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

Friday January 22, 2021
Last date to add Winter Term courses

Friday January 22, 2021
Last date to drop Winter Term and Full term courses without financial penalty


welcomeWelcome Back Message From the Dean

In case you missed it on social media on Monday, please see the message below from Barbara Crow welcoming you to the winter term. As the Dean's message indicates, we will need to be resilient and work together to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation this term.

A New Year Message from the Dean
A New Year Message from the Dean
RegistrationRegistration in Winter and Summer Term Courses

Course reserves have now been lifted from all winter courses, including Arts and Science Online (ASO) - 700 section classes. When adding winter courses or registering for summer classes, please remember to search undergraduate and undergraduate online to see both catalogues of course offerings. Please also remember to check your timetable in SOLUS if you are adding winter term courses to check for space, prerequisites, and conflicts in your existing timetable. If you have a conflict, see The last day to add a course or make changes to your winter term timetable, and to drop a winter term class without financial penalty, is Friday, January 22

Please note that if you have added a course, you should wait until the next day to access it in onQ as the system updates overnight. 
sixruleThe 6.0 Unit Rule

Have you taken any classes outside of the Faculty of Arts and Science? These are Commerce (COMM), Law (LAW), Biomedical and Molecular Science (BMED), Global and Population Health (GLPH), Nursing (NURS) and Applied Science (APSC) courses.
As an Arts and Science student you are allowed to take classes from a different Faculty to expand your knowledge in different fields. However, only 6.0 units of classes taken outside the Faculty will count toward the 120.0 units you need to graduate. If you have questions about this, call the Faculty Office at 613-533-2470.
advisingAcademic Advising

From January 4 to January 22, academic advising will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 613-533-2470 (M-F, 9:00 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm EST) to accommodate as many students as possible during the add-drop period. Appointments are limited to 10 minutes. 

If your issue is more complex and is not urgent, we advise you to call in late January to book an appointment when our regular advising schedule resumes. If you need advising and cannot call during our regular office hours, please email us at and we will help you.

We are doing our best to reply to messages as soon as possible, and would ask that you help us by either calling or emailing, but not both.
degreeDegree Quick Check

Make sure you are you on track to graduate to with our Degree Quick Check Form. You can submit your form at
quipQUIP- Want to be an Intern? 

These companies are hiring! Syncrude (Environmental Science Student, Environmental Affairs Student), Celestica (multiple roles), ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Research and Development Assistant), and more! 

To find out more, join us at our Arts and Science Information Session, Virtual QUIP Drop-In (T, W, Th, 11-12pm EST) and visit us online!

Upcoming Information Session: Wednesday, January 20th 5:30-6:30PM EST. Click here to register!
exchangeExchange Opportunities

Applications for all six Arts and Science exchange programs are due by January 15, 2021 at 4:00pm EST. The International Programs Office encourages students to carefully review application instructions on their website before submitting their application. Don't wait until the last minute! Send questions or concerns to
Applications for the Ontario Rhône-Alpes (ORA) Summer Research Program are due by January 22, 2021 at 4:00pm EST. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate science students interested in conducting research in conjunction with a professor at a partner Rhône-Alpes university in France.  Students must be studying science or health science disciplines. The program runs from May-July, with flexibility. Students who will be graduating in advance of the relevant summer term are not eligible to apply. Students apply online and can find a full list of application instructions on the International Programs Office website: Ontario Rhône-Alpes SRP Information
Applications for the Fall 2021 Queen's Semester in Shanghai are due by Monday, January 25, 2021 at noon. This is a tailored study abroad opportunity for Queen's students to learn about the social, political, economic and cultural forces that will shape the world in the 21st century. Queen's students have the freedom to choose from a suite of courses in English, pre-approved for Queen's plans, at Fudan University in Shanghai. More information about this program is on the International Programs Office website:

townhallPrincipal's Town Hall - Monday, January 18

Please join Principal Patrick Deane on Monday, January 18 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm EST in a discussion about his recent "Report on the Conversation" which chronicles what he heard from his consultation with the Queen's community about the future of the university. This is your opportunity to hear from Patrick about the direction of Queen's vision and strategy, ask questions or provide your thoughts about some of the findings of the report. This virtual event is open to everyone in the Queen's community. If you wish to provide your feedback in writing, please submit it here. The discussion will be recorded and available afterwards on the Principal's website.

Register at
ussrfUndergraduate Student Summer Research Program (USSRF)

The Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) Program provides students an experiential learning opportunity to participate in social sciences, humanities and/or creative arts research under the supervision of a Queen's faculty member. The program is intended to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in discovery-based learning and to develop research and presentation skills.

The application deadline is 9:00am EST, Monday, March 1, 2021.

Contact Traci Allen ( for more details or visit:
gradstudiesGrad Studies Info Sessions

Thinking about graduate school? It's never too soon to start exploring and planning! 

Are you interested in learning more about the Master of Public Administration, a graduate professional degree in Public Policy and Management? Join the School of Policy Studies for an online information session on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:30 PM EST. Register now at

Sign up for the Department of Public Health Sciences Virtual Open House to learn about the Queen's master's programs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics on Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Register now at

Graduate Studies in Arts Leadership
These are extraordinary times for everyone, and the arts industry requires resilient, creative minds ready to bring new ideas and ways of expression to the world. The industry also needs managers who are trained in philanthropy, marketing, and design thinking to meet the needs of this rapidly evolving arts world. Join us on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to see if Arts Leadership is for you. Register now at 

Graduate Studies in Cultural Studies
Do you want to think about the world's challenges in creative and effective ways? Discover Cultural Studies, an innovative interdisciplinary field that allows you to bring art, community and social justice into your research practices. See why an MA in Cultural Studies may be right for you. 1 year and 2 year programs available. Register for our webinar on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more. Register now at 
dropinDrop-in Career Advising for Arts & Science Students

Friday January 22, 1:30-3:30 PM EST

If you've got urgent career questions related to your course add/drop decisions - this is for you!

Meet with a career counsellor with no appointment necessary in these special drop-in sessions on the FAS add/drop deadlines in both semesters.

To join, visit

harassmentProvide Feedback on Revised Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Queen's faculty, students, and staff are being asked for their feedback on a revised policy and its related procedures to address harassment and discrimination at the university.

Learn more and provide your feedback by January 29 at
timemanagementTime Management Skills

Listen to some great advice from your peers!

4 tips for managing your time at university
4 tips for managing your time at university
contagion2Contagion Cultures Lecture Series
This series is a Faculty of Arts and Science collaboration which helps to make sense of this pandemic through the expertise and insights of Arts and Science faculty members.

The series is live-streamed on Zoom every Tuesday at 4:00 PM EDT/EST.

Upcoming events:

January 19, 2021 - Responses to COVID-19: Perspectives from a Sino-US Joint Venture University
James Miller, Department of Interdisciplinary Strategy at Duke Kunshan University. Speaking from Kunshan, China.  Please note that this lecture will take place at 8:00 AM EST.


January 26, 2021-  Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings 
David McDonald, Global Development Studies at Queen's University

For more info on the series and to register please visit: 
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