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ITS Workshop: Introduction to WebPublish - Oct 10 and Nov 13 2019

ITS Workshop: Introduction to WebPublish

This introductory workshop offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of WebPublish, using a training website to participate in hands-on activities. In order to support high demand for WebPublish training, an additional session has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. Please see below for more information.


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9.30 – 11.30 am (FULL, wait-list only) AND Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9.30 – 11.30 am 

Location:  Jeffery Hall, 156 Computer Lab


Mental Health Service Empower Me Comes to Queen’s - available as of Sept. 1, 2019

Empower Me - Mental Health Resources

Starting September 1, 2019, all students at Queen’s University will have access to Empower Me, a holistic mental health and wellness service that seeks to enhance the resilience of the student community by supplementing existing on-campus resources.

As part of their ongoing commitment to support the mental health of students, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) has partnered with the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) and University administration to bring Empower Me to Queen’s. It has already been successfully implemented at several other universities and colleges across Canada.


Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress (IRSD) -  August 8, 2019

Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress (IRSD) -  August 8, 2019

This session provides information about the mental health and mental illness model. The purpose of this session is to learn how to recognize concerning behaviours among students and how to respond with particular emphasis on someone in immediate d distress and/or in crisis. Participants will gain practical tips on what to say and what to do in order to connect someone with the appropriate resources available both on and off campus.


Round-Table Discussion and Tri-Awards Celebration - Human Rights and Equity Office

Join us March 19, 2019!

Please join us on March 19th, 2019 for the Round-Table Discussion and Tri-Awards Celebration. At this event you will hear from Queen's community members who will be discussing the future of higher education and Queen's University in particular. 

Centered on the principles of reimaging and dreaming for the future, this round-table discussion is your opportunity to contribute to conversations on diversity and inclusion at Queen's University.    


Communication 101- Bridging the Gap Workshop: DeafBlind Ontario Services

DeafBlind Ontario Services presents: Communication 101- Bridging the Gap Workshop March 19, 2019

This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication need.

This interactive workshop will address:

  • Sensory loss - Characteristics and Implications
  • Total Communication Approach
  • Introduction to sign language
  • Interactive Sensory Loss Simulations (Signed Exact English)
  • Communication Systems

Accessibility Cafe: October 31st - Proposed 5-Year Accessibility Plan for Barrier Removal in Existing Buildings

Accessibility Cafe

equity office logoProposed 5-Year Accessibility Plan for Barrier Removal in Existing Buildings by Facilities

OCTOBER 31, 11:30AM – 1:30PM,

: 11:45-12:00PM,
Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00PM

Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202



Tips on Improving Accessibility at Queen's - October 2018

Accessibility Tips - October 2018

Professor using wheelchair lecturing to class

Queen’s University is committed to creating a campus community that is safe and inclusive for all individuals. Successful learning, living, and employment outcomes are the result of a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, employees, faculty, and senior administrators. As Queen’s continues to enhance its culture of inclusiveness, it will require the recognition and support of everyone on campus to ensure the removal of barriers to accessibility.

Our goal is to advance our understanding of what makes a truly accessible organization, and to transform that knowledge into a culture that builds accessibility into everything that we do.

With that goal in mind, please read and follow the tips in the article and take a tour of the Accessibility Hub which is full of information on services, supports and how-to's.