SKHS news & updates
January 2021 | Issue #9
"You don't always have to know what to do next: JUST LIVE".
important dates

15th - Last day to apply to the International programs office for exchange programs for 2021-22
22nd - Last day to add/drop Winter term courses without financial penalty
31st - Last day for all students to pay winter term tuition and fees without penalty. How to Pay.

15th - Family Day (no classes)
16th - 19th - Mid-term Reading Week (all classes cancelled)

5th- Last day to drop Winter term & multi-term (eg. PSYC 100/CHEM 112) course without academic penalty
Academic Info
Applying to graduate in Spring 2021?
You can apply beginning Dec.1 on SOLUS. Not sure how to apply? Click here (scroll down to Apply for Graduation) for instructions.

Not sure if you are eligible to graduate? You can fill out a Degree Quick Check Form.

Applying to graduate and have a certificate? You should apply for both your degree and certificate as separate applications. When you apply, there is a dropdown menu of everything you are enrolled in. Pick all that apply and submit individual applications for each.

If you would like to meet with your Academic Advisor go to to book an appointment.
Thinking about dropping a course?
Watch this video from Arts & Science to determine if you should drop your Winter term course! Passcode: Fuk!i5x%
Receiving 2020-21 OSAP?
The winter term tuition due date is January 31.  All, or a portion, of your OSAP funding will go directly to Queen’s from OSAP and be applied to your SOLUS account (usually in early January)
Please wait until mid-January (or once the OSAP payment has been applied to your Queen’s SOLUS account) before making an online payment for any remaining fee balance. 
Taking a summer course?
Enrollment for summer courses is OPEN!  Log onto SOLUS and pick courses.

SKHS courses that are being offered are:
HLTH 230 - Basic Human Nutrition
HLTH 237 - Introduction to the Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems - *6 weeks only (May - June remote)
HLTH 332 - Foundations for Understanding Disability
HLTH/KNPE 456 - Survey of Research
HLTH/KNPE 491 - Special Project
HLTH/KNPE 595 - Honours Thesis many other Arts & Science courses!

Some courses are offered through Arts & Science online. A block of seats are reserved in these courses for Distance Studies students. If you receive an error message, put your name on the waitlist or try to enroll on the first day of class (when the reserves are lifted).
International Exchange
Thinking about going on exchange in 3rd year?
Applications will be available in December.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2021!

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.
Student Wellness

Getting low on funds? Need a meal (or two) to feed you for the week?

You can donate meals or get meals added to your student card.
Donate a meal to a peer in need. Swipe It Forward today. 
Queen's Virtual Fitness Classes are BACK!

Try a Yoga class, HIIT, Zumba and many others!

Work out in the comfort of your room!

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office is excited to be offering free online trauma sensitive yoga to all Queen’s students this semester!

Yoga sessions begin the week of January 25th and happen biweekly until the beginning of April. These yoga sessions are offered in two different formats, webinar (no audience engagement) and small group (group check-ins before and after practice, cameras on are welcome). Interested students can register by emailing Taylor Macpherson
Faith & Spiritual Life

January 19: "Carrot cake" pancakes (breakfast for dinner)
January 26: Italian Wedding soup (beef or vegan)

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

Register for the Intercultural Awareness Certificate (IAC) training program, facilitated by the QUIC and the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre. See the registration links and schedule of workshops

Upcoming Workshops:

Jan.19 | 7:30pm

Jan. 25 | 6:00pm

Jan. 26 | 1pm & 6pm
SKHS News & Events
Hello students!

Are you in third or fourth year of an undergraduate health sciences or kinesiology program?

Do you have aspirations to become a health care professional?

We have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are person of colour owned group of physiotherapy and wellness clinics. Much like yourselves, we were inspired by the events of this summer. We wanted to use our platform and our business to bridge the gap of inequities for black, indigenous and people of colour, both as professionals and patients.

We have an exciting opportunity for aspiring health care entrepreneurs. The Future Faces of Healthcare initiative is looking for a student intern who is passionate to improve the accessibility of high-quality health services to marginalized communities and people of colour.

We are looking for an intern who self-identifies as a member of the black, indigenous or a person of colour.. Students will pitch us an idea that will address the inequities. The successful applicant will then help our team implement this legacy program into the community. During the internship, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn clinical, administrative and business skills from our team, while working to execute the project in 2021. A stipend will be provided to the successful applicant.

If you are passionate about being a leader of change, apply here:

If you have any questions, please email
Other News & Events
Canada's premiere summer entrepreneurship program, QICSI, is seeking teams who are working on an entrepreneurial venture in healthcare space for the NEW Health Innovation stream.

Health Innovation teams will have the opportunity to participate in the full QICSI program while gaining access to a curated group of mentors and growing the network they need to succeed. In QICSI, Health Innovation teams will learn from esteemed faculty, entrepreneurs, and business strategists in DDQIC's network who have experience in healthcare innovation.

May 10- August 27, 2021:
  • Receive a $7000 personal stipend for up to 3 co-founders on the team.
  • Unlock up to $4000 in seed funding for the venture, with opportunities to compete for a grand prize of up to $30,000.
  • Participate in a two-week bootcamp and weekly sessions on foundational entrepreneurship training including topics like design thinking, customer discovery, and systems thinking with healthcare-related examples
  • Access legal and IP strategy support from legal professionals

Read about QICSI health innovation ventures:
Spectra Plasmonics (founded in QICSI 2017)
CleanSlate UV (founded in QICSI 2014)

Deadline to apply is January 17 at midnight.

Bell Let's Talk: Mental Health Roundtable

Friday, January 22 | 12-1pm
Join us for insights into the state of mental health in diverse communities. 
Don't miss this opportunity to: 
  • Learn how the challenges faced by the diverse communities impact their mental well-being
  • Discover tips and best practices for taking care of your mental health
  • Submit questions or discussion topics to the panel made up of people with lived experience, community leaders, and mental health experts specializing in ethnocultural communities

Reelout Queer Film Festival
We’re bringing you 68 short and feature-length narratives and documentaries over 8 days, half our films are Canadian and the other half represent 18 different countries in 19 individual and exciting programs! 

Health & Human Rights Conference
The 2020-2021 Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) entitled “Navigating a
Colonial Institution: Medicine and Systemic Racism” will centre around systemic racism and its effects on the health of Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and other ethnic minority populations in Canada.

Opportunities & Constraints for BIPOC in Education in Canada
Seminar Series

Call for Speakers (Deadline: Jan.25, 2021)

The seminar series will begin Feb.2021 (date tbd)
Tuesdays, monthly on Zoom
4:00 - 5:30 pm

For submission email Queen's Africa & Diaspora

Invitation to Ryerson's Midwifery Program Information Session

Are you interested in becoming a midwife ? Are you curious about the possibility of completing a Midwifery degree? 

The Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University is hosting an information session in January where you will be able to learn more about our degree in Midwifery. At this session, you will learn about the program curriculum, admission requirements, opportunities for experiential learning, and career opportunities upon graduation.  

Date: Monday, January 18
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom
As of this year, all our events will take place over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 974 1662 2727 
Passcode: 3.qMuy 
Job Opportunities
Educational Programming Assistant, Abby Gardens Haliburton, ON
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021
Student Website Developer, (Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services) helping us develop a new online wellness tool (funded through the Campus Safety Grant). This position is posted as both a work-study and a regular casual position. Students are welcome to apply through either pathway & both will be considered equally. We are welcoming applications until Jan 17, 2021.
The position is casual, independent hours throughout the winter term with the primary task of transforming a research developed tool (Substance Use Wellness Tool, developed by the Caring Campus Project), into a more user friendly online assessment. Content support will be offered by Health Promotion student & professional staff members, and Prof. Heather Stuart.
Students can search on myCareer to find the posting will all the details.
Work-Study: Job 114711 - Website Developer for Wellness Tool (Substance Use)
Casual: Job 114712 - Website Developer for Wellness Tool (Substance Use)