Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
Important Dates

Monday February 15, 2021
Family Day (classes will not be held)

Tuesday February 16, 2021 to Friday February 19, 2021
Mid-term Reading Week (all classes cancelled)

Friday March 5, 2021
Last Day to Drop a full-year or winter term class

deanMessage from Dean Barbara Crow


Further to the message provided by the Office Provost and Vice-Principal yesterday on planning for the 2021-22 academic year, I would like to reassure you that we are here to listen to you, respond to your questions, and to take actions to support our entire community. Supporting you is my top priority.

Please join us for a Town Hall from 3:00-4:30pm (EST) on Wednesday, February 24. It is an opportunity for us to check-in with one another, to speak about the impacts of COVID on our community and planning for the future, and to recognize that it is Pink Shirt Day. Dr. Wendy Craig (Psychology) will be our special guest and will speak about the results of the research she conducted on the impact of the pandemic on our community this past fall. She and I, along with our Senior Leadership Team, will take questions and listen to your suggestions on how we can continue to support our people as we navigate the pandemic together. As it is Pink Shirt Day, we encourage you to join us in taking a stand against bullying. Please see below for more information and register to connect with us at our Town Hall.

With Family Day and Reading Week approaching, I also would like to take this opportunity to wish you well and to encourage you to find the time to take breaks to care for yourself and others next week. It is hard to believe that we are now more than a quarter of the way through the winter term, and I know that January has been particularly challenging for many of us, with the additional restrictions in Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. It is encouraging to see these restrictions being lifted in many places. At the same time, it is important to ensure that we continue to take care of ourselves and each other, and that we remain resilient and empathetic to the circumstances of those around us. I encourage you to take a break in the next week and to spend time with those who mean the most to you, whenever possible, and then we will come back together to finish the academic year strong and connected.

Please stay healthy and safe and enjoy your break!


Barbara Crow, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Please join Dean Barbara Crow, Dr. Wendy Craig (Psychology), the Faculty of Arts and Science Senior Leadership Team, and your fellow students, staff, and faculty members for a Town Hall from 3:00-4:30 on Wednesday, February 24.
The Town Hall is intended to be a time for us to check-in with one another, to speak about the impacts of COVID on our community, and to recognize that it is Pink Shirt Day, the annual day when Canadians are asked to take a stand against bullying and to make that stance public by including an article of pink clothing in their ensemble.

Dr. Craig conducted research on the impact of the pandemic on our community this past fall through a series of Thought Exchanges and will present an overview of the results, and along with Dean Crow will take questions and listen to your suggestions on how the faculty and staff can continue to support our people as we navigate the pandemic together.
In addition, Dr. Craig's research focuses on bullying, victimization, healthy relationships, and knowledge mobilization and she examines bullying and victimization from a developmental psychopathology perspective. Not only has Wendy received countless awards and accolades, she is a rock star researcher who has advised Lady Gaga on a bullying prevention project for her Born this Way Foundation and appeared on television with Oprah Winfrey.  She would be happy to answer any questions you might have about her research and experience.
Everyone is welcome at our Town Hall. We would like to listen to you, respond to any questions you may have, and offer you the opportunity to take a stand against bullying and to connect with our community.  We also encourage you to join us in wearing an article of pink clothing.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
dropConsidering Dropping a Class? Join our "Should I Stay or Go?" Webinar

Is Winter term overwhelming? Considering dropping a class? Do you need to make some changes but not sure where to start? Join academic advisors, Haley and Daralyn, on Thursday, February 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm EST for some options and strategies on what you can do to make your academic plan more manageable.   
summerReminder - Summer Term Course Registration

You are now able to register for summer term courses on SOLUS.  
ussrfUndergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

The Vice-Principal (Research) portfolio is seeking applicants for the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) program. This annual summer program offers opportunities for students to engage with research-based learning and develop their research and presentation skills.

USSRF primarily focuses on the promotion of research in the field of social sciences, humanities, and/or creative arts. This year, the program is offering a minimum of 21 fellowships at a value of $6,000 each.

Program applications are available on the Vice-Principal (Research) website 
and must be submitted by 9:00 am EST Monday, March 1

Contact Traci Allen ( for more details.
leaderNominate an outstanding student leader

Do you know peers who are active in their communities and/or who are amazing leaders at Queen's? Nominate them for a 
Student Recognition Award
! The nomination deadline for the three awards is March 1.
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