Athletics & Recreation is Hiring – Join Team Queen’s

Application Deadline: March 11 (Before midnight)

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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 for full details.


Grocery Checkout – Anniversary Week Sale!

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All Welcome.

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

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!


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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All Welcome.

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.

Guest Speaker (Clinical Neuroscience and Neuro-Rehabilitation)

WHEN: Tues, Feb 26 at 7:30 PM

WHERE: JDUC — McLaughlin Room, All Welcome



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

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!!


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 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.


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!

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!!

“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

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(Note: this event is not within walking distance of Queen’s campus)

‘Escape the Winter Blues’ Court Volleyball Tournament

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!

Click here for more information!

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

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.

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 Calendar

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.

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: