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.

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NEW! 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 14, 2021; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Remote
  • 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

NEW! 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)

NEW! CPA Faculty and Graduate Student Representative Search

FACULTY - The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) currently has an open position for a faculty member at Queen’s University who is interested in becoming a Faculty Representative. This position involves acting as a mentor to CPA Student Affiliates and Student Campus Representatives at the Undergraduate and Graduate level. Our aim is for Faculty Representatives to be available at national and international psychology programs to provide advice and act as resources for students and faculty who are interested in learning more about CPA. For more information on this position and how to become a Faculty Representative please visit:

GRADUATE STUDENTS - The student section of the CPA is dedicated to helping students prepare for their careers in psychology and providing opportunities to network with professors, researchers, and leaders in the job market. They recognize the need to have a strong voice in the psychological community and facilitate connections between other psychology students and academics across Canada. We are currently hiring a Graduate Student Representative at Queen's University for the Canadian Psychological Association. More information about this role can be found at

NEW! ‘Mood Lifters’ mental health wellness program for graduate students

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an online mental wellness program (‘Mood Lifters’) specifically for graduate students. They are launching a randomized controlled trial of this program and participation is open to any graduate student. For more information about the study and how to participate, please see:

COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE ON EATING AND DRINKING ON QUEEN'S CAMPUS - As we know from Public Health experts, eating and drinking is a high-risk activity when it comes to the potential transmission of COVID-19. To help protect the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, the university has the following rules in place to follow around eating and drinking on campus. More information on these rules (PDF, 123 KB)

Graduate Student Tutors

Psychology Graduate Students - If you are interested in having your name shared as a potential tutor, please email Anja Wilke in the Undergraduate Office with the courses you can tutor (can not be the course you are TA this year) and your contact information. We do not regulate tutoring (e.g., we do not comment on rates for pay, timing, or anything else), but are happy to share your information if you are interested in tutoring.

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

Terracycle Disposable Mask Collection Boxes

In an effort to reduce disposable mask litter on campus and to eliminate this waste from landfill, Terracycle collection boxes have been deployed to the buildings listed below. If you notice a box is full, please contact Fixit.

  • Botterell Hall (main foyer)
  • Biosciences (Arch Street entrance)
  • School of Medicine (Arch Street entrance)
  • Cataraqui Building (main foyer)
  • Rideau Building (ground floor)
  • John Deutsch University Centre (ground floor, north entrance)
  • Mitchell Hall (1st floor, Union Street entrance)
  • Queen’s Centre (Atrium, north entrance)
  • School of Kinesiology (main entrance)
  • Stauffer Library (main entrance)

Additional Collection Boxes will be deployed to:

  • Humphrey Hall (south entrance, between Humphrey & Craine)
  • Douglas Library (main entrance)
  • Chernoff Hall (Bader Lane entrance)
  • Stirling Hall (east entrance)
  • Smith School of Business (main entrance)
  • Beamish-Munro Hall (outside the Tea Room)

Please email any questions or concerns about this program to Llynwen Osborne.

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:

  • Drywall and painting is currently underway in the affected spaces in Craine
  • Drywall work may cause dust to be present during the week of Sept. 27th. Steps are being taken to mitigate this, however it is recommended that you work in an alternative location while drywall work is occurring on your floor if at all possible
  • Dehumidifiers and construction work continue to affect air conditioning in Craine, making the building warmer than usual;
  • Noise from construction will continue to occur throughout the repair work;
  • Material from labs/offices in affected spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floor have been moved temporarily to allow repair work in those spaces to occur;
  • Questions or concerns may be directed to Department Manager Sarah Indewey (

AGSIP LOUNGE CONSTRUCTION – Construction has begun in the Humphrey 201 (AGSIP Lounge). Contact Sola Ashcroft for information on this project.

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

UPDATED! 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)

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.
  • First Aid and CPR: This topic has been temporarily postponed. We will be re-evaluating later in the Fall term to determine when this will be next available.

Employment Opportunities

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

PRIVATE PRACTICE ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - Dr. Gayle Goldstein, C. Psych, Oakville, Ontario - More information on these positions with Dr. Goldstein (PDF, 134 KB)
Dr. Gayle Goldstein, C. Psych, is currently seeking associates to help support the needs of a range of assessment and therapy clients. Child and Youth Associates, and Youth and Adult Associates needed. Posted here: September 27, 2021

TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION - School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University - More information on this TA position (PDF, 422 KB)
Grading of assignments in consultation with course coordinator, and supporting a lecture and lab and the interactive classroom sessions. Doctoral students may have the option to prepare and deliver a lecture. The AA would be responsible for marking the final exams. Posed here: September 27, 2021.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - Centre for Cognitive Therapy, Ottawa, Ontario - More information on this Centre for Cognitive Therapy position (PDF, 37 KB)
The Ottawa Centre for Cognitive Therapy is seeking a Clinical Psychologist with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy orientation within a busy, well established clinic in Ottawa Ontario, Canada. Posted here: September 27, 2021.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PROBATIONARY TENURE-TRACK) - University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario - More information on this Western position (PDF, 123 KB) The Department of Psychology at Western University invites applications from exceptional researchers to fill a tenure-stream academic position in the area of Clinical Psychology, focusing on psychological intervention science. Application deadline: October 15, 2021

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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