eNewsletter Feb 5/ 2021
Beat the Winter Blues!

February is here and with plenty of snow in Ontario.

We hope you are enjoying your classes and are taking care of yourself.
Scroll down for tips and tricks to beat the winter blues!
Important Dates
  • February 15: Family Day (classes will not be held)
  • February 16-19: Winter mid-term Reading Week (all classes cancelled)
  • February 19: deadline to secure PSYC faculty approval for NSERC USRA
Summer 2021 NSERC-Undergraduate Student Research Awards - applications open now!
We are excited to announce the 2021 NSERC USRA Program information!

The NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Awards) are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. If you would like to gain research work experience that complements your studies in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. We encourage qualified Indigenous, women, visible minorities, BIPOC, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons to apply for this award.

You must work under the supervision of a faculty member. The Psychology Faculty members listed on our website are accepting applications for Summer 2021.  
Please follow up with them directly via email with your unofficial transcript to apply.

The deadline to secure Faculty approval is Friday, February 19, 2021.

Please review our website for details and reach out if you have any questions!

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) Program provides students an experiential learning opportunity to participate in social sciences, humanities and/or creative arts research under the supervision of a Queen's faculty member. The program is intended to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in discovery-based learning and to develop research and presentation skills.
The application deadline is 9:00am EST, Monday, March 1, 2021. Contact Traci Allen for more details.
3rd year Major students - PSYC 501 (Thesis)
If you are in your 3rd (or 4th year) of the PSYC Major and wish to apply for the PSYC Thesis (PSYC 501), it's time to think about applying for next year!

Our specific PSYC Thesis website has important information about eligibility, deadlines, process and application form, and PSYC Faculty accepting students for next year.

Please read the information carefully and don't hesitate to reach out for questions!

The period for students to submit applications is Monday, March 1st - Monday, March 8th, 2021.
Student Wellness
Queen's Student Wellness Services offers a variety of support and services

to book an appointment

Explore QUIP - Queen’s paid internship program
QUIP is a great opportunity to earn an internship that goes on your transcript, AND you get paid for your work! QUIP also provides opportunities for building a deeper professional network, and for translating your knowledge into a new applied setting.
QUIP Advising: every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11AM - 12PM EST, to access visit the Events Calendar in MyCareer

See current postings below and on the QUIP website:
Student Academic Success Services

Free skills workshops
We have some awesome and fun group sessions coming up on Zoom this month. Read on and register!
Editing Skills: 10 Feb, 1pm/6pm
Learn some top editing skills to take those essays and reports to the next level.

Beating Procrastination: 17 Feb, 1pm/6pm
Procrastination haunts us all, but you can beat it! Join us for a few minutes and we’ll save you hours of wasted time as the deadlines mount up.

Write Nights: Weekly
Our weekly dive into grammar and style, continues every Tuesday (7pm) and Thursday (9am). This month’s topics are
  • sentence variety
  • participles
  • popic sentences
  • and a special drop-in for you to put your trickiest grammar and style questions to us!

Choose your sessions and sign up here.
Are you in Psychology? Or thinking of majoring or minoring in it?
Join the Psychology Department's Slack channel to communicate with other Psychology students and members of the Department Student Council!
If you haven't used Slack before, or need a reminder, see this tutorial on how to download it:
I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference
The 15th annual I@Q conference will take place online March 11-12, 2021 to promote and showcase undergraduate research and creative work. Please consider sharing your ideas! We welcome work in progress and individual or group projects! Consider putting together a student panel related to an inquiry project or projects in a single course to describe what you learned about the inquiry process, its challenges and rewards.
Submission deadline is Friday, February 12th, 2021
Global Biomedical Design Conference 2021
Join us for the 2021 Global Biomedical Design Conference (GBDC)
Friday March 12th - Sunday March 14th.
The GBDC aims to target health related topics on a global scale. The theme of the 2021 conference is: the implementation of biomedical soft robotics to improve socioeconomic status in developing countries.
Delegates will listen to 3 keynote speakers, attend 2 workshops, and participate in a full-day case competition for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes.
Register soon because space is limited. We hope to see you there!
CPA's Section for Women and Psychology Student Awards
 SWAP Student Awards: Paper Award and Presentation Award  
The Canadian Psychological Association's Section for Women and Psychology is now accepting applications for our annual student paper and presentation awards to support students presenting at the virtual 2021 CPA convention. 
The Section for Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) offers awards for research by students in areas of particular relevance to women or feminism. To be eligible for an award, students must have been accepted to present their work at the 2021 CPA Convention. Submissions may be in English or French. 
Student Paper Award: $500 
Student Presentation Award: $200 
For information and to apply, please go to: 
Please contact Dr. Sara Crann ( with inquiries. 
Extended Deadline for the 2021 OADD RSIG Research Day
The annual Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group research day will be held online on Thursday April 22nd, 2021. This research day was developed to provide students, researchers, professionals, self advocates, and other interested individuals working in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with others doing research. We welcome research from all disciplines and areas of research related to the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities. We are accepting submissions for poster presentations as well as short (15 minute) oral presentations and data blitzes (3 minutes). 
Conference theme: “Living in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Emerging Opportunities and Obstacles”, which will spotlight and celebrate the different ways that researchers have pivoted to continue research during a global pandemic and the creative innovations that are being explored to support people during the pandemic and beyond. Talks around the theme are encouraged but are not necessary.
We will still be offering poster awards this year for posters submitted! Please see for more information. Please note that the travel awards will not be given this year.
For more details about RSIG and OADD, please visit our website at Any questions about RSIG or the conference, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at Looking forward to seeing you in April!
For questions on careers/grad school, please email to set up a meeting with Dr Norris.