Nov 2nd at The Grad Club


WHO: Mark Mattson, President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
WHAT: The Water Literacy Tour
WHEN: Wednesday November 2, 5pm
WHERE: The Grad Club, Queen’s University, 162 Barrie St
WHY: Because water knowledge matters

Are you water literate?

Mark Mattson is a prominent environmental lawyer who has spent the last decade building a network of successful community-focused environmental organizations across Canada, including Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. He will talk about what we can do make our Great Lakes more swimmable, drinkable and fishable into the future.

Born into a family of lawyers in Southern Ontario, Mark grew up with a passion for fairness and individual rights. He has worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors over the course of his career. As a prosecutor, first for government and then for NGOs, Mark was part of ground- breaking private prosecutions and administrative cases against major industrial polluters.

After ten years in the courtroom, Mark began to devote more time to developing institutions that stop pollution, protect human health and restore watersheds for generations to come. He sits on the board of directors of four Waterkeeper organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Nov 25th Tone Deaf Festival


An evening of skewed rock ‘n’ roll at The Grad Club
$10 advance/$12 at the door
doors @ 8:00

Kristian North Group
Frontman for Victoria, BC/Montreal, QC grunge rock stalwarts, Babysitter, has struck out on his own to explore an interest in glam rock and 90’s Dylan.

The Submissives
Six-piece skewed pop band from Montreal, QC, led by the adept and insightful Deb Edison. A brilliant blend of DIY and Outsider aesthetics.

Kingston, ON indie rock that nods to the college rock classics.

Nerd Night: Ideas on Tap Oct 25th 7pm

nerd-night-_nOctober’s featured guest is Stéfy McKnight who will present a talk titled: Beyond Words: Translating Knowledge Through Research Creation and Artistic Practices.

The talk will look at art as a methodology of translating knowledge, specifically in surveillance studies, cultural studies, sociology, art history and geography. Stéfy will use her MA project titled Organic Surveillance: Security & Myth in the Rural as an example of this and its success. You can see her work online at

Nerd Night is held the last Tuesday of every month at the Grad Club. It is an opportunity to hear about research at Queen’s in an informal and fun setting. Please join us for this fascinating talk and stay tuned as more great speakers are being added to the roster. All are welcome!