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WEEK OF May 24, 2013

MEETING-(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

    May 23, 2013 

    Graduate Committee Meeting

2:30 pm

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 made 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.

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:


5th Annual University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health ResearchYoung Researchers' Conference: Mental Health for LIFE in collaboration with The Society for Neuroscience-Ottawa Chapter is being held on June 7th, 2013. Registration is free and submission for abstracts is now open. For more information please click here.

Please find attached the invitation to the final Interprofessional Education Forum Series of the 2012-2013 season. Teaching Compassion: Reflections on the Compassionate Care Forum. Presented By: Liz Shibley, Janeta Kobes, Shayna Watson, Anne O'Riordan and Kiley Rider. Tuesday, June 18 Louise D. Acton, Room 008 12-1pm. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, June 11th.

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 November 2013. Abstracts are due June 30, 2013. For more information please click here.  

Brusells, Belgium is also holding the 4th World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT-2013), November 26-28. 2013.Abstracts are due June 30, 2013. For further information and important dates please 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.

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 Research Imaging Centre, part of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; College Street Site is seeking a full-time Magnetic Resonance Scientist, Multinuclear MR Spectroscopy. The Research Imaging Centre is seeking an individual to provide leadership in the application of hydrogen and multinuclear spectroscopy (MRS/MNS) techniques to human brain research in psychiatry and other brain disorders. Reporting to the Head of the MRI Unit, you will join the MRI Unit scientists to provide advanced methodological support to the CAMH scientific user community. Please click here for more information.

Faculty Position in 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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