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WEEK of  07 September 2012

UPCOMING ORALS(all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted).

Friday

September 7, 2012

1:00pm

Nida Latif, MSc. Oral.  Movement correlation as a nonverbal cue in the perception of affiliation in the thin slices of behaviour.  Supervisors:  Dr. Kevin Munhall and Dr. Monica Castelhano.  External Examiner:  Dr. Greg Lessard, Department of French Studies.
Wednesday September 19, 2012  10:00am Amanda Maracle, MSc. Oral. Behavioural and Neurological Changes Associated with Sucrose Bingeing. Supervisor: Dr. Cella Olmstead.  External Examiner: Dr. Alastair Ferguson, Biomedical & Molecular Sciences.  

Monday

September 24, 2012

8:00am

Laura Best, PhD. Oral.  Early Social Behaviour in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.   Supervisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Kelley.  External Examiner:  Dr. Nancy Hutchinson, Faculty of Education.
Wednesday October 10, 2012 9:30am Heather McCuaig Edge, PhD. Oral.  Peer Involvement in Traditional and Electronic Bullying.  Supervisor:  Dr. Wendy Craig.  External Examiner:  Dr. Martin Hand, Sociology Department.



MEETINGS
(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

September 13, 2012 Clinical Meeting 1:30p.m.
September 13, 2012 Priorities & Procedures Meeting 3:00p.m.
September 20, 2012 Departmental Meeting 3:00p.m.
September 27, 2012 Graduate Committee Meeting 3:00p.m.
October 4, 2012 Undergraduate Committee Meeting 3:00p.m.

Announcement from Provost Alan Harrison regarding The Deanship of The Faculty of Arts and Science: Dr. Alistair MacLean's term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science ends on June 30, 2013.  Dr. MacLean has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term as Dean. In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) will be established to advise the Principal on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Arts and Science and on the selection of the Dean.  Members of the University community are also invited to offer comments on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Deanship.  These comments should be submitted in writing to Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) via email found here. by September 14, 2012.  Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the Advisory Committee.  Suggestions of individuals who might serve on this committee may also be submitted by September 14, 2012.

NOTICE:  Humphrey Hall 3rd floor washroom (Kevin Munhall) To address the disparity in available washrooms for men and women in Humphrey Hall, the 3rd floor men's washroom will soon be changed to a women's washroom.  The current women's washroom beside this, which is a single, private washroom, will become a unisex washroom.  When the change officially happens, we will let you know and post large sings on the doors.  Mark Sabbagh has volunteered to be the hall monitor to help people break old habits and avoid embarrassing encounters.

AGSIP POTLUCK (Katherine Holshausen and Megan Mahoney)  Potluck will be held Friday, September 21st,  watch your inbox for more details!

NSERC DISCOVERY GRANT (DG) INFORMATION SESSION:
Friday, September 14, 2012, 10:30am to noon.  Location:  TBA.  The information session will include presentations by Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering), Cell Olmstead (Psychology) and Juergen Dingel (School of Computing). For deadlines and information click here.

2013 Annual German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Competition:
Call For Applications. Deadline for submitting applications directly to the School of Graduate Studies is October 9, 2012.  For complete instructions on how eligible students may apply click here .

CONFERENCES/LECTURES/SEMINARS

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY Department of Psychology Distinguished Speaker Dr. Nick Allen, will be giving a talk entitled:  The Social Neuroscience of Family Interactions:  A Window Into Adolescent Depression, on Monday, September 17, 2012, 1:00P.M. Jeffrey Hall, Room 118.  For abstract click here .  


QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY  Continuing Professional Development present - "Doc, I Can't Sleep" Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Donald Gordon Centre. Allistair MacLean will be begin the program with Introduction and Welcome at 8:45am.  Judith Davidson's talk "Taming the Restless Pillow: Treating Insomnia" begins at 9:00amFor full program details and registration, click here.

Humboldt Colloquium "Excellence in Research": Session for Early Career Researchers, November 2-4, 2012, Toronto. Call for Papers: Advanced PhD students and scientists and scholars who received their PhD degree fewer than 6 years ago are invited to submit an application to participate in the three-day colloquium and present a short paper during the workshops on November 3 and/or a poster during the poster session. Applications are accepted until September 7, 2012. For details click here.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

University of Toronto -invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Computational Cognitive Neurosciences.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.  Applicants must have earned a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2013 or thereafter.  All qualified candidates are invited to apply online click here.

University of Toronto -invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Social Psychology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.  Applicants must have earned a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2013 or thereafter.  All qualified candidates are invited to apply online click here.


University of New Brunswick - invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2013. The position is for an individual in any area of psychology who can teach statistics, including multivariate statistics, at the graduate level. Individuals in Aging, Addictions, Forensic Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Applied Learning, or Performance and Motivation are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D.in Psychology (or near completion). Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, recent reprints or preprints, a statement of research interests, and a statement demonstrating teaching excellence or potential, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Sandra Byers via email.

   

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