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Colloquium Series


Each year, the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience hosts a lecture series, traditionally named the Colloquium Series, whereby experts in the psychology and/or neuroscience field are welcome to inform inquisitive Dalhousie and broader community members about their research. 

The series is organized by the Colloquium Committee consisting of departmental faculty and staff, and student societies: Dalhousie Student Union (DSU), Undergraduate Neuroscience Society (UNS), and Dalhousie Association of Psychology Students (DAPS). 

The 2016-2017 Colloquium Series will officially launch in September 2016.
Below you will find confirmed dates for the upcoming year: 




All talks are held in the Life Sciences Centre (LSC), Room 5260 at 3:40 pm, unless otherwise noted. 

Fall 2016

September 23


Dr. Kathryn Murphy, McMaster University Human Visual Cortex: A Lifetime of Changes
September 30 Meet the Psychology and Neursoscience Faculty Meet some of the Faculty and hear about their research.
October 14 Nadine Wathen, University of Western Ontario Mobilizing Research Knowledge to Effect Change: Lessons Learned in the Area of Violence and Mental Health

October 21

Undergraduate Awards Day

Christine Chambers, Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University                 From evidence to influence: A new approach to knowledge mobilization
November 18 Dr. Becky Chen, University of Toronto TBA (Bilingual and ELL (English Language Learner) children’s language and literacy development)
November 25 Dr. David Picketts, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Intellectual Disability and Brain Development:  Role of Epigenetic Regulators
Winter 2017
January 13 Jonathan Wilbiks, McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mount Allison University Psychology of Music                                 
January 20 Kristin Hadfield Step-Parenting
February 17 Randy Flanagan, Queen's University Sensorimotor Control and Decision Making

March 3

Graham Goddard Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ken Rockwood
Alzheimer's Disease: What should we make of 100 successive failed trials
March 10 Dr. Joseph DeSouza Neurorehabilitation through Motor Learning with Music and Movement
March 17 Brain Awareness Week  

March 24

Hebb Lecture

Margaret Fahnestock Neurotrophic factors - their role in nervous system development, emergency of neuropsychiatric disease and treatment
March 31 Lucia O'Sullivan Problems in sexual functioning among late adolescents and young adults

Suggest a Speaker

Would you or someone you know like to get involved with this years Colloquium Series with the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience? In particular, we are looking for speakers to present at Undergrad Awards Day (must be a Dalhousie undergraduate alumni) and the Donald O. Hebb Lecture. 

Please send your speaker suggestions via email to Ian Weaver or Natalie Rosen.
In the body of the email, include:

  • Your name and professional title
  • Suggested title of talk
  • Lecture abstract