SKHS news & updates
February 2021 | Issue #13
important dates


1st - Deadline for Undergrad Summer Student Research Fellowship
3rd- SKHS anti-racism seminar with Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi (see below)
3rd- Mini-Streams Info Session
5th- Last day to drop Winter term & multi-term (eg. PSYC 100/CHEM 112)
course without academic penalty, will receive 100% refund for course fee
5th- Last day to nominate yourself and/or someone for the SKHS Awards!
7th- Last day to apply for accommodation for an official examination conflict for the April examination
Academic Info
Taking a summer course?
Join the BISC This Summer!
Have plans this summer? Catch up or get ahead in your degree by registering for the Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability six-week summer term. For the first time ever, this BISC program will be offered on the Kingston campus (online if necessary).

Get all the benefits of the BISC experience like small class sizes, close contact with your professors, primary research opportunities, and experiential learning from the Kingston campus. Earn up to 9.0 units in an accelerated 6-week program (or take just 3.0 units in 2 weeks) that offers you the opportunity to focus on research and policy, community-based rehabilitation, and mental health.
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.
       Brochure          Learn More
If you have any questions about the registration process, or the Castle, contact
SKHS News & Events
SKHS Student Awards
Nominations are open for the 2020-21 student awards!

  • Students must be nominated to be considered for the following awards. Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nomination forms must be completed electronically and submitted to Trish Stenzl by the deadline. A complete application includes the nomination form, a current resume and a headshot photograph of the nominee.
  • Recipients will be announced at the end of Winter Term.

Deadline to nominate is Friday, March 5th at 4:30pm
Implementing the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults: A Virtual Panel Discussion 
Date: Thursday, March 11th 
Time: 12-1:30pm EST 
Location: Webinar, via Zoom 
The Exercise is Medicine Canada On Campus chapters at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University are co-hosting a virtual event for university students which will focus on how to implement the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. This 90-minute event will feature leading experts in mental health, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep. Each expert will share a short presentation on how the Guidelines intersect with their work, which will be followed by a longer question and answer period where attendees can engage with our speakers in a conversation about how to integrate these movement behaviours into their daily routines and/or practice.  
Exercise Training Study
The Queen’s Muscle Physiology Lab is interested in investigating at-home
exercise training and fitness testing

Are you?
• Recreationally Active (Less than 3hrs/week of structured physical activity)
• Between the ages of 18-30
• No history of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (stroke, hypertension, type II diabetes)
• A non-smoker
• Have a FitBit, Apple Watch, or other fitness tracker (not required!)

This study involves fitness testing and four weeks of free exercise training!

Email Morgan Naiberg for more information!
Supervisor: Dr. Brendon Gurd

*This study is completely remote, and participants will not be required to visit the lab.*
Opportunities for 3rd Year Research Placements for 2021-22
Research-Based Practicum in Health Studies (HLTH 352/3.0) and Research-Based Practicum in Kinesiology (KNPE 352/3.0)
Application Deadline Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

HLTH/KNPE 352 is designed to provide a research-based internship for students in Kinesiology or Health Studies who may be interested in working in the research labs and on research projects of SKHS faculty members.
HLTH/KNPE 352 is a 3.0 credit unit course which spans across both the fall and winter terms.
A list of potential supervisors along with summaries of their research can be found here on the SKHS website.
Other News & Events
Queen's Reads Author Talk
March 10
Join the Student Experience Office on March 10 for an Author Talk event featuring playwright Amanda Parris as she discusses her play Other Side of the Game. Register here.
Finished reading? Halfway through? Haven’t started yet? All are welcome! You don’t need to finish reading to participate in Queen’s Reads events.
A free copy of Other Side of the Game is available for all Queen’s students. Visit the Book Pickup and Download page for instructions on how to get your free copy. 
Thinking about applying to medical school? If you answered yes and you’re feeling stressed about the application process, then we’ve got the right prescription for you!

Join us on Thursday, March 4th at 6pm EST/5pm CST for The Princeton Review’s Medical School Symposium! Our expert instructor and medical student will go over the MCAT test itself – the structure, content, and Covid-changes – as well as the application process for medical school. We’ll conclude the event with a panel of current and former medical students so you can get all your questions asked and answered. Don’t miss out on this event! 
This event will take place online, and you will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.

Mock MCAT Day
Are you thinking about writing the MCAT?

Come try a free practice test with The Princeton Review on Saturday, March 6th at 9am. You’ll be proctored online, with a free full-length MCAT exam. After the test, you’ll have access to a full interactive score report that will show you the correct answers with a full explanation, so you can see where you went wrong and how you can improve your score going forwards!

This event will take place online, and you will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.

Student Wellness

Need to talk to a counsellor? Call (613) 533-2506 to book an appointment. 
Good Food Box
Boxes contain all the fresh produce and key ingredients to prepare a quick, easy and healthy recipe which makes approximately 4 servings.
Cost is FREE thanks to a generous donation from the Dean of Student Affairs office

Faith & Spiritual Life

Every TUESDAY from 5:00-6:30pm

Soulful Singing
12:00-12:45pm (singing)
12:45-1:00pm (sharing time for those who wish to check in briefly with each other)
 ID:811 202 230
 PSWD: 298083

Monthly - Second Wednesday of the Month, Weds. March 10, 8:00-9:30pm 
MARCH CRAFT -- Aluminum embossing (very fun, simple with beautiful results!)
ID: 589 943 082
PSWD: 082738

Upcoming Workshop:

Need to deliver presentations in your Kinesiology and Health courses? Presenting your scientific research, ideas, and data can be intimidating, especially if you have to do it online. In our “Presenting 101” workshop, we’ll show you how to present your ideas concisely and cohesively with confidence!

Join us March 5 at 6pm EST for this special one-off workshop! 
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Career Services has resources for you about job searching and careers during this time of physical distancing. Got career questions and not sure where to start? Drop-in to our remote career advising any Monday to Thursday from 1:30pm-3:30pm through MyCareer.

Looking for a Summer Job?
  • Explore a wide variety of job postings from employers in Kingston and beyond in MyCareer
  • Check out Career Services’ new summer jobs webpage for ideas and programs to support your summer job search 
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! 

Application deadline: March 7, 2021 
Volunteer in Kingston this winter! OSLER has many opportunities to develop and deliver health programs and services in a local neighbourhood impacted by complex social and health barriers.

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.
Educational Programming Assistant, Abby Gardens Haliburton, ON
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021
SKHS in the Spotlight...
SKHS has added a new section to our website: EDI Equity in Action!

These pages will highlight work being done in the school related to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).

2021 Spotlight on Race, Racism and Indigeneity

This year we will showcase work being done in SKHS that focuses on race, racism and Indigeneity. Visit the page below to see courses that focus on these issues, faculty and student creations and other initiatives that we have undertaken in the school.