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News and Events 2009-2010

13 April: Honours Students Attend APICS Conference

Ten honours students attended the 2010 APICS Psychology Conference in Antigonish, NS. The attendees were Julia Curtis, Kalip Fraser, Marlena Hickey, Karly MacLeod, Brent Mulrooney, Mallory Peacock, Genieve Peckford, Allison Pridham, Heather Quinlan, and Ashley Williams. Mallory Peacock was awarded the Science Communication Award for best presented poster.


Pictured (left to right): Back: Brent Mulrooney, Allison Pridham, Julia Curtis, Mallory Peacock, Aimée Surprenant (faculty advisor), Karly MacLeod, Genieve Peckford, Heather Quinlan. Front: Marlena Hickey, Ashley Williams. Not pictured: Kalip Fraser.

5 April: SSHRC Success

Dr. Brent Snook has been awarded a 3-year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

1 April: NSERC Success

Dr. Carolyn Walsh has been awarded a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant. The full list of current NSERC Discovery Grant holders is:

31 March: NSERC USRA Results

Seven undergraduates have been awarded funding from NSERC to allow them to conduct research with faculty in the department who hold NSERC grants. Congratulations to:

31 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

Jacqueline Blundell, will present a Department Colloquium entitled: "Extinction and Reconsolidation as Treatment Targets for Acquired Anxiety Disorders" at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

26 March: First Annual Psychology Departmental Conference

The First Annual Psychology Departmental Conference was held today in the Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall. Current Masters students gave talks in the morning, followed by poster presentations by the undergraduate honours students full (schedule of events) followed by an awards ceremony.

Dr. Darcy Hallett was awarded the Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Psychology. This new award honours the commitment to teaching of Rennie Gaulton, who passed away in 2009. The award is presented to a faculty member in the department who, through his/her commitment to teaching, has not only guided students’ learning of the skills and knowledge required in psychology, but has also inspired her/his students to learn more about the discipline.

17 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

Annie Jalbert, will present a Department Colloquium entitled: "Benchmark memory findings revisited" at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

3 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

John Evans, will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Space in Cells" at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

17 February: Psychology Department Colloquium

Rita Anderson, will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Making Discoveries in Imagery" at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

10 February: Psychology Department Colloquium

Katherine Guérard, post-doctoral fellow, Moncton University, will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Memory for verbal and spatial information: Reconciling similarities and dissociations" at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

27 January: Psychology Department Colloquium

Ian Neath will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Principles of Memory" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101.

18 January: Psychology Department Colloquium Series

The Winter 2010 Psychology Department Colloquium Series is announced. All talks will take place on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 in SN2101. Further details will be posted here.

25 November: Psychology Department Colloquium

Alejandro Buren will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Are harp seals impeding the recovery of the northern cod? An exploration of ideas" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101. All are invited to meet at Bitters after the talk.

18 November: Psychology Department Colloquium

Darcy Hallett will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Cultural continuity, youth suicide and school drop-out rates in aboriginal youth" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101. All are invited to meet at Bitters after the talk.

12 November: Psychology Department Colloquium

Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, will present a Department Colloquium entitled "How Animals Talk and Think" at 3:00 PM in C2010. View the PDF here.

4 November: Psychology Department Colloquium

Carole Peterson will present a Department Colloquium entitled "On infanttie amnesia" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101. All are invited to meet at Bitters after the talk.

27 October: Lecture in St. John's on the Ecological Seabird Reserves of Newfoundland and Labrador

On Tuesday, October 27that 7:30 p.m, the Johnson GEO CENTRE will host a public lecture, Seabird Capitals: The Ecological Seabird Reserves of Newfoundland and Labrador by Dr. Bill Montevecchi, Memorial University. The lecture will be held at the Johnson GEO CENTRE, 175 Signal Hill Rd. Free admission. Everyone welcome!

Share in the awe and excitement of a trip to the Funks
, the overwhelming avian radiance of Cape St. Mary’s, the captivating puffin islands of Witless Bay and the massive seabird complex in the forests and on the cliffs of Baccalieu. Come and find out why seabirds are truly the Olympians of the world’s oceans.

14 October: Psychology Department Colloquium

Joseph Eastwood will present a Department Colloquium entitled "You Have to Right to Understand: Charting the Comprehension and Complexity of Canadian Charter Cautions" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101. All are invited to meet at Bitters after the talk.

30 September: Psychology Department Colloquium

Dr. Aimée Surprenant will present a Department Colloquium entitled "Oh that noise, noise, noise!" at 4:00 PM in SN 2101. All are invited to meet at Bitters after the talk.

18 September: Ph.D. Oral Defense

Stephanie Hancock, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology, passed her oral defense of her thesis, Stress and the Development of Disordered Eating in Rats, with distinction.

18 September: Special Department Colloquium

Dr. Cheryl McCormick, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, Brock University, will present a Special Department Colloquium entitled " Adolescence as a 'sensitive period' to the effects of social stressors: Immediate and enduring effects on HPA function and drug-related behaviour in rats" at 3:00 PM in Room 2001 in the Inco Innovation Centre.

18 September: Psychology Department Colloquium Series

Friday 18 September: The Fall 2009 Psychology Department Colloquium Series is announced. All talks will take place on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 in SN2101. Further details will be posted here.

10 September: Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation

Welcome and orientation session for graduate students in Psychology and CABE will be on Thursday 10 September from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in SN3101. 3:30-4:00 is for new students; 4:00-4:30 is for all (new and returning) students; and 4:30-5:30 is an informal social hour for all faculty, staff, and graduate students.

9 September: Graduate Student Success

Kristen Williams, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded an Albert George Hatcher Memorial Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship os awarded solely on the basis of exceptional academic merit.

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