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

Invitation to Queen’s SOAR

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 campus support network before the fall semester starts Consult with an accessibility specialist, residence staff, or dining hall staff about any academic or living accommodation needs Meet upper-year students in your program and the professors and advisors who are committed to your success Tour a residence building and become acquainted with campus Learn about specific health and wellness supports on campus, including health services, counselling, and accessibility services Prepare effectively for new academic expectations The SOAR program runs throughout the month of July. Programming varies depending on your...

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

International Eats in Kingston

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 per capita in Canada. Here below are some of my top picks for international cuisines in Kingston. I definitely recommend checking some of these restaurants out if you haven’t been to them already! Kame Sushi Cuisine: Japanese Location: 156 Division St. Website: http://www.kame.ca/   (image credit: foodeemart.files.wordpress.com) While there are countless sushi restaurants around the student district and along Princess Street, there is one that I eat at almost weekly: Kame. Kame offers huge specialty...

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

Top 7 tips for travelling abroad

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. There is a wide range of cultural and societal differences you will experience while traveling, so make sure not to judge.                                          Be prepared: You are in a new place,...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

Warm International Welcome

QUIC is providing Welcome and Orientation activities during the first week of January for newly arrived international students, including students on exchange. The week will conclude with a movie night on Friday, January 6, downtown tour on Saturday, January 7, and a social dinner on Sunday, January 8. Our student staff and advisors received lots of questions, from how to secure a visa for travel to the USA, to how to best dress for Canadian winters. Tunde from South Africa, lived in Nigeria: “At Queen’s you get to meet people from all over the world with many people from Asia, Europe, and Africa. It is a combination of cultures. You don’t ever feel lonely. If your purpose is to get a college education, Queen’s is a great place.  The system is very accommodating and gives to room to figure out your future, you just have to pack your bags and go. I would definitely recommend students to come to Canada.” Winnie, Luxy, and Felix: “We are very, very excited for our...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Activities, News, Students | 0 comments

Information regarding winter break and the holidays

Queen’s University and the QUIC will be closed/shut down between December 24 and January 2, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. Students who are already living in Queen’s Residences may make arrangements to stay in Residences during the holiday shutdown period. QUIC will offer extended hours of operation and will be open until 7 pm between January 3 and 8.  QUIC will be also open on the weekend January 7 and 8, 1 – 7 pm. See the QUIC page for Winter Welcome and Orientation details.  Note: First day of classes is Monday, January 9, 2017. Campus Security and the Emergency Report Centre will be staffed 24 hours a day during the holiday period. A supervisor will be on duty with regular patrols; all buildings will be locked. Emergency Phone Number: 613-533-6111  Non-Emergency Phone Number: 613-533-6733. Looking for Things to do in Kingston over the break?  Here are few ideas to get you started: Go for a nature walk at the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area.  If there is snow,...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Activities, News, Students | 0 comments

QUIC Photo Contest is accepting submissions!

Students are invited to submit their photos to the annual International Photo Contest with QUIC. Categories are: People and Culture Landscape and Nature Home away from Home Critical Global Issues 2 photos per student max. Please email your JPG photo(s) and descriptions from your Queen’s email account to QUIC@queensu.ca. Each photo must have a creative title. Attachments must be JPG format with high resolution, each file name containing title, category and student name, eg. BeforeSunset_Landscape_JaneSmith.jpg Low resolution photos will not be accepted.  All entries must be printable, 11 x 17 inches size min. We need your Queen’s email address, full name and degree designation (eg Jane Smith, ArtSci’17). Description must include creative title, location where the photo was taken, category to which you are submitting, and a mini-story 150 – 200 words about you taking the photo (when and why did you take the photo; was it a meaningful experience). Your description may be published/publicly shared. Last day to submit to the Contest: January 30, 2017. This is juried contest, where...

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