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This scholarship is being established through the fund raising efforts of the Toronto Alumni Branch of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association. The scholarship, valued at a portion of the income on the investment, will be available to an undergraduate student, beyond first year, in any field of study who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador (a person who has maintained permanent residence in the province for a minimum.....

The colloquium schedule for Winter 2016 can be found here.  All talks are scheduled on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101 (with exception to Special Colloquiums).

Titles for the talks will be circulated through email about a week in advance. 

 

Those admitted to the Behavioural Neuroscience Program on June 1st, 2014 or earlier MUST have PSYC 3801 - Behavioural Neuroscience for their degree program.  It will be offered for the last time in Winter 2016.

The Wilson lab at Memorial University of Newfoundland (www.cs.mun.ca/~dwilson) is recruiting a PhD student and two MSc students who are interested in studying communication and sexual selection in birds. Our lab uses aviary and field experiments to investigate how mate choice, intrasexual competition, and social dominance interact to....

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the following two awards. If you would like to be considered for these awards and are either a Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience student, please e-mail Dr. Christina Thorpe (cthorpe@mun.ca) a one-page statement of why you are a good candidate for the award as well as a copy of   our cv. The deadline fornominations is Tuesday, September 22 at 4:00 pm.  Click here for more information.

The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership

 

The colloquium schedule for Fall 2015 can be found here.  All talks are scheduled on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.

Titles for the talks will be circulated about a week in advance. 

 

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2015- MUN (May 18-19):

https://scienceatlantic.ca/conferences/index.php/psych/psych2015

Registration and abstract Submission Deadline is Friday, MAY 1st!

Registration and abstract submission is actually a TWO-STEP PROCESS so please make sure you complete both steps.

 

Nominations are being sought for the following four convocation awards:

  1. Reginald H. Brown Law Scholarship
  2. Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award
  3. Captain Robert Bartlett Award
  4. The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

Please see the attached descriptions on how to nominate a student.

 

 

Psychology Research Day will be taking place in the Junior Commons Room in R. Gushue Hall on Wednesday, April 1, starting at 9:30a.m.

Schedule:

  •  Master's & honours student talks will be from 9:30-12:15.
  • Honours students with present their posters from 12:30-2:30 (lunch will be provided at this time) 
  • Award ceremony begins at 2:45.
  • Social at Bitters begins at 3:30. 

 Please see here for the detailed schedule

 

Science, Action! Students are invited to compete for cash prizes in NSERC's new video competition. Submit your 60 second video featuring an NSERC-funded research project by Feb. 27.

See more here

 

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in psychology. He pioneered new methods ....

 

The Psychology Department is now on Facebook.  View and like our page here:

https://www.facebook.com/mun.psychology

 

The Psychology Colloquium series for Winter 2015 has been announced.  All talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.  Please see the full schedule here.

Nick Harris, a candidiate for the clinical position, will give a colloquium entitled,  "Internet Gambling: Emerging issues in the Development and Treatment of Problem Gambling" on Wednesday, November 12 from 10:00-11:00 in EN1001.

Jesse Whiteman will give a colloquium entitled, "The biopsychology of eating and body weight: mTOR & the set-point" on Tuesday November 4 from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.

There are three separate external scholorship opportunities.  They are the:

  • Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship
  • A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
  • Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Program

Please see the attached PDF for more information an applying.

In order to meet the School of Graduate Studies deadline of November 14, SSHRC doctoral applications must be received by the Department of Psychology by November 7, 2014.

Please see: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/doctoral-doctorat-eng.aspx

In order to meet the School of Graduate Studies deadline of October 17, doctoral applications must be received by the Department of Psychology by October 6, 2014.

Please see: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

Applications must be submitted by students to the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master' Program Website , via the research portal, by December 1, 2014 by 8:00 pm (eastern standard time).

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the following three awards listed below. If you would like to be considered for these awards and are either a Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience student, please e-­mail Dr. Christina Thorpe
(cthorpe@mun.ca) a one-­page statement of why you are a good candidate for the award as well as a copy of your cv. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 22.

The Psychology Colloquium Series for Fall 2014 has been announced.  The talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50 in SN2101.

The Colloquium series has a full list of speakers for Fall, and will begin on September 16th with David Speed as our first speaker.  Please see the full schedule.

The Honour's thesis poster session for 499B will be Wed, July 30, 12:00-2:00, in SN-3101 (lunch room).  Supportive attendance by faculty, students, and staff would be much appreciated.

Dr. April Hedd, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled ?Investigating Behavioural Strategies of Marine Predators to Inform Conservation Policy?, on Tuesday, June 3 at 10:00 in SN2064.  See the detailed announcement here.

Dr. David Wilson, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled “Complex Communication for a Complex World:  A Synthesis of Mechanism and Function”, on Thursday, May 29 at 10:00 in SN3042.  See the detailed announcement here.

Dr. Shane Gero, a candidate for the position in CABE, will give a talk entitled "Individuality vs. Conformity: Patterns of Varition in Sperm Whale Behaviour", on Monday, May 26 at 2:00 in SN3042.  See the detailed announcement here

Jessica Butler, Isaac Hughes, Joshua Quinlan, Samantha O’Brien and Janie O’Leary with Dr. Surprenant

Five Psychology honours students (Jessica Butler, Isaac Hughes, Joshua Quinlan, Samantha O’Brien and Janie O’Leary) attended the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. Joshua Quinlan won a Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award for one of the best research presentations.

As a spontaneous expression of their admiration and affection for a man who has a lasting place in the history of polar exploration, the Explorers' Club of New York and two kindred organizations - the Wilderness Club of Philadelphia and the Harvard Travellers' Club of Massachusetts...

Dr. Bruce Christensen will be giving a talk entitled: "The Dual Trends Model: Empirical support for an evolutionary model of anomalous functional brain organization in Schizophrenia” on March 31 at 12:00 in C3033.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Junior Commons Room, Gushue Hall.

Please come support our graduate and undergraduate students as they present their research findings.The day will start with talks by our second year MSc students (9:30-12:10). We will then have the honours poster session from 12:30-2:30 followed by the Award's ceremony at 2:45. The day will conclude with a Social at Bitter's organized by the Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Student Societies.

Click here for the complete schedule.

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in...

Anders Dorbeck will give a colloquium entitled "Evaluation of an advanced follow-up workshop for treatment of eating disorders for health professionals across Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Community Capacity Building project" on February 4, at 12:00 in SN2101.

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