SKHS news & updates
October 2020 | Issue #5
important dates (new items are bolded)

26th to 30th - Fall mid-term break – NO CLASSES

2nd - Last day to drop Fall term classes without academic penalty
7th - Last day to apply for accommodation for an official exam conflict for December exams
9th @ 8am - 4th year students can add/drop Winter term courses
11th - Remembrance Day Service – classes cancelled between 10:30 and 11:30 am
12th @8am - All other years students can add/drop Winter term courses
18th - QUIP Information Session

1st- First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2021
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
We want to hear from you!
Take this short SKHS wellness survey and let us know how classes are going and how we can assist you! The survey closes OCT.31

Academic Resources
Need to add/drop a Winter term course? Not sure if you are on track to graduate in the Spring?

Not sure how to effectively edit and proofread your writing? Join our “Editing papers & reports” workshops and learn simple ways to edit and proofread your lab reports, essays, research papers, and other science assignments! We’ll show you how to trim your writing down and edit your work for clarity, structure, vocabulary, and style.

Join us on November 2 at 1pm or 6pm via Zoom.
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.
other resources
There are LOTS of resources to help you succeed mentally, emotionally, physically!

Take a HIKE!
There are a number of hiking trails around Kingston. Check them out!
There are 150 seats in Stauffer Library available for advanced booking.

Use the online reservation system to reserve an individual seat.
Upcoming Events
Medical School Symposium
Thurs. November 5th | 6:00 - 8:30 pm
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!

Our expert instructor and medical student will:
  • go over the MCAT test itself (the structure, content, and COVID-changes)
  • the application process
  • include a panel of current and former medical students so you can get all your questions asked and answered.

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

Mock MCAT Day
Sat. November 8th | 9:00am - 4:30pm
Are you thinking about writing the MCAT?

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!

November 6 & 7th
Friday evening’s keynote address will be presented by Joseph Pitawanakwat of Creators Garden, followed by a full day of panels, workshops and presentations on Saturday. For more information and for the full event schedule, please visit our website.
Queen's Reads Teach In
Friday, October 23 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

We will be taking steps towards disrupting the anti-Black racism in our community by questioning how we remember the history of Blackness and anti-Blackness at Queen's. Questions we will explore together include: Why is it important to be critical of how we remember institutions or people? Why is it important to draw attention to forgotten histories? How has Queen’s University’s history impacted the anti-Black racism in our present day

Coaches Corner
October issue is now available! Click on the image to check it out!

Winter-term online courses added from the BISC!
HLTH 350 Topics in Global Health
HLTH 351 Health in Humanitarian Crises
HLTH 397 Global Health: Challenges in Non-Traditional Security

All Queen’s students will have access to register in these courses in SOLUS when enrolment opens on Monday, November 9th.

When searching for BISC courses on SOLUS, change the Campus default from “Main” to “Bader International Study Ctr”. This function allows students to search for courses that are exclusively BISC and select the courses they wish to enroll in by loading them into their shopping cart. 

Questions? Email BISC Registration
QHO Podcast featuring Ron Shore, PhD candidate

Ron Shore was a guest on the QHO podcast discussing his teaching in SKHS.

Check it out HERE


PHEKSA Grants are now available to any PHE/Kin student who has paid the PHEKSA membership fee. Letters of Intent must be emailed to by November 1st @ 4pm.

Questions? Email Kristina Miakisheva

Click HERE to read the information about the available grants.
Office Hours:

PHEKSA is now holding office hours on Mondays at 12-1pm. Come say hi and chat with us!
Click on the zoom link to join. Meeting ID: 978 4711 1133 Passcode: pheksa

Student of the Month:

It’s that time of the month to nominate your classmates for Student of the Month! Fill in
this form using the link below to spotlight a student who has made an impact in your life or in the community - it can be as simple as being a friendly face in the SKHS! The winner will be posted at the beginning of each month.
A Spotlight On...
New book by Dr. Cortney Szto!
Hockey and multiculturalism are often noted as defining features of Canadian culture; yet, rarely are we forced to question the relationship and tensions between these two social constructs. This book examines the growing significance of hockey in Canada’s South Asian communities. The Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi broadcast serves as an entry point for a broader consideration of South Asian experiences in hockey culture based on field work and interviews conducted with hockey players, parents, and coaches in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This book seeks to inject more “color” into hockey’s historically white dominated narratives and representations by returning hockey culture to its multicultural roots. It encourages alternative and multiple narratives about hockey and cultural citizenship by asking which citizens are able to contribute to the webs of meaning that form the nation’s cultural fabric.
If you would like to highlight a student, faculty member or event in SKHS, please email Vanessa McCourt