SKHS news & updates
January 2021 | Issue #11
Scroll down for tips and tricks to beat the winter blues!
important dates

31st - Last day for all students to pay winter term tuition and fees without penalty. How to Pay.
23rd - Feb.5 - Drop a winter term course and receive 50% refund of full course fee

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, will receive 25% refund for course fee
7th- Last day to apply for accommodation for an official examination conflict for the April examination session
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.
Taking a summer course?
Enrollment for summer courses is OPEN!  Log onto SOLUS and pick courses.

SKHS courses that are being offered are:

HLTH 237 - Introduction to the Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems - *6 weeks only (May - June remote) **This is your chance to get a seat in one of our most popular courses, which always fills quickly during the regular academic year!

Independent study courses (for students going into Level 4) require approval of a faculty supervisor and the UG Chair (see details on the SKHS website).
HLTH/KNPE 456 - Survey of Research
HLTH/KNPE 491 - Special Project
HLTH/KNPE 595 - Honours Thesis

HLTH 230 - Basic Human Nutrition (online)
HLTH 332 - Foundations for Understanding Disability (online) 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).
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
Beat the winter blues!
  • Book a staycation (even for a day!) Watch a movie, read a good book, listen to a podcast, think about what you do that makes you feel good and do it!
  • Get moving! Schedule in a morning walk, do some yoga, play your favourite song and start a dance party at home. Every little bit of exercise can help!
  • If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Get outside and PLAY! Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, go sledding, and skating.
  • Eat nourishing comfort foods. Soups, stews, mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, shepherds pie are some faves.
  • Stay social. Call someone just to chat, book a zoom meet up or go for a walk with a friend.

Need to talk to a counsellor? Call (613) 533-2506 to book an appointment. 

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!
Faith & Spiritual Life

Every TUESDAY from 5:00-6:30pm

February 2nd: Veggie Pad Thai
February 9th: Pizza Party (with homemade dough!)
February 16th: Curried Squash
February 23rd: Southwest Loaded Sweet Potatoes and Crunchy Winter Salad

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

We Thrive Outside
Members of the Queen's Community who tag us on a photo showing their time outside each day will be entered in a weekly draw for a $15 Starbuck's gift card. One entry/ day/ member of the Queen's Community will be entered in the draw. The draw will be made on Friday of each week and the winner announced on Facebook and Instagram. The gift card will be sent to the winner via their Queen's email address.
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:

Feb.10 | 1:00pm

Feb. 10 | 6:00pm
SKHS News & Events
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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
Other News & Events
Join the Queen's University Teacher Candidates of Colour and the Indigeneity, Equity, and Inclusion Lecture Series for a conversation with Dr. Cheryl Thompson

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 EST

Dr. Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University joins us for a Q&A about her work, including her forthcoming book Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty

Read more about Dr. Thompson’s work and get involved in this important conversation. 
We are looking for two ambitious persons to join our diverse team as students at the MSc (1 position) and PhD levels (1 position) in the Rehabilitation Science Program, School of Rehab Therapy Queen's University. The incumbents will start in September 2021 and will work under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Auais. The graduate students will be part of a project to test innovative home-based physiotherapy programs to help seniors after hip fractures recover in their homes (the Stronger at Home project). Positions will be funded at a level commensurate to MSc or PhD standard funding levels.

1.BSc and/or MSc in a health-related field (e.g. OT, Kinesiology,Gerontology), but preference will be given for those with a physiotherapy background & license
2.Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (for funding availability)
3.Relevant previous research experience

Interested students can:
1.Review the School’s website for the requirements and process to apply,
2.Contact Dr. Auais directly with CV and copy of transcripts to express interest
3.Submit your application online
(Deadline to apply is February 15,2021.)
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
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! 

Join the Queen's Summit 2021 Queen's Chapter is part of a national network of students working to change the way we think about mental health.  
Register here for their virtual summit and learn how to shift negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours around mental health, to create a safer, more supportive Queen’s community. 
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
ASUS Winter Elections are being held for:

  • ASUS Executive (Team of Two: President and Vice President),
  • 2-Year ASUS Senator (1 position available),
  • 1-Year ASUS Senator (3 positions available),
  • ASUS Representative to the AMS (6 positions available),
  • Class of 2022 Representatives (As a two-person team),
  • Class of 2023 Representatives (As a two-person team),
  • Class of 2024 Representatives (As a two-person team),
  • International Student Representative (Only open to International ArtSci students who will be attending Queen’s during the 2021-2022 academic year).

This is a very exciting opportunity that students with an interest in student government and student engagement are encouraged to get involved in!

To fill out a Nomination Package, or to learn more go to ASUS Governance. Any questions about the upcoming election may be directed to Kristen Sutherland, Chief Returning Officer.
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.
Interested in working in residence next year? Come out to one of our info sessions to learn more about the roles we offer! 
Dates for the Zoom Information Sessions are: 
·   Wednesday, January 27th from 6 pm-7 pm 
·   Tuesday, February 2nd from 12 pm-1 pm 
·   Thursday, February 11th from 8 pm-9 pm 
Click here to register for one of these information sessions and learn about the application process, what it means to be a Don, LLC Don and RPA, and meet some of our current staff team and ask them questions.  
ESU (Enrichment Studies Unit) is now hiring for the 2021 season! 
Gain valuable leadership skills working with students in grades 5-12. Click here to learn more about job and volunteer opportunities today!  
Educational Programming Assistant, Abby Gardens Haliburton, ON
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021
SKHS in the Spotlight...
HLTH 334 course project
Masks Matter

Students in Dr. King's HLTH 334 course the Politics of Health and Illness, researched various topics and put together a website to showcase their work.