School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Summer Webinar Series 2018

Find out what you need to know before you start graduate studies at Queen's! We are holding webinars over the summer to help you with a smooth transition to the next step in your education.
Missed something? We will post links to webinar recordings as they become available.

Questions about the webinars? Email sgscomms@queensu.ca

We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

 

Date

Topic

Presenter / Hosts

Registration or recording link

Tuesday, June 12th

10 am EDT

 

Canadian Visas and Permits: A Guide for International Students 

If you’re not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll require specific Canadian immigration documents to come to Canada and to study at Queen’s. The International Student Advisers at the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) will be introducing you to the subject in this webinar.

 

Arthur Chen, International student advisor, QUIC

Webinar recording

Wednesday

June 20th  4pm EDT

Athletics & Recreation at Queen's 

Want to stay fit and have fun next year? Hear all about the ARC, find out about how you can get involved in intramurals, and get info on attending Varsity games.

 

Student Experience Office

Webinar Recording

Wednesday

June 27th 12pm EDT

Get to Know QUIC 

Are you an international student? Learn about the programs and services available for students at the Queen's University International Centre. ​

 

Student Experience Office

Webinar Recording

Wednesday

July 4th

4pm EDT

Academic Accommodation at Queen's 

Queen's Student Accessibility Services works with members of the Queen's community to ensure that the university and its programs are accessible to students with disabilities. Learn about how they can support your successful transition to university. 

 

Student Experience Office

Webinar Recording

Wednesday

July 11th

10am EDT

Getting Started: Registration, Fees, Accessibility & more

Registration, fees, payment plan, photo ID and more. What you need to do before you can start you graduate degree.

 

Colette Steer, SGS

Webinar recording

Wednesday

July 18th

10am EDT

Living in Kingston

New to Kingston and want to know more about what the city has to offer? Beyond having one of the highest restaurants per capita of any Canadian city, Kingston has a multitude of services, organizations, museums, summer activities and more! Listen to this webinar to get the low-down on where graduate students choose to live, rental issues to be aware of, fun activities and information for the whole family.

 

Graduate Students

Register here

Tuesday

July 24th

10am EDT

From Undergrad to Grad Studies: the Academic Transition

You've heard that grad studies is different from undergrad, but aren't sure what to expect? The transition often means learning how to manage your time and many commitments, setting up a successful relationship with your supervisor and finding your community at Queen’s. Join us to learn about the key differences and how you can properly prepare to start the school year off strong. 

 

Graduate Students

Register here

Wednesday

July 25th

4pm EDT

Be Well: Health Resources on Campus  

In this webinar the Health Promotion team will show you how making healthy choices on campus can be easy. Hear about the health resources available to you as a student. 

 

Student Experience Office

Register here

Tuesday

July 31st

10am EDT

Orientation & Beyond: Getting Involved 

Orientation is a great time to get to know Queen's and make friends! Even after orientation ends, there are countless ways to get involved on campus. Hear from Queen's students about orientation and opportunities for involvement at Queen’s and in the Kingston community. 

 

Will Mueller (SGPS)

Register here

Wednesday

August 1st 4pm EDT

Aboriginal Student Guide to Life on Campus 

The Four Directions Aboriginal Centre strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community. Learn about the supports and services available there. 

 

Student Experience Office

Register here

Tuesday August 7th

10am EDT

Financing your Graduate Education

Looking to find out more about financing your education? Hear from Student Awards and School of Graduate Studies staff on everything you need to know about the Ontario Student Assistance Program, bursaries, and other grant and funding opportunities for grad students. 

 

Student Awards Office & SGS

Register here

Wednesday

 August 8th 10am EDT

Writing Support for Graduate Students

Writing is an essential part of grad studies. Learn what resources are available to you and what regulations must be followed.

 

Colette (SGS) and Ian (SASS)

Register here

Tuesday August 14th 10am EDT

International students: What to do when you arrive & what is QUIC?

Are you ready to come to Canada and Queen’s?  Learn what you need to do before you arrive, when you arrive and how QUIC can help you.

 

Arthur Chen

QUIC

Register here

Wednesday August 15th

10am EDT

Getting Ready to Head to Queen’s? Here is Your Pre-arrival Information.

Last chance to hear all about registration, academic accommodations, orientation, housing, transport, medical and opportunities for Professional Development and getting involved.

 

Colette, SGS

Register here

Tuesday August 21st 10am EDT

Medical Insurance in Ontario: Understanding Primary vs Supplementary coverage

Want to know more about your health coverage? This webinar discusses what’s covered in your mandatory health insurance plan (UHIP for international students and OHIP for Ontario residents) versus your Supplemental Health & Dental Insurance Plan from the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). This is your chance to find out what it all means to you and your family.

 

Steacy Tibbutt (QUIC) and Isabel Luce (SGPS)

Register here

Wednesday

 August 22nd 10am EDT

Grad 101: Tips for a Successful First Year in Graduate Studies

Hear the top tips for a successful first year from current Grad students. This is a great chance to ask any questions you have before starting in the fall! 

 

Graduate students

Register here

 

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