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Queen's University

WEEK of  18 September 2009

ORALS (Humphrey Hall, Room 228 - Conference Room)

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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Annie Li. M.Sc. Oral. Exploring the ability to deceive in children with autism spectrum disorders. Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Kelley. External Examiner: Dr. Dianne Groll, Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University.

Friday, September 25, 2009 at 11:00a.m. Jessica Flynn M.Sc. 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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Natalie Kalmet. M.Sc. Oral. Multiple Lineup Identification Procedure: Utility with Face-Only Lineups. Supervisor: Dr. Rod Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Lisa Dufraimont, Faculty of Law, Queen's University.

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all meetings are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)

 Sept. 24, 2009
 Graduate Committee Meeting
 3:30 p.m.
 Oct. 1, 2009
 Clinical Meeting
 1:30 p.m.
 Oct. 1, 2009
 Undergraduate Meeting
 3:00 p.m.
 Oct. 8, 2009
 Priorities & Procedures
 3:30 p.m.
 Oct. 22, 2009
 Departmental Meeting [note date]
 3:30 p.m.

Researchers within the firstthree years of their appointment at Queen's ( new researchers) are eligible to receive fundingonce per year to travel to present their significant scholarly work. Established researchers will be expected to fund such travel from their own research funds. However, established researchers will be eligible to receive funding  once every three years to attend  significant events where they present their work in the form of an oral paper or an original work and/or play an important role in the meeting. Award funds may be used to provide  partial support for travel, accommodation, meals and registration fees associated with an event where significant scholarly work is being presented. The normal maximum amount of a Travel Award will be $1,500. Funds will not be awarded for events that have already taken place. Funds will be transferred to awardees after the event has occurred upon presentation of appropriate supporting documentation. DEADLINES ( September 15th and March 15th : NOTE : the change in deadlines). Applications must be received by the Office of Research Services no later than 4:30 pm  September 15th and  March 15th of each year (fiscal year: May 1st to April 30th). For full application and guidelines, please visit:  


Brown Bags will be held on Mondays from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room (Humphrey 228).

Sept. 28,Sylvia, Vicki and Tess Milestones of the Clinical Program
This presentation is geared towards the incoming students , however, others may learn something from it.
Oct. 5 - Dr. Julie Blais
Licensing Exams and Supervised Practice from the Perspective of a Recent Graduate
Oct. 26 - Dr. Katherine Buell
Case Conceptualization Using the Child Case from the 2009 Oral Comprehensive Exam
Nov, 9 - Dr. Meredith Chivers
Gender Differences In Sexual Response

FALL TERM DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SPEAKERS (all lectures begin at 2:30 p.m. in BioSciences Room 1103 unless otherwise noted)

Friday, September 25: 
Professor Marc Hauser (Harvard University). The universal grammar of our moral judgments.
Friday, October 2: Professor Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan.  The Social Self and the Social Brain: A Perspective of Cultural Neuroscience.
Friday, October 23:Professor Katherine Burdick - TBA
Friday, November 6: Professor Steve Spencer
Friday, November 27: Professor Xinyin Chen

The Faculty of Arts & Science, International Programs Office presents an information session for students wanting to learn more about studying abroad.  All sessions are being held from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Macdonald Hall, Room 001 on: Monday, September 21, Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, October 7.

Upcoming QUASR Key meetings:

  • Sept. 23: QUASR Training: PeopleSoft Orientation Sessions Begin
  • Oct. 1 Queen's Board of Trustees Audit Committee
  • Oct. 5: Research Town Hall Information Session (Tentative)
For further information on the QUASR project please go to website:

Can you think of how some custom-made computer software could make your professional life easier?  Are you willing to interact with smart, energetic 4th-year Computing students, describe your software needs to them, and serve as a "client" till April next year?  If so, then you might just get that software for FREE. Please contat Jim Cordy at extension 36054 or email: for further information.


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

  • 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,

Physiology Seminar - Dr. Brian Amsden, Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University will speak on "Cell-Polymer Interactions in Biomaterials Development".  Monday, September 21at 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Botterell Hall, Room 449.

Teaching position  available in Department of Psychology, Queen's University for the winter term for January 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010.PSYC-300/1.0 Advanced Experimental Psychology.  Details attached.

Volunteers needed for the Queen's Visual Cognition Laboratory.  They are currently looking for  volunteer lab assistants who are enthusiastic about Cogntiive Psychology and want to learn more about Vision Research.  If interested, please contact Effie Pereira at

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