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WEEK OF March 16, 2018

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Hazardous Waste Pickup

The Hazardous Waste Disposal Request submission process has also been updated.  The new waste forms can be accessed by going directly through our website still located at and clicking on the Waste Disposal tab. Only one item can be submitted at a time for all forms and a new form will need to be created for another item, with the exception of the Chemical Waste Disposal form. This form includes an option to submit a larger number of chemicals in an Excel spreadsheet. The sheet can be downloaded from the Waste Disposal page under Waste Disposal Forms. This will allow an unlimited number of chemicals to be submitted at once. Once you have entered all chemicals into the excel spreadsheet you can go to the Chemical Waste form and upload the file near the bottom of the form. The top part of the form does not need to be filled out as all necessary information will be included on the excel spreadsheet. Email Tom Martinek for more information.

Conferences and Talks

Queen's Health Interprofessional Society is holding its inaugural interprofessional conference this March! The conference will consist of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities and a case series where you work on and showcase a patient case with an interprofessional team. There will also be a networking social event following the conference where you can connect with fellow health professional students and early career professionals, at The Merchant Tap House! This event is FREE; spots are limited and are first come first serve! More information To register (Free!): 

Dr. Ulrich Hegerl will be visiting Queen’s from May 14-16, 2018 and will be available for meetings on May 15th and 16th. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl is a highly sought-after expert in suicide prevention. Faculty and researchers interested in meeting with Dr. Hegerl are asked to contact Dr. Thomas Rotter ( More information (PDF, 109 KB)


PRESENCE AND SELF-COMPASSION IN PSYCHOTHERAPY: A FOUNDATIONAL APPROACH FOR THERAPISTS AND CLIENTS - Dr. Chris Germer & Dr. Shari Geller, Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12, 2018 - Join leaders in the field for a 2-day workshop on Mindful Self-Compassion and Therapeutic Presence. This first-of-its-kind workshop will show clinicians how to cultivate a combination of presence and self-compassion in their own lives, in the therapy encounter, and to facilitate these skills for clients. More information (PDF, 453 KB)

INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY - Dr. Jeroen van Merriënboer: Wednesday, March 28th at 2:00pm - Dr. van Merriënboer has been trained as an experimental psychologist at the VU University Amsterdam and received a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University of Twente (1990). His main area of expertise is learning and instruction in the health professions, in particular instructional design and the use of new media in innovative learning environments. The talk will take place in the main floor lecture theatre at the School of Medicine. More information (PDF, 336 KB)

EMOTION FOCUSED THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: June 13 - 15, 2018 - The clinic is pleased to host an EFT for Children and Families Institute geared to all clinicians. This 3-day Institute will give registrants solid grounding in the skills required to engage parents in the treatment process for a child and to work more directly with emotions in child and/or parent treatment. Participants receive in-depth skill training through a combination of seminar, experiential exercises, video demonstrations, live modeling, case discussion, and coaching of practice sequences. More information (PDF, 295 KB)

REGIONAL ASSESSMENT AND RESOURCE CENTRE: April 9, 2018 - The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre is sponsoring an all-day workshop by Dr. Stuart Shanker who is presenting on problems with self-regulation in young adults. He will talk about his research and, most importantly, how to support and assist students with self-regulation difficulties once they are in the high school or postsecondary system. He is a world-renowned researcher and author, so it promises to be a very educational day. Anyone interested in attending or for more information should contact Marie McCarron at or call RARC at 613-533-6311 More information (PDF, 185 KB) Registration form (PDF, 229 KB)

Health and Safety and Mental Health

SAFETY IN FIELD AND/OR OFF-CAMPUS RESEARCH WORKSHOP 2018 - A workshop designed for all researchers who are responsible for the safety of students and staff who work under their supervision and for all students who are or will be doing field and/or off-campus research. More information (PDF, 356 KB)

  • April 16, 2018 (Monday)

To register please send an e-mail to

MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES - Student Wellness Services is happy to let you know that registration is open for the Winter/Spring 2018 Mental Health Training opportunities, which includes our newest program: safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training More information (PDF, 177 KB)

FIRST AID & CPR (STANDARD LEVEL - 2 DAYS) - You are eligible for Standard 2-day First Aid if you have never taken First Aid, or your certification has expired. Standard (2-day) First Aid training will be offered on the following dates:

  • April 17 & 18 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website:

FIRST AID & CPR (REFRESHER - 1 DAY) - You are eligible for Standard 2-day First Aid if you have never taken First Aid, or your certification has expired. Standard (2-day) First Aid training will be offered on the following dates:

  • March 19 (Monday)

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website:

WHMIS.2015 - 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.

  • March 27 (Tuesday) - 9:30-11:30 am

Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website:

You can find a complete list of the training and quizzes available on our website:

Job Opportunities

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

TEACHING ASSISTANT (ONLINE) - Department of Psychology, Queen's University More information
These teaching assistantships are for the support of online PSYC 100 and PSYC 271 courses.Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 work week, and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements. Experience with learning management systems (eg onQ) and videoconferencing software (eg Adobe Connect) would be an asset. Application deadline: April 3, 2018 at noon

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (tenure track position) in Neuromechanics - Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo More information (PDF, 139 KB)
The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of neuromechanics. In special circumstances, qualified candidates who are at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered. The start date will be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated. Application deadline: May 1, 2018



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