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WEEK OF November 8, 2013

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

November 14, 2013

Policies & Procedures Meeting


November 21, 2013

Departmental Meeting


November 28, 2013

Graduate Committee Meeting


UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted).

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".

Friday November 15, 2013

Time: 1:00pm

Jessica Ginting Ph.D. Oral Thesis Examination Supervisor: Dr. Dean Tripp. "Social Support in Chronic Pelvic Pain Samples: The Stress-Buffering Model and Gender Differences".

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

CONGRATULATIONS! to Dr. Caroline Pukall (On behalf of Dr. Rick Beninger, the PSYC DSC, and the PSYC Undergraduate Office). Dr. Pukall is the recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award.  The Undergraduate Teaching Award is "To recognize outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level" nominated by the undergraduate students in the department, and is specific to Caroline's excellence in teaching PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality in fall 2012. She will be presented with the award at a Teaching Awards Reception through the Centre for Teaching and Learning in late November, and her name will be added to the plaque on the second floor of Humphrey Hall.


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 15th, 2013: Dr. Karim Nader (McGill University). Talk: Memory As A Therapeutic Target.

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

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

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

Friday, March 14th, 2014: Dr. Friederike Schurr (New York University). Talk: The Calculus Of Priors: Estimating Probability In Stable And Dynamic Environments.

Friday, March 28th, 2014: Dr. Emily Butler (University of Arizona). Talk: Temporal Interpersonal Emotion Systems: The "Ties" That Form Relationships.


The University of California, Riverside, Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the systems neuroscience area, beginning July 1, 2014. The Ph.D. degree is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Review of completed applications begins January 17, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. For more information click here.

The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Social Science
invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier II Canada Research Chairs, the candidate will hold a PhD (obtained within the last ten years), and will be an outstanding emerging scholar who has demonstrated innovation with the potential to achieve international recognition within five to ten years. The candidate must propose an original research program that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. The competition is open to both Canadian and international candidates. The successful candidate will hold a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as qualifications and experience warrant, with a starting date of July 1, 2015 or later. Review of applications will commence on January 17, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information click here.

Wilfrid Laurier University, Psychology Department
invites applications for two  tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval. One is in the Behavioural Neuroscience area. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2013. For more information click here. The other is in Developmental Psychology. Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2014. For more information click here.

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


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