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Weekly Memo Archive 

WEEK OF November 15, 2013

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

November 21, 2013

Departmental Meeting


November 28, 2013

Graduate Committee Meeting


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

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.


Queen’s University Research Services is offering a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) Information Session. Date: Monday, December 9, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Richardson Hall, Room 215

 Session Agenda

  1. Insight Development Grant Program Overview, including; Electronic grants management system and the Canadian Common CV.
  2. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Litrico, School of Business; Will share his application process experience as a 2013 IDG awardee.
  3. Dr. Theodore Christou, Faculty of Education; Will share observations as a 2012 & 2013 IDG Review Committee Member.
  4. Q&A

Click Here To Register

Mackenzie King Scholarship Competition for 2014-2015 DEADLINE TO SGS, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY:  Monday, February 3, 2014. Applications for the Mackenzie King Open and Travelling Scholarships are now available to download at the following website:    Applicants must submit their application directly to the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the Canadian university from which they most recently graduated or where they are currently enrolled.  Students may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both.

Early Years Conference: Shaping Childhood: Factors that Matteris being held January 31-February 1, 2014 in Vancouver, British Colombia. The conference will explore the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children’s development. Registration forms and more information are available at  

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:


 In partnership with Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI), the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, invites applications to fill an AGRI Research Chair.  This full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor will be effective July 1, 2014.  The Institute aims to achieve international recognition in gambling-related research. For more information on the Department of Psychology and the University of Calgary, please visit Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Please view the following  PDF for more information.

King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario, invites applications for: A probationary tenure-track appointment in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014, and A one-year limited term appointment in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2014, both subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, statement of research interests, and sample publications electronically, preferably in PDF format, to Dr. Lynne Jackson, Chair, Department of Psychology, at Queries about the position may be sent to The deadline for all materials to be received is December 15, 2013.

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. 

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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