The events below contribute to the intellectual and inclusive environment of the Queen's Global Summer. Each event will speak to at least one of the 17 United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Events include lectures, art exhibitions, workshops, and film festivals. There is something for everyone in Queen's Global Summer!

Queen's Global Summer Inauguration

July 4 @ 6pm

You are cordially invited to the inauguration of the Queen’s Global Summer on 4 July 2022. The Queen’s Global Summer is a panoply of academic courses, events, and activities woven around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on issues of global significance and global challenges.

The dominant theme for the inaugural event on July 4th is gender equality. Following introductory remarks by Dr. Amitava Chowdhury, Project Leader of the Queen’s Global Summer, and Dr. Barbara Crow, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, Dr. Laina Bay-Cheng of York University will deliver a keynote lecture entitled, “Dignifying Girls: Making Sexual and Social Worlds Worthy of Young Women.” The lecture will be followed by a performance byby Tsiokeriio (Diio) Hagen  who will tell stories through songs, which has been part of an oral tradition for many years. Each song has an origin story, relating to the creation of life.

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Sustainable Freedom Lecture Series

From exploring avenues towards wellbeing to a just and peaceful society. From preserving and protecting vulnerable species to eradicating inequality on a planetary scale. From creating equal opportunity in the workforce to achieving gender equality. Such are the aspirations reflected and embedded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals designed to advance societal developmental needs without damaging the needs and requirements of the future generations. One must, however, ask what is it that we are fundamentally trying to sustain? The Sustainable Freedom lecture series takes inspiration from Amartya Sen’s thought that beyond the measurable “needs” we must strive to preserve human “values.” As Sen asks, “Should we not be concerned with preserving – and when possible expanding – the substantive freedoms of people today ‘without compromising the ability of future generations’ to have similar, or more, freedoms?” [Sen, Amartya. “Why we should preserve the spotted owl.” London Review of Books 26, no. 3 (5 February 2004).]

The Sustainable Freedom lecture series brings together scholars from the Faculty of Arts and Science to shed light on intractable global problems and offer pathways for solutions and options on issues of global significance.

All lectures are open to the Queen’s community and the public to attend.

Dignifying Girls: Making Sexual and Social Worlds Worthy of Young Women
July 4. Keynote Address
Dr. Laina Ya-Hui Bay-Cheng, York University 

If popular entertainment, social policies, and academic debates are any indication, the sexual lives of girls and young women appear to have captured our collective imagination. Our preoccupation often takes the form of worry: worry about what girls are doing and, with good reason, worry about what is being done to them. Yet even as we dissect young women’s sexual choices and intimate lives, scanning for risk factors and risk behaviors, we skate over the fundamental threats posed by misogyny and its offshoots of cis- and heterosexism, racism, ableist age-based oppression, and economic precarity. Together, these interlocked injustices entrap young women in circumstances that are inherently degrading and endangering. Informed by feminist sexuality research and Nussbaum’s Capability Approach, I advocate breaking from our myopic fixation with young women’s sexual lives in order to see more fully: the social conditions in which they are embedded; how social conditions multiply and complicate the meanings of sexuality for young women; and adults’ opportunities – and obligations – to create social conditions that uphold young women’s sexual rights and dignity. 

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Gender/Sex and Sexual Diversity: New Frameworks for Equitable Futures 
July 8th @ 2:00pm 
Dr. Sari van Anders, Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, & Gender/Sex; Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, & Neuroscience; Queen’s University 

Dr. Sari van Anders is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, and Gender/Sex, and Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, and Neuroscience, at Queen’s University. Dr. van Anders’ research sets out new ways to conceptualize, understand, measure, and map gender/sex, sexual diversity, and sexuality, and also provides unique tools and theories for feminist and queer bioscience. Dr. van Anders has been honoured with over 25 awards for psychological science, feminist scholarship, theory development, EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion), and leadership, including being named one of 50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. In this talk, Dr. van Anders discusses new theory and models of gender/sex and sexual diversity that can help provide knowledge frameworks that promote gender equality and equitable futures for all of us, including those who are marginalized on the basis of gender/sex/uality. Moving beyond gender binaries, Dr. van Anders describes work that reflects the empirical reality of gender/sex/ual diversity as fluid, dynamic, and expansive, and that is built with insights from, reflects, and makes meaningful space for lived experiences from gender/sex/ual minorities as well as majorities. And, Dr. van Anders highlights the relevance of scientific theories about gender/sex and sexuality to “epistemic justice” (the justice of what we know, who knows it or is seen as an expert, and whom knowledge serves), and the significance of the science of gender/sex/uality for human rights and gender/sex/ual equity.

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Unsettling the Horizon: How De-alienation Can Better our Relationality and Engagement with the Living World 
July 12th @ 7:00pm 
Jill Price, Cultural Studies, Queen’s University 

Note: This event will run in conjunction with the exhibition of the presenter’s artwork 

Jill Price is a SSHRC Doctoral Scholar in Cultural Studies at Queen's University.  Her research-creation thesis, From Unsettling to Unmaking: One Settler's Critical Methodology for Unmaking Anthropogenic Perspectives and Gestures Towards Land, investigates how unmaking can be a generative act of care that gives back time and space to more-than-human worlds. Evolving out of Price's research-creation PhD, Unsettling the Horizon is an interactive lecture that begins by outlining how the horizon, as found within early European and North American landscape paintings, was a formalistic device used as propaganda to entice early European settlement and imperial, industrial expansion.  Specifically investigating her own role as an artist in relation to Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, as outlined within the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Price draws on Karl Marx's concept of alienation and Jane Bennet's visceral descriptions of waste as lively to investigate how cultural producers and programmers can help to unmake images and technologies that reify the colonial gaze and normalize industrial aesthetics. In deconstructing and problematizing the distance that lies between those with buying power and those who are most effected by global industrial economic chains of extraction and production, participants will be invited to engage with a series of prompts to come more into relation with the material icebergs of global capitalism so that they may have the knowledge to unmake themselves from systems of harm and begin manifesting more equitable and sustainable worlds.

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What's So Green about 'Green Minerals'?
July 22nd @ 12:30pm 
Dr. Andrew Grant, Political Studies, Queen’s University 

Although transitioning to renewable energy sources is an important strategy to address climate change, relatively little attention has been allocated to how this transition is impacting community members who reside near the mining sites of ‘green minerals’ (e.g., cobalt, copper, lithium, graphite, nickel) and surrounding areas. Concomitantly, it is unclear whether mining activities and supply chains associated with green minerals can be reconciled with potential gains for the environment. Countries such as Canada and the Democratic Republic of Congo are home to some of the largest reserves of green minerals in the world, yet the ‘voices’ of the very people living near where the mining occurs -- are rarely incorporated as part of these debates and problem-solving efforts. Anchored in a discussion of relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals -- #13 “Climate Action”; #7 “Affordable and Clean Energy”; #15 “Life on Land”; #12 “Responsible Consumption and Production”; #8 “Employment and Economic Growth”; and #16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” -- the interactive lecture invites audience members to engage with and reflect upon the political economy and governance dynamics of green minerals.

Dr. J. Andrew Grant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. He is the recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation for work on governance issues in natural resource sectors. Dr. Grant has been a Visiting Scholar/Researcher at Northwestern University, USA, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. During his doctoral studies, he served as an intern at the Campaign for Good Governance in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Dr. Grant is author/co-author of more than 50 refereed papers and is editor of Darfur: Reflections on the Crisis and the Responses (CIR / CIDP 2009) and co-editor of The New Regionalism in Africa (with F. Söderbaum, Ashgate 2003), The Research Companion to Regionalisms (with T.M. Shaw and S. Cornelissen, Ashgate 2012), New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (with W.R.N. Compaoré and M.I. Mitchell, Palgrave 2015), Corporate Social Responsibility and Canada’s Role in Africa’s Extractive Sectors (with N. Andrews, University of Toronto Press 2020), and Natural-Resource Based Development in Africa: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? (with N. Andrews and J. Salah Ovadia, University of Toronto Press, 2022). His publications on conflict-prone minerals, non-state armed groups and regional security, post-conflict reconstruction in fragile states, and governance issues relating to natural resources have been funded by research agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and the British Academy-Association of Commonwealth Universities. He conducts field research on a regular basis in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Dr. Grant is a Senior Fellow with the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy and a Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University. In 2017, he served as the International Studies Association (ISA) Program Chair for some 6,000 participants attending the 58th annual conference, which is the most important scholarly gathering in his field. A former Chair of the ISA Committee on Virtual Engagement, he currently serves as President of ISA-Canada. He also serves on the Executive Council of the International Political Science Association Research Committee #40 (New World Orders) and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Regional Security and Extractive Industries and Society

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Addressing Violence in Canada is about Addressing Gender Inequality 
August 5th @ 2:00pm 
Wendy M. Craig, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University

Note: This event will run in conjunction with the Graduate Student Symposium: Science and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Target 16.2 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against, and torture of, children. Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. Sadly, Canada is not faring well on this SDG goal.  Violence against children has lifelong impacts on health and well-being of children, families, communities, and nations.  By the end of this presentation, you will understand the prevalence rates of different forms of violence in children and youth; and how gender inequality relates to differences in these rates.  Lastly, I will discuss what are the next steps needed in Canada to prevent violence in children and youth. Fostering safe, nurturing, and equitable relationships in youth will lead to improve health, ensure a safer and fairer world for all and promote sustainable development.   There is no better time than now to unite our strengths and start erecting building blocks of a peaceful future for all children. Let us raise them to be global citizens and drivers of the culture of peace! (Salah, 2018).

Dr. Wendy Craig is a professor of psychology at Queen’s University.  She is leading international scientist and expert on aggression, victimization, and the promotion of healthy relationships.  As co-founder and co-Scientific Director of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), she has transformed the science of bullying and healthy relationships into evidence-based practice, intervention, and policy. In recognition of her work, she has won numerous awards such as the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize, and the Order of Ontario. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently awarded the Order of Canada for her research and knowledge mobilization work.

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Mathematical Modeling and Public Health
August 9th @ 4:30pm 
Dr. Felicia Magpantay, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University 

Note: This lecture is being offered in conjunction with the Workshop on Mathematical Ecology Modeling Epidemics on August 10th and 11th  

Mathematical modeling is a powerful tool for studying complex systems. Recently we have seen many of its applications in designing public health strategies during a pandemic. In this lecture we will discuss some of the history behind mathematics applied to public health, and some open research problems.

Bio: Felicia Magpantay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University. Her research is on differential equations, applied dynamical systems and mathematical modeling with applications focused on ecology and epidemiology.

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Green Gradualism and Other Macrofinancial Regimes for the Low-Carbon Transition
August 11. Keynote Address
Dr. Daniela Gabor, University of West of England, Bristol 

Soft climate denialism is bad for democracy. It comes in many forms. It is sometimes masked as legitimate concern with epistemic uncertainty, or justified by the allegedly regressive distributional effects of greenflation. It often points to the threat of power-grabs by elected politicians or technocratic central banks. The soothing implication is gradualism: we do not need, and perhaps should fear radical institutional and political change. Such is, rather paradoxically, the message of green ordoliberalism. This new macrofinancial regime, increasingly influential in Europe and elsewhere, insists that governing the climate crisis is not a macroeconomic question, that climate and capitalism can be reconciled as long as the small green state bribes (financial) capital into solving the climate crisis by derisking green investments. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed the limits of the gradualist consensus, demonstrating the need for stronger state involvement in decarbonisation.

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The Glass Ceiling and Other Stories Film Festival

At home or in the workplace, the path towards gender equality has been a constant struggle globally. The Glass Ceiling and Other Stories film series depicts the many travails and tribulations that women have faced in society and the private sphere, institutionally and individually, at home and the wider world. The series expands the currency of the term “glass ceiling” beyond the sphere of work into other realms of life where women have been subjected to marginalization and subjugation. The quest for a sustainable future must begin with absolute equality and acceptance within humanity. 

The film series will feature lectures and introductions by some of the filmmakers and authors of the titles and end with a panel on media and gender equality


Tied in a Knot: Narratives from Bride Seeking Regions of India (2013)

Director: Reena Kukreja

Parts of North India are facing an acute shortage of brides! Years of girl dis-preference is forcing men to travel to far-off poorer regions of India to find wives. Who are these men seeking wives from elsewhere? Are the women trafficked for forced marriage or not? Why cannot these women get married locally? How are they treated by the families and the communities into which they are married? This film provides a unique look into the everyday harsh reality of such brides: the stigmatization, racism, rejection and abuse they face from conjugal families and communities and how they try to resist it. It bares the everyday suffering endured by lonely brides when they find themselves married into totally alien cultures and environments (from IMDB).

QGS Screening: June 26, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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The Assistant (2019)

Director: Kitty Green

Follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's - making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered (-from IMDB). 

QGS Screening: July 3, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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Masaan (2015)

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan

Along India's Ganges River, four people face prejudice, a strict moral code and a punishing caste system as they confront personal tragedies. (from IMDB)

QGS Screening: July 10, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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The Great Indian Kitchen (2021)

Director: Jeo Baby

After marriage, a woman struggles to be the submissive wife that her husband and his family expect her to be. The story follows her journey, as she changes herself and, even more so, changes the household. (From IMDB).

QGS Screening: July 17, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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QUBS Creative Writing Studio 

A Creative Dimension of the Queen’s Global Summer

The Department of English and the Queen’s University Biological Station are thrilled to foster literary craft on Algonquin territory within the Frontenac Arch World Biosphere Reserve. The QUBS Creative Writing Studio brings two emerging authors to the Biological Station for writers’ residencies in June/July 2022. The selected writers are winners of one of two literary prizes for emerging authors in Canada: The Bronwen Wallace Award and the Indigenous Voices Awards. During two-week residencies, these authors will be given time and space to work on literary projects of their choice in picturesque cabins supplied by QUBS; they will have opportunities to glean inspiration from the natural environment of the Biological Station, to collaborate with and learn from one another in both structured and casual ways, and to share their artistry with the students, staff, faculty, and community members. The QUBS Creative Writing Studio will culminate in a public event involving creative presentations by the authors, organized with support from members of the Queen’s creative writing community.

2022 Authors

John Elizabeth Stintzi is a non-binary writer and artist who was the recipient of the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and the inaugural Sator New Works Award. Their writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Malahat Review, Kenyon Review, Best Canadian Poetry, and others. They are the author of the novels My Volcao (2022) and Vanishing Monuments, as well as the poetry collection Junebat. They live in Kansas City, teach writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and edit poetry for Contemporary Verse 2.

Smokii Sumac is a Ktunaxa poet and PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University where his work centers on the question "how do we come home?" Smokii is an Indigenous adoptee, intergenerational residential school survivor and a two spirit/trans masculine person who bases his art and research in his lived experience. HIs first poetry collection, you are enough: love poems for the end of the world (Kegedonce Press, 2018) won an Indigenous Voices Award for published poetry, and Smokii was also named as a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Smokii is grateful and happy to have returned home to ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa where he lives near the banks of the Kootenay River—the river his ancestors have lived with/on and near for millenia. Smokii lives with his partner, their cats and chickens and his "big 'ole rez dog" named Kootenay Lou.

Guerrilla History Film Forum: Struggles for Equality

The struggle for equality and freedom has taken many forms globally. One crucial component of this history has been resistance to colonial violence and the legacies of racism. The films in the series engage these histories, make vivid the experiences of colonialism and the complexities of liberation struggle.  These films invite a conversation about the present path toward a future of global equality. The series will culminate with a forum for discussion of the movies with both film studies and history scholars and will air on YouTube and the Guerrilla History podcast. Learn from the films and join the discussion!


Wonderous Oblivion (2003)

Director: Paul Morrison

Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill. So when a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven. (from IMDB

QGS Screening: July 24, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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Burn! (1969)

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

During a slave revolt in 1844, a British mercenary helps an Antilles island colony gain its independence from Portugal, but years later he returns to manhunt a local rebel army leader and former friend. (from IMDB

QGS Screening: July 31, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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Z (1969)

Director: Costa-Gavras

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. (from IMDB)

QGS Screening: August 7, 2022 @ 2pm, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Screening Room

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Imagining Sustainable Futures

Exhibition Dates: July 7–23, 2022

Closing Reception with live performance: July 22, 2022
Curator: Akosua Adasi
Jurors: Akosua Adasi, Jen Kennedy, Sunny Kerr, Carina Magazzeni

Imagining Sustainable Futures features works by nine student and professional artists based in the Katarokwi-Kingston area who engage with urgent local and global issues. Each of the artists in the exhibition reflects on how their practice contributes to visualizing sustainable futures in their immediate communities and those around the world. The themes of climate action and social issues foregrounded in this exhibition are underscored by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to address global issues including areas of social inequality, climate change, and environmental protection.

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Intercultural Awareness Certificate

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) invites you to register for a five-part series of workshops which will help participants recognize that building intercultural awareness requires a life-long commitment to learning. Within the training participants will find opportunities to:

  • Describe the concept of culture and apply towards consideration of your own experiences;
  • Become familiar with several dimensions of culture that will help you to navigate new or unfamiliar cultural environments;
  • Learn techniques skills that promote a reflective approach when interacting with, or within, new or unfamiliar cultures;
  • Share your culture(s) and experience with your cohort.

To receive a certificate participants must attend five 120 minute workshops. Sessions will run on Tuesdays on the following dates:

  • July 12, 12:30 to 2:30pm
  • July 19, 12:30 to 2:30pm
  • July 26, 12:30 to 2:30pm
  • August 2, 12:30 to 2:30pm
  • August 9, 12:30 to 2:30pm

More information on the IAC here!

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Sustainable Development in Computer-Assisted Interventions and Diagnosis

May 24-26

The aim of this workshop, delivered as an intense three-day bootcamp, is to provide training for engineering and computing students for best practices for prototyping of medical image computing, computer-assisted interventions and artificial intelligence applications in an open-source software environment. The workshop is also offered in support of Train the Trainers program that is established to develop sustainable technology development in medical interventions. It will be an online training event, offered by scientists and software engineers in Canada (Queen’s University, Carlton University, National Research Council), Spain (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Senegal (Cheikh Anta Diop University, Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique).

Train the Trainer is an alliance of several institutions including Queen’s University, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Harvard Medical School, and several collaborators in West Africa particularly in Senegal and Mauritania, that is founded on the premise of innovative applications of free open-source software. The program supports a free, open-source medical image analysis and visualization software ecosystem 3D Slicer, downloaded over 1,000,000 times across the globe since its inception over 20 years ago. Sustainable development is based on free open source software, knowledge translation and closing the knowledge gap between historically privileged academic centres and those in low and middle income countries.


Learning & Development

The HR Learning Catalogue offers Queen’s staff and faculty the opportunity to learn new skills, improve their wellness, and understand different perspectives. During the Queen’s Global Summer, the following workshops will be facilitated by regular contributors to the Queen’s HR Learning Catalogue.

Take a Break Thursday
July 14 @ 3:00pm

Take a break! No work - no deep thinking required (unless you want). Join us for a short TED Talk that speaks to our times and then discuss your initial impressions with others. We will watch a short TED (or TED-style) talk together, and discuss our take-aways and insights. This is a participative webinar and we will invite you to share. See you 'at the [very short] movies'!

Facilitator: Alison Cummings, MA is a Learning & Development Specialist at Queen’s University. She played an integral part in the development and success of Queen’s International Educators Training Program (IETP) from 2003 - 2016. She has developed and facilitated intercultural training for students and staff for more than 15 years, in both academic and non-academic settings at Queen’s, in the Kingston community, and across Canada. She uses various tools in her training including the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI), the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory®, and Cultural Detective®. Alison has a BAH and MA in Classical Studies; her work with the IDI and Milton Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) led to her Master’s work which evaluated the intercultural sensitivity of the ancient Greeks in view of modern intercultural theory.

This event is being offered in an online synchronous format.
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The File Cabinet in Your Computer
July 26 @ 1:00pm

Electronic file management is an essential skill in the modern workforce - learning Queen's standards will make you more efficient. Participants will learn how to organize, store, and name files in a consistent way. Topics will include the various types of storage media, finding your way around, creating folders, and naming conventions. Participants will have an opportunity to apply their new skills using a case study.

Facilitator: Jordan Phoenix is a librarian by training and records manager by profession. Sorting, arranging and collecting has been in his life since childhood when he diligently collected comic books. After a career in film production, and another in graphic design, Jordan decided to attend University to get his Master’s degree in library science. He has worked in higher education for the past decade, first at the University of Illinois helping them establish their Records and Information Management program, and for the past five years at Queen’s working in the Records Management and Privacy Office fulfilling a myriad of duties all centered around records management.

This event is being offered in a hybrid in-person and online synchronous format. 
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Pet Therapy
July 28 @ 1:00pm

A pet can be an extraordinary source of positive energy and a model of how to keep life simple, especially in these times of anxiety, isolation, and change.  Shannon will host members of the Queen's community who will introduce you to their pets and talk about how they depend on each other to get through these challenging times.

Facilitator: SHANNON HILL, PhD is a Learning and Development Specialist and an adjunct faculty member with Queen’s University. She has 30 years of experience in facilitation, curriculum design, leadership development, and diagnostic assessments with a specific focus on the principles of adult education. Shannon is qualified to deliver MBTI Step I workshops and is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to deliver Mental Health First Aid Training. She is also certified in Personality Dimensions, True Colors, EQi, and DiSC. She holds a PhD with Queen’s University’s Faculty of Education, a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Brock University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, and a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University. When not working or studying, Shannon enjoys sailing, kayaking, gardening, and photography.

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Managing Change
August 9 @ 1:00pm

This workshop will help you recognize the impact of change on yourself and others. You will learn about the stages of change, the physical and psychological effects of change, and some strategies for dealing with change to ensure a successful transition to the new reality.

Facilitator: Katie Ramoutar, MOrgPsych is the Manager of Organizational Development & Learning at Queen’s University. She has over 15 years of experience in consulting with organizations to build learning, leadership and OD solutions that allow people to do their very best work. Working with both private and public organizations in Canada and abroad, Katie uses various assessments and methodologies with a specific focus on facilitating conversations in emotional intelligence and change. Katie has a BSc from St. Mary’s University and a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Curtin University. She is a certified practitioner of the EQ-i 2.0, MSCEIT, MBTI, Change Style Indicator, Influence Style Indicator and Prosci Change Management methodology.

This event is being offered in a hybrid in-person and online synchronous format. 

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Summer Session in Gender/Sex/uality In/Justice

Topic: Feminist Transformative Practices in Research: Decolonial, Indigenous, and Intersectional Approaches to Gender/Sex/uality In/Justice

Facilitators and Organizers: Dr. Sari van Anders and Dr. Tushabe wa Tushabe, Associate Professor in the Centre for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
Funded by: Dr. Sari van Anders' Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, & Gender/Sex

This Summer Session aims to develop feminist transformative practices of justice, intersectionality, and decolonization in our research. We will use scholarship and attend to language and interpersonal interactions as a way of healing historical wounds while building affirming and dignifying scholarly relations that reflect new ways of approaching our research. We shall engage decolonial, Indigenous, and intersectional scholarship about gender/sex/uality to demystify systemic oppressions (such as sexism, homophobia, racism and Anti-Blackness, ableism, classism, transphobia, and more), in relation to gender, race, class, ability, sex, sexuality, and justice. This will also help us chart journeys that make visible those who have been made invisible.

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Sustainable Queen’s: Sustainable Living Series

The Sustainable Living Series has been developed by Sustainable Queen’s to provide education and resources on a range of sustainability topics. These sessions are open to all, including members of the public, and are free of charge. 

Previous Sessions are available on YouTube:

  •  Cycling in the City 
  • The City of Kingston: Transpass Program 
  • Carbon Explained
  • Resilience- Better than Before

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Workshop on Mathematical Ecology Modeling Epidemics

Workshop Organizer: Dr. Felicia Magpantay 
August 10-11, 2022

Mathematical models help deepen our understanding of the mechanisms underlying many types of physical and biological systems. This workshop will bring together experts from different aspects of infectious disease modeling so that we may all learn from each other.

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Lives for Literacy

Intent & Impact: Establishing Gender Equity Practices
July 20th, 2022 @ 3:00 PM Montreal

Lives for Literacy is a volunteer youth-led not-for-profit organization on a mission to eliminate illiteracy in Canada and abroad.Literacy is not just about reading and writing, it is a universal agent that allows us to participate in social and economic decisions that affect our everyday lives. It is a human right that should be available to all regardless of their socioeconomic status. The gender inequities present in many countries are inhumane and unacceptable and we must address the barriers and factors that contribute to gender inequality in our societies to ensure that the principles of equity are always put forward. 

This workshop focuses on literacy as a foundation for sustainable innovation and is designed to enable participants to move from the “intent” of their gender equity initiatives to thinking locally and globally about their impact for meaningful change. It provides guidance to both students, educators and practitioners to ensure a more inclusive and equitable everyday practice.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Women in Science at Queen’s University (WiSQ)

Daring Leadership for Women in Academia
Dr. Jane Philpott
June 30th 12:00-1:00pm

In her talk, Faculty of Health Sciences Dean, Dr. Jane Philpott will discuss the challenges faced by women in academic. She will share her personal experience navigating the twists and turns of an unconventional career and the key traits that she sees in daring women leaders. Dr. Philpott will argue that we all have a role to play in creating spaces where women and people from equity-deserving groups can thrive, and share some signs of hope that she has seen along her journey.

This will be a hybrid event, in-person (BioSciences Complex Room 1102) and over Zoom. Please email to RVSP.

Women, Science, and the Impact of Covid-19
July 28th 12:00-1:00pm
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The History of Canadian Research Chair (CRC) Positions for Minorities
August 25th 12:00-1:00pm
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