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.

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Grace O’Connell: a reading and Q&A

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On Wednesday, March 20th – Grace O’Connell is a Toronto-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire and The Walrus.

4:00pm to 5:30pm. Watson Hall 517

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!

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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!

Free Makeovers/Consultation with Professional Artist

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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!

 

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.

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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.

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!

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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!

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.

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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**

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.