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News and Events 2006-2007

Psychology Department Colloquium

Monday 30 July: Dr. James Drover will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled, "Cognitive and Visual Development, Applied Approaches" in SN-2105 at 2:00PM.

CFI Funding

Tuesday 3 July: Dr. Aimée Surprenant and Dr. Ian Neath were awarded $145,330 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation for their project "Cognitive Aging and Memory Laboratory (CAMEL)". The funds will be used to renovate lab space and create a state of the art testing facility for investigating cognitive processing in older adults.

Golf Champion

On Thursday 28 June, Dr. Carolyn Harley participated in the MUN Alumini Tournament at the Twin Rivers Golf Course. She won the Women's Championship.

NLCAHR Fellowship Recipients

Thursday 31 May: In the latest edition of the NLCAHR e-bulletin, available on-line, three out of four awards went to people in the Department of Psychology. Congratulations!

NLCAHR Master's Fellowship:

Sarah Hollett, Psychology
"Perceptions of Quality of Medical Care: Perspectives from Children and Adolescents and their Parents"

NLCAHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

Stacey Wareham, Experimental Social Psychology
"Exploring the Health Impacts of Newfoundland and Labrador Make-Work Projects: A Community Based, Participatory Action Approach"

Roxana Vernescu, Developmental Psychology
"Self-Regulation Training and Effects on Cognitive Processing, roblem-Solving Ability, and Adaptive Behaviour in Children with FASD".

Psychology Department Colloquium

Wednesday 30 May, 2007: Dr. Christina Thorpe, University College London, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled, "Examining the role of bipartite versus tripartite encoding in time-place learning" in SN-3058 at 2:00PM.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Thursday 24 May, 2007: Dr. Susan Walling, Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled, "Change is Inevitable: Studies of Normal and Abnormal Plasticity Mechanisms in the Temporal Lobe of the Rat" in SN-3058 at 2:00PM.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Tuesday 22 May, 2007: Dr. Andrew Iwaniuk, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled "Neural and Behavioral Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants" in SN-3058 at 2:00PM.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Wednesday 16 May, 2007: Dr. Jacqueline Blundell, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled "Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Mechanism and Treatment" in SN-3058 at 2:00PM.

National Teaching Award

Tuesday 15 May, 2007: Dr. Brent Snook's distance course Psychology 2150: Introduction to Forensic Psychology was the winner of the Excellence and Innovation in Instructional Design category at the 2007 CADE (Canadian Association for Distance Education) conference.

Eastwood named Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

Tuesday 24 April 2007: Graduate student Joseph Eastwood has been named a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies. This is awarded to recognize outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate programme.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Wednesday 11 April, 2007: Dr. Anthony Volk, Brock University, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled "Influence of Child Facial Cues on Adults" in SN-2105 at 2:00PM.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Friday 30 March, 2007: Scott Shaffer, UC Santa Cruz, will be giving a Departmental colloquium entitled "Environmental constraints on seabird lives: Low energy output in a fast moving world" in SN-2101 at 3:00PM. This talk will focus on studies of albatrosses from sub-Antarctic islands to the Hawaiian Islands to compare the foraging ecology and energetics of albatrosses and the evolution of their economical mode of flight and its impact on life history parameters.

Winter Term Honours Poster Session

The Winter Term Honours Poster Session will be on Friday 30 March from 9:00 AM to Noon in BT2004 (Classroom in the Biotech Building).

NSERC Results

The following faculty were awarded new NSERC funding for five years: Dr. Mary Courage, Dr. Gerard Martin, Dr. William Montevecchi, Dr. Ian Neath, Dr. Carole Peterson, Dr. Anne Storey, and Dr. Aimeé Surprenent. Other current NSERC-funded faculty are Dr. Virginia Grant, Dr. Caroryn Harley, Dr. Darlene Skinner, Dr. Brent Snook, and Dr. Carolyn Walsh.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Wednesday 21 March, 2007: Dr. Darcy Hallett will be giving a Department Colloquium entitled "Individual Differences in the Learning of Fractions: The Varying Roles of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge" in SN-2105 at 1:00 PM. Dr. Darcy Hallett is a candidate for a Developmental Psychology position in the Department of Psychology.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Friday 19 January, 2007: Dr. Hugh Broders, Biology Department, Saint Mary's University will be giving a Departmental Colloquium entitled, "Social behaviour and population structure of a temperate zone forest dwelling bat" in SN2067 at 4:00 p.m.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Friday 12 January, 2007: Joel Heath, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University will be giving a Departmental Colloquium entitled, "A new concept of variability, because the world is not 'normal'" in SN2067 at 4:00 p.m.

SGS Graduate Student Colloquium

Wednesday 13 December 2006: M.Sc. candidates Joseph Eastwood, Richard Cullen and Jennifer Kavanagh will give a talk entitled "Mind Hunters: The Facts and Fallacies of Criminal Profiling" in IIC-2014 at 4:00 PM.

Psychology/Neuroscience Talk

Friday 8th December 2006: Dr. Carolyn Harley will be giving a talk entitled "What I learned at the 28th National Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Toronto" in SN-2067 at 3:30 PM. Everyone is invited.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Friday 17 November 2006: Dr. Paul Gendreau, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, will be giving a Department Colloquium entitled "Is anyone interested in the Effect Size?" in SN-3058 at 3:30 PM.

Noel named Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

Friday 27 October 2006: Graduate student Melaine Noel has been named a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies. This is awarded to recognize outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate programme.

Cognitive Science Talk

Thursday 12 October 2006: Dr. Mike Rabinowitz will be giving a talk in the Cognitive Science Lecture Series entitled "Implicit and Explicit Processes in Learning to Play Nim: A Computational Model" in Arts 1049 at Noon.

Psychology Department Colloquium

Friday 15 September 2006: Dr. Richard Brown, Dalhousie University, will be giving a Department Colloquium entitled "The life and work of Donald O. Hebb (Canada's greatest psychologist): A biographical review" in Ed 5004 at 4:00 PM.

Cognitive Science Talk

Thursday 14 September 2006: Dr. Rita Anderson will be giving a talk in the Cognitive Science Lecture Series entitled "Making Discoveries in Imagery" in Arts 1049 at Noon.

Peterson named University Research Professor

Friday 18 August 2006: Dr. Carole Peterson has been named a University Research Professor. Only two faculty per year are given this designation, which is used to identify faculty with a consistently high level of scholarship and whose research is of a truly international nature. Dr. Robert Adamec and Dr. William Montevecchi are the other two University Research Professors in the department.

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