Orientation

Below is a listing of all events, webinars and sessions that will be held as part of September 2022 Orientation.

Date Topic Host(s) Format
July 12th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 1: Transitioning to Canada - Navigating a New Culture
These sessions are focused on preparing students for things that may be different from what they are used to. The first session will introduce students to what is culture, culture shock/gap and navigating culture.
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Register directly with QUIC
July 14th @ 10.00 -11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 2: Academic Culture Shock
Academic Culture is different around the world. Classroom expectations, assignments, exams, group work, etc.  Are you ready to navigate the Academic Culture in Canada? 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Register directly with QUIC
July 19th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 3: Your Rights In Canada
As you prepare to take part in the rich and diverse experiences that Canada has to offer, it is important that you are aware of the human rights, freedoms and protections that apply to you under Canadian law. Join the QUIC, The Human Rights & Equity Office and The Yellow House and learn more about your rights and the various resources available to you.
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC), Human Rights & Equity Office, Yellow House Register directly with QUIC
July 21st @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 4: Financial Planning
Budgets are important! What are the true costs of living in Kingston? How can I plan for unexpected costs? What scholarships and bursaries are available? What would a realistic budget look like? The Award Office is here to answer these questions and more. This session will focus on costs associated with living in Kingston, ON
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) and Student Awards Office Register directly with QUIC
July 26th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 5: Job Search and working with a Study permit
How do you search for a part-time job in Canada? Can you just walk into a business and ask for a job? Do you have a resume and cover letter? Are you ready for an interview? What are the rule regarding working on or off campus with a study permit?
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Register directly with QUIC
July 28th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 6: Students who are Parents
Registering children for school, finding day care, and supporting your spouse that is travelling with you.
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) and Immigration Services Kingston & Area (ISKA) Register directly with QUIC
August 4th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 7: Off Campus Housing Q&A
  • How to search for Off Campus Housing
  • Things to Think About
  • What is a lease?
  • Where to find what your rights are as a renter
  • Renting with Children
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  Register directly with QUIC
August 9th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 8: UHIP Health Insurance Q&A
Join the International Students Advisor and UHIP Administrator for a question and answer session. We will answer questions entered at registration and those asked during the session.
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  Register directly with QUIC
August 11th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 9: Prepare for Arrival In Canada
J
oin Arthur Chen, the QUIC International Student Advisor, to discuss what you should know about arriving in Canada, including:
1. What documents you should bring with you
2. Where to find current travel entry requirements for Canada
3. What to expect when you arrive at the border
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  Register directly with QUIC
August 16th @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC Orientation Part 10: Ask an Int. Student Advisor & What to expect during Welcome Week Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Register directly with QUIC
August 29th - September 2nd @ 10.00-11.30am EDT QUIC's International Student Summer Orientation Welcome Week Begins
For students who arrive in Kingston prior to the start of classes. This week will be a combination of information sessions at the Centre, and in-person social activities to give students a chance to start making friends. Each day will be made up of one information session covering topics such as Health Insurance, Working with a Study Permit, and then a social activity lead by the QUIC World Link Student Team. 
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)  Register directly with QUIC

Throughout September

Social Activities and Mixers by the SGPS & Your Graduate Program
Building community starts now and what better way than to join in with some of the social activities the SGPS or your graduate program has planned?

Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS) OR your Graduate Program's Social Committee

See SGPS website for updates OR contact your program

Aug 30th -  Sept 6th

Program Specific Orientations
Contact your Program Graduate Assistant and find out what they have planned. They may have other dates to be aware of too.

Ask your Graduate Program

Consult your program

Sept 1st (8am - 11am)

(Re) Orientation: Welcome and Resource Fair

Venue: main gym of the Athletics & Recreation Centre
Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Student Affairs and the SGPS, this annual event is your opportunity to find out about all the resources available to you throughout your graduate journey. With presentations followed by a chance to speak to each resource, it is THE event to be at.

School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, Student Affairs, Society of Graduate & Professional Students

Registration is now OPEN

Sept 2nd, 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teaching Development Conference
This popular conference is an opportunity for graduate students, faculty, and teaching staff from across disciplines to come together to learn and share ideas on how we can be flexible and adaptable in our approach to teaching. For the full descriptions of each session and how to register go to the CTL website.

Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Register directly with the CTL

Labour Day Weekend (Sept 3rd - 5th)

Social Activities 
Building community starts now. Look for the social activities or mixers that your program / student committee or others may be planning.

Ask your Graduate Program

Contact your program

Sept 10th 

ASUS Orientation Sidewalk Sale

University Avenue

ASUS

More details to come

Sept 8th (5pm- 8pm)

Tricolour Open House (Main gym of Athletics & Recreation Centre)
Learn about the various clubs on campus, intramurals, and Student Affairs.

AMS & ARC

No registration required.

Sept 13th (9am - 10am)

Meet the Deans
The Dean and Associate Deans would like to say hi and explain their roles and the role of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Hybrid

Register Now

TBD

Dean's Welcome Reception for Indigenous Graduate Students
An opportunity for Indigenous graduate students across all disciplines to meet each other and hear from our Faculty Deans.

School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre and Faculties

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