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Queen's University
Weekly Memo Archive 
WEEK OF March 28, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

Please note:
The Undergraduate meeting will be held Thursday April 3rd from 1-2:30pm and the Clinical meeting from 2:30-4pm.    

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

Friday, April 4, 2014 1:00pm

Erica Refling, PhD. Oral.  Adult Attachment Orientation and Physical Distance: Do Threat Primes Alter Perceptions of Interpersonal Proximity?.  Supervisor:  Dr. Tara MacDonald.  External Examiner: Dr.Pamela Sadler, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier.

Congratulations to Allisha Patterson and Adam Heenan for their internship acceptances! Allisha will be heading to Winnipeg (University of Manitoba, Clinical Health Psychology) and Adam will be at the Ottawa Hospital (Psychology Department)! Congrats Allisha and Adam!!

Main Street Market is an urban food distributor favoring local agriculture. They offer the unique opportunity to purchase vegetable baskets from May until October. Their main goal is to improve the connection between eaters, farmers, the local economy and the environment. Main Street Market baskets include traditional produce such as cucumber and carrots paired with unique produce such as sunchokes and kohlrabi. They also supply sourcing details, recipes, and storage tips to help you get to know your harvest. In addition to that, a variety of fabulous coffee, tea, honey, meat, fish and cheese can be purchased. They offer four basket sizes from individuals to families and have the option to opt-out of specific weeks. If vegetable baskets are not for you, please consider donating a basket to a food shelter or food program to help support our local farmers. For further details and full vegetable lists please visit

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies (SKHS):  We have an undergraduate student who is attempting to find subjects to finish a study on Immigrant Maternal Healthcare Access and have just posted her appeal for subjects on our Facebook page. If you would like more information about this study or to volunteer please click here.


The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities' Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) is holding its annual research conference on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at the Ambassador Conference Resort in Kingston, ON. This conference will feature research on developmental/intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) across the lifespan. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frances Owen. The oral and poster presentation sessions will showcase a variety of research on DD/ID, including dual diagnosis, autism spectrum disorders, quality of life, education, service use, and psychotherapy.  To Register: Go online at this link to find the online registration form:

Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C) 2014 - May 8th - 10th at the University of Guelph. Registration is now open. We welcome abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations, especially from undergraduate or graduate students and post-docs. Early registration will continue until March 21, and then late registration will run from March 22 to April 7. We encourage everyone to register early to increase the likelihood of receiving their preferred presentation type. Abstract guidelines and other conference information, including details about registration fees and logistics, can be found on our website:   

Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges
, April 25 - April 27, 2014, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley California, USA. This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge research. Early-Bird Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014. For more information and to register for the conference please click here.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:
Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge, Craine 214. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:  


Acadia University  is offering a 3-year term position in Personality/Clinical Psychology.  The ad is posted here:   They have also listed some part-time courses posted here: . Please encourage anyone who might be interested to check back at these sites over the next week or so, as more courses are added. 

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University invites applications for a one-year term position in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Adolescent Psychology, Aging, and Introduction to Psychology. The applicant is also expected to engage in scholarly activity. Qualifications: A doctorate degree in Psychology with specialization in developmental psychology. Application Deadline: April 25, 2014 or until position is filled Start Date: August 1, 2014.  Further details about Brandon University and the Department of Psychology can be found at

Psychologists sought to work with members of the Canadian Forces: Kate Jeffery, Recruiter, Health Services Calian, is looking to hire qualified Clinical Psychologists to provide diagnostic and treatment services to active members of the Canadian Forces. Here are links to the current flyers, available in English and French. Current vacancies are as follows:
CFB Shilo (Manitoba)
CFB Cold Lake (Alberta)
CFB Petawawa (Ontario)
CFB Kingston (Ontario)
CFB Gagetown (New Brunswick)
For additional information about the positions you may contact Kate Jeffrey at:

Psychology Position Available, 33 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre, Canadian Forces Base
, 26 Somme Avenue, Kingston, ON. Part-Time (18.75 hours per week). We are seeking an experienced clinical psychologist to join our mental health team, starting in May, 2014. We offer primary care, and diagnostic and therapeutic services to Canadian Forces members. The mental health team includes social work, addictions counselling, psychology, mental health nursing and psychiatry. These specialist services provide assessment and treatment of service members suffering from a broad range of mental health issues such as Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Addictions, etc. Members must be referred by a primary care clinician to access all services other than social work and addictions counselling. Complex cases receive care from an interdisciplinary team. If you are interested please email a resume to Mental Health Manager at: If you have questions about the position, the population served or general questions about our team and services, please call Dr. Jan Wilson at 613-541-5010, ext. 5776 or email at

The Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge
invites applications for two probationary (tenure-track) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2014 subject to budgetary approval. Candidates will have a Ph.D. and will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research programme that will include opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Consideration of completed applications will begin April 15, 2014 but will continue behond that date as applications are received and until the positions are filled. For more information and how to apply please click here.

The Department of Psychology, Acadia University
seeks to fill a 36-month contractually limited position in Clinical/Personality Psychology, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer (depending on qualifications) effective July 1, 2014. A doctoral degree in Psychology is preferred, but a Master's degree in Psychology or a doctoral degree in a related discipline will be considered. Closing date is March 31, 2014. For more information and how to apply please click here. For a list of additional part-time position postings please click here.

Please see the attached call for fellowships at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). The call is for fellowships of up to three years (6-36 months) for junior researchers (with 2 years of experience after their PhD) and senior researchers. Fellowships in all fields of research are given out. Having established contacts to, or collaboration with, Aarhus University researchers is an advantage.  Deadline for applications is March 21 2014. For more information please see the following links: Guide for applicants & fellowship call.

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