SKHS news & updates
October 2020 | Issue #4
What are you THANKFUL for?
This weekend take a moment to reflect...
To learn more about Indigenous perspectives on Thanksgiving, check out the video
important dates (new items are bolded)

12th - Thanksgiving – no classes
14th - Lunch & Conversation with the Dean of Arts & Science
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 - Students can add/drop Winter term courses.
11th - Remembrance Day Service – classes cancelled between 10:30 and 11:30 am
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!

Academic Resources
Need to add/drop a Winter term course? Not sure if you are on track to graduate in the Spring?
ASUS Peer Tutors ASUS Peer Tutoring (APT) is a new and improved service that partners upper-year students who have excelled in courses with students who need some help. At $15 per hour, APT is both the cheapest tutoring service in Kingston, and the highest paying undergraduate job on campus. 

PASS Peer Academic Support Service (PASS) is a volunteer service that is run through the Faculty of Arts and Science to assist first-year students. The service is designed to ease student transition into university and to promote academic success.
SASS Student Academic Success Services
Our Science Peer Writing Assistants (PWAs) are upper-year Queen’s undergrad and grad students who specialize in assisting with writing lab reports, research papers, and other science assignments for 1st and 2nd-year courses. In one-on-one appointments with Science PWAs, our peers will help you work on your papers, whether you want to meet expectations around style, structure, use of technical vocabulary, or any other writing issue. We have lots of appointments available, so book your appointment today!

Catching Up in School workshop
October 15 at 1.00pm & 6.00pm
Register for: session 1 / session 2
Departmental Tutors Many departments offer tutoring services. Depending on the course, search the Queens website to find the department and tutors available.
Kin Tutors is organized by PHEKSA to connect tutors with students in KIN courses. Email Ryan Chen to request a tutor.
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!

Work out at the ARC or at HOME
As a member of the Queen’s community, you are familiar with the Queen’s ARC (Athletics & Recreation Center). But do you know that every week there are over a dozen virtual fitness classes offered for FREE?!
Reserve a spot in Stauffer Library
There are 150 seats in Stauffer Library available for advanced booking.

Use the online reservation system to reserve an individual seat.
Student Wellness Services
Long Weekend Hours
Friday, October 9
open: 8:am - 4:oo pm.
·    The same-day clinic and Queen's Satellite Assessment closing at 4 pm
·    Booked medical, mental health, accessibility and healthy lifestyle appointments are offered from 9 am to 5 pm.
·    After hours supports can be found here.
Monday, October 12
Tuesday, October 13
regular hours resume
Student Jobs
The Pathy Foundation Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 cohort. 

The Pathy Foundation Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for graduating students from Queen’s (one of only five universities in Canada eligible) to engage in an intensive 12-month leadership program designed to support them in implementing a community development project anywhere in the world. Successful candidates will receive up to $40,000 in funding and receive formal training in Community Change at the Coady International Institute.
The 12-month fellowship is for graduating undergraduate and masters students who have:
• The capacity and potential to develop as effective change-agents;
• A meaningful connection with a community of their choosing anywhere in the world; and
• An innovative idea of how this community could be strengthened.
Upcoming Events
Queen's Health & Nutrition Society

Trivia Night
October 6th, 2020
6 pm

We're inviting students to join our exec for a fun evening of health and wellness based trivia and prizes for a chance to mingle with like minded students and meet some new people.

On Wednesday, October 21st, ACE will be hosting its annual summit virtually. There will be several industry giants speaking about their work in the field of ergonomics and industry 4.0. This is a great way for students to network with professionals across the country. Student resources are also being put together by the Ontario team to support students interested in pursuing a career in ergonomics and related fields. 

This year, students have the option to enter the student video contest to attend the event for free! The deadline for the contest has been extended to Friday, October 9th

Meeting ID: 934 1580 3994
Passcode: SKHS 2020
Other News
Opportunity to participate in Cardiovascular Study

Healthy, non-smoking volunteers between 18-30 years old (who are recreationally active). Exclusion criteria includes regular cigarette smoking (including individuals who quit smoking less than 6 months ago), high blood pressure, existing cardiovascular or metabolic disorders, obesity, diagnosed mood disorders (ex. depression, anxiety, bipolar), inability to read and write in English.
An ultrasound study to assess the effect of emotion on forearm blood flow
How long?
One 35 minute screening session and two 2.25 hour experimental visits
How much?
Participants will receive a $30 gift certificate for each experimental visit that is attended (maximum $60)
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Cardiovascular Stress Response Laboratory

Email Ellen
Paid research opportunity!

Healthy, non-smoking females between 18-29 years old, who are recreationally active (<5h of structured physical activity per week)
Exclusion criteria include smokers (including individuals who quit smoking less than 6 months ago), high blood pressure, existing cardiovascular or metabolic disorders, obesity, birth control.

An ultrasound study investigating vascular function in the lower limb and two muscle biopsies investigating related protein expression.

How long?
2 visits, each a maximum of 3 hours long

How much?
Participants will receive up to $70 in gift certificates to thank you for participation

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Cardiovascular Stress Response Laboratory

Email Lindsay Lew
A Spotlight On...
Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults
Drs. Robert Ross, Jennifer Tomasone, Ian Janssen, and Amy Latimer-Cheung were part of the team that developed Canada's first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults, which are set to launch Thursday, October 15th, 2020! Developed in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Public Health Agency of Canada, Queen’s University and ParticipACTION, these guidelines integrate recommendations for physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. 
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 EDT 
Location: This is a live webcast; log in details to attend the event will be sent once you have registered 
Who should attend: Health professionals, exercise professionals, public health ministries and public health professionals, policy makers, researchers and students/trainees in related fields, and interested members of the general public 
Deadline to register: Tues. OCT13th, 12:00 noon EDT 
If you would like to highlight a student, faculty member or event in SKHS, please email Vanessa McCourt