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Weekly Memo

Week of Monday, April 22, 2019

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NEW! Please welcome Valerie Wood to the Department of Psychology! Valerie will be taking over Cheryl Hamilton's role as the Program Associate in the Department. Valerie joins us Monday April 22 to begin the transition with Cheryl.


NEW! LISA WILBERFORCE - Congratulations to Lisa Wilberforce on being awarded the Department of Psychology's Staff Appreciation Award. Lisa is one of the longest serving members of the support staff in the department. The award recognizes Lisa's contribution to teaching and student life in the department. The award also recognizes Lisa's professionalism and leadership, evident in her high professional and ethical standards of care and treatment of animals. Lisa was presented with her award on Thursday, April 18 2019.

NEW! JOHN BERRY (Prof. Emeritus) - The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) has announced that Queen's Psychology Professor Emeritus John W. Berry is the winner of the 2019 Gudykunst Outstanding Book Award for his book Mutual Intercultural Relations published by the Cambridge University Press, 2017. The book is based on a large-scale, international project that investigated three hypotheses of intercultural relations (multiculturalism, contact, and integration) in 17 societies which varied in their intercultural contexts.  

Department-wide Safety Inspection

NEW! The Department of Psychology will have a full Safety Inspection of Craine Building and Humphrey Hall on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The inspection will be conducted by the Arts and Science Health and Safety Committee. The inspection will include all office and lab spaces. If you are running studies on Tuesday, April 23 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm, please ensure that you put a note on all of your occupied lab doors so that your session will not be interrupted.

PLEASE NOTE: Only post your Do Not Disturb note AT THE TIME OF YOUR STUDY, and remember to remove the note when your participant time is completed. The Arts and Science Health and Safety Committee is required to inspect ALL areas of Craine and Humphrey, so if your space is busy on April 23 an alternative date will be scheduled and you'll be asked to make the space available for inspection.

WebPublish Training

Please see link for information concerning upcoming WebPublish and Siteimprove training opportunities, including a special Web Accessibility for WebPublish workshop on June 19th. Note also that, effective May 2019, WebPublish drop-in sessions will be discontinued, in favour of by-appointment support. Should you like to book an appointment with a member of the WebPublish team, please submit your request via the IT Services Help Form and will be happy to set up a time with you. More information on WebPublish (PDF, 347 KB)


NEW! MANAGING FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE: DOES BEING COMPETITIVE MEAN GIVING UP ON FAMILY? Women in Science at Queen's - April 25, 2019, 11:00am to 12:30pm - Join WiSQ for perspectives from Dr. Anne Croy (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Reproduction (2004 – 2016), Development and Sexual Function and Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s), Dr. Susan Boehnke( Lead of Executive Education in the Centre for Neuroscience, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s) and Dr. Qingling Duan (Assistant Professor, Queen's National Scholar in Bioinformatics in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and the School of Computing at Queen’s). More information on this WiSQ event (PDF, 2.3 MB)


NEW! 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY - May 23-24, 2019 McGill University - The SISP Student Committee in collaboration with the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology is proud to present the McGill Summer Institute for School Psychology (SISP). The School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University has developed a Summer Institute for School Psychology to expand knowledge mobilization to professionals providing services to the school-aged children of Canada. This event will be hosted by the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, in partnership with the McGill Faculty of Education. The two-day conference will include a variety speakers and topics within education and psychology. More information on this Summer InstitutePoster (PDF, 3.7 MB)

8th ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY - May 16-17, 2019 University of Ottawa - 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. More information on the ICP Conference

CAROLINA NEUROSTIMULATION CONFERENCE - 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) Click here for Early Bird Registration

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE - 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. More information (PDF, 74 KB)

CSBBCS/SCSCCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WATERLOO - 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)

POSITIVE EDUCATION CONFERENCE - June 16 and 17, 2019 The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is proud to partner with Ridley College to deliver an incredible conference to learn, connect and be inspired. For more information, and to register, please click here

23rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS - June 25-28, 2019, University of Western Ontario - Call for abstracts. This year Western is hosting the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (June 25-28, 2019).  The ASSC is an academic society that promotes rigorous research and coordinates annual conferences directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of consciousness. The ASSC includes members working in the fields of cognitive science, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and other relevant disciplines in the sciences and humanities. The Abstract Submission deadline (April 1st, 2019) for ASSC23 is rapidly approaching. You can check out how to submit an abstract on the website 

Workshops and Training

RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES - GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP - Wednesday, April 24, 2019. In response the success of the Fall 2018 workshop, “Research Collaboration with Indigenous Communities,” the School of Graduate Studies is offering a follow-up event for graduate students to address the desire for more programming aimed at advancing research on Indigenous topics, histories, and/or ways of knowing. This three-hour workshop will be led by Queen’s Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Fellows, Keri Cheechoo, Jennifer Meness, Evelyn Poitras, and Adrianne Lickers Xavier (to learn more visit the Faculty of Arts and Science website). More information on this Graduate Student Workshop (PDF, 193 KB)

R4R@Q SESSION - PEOPLE, TISSUES, CELLS, AND DATA: KEY EITHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND RESOURCES - Wednesday, May 8, 2019. R4R@Q is a brown bag lunchtime series by Queen’s University Library and the Research Portfolio. What is your roadmap to research success? From project conception to research impact, are you using all of the resources and services available to you? Do you know what services are available, and who can help you navigate your options? R4R@Q acquaints Queen's researchers with the resources and people who are here to help. Session takes place in Stauffer 121 from 12:30-1:30. Please visit the Library website for information to register for this session.

AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC OBSERVATION SCHEDULE, SSECOND EDITION (ADOS-2) WORKSHOP - June 13 & 14, 2019. The Psychology Clinic at Queen's University is pleased to announce we will be hosting an ADOS-2 Workshop with Drs. Mandy Steiman and Julie Scorah on June 13 and 14 at Queen's University, Kingston, ON. More information on this ADOS-2 workshop (PDF, 126 KB)

CONCUSSION: PREVENTION, DETECTION, AND MANAGEMENT - Take a free, non-credit course on concussion with UCalgary and the Université Laval. The 7-week course is open to those who are interested in preventing, detecting and managing concussions. The next course is in English and begins April 8. Do the course at your own pace, but you must complete it by May 27. More information on this Concussion Training

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DAY: OPENING DOORS TO RESEARCH - Thursday, May 2, 2019. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. University Research Services, is excited to announce the second annual Queen's University Research Development Day (RDD) to be held on Thursday, May 2, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Mitchell Hall, Room 225. Participants will leave the day with tools and templates on how to make EDI an essential part of research success, and for effective knowledge mobilization for research impact. This event is open to faculty at all career stages. More information on Research Development Day (PDF, 101 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)

COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY: EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT FOR PTSD - June 6 and 7, 2019 - Dr. Candice Monson and Dr. Philippe Shnaider will be presenting a 2-day foundational training on Cognitive Processing Therapy: Evidence-Based Treatment for PTSD. The training will take place at  Mattamy Athletic Centre (historical site of Maple Leaf Gardens), Alumni Lounge, 4th Floor, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto ON M5B 2E9. For ore information and to register, go to this registration page. If you have any questions or challenges related to the registration process, please contact

CULTIVATING THERAPEUTIC PRESENCE: BOOSTING YOUR FOUNDATION FOR A STRONG ALLIANCE AND EFFECTIVE THERAPY - June 17 and 18, 2019 - With Dr. Shari Gellar - York University – Keele Campus - Therapeutic presence (TP) is the foundation for positive therapeutic relationships and effective therapy. Twenty years of research on the art and science of TP has led to a model that provides the groundwork for accessing presence in the moment. More information on the Cultivating Therapeutic Presence Workshop (PDF, 258 KB)

Health and Safety and Mental Health

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. The next WHMIS2015 course date will be:

• April 30th (Tuesday) 9:30 – 11:30 am
Please register through the Environmental Health and Safety website:

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.

PSYCHOMETRIST, Marcovitch Psychology Professional Corporation, More information on this Marcovitch position (PDF, 67 KB)
Marcovitch Psychology Professional Corporation is a dynamic private practice in midtown Toronto, looking for committed and motivated individuals to administer a wide range of psychometric tests and prepare written reports, on a contract basis. Posted here April 15, 2019

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II) IN SOCIAL INFLUENCE PROCESSES, University of Manitoba More information on this position
This position will be tenured or tenure-track, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, and contingent on successful nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to the CRC program guidelines. The position comes with reduced teaching responsibilities and research funding. Applicants should be exceptional emerging scholars less than 10 years post Ph.D. (with exceptions subject to assessment through the program’s Tier 2 justification process). Application deadline: April 28, 2019.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK POSITION) TIER II CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR - CHILDREN AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, University of Regina More information on this University of Regina Tier II Canada Research Chair position (PDF, 166 KB)
The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; the successful applicant will be nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Children and the Justice System, with an expected appointment date of July 1st, 2020. Application deadline: May 1, 2019

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER II) IN MOBILE HEALTH AND DATA ANALYTICS, University of Victoria More information on this position (PDF, 43 KB)
The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mobile Health and Data Analytics. The area of mobile health and aging is an emerging strength of researchers at UVic and is a key component of precision health by providing reliable, efficient, and low cost approaches for measuring health-related processes and outcomes. This Canada Research Chair will run a world-class research program developing innovations in real-time monitoring and just-in-time interventions using wireless technologies (mobile phones, wearables) to optimize psychological and health states and to improve health outcomes. The target candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in the area of aging and health. Application deadline: May 3, 2019

Other Employment Opportunities

Posted here April 15, 2019


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