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WEEK OF May 3, 2013

MEETINGS - (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted):

May 9, 2013 Policies & Procedures Meeting 2:30p.m.
May 16, 2013 Departmental Meeting 2:30p.m.

Congratulations to Li-Jun Ji (Ron Holden) she has been selected by AGSIP to be the recipient of the 2012-2013 Graduate Teaching Award. The vote was unanimously agreed upon.
(Ron Holden, Graduate Coordinator)  to the following students nominated for the Teaching Assistantship Prize in Psychology 2012-2013. Michael Grossman, Christine Lambert, Janell Klassen, Jackie Cappell, Alex Cross, Teal Mackintosh, Maya Gupta, Samantha Drover and Allisha Patterson. All nominees will be receiving a certificate from the department in recognition of their excellent work. The department thanks all of you for your diligence and excellence as indicated by the praise of the students you served.

The winner of the Teaching Assistantship Prize in Psychology for 2013-2013
is awarded to Michael Grossman. Michael and Christine Lambert will be awarded a Teaching Assistantship Award certificate by the Canadian Council of Department of Psychology. We congratulate you on this well deserved recognition.  

Funding Opportunity: Brain Canada Platform Support Grants
- Brain Canada is pleased to launch a consultation with the research community, research institutions and potential funding partners, about its planned Platform Support Grants (PSGs), intended to contribute to the operating costs of national or regional research platforms that serve large numbers of researchers in the neurosciences. Brain Canada intends that the PSGs will make possible the coordination and linking of existing local, provincial, or regional infrastructure into a national platform. Brain Canada invites interested parties to submit informal Expressions of Interest, which will guide the content of the final Request for Applications, and facilitate the formationn of national platforms. Summaries of Expressions of Interest will be posted on a moderated discussion forum, and any interested party may comment on them. Brain Canada may also discuss submissions with potential research and funding partners. Confidential submissions and comments are also welcome. Visit links: Information about sending an Expression of Interest. The Draft Platform Support Grant Request for Applications. The PSG Discussion Form. Key dates:  deadline for receiving Expressions of Interest May 20, 2013; provisional date for publication of Request for Applications, July 15, 2013, with application deadline November 1, 2013 and decision December 20th, 2013.For further Information: About Brain Canada and the Canada Brain Research Fund visit: About Expressions of Interest email:

Fordham University
, with the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, invites proposals for the "New Perspectives on the Psychology of Understanding" funding initiative. Our aim is to encourage research from both new and established scholars working on projects related to understanding in its many forms. This $1.2 million RFP is intended to support empirical work in cognitive, developmental, educational, and other areas of psychology. For more information click here or visit the website:

15th Annual Rehabilitation research Colloquium is taking place on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 in the Queens University Medical Building. Conference package, door prizes, coffee breaks and lunch are included for $20.00. You can find more information and registration forms here.

PREVNET's 7th Annual Conference - will be taking place at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto on May 7th, 2013. The theme of this year's conference is "It's Everybody's Role to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Bullying". Led by two of Canada's foremost experts in the field of bullying, Dr. Wendy Craig of Queen's University and Dr. Debra Pepler of York University, PREVNET (Promoting Relationships Eliminating Violence) is a national network of 67 Canadian researchers from 27 universities and 53 national child and youth serving organizations, dedicated to stopping bullying in Canada. Teachers, counselors, parents, volunteers, youth and any others interested in bullying prevention will be able to network, and to learn of the latest knowledge and practical tips from Canada's foremost researchers and national community organizations: Over 400 participants are expected!  For more information or to register click here.

Ottawa Workshop: Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention and Relapse
- Excellence in Practice is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruno Cayoun, Director of the MiCBT Institute and Research Associate at the University of Tasmania, Australia, will offer a 2-day workshop in Ottawa entitled "Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention." This workshop will take place on May 30 & 31, 2013 in the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON. For more information click here.

Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at Ryerson University in Toronto is offering a two day workshop on Structural Equation Modelling by Professor Rex Kline of Concordia University on Monday May 13, 2013 and Tuesday May 14, 2013. 10 spots are open to academics at other Canadian Universities, the registration fee is $500. For more information click here.

Western University - the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University is organizing a Canada-Isreal Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning and Education from June 14 - 16, 2013. It will include 16 speakers and over 200 poster presentations. For more information click here. 

3rd Annual IDC Northern Research Days and 12th Conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society: "The Stories of Rural Health through Knowledge, Research and Collaborative Action" will be held in Prince George, BC from November 13-15. For more info please click here.

2nd World Congress of Administrative and Political Sciences is being held in Brusells, Belgium and is calling for abstracts. It will be held from November 25-27. Submissions are due by June 20, 2013. For more information please click here.


The Faculty of Science at Brandon University - invites applications for a one-year term replacement in the Department of Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 1, 2013. The successful applicant will teach courses in Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Perception. Application deadline is May 1, 2013 or until position is filled. For more information click here.

Ryerson University, Psychology -
invites applications for two 1-year Limited Term Faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 1, 2013. The first position will include teaching in core areas such as Introduction to Psychology, Community Psychology, and Psychology of Addictions. The second position will include teaching in core areas such as Adult Development, child Development, and Death, Dying and Bereavement. Deadline for application is 4:00pm on May 10, 2013. Enquiries may be address to Dr. Martin M. Antony, at

Acadia University, Psychology Department
is seeking to fill two limited-term positions: a 9.5 month term position in Neuroscience beginning August 1, and a 5-month Instructor position in Research Design and Analysis beginning December 1. Click here for more information.The closing date to apply for this term position is May 10. There are also several part-time courses available in Social Psychology, Gender and Health Psychology, details can be found here. The closing date to apply for this part-time position is May 2. Enquiries can be sent to or (902) 585-1226.

Department of Psychology at Brock University
invites applications for two twelve-month limited term appointments as Lecturer/Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013. Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D (ABD may be considered) in psychology with the ability to teach statistics and methods at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. The teaching load is two courses per term. One of the successful candidates will be expected to teach a full-year graduate statistics course (PSYC 5F01). Detailed course descriptions can be found here. The department will consider all applications received by May 15, 2013. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Tim Murphy, chair Department of Psychology Crock University St. Catherines, ONT L2S 3A1  email:

The Department of Psychology at St.Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine month, limited term position beginning September 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be teaching Introductory Psychology, and courses in the areas of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology or Advanced Statistics (Undergraduate) Applications will be considered from May 10, 2013 until the position is filled. Curriculum vitae, letter of application, and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr.Tara Callaghan, Chair, Department of Psycholgy, St. Francis Xavier University P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5. Phone (902) 867-3926; Fax (902) 867-5189; e-mail: Click here for posting.

St.Francis Xavier University is also inviting applications for a part time appointment during the 2013-2014 academic year. The candidate will be required to tech one 6-credit course in either Learning or Developmental Psychology. Appointment will be considered from May 10, 2013 until the position is filled.  Curriculum vitae, letter of application, and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr.Tara Callaghan, Chair, Department of Psychology, St.Francis Xavier University P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5. Phone 9902) 867-3926; Fax (902) 867-5189; e-mail Click here for posting.

York University is accepting applicants for a Postdoctoral Position in the Social Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology. This position is available for two years to begin Summer or Fall 2013. The successful candidate will work with Professor Kerry Kawakami on a number of projects related to social categorization processes and face perception utilizing a diversity of methods and techniques including eye tracking, nonverbal behavioral measures, and neurophysiological assessments. If interested please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 2-3 references by June 1, 2013 to Kerry Kawakami ( You may view the posting here.

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