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Queen's University

WEEK of  2 October  2009

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

 Oct. 8, 2009
 Priorities & Procedures
 3:30 p.m.
 Oct. 22, 2009
 Graduate Committee
 2:00 p.m.
 Oct. 22, 2009
 Departmental Meeting [note date]
 3:30 p.m.
 Nov. 5, 2009
 Clinical Meeting
 1:30 p.m.
 Nov. 5, 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).

Oct. 5 - Dr. Julie Blais
Licensing Exams and Supervised Practice from the Perspective of a Recent Graduate
Oct. 26 - Dr. Katherine Buell
Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam
Nov, 9 - Dr. Meredith Chivers
Gender Differences In Sexual Response

Congratulations to the following Graduate students who will be convocating at Ceremony 3 on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in Grant Hall.

Stephanie Boyer (C. Pukall)

Chrissy Lackner (M.A. Sabbagh)

Anne-Claire Larochette (W.M. Craig)

Albert Lee (L.-J. Ji)

Annie Li (E..A. Kelley)

Megan Mahoney (M.C. Olmstead)

Ashley Murphy (W.M. Craig)

Hyunmo Pang (D.J.K. Mewhort)

Jeremy Stewart (K.L. Harkness)

Joanna Sue (W.M. Craig)

Talia Troister (R.R. Holden)

Leigh Turner (T.K. MacDonald)

Eliane Boucher (J.A. Jacobson)

Bonnie McNeill (R.R. Holden)

Jennifer Passey (J.A. Jacobson)

Danuta Rajska (P.M. Minnes/M.A. Feldman) Roy Spina (L.-J. Ji)

Nominations are being solicited for the Queen's University Chair in Teaching and Learning.  Submission deadline is November 30, 2009.  For further details and nomination guidelines please see attached. Website:

ANNOUNCEMENT (McMaster University)
Margo Wilson, Dept. Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University. HBES' great friendMargo Wilson passed away after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma. Margo's intellectual contribution to our field through her work with Martin Daly on homicide is an enduring classic. Her service to the society as President and as founding editor of EHB [Evolution and Human Behavior] with Martin was instrumental in growing the Society and Journal from small beginnings to enduring institutions. We will never forget Margo's big smile and her special kind of energy. It accompanied her casual conversations, her most acute scientific observations, her direct service, her dedication, and her ambitions for the society. We will miss her terribly.  [From Peter J Richardson, President of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)]

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The Special Recognition for Staff Award recognizes staff members who consistently provide outstanding contributions during their workday.  Nomination forms and the Policy and Procedure information are available on the web at   Deadline to submit nominations is  October 16, 2009.

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

  • Friday, October 23: Professor Katherine Burdick - Genetics of Major Mental Disorders:The role of cognition
  • Friday, November 6: Professor Steve Spencer
  • Friday, November 27: Professor Xinyin Chen

HealthAchieve 2009 one of the largest and most prestigious health care gatherings in North America, takes place on November 16, 17, and 18, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.  For more information visit:

The Early Years Conference 2010
- The Rights of the Child.  February 4-6, 2010 at the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C.   For Registration information please click here.

Department of Physiology,  Monday, October 5, Room 449 Botterell Hall, 11:30 a.m. Dr. Patricia Brubaker, Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology, University of Toronto will speak on "Intestinal Growth Effects of Glucagon-Like Peptide-2: A Double-Edged Sword?".

Joint Seminar Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology & Immunology. Thursday, October 8, 11:30 a.m., Botterell Hall, Room 920. Speaker: Michel Desjardins, Canada Research Chair in Cellular Microbiology, University of Montreal. "The role of autophagy in innate and adaptive immunity".

Teaching position  available in Department of Psychology, Queen's University for the winter term for January 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. PSYC-300/1.0 Advanced Experimental Psychology.  Details attached.
Post-Graduate College Programs Fair - Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Career Services, Information Area, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, Gordon Hall, Queen's University.

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