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.

NEW! Not in Kingston but wish to speak to an advisor?  You can now speak with an academic advisor via Skype. Call 613-533-2470 to book.

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

PASS Coordinators

Michael Gulak
Hello everyone! My name is Michael and I’m a fourth year Life Science SSP student from Richmond Hill, Ontario. This will be my third year with PASS and my first year as one of the coordinators of the program. Aside from PASS, I am also the VP of the Queen’s/Kingston Jugglers’ Club. I encourage you to explore the variety of things this university and city have to offer you in your first year because eight months will be over before you know it. And if you ever have any questions about using SOLUS, course selection, picking degree plans, and more, consider stopping by Dunning and sitting down with any one of our wonderful peer advisors! Congratulations on picking Queen’s and welcome to the community!

Jia Tanwani
Hello first year ArtScis! My name is Jia Tanwani and I’m a third year Life Sciences major. I’m thrilled to be one of the PASS Coordinators this year and I look forward to helping you make the best of your first year experience. The first year of university is an exciting but stressful time. Thankfully, Queen’s has many 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. Welcome to Queen’s and enjoy year one!

PASS Advisors

Jenny Gao
Hi! My name is Jenny and I’m excited to spend my first year as a PASS advisor. I’m currently completing my degree as a fourth-year philosophy major, but I definitely spent some time here figuring things out or, more accurately, walking around confused with a coffee in my hand. Hopefully, as a PASS advisor I can help reduce some of that aimless wandering, at least relating to your academic concerns. So I’m here for any questions you may have; feel free to drop in anytime!

Leah Hayes
Hey ArtSci first years! My name is Leah Hayes and I am entering my fourth and last year at Queen's University and my second year as a peer advisor. 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 Environmental Science. 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 offers, I was able to figure out what I wanted to do and be able to take all the courses that interested me. When I was in second year I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in orientation week as a Gael, during this experience 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 also really enjoy reading, and just relaxing with friends. 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!

Gabrielle Marie
Hi everyone! My name is Gabrielle and I'm heading into my fourth and final year at Queen's. I am a psychology major with hopes of pursuing a career in either counselling or social work once I complete my undergraduate and graduate studies. Currently, I volunteer in a psychology lab on campus, I am a SOS co-tutor for PSYC 100, and I will be continuing my role as a PSYC 100 student mentor as well. I will also be a TA for PSYC 100 this year which I cannot wait to get started with! As you can tell, I love being immersed in anything that involves psychology on campus, as well as doing my part in any way to help others. This will be my second year as a PASS Advisor and cannot wait to have another great year! I am really excited to meet you and help you adjust to your first year at Queen's in any way that I can, so feel free to come by any time!

Tania Nguyen
Hull-o! I’m Tania, and I’ll officially be a second-year English major as of September 2015. I’m from Mississauga, Ontario and I live for adrenaline rushes.  I have three aspirations in life: one, to be happy; two, to write; and three, to be unsympathetically honest. I love tattoos and I love winter.  I’m also a huge optimist. Last year, I was a member of the judo club and the ASUS Social Justice Committee. Without further ado – welcome to Queen’s, incoming first-years! I’d be happy to try and make the transition to university easier for you, so please feel free to stop by the Peer Academic Support Service with any questions or concerns. I’m super excited to meet you all!

Tina Huh
Hello and welcome to Queen’s university! My name is Tina and I am a fourth year political studies major, religious studies minor from Thornhill, Ontario. I’m extremely excited to be entering my second year with the PASS team this year. When I’m not helping frosh with important decisions and timetable switches, I work at Stauffer Library as a Queen’s Learning Commons assistant and volunteer with Robogals as a marketing manager. I am so happy to be back and looking forward to meeting you all!

Jordan Davis
Welcome first years! My name is Jordan Davis and I’m currently a fourth year Life Science Specialization student. My home is in Aurora, Ontario but I originally lived in Toronto. 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 and I joined the Queen’s Association for Technology in Medicine and Biology. I also played a few 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. Oh and Go Blue Jays!

Ankita Seal
My name is Ankita and I am a fourth year Linguistics major, Psychology minor. I'm hoping to pursue a Master's in Speech Pathology. This is my second year working with PASS and I am so excited to meet you! I’m originally from Toronto, but Kingston and Queen's have become my second home. The one thing that I have learned in my last three years here is that there is much more to the university experience than academics. Besides 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!

Jacky Cheung
Hey guys! My name is Jacky and I am a fourth year student studying psychology here at Queen’s. My interests in psychology lie in social influence and mood disorder. As a result of my love of psychology, I’ve volunteered at various labs including the Queen’s visual cognition lab! Besides majoring in psychology, I’m also highly interested in politics and have taken a number of politics courses. Outside of class I love to watch movies, T.V. shows, and hang out with friends. Some of my favorite T.V. shows are Suits, The Americans, Arrow, and The Flash. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys this year and making your transition into first year as easy as possible!

Shani Rathuge
Hey first years! My name is Shani Rathuge and I am very excited to be joining the PASS team again for a second year! I am in my third 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?). Although I am entering my third 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!

Bailey Coyle
Hi everyone! My name is Bailey, and I’m a fourth year English major and History minor with the faculty of Arts and Science. This is my third year with PASS, and I’m so excited to see what it brings! I’m from Whitby, Ontario, but I’ve also lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and now of course Kingston. Aside from PASS, this year I will be the Operations Manager for Queen’s Dance Club and will also be working for CoGro. My favourite first-year class was probably RELS161, because it was so different from anything I’d ever taken before and covered such a wide variety of topics. First year is a very exciting time, but also definitely has its stressful moments, so remember that Queen’s has tons of resources and extra-curriculars to help you make this year your own. I can’t wait to meet all of you, so don’t be shy about dropping by the PASS cubicle. See you soon!

Giselle Hunt
Hello ArtSci First Years! My name is Giselle and I am a fourth year Life Sciences 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, traveling and of course eating good food. This past summer I stayed in Kingston, and it was a blast meeting new people and hanging out with friends. I am however very excited to start up school again. Although it's my fourth 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!

Levi Burns
Hey, ArtSci ’19! My name is Levi, and I’m a fourth year Con-Ed physics major from Ottawa. When I’m not in Stirling Hall, you might find me tutoring, playing inner tube water polo, or practising on the tuba. I’m also heavily involved with CESA, the Con-Ed Student Association, and I’ve been a TA with the math department for two years, among other things. There’s no shortage of things to get involved with at Queen’s! I’m super excited to be returning to PASS for my third year with the program. It can be overwhelming to sift through all of the options that ArtSci provides you, especially as a first year student, but thankfully, we’re here to help. We’re only available to help first year students, though, so you should make a point to visit us at least once while you still can! Enjoy year one, frosh – you wouldn’t believe how quickly it goes by!

Hannah Brooks
My name is Hannah, I’m a third year student studying chemistry, who mulls over the idea of switching programs during every exam season. When I’m not in the lab, I love playing sports and staying active. I’ve also enjoyed participating in Queen’s Model UN, and some may call me a musician. I take out the stress that comes with a university education through the wide variety of intramural sports that Queen’s has to offer. Although I will be sad to leave Kingston, which I am proud to call my second home, I am hoping to pursue graduate studies in chemistry at UBC after I finish my undergrad. This is my first year being a part of the PASS team, and I hope to make your transition into first year as smooth as possible. I am happy to help answer any questions you may have, and I look forward to seeing you in our office!

Cianna Henderson
Welcome to Queens! My name is Ciana and I am currently in my third year in Concurrent Education doing a Medial in Drama and Psychology.  I am from a very small town just outside of Toronto and can quote pretty much any line from the TV show Friends. This is my first year as a PASS advisor and I can’t wait to get started! I know first year can be scary and confusing, but you will quickly realize Queen’s and Kingston is a great home away from home. Please come by, ask questions, and always know that we are all here to help you navigate your way through first year!

Courtney Sims
Hi! My name is Courtney Sims and I am going into my fourth year in politics and environmental science. This will be my second year working at PASS and I am looking forward to helping out all of the new first year students. If I am not at PASS, I am most likely working at one of the residence front desk or helping to organize the Queen’s Model United Nations conference. Queen’s is a wonderful community and I can’t wait for you to see for yourself!

Stephanie Gomes
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am a second year Politics student at Queen’s. Originally from Toronto, so the Kingston “small town” life is quite a change. I’m super excited to start my first year as a PA, and more excited to meet all you lovely first year students. In addition to PASS I am involved with QMC and Queen’s Pre-Law Society. First year is going to be challenging, there will be overwhelming moments where the stress of balancing your workload, and social life may seem unbearable. Work hard, and reap the rewards. I encourage all of you to check out PASS, and stop by whenever you have any questions/ concerns. Cha Gheill xxx

Morgan Steele
My name is Morgan and I am a fourth year biology student here at Queen's! I am so excited to be part of the PASS team this year and am looking forward to helping new students get used to the academic workings here at the university. I know how stressful it can be and hope that I can help ease the transition! I am originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and upon graduation I am hoping to attend the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. PASS is such a valuable resource for new students and I hope to see you all coming in to check us out!

Emma Fehr
Welcome ArtSci first years! My name is Emma Fehr, I am a fourth year Biology major and Psychology minor. I come from a beautiful, cottage country town, in Muskoka, known as Huntsville. My goal at the end of my journey at Queens is to become a high school biology and chemistry teacher as I have a passion for teaching and helping students. I look forward to meeting and helping each of you thrive in your academics, extra-curricular activities, and social life. Throughout my time at Queen’s I have developed long lasting friendships both in and outside of my program by getting involved in organizations such as Queen's Autism Partnership and basketball intramurals. There are endless opportunities for you to succeed at Queen's and my job is to help you find them. First year can feel like a true testament of your character by encountering new struggles, but also new experiences. As a PASS advisor, I never want you to feel like you are alone, so please stop in, let us help you, and enjoy the ride!

Anna Farronato
Hey everyone! My name is Anna and I am very excited to be joining the PASS team this year! I will be entering my third year as a Concurrent Education student majoring in Environmental Science. My hometown is Oakville, Ontario and I now like to call Kingston my second home. The community, spirit, and support here at Queen’s are amazing and have made my experience a great one so far. In addition to PASS, I am and Peer Learning Assistant at Stauffer Library and part of the all girls’ acapella singing group called The Caledonias. I can’t wait to get started at PASS, meet you all, and help with your transition into your first year at Queen’s! Stop by the office any time!

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

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

Lori Kilminster

Curriculum Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Andrea Labelle

Degree Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Karen McBride

Student Services Coordinator
(613) 533-2470

Kathryn Morrissey

Academic Advisor
(613) 533-2470

Katie Phillips

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

Rhonda Sullivan

Student Resource Assistant
(613) 533-2470

Dean's Office Staff

Ann Colangeli

Associate Director (Finance)

Jenny Corlett

Associate Director (International Initiatives)

Laura Costello

Development Officer
(613) 533-6000

Heather Duguay

Staffing Administrative Assistant
(613) 533-6000

Cormac Evans

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lindsey Fair

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

Amanda Fulker

Departmental and Financial Assistant
(613) 533-6000

Kelly Green

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

Jacquie Jamieson

Executive Assistant to the Dean
(613) 533-2446

Carol Kavanaugh

Senior Research and Planning Analyst
(613) 533-6000

Philomene Kocher

Staffing Administrative Secretary
(613) 533-6000

John Kraemer

Development Coordinator
(613) 533-6000

Jo-Anne Mancini

Executive Director, Development

Amanda Meekel

Departmental and Financial Assistant
(613) 533-6000

Lisa Neumann

Manager, Human Resources
(613) 533-2448

Diane Reid

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

Allison Slopack

Senior Development Officer
(613) 533-6000

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. J. Hugh Horton

Interim Vice-Dean
(613) 533-2446

Dr. Lynda Jessup

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
(613) 533-2448

Dr. Brenda Ravenscroft

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
(613) 533-2448

Dr. Sharon Regan

Acting Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
(613) 533-2448

Dr. Vicki Remenda

Associate Dean (Academic)

Dr. Gordon E. Smith

Interim Dean
(613) 533-2446

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