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A seasonal celebration

The contributions of staff members throughout Queen’s University will be celebrated during Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday Dec. 7.

A highlight of Staff Appreciation Day, the Principal's Holiday Reception will be held Thursday, Dec. 7. (University Communications)

The day is highlighted by the Principal’s Holiday Reception with delectable food and drinks on offer from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the main gym of the Athletics and Recreation Centre.

Also at the event, the Staff Recognition Awards will be handed out to staff members who were nominated by colleagues for “consistently providing outstanding contributions to the learning and working environment at Queen’s at a level significantly beyond what is usually expected.”

 This year’s recipients are: Barbra Lalonde Brousseau, Global Development Studies; Wendy Cumpson, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; Fiona Froats, School of Policy Studies; Selina Idlas, Centre for Teaching and Learning; Pamela Livingston, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; Joan Sharpe and Emily Smith, Surveillance Studies Centre (Team), Sociology; Colette Steer, School of Graduate Studies;  Sandra Turcotte, School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted in support of the AMS Food Bank. Donors will be entered into a draw to win a handcrafted gingerbread house courtesy of Queen’s Hospitality Services Sodexo.

And there’s more.

Getting the day off to a good start, Queen’s employees can pick up a free medium hot beverage at all Sodexo outlets until 11:30.

Also, special tours, workshops and wellness activities are being held throughout the day, giving staff members an opportunity to look after themselves and to see some of the extraordinary work being done by members of the Queen’s community.




Clinical Simulation Centre Tour

10 am

School of Medicine (15 Arch Street)

Yoga for Managing Stress

10 am

ARC - Studio 4

Mindful Meditation Workshop

11 am

ARC - Studio 4

Phytotron Tour

11 am

Biosciences, 5th Floor

Indoor Cycle

2 pm

ARC Studio 2

Thinking about Diversity: Identifying the Ally Within

2 pm

FSLF Seminar Room, B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall

Miller Museum of Geology Tour

3 pm

Miller Hall; meet near the front entrance

Queen's Observatory Tour

3 pm

Ellis Hall, Room 432

Visit the Human Resources Learning Catalogue to sign up for one or more of these events (pre-registration is required).