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Queen's University

WEEK of  13 November 2009   

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)
Friday, Nov.27, 2009 9:00 a.m. 
PhD oral- Ricardo Flamenbaum. Testing Shneidman's Theory of Suicide: Psychache as a Prospective Predictor of Suicidality and Comparison with Hopelessness. Supervisor: Dr. Ronald R. Holden. External Examiner: Dr. Doug McCann, York University.
Thursday, Dec. 10
2009 2:00 p.m.

Location: H132
PhD oral - Sandra Alexander. Cognitive Responses to stress, depression, and anxiety and the relationship to ADHD (Attention Deficit).  Supervisor: Dr. Rod Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Lawrence Lewandowski, Syracuse University.
Tuesday, Dec.15, 2009   9:30 a.m. PhD oral- Anna Ebel-Lam. Cheating or Coping with Situational Constraints? How Contemplation and Construal Level Influence Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty and Cheating Behaviour. Supervisor: Dr. Tara K. MacDonald. External Examiner: Dr. Richard Eibach, University of Waterloo.

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
Nov. 19, 2009  Departmental Meeting
3:30 p.m.
Nov. 26, 2009
 Graduate Committee
3:30 p.m.
 Dec. 3, 2009
Clinical Meeting
 1:30 p.m.
 Dec. 3, 2009
 Undergraduate Meeting
 3:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Dean Tripp who is among 5 Queen's professors nominated for TVO's 2010 Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition, for their excellence in teaching and ability to engage students.  Good luck to Dean in his bid to make it to the next level as one of the 10 finalists. 


Brown Bags will be held on Mondays from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228). [Pizza at cost of $2/slice will be available] 

Nov. 30 - Dr. Paul Comper (Toronto)
 Psychologist as an Expert Witness
Jan. 11, 2010 - Dr. Katharine Buell
 Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam

FALL TERM DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SPEAKERS (all lectures begin at 2:30 p.m. in BioSciences Room 1103 unless otherwise noted)

  • Friday, November 27: Professor Xinyin Chen, University of Western Ontario will speak on "Social functioning and adjustment in Chinese and Canadian children".

    Principles of Academic Writing SGS -801 Winter Term 2010. Principles of Academic Writing will convene in the winter term of 2010. Just one, two-hour class per week, January through April.  Last year's course syllabus can be found on the Queen's University Writing Centre's credit courses webpage at:  (  There is no charge to students for this course, but permission of the instructor is necessary and enrolment is limited. For further information, contact Dr. Rosalind Malcolm, (613) 533-6315


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    Please note:
    MONTHLY STATEMENTS: starting for  December reporting, monthly statements will no longer be mailed to you. Each month you will need to loginto the Queen's portal aka: MyQueensU - located on;jsessionid=F3E8E09D8BABCDFFE67AAACF0273335C  (in the bottom left).  The statements will now be in EXCEL and easier to read, download and understand! You will only have access to the current month. You may assign a designate to also view your monthly statements.

    Wednesday, December 9th at the Royal Kingston Curling Club, 3:15 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. See flyer attached.

    CBT Training
    in Kingston, Ontario, Fundamentals (beginner) workshop course in November, 2009. Information and registration attached.  Coming soon- a two-day course that takes an in-depth look at thought record challenges and case examples, and introduces techniques to identify deeper patterns of thinking in the form of rules and schemas.   Further details attached.

    Cambridge University, United Kingdom 2-5 August 2010.
    OADD (The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) ) is inviting proposals for presentations and posters for its annual research conference, to be held Friday,   April 9th, 2010 at Yorkdale Holiday Inn. The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 15th, 2009. For more information please visit their website at
    Queen's Excavation at Humayma is now recruiting.   Volunteers will be responsible for their own airfare to Jordan.  Students may be eligible to register for course credit through CLST 408 (for which tuition fees are required).  Applications close December 5, 2009.  For additional information see

    The Department of Psychology at Grant MacEwan University invites applications for two new faculty positions, commencing July 1, 2010.  We are seeking applicants with specialization in (1) perception and (2) developmental, clinical, and/or social.  Closing date is December 15, 2009 and will continue until the positions are filled. Quote Competition No: 09.10.263  For further information contact the department chair, Dr. Russ Powell at

    Durham Catholic District School Boardhas a one-year full-time position (January 2010 to December 2010) with possibility of extension for a Psychologist, Psychological Associate, or Psychometrist.  Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m. November 27.  For further information, contact Dr. Ian Brown, Chief Psychologist at 1-877-482-0722 ext. 2109

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