At Queen's and within the Kingston community, there are a number of groups looking for help whether that be paid or voluntary. This is your chance to not only get some work experience but also support the community. Some of the groups that you could think about working with are:
The Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University, an initiative of the Faculty of Arts and Science, offering enrichment courses during Reading Week and in the months of May and June for elementary, intermediate and secondary school students. These programs give gifted and highly motivated young people the opportunity to study a subject at an advanced level for up to one week on Queen's campus, and get a glimpse into the life of a post-secondary student.
Call for proposals to instruct ESU enrichment courses in 2012: -- The Enrichment Studies Unit invites all Queen’s University departments, faculty members and graduate students to submit proposals to instruct enrichment courses in the spring of 2012. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011. Please see this link for proposal and additional information http://esu.queensu.ca/instructors.php
Science Rendezvous (SR) started in 2008 at the University of Toronto, and in 2011 became a national event, with over 25 universities taking part across the country.
SR has become a part of the community outreach centre at the Faculty of Education, (whose mandate is to do outreach in science and math).SR- a science festival for children and families which takes place on-campus in May.
If you are interested in helping out contact Dr Lynda Colgan or grad student Terry Bridges in the Faculty of Education.
(looking for volunteers)
Hosted by Queen’s Faculty of Education is an opportunity for young people to explore a variety of science and technology topics in a hands-on way. Topics are selected according to Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines, and include everything from plants and habitats to matter and energy.
The day is also a learning experience for Queen’s teacher candidates, who get to organize material appropriate for young children (grades K to 6) and see for themselves how children best learn science.
Science Discovery Day will next be held Saturday February 4th 2012, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Volunteers are needed to help ahead of time (advertising, posters, stuffing envelopes to go out to schools; helping TCs with science questions in planning time during the week prior to the event) as well as on the day.
The hands-on activities will be set up in the main foyer and gym of McArthur Hall on February 4th. Children, their siblings and parents/guardians are invited to drop in to play and explore.
If you are interested contact Diane Lawrence on the following email: email@example.com
(looking for volunteers)
FLASF will be held March 29-30, 2012. The organizing committee is always looking for more volunteers! --any interested folks can contact the present chair: Jacqueline M. Prenevost on firstname.lastname@example.org The Science Fair website is http://www.flasf.on.ca
Have you thought about living and working in Kingston? If you have, you’ll realize that it just makes sense.
Kingston’s Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) and Queen’s University Career Services (QCS) are working together to promote local opportunities to graduate students to live and work in Kingston.
This partnership was established to raise awareness and build programs to connect Queen’s University students and alumni with local employment opportunities throughout their years of study. The goal is to introduce students to the breadth of opportunity available in Kingston and ideally retain them following graduation.
Elizabeth Allen, Project Manager, Labour Market Development at KEDCO works two days a week at Career Services in an effort to more fully integrate the local economic development perspective into the execution of current services, as well as towards the development of future QCS program offerings. An understanding of Kingston’s business landscape, as well as knowledge of local employment prospects, is critical to retain students. Increasing communication and exposure of local employers to Queen’s students, and vice-versa, on and off campus, allows QCS and KEDCO to effectively respond to the needs of employers and provide valuable opportunities to students for further learning and work experience.
There are numerous initiatives underway to create partnerships and foster relationships between students and local industry, including the Live & Work in Kingston Day 2012 and experiential education opportunities such as job shadowing and work study, internship programs, career development and recruitment workshops.
For more information about employment opportunities in Kingston, please contact Elizabeth Allen at email@example.com.