eNewsletter March 15 / 2021
Dear students -

We hope you are keeping well and are able to enjoy the first rays of warmer sunshine in Ontario or wherever you are!
We are hosting our Career Conference this Friday and hope to see you there! If you are interested in learning how to be a TA, apply for PSYC 400! And nominate your favourite TA from this year!

We want to remind you that there are many support services at Queen's to help you finish the term successfully! Check out in this newsletter:
SASS' Get It Done Week; Student Wellness; Career Services' workshops and a QCAK webinar;
ASUS' Winter edition of LifeAfterArtSci.

We are here for any question or concerns you may have, please reach out!
Important Dates
  • March 19: Career Conference
  • March 19: Deadline to submit PSYC 400 application
  • Friday April 2: Good Friday (University closed. Classes will not be held)
  • Friday April 9: Winter Term classes end
PSYC Career Conference - March 19 - Register NOW - few tickets left!
Come and join us for the virtual conference this Friday, March 19th from 11:00-2:30PM EST! This is an opportunity for students in Psychology to explore the various career paths that can stem from a degree in Psychology. This event is not a careers fair but an excellent chance to network, develop your skills, and discover careers that you may wish to pursue. All attendees will be mailed a certificate of attendance. REGISTER NOW!
REMINDER: PSYC 400 - Call for Applications!

Calling 3rd year students! Apply now for PSYC 400 - facilitation of PSYC 100 labs for the next academic year!

See our website for the poster and application form! Submit your application by Friday, March 19 at 4 pm!

Call for Nominations - PSYC TA PRIZE 2020-2021
We invite you to submit your nomination for the best Teaching Assistant in Psychology for the 2020-2021 academic year!
Did you have a Teaching Assistant in one of your courses who stood out in your mind this year?
  • a TA who demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of students
  • a TA who went that extra mile
  • a TA who was approachable and interested
  • a TA that made your learning experience feel welcoming and inclusive
If so, we encourage you to complete your online nomination by: May 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm EST
How to Submit Your Nomination:
Go the Queen’s Qualtrics survey website at:
Complete the survey and submit. Thank you for your participation!
Watch for results to be posted on the PSYC website and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website in June 2021.
Winter term exam schedule
Your winter term exam schedule is now available in your SOLUS Student Centre. Please review your exams dates and times carefully. Please do not make any travel or personal plans of any kind during your scheduled exams as personal plans do not qualify as extenuating circumstances. Information on exams, including what to do if you have an exam conflict can be found here: Examinations | University Registrar
Student Wellness
Remember that the ARC still offers a variety of online classes for free all through the semester:

to book an appointment

QCAK: Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program 
Sign up for an information webinar on our Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program on Tuesday, March 16, at noon and 7 pm EST, to kick-start your career. In partnership with Kingston Economic Development Corporation, we match soon-to-be graduating arts and humanities students with local employers to complete apprenticeships starting this summer. The program consists of a one-year, salary paid apprenticeship in Kingston, along with mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure your success long-term.


Sign up for the workshops and get the workshop links in MyCareer
Tuesday March 16th
Ramp Up Your Resume, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Conquer the Cover Letter, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Wednesday March 17th
Own Your Strengths Skills Cards, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
LinkedIn 1 Building Your Profile, 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM EST
LinkedIn 2 Networking Strategies, 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM EST
Thursday March 18th
QUIC Skills and Interviews, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Conquer the Cover Letter, 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM EST

Get to Know Employers

Please register in MyCareer.  
Wednesday March 17th
QUIP Pre-Departure Session, 01:30 AM to 03:00 PM EST
Thursday March 18th
Summer Opportunities at Camps, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM EST
Not sure where to start your career questions? 
Drop-in Career Advising
Every week Monday to Thursday, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST 

Obtain immediate help with a career or further education-related questions from a career advisor. No appointment required. Link available on MyCareer.
In addition to our regular drop-in advising, we offer
QUIP Drop-In Career Advising
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11AM - 12PM EST, to access visit the Events Calendar in MyCareer

Learn more about QUIP, the Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program, visit QUIP website.
QUIC Drop-In Career Advising
Friday, March 19th, 10AM - 11:30AM EST, to access visit the Events Calendar in MyCareer.
SASS - Get It Done Week
With only a couple of weeks until the end of the semester, there is a lot to wrap up. Not sure how to get it done by yourself? Join SASS for their Get it Done study week from March 22-26!
They’re hosting group study sessions via Zoom and “Study with Me” sessions on Instagram Live to help you complete your work and prepare for final exams. They’re also giving away lots of prizes!

Learn more and register on the SASS website:
ASUS - Life After ArtSci - March 15 + 16
Check out this ASUS’ alumni networking and career summit that will be happening virtually!

Life After ArtSci: Winter Edition will be FREE of charge and will be taking place Monday March 15 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST with a networking event following on Tuesday March 16 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

on March 15 and 16. We’ve got two fantastic panels featuring established ArtSci alumni (6pm) and young ArtSci alumni (7pm) on March 15th, and a small group networking session on March 16th.   Registration is completely free, and is available at

You might be particularly interested to hear from Sam Molyneux (Biochemistry’06), Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Poppy Health, and Nika Elmi (Life Sciences’19), MSPH Candidate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  
More information is available at
This year on March 16 at 7:00pm Queen’s For The Streets will be hosting a virtual conference on mental illness, food insecurity and homelessness. If you’re interested in learning more about the intersectional of these subjects, how they affect our Kingston community and the differences we can make on an individual level, reserve your spot with this link: 
Queen’s University Scientista is thrilled to present our 4th annual conference, Empower! We invite you to join us on Sunday, March 21st, 2021, from 11am-4pm for an invigorating day consisting of a discussion panel, keynote speeches, and interactive workshops featuring speakers across different sectors of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine. We aspire to provide engaging and thought-provoking conversations to ensure self-identifying women, gender non-conforming individuals, and allies in STEMM feel confident and empowered on their paths to success.” 
YORK UNVIVERSITY Science Summer School
The Centre for Vision Research at York University in Toronto, Canada offers a one-week undergraduate summer school on vision science in cooperation with the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) initiative.

In the past, the CVRSS has been an expenses-paid, in-person event but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 version will be wholly virtual (while maintaining the intimate and interactive nature of the experience). This year's program will be held July 5th - 9th, 2021.

The program includes talks by CVR faculty members on current research topics in vision science, as well as (virtual) hands-on experience in CVR laboratories. The curriculum reflects the wide range of research areas at CVR, which includes research on human visual perception, computer vision, machine learning, visual neuroscience, digital media, immersive environments, and visual disorders.

The program accepts undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. It is intended mainly for students who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2021/2022 (for entry in fall 2022/2023), and who are interested in investigating vision science as an area of research. Citizens of all countries are eligible. The application deadline is March 26th, 2021.

Application instructions are available on the CVR summer school website ( ). We are accepting applications from now until March 26th, 2021. Applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-April. We expect to accept between 30 and 40 students.
For questions on careers/grad school, please email to set up a meeting with Dr Norris.