what to watch for

Friday, September 24
Last date to drop Fall Term and multi-term classes without financial penalty

Thursday, September 30
Tuition fees due in full for Fall term classes (Exception: OSAP students)

Monday, October 11
Thanksgiving Monday (Classes Cancelled)

Tuesday, October 12 to Friday, October 15
Fall Term Break
what's happening in FAS

  • Academic Consideration for extenuating circumstances
  • Important note on exams
  • Drop deadline and 6.0 unit rule
  • Pathy Foundation Fellowship
  • Queen’s Career Fair
  • ASUS Q&A on Health and Safety on Campus
  • New FAS EDII Director appointed
  • Workshop: Building Mental Resilience in Uncertain Times
  • #ICYMI
ACADEMIC CONSIDERATION FOR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

Are you experiencing an interruption to your studies that is beyond your control? Don’t stress about falling behind in your courses. Academic Consideration is meant to help undergraduate students manage unforeseen, short-term (up to three months) extenuating circumstances.

This could be due to COVID-19 isolation requirements, short-term illnesses, injuries, traumatic events, or other circumstances that impact your academic performance. Students can submit one request per term for three days or less without supporting documentation.

We encourage you to learn more about Academic Consideration and when you might use it. Please visit our Academic Consideration webpage for more information. If you still have questions after reviewing these resources, please contact our team at asc.consideration@queensu.ca.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON EXAMS

If you are taking any courses on campus, you will be writing all final proctored exams, including remote and online course exams, in Kingston. This means you will write proctored exams in only one format: in person in an exam hall (if you have at least one on-campus course), or online (if you are taking no on-campus courses). Only students doing all courses online (-700 section) or remotely are eligible to write their exams remotely. You should not make any end-of-term travel plans until you have reviewed the exam schedule which is released in mid-October.
DROP DEADLINE AND 6.0 UNIT RULE

The deadline to drop fall term and full-year classes for a full tuition refund has been extended to Friday, September 24 at 11:59 pm. Once the class is dropped in SOLUS, the tuition credit will be automatically applied to your student account. For details visit the Tuition and Fees webpage.

As a reminder, only a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS, and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

If you are a Life Science or Biochemistry student, you are not limited in the number of BMED or GLPH courses you can take, but are otherwise limited to 6.0 units of courses outside FAS. 

Run your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) in SOLUS to review what courses you will need to take to complete your degree.
PATHY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
 
Applications for the Pathy Foundation Fellowship are now open. This is an exciting opportunity for graduating students from Queen’s 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 formal training in Community Change at the Coady International Institute. The Pathy Advisor, Jess Franco, will be hosting a booth at the Queen’s Career Fair on Thursday, September 23, from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.
 
If you have any questions, you can email pathfellowship@queensu.ca or visit the Pathy Foundation Fellowship website.
QUEEN'S CAREER FAIR

The annual Queen’s Career Fair is taking place virtually on Thursday, September 23 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.  

This event welcomes Queen’s students and recent grads from all programs and disciplines seeking internships, new graduate roles, further education options, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with employers from a variety of industries and locations as well as representatives from a number of post-graduate programs. 

Learn more about the event and how to register on the Queen’s Career Fair website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at QOCR@queensu.ca.  
ASUS Q&A ON HEALTH AND SAFETY ON CAMPUS

Do you have any questions surrounding health and safety on campus? Looking to get more information surrounding the current COVID-19 measures?

Tune in for a live Q&A with Dr. Samantha Buttemer, a physician for Queen's Public Health and Preventive Medicine that will be hosted by ASUS on Tuesday, September 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Please use the Zoom link below to register and ask any preliminary questions. We look forward to seeing you all there.


Facebook Event link: https://fb.me/e/1U32n0RcR.  
NEW FAS EDII DIRECTOR APPOINTED

The Faculty of Arts and Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elliot Chapple as the new Director, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII), effective September 20, 2021.
 
Dr. Chapple brings with him over 17 years of experience working within academia, community and government to the Director role. In 2017, after over a decade of working in higher education in the US, Dr. Chapple decided to return home to Canada. Since returning to Canada, Dr. Chapple has served as the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood, Senior Policy Advisor and Research Analyst for the Office of the Status of Women, and he continues to work with community-based research groups on queer and trans health issues. Most recently, he was Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist at the University of Ottawa Department of Medicine. 
 
As the new Director, Dr. Chapple is responsible for taking the lead on proactive EDII initiatives. Supporting the first guiding principle in the Faculty’s Strategic Plan, equity, diversity, and inclusion, including anti-racism, decolonization, and Indigenous resurgence, these strategic initiatives will foster a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.
 
Dr. Chapple will continue work on the FAS EDII needs assessment and develop an associated implementation plan that includes the creation of a mentoring program to retain new Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) faculty members. 
 
WORKSHOP: BUILDING MENTAL RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Join the Queens University Music and Drama departments for a unique mental resilience workshop on Friday, September 24. In this experiential workshop, you will learn how to handle uncertainty and change, and attain tools for sustained mental wellbeing by improving critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration - the key skills required for the future of work. Based on a prevention-oriented paradigm of integral health, the workshop introduces educational, experiential, and behavioural components based on the latest cognitive science to help students develop the mind and establish themselves as leaders during this challenging time.

The instructor is Milena Braticevic who holds a PhD in Integral Health from the California Institute for Human Science. Milena’s work explores prevention-oriented methodologies for mental health, sustainability, and wellbeing.

Join the Zoom workshop, Passcode 299221.
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