2013: A Year at Queen’s in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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KINGSFOIL (ft Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle) // THE BESIDES (ft. SPENNY from KENNY vs. SPENNY) @ The Mansion

When: Wed, May 1 at 9:00pm. Doors open 8:00pm.

Where: The Mansion, 19+

Tickets: $15.00 advance. Buy Online!

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KPP Concerts/ CFRC 101.9 present:

KINGSFOIL
Ft. FRANKIE MUNIZ of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE)
(Indie Rock/Pop)
www.kingsfoil.com
www.facebook.com/kingsfoil

THE BESIDES
Ft. SPENNY from KENNY vs. SPENNY

+ ACRES OF LIONS
+ THUNDERHAWKS

Advance tickets available at The Mansion, Brian’s Records, The Jungle

Athletics & Recreation is Hiring – Join Team Queen’s

Application Deadline: March 11 (Before midnight)

Visit www.gogaelsgo.com/jobs for full details.

Each year A&R hires over 650 students. We are one of the largest student employers on campus. We have posted positions for:

  • Home Events
  • Intramurals
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Customer Service & Facility
  • Aquatics
  • Tutors/Mentors
  • Sports Information
  • Camps
  • Sponsorship

Jobs will be posted from now until March 11th for positions starting May 1st and Sept 1st. Visit www.gogaelsgo.com/jobs for full details.

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.

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.

Lost Paws: National Cupcake Day for the Kingston Humane Society

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On Monday, Feb 25th at 10:00am – Lost Paws will be selling delicious cupcakes on the corner of Union and University! Come by for a sweet treat or to say hello to our buddy Harley! All proceeds go directly to the Kingston Humane Society!

national cupcake day

Grocery Checkout – Anniversary Week Sale!

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Starting Monday, Feb 25 – Grocery Checkout would like to thank all our loyal customers with a HUGE Anniversary Week Sale! It will last all week from Monday Feb 25th until Sunday March 3rd. Just in time to stock up your fridge after reading week!

Each day of the event will feature various products we’re proud to have available in our store. Come out and enjoy some delicious samples of some of our favourite items. Tons of products ON SALE! Take part in our Food First Taste Challenge. Oh, and we will also be giving away up to $2,500 in Gift Cards!

H. de Heutz // Mark Molnar // Old Haunt @ The Artel

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On Sunday, March 3rd come down to The Artel for a night of nights, a night of very exceptional sounds. Doors open at 8:30. Music at 9:00pm. Admissions is $6/Pay What You Can.

*H. de Heutz
Olivier plays drums, samples, and sings. Nathan plays bass, samples, and sings. Through an economy of means they attempt to create a stark, urgent music borne of the political reality of their place, perspective, and time.

*Mark Molnar
A fiercely contemporary cellist, Mark will be playing a series of pieces for amplified solo cello + electronics.

*Old Haunt
For this show, Old Haunt (Matt Rogalsky + Lucas Huang) will be performing a DSP abstraction of “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” originally performed by Blind Willie Johnson

Pub Golf: The Back 9!

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On Saturday, March 2nd – Welcome back golfers. It is time to finish of this years round with a bang! The theme for the back 9 will be TV shows so get your teams and costumes ready to go. As many of you know, each hole of the back 9 will be a different bar in the hub area where each team will stop and indulge in a different drink at each of those bars.

Registration will start at 8pm at Ale house where you will be given wristbands and score cards for your team. These bracelets will allow for line skip at every bar on the back 9 as well as line skip and no cover back into Ale. The round will cost $10 per Golfer.

To register send the following info to Teddy Taggart at 0et9@queensu.ca:

  1. The name of your team captain
  2. The approximate number of golfers on the team

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you out on the course!

Free Makeovers/Consultation with Professional Artist

All welcome.

On Monday, Feb 25 from 3:00-6:00pm, a SAPPHO makeup artist will be on hand at DrugSmart Pharmacy in the Queen’s Centre to provide professional advice and makeovers.

See why the Globe and Mail recently compared Sappho (an organic Canadian-made line) to the likes of Chanel and MAC. It’s makeup so good for your skin, you could sleep with it on!

 

She Creates… One of A Kind Show

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On Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00am to 4:00pm – She Creates One of a Kind Show is back! A kick off to Kingston’s International Women’s Week celebrations!

Free Admission
Over 75 Vendors
Children’s Activity Area
Demonstrations
Silent Auction

Come and check out the amazing talents of some of our local artisans at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour!

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.

the big shift

Project Red “Carpe Diem” Charity Fashion Show 2013

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On FRI, MARCH 8TH AND SAT, MARCH 9TH – PROJECT RED invites you to celebrate our 5th anniversary and join us for our “CARPE DIEM” Charity Fashion Show 2013. Come to Grant Hall to see our beautiful models and talented dancers perform. Featuring special appearances from FLOW & KinetiQ.

Our theme this year is “Carpe Diem” or Seize the Day – emphasizing that there is no better day than today to lead a healthy lifestyle and impact others to do the same. All proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Time: Beer and wine bar opens at 7PM. Show starts at 8PM

Exposure Arts Festival *Dance Workshop*

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On Thursday, March 7th, we will be holding a FREE CARDIOFUNK class in Studio 4 of the ARC from 8:30pm-9:20pm.

All levels are welcome! Come out and support the arts!

Queen’s Dance Club is Canada’s largest student-run club and the most wide-ranging and inclusive dance club on Queen’s campus.

Project Red presents: Speed Dating

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On Wednesday, Feb 27th, we are hosting a SPEED DATING EVENT in the RED ROOM of KINGSTON HALL. Participation requires a $3 donation with all the proceeds going to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Come alone, or with a group! No need to binge on Ben & Jerry’s while sitting next to a box of Kleenex and watching “He’s Just Not That Into You”. Come out and snag your perfect soulmate. Who knows, you might just leave with a model on your arm…

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?

Time Warp @ Alfie’s

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The Queen’s Campus Lions Club is warping you back to the past, then bringing you back to the future at Alfie’s! Come out on Thursday Feb 28 and get your groove, disco, and hammer time on! Tickets are $5 and will be on sale at the Queen’s Centre February 25-28 & at the door.

This is a charity event and all proceeds will be donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

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

Arts Open Mic Night at CoGro!

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When: Tues, March 5th at 7 PM

Where: Common Ground, All Welcome

Cost: FREE

Exposure Arts Festival brings you: Arts Open Mic Night at Cogro! This year Exposure is putting on an open mic night with an artsy twist!

Along with wonderful singers and performers we will provide art supplies and a BIG canvas to draw anything and everything you want! The finished canvas will be donated to one of the mental health resources on campus to support the cause! So come on out for a night of awesome singing, guitar playing, dancing, opera, and finger painting!! See you guys there!

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

Ghetto Xpress @ The Merchant for Full Moon Merrymaking!

When: Mon, Feb 25 at 9:30pm-1:00am

Where: The Merchant Tap House (6 Princess St.), 19+

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This Monday, February 25th, come get weird AND/OR funky with the full mOOn and Ghetto Xpress down at the Merchant!

Pull your friends out of hibernation, grab a pint (or two or three) and loosen up after a long first day back to work after the weekend for a bit of dancing, funk and fusion with the Xpress. & do so while supporting LOCAL (and vibrant) Kingston musicians!

The Merchant Tap House offers customers a choice of over 25 draught beers and their menu, to die for, plus every Monday is Jumbo $23 Pitchers! You have no excuse but to come out this Monday night.

Check out this video from their first night at The Merchant on February 11:

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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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“It’s a Girl” Screening

When: Thu, Feb 28 at 8:00pm-10:00pm

Where: Ellis Hall Auditorium

Cost: FREE

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On February 28th, Queen’s Alive will be hosting a free screening of the documentary, "It’s a Girl", as part of our Motion 408 Promotion Week.

Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls. This film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.

Please join us in Ellis Hall Auditorium at 8pm for this must-see film! More information and a trailer can be found at www.itsagirlmovie.com.