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
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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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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!

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

 

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!

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Plenary Lecture

When: Monday, Feb 25th at 3:30pm.

Where: School of Medicine Bldg., Room 132A/032A

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Plenary Lecture
Cancer Immunotherapy : Here and NOW!

Prof Ian Frazer led in the development of Papilloma Virus Vaccines against cervical cancers that are now being used globally under the brand names Gardasil and Cervarix. Over 60 million women worldwide have been vaccinated. He is now investigating vaccines against skin cancer associated with polyomaviruses

Lecture to be followed by a reception 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Foyer, 132A, School of Medicine Bldg.

Hosted by the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

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Brockington Public Lecture: “How to Live a Long and Happy Life”

When: Tuesday, Feb 26th at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Where: Ellis Hall, Auditorium

Brockington Public Lecture – All are Welcome
How to Live a Long and Healthy Life!

Dr. Ian Frazer, CEO and Director of Research of the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane Australia, led in the development of Papilloma Vaccines against cervical cancers that are now being used globally under the brand names Gardasil and Cervarix.

Over 60 million women worldwide have been vaccinated. Please join us for the Brockington Public Lecture, ‘How to Live a Long and Happy Life’ followed by a public reception in the foyer of Ellis Auditorium. This lecture will be translated for the hearing impaired.

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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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

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

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.

Nominations for the Agnes-Benidickson Tricolour Award 2013

Submissions Deadline: March 1st

The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award and induction in the Tricolour Society is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities. Such service may have been confined to a single field, or it may have taken the form of a significant contribution over a wide range of activities. Read more about the Award…

If you know someone who you feel has made an awesome contribution to Queen’s, you should nominate them. Forms are available here.

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.

Register Now for Graduation Photos!

When: Between Now and February 10th

Where: Taylor Studios, 285 King Street E

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After four great years at Queen’s, the time has finally come to sign up for your graduation photos with Taylor Studios.

Q: When can I sign up?queen's grad photos

You can sign up between NOW and FEBRUARY 10th. If you sign up sooner rather than later, you will have a greater chance of getting a new photo if you don’t like the original.

Q: When are photos being taken?

Before reading week. More details to come.

Q: How can I sign up?

It’s simple! Register at www.QueensGradPhotos.ca and book the day that works best for you.