News

2022


December

President's Awards a chance to celebrate community

President Vianne Timmons honoured the exceptional and exemplary at the 2022 President’s Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Winners from the Faculty of Science include Dr. Joshua Rash, Psychology, President's Award for Outstanding Research; Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Ocean Sciences and Dr. Duncan McIlroy, Earth Sciences/Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station, University Research Professor; Dr. David Churchill, Computer Science, President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty) and Dr. Rick Goulding, Physics and Physical Oceanography and Yellow Martin, Psychology, President's Award for Exemplary Employees - Champion of Service.

November

Federal grants open doors to discoveries, collaborations and training

Breakthroughs in everything from improvements to prosthetic hands to the identification of emerging environmental pollutants.

Six of the seven Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) through its 2022 Discovery Research Programs Competition to researchers at Memorial were in the Faculty of Science.

Five Memorial faculty members receive emeritus honour

Five Memorial University professors have been accorded the designation professor emeritus/emerita, an honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members.

The new professores emeriti are Dr. Noreen Golfman, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences;Dr. William (Bill) Montevecchi, Faculty of Science; Dr. June Harris, Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Ursula Kelly, Faculty of Education; and Dr. Thomas Michalak, Faculty of Medicine.

October

Psychology Co-operative Education Program (PCOP) admission deadline approaching

The deadline to apply to the Psychology Co-operative Education Program (PCOP) is approaching on October 15th (applications accepted on next business day). 
Details: https://www.mun.ca/psychology/undergraduates/undergraduate-studies--/psychology-co-op-program-pcop/ 
Contact: Julie Kavanagh, julie.kavanagh@mun.ca

See the PCOP flyer.

Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The Faculty of Science held its annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony recently, recognizing the top 10 per cent of its students.

In addition, the awards honour the service, scholarship and teaching of faculty and staff.

September

PSYC Central (Help Centre) Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING ON OCTOBER 5th 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

PSYC Central is the Department of Psychology's help centre. It aims to assist any MUN undergraduate students who have questions about psychology coursework - especially students enrolled in first and second-year courses. We also provide a quiet space where students can study, learn about the programs and resources offered by the department, and socialize with their peers.

Located in SN-3071, we are open for walk-ins every weekday - no appointments are needed! For our hours of operation, please consult the schedule online or outside the SN-3071 door.

Public lecture to discuss ways families, schools and communities can help children thrive

An upcoming fast-paced and story-filled public lecture will explore what resilience means to children from many different backgrounds.

Dr. Michael Ungar, Dalhousie University, will give the Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture in Child Health and Development on Oct. 5

Quartet of researchers elected to Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2022

It’s a Memorial milestone.

Four leading women researchers are receiving one of the country’s top academic honours — all at once.

The early-career researchers are among 2022’s inductees to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (RSC).

The honorees include Dr. Sheila Garland, associate professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, who is cross-appointed to the Discipline of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine.

August

Scholarship honours legacy - and non-traditional path - of Dr. Doris Babstock

To honour an exceptional wife, mother and scholar, Dr. Doris Babstock's husband and their children established a scholarship in her name to support other students who, like her, find themselves on non-traditional academic paths.

July

Thinking critically about past, present and future technological innovations

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (HSS) new certificate in the history and philosophy of science and technology is of broad interest to students of science, engineering, medicine, humanities and social sciences.

The program will challenge students to think critically and analytically about the consequences of past, present and future technological innovations on human existence, and the world we inhabit.

Doctor of psychology program feeling impacts of cancelled residency program

Since the creation of the Faculty of Science’s doctor of psychology (PsyD) program in 2009, 21 of the 36 graduates, or nearly 60 per cent, have stayed in Newfoundland and Labrador.

However, the suspension of one of the province’s two residency programs for clinical psychologists may have an impact on the number who choose to remain in the future.

June

Nearly $8 million invested to accelerate diverse research discoveries

Memorial researchers, including those in the Faculty of Science, have secured nearly $8 million in competitive funding for research projects ranging from childhood amnesia to ocean biodiversity to renewable energy systems.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the results of its 2022 Discovery Research Programs competition on June 23.

In total, NSERC is investing $7,900,226 at Memorial.

Thinking about underrepresented scientists and cultural contributions to science

A creative assignment in a chemistry class got students learning about how scientific concepts are viewed by other cultures, or how scientists from other cultures contribute to scientific knowledge.

Chemistry 1051 students were asked to present a biography of an Indigenous; person of colour; a woman, trans or non-conforming or non-binary scientist; or how a science concept is relevant in their culture or another culture.

New unit offers clinical, social and health psychology research opportunities

A new research unit based in the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre has been producing significant results.

The Psychosocial Collaborative Research Unit (PCRU) at the SWCC launched in October 2020, with the goal of supporting students, faculty and applied researchers with an opportunity to conduct collaborative applied research in the areas of clinical, social and health psychology.

April

A day of family fun and education under the blue whale skeleton

On Saturday, May 14, everyone is invited to an open house event that will take place under and around the blue whale skeleton that hangs in Memorial's new Core Science Facility.

Come learn the story of the whale skeleton and take part in interactive learning opportunities, and have lots of fun along the way.

Faculty of Science holds interdisciplinary research conference

The Faculty of Science held its first interdisciplinary research conference April 8-9.

Scientific Endeavours in Academia (SEA) brought together undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty from across the faculty’s nine departments and five interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Psychology hosts annual day to recognize student achievement

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science celebrated its 12th annual Research Day recently and recognized both student research and staff teaching.

March

Psychology Department Colloquium - Jared Trask

For this week's Colloquium, on March 25th, we will be joined by Jared Trask. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Investigating Backwards Conditioning for Covert Memory Capture in Female C57BL/6 Mice: Preliminary Findings

Summary: Prolonged exposure therapy is one of the primary treatment methods for PTSD and other fear-related disorders, however, existing therapies require the patient to re-submit themselves to traumatic memories/cues. Thus, the question becomes can we cause a fear memory to become unstable through indirect re-exposure so we may selectively target and eliminate it? In forward fear conditioning (Classical Pavlovian Conditioning), animals associate the cue (Conditioned Stimulus; CS) with the shock (Unconditioned Stimulus; US), rather than the context because the cue is a better predictor. On the other hand, in backward conditioning, the cue is presented after the shock delivery and subsequent presentation of the cue indirectly reactivates the context's memory and therefore, the context–shock association. My current research further investigates "covert" memory erasure, using backward conditioning and hypothesizes that a backward CS reactivates a contextual fear engram in the hippocampus in the absence of re-exposure to the conditioning context allowing for manipulation of an indirectly retrieved contextual fear memory. This talk will discuss my experimental findings to date along with a brief overview of the final experiment(s) to investigate whether a single injection of rapamycin is sufficient to extinguish an indirectly retrieved contextual fear memory (induced via backward conditioning) and block freezing behaviour when the subject is re-exposed to the initial conditioning context.

Reminder: Colloquium takes place at 3 pm in A1046

 

Psychology Department Colloquium - Gillian Foley

For this week's Colloquium, on March 11th, we will be joined by Gillian Foley. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Correctional Officers’ Experiences with Transgender Prisoners in Canadian Federal Prisons

Summary: Since December of 2017, Canada’s federal correctional system allows prisoners to be assigned to prisons according to their gender. This presentation discusses how correctional officers’ experiences working with transgender prisoners affect their views of safety and discretion. As prison is a gender binary space, policies and procedures surrounding transgender prisoners remain difficult to navigate. Although most correctional officers appear to be supportive of transgender placement policies, the addition of new policies places further stressors on an already stressful occupation. This presentation will explore the main themes discussed during interviews with 77 correctional officers and the implications of these findings.

Reminder: Colloquium takes place at 3 pm in A1046

February

Psychology Department Colloquium - Samantha Scurrey

For this week's Colloquium, on February 18th, we will be joined by Samantha Scurrey. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Internalized Weight-bias and Psychological Correlates, and the Role of Social Support Among Individuals Seeking Bariatric Surgery

Summary: Mental illnesses are heightened among individuals seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery when compared with the general population. An important factor to consider when examining the increased rates of mental illnesses among individuals seeking bariatric surgery that has been largely neglected until recently is internalized weight bias (IWB). IWB has been found to be positively associated with psychological disorders and factors, and negatively associated with self-esteem and quality of life. However, one limitation of the current research is the limited consideration paid to socially desirable responding which has been found to be heightened in this population. Further, it is paramount to investigate factors that may be protective against IWB and related consequences. One potential protective factor of IWB is social support, which has not yet been explored. The current study aims to 1) examine the association between IWB and symptoms of depression, anxiety, binge eating, self-esteem and quality of life and 2) investigate the potential moderating role of social support between IWB and significant mental health and quality of life outcomes.

Reminder: Colloquium this week will also be virtual as the presenter is out-of-province. Meeting details are below:

Psychology Department Colloquium - Keltie Pratt

For this week's Colloquium, on February 11th, we will be joined by Keltie Pratt. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Insomnia Symptoms on Suicide Risk in Canadian Adults

Summary: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur before the age of 18. ACEs are highly prevalent and exposure to these experiences can negatively impact an individual’s overall health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Potential consequences of these experiences include experiencing insomnia and insomnia symptoms and an increased risk for suicide and related behaviours. Research has also demonstrated the connection between poor sleep and risk for suicide. Despite these associations being well established, much less is understood about the relationship between these three variables. The purpose of the current study is to determine whether the relationship between insomnia symptoms and suicide risk is moderated by the experience of childhood adversities within a community sample of Canadian adults.

Reminder: Colloquium this week will be virtual, meeting details below:

January

Psychology Department Colloquium - David Storey

For this week's Colloquium, on January 28th, we will be joined by David Storey. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Gender Differences in Attachment in Youth Involved with the Street: An Exploratory Study

Summary: Youth involved in the street (YIS) have been shown to suffer from higher rates of attachment insecurity, childhood maltreatment, and psychopathology than their non-street involved peers, yet little is known about how male and female YIS differ in their expression of attachment. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between gender, attachment orientation, childhood maltreatment, and psychopathology in a sample of YIS to generate hypotheses for future research and inform targeted therapeutic interventions in this underserved population. The study combined data from two previously collected samples of youth (108 total: 67 males, 41 females), aged 15 to 24, recruited from a community non-profit organization in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, who were administered validated self-report measures of attachment orientation, childhood maltreatment, and psychopathology. Statistical analyses included robust one-way multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA), robust independent samples t tests, and robust multiple regressions using a running-interval smooth. The analysis revealed that female YIS report significantly higher rates of attachment anxiety and childhood maltreatment, but comparable rates of attachment avoidance and psychopathology relative to male YIS. Rates of attachment anxiety strongly predict rates of attachment avoidance in female but not male YIS; further, this is expressed in a strongly curvilinear fashion. Implications of these findings are discussed relative to gender-based theories of attachment and the provision of targeted mental health interventions in YIS.  

Reminder: Colloquium will be virtual this week, meeting details below:

Information for Students Interested in Applying for a Major in Psychology/Behavioural Neuroscience

For students who are interested in applying to the BA/BSc Major in Psychology or BSc Major in Behavioral Neuroscience, please note that a new application form is currently being developed. You will need to complete this new form in order to be admitted into these major programs for Fall 2022. The new form will be available later this semester, probably by early March, and will be posted on the psychology department webpage. The deadline for application is June 1st, 2022. If you have any questions, you can contact me, Dr. Anju Anand, the Academic Program Officer for Psychology at psychundergradadvisor@mun.ca or psyugradadvice@mun.ca

Psychology Department Colloquium - Nicole Eddy

For this week's Colloquium, on January 21st, we will be joined by Nicole Eddy. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: The Impact of Executive Dysfunction on the Mathematics Achievement of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Summary: Executive Function (EF) involves the neurological processes behind how we organize environmental information, plan, and direct behaviour. EF components have been found to be related to mathematical performance. Individuals on the autism spectrum often experience challenges with their executive functioning- what is referred to as “executive dysfunction”. Additionally, autistic individuals display a widespread pattern of mathematic achievement, with both below and above IQ-expected performance, and are significantly more like to be diagnosed with a math-based learning disability than the general population. Considering the relationship between EF and math performance, the present study intends to explore this relationship in an autistic youth sample.

Reminder: This Colloquium is virtual, meeting details below

2021


April

Call for Nominations for Two Additional Convocation Awards 2020-2021

The following awards are available to students who have or will be graduating in the 2020-21 Academic Year. Inquiries about these awards can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Walsh at psychdeputyhead@mun.ca

Captain Robert Bartlett Award

Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award

Click here for more information on how to apply

March

Call for Nominations for The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

This award was established in memory of Dr. James L. Walker, a Brandon University department head, psychology professor and research consultant whose innovative teaching, socially relevant research and integration of research into treatment programs for Alzheimer’s patients transformed the lives of students, colleagues and patients. Valued at $1,000, it will be awarded at convocation to a graduating undergraduate student in the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience honors program who has demonstrated both academic excellence (a minimum of clear standing) and leadership within their community. The award will be conferred by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Psychology.

If you would like to be considered for this award please e-mail Carolyn Walsh (psychdeputyhead@mun.ca) with the subject line: Walker Convocation Award Application. Attached to your email should be a single pdf document which consists of: 1) your resume/cv and, 2) a one-page summary of how you have demonstrated leadership within your community. Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5 pm

Seeking nominations for 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 of teaching and evaluating psychology, and his enthusiasm for teaching was shared with all those who took his classes. To honour Rennie’s commitment to teaching psychology, the department has created the Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

See the nomination form for further details

Four scholarships available to students majoring in psychology or behavioural neuroscience

The Memorial University Undergraduate Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience Society is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students majoring in psychology or behavioural neuroscience.

To apply, students must submit a PDF application package to psychdeputyhead@mun.ca with the subject line “Award Application:” followed by the name of the specific award being applied for. Students who intend to to apply for multiple awards must submit a separate PDF application package for each award. Selection will be determined by the departmental awards committee. Please see below for award descriptions and required documents to include in the application package. The deadline for applications is March 26th 2021 at 5:00pm. Late applications will not be considered. Please note only successful applicants will be notified of the award decision. Questions about the application process can be directed to munpsychsociety@gmail.com.

See more....

2020


December

Return to campus update

The initiative to return staff to campus will resume in the new year, based on public health directives and COVID alert levels. 

Delayed winter 2021 semester start

The official start date of winter 2021 classes in most programs at the St. John's campus, Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute will be moved to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

November

Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience Winter Wellness Basket

The Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience Society are selling tickets for a Winter Wellness basket valued at over $550.00! All proceeds from the basket are to raise money for student scholarships within our department as well as a community donation(s)! Tickets for the basket are $2 each or 3 for $5. The draw date is December 10th!

The basket includes :

-2 pairs of Beckem Clay earrings ($40)

-A 1-month Base Camp Membership for Mount Pearl Summit Centre ($50)

-Bespoke 2-week unlimited membership ($65)

-Lesters Farm gift card ($25)

-The Pantry Café gift certificates ($30)

-Piatto free pizza certificate ($35)

-Cinched gift certificate ($40)

-Booster Juice gift card ($25)

-nlsuave crewneck ($40)

-Saltwater Designs crewneck ($48)

-Student-made crewneck ($25)

-Goulds Pharmachoice Care Package and $50 Avalon Mall gift card ($80)

-Dream It Designs Reusable Cup ($15)

-Kent Care Package ($50)

-Two colouring books, colouring markers, beatable slippers, essential oils ($75)

Please contact munpsychsociety@gmail.com if you are interested in buying some tickets and someone from exec or the social/volunteer committee will contact you!

*Ticket buyers must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and must be able to pick up the prize package in the St. John’s metro region, shipping will not be an option*

Return to campus postponed

Due to rising cases of COVID-19 throughout Newfoundland and Labrador at this time, Memorial University is postponing the return to campus initiative for non-academic staff scheduled for this week.

This applies to all campuses and locations. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Reminders for employees gradual return to campus

All employees should already have discussed their gradual return to campus plans with their supervisor starting the week of Nov. 23.

Winter fees

Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the upcoming semester.

Return to campus

Memorial University is adopting a gradual approach to bringing staff back to campus.

October

Update on international students

Memorial approved to welcome new international students, oversee travel and isolation requirements

Applications for PsyD Program Suspended

Because of complications with program delivery due to COVID-19, the Department of Psychology will not be taking any applications for the PsyD program this year. The earliest we would be taking applications would be Dec. 1st, 2021 for the program starting in Fall of 2022.

Update to employees on Memorial's COVID response

The following message is being sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Abrahams as chair of Vice-Presidents Council.

Earlier this week, Memorial announced the winter 2021 academic semester will remain primarily remote. Many employees who continue to work from home may wonder what it means for you. As well, units may be considering how this announcement impacts operations.

September

Update on winter 2021 semester

Memorial will continue to operate in a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the winter 2021 semester. This decision was taken in a special meeting of the university Senate today. Read more in the Gazette.

Help limit the spread: Memorial endorses COVID Alert app

Recently the province of Newfoundland and Labrador adopted the new COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of the virus. The app is designed to let Canadians know whether they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Memorial is endorsing the app and encourages faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download the app for free to help protect yourself and others.

August

Non-medical face masks mandatory beginning Aug. 24

Since early July, Memorial has strongly encouraged wearing non-medical masks while on campus. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 masks must be worn in public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador as issued in a special measures order by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Medical Officer. Therefore, non-medical masks will be mandatory beginning on Monday for Memorial faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Remote learning technology requirements for fall 2020

Memorial University has developed general technology standards for remote/online learning across Memorial’s campuses in fall 2020.

July

New tools and resources hub for students: MUNUp

Memorial launched MUNUp, a new online tools and resources hub to help students succeed while learning remotely. With transition and orientation programs, services, virtual events and community engagement opportunities, the sky’s the limit.

 

Update on university travel outside of Newfoundland and Labrador during COVID-19

Memorial University continues to actively monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. Requests for university travel within and outside of Canada deemed essential for student academic progression, research purposes, and faculty and staff activities, will be supported with certain key elements in place (e.g. proof of health insurance coverage) in advance of the travel, and travel request approval from the dean or director of a unit.

COVID-19 prevention best practices

The province has been successful at flattening the curve of COVID-19. It’s important to continue to be vigilant and ensure we keep in mind that preventing another outbreak or minimizing impacts will depend on our collective adherence to best practices.

A message to science students regarding the fall semester

The fall semester at Memorial University, including in the Faculty of Science, will continue to be primarily a remote teaching and learning environment for students. As previously stated, full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.

Update on fall semester

On July 14 undergraduate students of Memorial University will begin the course registration process for the fall semester. In preparation for this task, we would like to remind the university community that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020.

Correction: Update on fall semester

Students in designated courses in Engineering will have limited forms of in-person, on-campus lab activities which will be communicated separately from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to students. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier Newsline message.

June

Fall fees

Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester

Alert Level 2 update: living in our campus communities with COVID-19

As the province moves to alert level 2, Memorial has completed the process to provide faculty access to their individual offices on the St. John’s campus, the libraries are moving to expand services in all six of their branches and the Botanical Garden has opened for the season with health and safety measures in place.

Campus access: remaining buildings on St. John`s Campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John’s campus, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, all remaining buildings including Physical Education, St. John’s College, Music, Spencer, Coughlan College and Ocean Sciences Centre will be ready for faculty members to return to their individual offices from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access, which can be coordinated with your unit's key requester.

Faculty access to additional buildings on St. John’s campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Monday, June 22, buildings for Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Queen’s College, Business, Henrietta Harvey and Biotechnology will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access.

Faculty access to Bruneau, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings starts Thursday

As a follow up to last week’s message regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Thursday, June 18, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Recipients of the Bill McKim Honours Thesis Award

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Bill McKim Honours Thesis Award for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Olivia Dutton (supervised by Sue Walling): Behavioural staging of a pretangle rat model of sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease: Longitudinal effects of locus coeruleus htauE14 on odour discrimination.

Sarah Higdon (supervised by Scott Deibel & Ian Webb): Influence of a circadian rhythm disruption paradigm on hippocampal-dependent memory retention and hippocampal physiology.

Call for Nominations for The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

This award was established in memory of Dr. James L. Walker, a Brandon University department head, psychology professor and research consultant whose innovative teaching, socially relevant research and integration of research into treatment programs for Alzheimer’s patients transformed the lives of students, colleagues and patients. Valued at $1,000, it will be awarded at convocation to a graduating undergraduate student in the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience honors program who has demonstrated both academic excellence (a minimum of clear standing) and leadership within their community. The award will be conferred by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Psychology.

If you would like to be considered for this award please e-mail Christina Thorpe (psychdeputyhead@mun.ca) your resume/cv and a 1-page summary of how you have demonstrated leadership within your community. All of these documents should be included as one pdf document. Deadline: 5:00 pm, June 22, 2020

Plan for faculty return to campus

As a follow up to last week’s message, we want to provide an update regarding the plan to enable faculty to return to individual offices on a more regular basis.

AUS suspends competition until January 2021

Atlantic University Sport has announced the decision to suspend all conference regular season and postseason competition until January 2021. 

Update: Guiding Principles for Living with COVID-19 in our communities and more

Newfoundland and Labrador continues to operate under Public Health COVID-19 Alert Levels, which outline services, businesses and functions allowed to operate at each alert level. The province is currently scheduled to move to Alert Level 3 on Monday, June 8. Work is ongoing at Memorial to implement a phased resumption of on-campus academic, research and administrative activities, in consideration of government’s five-level approach.

May

Changes to the Major Admission Process Due to COVID-19

This year there will be changes to the Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience majors application process due to the various grading options that have been introduced in response to the COVID-19 situation. Changes are as follows:

1. Students will be considered eligible for admission to the major if they receive either a passing numerical grade or a PAS in the required courses (i.e. the requirement for a min average of 65 in PSYC 1000/1001, and a min average of 60 in PSYC/Math/CRW will not be required)

2. The average used to determine admission will be calculated using an applicant’s numerical grades received this semester and any past numerical grades

3. In order to be considered for admission, students must submit the online application form before June 1 (even if they are waiting on deferred exams or are finishing the required courses over the summer). We will not consider any applications received after June 1. Applicants who will be writing deferred exams should note in the Comments field in which courses they will be writing a deferred exam.

4. We’ll reserve a portion of seats this year since some applicants will likely choose to have deferred exams in required courses. All applicants that aren’t accepted initially will be put on a waitlist with all applicants that have deferred exams for required courses. Acceptance from the waitlist will be confirmed after deferred exam grades are released (Sept). The number of seats that are reserved will depend on the number of applicants that choose to write deferred exams in the required courses.

Many students have asked whether they should go with a PAS/FAL grade or the deferred exam option—either are fine, you should go with whichever option you think will increase your chance of admission.

If you have any questions please direct them to Cathy Hyde (psyugradadvice@mun.ca).

Memorial to offer remote program delivery for fall 2020

Memorial University will welcome new and returning students to a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the fall semester. Full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.

COVID-19 update to university

As we approach Monday, May 11, and the scheduled move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 as outlined by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, many of you may wonder what that means for Memorial. At this point, none of the restrictions currently in place at Memorial will change if the Level 4 status is implemented by the province on May 11.

A message to science students regarding the fall semester

The fall semester at Memorial University, including in the Faculty of Science, will continue to be primarily a remote teaching and learning environment for students. As previously stated, full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.

April

Update from the Department of Human Resources

Further to previous messaging from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) regarding the ramping up of remote work, managers should now be engaging with all staff to determine work that can be completed remotely.

Guide to Financial Supports and Programs

Student Life has created a comprehensive Guide to Financial Supports and Employment Programs.

Self-Service Grading Option page extended for 24 hours

As this has been an unprecedented semester and some instructors will not be able to submit Winter 2020 grades until April 25, the Student Self-Service Grading Option page will remain available to students for an additional 24 hours, closing on Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. (NDT).

Status of fall 2020 semester

Memorial University is actively considering scenarios for innovative program delivery for the fall 2020 semester. We are committed to providing students with full access to our quality academic programs, despite the challenges that may come.

Building update April 16: Further building access controls for all campuses

Message from the President and Provost

Due to the unprecedented emergency situation that has resulted in the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is enacting further measures related to buildings access on all our campuses to enhance social distancing and keep our community safe. By ensuring we are aware of who is on campus, we are better able to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students who must come to campus.

Update on general admissions for 2020-21 academic year

On Tuesday, April 14, Memorial’s Senate waived the undergraduate general admission overall average requirement of 70 per cent for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students in the graduating class of 2020 who apply to attend Memorial University in the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021).

Reminder: Personal protective equipment (PPE) collection

As a reminder, Memorial continues to identify and collect personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.

St. John's campus revised building hours

Effective April 9, Memorial is phasing in reduced building access on St. John's campus, beginning with reduced building hours. Buildings will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and will be locked on weekends and holidays. 

Student emergency funds

Many students are facing a range of stressful disruptions in their lives as a result of the worldwide health pandemic. Cancellation of all in-person classes, a full move to remote learning and having to quickly vacate residences – combined with isolation measures, job loss and travel bans – have created particular hardships for students who lack other supports.

A message from Dr. Vianne Timmons

As we start the week, I wanted to pause for a moment to express a sincere thank you to the hundreds of critical employees who have been working tirelessly and constantly since the start of Memorial’s COVID-19 response.

Update on student fees and PAS/FAL choice

Suspension of two student fees for spring semester and update on PAS/FAL choice

March

Spring registration update

Information on revised start date for Spring registration for graduate and undergraduate students

Bonne Bay Marine Station Public Aquarium postpones opening

To assist with proactively preventing the spread of COVID-19, the seasonal re-opening of the Bonne Bay Marine Station’s Public Aquarium, which was previously scheduled for May 16th, has been postponed until further notice.

Message to the university community from Dr. Gary Kachanoski

This has been a momentous week at Memorial as the first week of remote instruction draws to a close. I want to send a heartfelt thanks to all of our students, faculty and staff for your patience, hard work and perseverance in making this transition happen. It has taken an army of people to get us here, and the job is certainly not over yet. We must continue to work together toward the successful completion of the winter 2020 semester for our students.

Update on Feild Hall residence, research and the Writing Centre

Update on Feild Hall residence; on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants; and the Writing Centre

Statement on Feild Hall residence

The health and safety of our students is our primary concern during these unprecedented times. In consultation with Memorial University, The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has given notice to Feild Hall residents notice to vacate the building. This decision was made based on health and safety considerations. Memorial has made an offer to relocate students to another residence, MacPherson Hall. The university is providing each of the residents a room at a discounted rate so that they will pay no additional rent. As well, the university will provide the students, at a discounted rate, access to the university meal plan.

Direct deposit forms required by March 27

A reminder to employees and pensioners who are currently paid by cheque, you are required to move to direct deposit to ensure pay cheques continue during this uncertain and evolving situation.

Identification and collection of PPE

Memorial’s emergency operations centre (EOC) is identifying personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.

Student Update

Information on counselling services and computer labs

Faculty and staff update on critical functions, remote work and prioritizing work assignments

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work together to transition our operations while maintaining our commitment to support students, faculty and staff. Over the past week you’ve likely had questions about what you should be working on from home. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and your managers have been working to identity what functions are most critical at this time, and how we continue our work during this uncertain time.

Updates on enrolment verification, remote academic advising, bookstore resources

This update includes information about Registrar's Office and School of Graduate Studies processing times, remote academic advising options at all campuses and resources available for students from the bookstore.

Processing and service times for Registrar's Office and School of Graduate Studies

Most of the Registrar’s Office staff and School of Graduate Studies staff are working remotely. As a result, processing and service times for many of our services have increased, including requests for enrolment verification letters, official transcripts, supporting admission documents, etc. As we continue to practice social distancing, we are discouraging students from coming on campus at this time to drop off or pick up documents. Please do not visit our offices at this time.

Health Research Ethics Authority Research Ethics Office

The Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) Research Ethics Office (REO) has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. In light of recent restrictions, the REO of the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) wishes to advise researchers that, effective immediately, their research protocols must be modified or delayed to avoid face-to-face personal interactions with research participants.

UPDATED INFORMATION: Classrooms, teaching labs and study rooms closing on all campuses

Updated opening hours and occupancy limits for computer labs that remain open for students who do not have personal computer access for remote learning.

Update on spring semester, spring convocation and MUNSafe

Memorial’s spring semester, including intersession and summer session, will continue with remote instruction of all courses at all campuses. This means in-person on-campus courses will not resume before September 2020 Additionally, Memorial will will postpone Spring Convocation 2020 ceremonies that were scheduled for May 14 in Corner Brook and May 26-29 in St. John’s.

 

Classrooms, teaching labs and study rooms closing on all campuses

Effective tomorrow, Monday, March 23, instruction at Memorial University officially resumes remotely.

Accessible remote teaching and learning guidelines

The Blundon Centre has developed guidelines to assist faculty and instructors with incorporating accessibility into remote teaching and learning approaches.

Message from the President to the University Community

This has been an unprecedented week for our university and our communities. I hope you are each taking care of yourselves, practicing social distancing and hand washing, and doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Course Evaluation Questionnaires

Memorial will not administer Course Evaluation Questionnaires (CEQs) for the winter 2020 semester. 

Supporting research activities during COVID-19

As Memorial and the world assess the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial is committed to supporting our researchers in continuing their research activities.

Academic updates

Spring semester registration, waived regulations and more information for students

Update for students, employees and instructors

Information for instructors, remote workers, students and employees.

Update on final exams for Winter 2020 semester

Students are advised that there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April. This includes both on campus and online invigilated exams. A proposal regarding final exams has been approved.

Update from the Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward.

Update for employees regarding work arrangements

Following the message earlier today regarding suspension of classes, employees should consult with their managers immediately regarding their work arrangement.

Update on suspension of classes and change in library hours - 12:55 p.m.

Based on ongoing consultation with units and a determination of their ability to be responsive, and the evolving public health environment, Memorial University has moved up the timeline for suspension of all classes. As of end of day Tuesday, March 17, all classes (in person and online) on all campuses will be suspended. Unless your individual instructor has advised otherwise, all academic programming, including midterms and evening classes, will go ahead today, March 17. Remote delivery of classes is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 23, as previously announced. Students with questions about their classes should contact their instructor.

Update on COVID-19 response - March 16

This important update includes information for students, faculty and staff. Of particular note: all students who reside on the island of Newfoundland are required to vacate student residences by end of day, Friday, March 20. Childcare Centre is closed immediately until further notice. Memorial is encouraging remote work with the understanding that university priorities are the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; maintaining the academic integrity of the semester; and critical university operations. To allow for social distancing and to help employees manage the current demands, employees are asked to work with their supervisor to facilitate remote work arrangements where operationally feasible. Unless you currently have arrangements with your supervisor, report to work as scheduled.

2019


October

Seeking nominations for the Charlie Riggs and Cathy Macdonald Riggs Memorial Award

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the Charlie Riggs and Cathy Macdonald Riggs Memorial Award. If you would like to be considered for this awards and are a Behavioural Neuroscience student, please e-mail Dr. Christina Thorpe (psychdeputyhead@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 Friday, November 1 at 9:00 am.

Seeking nominations for 4 scholarships

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 (psychdeputyhead@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 Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00 am. Pleasesee attached.

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership

The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship

Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites Inc. (ROLES) Science Bursary

Dr. Wallace Rendell Scholarship

September

The Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture

The Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 7 p.m. at Memorial University, St. John's Campus in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Room IIC-2001. Free parking is available in Lot 17. Reception to follow.

Title: Health Inequality in Children and Youth and the Wealth of Nations

Speaker: Dr. Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada Research Chair in Social Inequality in Child Health (Tier II)

Abstract: The odds that a child is healthy, happy and doing well in school all progressively improve as social class rises. This social pattern tracks strongly into adulthood and defines health inequities throughout life. In Canada, there are five- to ten-fold differences in the rates of some illnesses and a 10-year gap in life expectancy across socioeconomic conditions. Internationally, child and youth health varies depending on economic wealth and inequality. Using research on poverty, inequality, bullying, and corporal punishment, this talk examines the social and moral implications of health inequality in early-life, policy choices that shape opportunities to be healthy, and potential consequences of inaction.

July

Registration for PSYC 499A/B and PSYC 4910

If you would like to register for PSYC 4910 and you meet the requirements for this courses, please email psyugradadvice@mun.ca.

If you would like to register for PSYC 499A/B, then both you and your honours supervisor need to e-mail psyugradadvice@mun.ca.

If you do not yet have a supervisor lined up and you plan to take 499A in the Fall 2019 semester, you should e-mail psychdeputyhead@mun.ca

April

Seeking Nominations for The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

This award was established in memory of Dr. James L. Walker, a Brandon University department head, psychology professor and research consultant whose innovative teaching, socially relevant research and integration of research into treatment programs for Alzheimer’s patients transformed the lives of students, colleagues and patients. Valued at $1,000, it will be awarded at convocation to a graduating undergraduate student in the Psychology or Behavioural Neuroscience honors program who has demonstrated both academic excellence (a minimum of clear standing) and leadership within their community. The award will be conferred by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Head, Department of Psychology.

See more....

Psychology Research Day Award Winners

The following awards were presented at the 10th Annual Psychology Research Day:

1) Best Talk was presented to Jillian Cleary (Behavioural Neuroscience - Thorpe): Can Endogenous Circadian Oscillators Impair Hippocampal-Dependent Learning in an Animal Model of Social Jetlag?

2) Best Poster was presented to Liam Foley (Cognition - Fawcett/Surprenant): Auditory Working Memory: Exploring Differences Between Musicians and Non-Musicians

3) Robert Adamec Award for Best Neuroscience Poster was presented to Emma Nolan (Behavioural Neuroscience - Blundell): Preconception predator stress impairs spatial learning and memory in adult offspring following a mild stressor

4) The Winners of Best Thesis Award (endowed by Bill McKim and Science Atlantic students 2016-2017) were (in no particular order):

Jessica O’Dea (Animal Behaviour - Wilson): Does anthropogenic noise impair reproductive success in Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis)?

Sarah Torraville (Behavioural Neuroscience - Yuan/Walling): Exploring the Influence of Phasic and Tonic Patterns of Locus Coeruleus Activity on Exploratory Behaviour and Anxiety in Rats Using Optogenetics

5) Award for Outstanding Research Contribution in the Field of Psychology was presented to Anna Walsh

6) Psychology Society Award was presented to Lucas Walters

7) Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Jamie Drover.

 

10th Annual Psychology Research Day

On Monday April 8, please join the department of psychology as we celebrate the research achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students over the past year. The day will include:

1. Oral presentations by honours and masters students.

2. Poster session showcasing the research conducted by the undergraduate honours students.

3. An award’s ceremony. 

Presentations and award’s ceremony will take place in a1043. Poster session and lunch will occur in the Bruneau Centre atrium.

See the schedule here

March

Seeking nominations for new research award

The Department of Psychology at Memorial University is seeking nominations for the newly established “Award for Outstanding Research Contribution in the field of Psychology” in recognition of the 10th annual Department of Psychology Research Day.

Please see this information on how to apply.

Seeking Nominations for Two Awards

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations for two awards.  The deadline is March 25th.   Please click on the links for more information.

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Psychology Society Award

Psychology Career Night

The Psychology Department will host a career night. Join us to hear from speakers in psychology-related occupations on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30p.m. in AA1046. See poster here

Psychology and Health Event

MUN Psychology Department presents Psychology and Health. This is a free event and will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 7-8p.m. in IIC-2001. Please RSVP to Psychology.Head@mun.ca.

See Poster Here

January

Seeking nominations for two scholarships

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations for the Colbourne Family Scholarship and the Toronto Alumni Scholarship. Information about these scholarships are posted below. If you are a psychology or behavioural neuroscience student who would like to be nominated for these awards please send Christina Thorpe (cthorpe@mun.ca) an e-mail that includes a letter stating why you think that you are a good candidate for this award and a resume/cv. Be sure to include your program or study and your student number. You can ask referees to send their reference letters to Dr. Thorpe. All documents must be received by Dr. Thorpe by 5 pm on January 22, 2019.

See here for more information.

2018


October

New course offered for Winter 2019

There will be a new selected topics course offered this coming Winter 2019 semester in animal behaviour on Visual Ecology (PSYC 4750).

For more information, see the poster.

September

The Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture in Child Health and Development

Dr. Stephanie Jones will present a lecture entitled "The Science and Practice of Social, Emotional, and Character Development in Schools".  It will take place Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001.

The Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture in Child Health and Development was established through generous gifts from the family and friends of the late Dr. Patricia Canning, a child psychologist, educator and researcher at Memorial University.

The purpose of the lecture series is to attract a leader in the broadly defined area of child health and development research or discovery, with a goal of providing wide-reaching benefit to both the public and the Memorial University community. Speakers must have an international reputation and have produced extensive research on issues relevant to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

See here for more information.

Psychology Colloquium Series Fall 2018 Schedule

The schedule for the Fall 2018 Psychology Department Colloquium Series has been announced. Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50pm in SN2101. You can view the schedule here.

April

Eastern Newfoundland Science & Technology Fair Awards

The Eastern Newfoundland Science & Technology Fair was held on April 13 and 14. The Psychology Award, sponsored by the Psychology Department and the Association of Psychologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, was awarded to the following students.

Seeking Two Convocation Awards Nominations

The Psychology Department is Seeking Nominations for Two Convocation Awards:

Reginald H. Brown Law Scholarship

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

Psychology Research Achievement Day

Please join the department of psychology as we celebrate the research achievements of our undergraduate and graduate students over the past year. The day will include:

1. Oral presentations by honours and masters students.

2. Poster session showcasing the research conducted by the undergraduate honours students.

3. An award’s ceremony.

Presentations and award’s ceremony will take place in a1043. Poster session and lunch will occur in the Bruneau Centre atrium.

See the scheduleand.

January

USRA and SURA application information

The Faculty of Science has 2 competitive programs of paid employment for science undergraduate students interested in conducting research projects with Faculty of Science academic staff members:

1. NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) program

2. Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA) program

The deadline for application submission for the 2018-2019 award cycle is Thursday 01 February 2018.

Psychology Colloquium Series Winter 2018 Schedule

The schedule for the Winter 2018 Psychology Department Colloquium Series has been announced. Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50pm in SN2101. You can view the schedule here.

2017


September

Seeking Nominations for Three Awards

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations from students for the following three 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 area good candidate for the award as well as a copy of your cv. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 19 at 4:00 pm.

The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership

Charlie Riggs and Cathy MacDonald Riggs Memorial Award

Psychology Department Colloquium Series

The schedule for the Fall 2017 Psychology Department Colloquium Series has been announced.  Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50pm in SN2101.  You can view the schedulehere.

April

Seeking Nominations for 2 Convocation Awards and 1 Scholarship

There are two Convocation Awards and one Scholarship with deadlines fast approaching:

The Reginald H. Brown Law Scholarship

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

Captain Robert Bartlett Award

See the attached document for further information and how to apply for each award.

 

March

The 8th Annual Psychology Research Day

Please join the Psychology Department as we celebrate the wonderful research our undergraduate and graduate students have undertaken this past year. The day will include talks by the second year masters students, a poster session of the honours theses, and an awards ceremony.

The talks and awards ceremony will take place in A1043.

The poster session and lunch will take place in the Bruneau Centre atrium.

See the full schedule.

 

Seeking Nominations for Two Awards

The Psychology Department is seeking nominations for two awards.  Please click on the links for more information.

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Psychology Society Award

January

Seeking nominations for two scholarships

The Psychology department is seeking nominations for two scholarships (see full details):

1) Toronto Alumni Scholarship

2) Colbourne Family Scholarship

Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience majors are asked to nominate themselves forthe award by sending a CV or resume, a letter detailing their leadership activities, andletters of reference directly to Dr. Christina Thorpe (cthorpe@mun.ca) of ourdepartmental awards committee. The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 23,2017 at 5:00 pm.

 

2016


September

Nominations Sought for Two Awards

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 your cv. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 pm.

The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited Science Scholarship

General Rick Hillier Scholarship in Science and Leadership

Psychology Department Colloquium Series

The schedule for the Fall 2016 Psychology Department Colloquium Series has been announced.  Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50pm in SN2101.  You can view the schedule here.

August

Congratulations to Spring Honours students

Congratulations to Whitney Manston, Michael Ryan, and Brad Yetman for successfully completing their Honours Degree in Psychology!

May

2016 Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Sixteen Psychology Honours students travelled to and presented their research at the Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference held in Moncton, NB, May 12-13. The MUN contingent was the largest of any single university. All of the presentations were....

April

Convocation Awards

There are three Convocation Awards with dealines approaching:

The Dr. James L. Walker Convocation Award

Captain Robert Bartlett award

Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award

See the attached document for further information and how to apply for each award.

 

The Reginald H. Brown Q.C. Memorial Scholarship

The Reginald H. Brown Q.C. Memorial Scholarship is established at Memorial University of Newfoundland in memory of Reginald H. Brown, K. St. J., Q.C., through generous lead donations by Pamela Brown and Reg’s colleagues at Cox & Palmer. Described as “a lawyer’s lawyer”, Reg Brown was a loyal friend and colleague who combined a very challenging and successful litigation practice with the leadership of his law firm as managing...

 

Psychology Research Day - April 7th

Please join the Psychology Department as we celebrate the wonderful research our undergraduate and graduate students have undertaken this past year.  The day will include talks by the second year masters students, a poster session of the honours theses, and an award's ceremony.

The talks and award's ceremony will take place in A1043.

The poster session and lunch will take place in the Bruneau Centre atrium.

See here for the full schedule.

 

March

What Can You Do With A Psychology Degree? - Psychological Paradigm Lecture Series

Looking for an answer to the question "What are you going to do with a psychology degree?" This weekly lecture series in March features professionals in the community who will share how a psychology degree has helped them reach success in their careers. Stay after the talk to network with the speaker and light refreshments.  Get the schedule here.

February

Save the Date - Psychology All-Year's Reunion

It’s time to go back to school! Memorial University’s Department of Psychology is hosting a reunion during MUNdays 2016 celebrations and you’re invited. Reconnect with old friends and classmates, chat with former professors and staff, reminisce about days gone by and share some laughs while celebrating psychology at Memorial. Whether you’ve been graduated for 5 years, 18 years or 43 years, we want to see you there!

January

The Psychology department is seeking nominations for the Toronto Graduate Scholarships.

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.....

Winter 2016 Colloquium Schedule Announced

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.

2015


October

Important Degree Information - Last offering of PSYC 3801

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.

September

Graduate Student Positions in Animal Behaviour (Spring 2016) - Wilson Lab

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....

Psychology Department is seeking nominations for two awards

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

Fall 2015 Psychology Department Colloquium Schedule

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.