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English Conversation Group runs in May and June

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in News | 0 comments

International students, research fellows and their spouses are welcome to participate in this weekly program organized by the Queen’s University International Centre. Meetings run 5:30 – 7 pm on Thursdays. We will meet up at the QUIC – please arrive on time. Topics include: Small talk in social situations Student life at Queen’s Summer activities in Canada Canadian and international travel …and more. Questions? Email the Program Coordinator at...

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Income Tax Clinic Appointments Are Available

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

QUIC in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting tax clinics to support international students in preparing their income tax and benefit returns. These clinics will be hosted by student volunteers and are meant to support international students who have a modest income and simple** tax situation. The Tax Clinics will run until April 19, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-12 and 1-4, by appointment only. To make an appointment request email: isa@queensu.ca In your email please provide your contact phone number. **We...

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Income Tax Workshops at QUIC

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in News | 0 comments

QUIC CAN HELP YOU FILE YOUR INCOME TAX!    Workshops are for international students seeking help in completing income tax forms using freely-available online tools. Please register for your UFile at https://www.ufile.ca/ prior to coming to a workshop. To participate in a workshop you must: bring your own computer compatible with UFile’s online tool have your T2202A (from SOLUS), your T5, T4/T4A if applicable record of rent you paid in 2017 (and previous years, if applicable) your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) if...

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International Photo Contest is open until Jan. 31

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Calling all student photographers! Do you love travel, new places and different cultures? Submit your best photos from abroad, or your time in Canada for the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) photo contest. Winners will receive a prize and may have their photo published. Categories are: Home away from Home (could be Canada) People and Culture (photos from your travels; Queen’s student life) Nature and Wildlife (includes animals, landscapes) Critical Global Issues (eg. Global Warming – you witnessing climate...

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International Student story: Jiawen’s Cultural Transition

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in News, Students | 0 comments

Post created by Julie Yaqi Hao, M.Ed. student at Queen’s University. Happy New Year, everyone! I talked with Jiawen Fan, a Master of Education student from China, enrolled in Queen’s-SCNU (South China Normal University) dual-degree program. We talked at the end of her first semester about her life and study experiences as an international student since her arrival in Canada in September, 2017. Jiawen Fan, Master of Education student Julie: Jiawen, I know you are from China. As China is a large country, where in China are you from? Can you...

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International Welcome and Orientation

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

QUIC is ready to welcome newly arriving international students as they join our University community this January. We are looking forward to meeting everyone!  Here is what’s scheduled: Tuesday, January 2, 2018  Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Meet in the QUIC lounge before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities. Provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Walking Tour of Campus Student Services Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm These tours will focus on...

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QUIC Annual Photo Contest Is Now Open

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Queen’s students, submit your photos to the QUIC International Photo Contest! Please send one or two high resolution photos (per student) to QUIC@queensu.ca. In your submission please provide your full name, study program, the location where photo was taken, and a short paragraph that would help others understand the story behind your image. Categories are: – People & Culture – Landscape & Wildlife – Home away from Home – Critical Global Issues The deadline to submit is January 31st.  Please see the Contest Terms and Conditions...

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Scam Warning Sourced from CBC News

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Source:  CBC News. Please be aware that Chinese students in Canada, including some living in Toronto have been the targets of a scam. These students received threatening calls telling them that they needed to go into hiding, not to use their cellphones, not to contact their families and not to use any form of social media or the internet. The students’ families were then contacted by the scammer telling them that their relative had been kidnapped, and demands for large ransoms were made. If you receive such threatening calls please report the...

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International Education Week Spotlight

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Activities, Events, News, Students | 0 comments

Universities and colleges across North America and beyond are highlighting their international education events each year to share awareness during the International Education Week.  Here is a spotlight on the activities taking place for the #IEW2017 between November 13 and 17, 2017: Monday, Nov. 13 International Exchange Fair 5:00 – 7:00 pm, JDUC Wallace Hall Annual Fair organized by Queen’s International Programs Office with the Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science. Students who are interested...

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New International Student Adviser Joins QUIC

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Arthur Chen joins QUIC as International Student Adviser, filling a vacancy left by Olumide Bolu’s departure in August.  Arthur’s advising hours are between 11-4pm, Monday – Friday at the QUIC.  Arthur comes to Queen’s from Centennial College, where he worked in a similar role, and he has previously worked in International Student Services at Brock, and the University of Calgary. He is licensed, as required, as an International Student Immigration Adviser, and is ready to apply his extensive advising experience to supporting our...

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