Faculty of Arts & Science
A place to learn, discover, think and do.


For assistance, please visit our office or phone us at:

Dunning Hall - First Floor,
94 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada
K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 (613) 533-2470
Facsimile: (613) 533-2467
Email Contacts

Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Located on the First Floor of Dunning Hall, students come to the office for academic counselling and answers to academic-related questions: about degree programs, requirements for dual degrees, letters of permission to take courses at other universities, appeals, etc.


Email Contacts

The Faculty of Arts and Science is located on the First Floor of Dunning Hall. Students come to the office for academic counselling and answers to academic-related questions: about degree programs, requirements for dual degrees, letters of permission to take courses at other universities, appeals, etc.

However, current and prospective students can't always make it to the office and need to email us for answers to their questions.

We'd like to make it easier for you to get the answers you need by offering different emails for different questions.

Question or purpose
(questions about eligibility, the admission process, grades needed for admission and more)
Academic Appealsascapls@queensu.ca
Continuing and Distance Studies/Online Coursescds@queensu.ca
Dean's Honour Listlabellea@queensu.ca
Degree Requirements/Graduation eligibilityascdegre@queensu.ca
International Programs Officeipo@queensu.ca
Letters of Permissionasc.lop@queensu.ca
(questions about adding/dropping courses, waitlists, important dates, dropping minors, etc.)
Tuition and Feesfees@queensu.ca
Transfers to Queen's
(both internal and external to Queen's)
Can't find the email you need?ascinfo@queensu.ca


Admission & General Information:
(613) 533-2218

For more information on the Application Process please click here.


The Faculty of Arts and Science offers regularly scheduled advising appointments which must be booked on the day of the appointment. We do not prebook intake appointments. You may book an appointment by visiting our office located in Dunning Hall, First Floor or by calling us at +1 (613) 533-2470.  Please note that during our peak periods our advising slots fill up very quickly so we advise that you call or drop by our office when we open at 8:30 am to schedule an intake appointment for that day.

If you have questions concerning your degree program and plan you may wish to speak with an academic advisor in your home department as they are the experts on their plans.  Visit http://www.queensu.ca for department contact information.

Faculty of Arts and Science Advising Goals

  • Assist students in exploring the possible study options and the short and long range consequences of their academic choices
  • Make students aware of the wide range of services and educational opportunities offered by Queen's that may be pertinent to the achievement of their educational objectives
  • Provide students and faculty with information and interpretation of Faculty regulations, policies, procedures, applications and programs of study within the Faculty and the University
  • Offer referrals to appropriate university service units for assistance (Health, Counselling and Disability Services, Career Services, etc.)
  • Provide academic advice to prospective Arts and Science students and their parents
  • Instill understanding and an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts degree
  • Advocate, as necessary, on behalf of the student
  • Ensure that the student understands he/she has the ultimate responsibility to monitor a course of study and fulfill degree requirements and should seek advice as necessary.


Call: 1-800-267-7837
Email: gifts@queensu.ca

Located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, the Arts and Science Advancement team works with alumni and friends to maximize philanthropic support for the faculty, departments and University-wide projects. If you are interested in learning more about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Queen's, please feel free to contact us.;


The Academic Regulations for the Faculty of Arts and Science are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. The Faculty does, however, understand that there are occasions in which extenuating circumstances, that is circumstances beyond a student's control-adversely, affect a student's performance at Queen's University.

Submit your Online Appeal here

Students are encouraged to contact Harry Smith, Coordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the Office of the Ombudsperson, who is available along with other Dispute Resolution advisors for impartial advice, mediation, and assistance in submitting an appeal. Phone: (613) 533-6495; e-mail: ombuds@queensu.ca

Continuing & Distance Studies - ArtSci Online

Dunning Hall - First Floor,
94 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada
K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 (613) 533-3322

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

See the CDS Staff Directory >

PASS advisors


My name is Taryn and I am a fourth year Sociology student here at Queen’s!  I’m extremely excited to be entering my second year with the PASS team this year and look forward to meeting with new students as they navigate their way through their first year of university.   I’m originally from Toronto and adore everything the city has to offer.  I hope to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work post-grad and hope to be accepted to The University of Toronto to be in the heart of the city while completing my second degree.   PASS was an essential part of my first year experience as I attempted to pave the path that would be the continuation of my time at Queen’s – to find the major, course work and material that inspired and engaged my interests.  I sincerely look forward to being able to help other first years make those important, rewarding decisions that will engage their interests and passions during the continuation of their studies here at Queen’s!



Hello and welcome to Queen's!
My name is Ruth and I am a 4th year Psychology major from Kingston. Outside of class you might find me at weekly trivia, experimenting in the kitchen or watching back to back episodes of TV.
Last year I had an amazing experience studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh. Now I'm back in Canada and looking forward to my final year at Queen's. I will be writing an honours thesis in Dr. Wilson's Attention Lab and volunteering as a Gecko leader for NEWTS Orientation. This will be my second year working with PASS and I am excited to help you with any questions you might have.
Drop in any time, we are friendly!



Hi everyone! My name is Gabrielle, but I go by Gabby, and I am heading into my third year as a Psychology major and Mathematics minor (it's a strange combination, I know) with hopes of pursuing a career in counselling psychology once I finish my undergrad and graduate studies. I currently volunteer in a psychology lab on campus, I am an SOS tutor for PSYC 100, and I will also be volunteering for a new program to mentor students in PSYC 100. So, as you can tell, I love being immersed in anything that has involves psychology and helping others. This is my first year as a PASS Advisor and I can't wait to get started! I am really excited to meet you and be able to help you adjust to your first year at Queen's in any way I can, so feel free to come by any time! 

Welcome to Queens! My name is Brandon and I am currently in my fifth year as a Sociology major. This is my second year as a PASS Advisor and I am very excited to help incoming first year students with navigating academic life here at Queens. I originally was not a Sociology major but I switched into the program and have never been happier with my decision. Aside from my studies I am very passionate about fitness and can be found working out at the ARC almost every day. I also am a huge Pokémon fan and my three favorite Pokémon are: Tyranitar, Kabutops and Scizor. Please do not hesitate to come in and see me for any help you may need regarding academic life here at Queens. Good luck with your studies and don’t forget to maintain a balance between enjoying your time here at Queens and hitting the books!!!

Hello everyone, my name is Tina and I am a third year political studies major, religious studies minor from Thornhill, Ontario. In previous years, I have enjoyed being a part of the ASUS Heart and Stroke Committee and the Pre-Law Society at Queen’s. In my spare time, you can find me watching House of Cards and Friends re-runs as well as hanging out with my friends at QP. This is my first year as a PASS advisor, and I cannot be more thrilled! I look forward to meeting new people and doing my best to help first year’s figure things out!

Hey everyone! My name is Diandra and I am in my fourth year here at Queen’s. I am originally from Toronto, but enjoy Kingston as my home away from home. I am a Biology major and Gender Studies minor and it is my third year on P.A.S.S. (clearly I love it!) I enjoy being involved both on campus and in the community by volunteering at Kingston General Hospital with the kiddos in Pediatrics. My two sweet passions: fashion and food… but an honourable mention goes out to Pinterest too.
I am really excited to work with all of you in making your transition to university a breeze and making your experience here at Queen’s as great as mine. See you around!

Hey Froshies!
My name is Ankita and I am currently a third year Linguistics major, Psychology minor.  I’m from Toronto, so although I haven’t had to move that far away from home, coming to Kingston was a huge change. However, this city and Queen’s has become a second home to me and I absolutely love it. I can’t wait to meet you all and help Queen’s become your second home as well! The one thing that I have learned in my last two years here is that there is much more to do than just being an academic student. Besides from being a student, I love travelling, volunteering and trying new things. So my one piece of advice to you is get involved in as many things as you can so that you can learn and grow, not just as an academic, but as a person.
I hope to see you all at the P.A.S.S office this year!


Hello Froshies!
My name is Shani Rathuge and I am very excited to be joining the PASS team this year! I am in my second year in Concurrent Education pursuing a major in French and a minor in Geography. I’m from Toronto and in my spare time I enjoy reading and eating (but to be honest who doesn’t?).
Since I’m just entering my second year, I can vividly recall the adjustment that was first year.  However remember that first year is far from insurmountable! If you every feel stressed or confused, please stop by the PASS office. Every question deserves an answer, and I hope that I and the other advisors are able to answer your inquiries!

Hey First Years! Welcome to Queen's! My name is Patrick, and I am 3rd year Geography and Religious Studies (Medial) student. I'm originally from Mississauga, but am very happy to call Kingston my second home. You will too, Queen's and Kingston are amazing places to be, trust me. I'm so excited to be a PASS volunteer and can't wait to see you. Unfortunately I won't be able to see any of you until Winter 2015 because of exchange, but once I return I can't wait to help! Besides being a student, I've also volunteered for the ASUS Good Times Diner, Residence Society, and ASUS Orientation Week. Being part of the Queen's community is so fulfilling, so get involved! Transitioning from  high school to university can be hard, and we all want to make it as easy as possible for you. Coming to Queen's was a great decision, you'll love it here! See you in the PASS office!

Welcome first years! My name is Jordan Davis and I’m currently a third year Life Science Specialization student. My home is in Aurora, Ontario but I originally lived in Toronto. In the summer, I like to go bass fishing and watch the Toronto Blue Jays (who it seems are finally having a good season). While at Queen’s, I try to enjoy the many great experiences available to me through some of the extracurricular activities that Queens has to offer. Last year, I volunteered for the Queen’s Health and Human Rights Conference, I joined the Queen’s Association for Technology in Medicine and Biology, and I participated in Brain Day. I also played some intramural sports which I highly recommend for everyone.
It hasn’t been that long since I was starting first year. Although coming to university might seem a little intimidating and confusing at first, we are happy to help you through it by answering any questions you might have. I look forward to meeting you all and I wish you an awesome first year at Queen’s!

Welcome to Queen's! My name is Kim and I'm currently in my 5th year completing a second degree (BA) with a concentration in German. My first degree was a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a major in Biology and minor in Psychology. I'm from the small town of Bancroft, Ontario, where I learned (and almost perfected) the art of swatting mosquitoes.
The Queen's community is unparalleled, and in my time here I've tried to experience as much as I could. I've been involved in several orientation weeks, volunteer with the Engineering Rugby Club, and am also working full-time for the Student Life Centre, part of the AMS. I'm incredibly excited to meet all of you, and help answer any questions you may have.

Hi! My name is Courtney Sims and I will be going into my third year as a politics major and an environmental studies minor. Queen's is a great place to meet people, in my spare time you can find me sitting at one the front desks of Res or organizing events for Queen's Model United Nations. I love helping people and look forward to meeting you guys in September. If you ever have any questions, I'd love to answer them! Welcome to Queen’s.

Hey ArtSci first years! My name is Leah Hayes and I am just entering my third year at Queen's University. Before I moved to Kingston I lived in Mississauga, Ontario with my older brother and parents. I am officially studying Biology but I also have an interest Psychology and Health. As you can probably tell, coming into first year I was a little confused about what I wanted to do. With the help of friends and family as well as from the support that Queen's offer I was able to figure out what I wanted to do and be able to take all the courses that interested me. Last year I was fortunate enough to have the position of a Gael during orientation week and I realized then that helping out you first years was a great way to spend some of my free time. Aside from helping you out I also enjoy wakeboarding, snowboarding, sailing, and just being active in general. I enjoy shopping, reading, and just relaxing with friends as well. I hope you all enjoy your first year at the best school there is. If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to come see us at the P.A.S.S office! See you soon!

Hello ArtSci First Years! My name is Giselle and I am a third year Life Science Student with a Psych minor. I hail from beautiful British Columbia and although I miss the west coast (best coast), I love Queens and Kingston and can’t wait to meet all of you and answer your questions. Aside from being one of the thousand doctor hopefuls, I am interested in writing, travelling and of course eating good food. This past summer I was in South Africa doing a medical internship and it was simply amazing - highlight was riding an ostrich! I am however very excited to return to Queen's. Although it's my third year, I remember the overwhelming yet exciting experience which is first year, and my one word of advice is that if you are worried or curious about anything, just ask.  So please stop by the P.A.S.S. office in your first year!

Hello everyone! My name is Michael and I’m a third year Life Science SSP student from Richmond Hill, Ontario. This is my second year with PASS and I’m excited to see some new faces. Aside from PASS, I’m also VP of the Queen’s/Kingston Jugglers’ Club and a volunteer for The Arthritis Society. In my spare time you may find me juggling obscure objects in City Park or playing 9-ball. I encourage you to explore the variety of things this university and city has to offer in your first year because eight months will be over before you know it. Welcome to the Queen’s community and I look forward to meeting all of you!

Hey everyone! My name is Bailey, and I’m a 3rd year Arts and Science student currently majoring in English and minoring in History.  I’m from Whitby, which is about 45 minutes East of Toronto, but I’ve also lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and now, of course, Kingston. After undergrad, I’m hoping to go to teacher’s college and be a high school English teacher, and eventually I want to travel and teach all over the world. Aside from P.A.S.S, I’m also the Co-Outreach director for Queen’s Dance Club and work at Walkhome. In my spare time, you can find me throwing my own personal dance parties, singing way too loudly and off-key to music, and reading… there is also usually a coffee in my hand no matter what I’m doing. I’m so excited to see you start your new lives at Queen’s and to meet you all, so don’t be shy to drop by P.A.S.S. See you all soon!

Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a 4th year Biology major from Calgary. Last year, I spent a semester abroad in France but I am thrilled to be back on campus for another amazing year. This is my third year being a Peer Advisor and I got involved with PASS because I learned too many things the hard way in first year, mainly because I did not know where to get help. But that is what I am here for now! So stop by the Arts and Science office if you have any questions because I will either be able to help you or at least point you in the right direction! Besides being a Pass Advisor, I am a campus tour guide (so feel free to ask me about some fun Queen’s facts), the chair of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH), and involved with the Bio DSC (Department Student Council). Don’t know how you can get involved or worried about balancing academics and extracurricular activities? Come in and ask because I would love to talk about how you can get the most out of your academic and non-academic life at Queen’s.

Hello ArtScis! My name is Jia Tanwani and I am a second year Life Sciences student. In my first year of university I was the interim ASUS representative to the AMS, and was a member of QISA Dance team and Queen’s Yoga Club. I also volunteered at Kingston General Hospital and was a volunteer tutor for high school students. The first year of university is an exciting but stressful time. Thankfully, Queen’s has many student resources to help you cope with the personal and academic troubles you may face throughout your university career. PASS is one of these excellent student resources, so please do not hesitate to come in and talk to us. We are always willing to lend a helping hand so make sure to visit us in Dunning. Cha Gheill!

Hi there and welcome to Queen's! My name is Jade Ferguson, and I am currently a second year student pursuing a Medial degree in Health Studies and Psychology. I am from a very small town, about 45 minutes west of Ottawa, called Pakenham. I have grown to love Kingston and all it has to offer. I participate in the Queen's Dance Club and I am a big supporter of living a healthy lifestyle. Autumn is my favorite season, and Queen's campus is absolutely beautiful during this time of year. In my spare time I love socializing with friends and enjoying all the activities of Queen's.
As a first year student, university can be very overwhelming, but it is important to balance your school work and fun activities. P.A.S.S helped me so much in my first year, and I hope to be able to do the same for you! I look forward to meeting you all and do not hesitate to drop by the office with any questions you have, or if you just want to chat!

Hi everyone! I'm Maggie and I'm in my fourth year here at Queen's. I major in English and minor in French.  I volunteer with both PASS and The Writing Centre in Stauffer. I'm very excited to have the opportunity to meet you all and help you out however I can, especially since I'm thinking about pursuing a career in teaching.  Please stop by the PASS office if you need anything, and I will do my best to help you tackle any academic issues you may have. Have a great year!!

Levi (Coordinator)
Hey, Class of 2018! My name’s Levi, and I’m thrilled to be a part of PASS again this year as a Coordinator! I’m from Ottawa, and I’m in my third year of a specialization in physics. Also, I’m in Con-Ed, in the Intermediate-Senior division, with my teachables being physics and math. In addition to PASS, some other things that I’ll be doing on campus this year include volunteering with the Academic Grievance Centre and the Concurrent Education Students’ Association, and playing intramural innertube water-polo – if you haven’t played it before, you definitely need to give it a try!

Not that I’m biased or anything, but PASS is a really, really, really great resource. We are reserved strictly for first-year Arts and Science students (you!), and all of the Peer Advisors are very knowledgeable about course selection, using SOLUS, picking degree plans, and more! All of us are upper-year ArtScis, so we’ve been over the same bumps that you may go over throughout the year. The Peer Advisors are all super friendly and would be happy for you to drop by our cubicle in Dunning Hall, or to answer your questions at passhelp@queensu.ca. We’re specifically here for you; take advantage of it!

Congratulations on choosing Queen’s, and welcome to Arts and Science!

Rebecca (Coordinator)
My name is Rebecca Hoadley and I am one of the PASS Coordinators for 2014-2015, and I am excited to get this academic year started! I was a volunteer with this great service last year and I am looking forward to being a part of it again for another year.

 I am a fourth year student majoring in English Literature and have other academic interests in Psychology and Linguistics. I have also partaken in a variety of extracurricular activities that Queen's has to offer such as Art Club and intermurals. Originally from Whitby, Ontario, I am glad to call Kingston and Queen's University my home.

This service is helpful because the PASS Team is made up of upper year students, so we have all been in your shoes and have had similar questions about academic concerns. These amazing volunteers will be able to help with questions about enrolment, adding/dropping courses, academic appeals and much more! This is going to be an exciting year for all of you first year students and I know the whole PASS Team can't wait to help with your first year experience!


Student Services Staff

Kerri Andrews

Student Resource Assistant
(613) 533-2470

Cindy Butts

Registration Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Heather Carter

Academic Advisor/Assistant Degree Coordinator
(613) 533-6000

Katherine Cook

Student Services Administrator
(613) 533-2470

Tammy Donnelly

Information Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Haley Everson

Appeals Coordinator and Academic Advisor
(613) 533-2470

Lois Fleming

Director, Student Services

Spring Forsberg

Academic Advisor
(613) 533-2470

Michelle Gallant

Senior Associate to the Associate Deans (Studies)
(613) 533-2470

Joyce Hunter

Academic Counselling Services Manager
(613) 533-2470

Niki Kaloudas

Student Resource Assistant
(613) 533-2470

Lori Kilminster

Curriculum Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Andrea Labelle

Degree Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Karen McBride

Student Services Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Katie Phillips

Academic Advisor
(613) 533-2470

Rhonda Sullivan

Student Resource Assistant
(613) 533-2470

Caroline Teske

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans (Studies)
(613) 533-2470

Dean's Office Staff

Jenny Corlett

Associate Director (International Initiatives)

Laura Costello

Development Officer
(613) 533-6000

Heather Duguay

Administrative Secretary
(613) 533-6000

Cormac Evans

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lindsey Fair

Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
(613) 533-6000

Amanda Fulker

Administrative Secretary
(613) 533-6000

Martin Galczynski

Associate Director (Finance)

Kelly Green

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Staffing Officer
(613) 533-6000

Anita Jack-Davies

Senior Development Officer

Jacquie Jamieson

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(613) 533-2446

Carol Kavanaugh

Senior Research and Planning Analyst
(613) 533-6000

John Kraemer

Development Coordinator

Jo-Anne Mancini

Executive Director, Development

Lori Murray

Faculty Projects Assistant
(613) 533-6000

Lisa Neumann

Senior Staffing Officer
(613) 533-2448

Diane Reid

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans
(613) 533-2448

Lisa Sykes

Senior Development Officer
(613) 533-6000

Steve Tanner

Director, Finance and Administration
(613) 533-6000

Carmen Vanderlinde

Senior Gift Planning Officer

The Dean and Associate Deans

Dr. Johanne Bénard

Associate Dean (Admission & Recruitment) and Associate Dean (Studies)
(613) 533-2470

Sue Blake

Assistant Dean (Studies)
(613) 533-2470

Dr. Hugh Horton

Associate Dean (International)
(613) 533-2448

Dr. Lynda Jessup

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
(613) 533-2470

Dr. Susan Mumm

(613) 533-2446

Dr. Vicki Remenda

Associate Dean (Acting) (Teaching and Learning)

Dr. Gordon E. Smith

Vice Dean
(613) 533-2448

Have Questions?

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