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WEEK of 20 MARCH 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

March 26, 2009
 Graduate Committee
 3:30 p.m.
April 2, 2009 
 Undergraduate Committee

  3:30 p.m.

April 7, 2009 (TUESDAY)  Clinical Meeting & Reception
 2:00 p.m. (Note Time & Date)
April 23, 2009
 Graduate Committee
 3:30 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 'Thinking-as-if' or 'Behaving-as-if'? Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh. External Examiner: Dr. Cristina Atance, University of Ottawa.

This fund has been established to encourage academic visits by women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities (Category D). Proposals must include the Scholar's curriculum vitae and a detailed budget. Guidelines see attached.  For further information and program deadline, please contact Kevin Munhall, Acting Head.


Wednesday, March 25, Humphrey 223,  12:00 p.m.    Topic "Modern Robust Statistics" . Ron Holden and Jill Jacobson will be reviewing the 2008 American Psychologist article on the use of modern statistics when violations of the assumptions of traditional techniques occurs.

Wednesday, April 1, Humphrey 223, 12:00 p.m.  Sandra Marques will speak on "Self-regulation and rejection in romantic relationships".

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. Reception following at the University Club.

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

Biology Seminar - Dr. Peter McIntyre, David H. Smith Fellow, Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan will speak on "Fist=Nutrients: critical roles of freshwater fishes in ecosystem nutrient dynamics". Friday, March 27 at 12:30 p.m. Biosciences 1103.  Schedule for 2008/09 can be viewed at  

Physiology Seminar: presented by Dr. Mark Ungrin, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto will speak on "Pluripotent Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine: Where are we going, and what will we do when we get there?" . Monday, March 23, 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall. Note: Dr. Ungrin is a candidate for a faculty position (Tier II CRC) in the Department of Physiology.

Queen's University Research Group in Reproduction, Development and Sexual Function Seminar Thursday, March 26, 2009, 11:30 a.m. Botterell Hall, Room 920. Speaker Dr. Brent Bany, Department of Physiology Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine.  Topic: "Changes in endometrial gene expression and immune cell populations during decidualization: does the conceptus really have a say?"

The University of Ottawa is offering a Wilderness First Aid course.  This information is in no way connected to the First Aid Courses that are provided for here at Queen's.  Participants taking this course must register and send a cheque prior to the beginning of the course. Course dates: April 29 - May 1. Time: 08:30-16:30. University of Ottawa; Lamoureux Hall; 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private, 4th Floor, room 475. Cost $135 (for all three days). Registration must be done online at . If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Susanne Laporte by at the University of Ottawa.

Early Years Conference - The Rights of the Child, The Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia.  February 4th - 6th, 2010.[endif] An electronic PDF copy of the advanced notice is available on our website at  We are accepting abstract submissions until April 30th, 2009. If possible, please submit your abstract on-line at  If you wish to obtain a printed copy of the advanced notice, they may be requested by contacting our office: Telephone: (604) 822-7524 or Toll-free within BC:  1-877-328-7744; by Fax: (604) 822-4835 or via E-mail: .

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

National Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Vancouver, B.C., June 5 and 6, 2009. Connecting Minds 2009. Keynote Address: Dr. Sam Gosling - "A Room with a Clue". For more information visit

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.

Information Technology Staff -They are actively recruiting undergraduate students to apply for jobs within the IT Office.  Please direct all questions to The AMS is hiring its full-time and part-time Information Technology Staff.  Full-time applications are due Monday, March 23rd and part-time applications are due Wednesday, March 25th. All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. in the main AMS offices.  For more details, email Callan Brown at









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