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 purposeE-mail
(questions about eligibility, the admission process, grades needed for admission and more)
Continuing and Distance Studies/Online
Dean's Honour
Degree Requirements/Graduation
International Programs
Letters of
(questions about adding/dropping courses, waitlists, important dates, dropping minors, etc.)
Tuition and
Transfers to Queen's
(both internal and external to Queen's)
Can't find the email you need?


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 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

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, University Ombudsman 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:

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

Anna Farronato
Hey everyone! My name is Anna and I will be entering my fourth year as a Concurrent Education student majoring in Environmental Science. This will be my second year with PASS and my first as one of the coordinators of the program. 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. There are countless resources on campus that can help you cope with troubles you may face throughout your university career, and PASS is one of those great resources! I am thrilled to be part of such a supportive program on campus and I look forward to helping you make the best of your first year experience!

Stephanie Gomes

Hello first year ArtScis! My name is Stephanie Gomes and I'm a third year Political Studies major. I'm so excited to be one of your PASS Coordinators this upcoming year. Queen's will be your home away from home, and there are a variety of resources on campus that will make this transition much easier. PASS being one of them. Feel free to stop by our office located in Dunning Hall for a chat with any of our lovely Peer Advisors. Enjoy your first year, it will be filled with memories, lessons, a nd new friendships. Cha Gheill xx

PASS Advisors

Lauren Desroches
Hey everyone! My name is Lauren Desroches.  I am a third year student, majoring in Political Studies and minoring in World Languages.  I am so excited to be a PASS advisor this year and hopefully get to know some of you. I am originally from the Georgian Bay region , and am lucky enough to spend my summers canoe tripping and exploring that area!  Apart from PASS, you may see me in the pool for intramural waterpolo, steeping tea at the Tea Room or on the mat with the Queen's Yoga Club.  First year is such an amazing experience and I know you will all be welcomed into the Queen's community with open arms.  I encourage you to stop by at any time with any and all questions and concerns you may have. Cha Gheill!

Anna Danyliuk
Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I am a fourth year Politics major and Gender Studies minor. This is my first year working with PASS and I am ecstatic to be here. I am originally from Mississauga, but Kingston is like a second home to me. In my spare time I like to cook and do crafts. I also love animals and have a few pets of my own, and foster cats for the Kingston Humane Society. I remember adjusting to first year was challenging. I understand sometimes it can seem embarrassing or stressful to ask questions to figure things out. PASS is such an excellent resource because we are here to offer confidential support and answer any questions you may have in your first year. So please feel free to stop by the PASS office at some point during your first year. Enjoy your first year at Queen’s, because you will not believe how quickly it all goes by.

Sherri Patterson

Hey all of you wonderful Queen’s students! My name is Sherri Patterson and I am a 4th year Concurrent Education student majoring in history, with a particular interest in Jewish studies. I am from the tiniest town in the middle of nowhere (I’m not kidding, I live in between forests and potato fields) just north of Toronto. This is my first year as a PASS advisor and I could not be more excited to help you find your way through the crazy maze that is academics and life at Queen’s! In addition to volunteering with PASS, I am a Circle Leader for Queen’s Students for Literacy, a volunteer with the Peer Support Centre and the Vice President External of the Concurrent Education Student’s Association. While this may seem like a lot, Queen’s has taught me that anything is possible and if you have the right resources, you can do whatever you set your mind to. Come by the office (one of my many offices) and chat sometime - I’d love to help you in whatever way possible!

Ishta Xavier

Hey! My name is Ishta Xavier and I am a 2nd year Concurrent Education student at Queen's, majoring in French, and minoring in English. I am really looking forward to being a PASS Advisor for the very first time this year! Aside from school, some of the things I love to do include, playing soccer, travelling, and sushi. I really love getting involved at Queen's and some of the extracurriculars I am a part of include, being a Teach (Con-Ed O-week leader), the Project Red Fashion Show, and the Kaleidoscope Student Mentoring Program. I also work at the Tea Room and CoGro. In my first year at Queen’s, I really came to understand the importance of balance in both my academics and extracurriculars. I have a passion for teaching and helping others and want to assist first year students with a smooth transition into university life. If you are ever in search of some positivity, encouragement, or a friendly smile, come and stop by the PASS office!

George Rumman
Hello everyone! My name is George and I am a fourth year Life Sciences major. I am very excited to be joining PASS this year, and I look forward to helping you as you prepare for a rewarding first year at Queen’s. Aside from PASS, I will also be volunteering at a dental clinic. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, cycling, as well as playing basketball and tennis. I am also currently learning how to play the guitar! First year can be overwhelming at first; whether it’s choosing courses, managing a heavy workload, or balancing academics and extracurriculars, we’re here to help! Welcome to Queen’s, and see you in September!

Ciana Henderson

Welcome to Queens! My name is Ciana and I am a 4th year student in the Concurrent Education program doing a Major in Drama and a Minor in Psychology. I am from a small town just outside of Toronto and cannot believe my time at Queen’s is almost over. This will be my second year with PASS and I could not be more excited to be back! 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!

Brianne Franklin
Hi everybody! My name is Brianne, and I am a fourth year English student with a Psychology minor. This is my first year volunteering as a P.A.S.S. Advisor and I am so excited to meet all of you undergrads!!!! In addition to P.A.S.S., I work as a Barista at the Tea Room and play intramural hockey so feel free to stop by Dunning Hall to talk about coffee + sports as well as academics. My favourite things are live music, making friends, and chocolate ice cream. I am so excited for my fourth year and can't wait to help you all with adjusting to life at Queen's and everything in between. Feel free to stop by anytime!

Allison Plummer
Hey there ArtSci '20! My name is Allison, and going into my fourth year at Queen's. During the summers I live in Toronto where I spend my time working on the lake as a lifeguard and trying not to get sunburnt. During the school year I spend my time as a Bio major, English minor (weird, I know), and am also in ConEd. Apart from academics I am on the Varsity Water Polo team and volunteer with SwimAbility Kingston, and I am really excited to be adding PASS to this list for my final year. I definitely struggled with many tough decisions over the past three years - who changes their major in second semester of third year? Me! Suffice it to say that look forward to making your decisions a little easier and to helping you start out on the path you want. Welcome to Queen's everyone!

Charissa Lam
Hello! My name is Charissa Lam and I am going into my third year majoring in Life Science and seeing if I can pick up a Math minor along the way. I am originally from Calgary and this will be my first year with PASS. Honestly, my time at Queen’s has flown by, but I can still remember how scary first year can be. I am excited to be able to meet all of you and help you navigate this transition into university. School is more than just the classes so you may be able to find me tutoring, volunteering, working with Generations or World Vision or stressing out at Cogro. Queen’s has an amazing community and one of the first things you will realize is that someone is always willing to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for that help, our door is always open.

Amber Mealing
Hello everyone! My name is Amber and I’m a third year Health Studies major and a Psychology minor. I am super excited to be part of the PASS team this year and I am looking forward meeting and helping each of you within your first year. Although I am not from Kingston, Queen’s has become my second home and I hope to be a part of your Queen’s experience that makes you love it as much as I do. First year can be stressful as there are so many new experiences, however, my best advice would be to embrace all of them with a positive attitude and get involved! Along with being a Peer Academic Advisor, I am as well a Peer Health Educator. I am passionate about helping and educating those in my community. PASS is a great resource and I hope to see you all come in and check it out!

Hanieh Ghafarian

Hi everyone! My name is Hanieh and I'm a third year Life Sciences major from Richmond Hill, Ontario. This will be my first year as a PASS advisor and I am so excited to meet all you wonderful first years! Aside from PASS, I work at KGH and volunteer at St. John's Ambulance as an AMFR. The transition from highschool to university is super exciting but can get quite overwhelming and so it is important to be aware of and take advantage of the resources available at Queen’s. We have all been through first year and can definitely ease some of the stress by giving you tips and answering any questions you might have. I cannot wait to see you all. Make sure to stop by our office!

Lydia Straznicky

Hi, my name is Lydia Straznicky and I’m in my second year at Queen’s in Life Sciences. I come from a small town called Carleton Place which is just outside of Ottawa. I love to stay active by running, playing soccer, and skiing. I also love Harry Potter, animals (especially dogs), cheesecake and binge watching anything on Netflix. There’s no place I’d rather be more than my cottage (other than Queen’s). I’m so excited to be a part of the PASS team this year.

Tania Nguyen
Welcome to Queen’s, first-years—I hope your next four years here allow for much learning and personal growth! I’m Tania, and I’m very enthusiastic about continuing to be a part of the P.A.S.S. team. This will be my second year as a peer advisor. I’m from Mississauga, but I’ve also lived in Toronto (specifically, North York), Brampton, and of course, Kingston. I’m going into my third year for English Language & Literature, and I plan on doing graduate studies in the (near?) future. Words absolutely fascinate me. I enjoy creative writing, reading, exploring philosophical questions, cooking, and learning all that I can learn. Last year, in addition to working with P.A.S.S., I also worked at Stauffer & Douglas library and copy edited for the Queen’s Journal. I’m immensely looking forward to helping our newest ArtScis out with the transition to university. If you have any questions at all, feel free to drop by Dunning! We’re all super friendly.

Zoe Clarke
Hi everyone! My name is Zoe and I am going into my second year of biology major and music minor. I absolutely love being at Queen’s able to have this double life where I can work in the lab by day, and perform music by night. This year I am looking forward to being a Gael to the class of 2020, and spending half of my time in various musical ensembles on campus – unfortunately while leaving my crazy attention-hungry horse at home. This is my first year as a PASS advisor, and I am super excited to help all of you do exactly what I did last year (and am still doing right now, honestly) – trying to figure out where on Earth life is going to take me. Please do not hesitate to stop by us here at Dunning! There is no question too small, and visitors are always welcome.

Francesca Bellantino
My name is Francesca and I am a 4th year Life Science student! I am also a varsity athlete and can often be found at the ARC pool practicing with the Queens’ Synchronized Swimming team. I volunteer as the Math/Physics tutor with Queens’ SOS and Marketing Coordinator with Queens’ World Vision. This year, I am representing my class as the 4th Year Ambassador for with the Life Science Student Council and executive member of the Queens Italian Club! This is my first year working as a PASS advisor and I so am excited to share my university knowledge and experience with you!

Hannah Streng
Hey first year friends!! My name is Hannah and I am in second year life sciences. I am originally from Ottawa, ON but I attended boarding school in the states and have been living away from home for a while now. I am super excited to get to meet lots of new, amazing people and help out all you first years through the beginning or your Queens chapter. This will be my first year as a PASS advisor and I hope to learn from all of you as you hopefully learn from me. Time management and handling your workload was definitely something I learned during my first year and would be able to share lots of advice about how to manage school, friends, jobs or anything you might have on your plate! I would strongly recommend getting involved and keeping busy because Queens has so much to offer. Don't forget to use all your resources if you are seeking help and come by to see your PASS advisors anytime!

Shani Rathuge
Hey first years! My name is Shani Rathuge and I am very excited to be joining the PASS team again for a third year! I am in my fourth 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!

Jenny Gao
Hi! My name is Jenny and I am a 5th year Philosophy major. Over the past four years I have taken a variety of courses, some of which are relevant to my choice of study. As a student of the ArtsSci faculty, I am able to explore a multitude of disciplines from physiology to psychology to linguistics before deciding on my academic concentration. In addition to volunteering for P.A.S.S, I work as one of the co-heads for Riot Theatre, a student-run workshopping company. I have also been an Orientation Leader for both first-year and exchange students, a member of Lost Paws (Queens in association with the Kingston Humane Society), Queen's Climbing Club, and tentatively, the Track and Field Team. I look forward to another thrilling year with the Queen's community.

Hannah Brooks

My name is Hannah, I’m a fourth 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 second 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!

Rajiv Tanwani

Hello everyone! My name is Raj and I’m heading into my second year at Queen’s! I am a Life Sciences major with the hopes of pursuing a career in either medicine or research once I complete my undergraduate studies. Asides from PASS, I’m also a Residence Don and an executive member of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH). I thoroughly enjoy being involved in various activities on campus and I would highly recommend getting involved as a way to enhance your university experience and make amazing friends! 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!

Student Services Staff

Kerri Andrews

Student Resource Assistant
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Cindy Butts

Registration Coordinator
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Heather Carter

Academic Advisor/Assistant Degree Coordinator
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Tammy Donnelly

Information Coordinator
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Haley Everson

Appeals Coordinator and Academic Advisor
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Spring Forsberg-Lewis

Academic Advisor
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Michelle Gallant

Senior Associate to the Associate Deans (Studies)
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Joyce Hunter

Academic Counselling Services Manager
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Lori Kilminster

Curriculum Coordinator
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Andrea Labelle

Degree Coordinator
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Karen McBride

Student Services Coordinator
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Academic Advisor
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Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans (Studies)
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Katherine Scott

Student Services Administrator
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Rhonda Sullivan

Student Resource Assistant
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Maggie Veneman

Student Resource Assistant
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Dean's Office Staff

Sarah Chapman

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
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Jenny Corlett

Director (International Initiatives)

Laura Costello

Senior Development Officer
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Heather Duguay

Staffing Administrative Assistant
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Cormac Evans

Director, Strategic Initiatives

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Director, Marketing and Communications
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Departmental and Financial Assistant
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Kelly Green

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Kellie Hart

Director (Finance)

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Executive Assistant to the Dean
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Carol Kavanaugh

Senior Research and Planning Analyst
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John Kraemer

Development Officer
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Jo-Anne Mancini

Executive Director, Development

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Manager, Human Resources
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Allison Slopack

Senior Development Officer
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Lisa Sykes

Senior Development Officer
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Steve Tanner

Executive Director, Finance and Administration
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The Dean and Associate Deans

Dr. Johanne Bénard

Associate Dean (Admission & Recruitment) and Associate Dean (Studies)
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Sue Blake

Assistant Dean (Studies)
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Dr. J. Hugh Horton

Interim Vice-Dean
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Dr. Lynda Jessup

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
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Dr. Brenda Ravenscroft

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
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Dr. Sharon Regan

Acting Associate Dean (Graduate Students and Research)
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Dr. Vicki Remenda

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Dr. Gordon E. Smith

Interim Dean
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