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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF May 31, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS (Richard Beninger, Department Head; Ron Holden, Graduate Coordinator)

Congratulations to Kateryna Keefer who has been selected as the winner of the Andrew McGhie Prize for best Ph.D. thesis during the 2012-2013 academic year, in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. Please accept our warmest congratulations for this achievement and our very best for continuing success in your career.

You are invited to the reception honouring for Alistar MacLean on the completion of his term as Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. For more information please see the following invitation.

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:


Collaborating Across borders (CAB) IV Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice is being held at the Wyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC from June 12-14. The E-Message is available at this link for further information.

Call for Abstracts  for the Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Health Challenges. This will be held in California at Berkeley. If you would like more information please visit this website.

“Addressing the Health Care Worker Gaps in Tanzania:Experiences from the Medical Educa@on Partnership Ini@a@ve” Please find the poster and more information here.  

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.

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.


Psychology Students-Are you interested in getting valuable research experience, gaining a professional reference, or strengthening your graduate school application? The Biomotion Lab ( is currently looking for a volunteer research assistant to help with data collection for a series of studies on visual perception. If interested, please respond to . We are currently looking for a volunteer. Minimum time dedication is 8 - 10 hours a week.

 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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