A listing of departments in the VP (Academic) portfolio:
The mission of the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal & Dean of Student Affairs is to interact with students and student associations, and to represent the voice of students within the university administration. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs.
The Office of the University Registrar plans and administers comprehensive enrolment management services including: undergraduate student recruitment and admissions; student record collection, maintenance and retention; scholarships (undergraduate) and financial assistance (all students); tuition fee assessment and collection; many academic support services including exams, convocation, registration, course evaluations and classroom allocation and prepares reports for the provincial government for operating grant purposes. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/.
Institutional Research and Planning supports strategic and mission-critical initiatives at Queen's with timely and relevant data, analysis, information, and recommendations through the active involvement of all staff in planning and decision-making activities. It supports internal management, operations, and decision-making with timely and relevant data, analysis, information, and recommendations, and contributes to the culture of evidence at Queen's by collecting, generating, assembling, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating data and information. To act as a service unit while leading, promoting, and advocating issues as supported by the data. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/irp.
The Faculty of Applied Science offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Engineering Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and Mining Engineering. Visit them online at http://www.appsci.queensu.ca.
The Faculty of Arts & Science is the largest Faculty at Queen's. It offers a broad range of undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and languages, in the 23 departments and 4 schools that it administers itself, and 9 departments that are administered by other faculties or schools. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/.
Founded originally in 1907 and re-opened in 1965, the Faculty is a research intensive faculty offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs in education. The Bachelor of Education program is distinguished today by the special programs of study that it offers Outdoor and Experiential Education (OEE), Artist in Community Education (ACE), Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP), and both a Bachelor's degree and Diploma in Technological Education. Visit them online at http://educ.queensu.ca/.
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers programs in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, undergraduate education in Physical and Occupational Therapy and graduate education in Rehabilitation Science, undergraduate and postgraduate education in Nursing, including the Nurse Practitioner Program, graduate education in the Life Sciences, and collaborative programs in Respiratory Therapy and in X-Ray Technology. Visit them online at http://meds.queensu.ca/.
The Faculty of Law offers bachelor and master level degrees in law. It has become one of the most respected institutions of legal education and scholarship in North America. It has a national reputation in criminal, labour, family, feminist legal studies, public, constitutional and corporate law, which is complemented by strong programs in many other areas. The Faculty is also home to the Correctional Law Project, and Queen's Legal Aid. Visit them online at http://law.queensu.ca/.
Queen's School of Business offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The School has earned international recognition for its innovative and forward-thinking programs. In addition to the highly acclaimed QueenÕs MBA for Science & Technology, QueenÕs School of Business is also home to CanadaÕs most respected Executive MBA program, as well as QueenÕs Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates - the first program of its kind designed specifically for people with an undergraduate degree in business. QueenÕs Bachelor of Commerce program has the highest entry standards of any undergraduate program in Canada, while QueenÕs Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Management programs are also recognized as being among the countryÕs finest. The School is also home of the Monieson Centre and the Queen's Centre for Business Venturing. Visit them online at http://business.queensu.ca/.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research is constituted to administer the policies of the Senate of Queen's University as they pertain to graduate studies and to coordinate the funding of research except Medicine. The School embraces all the departments and interdisciplinary schools which offer graduate programs except for the MBA program in the School of Business. These departments are grouped into five Divisions which govern the academic programs of the graduate students in the related departments. Membership of the School includes all faculty members engaged in teaching and supervision of graduate students. The representative body of the membership is the Council of the School. It is responsible for setting the policies for the School as recommended by the Divisions and the following standing committees: Steering Committee, Admissions and Degrees Committee, Fellowship Committee, Advisory Research Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/sgsr/.
Queen’s University Library comprises six libraries and several cross-library divisions supporting the university’s academic mission. A staff of approximately 115 provides information leadership and is deeply embedded in Queen’s faculties and schools. The Library’s research collections, developed since the university’s founding, are a central university priority and include millions of print and digital items supported by a strong technology infrastructure and a focus on scholarly communications. Library facilities are heavily used campus hubs with a mix of inviting, accessible learning spaces, computers and collections. Visit them online at http://library.queensu.ca/.
Queen's Archives preserves the historical records of the University, and provides records management services to university departments, as well as preserving a wide variety of non-university historical records and manuscripts for use by researchers. The archival holdings are a rich resource of national, provincial, and regional significance, supporting teaching, research and outreach at Queen's University and beyond. Visit them online at http://archives.queensu.ca.
This drop-in centre at 195 University Avenue offers a comfortable setting where francophones and people interested in learning French can congregate in a French atmosphere. It serves both Queen's and the Kingston community by offering non-credit courses in conversational French, French-speaking monitors to help people learn the language, and various cultural and social activities. It is also an information centre for various local services and activities in French. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/frenchcentre/.
The International Study Centre is located on the historic 200-hectare Herstmonceux Castle estate in East Sussex, U.K. The International Study Centre is owned and operated by Queen's, its award-winning programs are offered in conjunction with a consortium of top-ranking Canadian universities that includes the University of Toronto, The University of Western Ontario, McGill University, The University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University. It offers a unique First-Year Program (offering selected first-year Queen's courses in the arts, humanities, languages, and social sciences), an Upper-Year Program (which in addition offers Queen's courses in Commerce and Law), and an academically enhanced ESL Plus Program for international students. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/isc/.
The Quarterly carries pieces by a cast of prominent Canadian and international academics and writers, including in recent years Michael Ignatieff, Mavis Gallant, Conor Cruise O'Brien, John Polanyi, Jeffery Simpson, Robert Fulford, Umberto Eco and Mark Kingwell. It contains articles on politics, literature, science, the arts, and a variety of other subjects. It also carries some poetry and fiction and an extensive new book review section. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/quarterly/.
The Queen's Performing Arts Office brings for your entertainment a variety of the top touring professional performers in music and dance. Whether international or Canadian artists, you are guaranteed an opportunity to enjoy glittering performances at a price that is most affordable. n Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/pao/.
The McGill Queen's Press is the second largest academic press in Canada. It has increased its output since founding from about half a dozen new titles a year to more than 70. Most of the Press's business arrangements are handled at McGill, but editorial decisions are made jointly at Queen's and McGill. Visit them online at http://www.mqup.mcgill.ca/.
The mission of the CTL is to enhance the quality of student learning and support all instructors in their teaching role by fostering and sustaining a culture of collaboration through community building, providing services and programs to support the educational development activities of individuals and academic units, encouraging policies and initiatives that value and recognize good practice, and promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/ctl/.
The "Agnes" is one of Canada's most respected art museums. Its permanent collection of 13,000 pieces makes it the third largest provincial gallery in Ontario. The collection ranges from the 14th century to the present, with an emphasis on Canadian art. It includes paintings, sculptures, and graphics by major Canadian artists, European old master paintings, costumes, quilts, silver and other decorative objects, Inuit art, and one of the largest public collections of African art in Canada. Exhibitions from the permanent collection are complemented by traveling exhibitions and a variety of public programs. Visit them online at http://www.aeac.ca/
The Writing Centre offers a range of services to help students improve their writing skills. These include one-on-one tutorials with a professional tutor, workshops on the basic principles of effective writing, and a grammar hot line to answer questions about grammar, punctuation, and correct usage. It also offers talks on writing exams and other topics of interest to students. Visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/writingcentre/.