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World Link events & discussion sessions

World Link discussion sessions focus on supporting successful cultural adjustment of students to the Canadian and Queen’s social and academic culture. The program is delivered through QUIC in partnership with colleagues across the Queen’s campus.

This Winter the program organized various discussion sessions:

Date & Time Discussion session Description
Thurs, Jan 18

12:15 – 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn:

Crossing Cultures – Working on successful cultural transition and being poised for success

Students met to discuss:

  • The issues related to settling in at Queen’s and Canada: what may be the issues, challenges, and difficulties.
  • Attendees will receive support and tips for coping with cultural adjustments, major life changes, and stresses.
  • Students will also become familiar with university and community resources.

Conversations were facilitated by Arunima Khanna, Counsellor and Cross-Cultural Advisor.

Wed, Jan 31

5:30 – 7pm

Let’s talk about your adjustment to Queen’s Students discussed topics such as:

  • Understanding norms around interacting with professors,
  • Group discussions & making friends
  • Utilizing resources

Received tips from fellow and upper year students. The session provided also tips on self-care delivered by Peer Health Educators from Student Wellness Services

Wed, Feb 7

5:30 – 7pm

Intercultural Games Night
World Link team organized a fun night where we explored the concept of culture through games, activities, and group discussion. Our goal was to:
  • Gain awareness of how their culture may be unique and/or similar to others
  • Learn some tips for interacting in a new environment, like Queen’s!
Facilitated by QUIC Intercultural Training Coordinator.
Tues, Mar 6

12:15 – 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Culture, Identity & Inclusion at Queen’s We discussed issues related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability difference and how these might impact student experience(s).

Our goals were to:
– Talk about own identity & how it’s interpreted at Queen’s and in Canada
– Learn from peers about navigating identity & difficult situations
– Receive tips & resources to navigate instances of discrimination & difficult situations

Conversations were facilitated by Stephanie Simpson, Director, Human Rights Office.

World Link events provide social network opportunities for students. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Please follow the QUIC Calendar here for the most up-to-date events.