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eNewsletter March 4 / 2021
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Dear students -
March is here and it's a buzy month!
We are excited to announce our Career Conference, invite you to check out volunteer and QUIP postings and nominate your favourite professor and TA for AMS and ASUS teaching awards.
We want to remind you to submit your PSYC 501 and PSYC 400 applications, see details below.

Also don't forget to take advantage of workshops and services offered by SASS, Student Wellness and Career Services to help you succeed this term!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
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
  • March 8 @ 4pm: PSYC 501 applications due
PSYC Career Conference - March 19 - Register NOW!
Come and join us for the virtual conference on 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 501 Thesis applications now open!
Submit your PSYC 501 applications this week to PSYC Faculty and Anja! Deadline is Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 4 pm (EST).
REMINDER: PSYC 400 - Call for Applications!

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

See our website for the poster and application form!
PSYC Peer Blog - Decolonizing the Classroom

Check out this peer blog post written by four PSYC 400 students on
Decolonizing the classroom: What can you do?

PASS is Hiring!
Want to give back to the Queen's community? Interested in supporting your fellow students in their academic journey at Queen's? Apply to become a Peer Academic Support Service Advisor today!
Applications are due March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

The Student Services Office runs a peer advising service that I’m sure many of you are familiar with – it’s called Peer Academic Support Service, or PASS. The upper-year volunteer advisors are available every school day throughout the Fall/Winter terms specifically to provide academic advising and support to first-year Arts and Science students. PASS advisors help first-year students as they navigate the logistics of registration, Plan Selection, Faculty regulations, and wise academic planning of course choices and course-load.
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


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QUIP Postings
Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Science is looking to hire a PASS Coordinator and Student Support Intern for May 2021. The PASS Coordinator and Student Support Intern coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Faculty of Arts and Science's Peer Academic Support Service (PASS) program, and provides support and advice to students related to course registration, program/plan selection, and recruitment related events. Closing Date: 12-Mar-21.
 For more information on how to apply click here

Queen’s University, Department of Student Affairs is looking to hire a Project Coordinator- Campus Wellness Project for May 2021. Guided by the Campus Wellness Project lead, the incumbent will undertake: consultations with key stakeholders including students, faculty and staff, assisted by findings collected during the Campus Wellness Project information gathering phase, a gap analysis using a provided tool to highlight areas requiring further work to implement the Standard, evaluation of policies, practices, processes with a mental health and wellbeing lens, and evaluation of available relevant data to help inform standard implementation Closing Date: 15-Mar-21.
For more information on how to apply click here
Queen's Career Services

Sign up for the workshops and get the workshop links in MyCareer
Tuesday March 9st
  • Effective Networking, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
  • Jump Start Your Job Search, 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM EST
Wednesday March 10th
  • QUIP - All Required Workshops: One 3-hr Session Resume and Cover Letter, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
  • QUIP - All Required Workshops: One 3-hr Session - Interview,11:45 AM to 12:45 PM EST
  • QUIP - All Required Workshops: One 3-hr Session Designing Your Internship Search,  01:00 PM to 02:00 PM EST
  • Winning Interviews 1 Fundamental Strategies (Remote Focus)11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
  • Winning Interviews 2 Advanced Practice (Remote Focus),12:30 PM to 01:30 PM EST
Thursday March 11th
  • Ramp Up Your Resume, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
  • Conquer the Cover Letter, 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM EST
 
Get to Know Employers: Please register in MyCareer.  

Thursday March 4th
  • Summer Opportunities Networking Event, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM EST
Monday March 8th
  • QUIP Info Session All Faculties, 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM EST
Friday March 12th
  • QUIP Pre-Departure Session, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
SASS - Student Academic Success Services
March is a time to catch up on your course work, finish final assignments, and begin thinking about the fast-approaching exam season. With so much going on, this month can be stressful. The good news is that these feelings of stress won’t last forever and SASS is here to help you finish the term with ease! Behind in a couple of courses and need help catching up? Need help reviewing and finishing your term paper? Need to speak with someone about your lack of motivation? Or maybe you want to get a head start on preparing for your finals. Whatever it is you need, SASS staff are here for you!

Check out these Peer Workshops and don't forget about Write Nights!

Presenting 101: 05 March, 6pm
Find presentations intimidating? You're not alone. In these workshops, our experts will show you how to present your ideas concisely and cohesively with confidence. 
Making Written Arguments: 08 March, 1pm/6pm 
Find it tough to write persuasive arguments? In these workshops, our peers will show you how to write arguments like a pro. 
Studying Efficiently: How to Get it All Done: 09 March, 1pm/6pm 
Join this workshop to learn some new strategies that could help you get all your work done efficiently! 
GET IT DONE EVENT
With only a couple of weeks until the end of the semester, there is a lot to wrap up. Not sure how to get all your work done by yourself? Join our Get it Done study sessions! From March 22-26, we’re offering 3 group study sessions from 6-8pm EST where we’ll help you get your work done and prepare for final exams. You’ll be placed in break-out rooms with students working on similar projects and our Peer Learning & Peer Writing Assistants will be there to help complete your work. During each study session, we’ll play fun games and give away amazing prizes! 
Whether you want to finish a term paper or essay, catch up in a couple of classes, or begin exam prep, we’ll help with it all! All disciplines are welcome.
 
ASUS Teaching Awards
Call for TA and Professor nominations from students for the W.J. Barnes Award and the Teaching Excellence Award. This is a chance to recognize and honour the exceptional contributors to the academic life here at Queen’s that shape student experience in the Faculty of Arts and Science, particularly during the challenging times that COVID-19 and remote learning has presented. 

WJ Barnes Award (for Professors):  
 
TA Excellence Award (for TAs):  
AMS Teaching Awards
Do you know a professor or teaching assistant at Queen's University that has shown outstanding commitment to the education of their students? Now is your chance to nominate a teacher you think is deserving of an AMS Teacher's award! We are currently accepting nominations from students for: 
 
 
This is a chance to recognize and honour the exceptional contributors to the academic life here at Queen’s that shape the student experience. To nominate or read more about each award, please visit myams.org/awards and click on the award title! Nominations are due March 5 at midnight. Have questions? Email cea.outreach@ams.queensu.ca!
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 castle@queensu.ca.
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.
ASUS First-Year Winter Study Groups and Social Event
Want to connect with other first years? ASUS invites you to join us on March 9 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for a virtual first-year winter social and study group event. Play games, meet new people, create study groups in your program-specific breakout groups, and get to know your ArtSci 2024 community! 
 Register today! Fill out this form to sign up: 
 If you have any questions about the event, please contact president.intern@asus.queensu.ca
ASUS focus groups on mental health 
QUEEN'S STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY
QUEEN'S EQUITY CONFERENCE - March 6
 QEC 2021 is taking place on March 6th from 10:30 - 3:30 EST, via Zoom! Our theme for this year is ‘Resilience: Unpacking Oppression and Mobilizing Activism’. We hope to encourage delegates to learn and understand systems that oppress marginalized communities, and then use this information to act in ways that can bring about social change. We are so excited to host some incredible speakers and panelists!
 
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QUEEN'S SCIENTISTA - EMPOWER EVENT
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 https://cvr.yorku.ca/ at York University https://www.yorku.ca/ in Toronto, Canada offers a one-week undergraduate summer school on vision science in cooperation with the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) vista.info.yorku.ca 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 (https://www.yorku.ca/cvr/summer-school/ ). 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.
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.  

For questions on careers/grad school, please email ug.psyc@queensu.ca to set up a meeting with Dr Norris.