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

January 6
Winter Term classes start

January 10
Tuition due for Winter Term classes

January 17
Last day to add a winter term class

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.
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.
Enhance Your First-Year Experience with Q Success

Do you want to connect with your peers, build community and find success at University?
Q Success is a transition program to support students during their first year at Queen’s.

  • Q Success aims to help students develop the skills they need to succeed academically, personally, and socially, and make the most of their university experience.
  • You’ll be matched with an upper-year peer for mentorship and support through one-on-one meetings and monthly events.
  • Check out the Q Success website for information and to register today!
Opportunity for the Summer
The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre is looking for a diverse group individuals and team applicants for our summer incubator, the  Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI). QICSI gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive training, mentorship, office space, and $4000 seed funding at  no cost  to build and launch a venture over the course of the summer (May 11-August 28, 2020). QICSI is industry agnostic and supports ventures across the full spectrum of not-for-profit to for-profit, and social to traditional enterprise.

  • Training includes a two-week intensive bootcamp with workshops from entrepreneurs, Queen's professors, and domain experts in Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, High-Performance Teams, Sales, Accounting for Startups, Customer Discovery, Identifying Business Opportunities, Negotiations, Bootstrapping and Fundraising, and More.
  • Mentorship from the DDQIC team, and a regional and Global Network of mentors.
  • Access to dedicated co-working space in the Rose Innovation Hub in Mitchell Hall.
  • Bursaries available to assist with personal expenses.

Eligible Candidates
Individuals: QICSI is looking for individuals with a tolerance for risk, the ability to work within an inter-disciplinary team, and the desire build a new venture over the summer. No ideas ne cessary!  Individual applications due November 26, 2019
Teams: QICSI is looking for teams who are already committed to working on an idea and want to start building a venture right away.  T eam applications due January 10, 2020.

QICSI Information Session
November 6th at 5:30PM in the Event Commons
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 .
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 .  
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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