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. WENDY CRAIG - Dr. Craig explores why adolescent dating violence is a serious public health problem in Canada.

NEW! Department Student Council Gratitude Board

The Psychology Department student council is excited to share with everyone that a gratitude board will be set up in the main hallway of Humphrey Hall. Sticky notes will be tacked to the board and we invite you all to participate in writing on a note what you're grateful for. Practicing gratitude boosts positive emotions, appreciation of good experiences, and overall well-being. Please stay tuned for more details. We look forward to seeing what you write!

Canadian Psychological Association Initiatives

NEW! FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - The CPA is now accepting applications for various student research grants and leadership development opportunities. Go to for more information on the various funding opportunities, application requirements, eligibility criteria and eligible expenses. Application deadline: December 3, 2021

NEW! 2021 VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR - The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Career Fair on Friday, November 12th, 2021. Students participating in this event will have an opportunity to learn about various career paths and positions for psychology graduates outside of the health services delivery and academic settings directly from individuals in those positions; connect with the people in these positions about their experiences via virtual break out rooms; hear from and talk to employers about the skill sets that psychology graduates have that are most valued by employers; and obtain information on job searching, approaches to applying, and companies and people that trainees can contact. More information on the CPA Career Fair

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

NEW! OCTOBER UPDATE: This was the fourth meeting of the 2021-2022 EDI Committee, and took place on Thursday October 7th. If you have questions about the items, feel free to get in touch with Sari van Anders.More information about this meeting (PDF, 264 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: October 31, 2021

Craine and Humphrey and Barrie Street Building Notices

NEW! HUMPHREY FLOOD NOTIFICATION - On Saturday, October 16, Humphrey Hall was flooded on the first floor (all rooms) due to extreme rainfall. Approximately 2.5cms of water was seen in some locations, and was restricted to the floor-only of all rooms. Crews responded immediately, and began draining and cleaning affected areas. Queen’s Risk management and insurance partners are working with the Department to quickly repair affected rooms. Repair to classrooms and the auditorium are scheduled to begin Saturday, October 23 and all rooms are scheduled to be completely restored within 30 – 45 business days (possibly less, but not more). Further updates will continue as conditions are known. Questions or concerns may be directed to Department Manager Sarah Indewey (

NEW! CRAINE FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR UPDATE - First Onsite crews continue their work to restore buildings affected by the heat pump failure in Craine. Drywalling and painting remain the outstanding work needs, and reclamation timelines should be available soon. All Psychology staff and faculty are encouraged to complete the water damage survey to report any past water damage and to submit general comments on Psychology facilities issues. Questions or concerns may be directed to Department Manager Sarah Indewey (

NEW! ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN FOR CRAINE AND HUMPHREY - ADVANCED WARNING -There will be a 2 week electrical shutdown (no power at all) in May, 2022. The shutdown will happen May 15 – 29 and all faculty, staff, and students will need to work offsite during that time.

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.


NEW! CANADIAN SLEEP SOCIETY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - Queen's Psychology's Katherine Fretz and Judith Davidson are presenting a half-day workshop for psychologists on the treatment of insomnia. The workshop takes place Thursday, Oct 28 as part of the Canadian Sleep Society virtual conference. Psychologists and trainees welcome! More information on this presentation (PDF, 150 KB)

Queen's University Presentations

NEW! SUSTAINABLE LIVING SERIES - ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION - The second Sustainable Living Series is coming up! On October 28th at 2:30 pm, Adam Pennock, Kingston Transit, will be speaking on Alternative Transportation. This short session will cover the fundamentals of using Kingston Transit and how to save money with a Transpass.

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.

NEW! POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION) - Applied Psychology & Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, More information on this Post-doctoral Fellowship position (PDF, 209 KB)
The successful applicant will be involved in assisting with the coordination of a large-scale research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This project focuses on the associations among emotions, cognitions, and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors among post-secondary students. Application deadline: November 5, 2021

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

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