Upper-Year News
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Important Dates
November 9
Remembrance Day Service (classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

November 13 at 12:30
QCA:K Information Session and Panel (get an apprenticeship when you graduate).

Nove mber 13 from 12-3

November 13-15
Fall Convocation

November 15
Study Abroad Deadline

November 16

November 30
Fall Term classes end
Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston (QCA:K)
Careers start with experience.
Experience starts with opportunity.
Opportunity starts HERE.

Queen's Arts and Science has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to match soon-to-be graduating arts and humanities students, such as yourself, with local employers to jump start your career in May. The program consists of a one-year paid apprenticeship in Kingston Ontario, along with mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure your long-term success.
The program is limited to only 35 spots, so make sure to stay connected about our info sessions, application deadlines, and upcoming events.
Upcoming QCA:K events
November 13, 2:30
The Union Gallery in Stauffer Library
Study at the Castle this Winter

Are you in second year or above? Not looking forward to the snow? Switch campus next semester and take classes at the Bader International Study Centre, the UK campus of Queen's University located in 15th-century Herstmonceux castle, in south east England.
Benefit from small class sizes and strong instructor-student support for a graduate-style experience, and experiential learning opportunities including a trip to Paris. All courses are Queen's courses so they can fit into your degree and no credit transfer is required.
Apply now for the General Program or the Specialized Program in International Law and Politics.
A guaranteed award of $4000 and bursaries valued up to $5000 are available  to eligible students for the Specialized Program (capped at 25 students).
Deadline for Winter: November 15.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
Have you met Student Academic Success Services ? SASS is home to Learning Strategies & The Writing Centre, which offer free undergraduate workshops on academic skills such as time management, reading, writing, exam prep, and more.

Consider going to one of their upcoming workshops such as:

  • Thesis Thursdays
  • Improving Presentation Skills
  • Catching up in School

See all SASS workshops, along with their dates and times, here .

SASS also offers a variety of other academic support services such as 1:1 writing and learning strategy appointments !

Also check out the SASS Peer Blog for relatable posts and helpful tips from your fellow classmates.
Need to add a course for next semester?
Here is our list of interesting classes that still have space available as of today:
  • CLST 103 - Introduction to Roman Civilization
  • PHIL 203 - Science and Society
  • HIST 241 - Issues in History
  • FILM 335 - Culture and Technology
  • EMPR 260 - Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Queen's Cares Opportunity

Applications for Queen's Cares leaders and participants have been extended to November 11! Engage with diverse communities, develop skills and gain experience outside the classroom over the February Reading Week. In addition to local partnerships, this year Queen's Cares will be working with community organizations in New Orleans and Ecuador!

To find out more and apply click here .
Find Your Way to Stay – Learn about Graduate Studies at Queen’s at Fall Preview on November 17!
Remember Fall Preview from your high school days? It’s time to attend again to find out about Graduate Studies at Queen’s!
You can do 5 things to find out about Graduate Studies at Fall Preview:
1)       meet grad representatives at the School of Graduate Studies booth at the
Academic Fair
2)       talk to potential supervisors and students from over 30 departments
3)       see the School of Graduate Studies presentation
4)       hear from current grad students and ask questions at the panel discussion
5)       join current students for some snacks at the University Club before heading

Whether you are still considering Graduate Studies, or have already decided to apply, we encourage you to register and attend our Fall Preview .
We look forward to seeing you on November 17.
Facebook and Instagram Study Buddy Giveaway Contests
Want to win some Queen’s swag or a shopping spree to the Campus Bookstore for you and a Queen’s ArtSci study buddy in time for exam season?

Enter our social media contests!
Enter our Instagram Contest for a chance to win a Queen’s swag item for you and an ArtSci study buddy.

Enter our Facebook Contest for a chance for you and an ArtSci study buddy to each win a $100 shopping spree to the Campus Bookstore.

See the contest post on each platform for instructions on entering each contest. Keep in mind that you are allowed to enter both contests, but only once on each platform.
Degree +

Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science have numerous opportunities for adding experiences, skills, and additional credentials to their degrees (and resumes) that help them stand out after graduation. These offerings include the   Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) international experience , research positions, and  certificates  within the Faculty of Arts and Science. Learn all about these opportunities and hear first-hand from students on November 13th.

Click  here  for more information and check out our  event on Facebook .
QUIP Panel

Join us on November 13 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm in the Union Gallery to hear from a panel of Arts and Science students that are currently doing or have recently completed their internships through the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) . After the student panel, mix and mingle with the panelists while enjoying some appetizers and refreshments. This is a free event.

Click  here   for more information and check out our  event on Facebook .
Grad Studies in Chemistry Webinar

Interested in learning about graduate studies in Chemistry at Queen’s? Join us for a 30-minute webinar at 5:30 pm on November 22 . Hear from Chemistry professors and grad students. There will be plenty of time for your questions during the Q & A period at the end of the webinar.

Strategic Planning in our Faculty

Your input is important to the Faculty of Arts and Science, and we would like to hear your ideas as we build our very own strategic plan. As the university focuses on the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusivity; research prominence; undergraduate and graduate student experience; and internationalization, the Faculty of Arts and Science will continue to play an important leadership role. But is that all? How will we enhance our efforts? What areas and issues are important to you and to the Faculty?
The Faculty of Arts and Science is embarking on a strategic planning exercise, which, building on the successes of the Faculty, and based on input from students, faculty, staff, and the Dean's Council, will facilitate a common vision and a strategic plan we can all work towards - together. The Strategic Plan will articulate a common vision of what success for the Faculty of Arts and Science looks like five years from now, and will identify what the Faculty needs to focus on for the next three years to get there.
We look forward to working together on this important initiative for the Faculty.

Registration is required.
November 16, 10:00-12:00 - Register
November 16, 1:00-3:00 - Register
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