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Weekly Memo

Week of Monday, February 11, 2019

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Humphrey Hall Renovation Schedule

Demolition of Humphrey 117-122 has been postponed to Reading Week (February 19-22). The demolition will involve ceiling, walls and flooring.

Brand Survey of CPA

Participate in a Survey of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Services, Communications and Brand Positioning Activities. The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) has engaged the firm One Marketing to conduct a Brand Review of its services, communications and brand positioning activities. The Brand Review is comprised of two phases: Phase 1 involved phone interviews with members/affiliates and non-members/non-affiliates; Phase 2 involves a survey of the same groups.  Please participate in this important survey now; it will take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, and will close March 1st. Participate here

Queen's Psychology Clinic Insomnia Treatment Program

Help for insomnia! For adults struggling with trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, the Psychology Clinic at Queen’s Sleep Therapy Service has another insomnia treatment program starting soon. The 5-session program begins on February 21 at 5:30. Fees range from $20-$150 per session with rates geared to income. An initial consultation at the clinic is required beforehand. Interested people can self-refer using this self-referral form. More information (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Revved Up Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

Revved Up is launching a NEW exercise program for breast cancer survivors in Kingston. The program locations is the Revved Up Gym, 28 Division Street (Queen's University). This is a 12 week program. More information on this Revved Up program (PDF, 151 KB)

2019 USSRF Program

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) provides an opportunity for any continuing undergraduate students at Queen’s to develop their research skills under the guidance of a faculty researcher. More information (PDF, 359 KB)


Women in Science at Queen's - Discussing “Feminism and Science" - Dr. Sari van Anders, February 28, 2019, 10:00 am - This public lecture will be followed by a discussion/lunch with Dr. van Anders hosted by the newly founded Women in Science at Queen’s (WiSQ) group. To reserve your spot, email us  More information on this WISQ talk (PDF, 742 KB)

The History of the Clinical Trial - Dr. Joseph L. Pater Thursday February 14, 2019 - Presented by the John Austin Society, Dr. Joseph L. Pater, Professor Emeritus and previous Director of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group will speak at the University Club from 5:30 to 6:30pm More information on Dr. Pater's Talk (PDF, 755 KB)

Department of Psychology Distinguished Lecturer  Dr. Rui C. Campos, (University of Évora, Portugal) - Friday, March 15, 2019 - Continuing in our Distinguished Lecturer Series for the 2018-2019 season, Dr. Campos will deliver his lecture on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:30pm in Kinesiology 101. More information on Dr. Campos's Talk

Department of Psychology Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Daniel Wolpert, (Columbia University, New York) - Friday, March 29, 2019 - Continuing in our Distinguished Lecturer Series for the 2018-2019 season, Dr. Wolpert will deliver his lecture on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:30pm in Kinesiology 101. More information on Dr. Wolpert's Talk (PDF, 86 KB)

Department of Psychology Distinguished Lecturer Ara Norenzayan, PhD (University of British Columbia) - Friday, April 5, 2019 - Continuing in our Distinguished Lecturer Series for the 2018-2019 season, Dr. Norenzayan will deliver his lecture on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:30pm in Kinesiology 101. More information to come.


2019 SMF RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - April 6, 2019, St. Jerome's University, Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies is hosting it's 9th annual one day conference featuring multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research
on sexualities, relationships, and families. The SMF department invites proposals for presentations on sexualities, relationships, or families. More information on the SMF Conference (PDF, 671 KB)

8th ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY - May 16-17, 2019 University of Ottawa - Call for Abstracts. The Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP) is an international peer-reviewed academic conference organized each year by graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. ICP will be celebrating its eighth anniversary on May 16th and 17th, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2019 More information

CAROLINA NEUROSTIMULATION CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - June 4-6, 2019 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting the second annual Carolina Neurostimulation Conference June 4-6, 2019. , Highlights include a keynote presentation by Dr. Linda Carpenter (Brown University). Central topics for discussion and presentations include TMS, tACS, tDCS, DBS, optogenetics and methods such as modeling, imaging, analysis, and devices. For more information please visit our conference website at More information (PDF, 211 KB)

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - June 5, 2019 The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University will hold its Annual Research Conference on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Centre. We strongly encourage all faculty, residents, and students to participate by submitting an abstract for presentation.  Abstracts accepted for the Annual Conference may be presented in the form of either an Oral or Poster Presentation (please indicate preference). New this year poster presenters may also have the opportunity to present their work in a 3-minute oral poster presentation. Abstracts are due in the Research Office Friday, March 1, 2019. More information (PDF, 74 KB)

CSBBCS/SCSCCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WATERLOO - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - June 7-9 2019 Call for Symposia, Abstracts, and Hebb Awards for this year's conference to be held at the University of Waterloo. More information on this CSBBCS Conference (PDF, 185 KB)


DISTAL AND PROXIMAL PREDICTORS OF DAILY COMPASSIONATE ACTION - WEBINAR - Wednesday, February 20th 2019 With Dr. Myriam Mongrain. Professor Mongrain, clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at York University, will present her research on meaningful individual differences in the expression of compassionate responding and their consequences for compassionate providers. The webinar will take place from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. More information on this Webinar (PDF, 45 KB) Register for this Webinar

WORKSHOP ON MEDIATION, MODERATION, AND CONDITIONAL PROCESS ANALYSIS - March 8 and 9, 2019 - Smith School of Business is hosting a 2 day workshop on Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis with Andrew F. Hayes, Ph.D. Space is limited because of the size of the classroom, and registration is on a first-come first-registered basis. More Information (PDF, 405 KB)

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY WORKSHOP - March 14 and 15, 2019 - Drs. John and Jamie Forsyth. Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society – both to alleviate human suffering and nurture psychological health and wellness. This body of work offers a fresh perspective on psychological suffering, and powerful clinical strategies that support meaningful life changes. In this workshop, we will learn about one unique approach and set of intervention strategies based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Register here. More information (PDF, 202 KB)

MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP FOR GENDER DIVERSE CLIENTS - April 12, 2019. FREE full-day workshop related to gender diversity and mental health support for trans clients, offered by Silvana Bazet from Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO). Information on this workshop (PDF, 775 KB)

CMHRT SPRING WORKSHOP ON ADHD AND LEARNING DISABILITIES – May 10, 2019 from 9:00-4:00pm. The University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT) is delighted to present a special one-day clinical training workshop for mental health professionals and students. The workshop is entitled Learning Disabilities and ADHD Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Intervention, and will be facilitated by Marjory Phillips, Ph.D., C.Psych. More information on the CMHRT Workshop (PDF, 391 KB)

Health and Safety and Mental Health

SafeTALK workshop for Students, Staff and Faculty - Student Wellness Services has additional spots available in a SafeTALK workshop for Students, Staff and Faculty next Thursday, February 14th from 9:00-noon in Gordon Hall. SafeTALK is a 3-hour session that prepares participants to recognize people who have thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide intervention resources. For a complete description, please visit the Student Wellness Services website here. Registration for SafeTALK can be found online through the Student Wellness Services website. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please email:

For a complete listing of Health and Safety and Mental Health training at Queen's University, please go to:

Job Opportunities

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

Canada Research Chair Position in Childhood Health Promotion, University of Calgary More information on this Canada Research Chair position (PDF, 251 KB)
The Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Childhood Health Promotion . The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the Department of Psychology. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2019. Application deadline: March 18, 2019

Clinical Child Psychologist (2 positions: Barrie and Peterborough) More information on the Barrie position (PDF, 140 KB) More information on the Peterborough position (PDF, 1403 KB)
The Child Clinical Psychologist will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and will provide a broad range of psychological assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents and their families. The successful candidate will also provide education and clinical consultation to staff, as well as community agencies and local schools, as required. Posted here: February 4, 2019

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Contribution of Neurocognitive Functioning to Brain Health More information (PDF, 350 KB)
Assigned to the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the chair will strengthen efforts that have been made to make uOttawa an international leader in Brain Health and will also benefit from collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine,  in the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and the Institute on Mental Health Research at the Royal Mental Health Centre. Application deadline: February 25th 2019