March 21, 2018
Upper-Year Student eNewsletter
(Second, Third & Fourth-Year Students)
Important Dates & Deadlines

March 30, 2018
Good Friday (classes will not be held)

April 5, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
April 12, 2018 to April 27, 2018
Winter Term examinations

May 7, 2018
Summer Term Classes begins (May - June and May - July sessions)

May 11, 2018
Last date to apply for admission to the Upper-Year Program at Bader International Study Centre for Summer Term (August Session)

Major Map Focus Groups

Have thoughts about our departmental Major Maps that you want to share? Now is your chance. Register for a session to come and chat with us and give us your thoughts and ideas on the Major Maps. Light refreshments will be served and participants will receive a  $20 gift card to the campus bookstore and be  entered to win a Queen's swag bag full of prizes. Hurry, spots are limited.

2nd Year Sessions:

Monday, March 26, 2018
2:15-3:15pm

Monday, March 26, 2018
6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
2:45-3:45pm

Upper Year Sessions (3rd and 4th year):

Monday, March 26, 2018
3:30-4:30pm

Do you want to make changes to your Program or Plan?

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you have to adjust. If you wish to request a change to your Program/Plan you must submit a request using the Change of Plan application form. Change of Plan runs from May 14-25th. If your request is approved, your Program/Plan will be changed and can be viewed by clicking on the "My Academics" tab in the SOLUS Student Centre. 

Get Certified. Get Hired. Get Promoted.
Add a certificate to your degree during Plan selection.

Adding a certificate to your degree can help you stand out when it comes to finding a career after graduation.

Available Arts and Science Certificates:
Media Studies
Employment Relations
Geographic Information Science
International Studies
Sexual and Gender Diversity

There are new certificates on their way! Stay tuned for more information coming this May!

Learn more about certificates  here.
5 Courses You Can Take Online This Summer

Did you know that you can take online courses this summer to get ahead? Here's five that you can choose from, and you can see the whole list of summer course options  here.

2. GPHY 101:  Human Geography

Summer course enrolment is currently open. Not sure how to enrol in an online course? In SOLUS, you will need to select "Distance Studies" from the CAREER drop-down in the class search screen so that you can see online course options. If an online course that you'd like to take is full, you will have the option to add yourself to a waitlist. 

Internship Postings

It's not too late to sign up for a 12-16 month professional and paid internship, starting this summer (for students who have completed their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies). Check out a recent list of Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) postings here.
Q&A with our Alumnus Astronaut Drew Feustel

Queen's has been granted the special opportunity to host an Education Downlink with Dr. Andrew (Drew) Feustel, PhD'95 (Geological Sciences), aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

On March 21, 2018, Dr. Feustel will launch from Kazakhstan in the Soyuz spacecraft on NASA's next space voyage, ISS Expedition 55/56, to take over as Commander of the ISS. Dr. Feustel will serve as Flight Engineer on Expedition 55 and as Commander of Expedition 56. The Education Downlink will allow us to speak live with Dr. Feustel aboard the ISS. This event will broadcast on NASA TV.

Grant Hall
Wednesday, April 6, 2018
10:00-1:00pm
Study Abroad This Summer
BISC Summer Programs and Courses

Get ahead of schedule and free up time in your Fall or Winter semester: participate in the Arts and Science Summer School at the Bader International Study Centre and take 9.0 units across 3 courses. Select from courses in Art History, English, History, Politics and Psychology. 

With an average class size of 10 students, you will receive individual attention and experiential learning opportunities will take you out of the classroom for enriching academic experiences. 

Questions?
Find out more here or connect with us directly at castle@queensu.ca
Banquet Speaker - Wilfred Buck
We are very pleased to have Mr. Wilfred Buck, member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, as this year's Banquet Speaker.

Mr. Buck's talk will focus on the Ininew (Cree) perspective of Kisic Aski (Sky World). Thirteen Ininew constellations and mythologies will be identified and discussed as well as the sun, the moon and some of the planets. Listeners will get a glimpse of the night sky from a totally different perspective than the main stream Roman and Greek mythology. Light  refreshments to follow.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:00pm 
Chernoff Hall Lecture Hall

Add a Business-type Program to your Transcript

Master of Industrial Relations Webinar Session
Whether you are currently intending on joining our program in September or just need more information to make your decision to apply, Dr. Glenda Fisk, our Graduate Chair, will be happy to tell you more about the program and answer your questions.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Employment Relations Certificate Webinar
Interested in the world of human resource management and labour relations? Want to enhance your resume, broaden your skills and stand out to employers after graduation? Consider adding the online Employment Relations (EMPR) Certificate to your degree. Learn all about it in a short, 30-minute webinar with Professor Robert Hickey. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
3:00-3:30pm
Register Now
2017 Prizes for Excellence in Research 
Panel Discussion

On April 3, we will be hosting a panel discussion with our 2017 Prizes for Excellence in Research recipients that will be moderated by Scott White, Editor of The Conversation Canada


The PER recipients include:
Cathy Crudden (Chemistry)
Sam McKegney (English)
Pascale Champagne (Civil Eng)
Denis O'Donnell (Medicine)
Liying Cheng (Education)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
BioSciences Complex Atrium

Questions?
Email research@queensu.ca
To book an advising appointment, call us at 613-533-2470.

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