go to website for further details.

    Families in Focus, 3rd Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity.
    Abstract submission deadline is March 26, 2010. Conference Date October 27-29, 2010.  For further details please go to website:

    CENTRE FOR OBESITY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (CORE). Wednesday, March 24 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. a the new School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Room 101. "Behavioural science and the treatment of obesity: What's new and what's ready for prime time?", Dr. Robert Reid from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Medical School.

    University of New Hampshire On Line "Preparing to Teach a Psychology Course".  This two-credit online graduate course will be offered from June 1 to July 23, 2010.  For further details please go to website:

    Blood Services will be holding a blood donor clinic from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 29th in the Biosciences Atrium.  The following blood donor clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 23rd in Macgillivrary-Brown Hall.  Additional Blood Donor Clinic Locations can be found at

    Physiology Seminar presented by Dr. Thomas Lagace, University of Ottawa Heart Institute will speak on "Targeting PCSK9 for lowering heart disease risk", Monday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall.


    Boating Safety Course on May 10 & 12, 2010 from 7 to 9:30 pm each evening. The cost of the course is $60.00, payable by cheque (made payable to Kingston Power and Sail Squadron) or cash. The course will be held in the Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, Room B176 Mac-Corry (Lecture Theatre). At the end of the course, participants will write the Canadian Coast Guard accredited test, which will be marked immediately, and temporary operator's cards issued (Permanent cards will be issued shortly thereafter.).  For more information on the course go to

    A psychology undergrad (2nd year) is looking for potential summer employment (or volunteering) in research.  Resume and cover letter is available from the General Office, Humphrey 232 or email:


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