Check this page on a regular basis for academic opportunities and information of interest to Psychology students!
THE PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY AWARD 2011-2012
The Psychology Department is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Psychology Society Award.
This award is valued at $590 and will be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience who is beyond his or her second year of study. It will be based on involvement in the internal and external Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience community, as well as academic excellence.
To nominate yourself for the Psychology Society Award, please fill out the following form (found on the link below) and attach a personal statement of 500 words or less which describes why you believe you are deserving of this award. Please mention all relevant academic achievements as well as any involvement in Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience related endeavours at and/or outside of Memorial University. You may also submit a resume or CV along with your application.
All documents should be dropped off to the Psychology main office, SN 2065. Deadline: Monday, March 19, 4:00pm. You can find the nomination form by visiting the link below or by picking one up in the Psychology main office, SN 2065.
THE RENNIE GAULTON TEACHING AWARD
Nominations are being sought for the Rennie Gaulton Teaching Award. This award recognizes a professor in the psychology department who demonstrates commitment, enthusiasm, and excellence in teaching . If you have had a psychology professor anytime throughout your academic career, please take a few minutes to nominate them to recognize their efforts. Deadline is Monday, March 19. You can find the nomination form by visiting the link below or by picking one up in the Psychology main office, SN 2065.
Here is some information regarding Biology field courses at Bonne Bay Marine Station:
If you are looking to finish up your Biology minor you should consider doing some of MUN's field courses at Bonne Bay Marine Station this summer. Each 2 week course is equivalent to a 3 credit full semester course. Prerequisites for most courses are Ecology 2600 and Stats 2550. Check out the course offerings below. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Here is some information regarding the Canadian Psychological Association - they are looking for MUN Psychology students to become members:
Hi everyone, I am this year’s student liaison between the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology here at Memorial University. Following are important points of information about CPA and its Annual Convention.
Membership: I would like to encourage the incoming students, but this applies to all, to become CPA members. Anyone who would like to have more information about the membership and/or assistance with the application process, please do not hesitate to contact me. The rate for students is $57 per year (plus HST). By becoming a member of the CPA you are entitled to direct benefits such as free online access to Psynopsis, and CPA Journals like Canadian Psychology, the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS) and the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (CJEP). In addition, you will be able to take advantage of the lower registration fee to attend the Annual Convention. Students Affiliates are enrolled in the Section for Students at no additional cost. They can also join any of the 28 Sections and the Special Interest Group. Additional fees may apply depending on the section.
Starting this year, student members of the CPA will receive a free Student Price Card (SPC; www.spccard.ca). Simply show your SPC card at participating stores and get up to 15% off your purchase. As a member of the CPA, you can also benefit from reduced group rate insurances for your car or home (visit www.thepersonal.com for more information).
Importantly, by becoming a member of the CPA you are supporting a strong organization that advocates for psychology in Canada. In addition, CPA shows genuine interest in supporting graduate students. Increased membership gives them a stronger voice when they advocate for you. A few examples of the type of advocacy done involves student funding from SSHRC and other granting agencies as well as working with universities to identify key concerns of psychology graduate students as they progress in their education.
Convention: The next CPA convention will be held from June 14-16, 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the pre-convention workshops being held on June 13. I strongly encourage all to attend, as this is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and faculty, and get in touch with the latest developments in psychological research. If you would like to present at the CPA, either give a talk or present a poster, please keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011. You may submit your proposal through the Submissions Portal, available starting Wednesday, September 28 through November 15. Travel grants are also available to assist with attending the conference. You do not need to be a CPA member to submit a proposal; however, members benefit from reduced registration fees. To learn more about CPA, simply go to www.cpa.ca.
To become a member simply go to https://web.cpa.ca/membership/index.php?lang=EN and complete the online application form. To learn more about the 2012 CPA convention, simply go to http://www.cpa.ca/convention/ I am happy to provide additional information upon request or answer any questions you may have.