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WEEK OF October 11, 2013

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

October 17, 2013 Departmental Meeting 1:00pm
October 24, 2013 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm
**Please note: Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and Dr. Kim McAuley, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies will be visiting on October 17, 2013 during the Departmental Meeting which will be held at 1:00pm.**

Psychology Administrative Offices Closed - on Monday, October 14, 2013 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

2014-2015 Canadian Federation of University Women Fellowships and Awards (CFUW)
- funding of $83,500 is available for the academic year 2014-2015. For graduate women enrolled in Masters or PhD studies in Canada or abroad. Applicants must have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status in Canada. For more information, please go to the following:

Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Awards, 2014-15:

Announcements, Renewal Guidelines and Application forms.  These documents are also available on our website:

We would like to remind you of the following:  “All applicants must be prescreened as no more than two applications per award level (Master’s, Doctoral and Post Doctoral) are to be submitted by any one institution to a maximum of six applications per university”.

Autism Scholars Awards, 2014-15 Announcements and Application forms. These documents are also available on our website:

OWHS Awards Announcement-OWHS Renewal Announcement-OWHS Awards Application -OWHS Awards Renewal Form-Autism Award announcement-Autism Award Application


Strategies to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: a Presentation and Panel Discussion
- Todd Minerson, Artsci'95 is the Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign, the world's largest effort of men and boys to end men's violence against women. Join Queen's faculty, staff, students as well as Kingston community members to discuss strategies and mobilize efforts to combat gender-based violence. To be held on Thursday, October 17th, 7:30pm in Ellis Auditorium, Free Admission. Please click on abstract and poster.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Distinguished Lecture Series 2013/2014:

We have an excellent line-up for the 2013/2014 year, with two speakers presenting this fall, and five presenting in the winter. Details regarding each speaker and their lecture will be posted on the Department website:

For now please mark these dates in your calendar and share with your students.

Friday, November 1st, 2013: Dr. Joanne Wood (University of Waterloo).

Friday, November 15th, 2013: Dr. Karim Nader (McGill University).

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

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

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

Friday, March 14th, 2014: Dr. Friederike Schurr (New York University).

Friday, March 28th, 2014: Dr. Emily Butler (University of Arizona).

Talks are scheduled between 2:30-4:30 pm in BIOSCI 1103 and will be followed by refreshments in the Psychology Department Lounge.

WIDEN (Workshops for Inter-Discipline Exchange and Novelty) is a new initiative on campus, and is looking for speakers. WIDEN brings together three people from different fields to give casual, 10-15 minute presentations on a common theme, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. WIDEN first began at University of Toronto in 2009, and has expanded to York, Massey College, Ryerson, Scarborough campus of UofT, and now Queen's. For Interdisciplinary themes from past workshops see list here <>. We're looking for speakers (graduate students, professional students, undergrads, staff or faculty) who are willing to present a 10 minute talk on some aspect of their expertise on the following theses: Renewal, Water, Norm/Anti-Norm, Tools. If you're interested in speaking at a WIDEN event, please contact us at, and include your name, faculty, and short description of your proposed talk.

May 22-25, 2014 – San Francisco, CA, USA-The APS Convention
is the premiere international meeting dedicated to psychological science, featuring talks, symposia, and posters presenting the latest research across the field. At the convention you can meet distinguished scientists, learn about the latest research and methods, and network for tomorrow’s collaborations.

Call for Submissions:APS's convenient online system accepts symposium and poster presentations. 

  • Symposium submissions are accepted through midnight December 1, 2013, Pacific Standard Time.
  • Poster submissions are accepted through midnight January 31, 2014, Pacific Standard Time.

Submit now:

There will be a speaker night on Wednesday, October 9th. Dr. Taufik A. Valiante, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital will discuss the topic of epilepsy surgery. It will be held in Botterell Hall, Room B139.   For more information, visit If you would like to RSVP for the event, please e-mail

We invite you to attend "Complex Data and Analytics in Medical Research", a one-day symposium geared to researchers, faculty, and professionals in technology, medicine, and health care. The event will feature six renowned speakers in the field, bringing to you discussions on the latest advances.The symposium will take place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto, Ontario (108 Chestnut Street) on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. For more details visit: Registration is now available at:


Lab Research Assistant Position in conjunction with the Department of Psychology at Queen's University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, and the Program in Evolution of Governance at One Earth Future, we are looking to hire a research assistant with experience in psychological research for a casual, part-time position. The research assistant will perform the duties and hold the responsibilities outlined here, under the supervision of Drs. Daniel Krupp and Peter Taylor. The selected candidate will begin training next week (during the week of October 14th, excluding Thanksgiving day) and so must be available then.

The School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa
is accepting applications for four (4) tenure-track positions in the following areas of specialization: Child or Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Adult Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology, commencing July 1st, 2014. Interested candidates should apply by December 10, 2013. Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit our website.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta
has an opening for a full-time Faculty Lecturer. Faculty Lecturer positions are for five-year renewable terms. Contracts may be renewed, contingent upon the finance and program needs. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory psychology and undergraduate courses in clinical, abnormal and personality psychology. Consideration of applications will commence on December 1st, 2013; however, this competition will remain open until filled. For more information please click here.  

The Department of Psychology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Developmental Psychology at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. For more information click here.

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University
( invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in SOCIAL/PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2014 from candidates whose primary research interests are focused on issues within social/personality psychology (broadly defined) and complement those of existing faculty. In addition to a curriculum vitae and cover letter, applicants must submit electronically a statement of professional interests and goals regarding teaching and research and up to three representative reprints or preprints at Please arrange for the electronic submission of at least three letters of reference. Inquiries and letters of reference should be directed to Dr. Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Search Committee Chair, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough  invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in the fields of: Social Psychology (#1301313) and Developmental Neuroscience  (#1301323). The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2014. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the  University of Toronto Faculty Careers Page at and submitting your application online. Please refer to the job posting numbers above and pay close attention to individual closing dates and application requirements.

Social Psychology - Job Posting 1301313

Closing date: November 12, 2013 Developmental Neuroscience - Job Posting 1301323

Closing date: November 13, 2013 For more information about the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough please visit our home page:>.

The Department of Psychology of  McGill University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology with an anticipated starting date of Sept. 1, 2014.  An ideal candidate will be conducting research in a major area of psychopathology. For more information please see this  link.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing on July 1, 2014 in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD). The closing date will be November 15, 2013. All application materials should be submitted online at: For more information please click here.

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