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Queen's University


WEEK of  6 May  2011

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

May 20 2011
1:30 p.m.
PhD Oral. Daniel Saunders Components of Biological Motion Perception.   Supervisor: Dr. Nikolaus F. Troje. External Examiner: Dr. Jay Pratt, University of Toronto.

CONGRATULATIONS(Ron Holden, Graduate Coordinator)

Congratulations to the following graduate students nominated for the Teaching Assistantship Prize in Psychology for 2010-2011: Claudia Tsui (205), Graham Raynor (203), Emma Dargie (202), Maya Gupta (300), Julie Burbidge (300), Amanda Maracle (300), Meghan Norris (501), Ashley Legate (100), Racheal Bosma (300), Jenn Bossio (300), Leigh Turner (300), and Katherine Holshausen (100). All nominees will be receiving a certificate from the department in recognition of their excellent work. The department thanks all of you for your diligence and excellence as indicated by the praise of the students you served. The winner of the Teaching Assistantship Prize in Psychology for 2010-2011 (valued at $400.00) is awarded to Julie Burbidge. We congratulate Julie on this well deserved recognition of her teaching excellence.


Thursday, May 26th at 4:30 p.m., Botterell Hall, Room 147.  Significant developments are underway at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that will affect all health researchers in Canada.  Queen's University health researchers have an opportunity to voice a collective response to these changes. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 24th to Jeananne Vickery, Office of Research Services at:

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees, or supervisors of employees, who work with or who are in proximity of chemicals receive WHMIS Training. The Queen's University Policy on WHMIS training states that employees must take WHMIS at Queen's and must retake the course if they originally took it prior to January 1, 2000. The courses will be held in the Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, Macintosh Corry, room B176, Lecture Theatre. The course is open to all Queen's students, graduate students, staff and faculty.  The session will be approximately two and a half hours in length, and will include an on-line quiz.  You must provide your Queen's Net  ID to access the on-line quiz.  For those people who do not have a Queen's Net ID, a hard copy quiz will be available.  The quiz will be marked and certificates issued upon successful completion. The next WHMIS course dates will be:

  • Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website,

The retail postal outlet located on the lower floor of the John Deutsch University Centre will close on 30 June 2011. Members of the Queen's community have several alternatives nearby, including Canada Post outlets at Princess and Division Streets and in Portsmouth village. More information will be posted to the Strategic Procurement Services website as it is available.

Undertake part of your postgraduate or postdoctoral research in Australia. Endeavour Research Fellowships provide up to AUS$23,500 for North American postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia. Applications are now open (closing on 30 June 2011) for Awards to be undertaken in 2012. Applications and further information are available at

Due to the construction on Union Street, the Richardson Stadium shuttle will be rerouted. The new route will be in effect from Monday, May 9 through to September 1, 2011. The schedule is posted at

Physiology Seminar presented by Dr. Jeffrey Wigle, Department of Biochemistry, University of Manitoba will speak on "Regulation of lyymphatic endothelial growth and differentiation by the homeodomain transcription factor Proxl". Friday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. Room 449, Botterell Hall.

Indigenizing Psychology Symposium: Integration of Teachings & Practice taking place June 1, 2011 (the day before the CPA convention) in Toronto.  A call for posters.  Please email name, title, and abstracts to

Fifth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Social Justice - Moving Forward. Deadline for abstract submission is September 14, 2011. Conference Date: April 18-21, 2012, Vancouver, B.C.  For further information email:

Trial Program Manager, University of Windsor, Ontario
. The position of Trial Program manager (TPM) will coordinate the research at three university sites for a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a recently developed sexual assault resistance education program for first year university women. Start date: July 4, 2011. Please see attached for further details.

Interested in teaching an Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's?
They are looking for someone to teach a one-day psych course, as part of their August 8-12 summer week. One day of teaching is five hours, and include a couple hours of pay for prep time. Most of their courses are taught by graduate students. See attached. More information on their programs can be found on their website http://esu.queensu.caIf you are interested please contact: Andy Mills, Manager, Enrichment Studies Unit at .

  Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank at Trent University, Department of Psychology, in the area(s) of developmental, social and/or health psychology. The position is subject to budgetary approval and will commence July 1, 2011. Please see attached.


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