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Welcome to your SGPS, your student society at Queen's

Are you a graduate or a professional student concerned about housing prices and access? Do you want to be heard but don’t know how to reach the people that can make the change?

We are hosting a Town Hall-style meeting series where you can bring these issues to us at the SGPS, as well as university representatives and stakeholders.

Join us on Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in Kingston Hall, room 101 and make your voice heard!

The SGPS Chief Returning Officer reports directly to Council and is responsible for all aspects of SGPS elections and referenda.

This is a salaried position that pays $200 a month for a term that starts in November 2022 and ends in March 2023.

Please contact speaker@sgps.ca for more information or to apply before 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Candidates must be available to attend the November SGPS Council meeting on November 15, 2022, at 5:30 pm on Zoom.

Click Here to Contact the SGPS Council Speaker

Low-Cost Food Options at Queen's

The new pay-what-you-can PEACH Market is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 am to 2 pm, in the School of Medicine Building, Arch St. entrance.

Fresh Food Boxes and Mason Jar meals are available through Student Wellness Services' Peer Health Educators. Learn more at https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/groups-events-trainings#student-led-initiatives.

The AMS Foodbank is accessible to SGPS members. Get the most up to date information about hours and availability at https://www.amsfoodbank.ca.

Read more about how you can access Queen’s Swipe it Forward program, which provides peer donated dining hall meals to students experiencing food insecurity at https://www.queensu.ca/food/swipe-it-forward-queens.

The Queen's General Bursary is a non-repayable grant available to eligible students in all years of study who demonstrate financial need. The application is now available through your SOLUS Student Centre. For further information about Queen’s General Bursary and eligibility please visit the Student Awards Website.

This bursary is not affliated with the SGPS. Please direct all questions regarding the General Bursary to bursary@queensu.ca.

Click Here to Learn More About the Queen’s General Bursary

Ban Righ Foundation Inspiring Women Awards

Call for Nominations

Have you been inspired by a Faculty Mentor or a Community Member?

The Ban Righ Foundation is seeking nominations for two awards:

Mentorship Award

Recognizes a current or retired Queen’s faculty member who identifies as a woman, and who demonstrates mentorship and knowledge sharing. She supports women students in achieving their goals and has been inspirational to a student or students.

Leadership Award

Recognizes a Kingston community member who identifies as a woman, and who has been an inspiration in the community. Her leadership builds capacity and fosters opportunities for others.

Nomination forms are available by contacting brc@queensu.ca or at www.queensu.ca/ban-righ-centre/inspiring-women.

The deadline for nominations is November 18, 2022.

A Message from Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Service is pleased to announce the launch of VESTA. VESTA for Campus gives survivors additional options for recording and reporting their experiences of sexual violence. Individuals can access VESTA from the SVPR website. https://www.queensu.ca/sexualviolencesupport/vesta-campus or to learn more about VESTA please visit VESTA’s website.

Also, a review of the Sexual Violence Policy is currently underway. Student, Staff and Faculty participation is critical. Please consider providing your feedback. Information about the review and how to participate can be found HERE.

Scholars at Risk Annual Lecture Event

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SGPS events

If an event is sold out, make sure to add your name to the waitlist!

The McDonald Institute Cross-Disciplinary Internship Program

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute ("McDonald Institute") is now accepting applications for the Summer 2023 Cross-Disciplinary Internship Program.

The Cross-Disciplinary Internship Program provides a salary reimbursement for full- or part-time students registered in non-physics majors to participate in astroparticle physics research. This program is open to students across Canada to work with leading astroparticle physics faculty over the course of the 2023 summer term.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST

Internship Amount: $12,000 CAN + $500 CAN from supervising faculty towards student opportunities

Internships Available: Up to four positions across Canada

Click Here to Learn More

Volunteer Opportunity

The University Animal Care Committee (UACC) is seeking one conscientious graduate student representative. The UACC meets monthly to review all animal use protocols as well as other times throughout the year to accomplish other duties.

The UACC is mandated by the Animals for Research Act (OMAFRA), and the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) to ensure the welfare of animals in their procurement, care and use in research, teaching, or testing at Queen's University.

This commitment would preferably be for a two-year term. To participate in this valuable opportunity, interested candidates should contact the UACC Coordinator with a short description stating why they are interested in this position and their previous experience with animals in science. Applicants will be reviewed and interviewed accordingly.

Your Health and Dental plan

The SGPS is proud to offer a supplemental Health and Dental plan to all of our members.

Our plan includes not only enhanced travel coverage but starting in September 2022, students who are on the SGPS Health and Dental Plan will also have access to Conversation, a prepaid psychology service.

If you want to learn more about the plan OR if you have yet to opt-out or if you still have to opt your dependants in, please check out the link below.

Click Here to Learn More about the SGPS Health and Dental Plan

The SGPS Student Advisors are here to help you confidentially navigate many of the issues you may face as a graduate or professional student at Queen’s.

The Student Advisors provide advice, strategies for self-advocacy, referrals for these issues, and more. The Advisors provide services such as helping students find the answers to their questions, attending meetings alongside students, helping draft and edit delicate emails, providing individual advice, coaching and strategic planning, and connecting students to other resources when an issue exceeds their expertise or if there is another service that could better meet your needs.

If you are having a small problem, you don't ​need to wait until it becomes a very large problem. All correspondence with the Program (which is comprised of all the Advisors and the SGPS Executive Director) is entirely confidential. We cannot share your information with anyone unless we receive written permission from you.

The Student Advisors are available free of charge to assist with academic and non-academic concerns. Reach out to them at using the link below.

Click Here to Contact the SGPS Student Advisors
Click Here for our Office Hours & Organizational Contact List