SKHS news & updates
September 2020 | Issue #3
We have hired a new Student Experience Coordinator!
Maura has been supporting students at MacEwan University in Edmonton over the last 4.5 years as the Student Services Manager at the Students’ Association. During her time as a student at the University of Alberta, Maura began volunteering for the Peer Support Centre and Edmonton Distress Line. Through her volunteer work, Maura felt compelled to help those in need and found a calling in providing support to those at risk. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, Maura worked in a wide range of public focused fields including crisis intervention, non-profit work, and research coordination. Through this work, it became clear that working on campus and supporting students was what Maura was passionate about. This realization brought her back to supporting students on campus. As Maura is relocating to Kingston, she is excited to continue to work with students at Queen’s. Maura is fueled by earl grey tea, feelings, and glitter.
Goodbye Michelle!
We say goodbye to Michelle Shorey for the year as she starts her journey into motherhood.
important dates

29th to November 9th - Registration break for Winter term updates. Students can't add/drop Winter term courses during this time.

12th - Thanksgiving – no classes
26th to 30th - Fall mid-term break – NO CLASSES

2nd - Last day to drop Fall term classes without academic penalty
9th - Students can add/drop Winter term courses.
11th - Remembrance Day Service – classes cancelled between 10:30 and 11:30 am

7th - last day of class
Webinar - How to Use your Degree Audit Form

Join Vanessa McCourt, your Academic Advisor as she explains how to use your form effectively to ensure you are meeting your degree requirements.

For Health Studies students (*rescheduled)
Tuesday, September 29 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Meeting ID: 654 943 9604
Password: SKHS123
If you missed the Kinesiology webinar, listen to the recorded presentation.
Can't attend? Book an advising appointment online.
Academic Resources
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
Giving presentations and participating confidently in class can be intimidating. What are professors looking for, why do they ask you to give presentations, and how can you speak with confidence and clarity, how do you give effective presentations online? We’ll show you some simple but powerful strategies to overcome anxiety, speak with confidence, and boost your presentation and participation grades. Join us for our “Speaking with confidence: presentations & class” workshops Sept. 30 at 1pm or 6pm via Zoom. 

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!

SKHS is on OnQ!
Look for upcoming SKHS events on your OnQ page.

Tell us what events you would like to see at SKHS!
Leadership Workshop Series
Discuss leadership, develop new skills and connect with other students.
Attend four workshops to receive a Student Leadership Certificate from the SEO!
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 Jobs
Consider highlighting products or services, sales or promotions, personal bios, and more. Use images that complement your message, and link your images to supporting resources.
Arts & Science Undergraduate Society

Head Gael, Journal of Indigenous Studies, Advisory Board Director, etc.

Links for all applications are available on the ASUS hiring portal
Still looking to join a fun, meaningful, community-based club at Queen’s?

Applications to join the Queen’s Starts With Youth Chapter are now open! Starts With Youth aims to raise awareness about childhood abuse and intergenerational trauma, and to foster a community for abuse survivors and allies here at Queen’s.

Applications close on Sunday, September 27th at 11:59 pm. Once applications close, we will be in contact with all applicants to arrange interview dates and times.

Upcoming Events
On Oct. 7, our Constellations lecture series is pleased to host Eternity Martis, journalist and author of the bestselling memoir They Said This Would Be Fun about her time as a student of colour on a predominantly white campus.

Orange Shirt Day (September 30th)

is a day where we commemorate the residential school experience and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families. On this day, we are encouraged to learn more about the history of these schools and create meaningful discussions about the effects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind. We can do this by raising awareness, providing truthful education, and showing survivors that they matter.

Meeting ID: 934 1580 3994
Passcode: SKHS 2020
Other News
Tri-Awards Nominations are Open!
Each year, the Human Rights and Equity Office acknowledges the efforts and progress of faculty, staff and students who create a positive impact on the University community in the areas of Human Rights, Employment Equity and Accessibility. Any member of the Queen's community including students, staff, faculty or alumni as well as members of the general Kingston community who have an interest in Queen's University may submit nominations.

We know great things are happening at Queen’s and here is your chance to have an individual, group or initiative recognized for their outstanding contributions to the University. 

Deadline to nominate is Jan.11, 2021

A Spotlight On...
the SKHS foyer
To show our support and solidarity with Four Directions and to make a visible statement against acts of hatred and violence directed towards Indigenous and LGBTQ2S+ communities, we initiated plans to hang the Métis Nation, Six Nations Confederacy, Anishnaabe First Nations People, LGBTQ Rainbow, Kahswentha- Two Row Wampum and Transgender Pride flags in the lobby windows of our SKHS building.

If you would like to highlight a student, faculty member or event in SKHS, please email Vanessa McCourt