Public Domain at Modern Fuel

When: Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00pm

Where: Modern Fuel (map)

FREE

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A video programme by SAW Video Media Art Centre.

Public Domain originated as a video commissioning project of SAW Video, a media-art
centre located in Ottawa. In 2009, seven artists were selected from a national
call for proposals to create videos drawn from archival films and photographs held in
the collection of Library and Archives Canada. Over the course of a year, SAW Video
assisted the artists with the process of researching and collecting materials for use in
their work. The completed commissioning project premiered in Ottawa on June 24,
2010, and has toured to a number of venues across Canada, the USA, and the
UK in 2011-13.

Programme:

• Sara Angelucci (Toronto) – The Beauty Pageant News (9 min.)
• Maureen Bradley (Victoria) – Beyond the Pale (16 min.)
• Gennaro de Pasquale (Montreal) – Vortex (12 min.)
• Steve Reinke (Chicago/Toronto) – Not Torn (Asunder from the Very Start) (10 min.)
• Ryan Stec & Véronique Couillard (Ottawa) – Library and Archives Canada Public Domain
Reels Documenting Spots of Beauty and Interest in Ontario and Quebec Sometime
Ago Remixed Today (VCRS): 1975 2010 (3 min.)
• Suzan Vachon (Montreal) – chant [dans les muscules du chant] (23 min.)

Christopher Rohde (Programmer, SAW Video) will be in
attendance.

For more information visit Modern Fuel’s website.

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Are Children Entitled to Food? – A Queen’s Soul Food Forum

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All Welcome.

Do you think children are entitled to food? Are we all entitled to food? Join us Monday, February 25 at 5:45pm in the ASUS Red Room, as we attempt to answer these questions!

Speaker Jillian Burford-Grinnell will lead us through the intricacies of this debate as she talks to us about the funding of school lunch programs. Burford-Grinnell is a master’s student in the department of Gender studies, with her main focus in her studies being poverty.

Darrell Bricker Discusses “The Big Shift” in Canadian Politics

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All welcome.

On Thursday, March 14th – Darell Bricker, CEO of Public Affairs at Ipsos Reid is coming to Queen’s to talk about his new book. He will also be discussing the changing political scene in Canada with research and polling that help us to better understand what people were thinking leading up to and during the election. The talk will be held in Sir John A Macdonald Hall at 6:30pm.

Darrell Bricker is incredibly interesting, and full of information about Canada and Canadian politics, and it should make for a great talk.

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Queen’s Drama Beer with Profs and FIRST EVER Season Launch

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On Wednesday, Feb 27th the Drama DSC brings you our second Beer with Profs of the year! Come jam with your favourite professors at The Grad Club (second floor) and enjoy some fun conversation, snack, drinks and theatre puns starting at 9:00pm.

ALSO this time around — for the first time EVER — members of the Queen’s Drama community will be publicly announcing the 2013-2014 Fall and Winter Majors! No more waiting to hear it through the grapevine, it’s all here.

Chilling with your profs, learning fun secret information AND doing it all with your pals and the best department on campus? What more could you want from a Wednesday night?

GreenProfit 2013 Conference

When: Mon, March 18 – all day.

Where: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston, 285 King St E, All Welcome.

Cost: $125 students; $195 individuals (Early Bird until March 3rd)

Sustainable Energy:
New Opportunities And The Road Ahead

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Join us at the third annual GreenProfit Conference where innovators and leaders in business, industry, economic development, policy, research, the public sector, and the community address the issues facing the sustainable energy sector in 2013 and beyond.

Green Profit offers you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest sustainable energy innovations and best practices that are making a difference in the world today
  • Apply lessons from successful green business case studies to your business, municipality and home
  • Collaboratively develop solutions to challenges presented by changes in sustainable energy policy
  • Inspire and be inspired by a vision for a sustainable energy future
  • Network with green economy leaders and decision makers
  • Foster collaboration, strengthen existing networks, and broaden opportunities
  • Establish and expand your visibility with potential clients and customers

Guest Speaker (Clinical Neuroscience and Neuro-Rehabilitation)

WHEN: Tues, Feb 26 at 7:30 PM

WHERE: JDUC — McLaughlin Room, All Welcome

COST: FREE

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Clinical neuroscientist Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences), will give an overview of her current research program and provide an interactive introduction to sleep science and the critical role of sleep in cognition and day-time function. She will also discuss potential graduate and career path opportunities for psychology and neuroscience students.

Dr. Wiseman-Hakes guest talk will be featured as part of the annual Psychology Careers Night; however, all faculties are welcome!

Read more about Dr. Wiseman-Hakes

Summer Opportunities at the Castle + Guest Speaker

When: Tues, Feb 26th at 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Welcome Centre, Gordon Hall

Cost: FREE

Interested in doing something a little different this summer? Join us to learn more about the new summer opportunities at the Castle this year and who better to talk about our summer opportunities than our very own Director Dr. Bruce Stanley!

This summer the Bader International Study Centre is offering a 6 week summer school running from May 3rd until June 15th. Our selection of courses, which can be found on our website, range from art history and astronomy, to studies in the digital humanities, British studies, and comparative genocides. Continue reading

Freedom to Read

When: Tues, Feb 26 at 12pm-1pm

Where: Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Cost: FREE

On Tuesday, February 26, join us in Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library, to celebrate our Freedom to Read.

Public readings drawn from a wide variety of works in a range of disciplines and formats will take place each day between noon and 1pm. The readings represent material that is inspiring, provocative, sometimes enjoyable and sometimes challenging. Many readings represent challenged and banned works.

Recognizing the nature of academic inquiry and scholarship, please note that the reading selections do not necessarily reflect the views or values of the readers, the Library or the University. An assistive listening device is available from the Circulation Desk in Stauffer Library for persons who are hard of hearing.

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Research Opp: Want to Get Back in Shape?!

Are you here for the Summer and Want to get back in Shape?!

Are you eligible?

  • Males and females aged 18-30 years old
  • Non-smoker
  • Participate in LESS THAN 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Cannot be a PHE or KIN student

What do you get out of this study?

  • 16 free training sessions with a trained researcher
  • Improvement of health and fitness = PRICELESS
  • Helping out Science… cause science is COOL!!

CONTACT TINA: 11tls8@queensu.ca

Psychology Careers Night

When: Tue, Feb 26 at 7:00 – 10:00pmPSYC CAREERS NIGHT

Where: McLaughlin Room (Room 241) of the JDUC. All Welcome.

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You are cordially invited to the annual Psychology Careers Night! All faculties welcome.

7:00 PM Booths Session. Meet and ask your questions to representatives from graduate & professional programs, such as Queen’s Faculty of Law and School of Rehabilitation Therapy, among others.

7:30 PM Guest Speaker. Clinical neuroscientist Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, will be speaking about her post-doctoral research at the Montreal Sacre Coeur Hospital in sleep research and traumatic brain injury, as well as her work in neuro-rehabilitation.

Refreshments will be served!

Catherine will give an overview of her current research program and provide an interactive introduction to sleep science and the critical role of sleep in cognition and day-time function. She will also discuss potential graduate and career path opportunities for psychology and neuroscience students.

Mock MCAT

When: Sat, Mar 2 at 12:00pm-4:30pm

Where: TBA

Thinking about writing the MCAT?! The Princeton Review is offering another FREE practice test on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am-1:30pm! Great opportunity to see what the real MCAT is like and get the answers to the problems in a follow up session. Visit the Facebook page to register online!

MHAC presents: Resilience and Support

When: Thu, Feb 28 at 7:30pm.resilience and support

Where: Lower Ceilidh of the JDUC, all welcome

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Speakers include:

  • Eric Windeler and Justin Scaini of The Jack Project will speak about the Unleash the Noise initiative
  • A Queen’s student, Mateya Dimnik, will share her personal perspective of living with a mental illness
  • Lisa Sansom, an expert in positive psychology, will speak about strategies for maintaining good mental health
  • Peer Support Centre will discuss support strategies and will launch the Queen’s TALKS initiative

Food and refreshments will be provided by Common Ground. Media coverage, including CBC The National, will be present.

The mental health awareness committee works to promote an anti-oppressive and non-judgemental environment at all events we hold. We ask all attendees to be conscious of this. Please email mhac@ams.queensu.ca if you have any doubts regarding this policy or any other questions regarding the event. Also please email us in advance if there are any further steps we can take to accommodate your attendance of the event and make it as accessible as possible.

What is FAR enough? A talk and book event featuring Denis Rancourt.

When: Tues, Feb 26 at 7:00pm

Where: The Grad Club

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“Change occurs when people risk as much as they need to. […] The question is not “What is too far?” but rather “What is far enough?”

Are anti-racist speech codes merely a fig leaf for entrenched racism? Are socioeconomic hierarchies public health threat number one? Is global warming just a profitable distraction from real environmental risks? What is the difference between a true intellectual and a service intellectual? Is the left-wing fetishism of non-violence simply an assent to the state’s monopoly on force?

Author Denis Rancourt asks these questions and more in his new book, “Hierarchy and free expression in the fight against racism. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, Jeff Schmidt, and Malcom X, and on his own experience as an activist inside the academic system, the answers he finds challenge dogmas on both left and right, challenging readers to question their beliefs, and pursue their own personal liberation … the first, crucial step in the struggle for social justice.

“Kick ass, don’t kiss it.” – Denis Rancourt

Whatever your opinion is, bring it and an opinionated friend? The event will be interactive and will illustrate some of the ideas in the book.

This Week at Queen’s

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Back to School 2.0

be strongWhile many of you are sitting in trains, planes, or cars today you might be thinking: where did reading week go?

One week off in the middle of the semester goes by pretty quickly. To make you feel better going back to your daily grind, we have 2 tickets to give away to see STARS live in concert here in Kingston! We’ll be announcing the official contest once the site reaches 90,000 views all time – so spread the word!

Don’t forget that you can stay in the loop anytime by following @EventsQueens on twitter and connecting with others who love local events at Facebook.com/groups/QueensEvents.ca!

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And now here’s a look at This Week’s Events:

TIP: Click on any event that you find interesting to access more information.

Saturday, Feb 23rd

Sunday, Feb 24th

HACK LABS Kingston

Monday, Feb 25th

REMINDER: Submit YOUR Photos to the YEARBOOK  |  DEADLINE: Submit to Undergraduate Review!

Lost Paws: National Cupcake Day for the Kingston Humane Society @ University & Union

MEDLIFE Prescription Eyeglass Drive / 11am-4pm

Rock of Ages @ GRAND THEATRE

Ghetto Xpress @ The Merchant for Full Moon Merrymaking!

QSAA Presents: Conquer the Cocktail Party / 5:30pm @ University Club

Tuesday, Feb 26th

Breathing Meditations @ Ban Righ Centre / 12:30pm

Brockington Public Lecture: “How to Live a Long and Happy Life” / 7:00 – 9:00pm

THE TENORS @ K-ROCK CENTRE / 7:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 27th

FREE Bridge Lessons @ MacCorry

Treebot’s Improvatorium @ The Mansion

Queen’s Tamil Students Association’s Dosa Fundraiser

Thursday, Feb 28th

LAST DAY to Submit YOUR Photos to the YEARBOOK

DEADLINE: Nominations for Baillie Award    |    DEADLINE: Exhibit your Artwork at the ARTEL

Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2013 BEGINS

Amazing Grace: Elmer Iseler Singers & Nathaniel Dett Chorale @ GRAND THEATRE

MHAC presents: Resilience and Support

5th Company Lane’s “Steel Magnolias”

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Golden Words 9th Annual Science Fair

Deadline: Wed, Mar 6i have no idea what i'm doing dog

When: Sat, Mar 9 at 9:00pm.

Where: Clark Hall Pub, 19+

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Golden Words’ 9th annual SCIENCE FAIR is coming up on MARCH 9TH at Clark, and we want YOUR project submissions!! Up for grabs is a Grand Prize of $400 CASH, plus runner-up prizes of $100 and $50, and tons of audience prizes.

Have an idea for something cool that you want to show people? A robot, a potato cannon, a laser, a beer funnel, a diorama, some sustainable alternatives, or anything else you’ve made? Great! Submit the details to Golden Words using this form by March 6th for your chance to win the big moola.

Not interested in submitting a project? Come be a part of our audience and try your hand at winning some sweet audience prizes! Tickets will be $5 and sold closer to the date of the event.

Any questions? Contact Caitlin at ops@goldenwords.net

 

Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2013

When: February 28-March 2kfc

Where: Various Locations (Baby Grand, The Screening Room, Time to Laugh Comedy Club, Etherington Auditorium) All Ages

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The mission of Kingston Canadian Film Festival is grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture.

We seek to develop an audience for our national cinema by promoting, celebrating and showcasing Canadian film and by supporting and encouraging Canadian film production.

A schedule is available on our website.

 

2013 Arts & Science Formal: Fire & Ice

WHEN: Sat, Mar 9 at 8:30p-1:30aartsci

WHERE: Ban Righ Hall, 19+

TICKETS: $60 (4th year ArtSci’s) or $65 (other years/faculties)

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Join us on March 9th, 2013 for the largest and most exciting ArtSci event of the year!

Ticket sales will be available before and after reading week, from February 11th-March 8th at the ASUS Core Front Desk, located at 183 University Avenue from 9am-5pm.

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STRIVE Queen’s Conference on Water

When: Wednesday, Mar 6th @ 7:30pm-10:00pm

Where: Dupuis Hall Auditorium, All welcome.

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Announcing the third annual Queen’s Conference on Water!

Presented by the AMS Committee, STRIVE (Students Taking Responsible Initiative for a Viable Environment)

This will be one of the prime events of the year to discuss global water conservation and sustainability at Queen’s. With the ban on water bottle purchases on campus, Queen’s is already at the forefront of the Canadian university fight to conserve our water!

Everyone is welcome, admission is free, and there will be free beverages and snacks to accompany the presentations.

Speaking will be Prof. Steven Moore:

Prof. Moore is active in the Queen’s community as a Member of the Queen’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Queen’s Carbon Action Plan Advisory Committee, and the Queen’s Carbon Action Plan Curriculum and Research Committee. He will certainly bring some insightful material to discuss.

So please join us for learning, insightful discussion, food, and drink in the Dupuis Auditorium

Live & Work Kingston Fair

When: Tuesday, Feb 12th at 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Grant Hall, all students welcome.

Are you a student interested in living and working in Kingston?

The Live & Work Kingston fair sponsored by Queen’s Career Services,  St. Lawrence College and  KEDCO offers students the chance to connect with local organizations about their work and opportunities.  Last year, there were 1000+ students visiting the fair!

Live & Work Kingston Fair

Opportunities for you

  • Visibility with a large number of interested, local organizations wanting to connect with students and new graduates
  • Wide range of sectors and work roles represented at the fair
  • Opportunities to meet representatives of some global organizations who have Kingston offices/branches
  • Click here for a list of participating organizations!