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Queen's University

WEEK of  20 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.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 10:00 a.m.
 PhD oral- Danielle Shelley. Thinking and Doing: Attributions and Coping of Individuals and Their Friends that are Associated with the Continuity of Victimization and Bullying. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Zopito Marini, Brock University.
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. 10:00 a.m.
 PhD oral - Tonya Bauermann. Sleep Problems, Sleep Hygiene, and ADHD Symptomatology in Young Adults.Supervisor: Dr. A. W. MacLean. External Examiner: Dr. Roger Godbout, Université de Montréal.

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)
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.


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
Dec. 7- Dr. Meredith Chivers
 Gender Differences In Sexual Response
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".Refreshments will be available prior to the talk.

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

    The Dalhousie Graduate History Society "History Across the Disciplines" Conference: Guts, Glamour and Gossip.The Dalhousie Graduate History Society invites graduate students from all branches of the Humanities and Social Sciences to submit proposals for our 13th annual ‘History Across the Disciplines' Conference, to take place at Dalhousie University  from March 19th to 21st, 2010. The theme of this year's conference is ‘Guts, Glamour and Gossip.'  Interested applicants should submit a 250-word abstract along with their area of study, degree level/year, and  contact information by January 15th to Presentations are between 10 to 15 minutes each, so papers should be no more than 8 pages in length. In order to be considered for the John Flint Prize for best paper/presentation, including a $250 honorarium, finished papers must be received by February 5th.

    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.

    Biology Seminar - Ken Storey, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Carleton University will speak on "Mammals on ice: molecular secrets of winter hibernation". Friday, November 27th at 12:30 p.m. Room 3110, Biosciences Complex.


    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

    Psychology Positions
    within the Correctional Service of Canada.  The Correctional Service of Canada is seeking to fill a number of Psychologist vacancies within the Ontario region.  For further details please see the attachment.

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