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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF November 1, 2013

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

November 7, 2013

Clinical Meeting


November 7, 2013

Undergraduate Committee Meeting


November 14, 2013

Policies & Procedures Meeting


November 21, 2013

Departmental Meeting


November 28, 2013

Graduate Committee Meeting


Wednesday November 13, 2013
Time: 9:30am

Location: 402B Gordon Hall

Corrie Goldfinger Ph.D. Oral Thesis Examination Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Pukall. "A Randomized comparison of Individual Cognitive-behavioural therapy and pelvic floor rehabilitation in the treatment of provoked vestibuldynia".


The Psychology Holiday Curling Party will be on Friday, December 13, 2013. Mark your calendars! Cost and details to follow.

The Andriesky's are the benefactors of one of our graduate student awards in Psychology and have been strong supporters of the Department for many years. They are being honoured by the Queen's University Alumni Association with the Branch Marsha Lampman Award. The Branch Marsha Lampman Award is presented annually by the Alumni Association of Queen’s University to the alumnus or alumni who best exemplify Marsha Lampman's outstanding service and dedication as an ambassador on behalf of Queen's University. The 2013 recipients of the Branch Marsha Lampman award will be honoured at the QUAA Alumni Awards Gala in Ban Righ in April 2014 as part of the Alumni Volunteer Summit.

Student Life Network in collaboration with CIBC is currently offering a $20,000 award to help a current Canadian student pay for school. The award is not merit based and is open to all students. In addition to the $20,000 for school it contains a whole host of other awards that make a student's life easier. Students can register to win the scholarship here:


The 2013 International Exchange Fair Night is being held on Monday November 4th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Atrium of the Bioscience Complex. Students will have the opportunity to speak both with exchange students from abroad studying at Queen's and also Queen's students who have just returned from exchange. Another session will be held Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30- 7:30 in Kingston Hall, Room 101.


Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:
Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge, Craine 214. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:

Friday, November 1st, 2013: Dr. Joanne Wood (University of Waterloo). Topic: "Self-protective yet self-defeating: The paradox of low self-esteem people's self-disclosures"

Friday, November 15th, 2013: Dr. Karim Nader (McGill University)

Friday, January 31st, 2014: Dr. Sherry Stewart (Dalhousie University)

Friday, February 7th, 2014: Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater (University of Victoria)

Friday, February 28th, 2014: Dr. Lori Brotto (University of British Columbia)

Friday, March 14th, 2014: Dr. Friederike Schurr (New York University)

Friday, March 28th, 2014: Dr. Emily Butler (University of Arizona)


SRDC is seeking a dynamic researcher for our Toronto office. The successful candidate will contribute to several large-scale, innovative social policy research initiatives. Current initiatives include projects involving: policy analysis, formal program review, design of system-wide performance measurement and evaluation frameworks, rigorous program evaluation and the development of alternative service delivery and outcomes-based funding models. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 8, 2013. Please see this link for more information:

Saskatchewan University of Arts & Science is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in Human cognitive neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014. All areas of human cognition neuroscience are invited to apply, with preference for a researcher who can forge productive links with faculty in the Cognition and Neuroscience program (e.g., brain laterality and imaging, reading and numerical cognition, thinking and reasoning, fMRI and ERP) and other areas of graduate programming in the department (Clinical Psychology, e.g., neuroscience in clinical populations;  Applied Social Psychology, e.g., neuroscience of discrimination; or Culture and Human Development, e.g., cultural neuroscience) Review of Applications begin November 30, 2013. Please submit to Lorin Elias, Head Department of Psychology College of Arts and Science University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada   S7N 5A5 Phone (306) 966-6668, Fax: (306) 966-6630

The University of California, Riverside is seeking to hire a new faculty member in the area of Developmental Psychology. Area of specialization is open, but they are especially interested in candidates that can contribute to current strengths in culture, context, and biological/familial contributions to cognitive or social development. The position beings July 1, 2014. Applications are due by December 5, 2013. For more information, please see

California State University; Northridge has a faculty position open for the rank of Assistant Professor. They are interested in individuals who have a strong educational and research background in clinical psychology and subspecialty training in neuropsychology or biopsychology as applied to human populations. Screening will begin November 8, 2013. Submissions are preferred by e-mail to

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada with financial needs to complete their studies. The aim is to assist women with financial needs to complete their studies leading to careers that will improve the quality of women’s lives. More information, and a link to the application, can be found here: The deadline for this year’s competition is January 31, 2014.

Ryerson University, Department of Psychology has openings for two sessional instructors to teach sections of their undergraduate course on the Psychology of Addictions (PSYC215) during the Winter 2014 term. For more information click here.

The University of Calgary, Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Determinants of Healthy Development. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a successful and externally funded program of research in healthy development. Excellent candidates with active research programs in any area of healthy development will be considered. The position involves teaching, research, and supervision of graduate students. For more information click here.

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