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WEEK OF May 17, 2013

MEETING-(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

    May 23, 2013 

    Graduate Committee Meeting

2:30 pm

Welcome Declan Thomas Bowie!

On Thursday May 16, Chris Bowie, his wife Susan Elliott and their family welcomed 8lb 5oz baby boy, Declan.They would like to share this photo with you. Mom and baby are doing very well.



Declan Thomas Bowie

To all: Department Heads, Graduate Coordinators, Graduate Assistants, Associate Deans (Graduate), Council Chairs please find the link attached here to the Survey on Doctoral Completion Time Report.

Queens Faculty, Staff & Retirees are invited to nominate candidates for a Queen's Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have mad the University a better place through their extraordinary contributions. Recipients become Honorary Life Members of the Council. Recent changes to the University Council By-Laws now enable Queen's employees & retirees to nominate recipients, who will be recognized at the University Council Annual Dinner on Friday October 18, 2013. For details and the nomination form please visit.

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 formation 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:


You are hereby invited to submit your proposals for the 2nd World Conference on Psychology and Sociology that will take place at the Maison N.-D. Chat D'Oiseau in BRUSELLS, BELGIUM from 27-29 Novemeber 2013. Abstracts are due June 30, 2013. For more information please click here.

The Third Annual OISE Indigenous Education Network Mental Health Symposium is on May 30th, 2013 at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. The overarching goal of this Symposium is to build on our previous and current conceptions of Indigenous psychology and to provide new and innovative information, inquiry, and synthesis of mental health issues and solutions from Aboriginal knowledges. Through the development of new insights regarding Indigenous psychology throughout the Symposium, cutting edge and creative theories and models for addressing current mental health needs, including programming, counseling and assessments of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The registration form can be found here, call for applicants here, and the event poster 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.

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.


Faculty Positionin Industrial/Organizations (I/O) Psychology. Applications are invited for a tenure stream appointment in I/O Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario effective July 1, 2014. To review requirements and for further information please see the following link.

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University invites applications for a Research Assistant to coordinate and oversee an 18-month project that will evaluate a joint initiative between Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addictions Services (FCMHS) and Providence Care's Adult Treatment Rehabilitation Program (PC-ATRP) to transition long-term in-patients in a hospital setting to the community. The incumbent will oversee the project and the position includes data collection and analysis, literature reviews, and the preparation of reports and publications, working 40% FTE at Salary Grade 6. Full details on the position can be found here. Apply by email to Sharon David at

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 at You may view the posting here.


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