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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK of  02 NOVEMBER 2012         



 (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

November 8, 2012 Priorities & Procedures Meeting 2:30p.m.
November 15, 2012 Departmental Meeting 2:30p.m.
November 22, 2012 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30p.m.
VPR Announcement -  Congratulations Dr. Cynthia Fekken has been appointed interim Associate Vice-Principal (Research) effective November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013. Dr. Fekken, who holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Psychology, all from Western University, joined Queen's University in 1983 and has since become a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Psychology.  Dr. Fekken has been an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science since 2001.  Her research interests focus on personality theory and psychological assessment, with recent work focusing on a malevolent set of subclinical personality traits known as the "Dark Triad".  Dr. Fekken is also a registered psychologist with the Ontario College of Psychologists and has consulted with a variety of professional, governmental and community organizations about psychological assessment systems. 

THE ONTARIO WOMEN'S HEALTH SCHOLARS AWARDS 2013-2014: DEADLINE TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES:  THURSDAY JANUARY 3, 2013 - Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a Scholar Awards Program in Women's Health has been established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent women's health scholars.  The community of women's health scholars fostered by this Awards program will excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge about women's health and its translation into improved health for women, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened health care system.  For 2013-2014, up to one award will be made at each of the Master's and Doctoral levels, and Postdoctoral level.  Announcements and Application forms in both English and French can be found here.


Queen's Talk -Childhood Obesity - Meme Drumwright will be speaking in the School of Business on Friday, November 9th in Room 102 (Formerly 304) from 1:00- 2:30pm. The topic of her talk will be ethics in Food and Beverage Marketing to Children and Adolescents in light of the obesity crisis.  Meme and Jerome Williams did two studies that are forthcoming as a chapter in Advances in Communication Research to Reduce Childhood Obesity- one is based on interviews with food company executives, public health experts, and academics working in the area, and the other is based on an analysis of trade association websites.

Department of Psychology Colloquium Series - As part of the Psychology Colloquium series and the seminar series for the Queen's University Group for Research in Reproductive and Developmental Origins of Health, Disability and Disease, Dr. Sari van Anders, Assistant Professor, Psychology & Women's Studies, Faculty Member, Neuroscience Program, Reproductive Sciences Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, ( will be visiting Queen's University to give a seminar entitled "Testosterone, Sexual Desire, and Gender/Sex", on  Friday, November 2, 2012, at 3pm, School of Medicine Building, Room 032A (lower lecture theatre).  For Dr. van Anders' abbreviated CV, click here.

University of Toronto, Psychology UTSC Colloquium - Dr. Marc H. Bornstein
, Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:00a.m., Room TBD.  "Toward a Behavioral Neuroscience of Parenting". For more information click here.

Queen's University - Vacancy for Associate Dean - Faculty of Arts and Science.
Due to the resignation of Dr. Cynthia Fekken on the occasion of her appointment as Associate VP (Research) there is a vacancy for the position of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science from January 1 2013 for a two and a half year term.  Faculty members, staff and students are invited to submit nominations (or self-nominations) of members of faculty within the Faculty of Arts and Science to serve in this position.  Preference will be given to a member of one of the science departments.  Nominations should be sent to Dean Alistair MacLean by Friday, November 16, 2012.


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