The Department of Psychology Weekly Memo is published at the start of each week and outlines the most up-to-date Department and Campus-wide information for members of the Department of Psychology community.

In the News

NEW! DR. SARI VAN ANDERS - Dr. van Anders talks about how companies can take steps to make their products more gender neutral.

AGSIP Lounge

GRADUATE STUDENTS: We are excited to announce the newly renovated AGSIP lounge in Humphrey Hall (second floor) and 2 new TA Offices are ready for you to use! TA offices are meant to be used for office hours for courses you TA. Additionally, one of the rooms houses the Scantron machine. If courses you TA use Scantrons for midterms/finals, you can use this room and the PC to scan the Scantron sheets. Instructions are located at the machine and if you have questions, please connect with a senior Grad student who has likely worked this machine before. As with current COVID protocol, masks must be worn in these rooms. Note that this space is locked at all times, and if you have not yet obtained your key to access this space, please contact Suzanne at

Career Services Supervisor Workshops


  • Monday, October 18, 2021; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Remote
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, In-person  


  • Thursday, October 21, 2021; 2:30 – 3:30, Remote
  • Monday, October 25, 2021, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, In-person

Register supervisor workshops by emailing

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: This was the third meeting of the 2021-2022 EDI Committee took place on Thursday September 9th. If you have questions about the items, feel free to get in touch with Sari van Anders.More information about this meeting (PDF, 216 KB)

Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), is entering its 27th year. Funded partially through the undergraduate portion of the Student Assistance Levy, the program encourages the creation of on-campus summer jobs that offer valuable experiential learning opportunities for Queen’s undergraduate students who will be returning to studies in the fall. More information on this SWEP Program • Deadline for submission of SWEP job proposals from employers: 31 Oct 2021

Craine and Humphrey and Barrie Street Building Notices

UPDATED! CRAINE FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR UPDATE - Please see the following notes regarding ongoing water damage repairs in the Craine Building:

  • Fourth Floor - Drywall and painting is complete, and ready for baseboard
  • Third Floor - Drywall and painting is complete, and ready for baseboard and ceiling tiles;
  • Second Floor - Drywall and painting is complete;
  • First Floor - Drywall has started;
  • Questions or concerns may be directed to Department Manager Sarah Indewey (

C330 CONSTRUCTION – Construction has begun in Craine 330. Contact Sola Ashcroft for information on this project.

H416, H417, H422, H423 CONSTRUCTION – Construction has begun in Humphrey 416, 417, 422, 423. Contact Asim Malik for information on this project.

H443 - H459 CONSTRUCTION – Construction is expected to begin soon in Humphrey 443 to Humphrey 459. Contact Asim Malik for information on this project.

C420 REPAIRS – Minor repairs in Craine 420 to accommodate mass spectrometer equipment. Contact Gord Meacher for information on this project.

H409, H411 FLOORING– A new floor will be installed at a later date in Humphrey 409-411. A project manager has yet to be assigned.

H460 - H471 CONSTRUCTION – Construction will begin at a later date in Humphrey 460 to Humphrey 471). A project manager has yet to be assigned.

Queen's University Presentations

SNID FALL TERM TALKS - Studies in National and International Development Lecture Series online in the 2021-2022 academic year. More information on these SNID events (PDF, 460 KB)


17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL STRESS RESEARCH - Call for Submissions - June 4-6, 2022, Savannah, GA More information on this conference (PDF, 79 KB) Deadline for Submissions: January 21, 2022

Health and Safety and Mental Health

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONTINUES TO PROVIDE TRAINING - In the past year our training was provided online through OnQ or moved to virtual through MS Teams. Below are highlighted topics. You will find all topics on our website under the Training tab, whether training is role-specific or mandatory for all employees. Register at

  • Health and Safety Awareness: This topic is mandatory for all employees and always available through OnQ. If hiring has been done for new to Queen’s employees please ensure they complete this training. This topic is only required to be completed one time per employer regardless of position.
  • Health and Safety for Supervisors: This topic will assist individuals in understanding their role as a supervisor, as well as their legal duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health & Safety Act. The next session is scheduled for October 29th. Please register through the EHS website.
  • WHMIS.2015: Any person working with chemicals must complete WHMIS at Queen’s, as well as the Annual Refresher each following year. Both WHMIS.2015 and the Annual Refresher are available for self-registration and can be completed at any time through OnQ.
  • Biohazard Training: All Biosafety training and required Annual Refresher training continues to be available for self-registration through OnQ. This is a requirement for any person in Biohazard labs and working for Permits.
  • Radiation Safety Training: All Radiation safety training and required Annual Refreshers continue to be available for self-registration and provided through OnQ. This is a requirement for any person in Radiation labs and working for Permits.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training: Anyone shipping  or preparing dangerous goods for shipment must complete online TDG training available in OnQ by self-registration. We offer a standard TDG and an an additional module for shipping biohazardous materials.

Employment Opportunities

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

The Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR-Ottawa & CFIR-Toronto) is currently seeking autonomous practice or supervised practiced psychologists to join our growing team of clinicians working with adults, and working with children, adolescents, and families. Posted here October 18, 2021

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) has two post-doc positions available at its Head Office in Ottawa, Ontario. Please see below:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK POSITION) - Department of Psychology, Memorial University - More information on this Memorial University position (PDF, 156 KB)
The Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure track position in Clinical Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Application deadline: November 1, 2021

Article tags