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Queen's University

WEEK of  30 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.


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. 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

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." (Light Refreshments will be available prior to the talk.)
  • Friday, November 27: Professor Xinyin Chen
This is an inter-disciplinary reading group that meets roughly biweekly to discuss short, current, papers on hotly debated areas of cognitive science. First meeting of the term will be Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 4:00 at Grad Club upstairs, somewhere quiet).  Wednesday's topic will be a short piece by Charles Kemp and Joshua B. Tenenbaum called "The Discovery of Structural Form".  Please go to website to subscribe and to download the paper for this meeting.
Please note: for those who submit hours for the Monthly Payroll system:  November 9  is the deadline to submit hours or for new hires to be paid on Nov. 30.   December 1 is the deadline to submit hours or for new hires to be paid by Dec. 31.

Biweekly Payroll: November 3:  for pay period Oct. 18-Oct. 31 .  November 13: for pay period Nov. 1 - Nov. 14 - I NEED THE HOURS BY 12:00 NOON!

Deadlines regarding QUASR:  November 10
is the last day to submit travel claims/reimbursements or pay bills until the new system starts. November 16: Last day to submit a PURCHASE ORDER request and November 19: Last day for deposits.
Changes in the way the Conference Travel Awards by the School of graduate Studies have been administered and our new form for the Award is now on our Forms web page (  Note that upon your return from the conference, please send an email to Sara Gillespie confirming your attendance etc.


Any person who is planning to continue to post-doctoral studies or has a faculty appointment in a recognized Ontario university may apply for one of the prizes. In 2010, the prizes have a value of $20,000 each.  For further information please see the attachments: 1) Information   2) Application.

Attached please find the application form and announcement outlining the terms and conditions of the award, for the 2010-2011 Autism Scholars Awards.  Further information is also available from
The Psychology Support will be filling two shoe boxes - 1) for a boy aged 5-9 and 2) for a girl aged 5-9.These boxes will be sent to Third World Countries.  Some of the items needed are: school supplies, toys, t-shirts, and hygiene items.  The shoe boxes are located in the General Office, H232.  Further information is attached.  Thank you for your anticipated support.


Centre for Neuroscience Studies.  Dr. Richard Bergeron, Psychiatry and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa will speak on "The role of NMDA receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders"Wednesday, November 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Botterell Hall, Room B143.

Dr. Andrew Craig, Department of Biochemistry, Queen's University will speak on "Involvement of F-BAR doman-containing adaptor proteins in cancer cell migration and invasion"Thursday, November 5, at 11:30 a.m. in Botterell Hall, Room 920.

CBT Training in Kingston, Ontario, April 2010. This two-day course 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. Details attached.

Tenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, HEC Montreal (Business School affiliated to the Université Montreal). 26-29 July 2010. For further information please go to website:
The Department of Psychology, Trent University, Peterborough invites applications for a 17-month limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The position will commence January 1, 2010.  The location for this appointment will be downtown Toronto and the Oshawa campus, not Peterborough. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2009.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Please send applications to: Dr. Elaine Scharfe, Chair, Department of Psychology, Trent University.  Email:


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