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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 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 international students here at Queen’s. Arthur has a Bachelor of Engineering in...

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Thanksgiving Social Event

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Students who are staying in Kingston for the Thanksgiving weekend are invited to join us on Monday, October 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the International Centre.  We will have pumpkin pie and an assortment of desserts to enjoy. This joint event is organized with the Society of Graduate and Professional Students...

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Activities for this Fall

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

After the extended welcome to new international students, we are also looking forward to seeing returning students soon. QUIC has prepared a calendar of social events & soup lunches, workshops, and intercultural training. Coming up: Workshop: So you are renting now – presented by Student Community Relations and QUIC Re-entry Session for Students Returning from Abroad Drop-in Career Advising at QUIC – presented by Career Services Workshop: Reading and Note-Taking for New Students – presented by...

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International Welcome and Orientation

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

QUIC offers extended hours of operation and various activities for newly arriving international students and staff.  These include activities for those who choose to arrive to Kingston early. Our program is meant as an addition to the orientation options that are available to students, depending on their arrival date and study program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students should also check the Queen’s Orientation website. Graduate degree-seeking students should check with their academic department and the School of Graduate Studies. Exchange...

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Invitation to Queen’s SOAR

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed. This one-day summer orientation program offers students and families a unique opportunity to: Meet with an advisor to assist you in choosing your courses Connect with peers and develop a...

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International Eats in Kingston

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Students | 0 comments

By Jing Wang, QUIC World Link Volunteer 2016-2017 I am a self-proclaimed foodie. Ever since I moved back to Shanghai when I was fifteen, I became obsessed with eating delicious food. Now, this doesn’t mean I am a picky eater; on the contrary, I love trying new dishes and expanding my palate. Shanghai offered so many cuisines from all over the world and I feared that Kingston’s cuisines would pale in comparison. Little did I know that Kingston, a city with a total population about 117,000 people, actually has the greatest number of restaurants...

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Beware of fake cheques (and other types of fraud)!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in News | 0 comments

If you receive payments by cheque (or some money orders), the money is not immediately in your account. Students have been cheated in the past by people who send cheques where the money never arrives. Usually, these ‘scams’ involve an overpayment where the scammer expects you to transfer money back to them. If you are asked to return extra funds, or transfer money as part of a ‘secret shopper’ job, be suspicious. At minimum, you should speak to your bank and find out when they can guarantee that the money is in your...

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Top 7 tips for travelling abroad

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Students | 0 comments

By: Jenna Bozanis, QUIC World Link Volunteer 2016-2017 Research the destination before you arrive: As exciting as it is to leave everything to chance – there are a few things you should know. Simply looking up how to say “hello”, “thank you” and “toilet” in the country’s official language can be a serious game changer.                                                                       Keep an open mind: Whether it is your first time leaving the nest or the 28th country you’ve traveled to, be sure to keep an open mind where ever you end up....

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Income Tax Workshops at QUIC

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in News | 2 comments

International students and workers at Queen’s University are supported by QUIC in many ways. The support continues into the Canadian ‘tax season’.  QUIC advisors will help participants in Tax Workshops to learn how to file for their income tax.  This March and April, QUIC has organized 10 workshops to choose from: Tuesday March 7th 10:00am – 12:30pm Wednesday March 8th 5:30pm -8:00pm Thursday March 16th 10:00am – 12:30pm Tuesday March 21st 2:30pm -5:00pm Wednesday March 29th 2:30pm – 5:00pm Monday April 3rd  10:00am –...

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Support for students who may be affected by US travel restrictions

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Support for students who may be affected by US travel restrictions

Queen’s University is committed to ensuring we are a welcoming, inclusive and respectful community, open to all.  Queen’s joins Universities Canada and other institutions across Canada in expressing significant concerns about the executive order issued recently by the United States that imposes travel restrictions on individuals from the following seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  Please read Principal Daniel Woolf’s statement in response to the original Executive Order of January 27, 2017....

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