The Department of Psychology COVID-19 Resources page is a hub for Queen’s Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, Researchers, and Staff affected by COVID-19, to find accurate, up-to-date information relating to academics and research.
NEW! Department of Psychology Safety Plan - Step 3
Please see attached the COVID Safety Plan for Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario Plan for the Department of Psychology (MS Word doc, 130 KB). The University required this document from each unit, and we are required to share it with all staff and faculty members of the Department. The plan will also be posted on the safety bulletin board in Humphrey 2. More information on this Safety Plan on the Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration website . Please email Caroline Pukall ( email: email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
Update regarding access to the Department - Step 3
With the move to Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario Plan, there is more access to space in the Department for the months of July and August 2021. The general rule is that each separate room (an office or rooms within a lab space) can hold one person, except for the following research spaces, which can hold more than one if physical distancing is respected and masks are worn:
- Humphrey 208A and 208C (these are rooms within the QBCC): 2 people each
- Humphrey 307 and 307A: 2 people each
- Humphrey 329: 2 people in the main room (1 in each smaller room)
- Humphrey 420: 2 people
- Humphrey 427: 4 people
- Craine 317C: 2 people
- Craine 308: 2 people
- Craine 420 (main room): 2 people
The above list of research spaces does not include locations such as the IT Shop, the main office, conference room, Craine lounge, etc., which can each house more than one person, but please email Caroline if you need additional information.
Please note that faculty members are able to meet with one other person in their office if physical distancing is respected and masks are worn.
The process for faculty members accessing their office space for any research purposes is the following: sign into the spreadsheet, which is based on the capacity numbers for each area. There is ample space starting on July 26 in each area to accommodate one faculty member per faculty office, plus many research students and research staff. There is no need to email me or to complete an application (great news!!).
Students completing any kind of research in the Department must apply for research access. Updated forms are attached (start with the “return to campus plan” document). Once they receive approval, they will be able to sign into the spreadsheet and log in their time. Please note that if your students are running participants for in-person research studies, sometimes the participants (especially if they are youth and they have a chaperone) push the capacity numbers over the maximum for a given space. In-person research goes through COVID-adapted ethical approval and an application process that allows for this temporary increase in the numbers.
General guidelines are:
- Masks are mandatory in all shared spaces (e.g., hallways, stairwells) and when with other people (please also maintain physical distancing when possible).
- Hallways and stairs are bidirectional.
- Please disinfect all high touch surfaces before you leave the office/lab.
- Access to the building is through any fob-linked or unlocked door when the building is locked, and exit can be from any door. Please escort your participants (if applicable) to the nearest exit and ensure they leave before returning to your space, especially if the building is locked. This is for security purposes.
- If you need keys or fobs, please email Suzanne ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Please also sign into the spreadsheet to document your visit to campus (name, location, time).
We also highly recommend doing the self-screening checklist on the SeQure app each time you access the campus.
- Access Application (July 2021) (MS Word doc, 40 KB)
- Research Ramp-Up Checklist (July 2021) (MS Word doc, 67 KB)
- Return to Campus Plan (July 2021) (MS Word doc, 33 KB)
Please email Caroline Pukall ( email: email@example.com) with any questions or concerns
Queen's launches refreshed COVID-19 website
The university community continues to rise to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, working together to keep one another safe and ensure learning, research, and innovation are moving forward. To support these efforts, Queen’s has launched a redesigned COVID-19 Information website with an emphasis on the most sought-after information, usability, and shareability in mind. The site features a prominent COVID-19 case tracker that provides updates whenever a COVID-19 case is confirmed within the Queen’s community. It also features important links to public health information, and the latest updates from the administration on changes to university operations, academic changes, health and safety announcements, and more. It also features a student section to connect students with services, resources, and faculty-specific information, as well as a faculty/staff page to connect employees with human resources, IT support, and research. Go to the new Queen's University COVID-19 website
Additional COVID-related links of interest
- Information for all students
- Queen's University up-to-date information on COVID-19
- Queen's University Student Wellness Services
- Student Academic Success Services - Making it work at home
- Sharon Regan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science - Grad Student Planning form provides a template for students to identify challenges and begin planning their future research with their supervisor
- Dr. Meghan Norris, Undergraduate Chair in Psychology - COVID-19 and Careers: What Psychology students need to know
- Career Services at Queen's University - Student and new graduate employment support during covid-19
- Career Services at Queen's University - LinkedIn
- Queen's Gazette - Searching for a job during the pandemic
- eCampus Ontario - Psychology Careers Book
- Queen's VP Research
- Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)
- Queen's University COVID-19 Screening (PDF, 730 KB) - This is a reminder to all employees that, in accordance with Government of Ontario directives, Queen’s is required to actively screen for COVID-19 all employees who are physically accessing Queen’s facilities.
- Statement from the Principal on COVID-19 and Queen's Student Code of Conduct
- Satellite COVID-19 Assessment Centre Open at Queen's University - Kingston Health Sciences Centre launches satellite facility in Mitchell Hall, providing access to testing for students and easing burden on Kingston’s primary assessment centre.
- COVID-19 Preparedness Incident Command Structure - A new Incident Command Structure is in place at Queen’s to respond to an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus.
- Queen's University COVID-19 Website Updated . Updates include information on how to raise issues of potential non-compliance, such as, witnessing people not following Queen’s or public health protocols, or a concern requiring custodial services attention.
- Queen's Contagion Cultures Lectures help make sense of this pandemic through the expertise and insights of Arts and Science faculty members. This public-facing series asks important questions and explores complex responses. It deploys the powerful tools of Arts and Science humanistic analysis to help society grapple with our turbulent times.
- Queen's Campus Operations Group - The Return to Campus guidelines and accompanying checklists were published and will continue to be updated.
- Important COVID-19 Update on face coverings (PDF, 88 KB) From the office of AVP Human Resources
- Queen’s and QUFA LOU (PDF, 155 KB) - Queen's and QUFA have entered into a Letter of Understanding regarding COVID-19 related changes to the Collective Agreement.
- Queen's University Human Resources
- Queen's University Employee Wellness and Support
- Queen's University Employee and Family Assistance Program
- Sharon Regan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science (PDF, 546 KB) - Suggestions for supervisors provides some examples of how supervisors can enhance their support of our graduate students
- Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences - Faculty of Health Sciences information about COVID-19
- Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning (MS Word Doc, 66 KB) - Announcing the CTL’s Transforming Teaching Toolkit!
- Queen's Library Resources - The library has announced a process to provide access to print materials via curbside pick-up at Stauffer Library.
- Queen's University International Centre
- Message from Dr. Tom Hollenstein - Regulating Emotions in a COVID-19 World
- Message from Dr. Tess Clifford - Suggestions for parenting and supporting children’s mental health during this stressful time.
- The Conversation Online - Psychedelic experiences disrupt routine thinking — and so has the coronavirus pandemic - Ron Shore, PhD Student & Teaching Fellow, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University
- Canada Life (PDF, 251 KB) - Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
- Queen's University Records Management and Privacy Office - Guidelines and policies for managing records and information in the current work-at-home environment. In particular, see the FAQ page, the updated guidance page, and four new Fact Sheets
- Kingston Health Sciences Centre - COVID-19 Information and Updates
- Protecting your virtual meetings - The Queen's Gazette
- Advice for a safe move during COVID-19 pandemic - The Queen's Gazette
- Government of Canada COVID 19 DLI Readiness Plan List - The Government of Canada lists all institutions that have approved DLI’s on the Government of Canada official website . The website is updated regularly. Students traveling from international locations to Canada may use this site to prepare their travel plans after their study permit has been approved. Students are also encouraged to download the ArriveCAN app for their trip back to Canada and enter their quarantine plan information to that app to make the arrival procedure faster.
- The Government of Canada
- The Ontario Ministry of Health
- The World Health Organization (WHO) - Provides extensive and frequently updated information on COVID-19
- Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) COVID-19 Resource Hub
- Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) - Supports and strategies to manage mental health during a pandemic
- Canadian Psychological Association - Fact sheet for student wellness and COVID-19
- The American Psychological Association - How to Protect Your Patients and Your Practice
- Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG) - My hero is you, storybook for children on COVID-19
- Harvard University - How to talk to children about the coronavirus
- The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc. - A guided activity workbook for children’s mental health
- Aha Parenting - What to say to your child about the coronavirus and how to cope as a parent
- The New York Times - Quaranteenagers: Strategies for parenting in close quarters
- TheProfessorisin.com - Teaching in transition guest post by Dr Aisha Ahmad
- TheProfessorisin.com - Research productivity in disaster conditions guest post by Dr Aisha Ahmad
- psychologytools.com - Free guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
- Greater Good Magazine UC Berkley - Greater Good guide to well being during coronavirus
- The National Sleep Foundation - Dealing with sleep disturbance
- Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules - Supporting individuals with autism
- Bay Psychology - Tolerance for uncertainty: A COVID-19 workbook
- Dr. Laura Gollino, PhD, C.Psych . - Listing pleasant indoor activities ideas, solitary walks, etc.
- Dr. Laura Gollino, PhD, C.Psych. - Self-care during a pandemic