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Queen's University

WEEK of  23 October  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.

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

Nov.  5, 2009
Clinical Meeting
1:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2009
Undergraduate Meeting
3:00 p.m.
Nov. 12, 2009
 Priorities & Procedures
3:30 p.m.
Nov. 19, 2009
 Departmental Meeting
3:30 p.m.
Nov. 26, 2009
 Graduate Committee
3:30 p.m.

(Tess Clifford)

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]

Oct. 26 - Dr.Raphael Braga Electroconvulsive Therapy:Current State and Historical Misconceptions
Nov. 9 - Dr. Meredith Chivers
Gender Differences In Sexual Response
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

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.

 MSc  PhD
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)

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

  • Friday, November 6: Professor Steve Spence, University of Waterloo. "Not All Automatic Associations are Created Equal: How Implicit Attitudes and Normative Evaluations are Shaped by Acculturation and Affect Educational Achievement and Intergroup Relations."
  • Friday, November 27: Professor Xinyin Chen
TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK DAY (Queen's University)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - Human Resources is excited to coordinate a special event for Grade 9 students who wish to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day at Queen's University.  For further information please go to website:

The Summer Work Experience Program, launched in 1995, is now entering its 15th year. Funded through the undergraduate portion of the Student Assistance Levy, the program encourages the creation of on-campus summer jobs that provide Queen's undergraduate students valuable experiences. Deadline for submission of SWEP job proposals from employers is November 15, 2009. You will need an id and password specific to MyCareer to post a job. Further information is available at

Please note that the McLaughlin Hall parking lot will be closed Monday, October 26th from 6:00 am until 11:00 am.


Please visit and consider submitting a Call for Papers.   Our site  provides you the opportunity to see who we are and what we are working toward.  Extended due date for submissions -  NOVEMBER 5, 2009.

Centre for Neuroscience Studies.  Dr. Christian Beaulieu, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta will speak on "Diffusin tensor imaging of the brain in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder".  Wednesday, October 28th at 4:00 p.m. Botterell Hall, Room B143.

Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar. Speaker: Dr. Elaine Petrof, Department of Medicine & GIDRU, Division of Infectious Diseases. Topic: Probiotic Bacteria and Their Effects on Intestinal Epithelial Cells.  Monday, October 26, 2009, 3:30 p.m. Botterell Hall, Room B147.

The Mood & Anxiety Disorders 9th Annual Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 14  and will be held at the Donald Gordon Centre. Great student rate.  Registration brochure is attached.

Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle East Sussex, England (Queen's University). Part-Time Lecturers required for the following terms: Spring 2010 (May to mid-June), Summer 2010 (mid-June to mid-July). Applicants should state the area(s) in which they wish to teach and whether they are currently eligible to work in the United Kingdom.  Deadline for applications is 9th November 2009.  See attachments: Hiring and application information.
University of Toronto, Scarborough.  Multiple academic positions in Psychology - four tenure-stream in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, clinical and behavioural neuroscience. Details.  Appointments will be at the rank of assistant professor and will begin on July 1, 2010. Closing date for applications is November 15, 2009.  For more information please go to website:

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychology.  Applications are being accepted for a tenure-track position in clinical psychology at the Assistant Professor rank, effective July 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted until  November 15, 2009, or until the position is filled.  For further information, please see

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. Applications will be accepted/reviewed until the position is filled.


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