Please enable javascript to view this page in its intended format.

Queen's University


Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF May 9, 2014.

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

May 15, 2014

Departmental Meeting


(all orals are held in HUM 228 (Conference Room) unless otherwise noted).

The Department of Psychology now has a Facebook page: The page will focus on providing interesting content to current students as well as alumni, and our aim is to post something new every couple of days. Please pass along any information that you feel would interest our potential audience. Please feel free to “like” the page and pass it along to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you!



From Dr. Richard Beninger, Head – Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Pukall on her promotion to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2014.

(Richard Beninger, Department Head; Kevin Munhall, Graduate Coordinator)

Congratulations to the following students nominated for the CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for best Masters and Doctoral theses of the 2013-14 academic year.


v  Michael Best (supervised by Dr. Christopher Bowie)

v  Amanda Timmers (supervised by Dr. Meredith Chivers)

v  Seamas Weech (supervised by Dr. Niko Troje)


v  Stephanie Boyer (supervised by Dr. Caroline Pukall)

v  Erica Refling (supervised by Dr. Tara MacDonald)

v  Talia Troister (Dr. Ron Holden)

The CPA Programme of Certificates of Academic Excellence was established in 2000 to recognize outstanding achievement made by students at all levels of study in each Canadian Department of Psychology. CPA will mail your certificate to you in the near future. A list of all recipients will appear in the fall issue of Psynopsis on the CPA website.

Please accept our warmest congratulations for the achievement and our very best for continuing success in your careers

*NEW: Queen's French Camp – Registration now OPEN!
Offering weekly sessions for campers who have completed Senior Kindergarten to Grade 3. July and August 2014 at The Francophone Centre (195 University Avenue). Campers of all abilities in French are welcome. For more information visit or email

Registration is now open! To register, please go to: and fill out the online registration form. More information is provided on the website. 

Feel free to e-mail the Camp Directors at if you have any questions or concerns or want to know more about camp and the camp programming!

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    


Centre for Neuroscience presents Dora Angelaki, PhD speaking on May 14th from 4:00-5:00pm in Botterell hall room B143. Please see the PDF for more information.

The Psychology Department at Ryerson University proudly hosts the 24th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) from Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 5th July 2014. This is only the second time CSBBCS has been held in Toronto andThe first time it has been held at the vibrant, downtown campus of Ryerson University. In addition to a vast array of symposia and posters, we welcome the winners of the Early Career Award, the Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, the Donald O. Hebb Graduate  Student Award, in addition to hosting the 2014 President's Symposium (this year organized by CSBBCS Past-President Dr. Stephen Lupker). The deadline for talk and poster submission is 5th May and I sincerely hope you consider submitting your work to this venue.

2nd International Conference on Social Identity – June 2-4 in Ottawa. The International Conference on Social Identity and Health ( is a biennial meeting that brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, along with community health practitioners and policy makers, to consider how aspects of social identity and social relationships can promote positive mental and physical health outcomes.  For more details and registration, visit

Queen’s School of Business is hosting a conference on sleep and work. Registration is now open. This conference will bring together management and sleep medicine scholars to discuss cutting edge research and potential research collaborations on the topic of sleep and work.  For more information please click on the following link:

The 3rd National Psychology Outside the Box Conference (POTB) is being held at the University of Ottawa on June 19th and 20th, 2014. This conference is organized by the Graduate Association of Students in Psychology (GASP) to promote the rearticulation of different paradigms in psychology, extend its reach to other academic disciplines, and make research in psychology more accessible to the general public. To present your research or to organize a symposium, please submit an abstract online by April 21st, 2014 ( Additional conference details are available on the POTB website.

Information for the 2014 International A.P.P.A.C Conference can be found here:


The Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University and the McMaster Children’s Hospital invites applications for one to two-year post doctoral fellowships in the area of child health and development. Over the next two years, they wish to recruit 4 to 6 trainees from a variety of disciplines. Trainees will work within a collaborative team framework to establish their own research programs. Please see the following PDF for more information. 

Life Skills Support - Require a mature, organized and enthusiastic individual with a solid work ethic, and demonstrable interpersonal and instructional skills. To assist a single mother in her late twenties in her home in Kingston, Ontario. Focus on planning and organization and selected life-skills. Part-time, flexible hours. Wage to be negotiated. Please send your resume to

The Department of Psychology at Ryerson Universit
y invites applications for three 1-year  Limited Term Faculty (LTF) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor  effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Please see the attached PDF for more information.

The Psychology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a 12 month Limited Term Appointment in Community Psychology beginning July 1, 2014 subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, copies of up to four publications or preprints, a statement of current and prospective research interests to Dr. Roelof Eikelboom, Chair, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5 (email: Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred. In your application please provide contact information for at least three referees. Please see the Ad.

University of Regina has two positions in counseling services. For appropriately qualified candidates, we would also consider giving them an adjunct appointment in our Psychology department.
Title: Counsellor, Counselling Services Competition Number:  20140470 Department:  SA-Counselling Services Competition Status:  Permanent Pay Grade:  APT 6 

Please see the following link for a postdoctoral opportunity at York University.


Click below to go to the Weekly Memo Archive

Click to go to the Weekly Memo Archive


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000