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WEEK of  29 October  2010    

(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

Nov. 4, 2010
Clinical Meeting
1:30 p.m.
Nov. 4, 2010
Undergraduate Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.
Nov. 11, 2010
Priorities & Procedures Meeting
3:00 p.m.
Nov. 18, 2010
Departmental Meeting
3:00 p.m.
Nov. 25, 2010
Graduate Committee Meeting
2:30 p.m.
A power shutdown has been scheduled for Saturday, October 30th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. that will affect Humphrey Hall, Craine Building, Kathleen Ryan and Summerhill.  This outage will affect ALL power to Humphrey and Craine. Elevators will be shutdown. Absolutely no one is allowed in the building during this power shutdown.

Dr. Alistair Maclean has indicated that he would like to be considered for a two-year extension to his current term as Dean. Please see the attached memo from Robert A. Silverman, Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic). Letters should be submitted to Bob Silverman by November 12, 2010.
MOODLE WORKSHOPS (Bobbi Kerlin-Smith)
For anyone who might be considering a switch to Moodle in January 2011, several introductory workshops are scheduled before the new year.

Introduction to Moodle - Wednesday November 10, 2010, Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Wednesday, December 7, 2010 , Wednesday, December 14, 2010 and
Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

You can get your first taste of Moodle by registering online for one of the above sessions.

  • Login to using your Queen's Net ID and password
  • you will be prompted to update your profile (just enter your first name)
  • you will then be prompted to enroll in the "ITServices Workshop Registration" (course)
  • select and register for a session on a date of your choosing

Ms. Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students) will be providing an information session about the Fulbright Canada opportunities on M onday, 1 November, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 351 in the JDUC. All students, scholars, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The following Fulbright Canada award opportunities are available:

Psychology Proseminar Series
- Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Yale University, Friday, November 5th, at 2:30 p.m. Dupuis Hall Room 217"Lost in Thought:The Perils of Rumination" (Rumination involves focusing on feelings of distress and problems in your life without taking action to solve those problems.)

Conference on Positive Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Health Professionals
.  Early bird deadline is November 1st.  Conference Date and Location:  Friday & Saturday, November 26 & 27, 2010. The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, B.C. For further details please go to website:

Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Thursday, November 4, 2010, Watson Hall, Room 517 @4:30 p.m. Seana Shiffrin (UCLA). "Lies and the Murderer Next Door". Everyone welcome.

Department of Psychiatry Special Presentation by Shavindra Dias, BA, MB BS, FRCPC.  Applicant for a position in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. "The Effectiveness of an Alcohol Education Program in Changing the Drinking Pattern in rural Sri Lanka". Thursday, November 4, 12:00 noon. Hotel Dieu Hospital, Johnson 1 Auditorium.  A light lunch will be provided.

A seasonal showcase. Sixty works from The Art Rental & Sales Gallery.  November 4-7, 2010. Showcase: 10-4:30 Thurs & Friday, 1-5 Sat/Sun. until 9 Thursday. University Avenue at Bader Lane. Refreshments served.

The Department invites you to attend the 3rd annual curling party, Friday, December 10, 2010, Royal Curling Club - Days Road, 3:00 curling til 4:15, 5:00 p.m. dinner. $10/Adult.  Start organizing your lab teams now! No prior curling experience required.  Contact Jane Dauncey for further information.

St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario , is advertising for a full-time, one year contract position for a psychologist to work with an excellent multidisciplinary, disease / pain management team in the Rheumatology Department. The job involves pre-admission assessments, individual and group therapy, disease education, pain management (relaxation training, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, assertive communication), relapse prevention, and treatment follow- up. In addition, the team provides community education for patients and health care professionals re: the treatment of rheumatological conditions (inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, scleroderma). Experience in health psychology and group therapy preferred. For more information, contact Dr. Warren Nielson 519-646-6100 x61038 or

Herstmonceux Castle Teaching positions. Attached is the advertisement and application information  for teaching positions at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England, for the Spring and Summer terms, 2011. The deadline for applications is Monday, 8 November 2010.For more information about teaching at the BISC and the hiring process, please visit the following website:

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