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Mental Health Training - Fall 2017

Mental Health Training

Queen's Mental HealthStudent Wellness Services is happy to let you know that registration is open for the Fall 2017 Mental Health Training opportunities.  We are also excited to be offering a new program: SafeTalk Suicide Alertness Training.   

SafeTalk is a three hour session that prepares participants to recognize people who have thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide intervention resources. Powerful videos illustrate the importance of suicide alertness, while discussion and practice stimulate learning.  More information is available on the registration page.  There is a fee to participate in this training: Students: $10, Staff: $20

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Elevator work for Abramsky Hall, Morris Hall, Theological Hall

Elevators out of service on campus - Summer 2017

Sign which reads - Notice, elevator out of serviceBeginning on Tuesday, July 4, the passenger elevators in Abramsky Hall (EL1271), Morris Hall (EL1261) and Theological Hall (EL1031) will be removed from service while SGS Elevators modernizes all three units. Work is expected to continue until late August; however, separate notices will be issued to advise on the anticipated completion date for each unit once the crew enters into their final stage of work.

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ABLE is calling for submissions to Volume 4!

Call for Submissions!

Able logoIt’s that time of year again, ABLE is calling for submissions to Volume 4

We want to personally invite you to add your voice, however you share it, to Collective Reflections’ fourth annual publication, releasing in March of 2017. Collective Reflections is THE publication on campus that features works discussing social identity, oppression and equity. Working through the Social Issues Commission of the AMS, we strive to give Queen’s students and the greater Kingston community a platform to share their experiences surrounding mental health (HeadsUp), race/culture/ethnicity (CultureSHOCK!), queer identity (OutWrite), social/economic status (BaseLine; find out more below in the PS!), feminism (Queen’s Feminist Review), and (dis)ability. 

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Access Art Queen's - call for Art submissions

Access Art Queen's

Access Art Queen's is an initiative created in collaboration with the Queen's University Equity Office that aims to critically examine the in/accessibility of art while highlighting personal experiences of dis/ability, in/accessibility, and dis/ablism, as intersecting with other facets of identity through artistic mediums in accessible formats. We are looking for pieces and works to help us create a critical, anti-oppressive exhibit that reflects on disability as a social identity.

In moving from diversity to inclusion, we are seeking to gather artworks from various artists that are accessible via their multiplicity of mediums, including pieces that cater to different senses allowing different people to experience each in an individual format. These artworks will be displayed in an art installation in Winter 2017.

exploring lived experiences of disability, disablism, and in/accessibility, as intersecting with other facets ofidentity

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City of Kingston - Celebrating Accessibility Awards 2016

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards

Celebrate accessibility

The City, in partnership with the municipal accessibility advisory committee (MAAC), is accepting nominations for the Celebrating Accessibility Awards.

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards recognizes a person, group or organization that has made or is making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston.  

This year’s awards have expanded to include multiple categories: education, employment, recreation, customer service, built environment, volunteer, youth and other. Nominate an initiative before Oct. 28, 2016.

On Dec. 1, join the award winners and special guest speaker Anna-Karina Tabuñar for a screening of her film “Talent Untapped.” "Talent Untapped" is a film, a movement, a tribute to people with visible and invisible disabilities. They prove that talent comes in all sizes, ages and abilities. Free registration is required for this event.

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