If you would like to place any items on the agenda for the Spring General Meeting, please contact before Tuesday, March 8 at 5:00 pm.

An Opportunity from the Government's Career Ready Fund

The Career Ready Fund helps publicly-assisted colleges and universities, employers and other organizations create experiential learning opportunities for postsecondary students, recent grads and apprentices.

Are you interested in how technology can help build a better future for our community? They are looking for students who are ready to make change!

Take part in this challenge and develop solutions to a real-world problem of your choice within two categories – Climate Change and Sustainability or Societal Impact and Supporting Community. Any post-secondary student in Canada can join – they only encourage that 50% of your team identifies with the 2SLGBTQ+ community. You don’t need a background in tech, they want all walks of life to come to the table.

Register a team or join one today! Make sure you submit your ideas by March 13.

Employment Opportunities in the Ontario Public Service

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Ontario Internship Program and the upcoming launch of the Summer Employment Opportunities Program

These programs provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop skills, and build relationships that will strengthen their future employment prospects in the labour market, while contributing to Ontario’s diverse and inclusive public service

Ontario Internship Program

The Ontario Internship Program (OIP) provides one-year internship opportunities to post-secondary graduates who have graduated within the past two years from a recognized or legally authorized college or university. Eligibility is extended up to five years post-graduation for candidates who identify as:

  • Person with a disability;

  • Indigenous;

  • Black; or

  • Bilingual (French-English).

To be eligible to participate, candidates must also be: legally entitled to work in Canada; living in the province of Ontario during the term of employment; and not currently an OIP intern and have not been an OIP intern previously.

The 2022 application period for eligible graduates is now open; the deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022. Candidates can apply online. Placements begin on August 29, 2022.

Summer Employment Opportunities Program

The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) Program provides up to 5,000 high school and post-secondary students with summer employment between May and September.

To be eligible to participate in the program, students must be:

  • currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution or graduated no earlier than December 2021

  • at least 15 years old

  • living in Ontario during their summer placement

  • legally entitled work in Canada.

Job ads for the 2022 summer opportunities will be posted on February 28, 2022 and can be accessed through the OPS careers portal.

OIP and SEO invite all interested and eligible individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Interested applicants can visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, OPS Accessibility Plan, and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

Questions for OIP can be sent to Questions for the Summer Employment Opportunities can be sent to

To learn more about your SGPS and the services we offer, please check out our website at

What's Happening at Queen's

HREO Learning Challenge

The Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO) invites you to take part in this year's HREO Learning Challenge between February and April 2022.

The HREO Learning Challenge is a set of virtual and self-paced learning opportunities designed to give you a foundational understanding of human rights, equity, anti-racism, accessibility and sexual violence prevention and response.

How it Works:

  1. Register for the Learning Challenge beginning February 2022. Educational offerings have been customized for Faculty, Staff and Students

  2. Complete five selected HREO trainings between February and April 2022.

  3. Receive a certificate of completion if all five HREO trainings are completed by April 30, 2022.

Learn More & Register for the HREO Learning Challenge 2022

Queen’s Senate Committee Vacancies

The University Secretariat is inviting all faculty, staff, and students to put their names forward for membership on Senate committees. Senate is Queen’s highest academic governing body and its committees deal with issues related to academic programs and their review, educational equity, residences, student aid, the library, and research.

All existing vacancies are listed on the vacancies page. The application deadline is February 25, 2022.

  • Committee terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility.

  • Most terms will start September 1, 2022, but any exceptions are listed next to the committee name on the vacancies page.

  • Note that Individuals holding an appointment at the level of Associate Dean, or equivalent, and above (e.g., Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Principal, Associate Vice-Principal, Dean, Vice-Dean, University Librarian, Associate University Librarian, University Archivist, Associate University Archivist) are not eligible to serve as a faculty senator or as a faculty member on a Senate committee.

  • An informational panel hosted by the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee will be held on February 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm and all applicants are invited to attend.

Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution. Committee work allows you to directly affect the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students, and staff.

Please contact if you have any questions.

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.

SGPS Events

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SGPS & Queens U Resources

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.

Connect with the SGPS anytime via email using the information at