February Life Drawing

When: Tue, Feb 26 at 7:00 to 10:00pm

Where: The Artel, 205 Sydenham St. All Welcome

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It’s time again to get out your charcoal and markers to do some more drawing. We will be having a live nude model at the event. Please bring your own paper and drawing materials. We provide drawing boards and donkey-style benches. There is a suggested donation of $5.


Queen’s TALKS Week

When: Thurs, Feb 28 to Thurs, Mar 7queen's talks

Where: AMS Peer Support Centre, Lower JDUC. All welcome

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From February 28th to March 7th, the Peer Support Centre will raise awareness of the positive impact of social support and the simple, everyday ways you can support a friend. Stay tuned for more information and how you can get involved!

About Queen’s TALKS:

Queen’s TALKS is a student run initiative presented by the AMS Peer Support Centre, spreading the word that you don’t have to be an expert to help a friend. Through education and awareness, our goal is to encourage members in the Queen’s community and beyond to support each other in our times of need. The foundations of Queen’s TALKS are Tell them you care, Ask gently, Listen attentively, Know that you make a difference, and Stay in touch.

About the Peer Support Centre:

The Peer Support Centre is a student-run service whose mission is to enhance the well-being of the diverse student population at Queen’s University by providing drop-in and call-in one-on-one support, as well as support groups. Student volunteers provide welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support using active listening, resource referral, information guidance, and practical assistance. The Peer Support Centre is operated by the Alma Mater Society through its Social Issues Commission and is supported by Queen’s University’s Health, Counselling, and Disability Services.


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.

Craig Cardiff @ Clark Hall Pub

When: Tue, Feb 26 at 9:00pm. Doors open 8:00pm.craig cardiff @ clark hall pub, Feb 26

Where: Clark Hall Pub, 19+

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Craig Cardiff performs live at the Clark Hall Pub! Located above the Queen’s University Campus Bookstore.

Tickets $15 in advance available on-line from http://www.agentless.ca/craigcardiff?dGlja2V0cz0xNzc4

**No tickets will be e-mailed, please bring your Pay-Pal receipt as proof of purchase**

Events that are over :(

Here’s a look back at what’s happened at Queen’s and in Kingston so far this month! Keep track of how many events you went to!

The best thing about our community is that there are literally events ALL THE TIME! If you weren’t able to make it out to one of these events, don’t worry – life isn’t about what if’s.

Friday, Feb 1st

PUBLIC SKATE ICE TIME @ Springer Market Square / 9:00am – 10:00pm

ICE SLIDE — All Day @ Confederation Park

Deadline for Submissions – Kingston Can Film Festival: Local Shorts

Guest Speaker: “Rights in a History of Wrongs: Indigenous Policy in Canada” / 12:00pm

Workshop: Queen’s WIDEN / 2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE LIVE MUSIC / 5:00pm – 9:00pm @ Market Street Stage


5th Company Lane’s “Steel Magnolias”

When: Thu, Feb 28 to Sat, Mar 2 at 8:00pm + Sat, Mar 2 at 2:00pm.

Where: Baiden Street Theatre (directions by bus from Queen’s campus)

Tickets: $12.00 general admission. Avail at Tricolour Outlet.

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Theatre 5 and 5th Company Lane Present Steel Magnolias

Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Isabelle Siciliano

Steel Magnolias is set in the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana in a beauty shop where six women of different ages and stages come together to gossip. Their hair is huge, and their personalities even more, but nothing compares to their incredibly big hearts. Despite the trials and tribulations that come their way, these Southern belles are able to face anything and everything with the support of one another.

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 – 8pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2013 – 8pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013 – 2pm & 8pm

HeartStop Lounge (Scotties Tournament of Hearts)

When: Nightly Feb 16 – 24 from 11:00am – midnight

Where: Kingston Memorial Centre, 303 York St

The legendary heartbeat of the party for Canada’s curling crowd – will be located at the Kingston Memorial Centre, 303 York Street.

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided for the ride from the K-Rock Centre.

If you’ve never had the experience of the HeartStop, it’s one you don’t want to miss. Open from 11:00 am until the late hours of the night, the party rocks all day every day to the sounds of some our country’s hottest live acts. Enjoy the wide array of food and refreshments and meet the most passionate and colourful fans in the sporting world.

Click here for more information and to check out the bands playing in the HeartStop.

Call for Submissions! Exhibit your artwork @ The Artel

DEADLINE: Thu, Feb 28

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The Artel is accepting exhibition submissions for our spring/summer programming schedule. The Artel is a collective-run art space which hosts a variety of artistic activity in Kingston including, but not limited to, exhibitions, poetry readings, life drawing, concerts and screenings. The Artel Collective has a mandate to both create, and provide support for, art that the public would not otherwise be able to access easily in Kingston. Our collective operating structure and co-habitation model intends to promote a philosophy of “art as a way of life” and “creativity in all things.”

If you are an emerging artist in Kingston or the surrounding area and would like the chance to display your work in this diverse and dynamic arts venue please submit to the.artel@gmail.com with the subject heading Exhibition Submission or drop off your submission to:

The Artel
205 Sydenham St.
Kingston ON
K7K 3M3

What we require:

  1. A short artist statement and concept for exhibition
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 10-15 images of your proposed work. Video submissions should not exceed 5 mins.

Deadline to apply is February 28. Please visit our website for floor plans. www.the-artel.ca

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


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.


Awesome Kingston Pitch Party – February

When: Thu, Feb 21 at 6:30pm

Where: Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen St. All Welcome.

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Wanna add some awesome to your February shenanigans? Join us at 6:30PM on Thursday, 21 Feb at the Renaissance Event Venue to hear some great pitches from projects that want a $1,000 no-strings-attached microgrant to make Kingston even more awesome!

The pitch list will be revealed leading up to the event!

Pitches start at 7:00PM, but we’ll be in place and welcoming folks in at 6:30PM – come early so you can grab a drink, a good seat, and meet some cool people! By the end of the night, you’ll have heard some really cool ideas and seen one of them win $1,000 cash.

But that’s not where it ends – stick around afterward for Awesome Hours, where you can sit down with trustees, past pitchers and winners, and enthusiastic community members to chat about the Awesome Foundation, your pitch idea, or anything that’s on your mind.



When: Sunday, March 10th from 6-8pm

Where: Queen’s University International Center (in the JDUC), ALL AGES

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You’re invited to bring your favourite ready-to-serve international dish! Enjoy good food from around the world and great conversations on a relaxing Sunday night.

– Pick up your FREE ticket at QUIC’s front office (M-F, 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:30)
– Meet us at 6pm
– Bring a dish that serves 3-4 people
– Plates, cutlery and glasses are provided
– Join the Facebook event for updates
– Have fun!

Note: This day is the first day of daylight savings! (Change your clock 1 hour forward)

GUTSY WALK + BBQ for Crohn’s & Colitis

When: Sunday, March 24th at 11:00am-5:00pm

Where: Outside Stauffer Library, all welcome.

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On Sunday, March 24th, 2013, the Queen’s University Crohn’s and Colitis Committee (ASUS) will host the 2nd Annual Gutsy Walk around the campus!  Whether it be students, family members or friends, IBD has profound impacts on students across the country. Together we can help find the cure!

Last year, we raised over $6000 and plan to beat that this year!

Join us in walking, running, cycling, longboarding or even skipping the 5km course.  Our event will finish outside of Stauffer Library, where there will be a BBQ.    Come on out and join us for this great event!

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

Queen’s Tamil Students Association’s Dosa Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, Feb 27 at 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Where: JDUC — QUIC

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Missing Indian/Sri Lankan Food?? Do you like fresh, hot Dosas? Come out to QTSA’s Dosa Fundraiser!

It will be held on Wednesday 27th from 7.30pm to 10pm at the QUIC!

Prices: $4 for 2 Dosas // $6 for 4 Dosas

Tickets sales:

  • Monday 25th at 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the ARC
  • Tuesday 26th at 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the ARC

Get your tickets soon!! We will also be playing a movie, so come hang out, watch a movie, eat some Dosas! Vote for your favourite movie on the QTSA Facebook group! We hope to see you there!!

Call for Submissions to the Design Fair!

Deadline: Sunday, Feb 24th. See below.

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Are you an artist or a crafts person?

Do you have your own line of headbands or your own set of prints?

The Exposure Art Festival is looking for talented artists and designers to sell their products and/or designs at this years Design Fair!! We are looking for students who have created their own items and want to sell them! Items include:

– accessories – jewelry – artwork – paintings – clothes – photos – and any other handmade crafts/designs!

All profits go to the artists, and it’s a great way to get your brand out there! If you are interested, please submit an example of your designs or items to aoc@ams.queensu.ca before February 24th!!


WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 13th at 7:00pm.

WHERE: Queen’s Centre cafeteria


This Wednesday, we are showing up Western University’s ‘Harlem Shake’ video.

At 7:00 p.m. we are ALL meeting at the Queen’s Centre cafeteria area, in the most ridiculous costumes, and the best Queens swag possible. Your support is needed in order to make this a true representation of Queen’s Spirit!


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!

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

Queen’s Oxfam presents Show Your Love!

When: Thursday, Feb 14 at 6:45-9:30

Where: The Red Room, Kingston Hall

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This Valentines Day, join Oxfam at Queen’s for a cozy movie night, featuring yummy homemade fair trade baked goods and tea/hot chocolate from our Fair Trade Co-op! (all by donation and BYOM – Bring Your Own Mug)

We will be watching the contemporary comedic and romantic classic, She’s the Man (not a classic?), and informally discussing the implications of gender and language, and how stereotypes perpetuate inequality.

Spend this Valentines Day surrounded by friends. Love may not be fair, BUT OUR TREATS ARE ♥

Leading up to international Women’s Day on March 8th, Oxfam Canada’s Show Your Love Campaign is trying to raise $50 000 to aid in projects targeting global poverty relief. Oxfam believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights and gender equality. There are enough resources in the world, the problem with how they are shared.

Good Times Diner Polar Bear Dip

Nervous Polar Bear

Don’t be a bummed out polar bear… get involved in GTD’s ANNUAL POLAR BEAR DIP! (source: bite.ca)

When: Saturday, March 2nd (Info Session Tuesday Feb 12th)

Where: Lake Ontario!

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Ever wanted to do something crazy?

Like, for example, run into a freezing cold lake to raise money for a good cause?

WELLLL…… Now. You. Can!

Come one, come all to GTD’s Annual Polar Bear Dip!!!

Participants raise funds to donate to the Queen’s University soup kitchen.

Then, on

they run into
… and have hot chocolate and apple crumble waiting for them when they come out.

It will be INSANE amounts of fun!

If it sounds like you might be interested:

Come out to our information session on

at 7:30 PM
in Stauffer 020B (basement)

The meeting will be about 20 minutes in length.

Please let us know if you’re interested but cannot make it to the meeting, and we’ll send you all the information. For more information about the Good Times Diner soup kitchen, check us out on: Facebook -or- Good Times Diner blog

Throwback for Wishes (ALL AGES)

When: Friday, Mar 8 at 9:00pm-2:00am

Where: The Mansion, All ages

Wristband: $5.00 advance, $10.00 after reading week

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Ever wanted to go to a Throwback club event but not 19?! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

ALL AGES EVENT in support of Students for Wishes Queen’s University

A Pre-Purchased Wristband is necessary to attend.


Want to come for only $5 ? BUY EARLY!

Tickets will be on sale outside of Ban Righ Cafeteria
4PM – 8:30 PM February 12, 13, and 14! ONLY $5!

After Reading Week @ The ARC

DJ Wogans

All wristband sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario

Directions to The Mansion from Queen’s main campus.

“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!

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