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The Pulse May

Your Monthly Graduate Newsletter from Student Affairs

Dates & Deadlines

May 12 – Student grades will appear on official transcripts 

May 31 – Last day to self-enrol in the payment plan 


Financial and Registrar Info

Ensuring Service to You

The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) is here to provide service to you and have adjusted our services to online delivery in an effort to help reduce the global spread of the COVID-19 virus. Inquiries can be directed as follows:

Document Request Form

If you wish to submit a request to have a form completed (i.e. CPP) or request a letter (i.e. degree certificate) please visit our document request webpage for easy and complete instructions on how to submit the Document Request Form. We remain committed to providing service to you and will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Queen’s Summer General Bursary

Assistance is available to students demonstrating financial need who are attending full-time or part-time studies during the Summer term. Learn more.

Student Cards for Summer Term

The schedule for Summer Term Student Cards is available here

Ordering Your Transcript for Winter Term Grades and/or Degree Awarded

Review important information here

Did You Apply to Graduate in Spring 2020? 

Check your SOLUS account to determine whether your application to graduate has been approved. Click here, and review Step 4.

Students will graduate and degrees will be conferred. Watch for further updates from the Principal available on our Covid-19 website.

Student Awards is Here to Provide Service to You 

The Student Awards Office administers a comprehensive range of financial aid programs. Information from Government Student Assistance to Queen's scholarships, bursaries, and work programs can be found on the Student Awards webpage.

  •  In addition, important information relating to COVID-19 that is financial aid related is available on the Student Awards website.

Preparing for 2020-21 OSAP

The 2020-21 OSAP application will be available late April. Learn more.


Health & Wellness

Remote Student Wellness Services (SWS) Appointments

SWS is offering remote medical, mental health, and accessibility appointments. To book, call 613-533-2506. Students can also book a remote healthy lifestyle appointment online if they want some help changing a health habit. 

  • All remote appointments will be available 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Anxious About Exams?

This TAO course can help you build skills to manage exam anxiety. Visit their website to sign up with your Queen's email and enrol in the "Taking Anxiety Out of Exams" course.

  • When prompted during the sign-up process, use "Worry-Free-2020" as the enrolment key.
  • Once logged-in, you can also look under "My TAO" for other helpful stress-reducing resources from the TAO mindfulness library. 

Online 50-Minute Workshops

SWS is offering online versions of the following 50-minute workshops via zoom:

  • "Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress in Self-Isolation" on May 20 at 10:30 am.
  • "Creating a Customized Self-Care Plan in Self-Isolation" on May 13 at 10:30 am.
  • Visit our calendar to register.

Suicide Prevention Training

Check out LivingWorks Start, a one hour online training that teaches people how to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.

Swipe It Forward Queen's is Here to Support You

Any student facing food insecurity on campus can connect with a campus partner to receive access to campus meals. For more information, please visit our webpage.

Wondering How to Eat Healthy During Isolation?

Learn from your Queen's Registered Dietitian and Wellness Manager, Jessica Bertran. Read her latest blog for expert tips and tricks.


Work, Learn, & Live

Are You Looking for Off-Campus Housing? 

Visit the Accommodations Listing Service for current rental listings in Kingston. For more housing-related resources, visit the Community Housing website.

Book a Move-Out Inspection

If you are vacating your apartment at the end of the month, ask your landlord to perform an inspection of the unit and point out any cleaning or repair they want you to complete prior to the end of your lease. There is nothing worse than learning that you haven't met expectations after you leave. For more off-campus expertise and support, visit the Student Community Relations website.

Extended Student Academic Success (SASS) Appointments

We have extended our writing and learning strategies appointments into the summer months to help you continue your writing and maintain your productivity and motivation while at home. You can book appointments with our expert staff all summer long on our website.

Career Services Workshops

Career Services is offering many services remotely, including new and updated job searching and networking workshops that will help you adapt to the quickly changing situation of COVID-19.

  • Register in MyCareer to attend these remote workshops:
    • Summer Job Search During COVID-19
    • Effective Networking During COVID-19
    • LinkedIn I – Building Your Profile
    • LinkedIn II – Networking Strategies
    • Ramp Up Your Resume
    • Conquer the Cover Letter
    • Interviews Interview I – Fundamental Strategies focused on interviewing remotely
    • Interview II – Advanced practice for interviewing remotely
  • Attend a virtual drop-in session Monday to Thursday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm via Skype for Business or Phone. Please visit MyCareer to be arranged in a virtual waiting room.
  • Career counselling and cover letter and resume review is available by Skype for Business or phone appointment.
  • Check job postings on MyCareer daily as employers are hiring Queen’s University students and grads.

Are You Student Staff Transitioning to Work Remotely?

Attend the Working Remotely workshop on Zoom for tips and resources.

  • Tuesday, April 21, 10 to 11 am.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 11 am to noon.

Participate

Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Virtual Advising

QUIC offers Drop-in Virtual Advising with our International Student Advisors on Zoom. 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am.
  • Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
  • Watch for topics of interest, such as Immigration, UFile for income tax, and community highlights with guest speakers.
  • Check our website for details.

Queen's Gets Active Videos

Athletics and Recreation are excited to provide a variety of videos to keep you active and connected with the Queen’s community.

  • Weekdays at 12 noon (EST) Queen’s Recreation and Active Living staff share daily workouts and fitness tips on the @QueensARC social media accounts.
    • Visit here for more details.
  • Join us on Fridays for a Facebook Live fitness class at noon. One of our amazing staff members will be providing a live, social workout. Follow us at @QueensARC for alerts on our next class.
  • Sundays and Wednesdays re-watch some of the greatest Gaels games in modern history with Gaels Re-Watch on our YouTube Channel.

Gaels Video-Call Backgrounds

You may not be able to leave your house during quarantine, but you can go "to the game" with some of your favourite Gaels teams with new virtual backgrounds for your video-conference calls. Download your favourites now.

Bored? Try Some of the Student Experience Office's Online Activities

Follow the Student Experience Office's FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for future online engagement activities.

Faith and Spiritual Life

All of our services have moved online. Please reach out to us, we are here to support students, staff and faculty during these uncertain and challenging times. Email chaplain@queensu.ca to schedule a time to speak with a Chaplain.

  • Soulful singing and Crafternoons are now available online. Visit our website for more information.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D)

The 4D staff are working remotely to ensure the success of our Indigenous students. Keira LaPierre, our Interim Indigenous Advisor and Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator, is available to point students in the right direction. Please contact her at kal7@queensu.ca if you have any questions.

Our programming will be offered until May 1

  • Tuesdays: Men’s Teaching with Al Doxtator from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Wednesdays: Singing & Drumming from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursdays: Sharing Circle with Wendy from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.
  • Fridays: Tea with 4D from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.
  • Oneida Language Classes from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • Please visit our Facebook page for more details. 

The Ban Righ Centre

The Ban Righ Centre continues to offer remote student advising and support for mature women students. Please contact us at banrighcentre@queensu.ca to set up a time to connect with a Student Advisor. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay in touch.

Student Conduct Office

Staff are accessible remotely for meetings and appointments. To connect with staff in the office please email studentconductoffice@queensu.ca. To connect with the Non-Academic Misconduct Intake Office please email centralnam.office@queensu.ca.

Support Services

For students needing assistance in navigating university supports and resources, staff are available remotely. To connect with a staff member please email supportservices@queensu.ca.