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WEEK OF September 13, 2013


MEETINGS
(Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted) 

September 19, 2013 Departmental Meeting 1:30pm
September 26, 2013 Graduate Committee Meeting 2:30pm

**Please note: Dr. Susan Mumm, Dean of Arts & Science will be visiting on September 19, 2013 during the Department Meeting which will be held from 1:30-3:30pm.**

The New School Psychology Bulletin (NSPB) Call for Peer Reviewers -The NSPB is currently seeking members for the 2013-2014 Editorial Board.  Deadline is September 19, 2013.  For more information click here.

Queen's School of English
- is looking for Conversation Partner Program volunteers for our ESL students. Responsibilities include:  Minimum one-hour weekly meeting with a group of 2-5 international students, Submit monthly reports and Be on time. A certificate confirming the number of hours you volunteered can be issued at the end of the session upon request. If you are interested in becoming a Conversation Partner, please contact Tracy Lott at lott@queensu.ca no later than September 23rd.

New Perspectives on the Psychology of Understanding
- Fordham University, with the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, invites proposals for the "New Perspectives on the Psychology of Understanding" funding initiative.  This $1.2 million RFP is intended to support empirical work in cognitive, developmental, educational, and other areas of psychology.  For more information click here and visit the website:  www.varietiesofunderstanding.com.

Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship -
offered by Cenovus Energy with The Delphi Group, CN, ARC Resources and GLOBE Foundation.  The scholarship will contribute to the advancement of new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership and the environment.  It will be awarded to two Canadian students who have completed at least two years of an undergraduate program, who best combine academic achievement and public environmental service.  In order to apply, students need to be nominated by their dean, another faculty member or community leader.  For more information click here. or visit the website for application and nomination forms: www.delphi.ca.

Fall 2013 Award Competitions
(School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University) - OGS, Master's level Tri-Council Canada Graduate Scholarships, and NSERC/SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships.  This is to update you on the status of our Fall 2013 awards competitions, for awards to be held in 2014-15.For update please click here.

Evidence for Democracy
is organizing "Stand up for Science" rallies in cities across the country to call on the Federal Government to make a strong commitment to science in the public interest and base decision-making on evidence and facts instead of ideology. The rallies are in response to the recent cuts to important scientific institutions, the shift of science funding towards the commercialization of research, and the censorship of government scientists in communicating their research to the public. The event will take place Monday, September 16 from noon to 1pm in front of Stauffer Library, Queen's Campus. Speakers include Ted Hsu, M.P. for Kingston and the Islands, Prof. John Smol, and Prof. Peter Hodson among others. To RSVP and for more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/297246783748951/. For more information on Evidence for Democracy and the campaign go to: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/civicrm/profile/create?gid=17&reset=1.

CONFERENCES/LECTURES/SEMINARS

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc. is offering the following workshops in Ontario this fall. Register early and save 10% if registration received 3 weeks prior to workshop. Save an additional 5% if you pay online. For list of workshops click here. For registration, more details, please visit our website at: www.ctrinstitute.com.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

McGill University Psychology Department, Cognitive/Cognitive Neuroscience - invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the academic year 2014-15. Review will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until suitable candidates have been identified.  For more information click here.

Hotel Dieu Hospital
is looking for a Psychologist for the Adult Mental Health Program. Please see the posting here: http://www.hoteldieu.com/2013-104 


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