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Weekly Memo

Week of Monday, November 23, 2020

New! Department of Psychology Feature Story!

Congratulations to the Psychology CLASS OF 2020 who convocated this Fall! Members of our Queen’s Department of Psychology community offer their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to you all!. Read the full congratulations message an watch the video

Upcoming Thesis Defenses

NEW! AMY O'NEILL, PhD Candidate (Supervisor: Valerie Kuhlmeier) Thesis Title: Maternal attitudes and infant/child temperament:  questionnaire assessment and applied intervention

  • Friday, November 27, 2020 - 1:00pm EST - All defenses will occur remotely, visitors are not permitted

MEAGHAN WILKIN, PhD Candidate (Supervisor: Janet Menard) Thesis Title: Characterizing the long-lasting impact of stress in mid-adolescence in the rat

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 1:00pm EST - All defenses will occur remotely, visitors are not permitted

NEW! Kingston moved to Yellow COVID-19 status

Kingston has moved into yellow status as of Monday, November 23, 2020. To find out more please see this KFL&A Public Health link.  No one has to be in the building if they are uncomfortable being on campus. If any concerns arise, please discuss them with your supervisor and/or the relevant Departmental Office (e.g., Space, Grad Chair, Head, Manager, etc.) to work on a solution together. For anyone who is accessing the building, please follow all of the protocols associated with masks (these are mandatory in all common spaces), physical distancing, hand washing, and cleaning/disinfecting all touched areas in your space. Please also self-screen and do not enter the building, even if you are feeling a little unwell. See protocols in the Health and Safety section further down in this Weekly Memo.

Please contact Caroline Pukall, Cynthia Fekken, and Theresa Brennan. with any questions or concerns.

Psychology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

We are excited to invite Psychology faculty, grad students, and post docs to our first Psychology Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) reading group. More information on the EDI Reading Groups Winter 2021 (PDF, 263 KB). Click here to get involved!

Our students face ongoing crises of social injustice, with disproportionate impact experienced by those from marginalized groups. Members of these groups have helped the EDI committee better understand that these experiences can exacerbate or introduce mental health concerns, raise issues of safety, and more. Instances and ongoing systems of social injustice on campus and elsewhere can and do disrupt students’ lives, including meeting class deadlines. These events can also make it difficult to navigate Queen’s academic consideration and/or accommodations process. Accordingly, the EDI committee would like to bring your attention to some ways we as instructors increase accessibility and facilitate the management of requests for academic considerations/accommodations within our remote classes. EDI consideration pertaining to academic considerations and accommodations (PDF, 62 KB). EDI Academic Considerations and Accommodations Guidelines (PDF, 163 KB).

NEW! Psychology Journal Club

Tom Hollenstein and Michele Morningstar are starting a journal club focused on social and emotional development. The purpose is to discuss theories of the nature of emotion, how we learn to understand and use emotional signals to communicate with others, and other ongoing questions about the development of emotional systems. More information on the New Psychology Journal Club (PDF, 417 KB)

Participate in Studies

NEW! SLEEP AND DREAMING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - The Sleep and Neuroplasticity Lab in the Department of Psychology, Queen’s University is looking for participants in a study to assess the impact of COVID on general well-being, sleep quality, and dreaming. More information on this study (PDF, 186 KB)

2020-2021 Queen's National Scholar (QNS) Program

Attached is a memo and overview of the 2020-21 Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) Program from Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion) Teri Shearer. Read the QNS Program memo to the Deans (PDF, 101 KB). Read the overview of the 2020-21 QNS Program (PDF, 179 KB). Note that completed Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are due to the Dean’s Office on December 18, 2020.  EOIs can be sent directly to Jacquie Jamieson ( with a copy sent to Associate Dean Lynda Jessup ( If you have any questions regarding the upcoming 2020-2021 Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) Program please contact Lynda Jessup.

Tri-Awards Nominations are Open

The nomination form for the annual Tri-awards is officially open. Each year, the Human Rights and Equity Office acknowledges the efforts and progress of faculty, staff and students who create a positive impact on the University community in the areas of Human Rights, Employment Equity and Accessibility. Nomination deadline: January 11, 2021. More information on the Tri-Award Nominations (PDF, 589 KB).

Department of Psychology COVID-19 Resources Webpage

The Department of Psychology COVID-19 Resources Webpage is a hub for Queen's Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, Researchers and Staff, affected by COVID19, to find accurate, up-to-date information relating to academics and research. Please check this website regularly

Other Talks

NEW! STUDIES IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (SNID) - Speaker: Dr. Panos Hatziprokopiou. Chaired by Dr. Reena Kukreja. This talk is co-sponsored by Migration Speaks.

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 1:00pm
  • Zoom link (Meeting ID: 974 1662 2727, Passcode: 3.qMuy)

NEW! EMPOWERING OTHERS: CARVING SPACES IN THE ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES - In the 2020-21 academic year, the Sociology Department is hosting the Empowering Others: Carving Spaces in the Academy lecture series for its second run. This series centres scholars’ diverse experiences navigating the challenging world of academia. Speakers share what brought them to academia, some of the challenges they’ve faced, and how they have carved a place for themselves and others in their fields. By holding space for balanced, inclusive representation and illuminating diverse lived realities in academic contexts, we might all be empowered to learn about our own journeys in academia.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR SWAP SYMPOSIA AT THE VIRTUAL CPA 2021 CONVENTION - Extended Deadline - Do you have research relevant to the Section on Women and Psychology that you would like to present at the annual [virtual] Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention from June 4th to June 6th, 2021? The Graduate Student Representative and Abstract Coordinator for the Section for Women and Psychology (SWAP) will be pre-reviewing abstracts to connect presenters whose topics may fit well together to create symposium presentations. If you are interested, please send your abstract to Tanja Samardzic, the Graduate Student Representative by e-mail at by Friday, December 4th, 2020 [the new extended deadline]. More on this Call for Abstracts for SWAP Symposia (PDF, 92 KB).

HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit - Psychology students will one day make important decisions that affect the mental health of not only their clients and families, but their communities as well. To help inform and inspire this vital work, the Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is hosting its first virtual Community Mental Health Summit November 25/26. More on the Community Mental Health Summit and to register here (PDF, 23 KB).

  • November 25/26 - Will be held virtually

Health and Safety and Mental Health

A MESSAGE FROM QUEEN'S AVP HUMAN RESOURCES - Information on how to raise concerns related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 website has been updated to include information on where employees should go to address COVID-19 related concerns. It includes information on how to raise issues of potential non-compliance, such as, witnessing people not following Queen’s or public health protocols, or a concern requiring custodial services attention. The Return to Campus Guideline (page 14) has also been updated.

The expectation is still that all faculty, staff, and students work remotely; however, there are certain situations that have been deemed by the Faculty to require access.

Please find attached the most recent documents for access to the building for all purposes approved by the Faculty (except for a one-off visit lasting more than 15 minutes – in these cases, please check the NEW spreadsheet at the link below, and then email me if the time appears to be open). Some categories are new (e.g., short-term quiet space access for a graduate student), and these categories are in accordance with the Faculty’s changing guidelines.

Please also note that the spreadsheet for logging in your visit to the building has changed (“Schedule-week of DATE”) and can be found at the link below and the first tab (HOW TO) contains information on how to complete the form.

NOTE: Entrances to Humphrey Hall and Craine Building are still locked. Anyone conducting approved in-person research must meet your participants at the main door of Humphrey Hall to ensure that they are wearing a mask when they enter the building – masks are mandatory in the common areas of the department and when physical distancing cannot be upheld. In addition, you must walk your participants to the exit door once the experiment is over and ensure they leave the building. Participants need an escort into and from the department for safety and security reasons.

CAMPUS OPERATIONS GROUP - RETURN TO CAMPUS GUIDELINES - Included here are the Return to Campus Guidelines produced through the Campus Operations Group (COG). The link is to the COG website where you will find pertinent information on the activities of COG - updates are posted weekly. The Guidelines and the linked university resources are also accessible from the COG website.

The Guidelines will continue to be updated as additional information is obtained and as regional and provincial measures are amended. The guidelines include links to three checklists (Employee/ Manager/Building Manager) which will be useful for those returning to campus. Feedback is welcome on areas where you would like to see additional information or clarity. Please email Kim Murphy ( with suggestions.

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

Employment Opportunities

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

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Department of Psychology at University of Victoria, More information on this Tenure-Track position.
The Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2021. Deadline for applications: November 23, 2020.

TENURE AND TEACHING STREAM FACULTY APPOINTMENTS IN SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - University of Toronto, Scarborough, More information on these Tenure and Teaching stream positions (PDF, 214 KB).
The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for several full-time faculty appointments, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: November 30, 2020.

TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENT IN LIFESPAN HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT - Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria, More information on this Tenure-Track position (PDF, 117 KB).
The Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Lifespan Health and Development. They are seeking candidates who have training, experience, and interest in teaching and supervising within their Lifespan Health and Development program. The position begins on July 1, 2021. Application deadline: December 1, 2020.

TENURE‐TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE AREA OF BRAIN AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, More information on this Tenure-Track position (PDF, 106 KB).
The Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tenure‐Track Assistant Professor in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science. The appointment has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021.Application deadline: December 7, 2020.

PROVIDENCE MEDICAL GROUP - OREGON POSTDOCTORAL RESIDENCY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES, More information on the Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology Opportunities (PDF, 76 KB).
The Providence Medical Group - Oregon Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology with placement in Behavioral Health Integration is a part of Providence St. Joseph Healthcare Services (PSJH). PSJH is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care, and affiliated services guided by a Mission of caring that the Sisters of Providence began in the West nearly 160 years ago. The postdoctoral residency program was started in 2015 with two residents placed in Providence Medical Group (PMG) primary care clinics functioning as Behavioral Health Providers. With ongoing Providence support the residency has grown to accommodate up to 5 residents in the program. Starts on: Monday, September 13, 2021 Applications deadline: December 15, 2020.

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, &/OR NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - Campion College, federated with University of Regina, More information on this Tenure-Track position (PDF, 65 KB).
Campion College, a Jesuit liberal arts college federated with the University of Regina, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Psychology, with expertise in Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology, &/or Neuropsychology, to begin July 1, 2021. The College does not have animal or wet lab facilities. In keeping with the Jesuit academic tradition, the College seeks an applicant with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a demonstrated record of excellence in research. Application deadline: December 15, 2020.

TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENT, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE - York University, Glendon College, More information on this Tenure-Track position (PDF, 246 KB).
The Department of Psychology at Glendon College, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in cognitive neuroscience at the Assistant level, to commence July 1, 2021. Application deadline: December 18, 2020.

NEW! OTHER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Recently Posted Academic Job Vacancies at Psychoneuroxy (MS Word doc, 18 KB).