Section 32 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires the University to publish a description of the programs and functions of each division of branch of the University. When used together with the Directory of Records, this listing will help you narrow your request for information and will allow the University to respond to your request more efficiently. To understand how these departments fit together please view the Queen's University organizational chart (PDF 96 KB). For more information on each Faculty, school or department please visit their website.
The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the University. As Chair of the Senate, a member of the Board of Trustees, a University Councillor and chair of its Executive Committee, the Principal links governing bodies, administration and students. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/principal/.
The University Secretariat provides administrative, research and general support to the Board of Trustees, the Senate, the University Council and their respective committees. The University Secretariat also provides the University Secretariat with a resource centre and institutional memory on all matters of University Governance. For more information please For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/.
This Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) is responsible for the University's overall academic mission. This VP portfolio focuses primarily upon the educational aspects of Queen's and its students, faculty and academic programs, as well as how those academic support units assist in the broader learning environment. The University's Faculties and Schools, as well as those support units with a direct bearing on the institution's academic mission, report to the Provost. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/vpac.
The Vice-Principal (Advancement) oversees the University's efforts to raise funds, expand its pool of friends and volunteers, and raise the University's profile through the Office of Advancement. For more information please visit them online at http://adv.queensu.ca/dod/.
The Vice-Principal (Research) works to stimulate, enhance and promote Queen's position as a leading research-intensive university. Interacting with politicians and policymakers at all levels of government, the VP (Research) also advocates for a fiscal environment that recognizes and supports university research across all disciplines. The administrative and service offices within the Queen's Research portfolio are dedicated to supporting the University's researchers in their pursuit of excellence. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/research/vpr/.
The Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) oversees a broad range of non-academic services which support the University's mission through the creation and maintenance of a positive and vibrant environment for education and research. The portfolio includes responsibility for the financial management of the University, as well as management of the University's physical resources. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/vpof.
The Office of the Vice-Principal (Human Resources) is responsible for all activities having to do with the university's role as an employer, including: staff recruitment and selection, orientation for staff and department heads, compensation and benefits management, staff development, employee/labour relations management for non-unionized and unionized groups, human resource policy development and administration, payroll services, organizational effectiveness, back to work program for employees returning from short or long term sick leave; participating in the employee assistance program; and maintaining the Human Resources Information System. For more information please visit them online at http://www.hr.queensu.ca.