Save the date: Februray 24, 5-7pm: OPIRG’s Annual General Meeting

Join OPIRG at our Annual General Meeting this February 24 in the ASUS Red Room in Kingston Hall.

At our AGM we will be presenting our annual report and our 2015-2016 financials as well as electing new members to our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is one of the most hands-on roles in our organization – responsible for planning, allocation of resources, and the organization’s mandate. Click buy viagra for more information about applying to join the Board of Directors.

Find our event page here!

Any questions or concerns can be sent to info[at]opirgkingston.org! The annual reports and other important meeting documents will be published here prior to the AGM.

Fall 2015 Call for Research Proposals: Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University

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OPIRG is excited to announce our first research grant of the 2015-2016 academic year: Application and Implementation of Accessibility Principles at Queen’s University.

This grant, eligible to Queen’s University students, seeks to fund research that examines how, we as a campus, understand accessibility and how we do, or don’t, practice an accessibility politic.

The Call for Proposals can be found here: Call for Research Proposals 2015

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, we encourage you to contact the OPIRG office either by email: info[at]opirgkingston.org or by phone: (613) 533 3189. Completed submissions are due November 30, and can be sent to info[at]opirgkingston.org.

OPIRG’s vision for a campus free of sexual violence

Last Winter OPIRG Kingston funded two Queen’s University students to explore how we can build a campus free of sexual violence through education and prevention initiatives. Their research involved interviewing campus leaders from across the country; it involved engaging the leading research, both academic and lived. It is an amazing piece of original research.

Today we have the final draft. This report is to our guide to build a campus free of all forms of sexual violence. We Believe In A Campus Free Of Sexual Violence and we know how to build such a campus.

Join OPIRG in our campaign through signing up to volunteer with us, and we collectively can make lasting change. Click here to volunteer.

Call for new members for the Board of Directors of OPIRG Kingston

OPIRG Kingston is looking for two to three new undergraduate or graduate students to join our volunteer Board of Directors.

OPIRG Kingston is non-profit organization and the Board of Directors is the highest and most important governing body of the organization – responsible for direction, governance, strategic planning, and overseeing the affairs of the organization.

Find our call for members here: OPIRG Kingston Volunteer Board of Directors Responsibilities and Expectations. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at info[at]opirgkingston.org

And that’s a wrap for Alt-Frosh 2015!

And with our last event just finishing Alt Frosh 2015 has come to a close. Through 22 events with 16 campus and community partners Alt Frosh this year touched on critical and important issues facing Queen’s University and the Kingston Community.

We would like to extend a thank you to the amazing team of workshop facilitators and volunteers – this year’s Alt-Frosh would not have been amazing without you. We would also like to extend our appreciation for all the amazing folks who attend the workshops, presentations, and screenings. More than 300 people signed up through these events for our listserv and more than 100 expressed interested in volunteering with us – an awesome turnout!

Check out Alt-Frosh 2015!

OPIRG Kingston is excited to announce and present 2015 Alt Frosh! Find the whole calendar here.

All this work has been made possible with an awesome group of volunteers and supporters (and in case you would like to also lend a hand we will be having another volunteer orientation session, find out the details here).

Further OPIRG would like to extend a huge thank you to all our partners for making this possible: Continue reading “Check out Alt-Frosh 2015!”

Last day to apply for OPIRG student summer jobs!

Today is the last day to apply for our two awesome student summer jobs! You can find the job descriptions here PHP Coordinator Job Description and here Orientation Planning Coordinator Job Description.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at info[at]opirgkingston.org

Nomadic Massive in Kingston! To support the People’s History Project!

Montreal’s Nomadic Massive is making a special stop in Kingston May 8 at the Grad Club along with some of Kingston’s own DJs from Soul Shakedown. Check out the facebook event here.

This multilingual, multicultural, super-group has become synonymous with energetic and crowd-moving live shows which can’t be missed.

Nomadic Massive has firmly established itself as a group of premier performers and skilled musicians in a genre that has evolved from its early days of two turntables and a microphone. These musical nomads represent an open-minded Hip-Hop which finds its inspiration in the traditions of the past; combining live instrumentation, samples, and a wide array of vocal styles in French, Spanish, Arabic, English, and Haitian Creole.

DJs Seditious and Bluestockings will start the night with hip hop, neo soul, funk, afrobeat and more.

Come out for OPIRG’s PUSH-IT concert $10 at the door, doors open @9 show starts @10. All proceeds from the event go to support OPIRG Kingston’s Out of the Archive and Onto the Streets Poster Series! This event is made possible with the help of CFRC 101.9, the City of Kingston and the City of Kingston Arts Fund.