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Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University

September 2019


September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
John Deutsch University Centre, 87 Union Street
Kingston, K7L 2N9 Canada
CA$3.00 - CA$5.00

Join us for an hour of unwinding, meditation, and movement as we partner with the Queen’s Yoga Club. After a busy month of events and settling into Kingston we are offering 2 yoga classes on Thursday, September 19th and 26th to help bring a peaceful end to the first month of school. Any and all are welcome, whether it be your first time or you’re an avid yogi already. Classes will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the John Or room of John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC). Mats will be available, but feel free to bring your own! A single class will be $3 or $5 for both, we look forward to seeing you there!

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“Autumn’s Arrival” – SGPS Laser Guided Stargazing Tour

September 27 @ 6:45 pm - September 28 @ 12:00 am
John Deutsch University Centre, 87 Union Street
Kingston, K7L 2N9 Canada

Want to get away from the city for an evening? Join SGPS for a trip to the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area, where we will be treated to a laser-guided tour of the night sky. This location has very little light pollution and on certain nights, you can even see the Milky Way without a telescope! The bus will leave from in front of the JDUC at 6:45 pm sharp and will be back on campus around midnight.

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Colonization Road – A Discussion on Environmental Justice

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Queen’s Law School, 128 Union St, Room 300
Kingston, Ontario Canada

Colonization Road is a documentary that looks at the startling reminders of colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people throughout Ontario. Activist Ryan McMahon journeys throughout Ontario and explores the history of these colonization roads and raises significant questions about reconciliation and what it means to decolonize.

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October 2019

SGPS Know Your Services Workshops for International Students: Thriving as a Student

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street West, Room 302
Kingston, ON K7L 2N8 Canada

Know your Services are Workshops give a detailed overview of the different actors and services around a particular subject matter. While designed with international graduate & professional students in mind, these workshops will be useful to any student wanting to learn more about the who, what, and where of their services at Queen’s and in Kingston. This is also a fantastic opportunity for faculty and staff interested in learning about the variety of services available to their students, particularly international students, so as to better support them during their studies. While each workshop is 3 hours long, attendees can come for the portions of the workshops they think will be most useful for them. 

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