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Student Experiences: Queen's TORF Launched my International Career

December 12, 2018
By: Sarah Taylor

My name is Sarah Taylor and I am a former Queen's Concurrent Education grad who grew up in the charming city of Kingston, Ontario. Having attended university in my hometown, I was always itching to experience the world of international education and haven't looked back since.

For the past seven years, I have been living in Brussels, Belgium teaching Middle School English at the International School of Brussels. One of my favorite aspects of working alongside my grade 7s, 8s, and 9s is watching them develop their own voices as writers as they learn to borrow author’s craft inspiration from the varied voices we read and analyze.

Sarah Taylor abroad at the Scotland Locs

Ask Me Anything! Diversity and Inclusivity Roundtable

The newly formed Teacher Candidates of Colour (TCC) would like to invite you to our first official event, Ask Me Anything! Diversity and Inclusivity Roundtable. TCC is a group dedicated to informing teacher candidates on topics of culturally responsive teaching and providing a safe space for teacher candidates of colour. The roundtable provides students with the opportunity to literally ASK ANYTHING from unpacking situations during prac to creating safe and inclusive spaces for racial minorities.

Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Room A241/242, Duncan McArthur Hall
This event is open to all.

Learn more about submit anonymous questions at:

Teacher Candidates of Colour Group 2018

TORF Presentation in Toronto

Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, 252 Bloor St West OISE, University of Toronto

  • An overview of opportunities available across the globe.
  • Information to help decide whether and when to teach overseas.
  • Photos of schools and teachers around the world.
  • An explanation of the Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair and online services.
Teacher Candidate teaching in China thanks to TORF placement 2016

Ghosted Legacies

In 1918, Queen’s University officially barred black students from enrolling in the Faculty of Medicine. The policy was in effect until 1965 and formally rescinded in 2018. For 100 years, the remarkable legacies of more than 50 black medical alumni who attended in the early part of the 20th Century were forgotten. Queen’s alumnus Edward Thomas presents his research examining the far-reaching consequences to our understanding of Black History at Queen’s.

Date: Tuesday, December 4th
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: A343, Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

To register visit:

New Medical Building, Queen's University Archives photo

Let’s Talk Science

Let's Talk Science Outreach at Queen’s University is excited to announce our first full day symposium for the 2018-2019 school season. These symposia feature a unique opportunity to connect your students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry professionals and local researchers working to investigate and solve real world issues.

The first symposium this year will be Let’s Talk Chemistry!

Date: Monday, December 3rd
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event is also completely free as we will provide transportation and lunch.

For more information and to register visit:

Let's Talk Chemistry Poster

Margaret Craig Education Award

This award will be presented annually by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Nu Chapter, on the basis of merit and need, to a female student who:

  • is enrolled for full-time attendance in the final year* of an approved education program leading to a degree, or diploma (*final-year Concurrent or Consecutive Education teacher candidates);
  • demonstrates outstanding ability as a potential educator.

Deadline: Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Application details available online at:


Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award

The award is given to a graduate student Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education who directly contributes to the learning experience of Bachelor of Education (Con.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Ed.) students through exhibiting outstanding commitment to the value of learning, availability to students, good organizational skills, and motivation.

Deadline: April 1, 2019. 

Nomination details available at:


Faculty Share

You are cordially invited to our annual Faculty Share event hosted by EGSS and the office of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. This year's Faculty Share is an opportunity for professors to share their research, methodologies and perspectives on achieving a work/life balance.

Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Vernon Ready Room
This event is open to all.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Faculty Share Poster November 29th

Celebrate Dr. Rena Upitis Election to RSC

The Office of the Dean is pleased to invite you to celebrate Dr. Rena Upitis, who has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada Please come join us in congratulating Rena!

Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Education Library, Duncan McArthur Hall
This event is open to all.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Learn more about her accomplishment at:

Dr. Rena Upitis

Imagine a Canada Art Exhibition

Come join us in celebrating the 2017-2018 Ontario Imagine a Canada submissions and sharing student visions of what Reconciliation can be. Featuring work from across Ontario and locally from Frontenac Secondary and Loughborough Public School.

Exhibition Continues: November 26, 2018 – January 11, 2019
Location: The Studio, B144, Duncan McArthur Hall, 511 Union Street

Imagine a Canada Exhibition Poster