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Queen's University


WEEK of  10 September  2010 

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

Sept. 14,2010

1:30 p.m.                       

Kristen Dunfield, Ph.D. Oral. Redefining Prosocial Behaviour: The Production of Helping, Sharing, and Comforting Acts in Human Infants and Toddlers. Supervisor: Dr. V. A. Kuhlmeier.  External Examiner: Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois, Concordia University.
Sept. 17, 2010
3:00 p.m.

Lindsay Lavictoire, MSc Oral.  Affective Dynamics of Rejected Children in Triadic Peer interactions in early Childhood. Supervisor: Dr. Thomas Hollenstein. External Examiner: Dr. Jean Cote, Department of Kinesiology.
Sept. 20, 2010 1:00 p.m.

Alexandra Sutherland, Ph.D. Oral. The Roles of School Climate and Peers in Bullying. Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Tina Daniels, Carleton University.
Sept. 20,2010

4:00 p.m.
Andrew Mouck, MSc. Oral. Cognitive Training with Video Games: The Role of Target Presentation Rate and Maximum Target Eccentricity. Supervisor: Dr. Daryl Wilson. External Examiner: Dr. Gunnar Blohm, Department of Physiology.
Sept. 21, 2010
9:00 a.m.

Kevin Rounding, MSc. Oral. Compounding Effects of Dysphoria and Delay on Eyewitness Identification. Supervisor: Dr. Jill Jacobson. External Examiner: Dr. Fiona Kay, Department of Sociology.
Sept. 21, 2010

3:00 p.m.
Sylvia Magrys, MSc. Oral. Exploring the relationship between acute intoxication, stress reactivity and alcohol expectancies. Supervisor: Dr. Cella Olmstead. External Examiner: Dr. Michael Kawaja, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
Sept. 23, 2010
10:00 a.m.

Rana Pishva, MSc. Oral.  The Impact of Violation of Linguistic Expectations on Children's Perceptions of Helpfulness, Knowledgeability and Information Seeking Behaviour.   Supervisor: Dr. Stanka Fitneva. External Examiner: Dr. John Kirby, Faculty of Education.



(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

 Sept. 16, 2010
 Clinical Meeting
1:30 p.m.
 Sept. 16, 2010
 Departmental Meeting
3:00 p.m.
 Sept. 23,2010  Graduate Committee Meeting
2:30 p.m.
 Sept. 30, 2010
 Undergraduate Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety will be offering 2 First Aid training sessions this fall. These courses are open to all Queen's graduate students, staff, and faculty.The dates of the courses are:  Sept 28 & Oct 1, 2010 and Nov 9 & 12th, 2010. All courses run from 08:30 am to 4:00 pm (both days) and will be conducted in Room B176 (Seminar Room) Mac/Corry Hall. You may register for these courses by going to  There is no charge for this course, however, a valid account code is required to register. We require two days notice if you wish to cancel. Departments will be charged $50.00 for cancellations without required notice or 'no-shows'. 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees, or supervisors of employees, who work with or who are in the proximity of chemicals receive WHMIS training.  The courses are open to all Queen's students, graduate students, staff, and faculty.  Course dates are: Tuesday, September 28 and Thursday, October 14. You may register for this course by going to

Graduate Students
are hereby invited to submit manuscripts to the New School Psychology Bulletin <>  an Open Access, peer-reviewed research journal created and operated by graduate students in New York City.  Please visit to learn more about the journal.

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.  More information and a link to the application can be found at 
Making the walls Porous: Teaching an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program Course hosted by the Faculty of Arts & Science, Queen's University.  Friday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m., Dunning Hall Room 11.  Information session.

The Department of Philosophy presents The Graham Kennedy Memorial Lecture "The Structure of Intergenerational Cooperation". Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. Watson Hall, Room 517.  Reception to follow at the University Club.  Everyone Welcome.

Learning & Leadership Centre, Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario, October 18 and 19, 2010.   A Two-Day course with Michela David, Ph.D.,C.Psych.  See attached for details.

6th World Congress.  World Institute of Pain, Seoul, Korea, April 29 - May 1, 2011.  Call for Abstracts.   Abstract submission deadline is November 16, 2010. For further details please go to website:
5th Educational Conference. Mental Health Services for Visible Minority Groups: Contextual Priorities and Community Partnerships. Thursday, November 4, 2010. Don Valley Hotel & Suites, Toronto, Ontario.    For further information please email:
AGSIP will be holding a bake sale on Tuesday, September 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the lobby of Humphrey Hall.  Please come out and support AGSIP.


Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in human cognition at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2011.  See attached for further details.

Department of Psychology at Carleton University
  invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2011.  Initial screening will begin on November 1, 2010.Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to

Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo  invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant professor level in their CPA and APA accredited  Clinical Psychology program. They also have positions in Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Click on the links for further details.

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