Welcome to the last SGPS Newsletter of 2021!

Congratulations on making it through the Fall 2021 semester! It was not easy, but you did it and that is something that you can always be proud of.

On behalf of the SGPS, our President Rohit Shukla would like to extend our best wishes to all who are completing exams and projects over the coming days.

We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to connecting with you in 2022!

Are you looking to stay active and de-stress this exam season? Come out to one of our Holiday Fitness - Full Body Strength Group Fitness Classes for a great workout!

These classes will be providing support to the AMS Food Bank. The AMS Food Bank provides a reliable and confidential service to ensure that Queen's students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement.

Registration is FREE! Donation of a non-perishable food item is required for entry into the class.

Participation is limited, make sure you register to secure your spot.

Click Here to Register Today!
Contact Us

B.C. has been recently hit by unprecedented rain resulting in floods and landslides these past couple of weeks. They are trying to recover from the effects of three consecutive storms. The flooding has resulted in approximately 18,000 residents being evacuated. Many residents suffered crippling losses on their homes and personal property.

In the City of Abbotsford, many families and farmers rooted in agriculture lost their livelihood overnight. Thousands of animals and livestock have perished in the flood. Many will be without homes this winter.

With your help, the funds raised can feed families who have lost everything in the aftermath of the flood, give them a warm place to stay and help rebuild the community. Our neighbours in need require assistance now.

Here are a few ways that you can help:

Any amount you decide to donate will be very much appreciated and will make a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors whose lives have been upended.

Canadian Red Cross: Donate to the British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal - BCFEWA MWF Don (

United Way BC: Home - United Way British Columbia (

Fraser Valley Based Organization: Kirpa Collective | Facebook

Very Best,
Judy Ng, Baljot Rai, Isabel Keng
MPA Students

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Study Spaces on Campus

In addition to the Queen's Library, some other spaces on campus now have individual study seats!

  • Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

    • Book an individual socially-distanced study desk at QUIC, Mitchell Hall 208, Mon-Fri, 2-hour blocks between 9 am–4 pm

  • Four Directions (4D) Indigenous Student Centre

  • The Ban Righ Centre

    • Call 613 533-6000 ext. 78927 or stop by

  • Student Experience Office

    • Lounge in JDUC 111, Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

  • Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC)

    • ATC offers bookable study spaces, services, computers, assistive devices, specialized software, and workshops in Stauffer Library for students registered with Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)

Classroom Champions for Mental Health Program

Queen's Student Mental Health Network is launching the Classroom Champions for Mental Health Program. The goal of Classroom Champions is to showcase academic educators at Queen’s who have put in a great effort in enhancing well being and inspiring people/programs on campus to advance student mental health.

Members of the Queen’s community are encouraged to nominate educators that have displayed leadership in mental health promotion and who have shown compassion and care towards the mental well being of their students. This could look like sharing mental health resources in the classroom or simply showing kindness – all efforts to support students whether big or small are valued. Exceptional nominees will have their profiles and work highlighted on the Campus Wellness Project website and shared online during mental health promotion week.

Nominations for the first round of Classroom Champions must be received by January 6th, 2022.

For more information, or to submit a nomination, visit:

Staying Healthy

  • Learn how to manage test and exam anxiety. Get top tips from SASS and Student Wellness Services

  • Take our "15 Days of Exams Health Challenge", Dec 823, and win prizes!

    • Check out @queensuniversitybewell or drop by the Health Promotion Hub (Mitchell Hall Room 120), MonThurs, 11 am4 pm to enter to win

  • Meet our fluffy, golden retriever therapy dog, Oscar, and his handler, John, outside the Health Promotion Hub, Fridays at 1 pm

  • Join a SWS therapist online to learn Mindful Moment techniques, Wednesdays at 2:30 pm

    • Register today for Reconciling Impermanence (Dec 1), Compassionate Body Scan (Dec 8), and Embracing Imperfection (Dec 15)

  • Read this month’s Campus WELL online magazine for 5 steps to escape procrastination, a 10-minute study break workout, and more

Wellness Supports

Are Extenuating Circumstances Impacting Your Academics?

If something comes up unexpectedly outside your of control and it's impacting your academics, use the extenuating circumstance procedures in your faculty/school to request academic consideration. These procedures should also be used for COVID-19-related absences.

Don’t forget that the SGPS Peer Academic Advisors can help you navigate all layers of academic bureaucracy! Scroll down to learn more about how the Advisors can help.

Supports for International Students

Supports for Indigenous Students

Connect online and in-person by appointment with staff advisors and the cultural counsellor at the Four Directions (4D) Indigenous Student Centre

Follow 4D’s event page for weekly programming

Supports for QTBIPoC Students

Supports for Mature Women Students

Contact the Ban Righ Centre at to sign up for their newsletter and stay up to date with everything the Ban Righ Centre offers for mature women students and students who are mothers, including bookable workspaces and student advising.

Job Search Advising for International Students at QUIC

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