Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & Dance

When: March 16th

Where: Queen’s Center All Ages

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Center presents: Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & DanceBernard Nelson, elder of the Ojobiway, demonstrates drumming.

The Pow Wow this year has been changed to a Celebration of Indigenous Art, Music & Dance. This event  will provide Queen’s community an opportunity to experience Indigenous  culture and food.

If you miss Pow Wow, you can check The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society website for upcoming Aboriginal Community Events to see where the nearest Pow Wow is taking place.

Queens Pride – Kink 101 with Kingston Kinksters

When: Wednesday, Feb 13 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Queen’s campus, room TBA

The Kingston Kinksters and Queen’s Pride Project are once again presenting a night of kinky information and fun!

This is a fabulous opportunity, with an emphasis on sex-positivity, diversity and kinky sexuality. There will truly be something for everyone here, from the “just curious” to the experienced — from exploring gender roles and power dynamics to safety, toys and demonstrations.

If you are new to kink, this is an excellent opportunity to get a good overview of BDSM and to ask the questions that you have been wondering about. If you have been around kink for awhile, come out and support the team and learn something new or from a different perspective – from the presenters, the questions posed or the other folk present.

Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!

CAUTION: Please do not bring cameras or any recording devices into the space as we need to respect the privacy of both our collaborators and those participating in the event. Similarly, cell phones should remain turned off and out of sight.

Click here for more information.

Justin Trudeau @ Queen’s

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 13th at 3:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Hall, JDUC. all ages


Justin Trudeau will be on campus to talk about his vision for Canada and why he is running to be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

For more information about Justin and how you can get involved, check out his website at http://www.justin.ca or email us at queensuteamjustin@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to attend, so please bring your friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Note: Justin will also be at Market Square downtown for a meet & greet at 4:00pm! RSVP

Queen’s Relay for Life 2013

When: Friday, Mar 8 at 7:00pm until Saturday, Mar 9 at 7:00am.

Where: ARC main gym, all welcome.

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Queen’s Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. The goal is to raise money in support of cancer research, awareness, and provide services to those living with cancer.

We encourage Queen’s students to make a team of approximately 10 people to fundraise and participate in the night of the event. There will be various entertainment and activities running throughout the night, including: Brampton Acro Ropers skipping, Queen’s Improv, Zumba Lessons, and Trivia, among many others!

Register a Team!

AMS Catch Me If You Can

When: begins right after reading week!

Where: Queen’s campus

Cost: only $3.00. Sign-up in the QUEEN’S CENTRE @ 5 – 9pm on Friday Feb 8th!

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catch me if you can


  1. Sign up with your name, email, faculty and year.
  2. Each player is given a clothespin and the name of their target.
  3. You must attach your clothespin to your target when you have caught them. Your acquired target then must give you THEIR clothespin with their target’s name and THAT PERSON is your new target.
  4. You must email the CMIYC exec letting them know you have caught your target and the name of your new target. We will email your previous target to confirm the catch. Continue reading

FREE Bridge Lessons

When: Sunday, Feb 10th at 2:00-5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 7:00-10:00pm.

Where: MacCorry Room E229

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Free Bridge Lessons offered by Ed Reilly as the initiation of the new club at Queen’s called the Queen’s Bridge Club.

Bridge is a card game that involves logic, card play, strategy and communication with your partner. It involves no luck so if you enjoy strategy games, you will love bridge ! There are many opportunities for people under 26 years old to play bridge. It is also something that you will be able to enjoy for life!

All welcome.


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.

Make YOUR Mark @ Queen’s

When: until Thursday, Feb 28thmake your mark

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The Tricolour 2013 Yearbook is about YOU!

SEND US YOUR PICTURES for the chance to have them published in this year’s yearbook. Whether it’s a pic of your friends belting Someone Like You at The Nog, on exchange, or an especially great angle of you in the Vogue fashion show…WE WANT TO SEE IT!

We’re looking to pick 8-12 photos from you to publish in the Yearbook! Credit will be given to you for submitting the photo!

So SEND YOUR PICTURES TO yds@ams.queensu.ca and MAKE YOUR MARK in this year’s yearbook. Feel free to give us a short caption to accompany your submitted photo!

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.


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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Yukon Blonde + Lucy Rose @ The Grad Club

When: Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00pm.

Where: The Grad Club, 19+

Tickets: $18.00 general admission. Buy Tickets Online!

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Yukon Blonde’s sophomore album Tiger Talk was the #4 most played album of the year at Canadian college and campus radio as reported by !earshot, was long listed for The Polaris Music Prize and has garnered widespread critical acclaim since being released by Dine Alone Records on March 20. The lead single “Stairway” was featured on commercials for the Toronto Blue Jays and played at their home games while an alternate version of “My Girl” is the soundtrack for a current Tourism Canada campaign with almost 700,000 views so far and now airing at major movie theatres in the UK. Heck, they were even name dropped on an episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Upcoming Home Games

Cheer on your Gaels! You can pick up (usually) free tickets with your student ID from the ARC!

Friday Feb 8th

7:30pm W Hockey vs. Waterloo @ Kingston Memorial Centre (click here for directions)

Saturday Feb 9th

7:30pm W Hockey vs. Wilfrid Laurier @ Kingston Memorial Centre

Tuesday, Feb 12th and Wednesday, Feb 13th

W Figure Skating OUA Championship @ Invista Centre (click here for directions)

Saturday, March 23rd

M Lacrosse vs. Toronto (HEADstrong Charity Game) – 2:00pm @ TBA

Click here to see the GoGaelsGo.com Calendar

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

Ban Righ Centre Speaker Series 2013

When: ongoing. Talks are at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm unless otherwise specified.

Where: Ban Righ Centre, All welcome.

Cost: FREE with student ID.

The Speaker Series provides an opportunity to continue your education at your own pace, in an intimate, comfortable setting with no exams!  From the visual and other arts, science and technology, the environment and social justice, to the more personal, obscure and indescribable, we try to cover it all.  Everyone is welcome and home-made soup is available for a donation.  

Tuesday Feb 26th
Is there anything wrong with bad language?

Adele Mercier. Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, cross-appointed to the Linguistics Program.

As a recent case at Queen’s University has amply made clear, we can easily be hair-triggered by “bad language” (gendered and racialized language, and some swear words). In my talk, I will discuss “weighted words” in an effort to provide principled and empirical grounds for distinguishing between oversensitivity and reasonable concerns, and between malicious defamation and legitimate criticism.

Wednesday Feb 27th
Women and Money

Carol Ann Budd. P.Eng. Consultant

Learn more about the true financial impacts of caring for children or aging parents, a longer life expectancy, how to survive separation and divorce, good debt and bad debt, building a financial safety net, and charting a course toward your long term financial goals.

Friday, March 1st
Change Your Mind:  Mood Management Strategies to Beat the Blues

Dr. Jenn Rae – Author and Family Physician

Wednesday March 6th
Traumatic Remembrance and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Kip Pegley.  Associate Professor. Queen’s School of Music.

The most widely-performed musical work for public mourning in the Western art music repertoire is Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings (1936). It was played on radio after Roosevelt’s sudden death in ’45, then at the funeral of Einstein in ’55, during the radio report of J.F.K.’s assassination, and at the funeral of Princess Grace of Monaco, not to mention its performances after the Challenger explosion, the Oklahoma City bombing, and innumerable renditions worldwide after 9/11. In 2007, when BBC Radio asked its audience to nominate the “saddest piece of music ever written,” Barber’s Adagio received more votes than the other top four pieces combined. By examining three recordings of this piece (Toscanini, 1938; Stokowski, 1958 and Schenck, 2009), I will talk about how the work transformed over a period of seventy years to become our modern-day anthem for grieving. I will discuss how and why this piece of music is powerful, never neutral, and always contextually contingent as it shapes our relationship as a grieving public to past events and lost lives.

Tuesday March 12th
Gothic Matriarch

Cavelle Macdonell. Filmmaker and Fine Arts teacher  

In 2011 Cavelle produced and directed a 13 minute indie documentary GOTHIC MATRIARCH honoring the 85 year old Fredericton NB legend Catherine Hale, for a lifetime of artistic achievement and non-conformity.  GOTHIC MATRIARCH is part of the “ART OF LIVING” Independent Documentary Series, honoring Ordinary People with Extra-ordinary Lives. Cavelle will talk about Miss Hale’s artwork and her creative collaboration with Miss Hale and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery during filming. See trailer here:

Thursday March 21st
The Burden of Depression in Women

Kate Harkness, Ph.D., C. Psych. Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Department of Psychology

Women outnumber men 2 to 1 in the prevalence of depression, and according to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disease-related disability among women in the world. Reasons for the increased rate of depression in women are complex, and involve a combination of bio-genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. In this talk I will discuss research that we have been conducting to better understand the increased burden of depression in women by focusing specifically on the environments to which women are exposed, and the unique ways in which they make meaning of those environments.

Friday, March 22nd

Rebecca Anweiler. Assistant Professor, Fine Art Programme, Queen’s University

Working figuratively and dealing with issues of representation, Anweiler critically investigates the cultural meanings underlying gender, sexuality and the natural world as constructed through norms produced by education and scientific systems. Her background in biology and education informs these various lines of inquiry. Her talk will engage with the efforts in her practice to subvert scientific bias and expose the limitations of that field to acknowledge or incorporate research requiring a reinvention or major overhaul of existing theory. Rebecca’s work will be displayed at Ban Righ from Feb 22-March 29.

Tuesday April 9th
Haiku Poetry as a Path to Slow Time

Philomene Kocher, Poet

Haiku are little poems that honour the beauty of the ordinary moment. If we slow down and open our awareness, haiku may be found everywhere. Philomene will share some of her poems and experience of walking the haiku path.

Social Innovation Bootcamp

When: Friday, Mar 15th – Saturday, Mar 16th

Where: Goodes Hall

The workshop is designed to teach Queen’s students to drive social change in their careers and in society using tools for social innovation central to both social intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. Learn best practices and key skills from leaders in this space.

Click here for registration information and a full list of speakers!


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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Jason Collett @ The Grad Club

When: Saturday, Mar 2 at 10:00pm. Doors open 9:00pm.

Where: The Grad Club, 19+

Tickets: $15.00 advance. Buy Online!

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Jason Collett
@ The Grad Club
with special guest
Taylor Knox

Broken Social Scene “alumnus” Jason Collett is an artist who pushes the boundaries of the common singer-songwriter, blurring the lines of rock, folk and soulful country.

With over a decade of albums under his belt, Collett emerges with his finest offering yet. Political. Personal. Poetic. Such is the new album Reckon.

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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Ghanian Dance and Fusion Workshop

When: POSTPONED. Check facebook for updates!

Where: JDUC Performance Lounge, all welcome

Cost: $7.00 at the door.

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Queen’s Ethnomusicology Club and Step Crew are hosting a Ghanian Dance and Fusion workshop, taught by the lovely Esie Mensah!

The workshop is only $7 @ The Performance Lounge in the JDUC (next to Signatures Hair Salon & the new Tim Hortons express), all levels of dancers are welcome, and we welcome any and all.

Esie was a finalist in So You Think You Can Dance Canada, so you’re in for a good session. Check her out here:

Three Minute Thesis Competition @ Queen’s

3 minute thesis competition Queen's

When: Monday, March 18 – Thursday, March 21

Where: TBA

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3MT® is a competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.

The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.

The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Continue reading

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.