Upper-Year News
December 5th, 2019
Important Dates
December 4-19
December Exam period

December 15
Last day to apply to graduate and guarantee your application will be reviewed before the Winter term add deadline. Do not wait!

January 6
First day of classes

January 10
Tuition due for Winter Term classes

January 17
Last day to add Winter Term classes

January 17
Last day to drop Winter Term classes for a full tuition refund
Important Notes about Exams and Academic Consideration

If you are too sick to write your exam DO NOT WRITE it .  Submit an academic consideration request through the Arts and Science website (you have a maximum of 4 days to submit your consideration request and documentation through the portal). Once your request has been submitted, email your instructor to make arrangements for a deferral.
All academic consideration requests for exam deferrals require supporting documentation . Check out our website to find out about all the different types of documentation we will accept. Attestation forms can be used but they must be filled out in person.

If you have questions call us at 613-533-2470.
What You Need to Know About Exams

  • You must bring your student card to write an exam (without it you will be fined a $50 fee per exam)
  • The only calculator you can bring to an exam is a Cassio 991
  • Click here to see what items are allowed in the exam hall
  • More information on exams can be found on the exams office website

Want to double check your  exam schedule ?

If you experience a sudden serious illness  during  an exam,  you must notify an Examination Proctor prior to leaving the examination hall , or prior to exiting the examination session of an online proctored examination. If you decide to continue the exam or leave without notifying a proctor, the examination will be considered a valid attempt, and the grade obtained in the exam will stand.

Call or go to  Student Wellness Services  (Mitchell Hall) if your stress or anxiety about exams is overwhelming and you are struggling to cope. Student Wellness Services has both drop-in and booked appointments set aside with an advisor specifically for this purpose, so please make sure to ask for an "Exam Stress" appointment.

We wish you all the best on your exams!
Exam prep resources from Student Academic Success Services
Need to make a plan for exams?
Try the  exam study schedule (December 2019)   as well as the  study plan  to help get you started.

Unsure of how your marks are adding up?
Fill in the  grade calculator   and find out exactly where you stand in each course before heading into exams.

"Study smarter, not harder" is the cliché- but it's true!
Use just about everything they have on  effective, efficient exam prep  right here.
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Student Wellness Services is expanding options for mental health support for all Queen’s students. TAO provides 24/7 secure access to online resources to help students manage stress and anxiety.
Check that your Academic Requirements will be met

The Academic Requirements Report is designed to guide you on what courses you will need to take to complete your degree, as well as warn you if your choices fall outside of the rules that govern which courses that can be used in a particular degree program. While the AAR is a useful guide, the Arts and Science Calendar ;is the most accurate and current source of information and the tool we use to guide our decisions. If there is a discrepancy between your AAR and the online Calendar, the online Calendar information takes precedence.

You may only apply to graduate in the Program/Plan in which you are currently registered. If you require a change to your Program and/or Plan, please contact Student Services at asc.registration@queensu.ca

To be considered eligible to graduate, you will need to have met all of the academic requirements for your Program/Plan. You may view your academic advisement report in your Student Services Center under: My Academics -> Academic Requirements. All shopping cart and planner courses must be removed prior to running the report. More information can be found on the Arts and Science website . Questions regarding your Plan requirements can be answered by your department(s).

We will be offering Degree Audit Check on a drop in basis at the Faculty Office from Jan 6-17th so please come in and see us during the first two weeks of classes.
Indigenous Solidarity: A Conversation Series - You're Invited

kwey, kwey Queen's!
This is an open invitation to everyone in the Queen's and broader community to join us for a series of talks associated with Global Development Studies' Principal's Dream Course on Indigenous Human Ecology in the winter term of 2020.
The  four conversational talks  will feature Global Development Studies Instructor Ian Fanning (Algonquin) speaking with invited guests on topics that explore Indigenous solidarity in various forms, why we need it at Queen's and in the wider community, and how we can support Indigenous resistance and resurgence.
Learn more about the four talks and details for registering.
Upcoming talk:
January 7, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 am
Mitchell Hall - Event Commons (Room 103)
Topic: Indigenous Resurgence and Re-indigenization
Host: Kassie Hill
Speakers: Ian Fanning and Robert Lovelace
As space is limited in Mitchell Hall, registration is required.

Important note for DEVS 221 students:

If you are enrolled in DEVS 221 for the Winter 2020 term, you will be receiving different instructions for registering for these talks. Please keep an eye on your Queen's email for these instructions; you should be receiving information within the next day or two.
Questions about Graduate School, or what to do after you graduate?

Career Services and the School of Graduate Studies are both available to assist with questions regarding graduate studies options.
Apply to graduate

The application to graduate for Spring 2020 will open on December 1 st , 2019 in your Student Service Centre in SOLUS.
You must formally "Apply to Graduate" through the SOLUS Student Centre. Honour students are assessed by their department(s) to determine their eligibility to graduate. Completion of an Application to Graduate does not guarantee the awarding of a degree / diploma / certificate. All applications are subject to academic review by the appropriate faculty or school, and approval by the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP). The Faculty Office assesses the three year General degrees and minor degrees.
Students may only apply to graduate in the program/plan in which they are currently registered. If any changes are required to your program and/or plan you will need to email asc.degree@queensu.ca . This includes the addition or deletion of minor plans and any other questions.
Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) Info Sessions

Want to spend a year getting paid professional experience? Would you like to "Test Drive a Career?" Find out everything you need to know about doing a 12- or 16-month, professional, paid internship after your 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies.

Information Sessions:

All faculties:
Wednesday January 15th 5:30-6:30 pm

REGISTRATION for info sessions:  Students can view information session times and locations and register for the sessions on the   Events Calendar  in MyCareer. 

To view additional details & apply to current postings, please visit our website and download a registration form. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible as many companies review applications and start interviewing before the deadline!
Have questions? Come chat with us at drop-in advising!
Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00am – 12:00pm in Career Services,
Gordon Hall, 3 rd Floor, Resource Area
Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston
Queen's Arts and Science has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to match soon-to-be graduating undergraduate arts and humanities students, such as yourself, with local employers to jump start your career in May. The program consists of a one-year, salary paid, career apprenticeship in beautiful Kingston Ontario, along with mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure your success long-term.

Make sure to stay connected about our info sessions, application deadlines and upcoming events.
Attention 4 th year students: To all students considering applying to Consecutive Teacher Education for 2020-21!
Queen’s offers three Program Tracks within our PJ and IS program options. All students are eligible, but not required, to apply for one of these optional Program Tracks. 

You must apply this fall to begin in May 2020 (start your application now!). This year the application deadline is Tuesday December 10th.
The Program Tracks are:
For written information about applying to the Program Tracks and the supplemental information required, please visit their respective pages.
The deadline to complete your application is Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Applications will be considered on a competitive basis.
We will notify successful applicants in mid-February 2020 .
If you have any questions about applying to one of these Program Tracks, please contact Pauline Brown at pauline.brown@queensu.ca
Calling all writers!

On November 5, SSHRC launched its eighth annual Storytellers contest . SSHRC is once again challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives and our world.
The contest is open to all students , graduate and undergraduate, enrolled at Canadian postsecondary institutions. The task is to tell the story, in three minutes or 300 words, of a SSHRC-funded research project —their own or a professor’s. Each year, a jury selects 25 finalists to receive a $3,000 cash prize and specialized training in research communications. At the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a second jury will select the final five winners, who will receive an expense-paid trip for their presentations to be featured at the prestigious  SSHRC Impact Awards .
For further details on this year’s Storytellers contest, please follow us on social media and visit our website.
Please note that participant questions should be addressed to Storytellers@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca .
We're Hiring - Student Facilitator Positions
The Student Experience Office , in collaboration with the Human Rights and Equity Office, is hiring student facilitators for our recently updated Inclusive Leadership Training: Leading, Including, Transforming (LIT). This 1.5 hour training explores basic foundations of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and equips students with leadership strategies and tools to foster inclusive spaces.

Our training is heavily influenced by our facilitators, so we are striving to hire a diverse group of students who are passionate about equity and anti-oppression work! This position is open to undergraduate & graduate students, and all identities are welcome.   
This position is open to undergraduate & graduate students, and all identities are welcome. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shara Francis-Herne, Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator at  s.francisherne@queensu.ca .  
Happy Holidays

Best of luck on your exams! We hope you enjoy your winter break and are looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Please pay attention to  upcoming dates and deadlines .  
The Arts and Science Faculty Office will be closed for the holidays from December 24 at 12:00pm to January 1 and will re-open on January 2nd at 8:30 am.
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