eNewsletter Feb 23/ 2021
Hello PSYC students - we hope you had a restful Reading Break!
This last week of February is filled with many events celebrating Black History Month to events hosted by the Sexual Violence Prevention Office, to an ASUS event on undergraduate research and a call for the City of Kingston Innovation Challenge! Applications for PSYC 400 are now open! Also check out international Summer courses and Peer Program volunteer opportunities as well as several conferences!
Please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. We are here for you!
Important Dates

  • March 5: Last Day to Drop a full-year or winter term class without academic and financial penalty
  • March 7: Last date to apply for accommodation for an official examination conflict for the April examination session
  • SAVE THE DATE: March 19 - PSYC UG Career Conference
REMINDER: PSYC 501 Thesis applications open next week
PSYC 501 applications open Monday, March 1st and need to be submitted to PSYC Faculty and Anja by Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 4 pm (EST).
PSYC 400 - Call for Applications!
Calling 3rd year students! Apply now for PSYC 400 - facilitation of PSYC 100 labs!

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.
BISC Summer courses
Have plans this summer? Catch up or get ahead in your degree with the Bader International Study Centre’s (BISC) six-week online summer term!
Get all the benefits of the BISC’s on-campus experience like small class sizes, close contact with your professors, independent study opportunities, and virtual experiential learning in the BISC’s online Castle Summer+ or Archaeology Field School program.
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If you have any questions about the registration process, or the Castle, contact
Qualifying PSYC Courses:
  • INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self
  • PSYC 594/3.0 Independent Study
  • PSYC 335/3.0 Positive Psychology

Course enrolment is now open on SOLUS! When searching for BISC courses on SOLUS, change the campus default from “Main” to “Bader International Study Ctr.” All courses align with Queen’s degree plans, no transfer credit required.

Independent Study (PSYC 594)

Students interested in taking this course should first connect with the BISC’s Deputy Academic Director, Dr. Anna Taylor. They can discuss their initial study interests and Dr. Taylor can recommend an appropriate supervisor.
Participants wishing to enrol in this course must be Level 3 or higher by the time the program starts. Students must declare their interest to Dr. Anna Taylor by Friday 15th March.
Peer Volunteer Opportunities 2021-22
Volunteer opportunities 2021-22! We’re recruiting! 
Looking to get involved on campus? Want to make a difference during extraordinary times while building important skills for personal and professional success? The Division of Student Affairs’ Peer Programs are recruiting for 2021-22! With more than 10 programs seeking students for peer support roles, there’s an opportunity for you, whether you’re interested in mentoring, health education, learning strategies, international experience, career coaching, or something else! Enhance your volunteer experience while supporting your peers and building community on campus! 
Check out the different opportunities at 
Application deadline: March 7, 2021 
Student Wellness
Remember that the ARC still offers a variety of online classes for free all through the semester:

Queen's Student Wellness Services offers a variety of support and services

to book an appointment

Career and Student Academic Support Services
Career Services offers appointments, workshops and many resources - check out them here!

Student Academic Success Services offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. Check out their resources here!
ASUS - Undergraduate Research Info Event
Are you interested in undergraduate research at Queen's, but not sure where to get started? On Wednesday February 24, ASUS is hosting the event for you! Learn from experienced students and professors about programs like NSERC, ASURF, USSRF, the 499, and SWEP. Get advice on how to apply, research effectively, and succeed, over only 2 hours!

Race, Racism and COVID-19 - SKHS anti-racism seminar 
Join the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies for the next anti-racism seminar with Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity and Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Dr. Siddiqi’s talk “Race, Racism and COVID-19 in Canada” will be held on
March 3rd, 2021 from 1 – 2:30 pm.
Hover over the poster for the registration link.
Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office - events/workshops
On February 24, join the Peer Support Centre and the Sexual Violence Prevention Office for "Movie's for Mental Health: Creating Supportive Communities for Survivors of Sexual Violence". This event will run from 7pm-8:30pm ET and will feature award winning short films, activities, and a panel discussion with students and resources. We all can play a part in building supportive communities for survivors, join us on February 24th to learn how!
We know these conversations can be difficult, and so we'll be giving away a number of care-for-yourself prizes after the event including gift cards to places like Skip the Dishes, Indigo, and Presidents Choice, as well as Peer Support Centre Merch! All participants will also be receiving a sticker signifying their participation in the event. Visit the link on the image to get your ticket today!
Exciting news! The Student Experience Office and Sexual Violence Prevention Office have created TWO new workshops with the support of the Bystander Intervention Program!
In Building a Consent Culture, learn more about what a consent culture looks like, and how you can directly engage in building more consensual and affirming spaces. Attend the Healthy Relationships workshop to learn about identifying red flags in relationships and how to navigate supporting someone in an abusive relationship. Visit the link below to learn more about each workshop and to register. Workshops are 1.5 hours in length and there are offerings from late February to mid March. Spaces are limited, so register today!

Sexual Citizens - event
Queen’s Women of Colour Collective (QWOCC)
Queen’s Women of Colour Collective (QWOCC) is a student run club that strives to provide a supportive community for BIPOC women at Queen’s. We also have a blog based on monthly themes and are always accepting blog submissions!
City of Kingston - Mayor’s Innovation Challenge 
The Mayor’s Innovation Challenge is calling on students to come up with a creative ideas that contribute to making Kingston a better place to live, work or play. This is a great experiential learning opportunity and ideal for those of you who are looking for funding for school or for those looking to grow an idea into a business venture. Participation is simple; we’re asking individuals or teams of up to three to submit a 2-3 minute video outlining an idea that could be implemented in the city and contributes to the quality of life of residents, or a proposal that leverages emerging technologies or develops new innovations to enhance the delivery of municipal services. The individuals or teams of submissions that are shortlisted will be invited to a student showcase where panelists can ask more questions about the idea. Post-secondary students can win up to $8000 in bursaries or win admission to a 4-month incubator program with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (
If you are interested or looking to learn more you can sign-up for a workshop. By participating in a workshop, you’ll be entered into a draw for 5/$25.00 gift cards.
Workshops run Tuesday February 23 from 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday February 24 from 12:00-1:00pm, or Monday March 1st from 5:30-6:30pm. Registration for these events can be found at:
If you have any questions you can email and if you want to learn more visit
Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics Conference (QFLIP) 2021-2022
We are currently hiring for next year’s executive team! Apply HERE !
Please email for a copy of the QPLIP hiring package.
Queen's Science Undergraduate Research Journal is Open for Journal Submission
We encourage Queen's student to submit their 4th year thesis papers, summer research or any course work they have completed. Submissions should be uploaded to OJS by February 28th to be considered for publication. Feel free to direct all questions to
Submission guidelines: 
Ready to submit? Upload your article to OJS:
New MENtality Conference 2021
NeuroXChange Conference 2021 - registration open
NeuroXChange is a unique neuroscience and mental health conference open to undergraduate students across Ontario. This conference is designed to bring together students interested in research to network, learn, and present their research to fellow peers.  
Stratas Foundation
Stratas is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization sponsoring mental health research in Canada.
Until February 28, applicants can submit research proposals to receive an award valued at $1,000. We require all research applications to pertain to mental health or mental illness, but there are no hard limits on the discipline of study.
To apply, please visit our website or use our application portal.
For questions on careers/grad school, please email to set up a meeting with Dr Norris.