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Free beverages and extended holiday weekends

As part of Mental Health Week (May 2-6), Employee Wellness Services has offered a range of events and initiatives for Queen’s community members.

On Friday, May 6, all staff and faculty members can enjoy a free medium-sized standard brewed coffee or tea, sponsored by the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, at the following on-campus food outlets:

  • MC2 – MacIntosh-Corry Hall (8 am – 3 pm)
  • Starbucks – Goodes Hall (8 am – 3:30 pm)
  • Tim Horton’s – Queen’s Centre (7:30 am – 3:30 pm)

(If you are enjoying a hot beverage at MC2, you are encouraged to bring your own reusable mug.)  

Extended holiday weekends

Also, this week Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane announced that he is once again extending two upcoming holiday weekends for Queen’s employees as a thanks for the efforts by staff and faculty throughout the pandemic period.

In addition to Monday, May 23, the university will now also be closed on Friday, May 20. The university will also close on Monday, July 4 following the university-wide holiday on Friday, July 1. For employees who already have May 20 or July 4 scheduled as vacation, the days should not be deducted from their vacation allotment. Employees who are required to work on May 20 or July 4 should speak to their managers to find an alternative time to use these designated university holidays.