SKHS news & updates
November 2020 | Issue #7
Almost done! Only 2 weeks left in the fall term!

Taking PSYC 100, BIOL 102 and/or CHEM 112?

Concerned about taking multiple choice exams?

Scroll down to see what SASS has for YOU!
important dates

1st- First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2021. Not sure how to apply? Click here!
7th - Fall term classes end
8th to 10th - Fall term pre-exam study period
10th to 23rd - Final assessments in fall term classes and mid-year tests in multi-term classes
24th to Jan. 10th - Holiday closure

11th - Fall term classes start
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/academic penalty
Need to talk to someone about an Academic Consideration?
Contact the Faculty of Arts & Science at 613-533-2470 and select option 4 to speak with a staff member about accessing the Academic Consideration Team. Office hours will occur at the following times: Mondays from 2:30 - 3:30pm, Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30pm, and Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00am. This service will begin on Monday, November 23rd, 2020
Looking for a 300 level HLTH/KIN Option Course for Winter term?
Check out the courses offered at the BISC online!

contact Jennifer Winter to enroll
Academic Resources

Want to persist in all of your work, increase your accountability, receive academic help, and have fun at the same time? Join us at Get it Done via Zoom from November 23-27.

Register for one or all of our study group sessions on November 23, 25, & 27 from 6-8pm. 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 you complete your work. During each study session, we’ll be playing games and giving away amazing prizes!
Are you looking for support as you prepare for your final exams? Join SASS’s exam prep workshops this December! We’ll show you how to prep and study for essay exams, multiple choice exams, and BIOL102 & PSYC100 finals.
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.
There are LOTS of resources to help you succeed mentally, emotionally, physically!
Upcoming Mental Health Events
PEGaSUS Support Group for Sexual Violence

This 8-week professionally facilitated group is a safe space for students who have experienced sexual violence. Through support and education, you will get an opportunity to gain skills and strengths that build resiliency and lead to a sense of self-empowerment. Find out more and register for PEGaSUS that starts in the winter 2021 term.  
Events from the Office of Faith & Spiritual Life
(except 3rd Wednesday)

University Chaplain, Kate Johnson and Associate Chaplain, Wendy Luella Perkins (joined by other campus and community guests) provide the knowledge and recipes, and you bring the ingredients and enthusiasm. Together we’ll create an affordable, home-cooked, yummy supper.  From the comforts of our own kitchens and linked via ZOOM, we’ll cook for the first hour or so and then enjoy the meal, conversation and community together. We make generous quantities, so you’ll have lots to share with housemates, freeze, and/or eat up later in the week. 
  • Nov. 25 – Gourmet Gingery-Garlic Ramen Bowl
  • Dec. 2 – Red Lentil Soup with Cauliflower
  • Dec. 9 – Veggie Burgers + Fries
  • Dec. 16 – Thyme Butternut Squash Stew  

We will do about 20 minutes of centering prayer and then stay on the call for those who want to socialize. Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 390 479 6644

Join singer-songwriter and Associate Chaplain, Wendy Luella Perkins from her living room, for a time of singing meditation every Wednesday. A grounding and uplifting meditative practice. Brought to you by Queen's University's Office of Faith and Spiritual Life. Singing meditation for everyone - student, staff, faculty, and community members welcome.
  • **You need to sign-up in advance for Zoom: ID: 811 202 230 PW: 298083
SKHS Events
Changing on the Fly: Hockey through the voices of South Asian Canadians
November 23 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm ET

Discussant: Dr. Kristi Allain, Associate Professor of Sociology, Trent University
Bio: Kristi is a Canada Research Chair in Physical Culture and Social Life and an Associate Professor of sociology at St. Thomas University. Her work examines the intersections of physical activity and identity, asking how dominant notions of Canadian national identity work to privilege particular members of the nation while marginalizing others. Her work examined this celebration/marginalization dichotomy within Canadian hockey institutions. 

Moderator: Dr. Shobhana Xavier, Assistant Professor, School of Religion, Queen's University

Author: Dr. Courtney Szto, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University
Other News & Events
Mitacs and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have partnered to offer the RISE-Globalink Research Internship (RISE-GRI), which offers undergraduate students at Canadian universities the opportunity to undertake summer research internships at eligible German institutions.
RISE-GRI pairs Canadian students with three-month projects supervised by PhD students in Germany.
  • Open to full-time undergraduates in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field) who have completed at least two years of a four- or five-year program
  • Students in Quebec enrolled in a three-year undergraduate degree must have completed at least one year of their university program
  • Applications accepted until December 15, 2020. Students must apply through the RISE application portal.
  • Competitive opportunity — only top-ranked students are matched with projects
  • Projects must start between May 15 and July 12, 2021
  • Approved recipients receive $6,000 toward travel and accommodations
For questions about the application procedure, matching process, and internship placements, please contact
For any questions regarding the funding, please contact Mitacs International
A Spotlight On...
El Zahraa Majed, SKHS (2nd yr. PhD) wins 1st place in the CRDCN 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

El Zahraa is passionate about physical activity and how it can promote healthier lifestyles for vulnerable and ethnic minority communities.
If you would like to highlight a student, faculty member or event in SKHS, please email Vanessa McCourt