November 22nd : Portrait of Resistance: The Art and Activism of Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge Ellis Auditorium 7pm.

October 1st: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre 5TH Annual Educational Pow Wow Celebrating the Diversity of our Nations

Sunrise Ceremony – 6:00 am
Grand Entry – 12:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies – 5:00 pm

FREE Admission
A donation will be collected of a non-perishable food item for the
Queen’s University AMS Food Book

For more info contact Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. Tel: 613- 533-6970 Fax: 613-533-6272. Website:

Please be advised that images and/or video and audio recordings will be taken at this conference/event and may be used,
for promotional purposes, by Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Queen’s University.

September 26-27th: PSAC Local 901 endorses the Toronto ‘Stop the Cuts’ Rally, for more information check out their website:

September 23, 2011: Cinema Politica Kingston is (re)launching this Friday 6pm at The Grey House There will be cake, a short draft self-presentation and some movie clips – please bring your ideas, favorite political movie titles and clips, food and drink, and share what’s alive in you right now. For more information see

September 22, 2011: Join women and children in a powerful demonstration to live free of violence: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! Confederation Basin, Kingston (across from City Hall). 7:00 p.m.  Open Mic & Rally, 7:30 p.m.  March.Rain or Shine. Children and self identified women lead the march. Allies welcome!

September 21, 2011: A provincial election is underway! You can vote in advance polls on campus September 21st, 22nd and 23rd from 10:00am until 8:00pm each day.

How do you vote?
1) Bring government-issued ID to the JDUC.
2) Print out your verification of enrolment form on SOLUS at our terminals (or bring a piece of mail with you).
3) Proceed to ballot box; drop in vote (like a boss).

Election Day is October 6th. Can’t make it to the advance polls? You can vote in Kingston or at home on a polling station! Find your polling station here:

September 9, 2011: Centre for Teaching and Learning presents Teaching Development Day. 901 President and Chief Steward will be facilitating a workshop on understanding your Collective Agreement, TA Forms, and TF Forms. 10am-noon.

September 8, 2011: Free food! Enjoy a free bbq at the Grad Club, meet a 901 rep, learn about your local, and get some cool stuff! 1:30pm-4:30pm. Join the facebook event!/event.php?eid=117751548324421

September 6, 2011: PSAC local 901 Booth at the SGS Orientation. 9am-11am, Bioscience Complex. Meet 901 reps, learn more about your local, and get a hand-screen-printed t-shirt!

September 5, 2011: The Kingston District Labour Council, Labour Day March and Family Picnic, Skeleton Park 10am-1pm. Free BBQ, entertainment and kids activities. Join the Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=156246997791035 

September 2011: Orientation events and workshops

July 1st: KCAP Free Community Picnic

The Kingston Coalition Against Poverty (KCAP) is organizing a free community picnic on July 1 from 12-11pm at the Wally Elmer Centre and adjoining Shannon Park in Rideau Heights. Free food will be provided, along with entertainment from local musicians and DJs; bouncy castles, face painting and other entertainment for children and the young at heart; games in the park; and info tables from various community groups.

KCAP is seeking volunteers, as well as community groups or organizations that would like to have a table or other presence at the event. We are also asking for financial contributions to help us offset the costs of the event. If you or your organization is potentially interested in taking part in some way and would like further information, please e-mail us at

This will be a free, all-ages event. All are welcome.

WHAT:   July 1st Community Picnic
WHEN:   July 1, 2011, 12-11pm
WHERE:  Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre
50 MacCauley St, Kingston

Kingston Coalition Against Poverty.
99 York St. Kingston, Ontario
K7K 1P9
Phone: 613 328 9401
Web address:
email address:

March 16th: Let’s Get Organized!

PSAC Local 901 is hosting Union Day on Wednesday March 16th, 11am-5pm in Wallace Hall in the JDUC. Drop by and meet your union, attend workshops and discussions about the important work unions do on campus. No registration required.

Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.

11am-3pm Representatives from the graduate, staff, and faculty unions will be there to answer all of your questions at the drop in Union Fair.

1pm-3pm Breakout sessions: 1) Union Basics and 2) Organizing and Local Development.

3:15pm-4:45pm Come and meet the PSAC 901 Bargaining Team during a Q & A session in Wallace Hall.

5pm-6:45pm To close the event we will be showing the film Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County USA (1976) at the Grad Club, we hope to see you there!

6:30pm drinks and snack social wrap up at the Grad Club

For more information email us at Check out our facebook event page:

19 January 2011: Managing Conflict Professionally: Solutions & New Resources for Graduate TAs and TFs

In an ideal world, all interactions between Teaching Assistants (or Fellows) and professors would go smoothly, with clear and reasonable expectations on both sides and consistently strong communication. However, as TAs and TFs, we may sometimes run into conflicts with the professors we work for, or even our colleagues. This workshop will focus on how to professionally approach (and avoid) such conflicts in a manner that protects our interests and future careers. Our discussion will focus on conflict-managing strategies including new resources for conflict management available through the union: a formal grievance procedure as a last resort, and a union rep who we can feel comfortable going to with questions and concerns.

Hosted by: Centre for Teaching & Learning
Presented by: Tim McIntyre, Mike Pathak & Kassy Wayne, PSAC Local 901 (TA/TF Union)
Register online at:

January 19, 2011
B176 Mackintosh Corry, Seminar Room
4:00 – 5:30 pm

October 30-31 2010: Grievance Handling Course. Offered by PSAC at the Kingston Regional Office. For more information, email

September 30 2010: Special General Meeting. We will vote to ratify by-laws, introduce the bargaining team and committee members, and the interim executive will deliver an update about Local 901 activities.

September 18-19 2010: Talking Union Basics (TUB) Course. The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be facilitating the TUB course at the Kingston Regional Office. Learn about your union and the labour movement in Canada. The course is free. Lunch is provided and you will recieve an honorarium for each day you attend. This course is a prerequisite for advanced courses with PSAC. You need to register to attend. Contact us for more information.

September 16 2010: Welcome to your new graduate TA/TF union BBQ. Come out to the Grad Club from 4-7 for some free food and prizes.

September 6 2010: Labour Day Parade. Skeleton Park. 10am.

August 30-September 15 2010: Registration. Look for a representative outside of Wallace Hall to sign a membership card. If you signed a blue card during the 2009-2010 campaign, you don’t need to sign a new card.