Monday, September 25, 2017

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

FYNIRS Orientation Week Schedule 2017

Sunday, September 3rd

Registration and Check In for FYNIRS Orientation- 2:30-5:00 pm

Location: Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) Upper Gym
Items to bring: Your printed ticket or a screenshot of your ticket, a reusable water bottle, if you have not registered online bring $50 cash (exact change is appreciated), and a bag to hold your belongings in.

Dinner- 5:00-6:00 pm

Location: Downtown district
Items to bring: Cash or a packed dinner.
First Years will go with their Landlords and groups to eat dinner in the downtown district during this time.

All First Years and Landlord Return- 6:30 pm sharp

Location: North Entrance to ARC (Earl Street side)

Queen’s Welcomes U- 6:45-8:00 pm

Location: ARC Main Gym
This event is attended by all First-Year students at Queen’s University. It will be a presentation and speech by several administrative staff members, the Principal and other guests.

FYNIRS Night In- 8:15-10:15 pm

Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium
During this event, First Years and their Landlords will be shown Disney’s Moana and can enjoy some light snacks.

Monday, September 4th

Optional Sunrise Yoga, hosted by the Student Experience Office- 7:30-8:30 am

Location: Field between Gordon Brockington Houses and Morris Hall
Students are invited by the Residence Orientation to attend a morning yoga session. This event is optional and will only be attended by First Years.

Morning Meet Up 1.0/Late Registration- 9:00-9:20 am sharp

Location: ARC Upper Gym
Items to bring: If you did not register on the first day, your printed ticket or a screenshot of your ticket, if you have not registered online bring $50 cash (exact change is appreciated), a reusable water bottle, a change of clothes and a towel, and a bag to carry belongings.

Pleasure Principles Consent Talk by Farrah Khan- 9:30-10:30 am

Location: ARC Main Gym
This event is hosted by the Student Experience Office and discusses the importance of consent and other issues related to this. Please note that counselling services will be available on site if needed.

Silly Scavenger Hunt- 10:30-11:30 am

Location: Start at ARC Main Gym

Lunch at Leonard Cafeteria 1.0- 11:30-12:30 pm

Location: Leonard Hall Cafeteria
This meal is paid for and each student will be given a meal voucher card. Please email fynirs@ams.queensu.ca if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Yeah, Yeah! We Got Resources!- 12:45-1:45 pm

Location: Ellis Hall Auditorium

Frosh Olympics- 2:00-5:45 pm

Location: City Park Cricket Field
Ensure you bring a towel and/or an extra set of clothing. You may also wish to bring sunscreen.

Dinner at Leonard Hall Cafeteria- 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Leonard Hall Cafeteria
This meal is paid for and each student will be given a meal voucher card. Please email fynirs@ams.queensu.ca if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

“FYNIRS Got Talent” Karaoke- 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Common Ground Coffee House – Queen’s Centre Second Floor

Residence Society Carnival- 8:00-11:00 pm

Location: Tindall Field & Parking Lot
All FYNIRS students are invited to attend this event.
A bag and coat check room will be held in Mackintosh Corry Hall B201 and will be open until 11:15 pm. No bags or outside items are allowed into the event.
A board game event will also be occurring in the Mackintosh Corry Hall Cafeteria, on the west side of the building.
Food trucks will be on site serving food, bring cash and debit/credit if you wish to purchase food. Please be aware that some food trucks will have possible allergens in their food. Ensure that you are careful when purchasing food, if you have an allergy. Free snow cones will be provided.

Tuesday, September 5th

Optional Sunrise Yoga, hosted by the Student Experience Office- 7:30-8:30 am

Location: Field between Gordon Brockington Houses and Morris Hall
Students are invited by the Residence Orientation to attend a morning yoga session. This event is optional and will only be attended by First Years.

Morning Meet Up 2.0!- 9:00-9:30 am

Location: ARC Upper Gym
Items to bring: If you did not register on the first or second day, your printed ticket or a screenshot of your ticket, if you have not registered online bring $50 cash (exact change is appreciated), a reusable water bottle and a bag to carry belongings.

Scoops & Hoops Game-9:45-11:00 am

Location: Agnes Benedickson Field

Lunch at Leonard Hall Cafeteria- 11:15-12:30 pm

Location: Leonard Hall Cafeteria
This meal is paid for and each student will be given a meal voucher card. Please email fynirs@ams.queensu.ca if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Existere XXIII- 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: Grant Hall

FYNIRS Class of 2021 Photo- 2:45-3:15 pm

Location: Murney Tower

Faculty Mixer- 3:15-4:30 pm

Location: Start at Murney Tower
Students will also take part in an art project, Canvas on Campus, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre during this event. Students are requested to bring their academic schedules for this event. Student ID cards will also be retrieved during this event.

FYNIRS Semi Formal- 6:30-10:00 pm

Location: Four Points by Sheraton (285 King Street East)
Wear semi-formal clothing and prepare for a night of a live auction (bring cash, if you wish to bid) and dancing! Please eat dinner before coming.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

FYNIRS Orientation Week 2017 Registration

Exciting news everyone! Registration for FYNIRS Orientation Week 2017 is now available!

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We can't wait to meet you all in September! Only 24 more days until your Queen's experience comes to life!

Monday, March 27, 2017

DeFYNIRS of the Queen's Community: Joy Yen

This week's DeFYNIR is a past Executive, Joy Yen! Joy has been an Executive for FYNIRS for two years, a landlord before that. Outside of FYNIRS she has been involved within the Computer Science Faculty as a mentor for SUDO, a women's coding initiative, as well with the newly launched DATA journal.



What was the name of your frosh group?
My Landlord group was Ice Frosh.


What is one thing that makes you proud to be a FYNIR?
I'm proud to be a FYNIR because I was not a FYNIR in my first year but I was warmly welcomed.

What was your most memorable moment from FYNIRS Orientation Week?
My most memorable moment from Orientation Week was my first day as a Landlord waiting for the first frosh to show up.

How has FYNIRS helped you throughout your time here at Queen’s?
FYNIRS has helped by introducing me to a bunch of my friends. I've met some wonderful people in the lounge and done great work with my Co-Landlords and Co-Execs. This great sense of community is what has driven me to get involved and give back to FYNIRS. I have lived my whole life in Kingston and have always felt connected with Kingston and Queen's University.

What's one thing about FYNIRS you'd like other people to know?
People should know that FYNIRS is a friendly and diverse community. Come to the lounge or events and say Hi.

The FYNIRS Executive team would like to thank Joy for all she has done for FYNIRS as well as for the general computing community. We wish Joy a happy fifth year and hope she continues to expand her involved within Queen's and the general Kingston area. We encourage other FYNIRS as well to continue to seek opportunities in order to get involved in both the Queen’s and Kingston communities!

Do you know a FYNIR who is deserving of some recognition for their involvement in the Queen’s community? Nominate them for an interview here: https://goo.gl/forms/7mJiQHbc6x2hSqq12

Monday, March 20, 2017

DeFYNIRS of the Queen's Community: Priya MacVicar

Happy Motivational Monday!

From Events Executive 2016 to Mall Santa, our next DeFYNIR of the Queen’s Community is Priya MacVicar! Priya was an integral part of the 2016 FYNIRS Events Team and now is preparing for her role as Residence Don for the 2017-2018 school year. Apart from FYNRIS Priya has been involved as a homecoming volunteer, a reading buddy for Read for Fun and many more other Queen’s initiatives. Priya shows that although you don’t need to come from FYNIRS, you can certainly still become involved and have an impact!


How have you gotten involved in the Queen’s community? 
Within FYNIRS I have been an orientation leader as well as an events executive. I have also been a reading buddy for Read for Fun, a Housing Resource Centre officer, and a homecoming volunteer. I like to keep myself busy and Queen's has so many amazing opportunities to get involved!

What was the name of your frosh group? 
I was adopted into FYNIRS so I don't have a frosh group! But as a landlord my frosh group was Frosh the Next Gen (shout out to my marvelous co-landlords Claire and Marcus!).

What is one thing that makes you proud to be a FYNIR? 
One thing that makes me incredibly proud to be a FYNIR is how accepting and supportive our community is! At first I felt like a complete outsider and I was scared I wouldn't make any friends. My fears were immediately put to rest as I was welcomed with open arms. I have met such amazing people from all over Canada and from every faculty. Some of my most treasured friendships grew out of invitations to play videogames or watch movies in the FYNIRS lounge.

What was your most memorable moment from FYNIRS Orientation Week?
My most memorable moment from FYNIRS Orientation Week has to be the sponge/water fight after Frosh Olympics. We separated first-years and landlords on opposite teams only to realize landlords were outnumbered about 3 to 1. Nothing can compare to a hundred screaming frosh running at you with wet sponges! I had never laughed so hard in my life.

How has FYNIRS helped you throughout your time here at Queen’s? 
FYNIRS has allowed me to meet some of my best friends. I couldn't imagine my life without these special people.

What's one thing about FYNIRS you'd like other people to know?
We are a strong and vibrant part of Queen's. FYNIRS are hardworking, passionate, and tenacious. This community is made of diverse and amazing people involved across campus in sports teams, clubs, and executive positions. We are not limited in any way.

The 2017 FYNIRS Team would like to wish Priya good luck in her new role as Residence Don 2017-2018, as well as thank her for all the work she’s done within the FYNIRS community. Her dedication to our community shows that no matter if you were from residence or were a FYNIRS in your first year, you can still be involved as long as you put your mind to it.

Do you know a FYNIR who is deserving of some recognition for their involvement in the Queen’s community? Nominate them for an interview here: https://goo.gl/forms/7mJiQHbc6x2hSqq12

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Monday, March 13, 2017

DeFYNIRS of the Queen's Community: Nazifa Chowdhury

Happy Motivational Monday! Our next DeFYNIR is the lovely Nazifa Chowdhury! Nazifa is a Kingston native, and is currently in 3rd year Applied Economics. Nazifa has gotten involved with OXFAM, Queen’s Best Buddies, and is currently the Finance Director of War Child @ Queen’s, highlighting the diversity of clubs available to students at Queen’s!


How have you gotten involved in the Queen’s community? 
I have gotten involved in the Queen's community through the OXFAM Fair-Trade Snack Bar, Queen's Best Buddies and Finance Director of War Child @ Queen's

What was the name of your frosh group? 
Ice Frosh

What is one thing that makes you proud to be a FYNIR? 
One thing that makes me proud to be a FYNIR is that the FYNIRS community is very strong knit. I have gotten the chance to meet amazing people from all different faculties, as well as make long-lasting connections.

What was your most memorable moment from FYNIRS Orientation Week? 
My most memorable moment from FYNIRS Orientation Week was Frosh Olympics, which was the obstacle course filled with cheer offs and water fights! It was a great way to get to know and get comfortable with other members of my frosh group, and I also got the chance to talk to other frosh members of the FYNIRS community.

How has FYNIRS helped you throughout your time here at Queen’s? 
FYNIRS has helped me throughout my time here at Queen's by introducing me to a group of students who were in the same boat as me. As someone who didn't live in residence first year, I was worried that I would be missing out on some really fun experiences, but FYNIRS Orientation Week was a great way to start off my time here at Queen's!

What's one thing about FYNIRS you'd like other people to know? 
One thing about FYNIRS that I'd like other people to know is that it's a great way to connect with other people who are not living in residence. Even though the FYNIRS community is small in numbers, it is a great group of people that are heavily involved at Queen's!

The FYNIRS Executive team would like to thank Nazifa for sharing her story, which shows us that there really is something for everyone here at Queen’s! We encourage FYNIRS to continue to seek opportunities to get involved in both the Queen’s and Kingston communities!

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Do you know a FYNIR who is deserving of some recognition for their involvement in the Queen’s community? Nominate them for an interview here: https://goo.gl/forms/7mJiQHbc6x2hSqq12