Welcome to Queen’s and welcome to your SGPS!
The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) is a member- driven organization that represents the diverse needs and interests of the 4000+ graduate and professional students at Queen’s. The Society is governed by an elected Executive team, who are accountable to the members through SGPS Council, a legislative body comprised of elected representatives from each member department.
The SGPS offers a wealth of resources and services to meet the needs of its members, including your Health and Dental Plan, our Bursary Program, the Student Advisors Program, and more. The SGPS also organizes an Orientation Week and a range of fun and exciting social events throughout the year. To ensure you’re up to date with what’s happening at the SGPS and across campus, check your inbox at the start of each month for the SGPS Newsletter, or follow us across social media @QueensSGPS
The SGPS always encourages members to get involved with the Society. It’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow students and gain practical skills and experience. Whether you attend an event, join a committee, or run for an elected position yourself, there’s a spot in the SGPS for everyone. For more information about available opportunities, or to share a comment or concern, don’t hesitate to contact any of the Executive members.
Click the image above to see the full Orientation Week schedule of events.
Game N’ Greet September 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a 19+ event. In order to be allowed into the event you must bring government issued photo ID proving that you are 19 years of age or older. If you do not bring government issued photo ID proving that you are 19 years of age or older, you will not be allowed into the event.
1000 Islands Discovery Boat Cruise September 5, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The focus of this cruise is on the history and waterfront of the city of Kingston, and its place at the beginning of the St Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands region. Kingston is a UNESCO World Heritage Destination for its remarkable and well-preserved 19th-century defense fortifications.
The Discovery Cruise highlights the beautiful westerly Islands local to Kingston’s harbour as well as Fort Henry, shipwrecks, classical architecture, Canada’s Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary.
19+ 1000 Islands Evening Boat Cruise September 5, 2018 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm
We’ll be providing appetizers to enjoy, and a cash bar will be available.
In order to be allowed on board you must bring government issued photo ID proving that you are 19 years of age or older. If you do not bring government issued photo ID proving that you are 19 years of age or older, you will not be allowed to board.
Trivia Night September 6, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This event is first-come, first-serve and as The Grad Club fills up fast on Thursday nights and often hits capacity, we advise you to come out early! We may even have some of our SGPS board games ready to occupy your time. Stay tuned and we’ll be posting more information about this event soon!
Photo Hunt September 7, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kingston’s Haunted Walk September 7, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tours are about 90 minutes each, and we’ll be hosting a number of them throughout the evening! At 15$/ticket, the price is heavily discounted (usually tickets go for 21.75$) so take advantage of this great deal!
Wolfe Island Corn Maze September 8, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This is a family friendly event! Tickets are being sold for 10$/adults and 8$/kids.
Food is not included in this event but individuals can purchase food at the event or bring their own picnic lunch. We ask that all attendees please bring their own reusable drink container as unlimited water will be provided.
Kingston Trolley Tours September 9, 2018 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
This is a family friendly event! Make sure to buy your tickets in advance – 2.50$/kids and 5$/adults!
If you are a registered as a full-time, on-campus student your student card allows you access to Kingston Transit.
As incoming (graduate student) SGPS members will not be receiving their student cards until September 6th, the SGPS will be providing wristbands to allow members access to Kingston Transit and the ARC prior to student card pick up.
Dates and times for wristband pick-up will be posted here during the week of August 27th.
If you are registered as a full-time,
on-campus student you are automatically
assessed Health and Dental for yourself in
September. You do not need to opt yourself in.
Looking to opt in your partner and/or your children?
Opt-In for dependents will open during the week of August 20th. You will receive an email at your QueensU email address notifying you when the system is open or you can go to https://sgps.ca/optout-optin/
The pricing is as follows…
|Coverage Type||Fee Amount||Information|
|Single||$546.59||If you are registered as a full-time, on-campus student you are automatically assessed this fee.|
|+1 Dependent||$546.59||If you only need to add your partner or one child, this is the fee you will pay on top of the Single amount that has already been assessed as part of your tuition.|
|+2 or more Dependents||$819.89||If you need to add your partner and one child (or your partner and multiple children, or just multiple children), this is the fee you will pay on top of the Single amount that has already been assessed as part of your tuition.|
The entire opt-in process is done via the sgps.ca website, including payment. The SGPS is not authorized to add charges onto members’ SOLUS accounts.
For more information about the coverage offered through the SGPS Health and Dental plan, please check out the following link: http://studentvip.ca/sgps
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