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Weekly Memo

WEEK OF Monday, June 18, 2018

Please note that the Weekly Memo will now be updated on Monday of every week.
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Miller-Bruce Surface Parking Lot

Contractors, working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, are installing electric vehicle charging stations near Jackson Hall in the Miller-Bruce surface parking lot. Parking spaces and areas of the lot around Jackson Hall may be cordoned for excavation work and alternate driving routes may be necessary. Users may expect minor dust and noise disruptions from the work. Work is expected to continue through the balance of June 2018. A further notice will be sent out when the electric vehicle chargers are available for use. For more information, please contact Fixit by phone at ext. 77301 or by email.

Conferences and Talks

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF CONSULTANTS, COUNSELLORS, PSYCHOMETRISTS, AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE - September 20 thru 22 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel - Harbourfront in Toronto. Submissions from all sub-fields within Psychology are being accepted (see the attached flyer for more information). More informationCall for Posters (PDF, 634 KB)

RECIPROCAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PAIN AND NEGATIVE AFFECT: FROM PROTEINS TO PATHWAYS TO PATIENTS - Friday Aug 10th 2018, 11 am, Humphrey Hall Room 232. Speaker: Prof David Finn, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway. Hosted by Dr. Mary C. Olmstead


INTERMEDIATE COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES: BUILDING ON THE FUNDAMENTALS - September 17 and 18, 2018 - with Michela David, Ph.D., C. Psych. Register early. There is a lot of interest in this course, and numbers will be limited. More information (PDF, 411 KB) • Registration form (PDF, 324 KB) •

SLEEP CAMP FOR TEACHERS - July 5 thru August 2, 2018 - Learn effective strategies to reverse insomnia, including scheduling your sleep in a specific way, knowing what to do when you can't sleep and  how to calm a racing mind. Cognitive behavioural therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. Call Stacey at the clinic: 613 533-6021. Last day to register: June 25, 2018 More information (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Health and Safety and Mental Health

DISTRIBUTION OF NEW POLICY STATEMENTS AND HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION POLICY - Three new policy statements, as well as the Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for 2018 are now available on the Health and Safety boards, 2nd and 4th Floors, Humphrey Hall.

WHMIS.2015 TRAINING - 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 training is open to all Queen's students, graduate students, staff and faculty.  The session will be a maximum of two hours in length, and will require completion of an on-line quiz after the class.  The training will be held in the Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, Macintosh Corry, room B176, Lecture Theatre. The quiz will be processed and certificates issued via email, as a batch, upon successful completion.

  • June 21 (Thurs) 1:30–3:30pm

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website:

FIRST AID AND CPR (Standard Level 2-Day) TRAINING - This training is available to Queen's Staff, Faculty and Graduate students.  Training will be conducted in Faculty and Staff Learning Facility, located in Complex B176 of Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Seminar Room.  Training is scheduled to run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. There is no cost to attend this course, however, a valid account code is required to register.  You may need to obtain this account code string from your supervisor or administration of your department.

  • June 20 & 21 (Wed, Thurs)

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website

Job Opportunities

Please note that listings with no application deadlines will be posted in this memo for a maximum of 2 weeks.

Part-time Research Assistant, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Dr. Dorothy Kessler, Queen's University More information (PDF, 160 KB)
Dr. Dorothy Kessler is looking for a part‐time Research Assistant (casual) for up to 12 months to assist with the qualitative evaluation of the Integrated Parkinson’s Care Network program that is being piloted at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa. Posted here June 18, 2018

Full Time, Clinical Psychologist, RCMP Recruiting Division in Ottawa More information (PDF, 102 KB)
Calian is proud to work with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide healthcare services to current and prospective regular members.  Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs individuals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of regular members. The healthcare team located at 73 Leikin Drive in Ottawa, Ontario are seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join the team to provide occupational health services to current and prospective regular members. Posted here June 11, 2018



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