News and Events 2010-2011

15 August: Ph.D. Oral Defense

Annie Jalbert (supervisor: Dr. Ian Neath) passed her Ph.D. oral defense "with distinction". Congratulations to Annie. Annie will be a post-doctoral student supervised by Dr. Aimée Surprenant in the Fall.

30 May: Ph.D. Oral Defense

Joe Eastwood (supervisor: Dr. Brent Snook) passed his Ph.D. oral defense "with distinction". Congratulations to Joe. Joe will be teaching at Bishop's University in the Fall.

12-13 May: APICS

Eighteen Psychology undergraduate students presented their research at the 35th Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences Psychology Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 12-13. MUN students won the NSERC Representatives' Undergraduate Awards for best oral presentation (Morag Ryan) and best poster presentation (Danielle Jackson). The attendees were Aisha Bakhtiar, Dianna Brooks, Julia Burt, Meaghan Coady, Meghan Collett, Noni Chowdhry, Jessica Cowan, Amanda Cyr, Allison Guzzwell, Danielle Jackson, Meghan Mahoney, Gillian Morrison, Kirk Luther, Nikita-Rae Piercy, Morag Ryan, Paula Slaney, Randon Slaney, Vanessa Strong.

Pictured left to right: Back: Randon Slaney, Julia Burt, Danielle Jackson, Meghan Coady, Dianna Brooks, Kirk Luther Middle row: Jessica Cowan, Nurun Chowdhry, Paula Slaney, Morag Ryan, Aimée Surprenant, Aisha Bakhtiar, Nikita-Rae Piercy, Vanessa Strong Front: Allison Guzzwell, Gillian Morrison

1 April: NSERC USRA Success

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:

1 April: Awards

Dr. Sue Walling was awarded the Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Psychology. This 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.

Kellie Lynch was award the first Psychology Society Scholarship Award. This award, created by the Psychology Society, is given to an undergraduate Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience major who is beyond the second year of study and is based on academic achievement, involvement with the Psychology Department and University, and involvement with the community.

1 April: 2nd Annual Psychology Research Day

The 2nd Annual Psychology Research Day is Friday, April 1 from 9:00 to 3:15. It is being held in the Junior Commons Room, Gushue Hall. The schedule of events can be found here.

30 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

Mark Brown will be giving a presentation entitled "Comparing Identification and Function Learning Tasks" on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 pm in Sn2105.

16 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

Sue Walling will be giving a presentation entitled "Attempting to Uncover the True Character of Norepinephrine in the Modulation of Temporal Lobe Seizure Activity and Susceptibility" on Wednesday, March 16th at 4:00 pm in Sn2105.

2 March: Psychology Department Colloquium

Genieve Peckford will be giving a talk entitled: “Headed in the right direction: Start point orientation and spatial learning in rats” on Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00p.m. in SN2105

22 February: Psychology Department Colloquium Series

The schedule for the Winter 2011 Psychology Department Colloquium Series is now available.

8 December: Psychology Department Colloquium

Sandra Wright (Grenfell) will be giving a talk entitled: "An Eclectic Collection of Studies in Animal Behavior: The Advantages of Being a Generalist", on Wednesday, December 8 at 4:00p.m. in SN2105 (Note the room change).

10 November: Psychology Department Colloquium

Carolyn Walsh will be giving a presentation entitled "Dogs Revisited: What's old is new again... or is it?" on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

27 October: Psychology Department Colloquium

Megan Rector will be giving a presentation entitled "Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) parent-offspring interactions under varying nutritional constraints" on Wednesday, October 27 at 4:00 pm in SN 2101

13 October: Psychology Department Colloquium

Dr. Gerard Martin will be giving a colloquium entitled: "'Home'? "Oh where are you now?" wonders our rat" on Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

29 September: Psychology Department Colloquium

Dr. Christopher Cordova, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland will be giving a colloquium entitled: "Reward, aversion and uncertainty: roles of lateral hypothalamus and chlolinergic neurons in attention" next Wednesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm in SN 2101.

17 September: Psychology Department Colloquium

Diano-Fabio Marrone, a behavioural neuroscientist from Wilfrid Laurier University will give a talk at 3:30 PM on Friday 17 September in HSC Lecture Theatre B. The title is "Immediate-early gene expression and the physiology of learning and memory".

10 September: Psychology Department Colloquium Series

The Fall 2010 Psychology Colloquium Series has been announced, and will be held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in SN 2101. A schedule of the talks can be found here.

27 August

The fall Psychology Colloquium series will be held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in SN 2101. Graduate students should register for it as a course: PSYC 6010.



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