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Queen's University

WEEK of  04 September 2009

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)

Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Christine Lackner M.Sc. Oral.  Preliminary Investigations of Dopaminergic Contributions to Preschoolers' Theory of Mind Development.  Supervisor: Dr. Mark Sabbagh. External Examiner: Dr. Doug Munoz, Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen's University.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 10:00a.m. Stephanie Boyer M.Sc. Oral. The Relationship Between Pain Sensitivity and Vasocongestion due to Sexual Arousal in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia.Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Pukall. External Examiner: Dr. Catherine Cahill, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen's University.

Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2:00p.m. Anne Claire LaRochette M.Sc. Oral. Bullying in a Multicultural Context: The Influences of Race, Immigrant Status and School Climate.Supervisor: Dr. Wendy Craig. External Examiner: Dr. Shehla Burney, Faculty of Education, Queen's University.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Danuta Rajska. Ph.D. Oral. Prediction of Social Competence and Social Integration in Children with or at-Risk for Intellectural Disability.  Supervisors: Dr. Patricia Minnes and Dr. Maurice Feldman.  External Examiner: Dr. Jim Bebko, York University.

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:00a.m. Jessica Flynn MSc Oral. The Relations Between Emotional Acceptance and Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Girls.Supervisor: Dr. Tom Hollenstein. External Examiner: Dr. Kyra Pyke, Kinesiology, Queen's University.

The first meeting of the Clinical Brown Bag will be held on on Monday, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009   in Humphrey Hall Room 228 (Conference Room) at 12 noon - 1 p.m.  Clinical student reps (Sylvia, Vicki and Tess) will be presenting on "Milestones of the Clinical Program".

THANK YOU! Candace and Dan Hartley would like to thank everyone for all of the well wishes on the birth of their daughter Sophia Rose Hartley.


Queen's University will be participating in a videoconference information session with representatives from SSHRC, and with other Canadian universities, on Friday, September 11, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m., in Room A243, Faculty of Education, Duncan McArthur Hall, West Campus. Duncan McArthur Hall is a short 15-minute walk from main campus and bus service is available.  This session would be of interest to final year undergraduate students who plan to go on to graduate studies, as well as current graduate students, and staff and/or faculty who assist students prepare SSHRC scholarship applications.  (The School of Graduate Studies is grateful for the generous cooperation of the Faculty of Education and for the use of their videoconferernce classroom facility).  PLEASE NOTE:  SEATING IS LIMITED to around 60 people.


Wednesday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30p.m.,in Room 104, Richardson Laboratory, 88 Stuart Street.This session would be of interest to final year undergraduate students who plan to go on to graduate studies, as well as current graduate students, and staff and/or faculty who assist students prepare NSERC scholarship applications. PLEASE NOTE: SEATING IS LIMITED to around 80 people. Reservations/confirmations are not required, and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.,in Ellis Hall, Room 327. NSERC staff and Evaluation Group (EG) members will give a presentation on NSERC News and tips on how to prepare a Discovery Grant Application. visit Please contact Giovanna Crocco at


CIHR, NSERC AND SSHRC's Summer Program in Japan provides graduate students in Health Research, Social Sciences/Humanities, Natural Sciences and/or Engineering with a two-month research experience in a university, national laboratory or institute in Japan. The application deadline for this program is November 3, 2009. For more information on the program, please see , under "Find funding" - "View current opportunities" - "Other: Summer Program in Japan". See Attachment  for details.


If you are working on a research project that could lead to improve nutrition behaviour among the Canadian population or if you would like to start a project that involves evaluation of nutrition education strategies and communication practices, you could be interested in this Grant-in-Aid program. Please contact Giovanna Crocco  For more information visit

A 60-page document "Improving Health Outcomes for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities: A literature review in the health status of children and youth with developmental disabilities within a population health framework" is now available on the following website:  The document was created by First Leadership Limited's Rae Roebuck, Marion Paquet and Judy Coultes-Macleod. If you wish to receive a hard copy please contact Vaso Charitsis at 

Biology Seminar. Donald Forsdyke, Department of Biochemistry, Queen's University will speak on "William Bateson and Evolutionary Theory". Friday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m., Room 3110, Biosciences Complex.

Diane Landry: The Defibrillators. Wednesday 30 September, 7 p.m. Chernoff Auditorium.  The performance will be followed by a short discussion and a reception.

CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM & SEMINAR SERIES, 2009-2010 (All events take place from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Chernoff 213)

  • Tuesday, September 15: Cultural Studies at Queen's: A Symposium. Speakers: Dia Da Costa, Global Development Studies; James Miller, Religious Studies; Frank Burke, Film; and Laura Murray, English. Afterparty: Merchant Tap House (6 Princess Street).
  • Tuesday, September 22: "Producing a Colonial Archive of the Modern State: Reflections on History and Theory".Speakers: Radhika Mongia, Department of Sociology, York University.
  • Tuesday, November 24: "Holding one's own: considering the affective grounds of property".Speaker: Eleanor MacDonald, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University.
  • Tuesday, March 16: "The Muslims of Christendom: Race and Religion in the Euro-Mediterranean Zone".Speaker: Adnan Husain, Department of History, Queen's University.

For more information contact: Samantha King,

Bereaved Children & Adults after Violent Death. September 24/25, 2009.
Columbus Centre, Toronto, Ontario.  For more information and registration information please go to website

Psychological Services London Health Sciences Centre presents: Christopher Peterson Ph.D., What Makes life Worth Living: Lessons from the Science and Practice of Positive Psychology. Friday, October 16, 2009. Hilton London, Ontario.  Email: psychLHSC@lhsc.on.cafor further information.

Ontario Psychiatric Association 2009 Fall Conference.  Dr. Nancy McWilliams - "A New Look at Paranoia: Understanding and Addressing Paranoid Dynamics across the Spectrum of Mental Health and Disorder."   Saturday, September 26, 2009, Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Please go to website further details.

4th Annual Educational Conference. Cultural Diversity & Mental Illness: From Fear of Exclusion to Freedom of Integration.Thursday, October 29, 2009. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.  Website: further details.

Two faculty positions in Clinical Psychology, ranks open, Stony Brook University.
  The Psychology Department invites applications for two positions, ranks open, for Fall, 2010. Applicants must have a record of first-rate research and be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates in all areas of clinical psychology will be considered. Preferences include candidates with expertise in child clinical psychology and candidates using genetic or neuroscience methods to address questions of clinical relevance.   Stony Brook has an excellent Psychology Department with a top-rated clinical program and a new neuroimaging center; the research environment is highly supportive, and we are a seaside community 60 miles from Manhattan.  Deadline for the position is October 15, 2009, or until the position is filled.  A vita, selected reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:  Clinical Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook,NY, 11794-2500. Information about the department can be found at  AA/EEO. 

Clinical Psychology - Term Position. Anticipated start date: July 1, 2010 or September 1, 2010.  The Department of Psychology at the University of Regina invites applications for a three-year term position.  Please note that electronic applications will not be accepted.  Review of applications will commence November 1, 2009. For more information

Maternity Leave Psychologist Contract, Ontario Correctional Institute. Currently have an opportunity for a psychologist, or a recent doctoral graduate, to apply for a contract position of up to 12 months to fill a psychologist position due to a one-year maternity leave. The Ontario Correctional Institute is a 220 bed, correctional treatment institute in Brampton, Ontario. The job is posted at   For more information contact Jim Cheston,Chief Psychologist, OCI at tel: 905-457-7050, ext. 265 or email:

Department of Psychology - Bishop's University.  Teacher required for 6 courses for the 2009-2010 term.  Please see attachedfor details.

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