Grace O’Connell: a reading and Q&A

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On Wednesday, March 20th – Grace O’Connell is a Toronto-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire and The Walrus.

4:00pm to 5:30pm. Watson Hall 517

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

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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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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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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

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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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.

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

Black History Month @ Queen’s – Calendar of Events

Tuesday, Feb 12th:

Student Alumni Talk with Dr. Elliott Clarke6:00pm – 7:30pm, Dunning Hall, Rm. 11

Feb 25th-Mar 1st:

Photo Exhibit Celebrating Black Youth Achievement – First Floor of Stauffer Library

Wednesday, Feb 27th:

Anti-Racism Workshop – 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Red Room, Kingston Hall

Thursday, Feb 28th:

Black History Month JamCelebration of Black music. Doors open at 10:00, The Mansion, 506 Princess St

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHistoryMonthQueensU

“Escape the Winter Blues” Court Volleyball Tournament

When: Saturday, Feb 23 at 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Holy Cross Secondary School

Cost: $185+HST per team, $35+HST per Individual

Come on down and serve, bump, and spike your way through a day of fun court volleyball!  There are three divisions to choose from, so grab your team and we’ll see you there!

There is no better way to escape the cold then playing in this fun tournament!

Divisions:
Co-ed Recreational 6’s
Co-ed Advanced/Intermediate 6’s
Women Intermediate/Recreation 6’s

Visit kssc.ca to register a team!

(Note: this event is not within walking distance of Queen’s campus)

‘Escape the Winter Blues’ Court Volleyball Tournament

Queen’s School of Business Innovation Summit

When: Friday, Mar 1st at 6:00pm and Saturday, Mar 2nd at 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Where: Goodes Hall, Queen’s University. All welcome.

Cost: $50 students (OR $30 early bird price before Feb 24th); $100 general admission.

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The innovation summit is a two day conference run by MBA students that aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the impacts that innovation can have in business and society.

The event will feature some of the best companies and brightest minds, who will challenge participants’ current thinking, and will aid in developing outstanding leaders with a global perspective.

This year’s theme is “Edge” and seeks to understand how individuals and organizations continue to push the edge in order to drive innovation and growth.

We are proud to have secured national and local leaders from organizations such as Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, Staples, Experience Point and SAP Canada, among many others, to discuss innovation in healthcare, finance, entrepreneurship, energy, analytics, strategy, food, leadership and more.

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http://queensmbastudents.com/qsbis/

QUEEN’S MEDIA & JOURNALISM CONFERENCE

APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, Feb 1st at 4:00pm in AMS Offices.QMJC

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

WHERE: JDUC

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Are you interested in media, social media, blogging, reporting, writing, business or journalism? Come join us at the Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference this year on March 9th & 10th!

QMJC is pleased to welcome a multitude of professional speakers this year from the fields of media and journalism.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend sessions with the speakers they so choose, as well as personalized workshops put on by the speakers to give delegates a more insightful view on how to obtain a successful career in the field.

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APPLICATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE AMS OFFICE! DUE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1.

Workshop: Summer Opportunities at The Castle

never stop learningWhen: Monday Feb 11th at 5:00pm -OR- Thursday March 7th at 5:00pm (Info Sessions)

Where: Welcome Centre, Gordon Hall

This summer the Bader International Study Centre (aka The Castle) 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.

Also running in May and June is our NEW program in association with the Faculty of Health Sciences entitled Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability.

This program is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and will satisfy 9.0 units. It is designed to take students through 6 weeks of immersion, engagement, field studies, and exploration within Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability.

The courses will be led by Queen’s faculty members who are passionate about their field and are international experts who bring expertise and experience to the classroom and beyond. The More Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss

In addition to these two programs we are running a number of Field Schools in June and July:

  • Biodiversity
  • Archaeology
  • Travel Writing
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Deaf Geographies
  • Performance: Art-Drama-Music
  • Conflict Resolution

Field Schools are pre-packaged programs, designed to allow you to immerse yourself deeply in course material that includes extensive research and practical ‘in the field’ learning experiences. Generally five weeks in duration, satisfying 6.0 units, start and end dates vary according to Field School, so please refer to the website for specific information.

Three Minute Thesis Competition @ Queen’s

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When: Monday, March 18 – Thursday, March 21

Where: TBA

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3MT® is a competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.

The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Continue reading

Responsible Leadership Speaker: Mike MacSween EVP, Suncor Energy

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Where: Goodes Hall, Room 308.

Join the Centre for Responsible Leadership for the second in its winter 2013 Speakers Series events.

Mike MacSween, Executive Vice-President of Major Projects at Suncor Energy Services Inc. will talk about the challenges and opportunities in creating energy for today and tomorrow. The talk will take place in Goodes Rm. 308 from 12-1pm, lunch provided.

Please RSVP to responsibleleadership@business.queensu.ca by Fri. Feb. 22nd. Click here for bio and talk abstract.

10th Annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History

Call for Papers Deadline: Saturday, Dec 15

When: Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2

Where: Queen’s campus

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We mark the 10th anniversary of the McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History by inviting graduate scholars from across the disciplines to submit papers on any history-related topic.

Professor MacDougall’s keynote address on history and health care policy encourages us to reflect on the uses of history outside of the academy and on the historical roots of present day issues – in other words, the interstices between the disciplines, between academic and professional life, and between the past and present.

We invite proposals from any geographic region or temporal period.  Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper as well as a one-page CV to mcgillqueens2013@gmail.com by December 15, 2012.