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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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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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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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.

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.

 

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

Photo-Ops Studio: “Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?”

Rainbow BoaWhen: Thursday, Feb 14th at 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Where: JDUC — Robert Sutherland Room (2nd floor). All welcome.

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That’s right, next week there will be snakes in the studio! These beautiful creatures make for fantastic macro photography.

Our snakes are domestic and non-venomous, and they will be modeled and displayed by their personal handler.

The species presented will be rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria cenchria) and corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus).

Come in for a chance to get some very different and creative shots! For more information, see our Facebook event!

Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & Dance

When: March 16th

Where: Queen’s Center All Ages

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Center presents: Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & DanceBernard Nelson, elder of the Ojobiway, demonstrates drumming.

The Pow Wow this year has been changed to a Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & Dance. This event  will provide Queen’s community an opportunity to experience Indigenous  culture and food.

If you miss Pow Wow, you can check The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society website for upcoming Aboriginal Community Events to see where the nearest Pow Wow is taking place.

FREE Bridge Lessons

When: Sunday, Feb 10th at 2:00-5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 7:00-10:00pm.

Where: MacCorry Room E229

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Free Bridge Lessons offered by Ed Reilly as the initiation of the new club at Queen’s called the Queen’s Bridge Club.

Bridge is a card game that involves logic, card play, strategy and communication with your partner. It involves no luck so if you enjoy strategy games, you will love bridge ! There are many opportunities for people under 26 years old to play bridge. It is also something that you will be able to enjoy for life!

All welcome.

 

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/

2013 Inquiry @ Queen’s – Undergraduate Research Conference

Submission deadline extended to: Midnight Friday, Feb 8th

Present your research! The 7th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 7-8, 2013.

The conference is an opportunity for you to share your research while participating in an academic conference. As a presenter you will gain graduate and career skills, such as critical thinking, effective writing, and presenting. You will engage in scholarly communication with students and faculty from many disciplines.

For more information and to submit your abstract, go to: http://www.iatq.ca/conference.html

Social Innovation Bootcamp

When: Friday, Mar 15th – Saturday, Mar 16th

Where: Goodes Hall

The workshop is designed to teach Queen’s students to drive social change in their careers and in society using tools for social innovation central to both social intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. Learn best practices and key skills from leaders in this space.

Click here for registration information and a full list of speakers!

Hack Labs Kingston

When: Friday, Feb 22nd to Sunday, Feb 24th.

Where: 2 Gore Street (see map below)

What is Hack Labs?

A collaborative group of individuals, businesses and organizations in Kingston, ON aiming to increase the enjoyment of Science and Technology for all ages.

How does it work?

Friday evening around 6:00pm we’ll open the doors, feed you supper and meet all the participants.  We’re working on having a guest speaker join us to discuss their ultra cool ‘made in Kingston’ product which is heading to market soon.  Team formation will occur after their presentation, and then you’ll start!

All day Saturday will be devoted to working on your projects, and then on Sunday at 2:00pm, we’ll regroup and you’ll get to show off your creations to the rest of the participants!

How do I get involved?

You can now find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HackLabsKingston

Twitter:  @Hack_Labs

And registration is available here:  http://hacklabskingston.eventbrite.ca