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Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Henry Laycock (Queen's)

Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Henry Laycock (Queen's)

When:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where:
Watson Hall
Room: 517
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The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents

Henry Laycock (Queen's) - “Reality and reference: Metaphysics and the mind-forged manacles of logic”

Please see webpage for Abstract details.

EVERYONE WELCOME 

*If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Noreen Haun (noreen.haun@queensu.ca)

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Law Speaker: Brian Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law

Law Speaker: Brian Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law

When:
Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Sir John A. Macdonald Hall
Room: 515
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The Athlete’s Two Bodies: Reflections on the Ontology of Celebrity​

 

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Author Talk, Gary Geddes: The Politics of Disease: Indigenous Health Care, A Genocide by an Other Name​

Author Talk, Gary Geddes: The Politics of Disease: Indigenous Health Care, A Genocide by an Other Name​

When:
Monday, November 6, 2017
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Where:
Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)
Room: Main Gym
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The School of Nursing invites you to an author talk with Gary Geddes – author of the book “Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care”. 

All faculty, staff and students from Faculty of Health Sciences are welcome to attend.  Please see the attached poster for more information.

 

Short Bio

Gary Geddes has written and edited almost 50 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lt-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from the government of Chile, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti. His non-fiction books include Sailing Home, Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things, Drink the Bitter Root, and Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care.  Geddes has a PhD from U of T and has taught at Concordia, Western Washington University, BCIT, and University of Missouri-St Louis and has been writer-in-residence at UBC, McMaster, and the Vancouver Public Library. He lives on Thetis Island, BC.

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The Road to Reconciliation and the Protection of Children: engaging with robust theologies and the dignity of children

The Road to Reconciliation and the Protection of Children: engaging with robust theologies and the dignity of children

When:
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where:
Theological Hall
Room: Convocation Hall, 2nd Floor, elevator access available
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 In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued 94 Calls to Action, providing a roadmap for reconciliation. Number 6 calls upon the Government of Canada to remove the law that allows corporal punishment of children. In the Church (today and in the past), corporal punishment has been based on narrow interpretations of the Bible. Yet the Bible and Jesus’ own teachings value children as gifts to the whole community and as bearers of God’s Image. This lecture explores how a deeper understanding of the Bible and a richer theology of childhood strengthens the Church’s commitment in the areas of reconciliation and child protection, and help us all to honour the full humanity and contributions of children. Join us for this free public lecture featuring the Right Reverend Mark MacDonald, Anglican Indigenous Bishop and Dr. Marcia Bunge, Professor of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota. This event is made possible by generous grants from: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada 150 and The School of Religion, Queen’s University

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School of Nursing Fall Preview Open House

School of Nursing Fall Preview Open House

When:
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where:
School of Medicine/Abramsky House
Room: 132A
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The School of Nursing is pleased to welcome all prospective students and their families to the 2017 Fall Preview Open House.

We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to speak to current students and faculty, ask any questions you may have about the BNSc Program, and tour our Simulation Labs.

Information Sessions: 

November  18th, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

School of Medicine Building 032A

Simulation Lab Tours: 

November 18th  Every half hour from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

School of Nursing, 92 Barrie St.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Barb Bolton at boltonb@queensu.ca or visit our website at nursing.queensu.ca

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Advanced Standing Nursing Program (AST) Information Session

Advanced Standing Nursing Program (AST) Information Session

When:
Saturday, November 4, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Where:
School of Medicine/Abramsky House
Room: 132A Main Floor
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If you are interested in learning more about the Advanced Standing Nursing Program (AST) please join us!!

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John Meisel's 94th Birthday Celebration

John Meisel's 94th Birthday Celebration

When:
Friday, October 20, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Where:
University Club
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Dr. John Meisel turns 94 on October 23rd. Please join us to celebrate his birthday with a celebration in his honour. 

A short tribute will take place at 3:30 pm. 

If you are unable to attend and would like to send a birthday note to Dr. Meisel, please email us at events@queensu.ca. All notes will be compiled and presented to Dr. Meisel.

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Complimentary
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Queen's Remembers - Indigenous Plinth Unveiling

Queen's Remembers - Indigenous Plinth Unveiling

When:
Monday, October 16, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where:
McGibbon Walk, between Douglas Library and Ontario Hall
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Join Principal Daniel Woolf and representatives from the local Indigenous community as we unveil a commemorative plinth to honour the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee, upon whose traditional lands Queen’s was built.

This plinth will be the first in a series as part of the “Queen’s Remembers” initiative. Queen’s Remembers is designed to commemorate those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions to the history of Queen’s University. Over the coming months, additional commemorative plinths will be unveiled across campus to remember and recognize these groups.

Each plinth will comprise a concrete pillar which holds either a sturdy weatherproof ‘book’ containing pages of text and images or a simple plaque with no pages, depending on the layout and the subject. These plinths are designed to help staff and faculty, students, and other visitors to the campus form a more complete picture of the history of Queen’s.

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Mary-Rose Lalande
principal.ea@queensu.ca
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2017 Queen's Policy Forum: The Academy and the policy world: How can universities respond to Canada's Policy Challenges

2017 Queen's Policy Forum: The Academy and the policy world: How can universities respond to Canada's Policy Challenges

When:
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where:
Donald Gordon Centre
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Most public policy problems are complex, with interdependent aspects requiring a collaborative approach to policy development and implementation. Some problems have come to be called “wicked” because their shape keeps shifting depending on the perspectives of multiple stakeholders: each aspect seems to be a symptom of some deeper problem, and solutions seem impossible. How can policy research be useful in the face of such problems?

The purpose of this Policy Forum, is to ask how relations between the academy and the policy world have changed. What external research, analysis and advice do policy practitioners now need to do their jobs effectively? How do they make sense of the explosion of information and advice from disparate sources? How can the academy help?

A focus on solving complex policy problems reveals both the strengths and weaknesses of the academy. On the one hand, universities are deep repositories of sophisticated knowledge about every aspect of collective life. On the other hand, since universities are organized by discipline, academic success is achieved by contributing to the evolution of each discipline’s understanding of the world. This impedes the multi and inter-disciplinary approaches needed to tackle today’s complex policy challenges. How must the academy change to make its knowledge and expertise available whenever and however they are needed? How must governments change to make better use of the knowledge, ideas and innovation in the academy?

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General Registration: $125 (plus tax) Student Registration: $25 (plus tax)
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Kevin Hardcastle: A Reading and Q&A

Kevin Hardcastle: A Reading and Q&A

When:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Where:
Watson Hall
Room: 517
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Kevin Hardcastle is a fiction writer from Simcoe County, Ontario. He studied writing at the University of Toronto and at Cardiff University. Hardcastle was a finalist for the 24th annual Journey Prize in 2012, and his short stories have been published in journals and anthologies internationally, including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, The New Quarterly, Joyland, Shenandoah, The Walrus, The Journey Prize Stories 24 & 26, Best Canadian Stories 15, and Internazionale.

Hardcastle’s debut short story collection, Debris, was published by Biblioasis in fall 2015. Debris won the 2016 Trillium Book Award, the 2016 ReLit Award for Short Fiction, was runner-up for the 2016 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and was a finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

His highly anticipated novel, In the Cage, had just been released. He will be reading from it, and answering questions from the audience.

All welcome!

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