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

WHEN: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10



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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Lunchtime Breathing Meditations @ Ban Righ Centre

When: Tuesdays at 12:30pm-1:00pm.

Where: Ban Righ Centre, The Flower Pot Room; 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Protect your mind against stress with a 30-minute breathing meditation. All are welcome– students, staff, faculty, women & men! Anyone who needs relaxation and a calm mind.

No meditation experience necessary. Each session is self-contained. Suitable for beginners & experienced meditators.

We meet in the Flower Pot Room, lower level. Once you enter the Ban Righ Centre, turn left. Just before the kitchen is a small stairway to the lower level.

QUIC English Conversation Group

When: every Thursday at 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Where: QUIC in the JDUC. All welcome.

Facilitated by volunteers, this weekly Conversation Group is part of the QUIC English Language Support Program.

The Group is intended to help degree students, workers and their partners who wish to improve their English grammar and pronunciation.  Generally, the sessions include a group activity as well as small group discussions with volunteers.

Students and staff (including spouses) are welcome to visit any group session at the QUIC any Thursday, 5:00 pm at the QUIC.  Sign up is not required.

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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.

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.

Queen’s School of Music Events – February 2013

Saturday, Feb 2 at 10:00am — Piano Masterclass with Dr. Cynthia Tormann.

Friday, Feb 8 at 12:30pm.  /  Harrison-LeCaine Hall / Free — Colloquium Presentation by Dr. Gordon E. Smith and Dr. Margaret Walker

Friday, Feb 8 at 7:30pm.  /  Grant Hall /  $20.00 general admission — Broadway: LIVE in Concert

Featuring Queen’s Symphony Orchestra and vocal performances by students, faculty and alumni.

Sunday, Feb 10 Harrison-LeCaine Hall /  FREE  —  Queen’s Conservatory of Music Student Recital

Wednesday, Feb 27 at 7:30pm.  / Harrison-LeCaine Hall,  — Special Performance of the Passacaglia by Ronald Stevenson “Loneliness of the Long-distance Pianist”.

Thursday, Feb 28 at 7:00pm Harrison-LeCaine Hall  —  Queen’s Pianofest, Opus 9 – Murray McLachlan – Piano Masterclass

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Inspiration 2 Women

When:  Thursday, April 25 – all day.
Where: K-ROCK Centre, All welcome.
Tickets: $112.00 Reserve now!

Inspiration 2 Women is the largest ever event held in Kingston designed to celebrate women in business, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership. On Thursday, April 25th, the K-Rock Centre is the “place to be” to hear Sarah Richardson, Catriona Le May Doan, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, and Susan Sly, who will be introduced throughout the day by emcee/comedian Deborah Kimmett. All keynote speakers have one thing in common…a genuine desire to inspire and help other women from all business sectors be successful.


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Queen’s Swing Club’s 14th Anniversary

When: Saturday, Feb 23

Where: Wallace Hall, JDUC. All welcome!

Tickets: TBA

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SAVE THE DATE – The QSC is turning 14 this year! We are planning the biggest and best celebration we have had so far! Get ready and save the date, folks, for this fabulous event! More details to follow.

Update #1 We’ve booked Solomon Douglas and his ten-piece jazz band for the event. He’ll also be teaching a class or two, so don’t miss out!

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

McGill-Queen's 2013 - CFP Poster

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.