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Queen's University

Graduate Courses

Link to online Graduate Course Calendar

SGS Courses:

  • AODA 800: Accessible Customer Service - compulsory online
  • SGS 804: Human Research Ethics (CORE) - online (mandatory for all grad students conducting research involving human subjects)
  • SGS 901: Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • E thesis - online


AODA-800: Accessible Customer Service online tutorial - compulsory

To all graduate students who began a new graduate degree program on or after September 1, 2011:

Hosted on the Equity Office site at:

In February 2011, Queen's University approved that  all new graduate students shall receive mandatory training in accessible customer services, as required by the Government of Ontario, under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).  The applicable regulation appears in the calendar of the School of Graduate Studies here:

Queen's graduate students will satisfy the requirement by completing the online course created for this purpose, AODA-800 Accessible Customer Service Training.   The training provided by the course meets the regulatory requirement of the Act,  and in your role as a graduate student interacting with other students, faculty, staff, visitors and members of the community, will provide valuable insight into accessibility.

To begin the online course, you will need your Queen's email address and your student number.  The course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete and can be accessed at:

Please direct questions to Monica Corbett, School of Graduate Studies ( ).

Equity Office Link

SGS 804: Human Research Ethics (CORE) online tutorial

The TriAgency online course in Human Research Ethics is a mandatory requirement for all graduate students conducting research involving human subjects. If graduate students wish to have this course appear on their transcript then  they must register in SGS 804.

The online course is now hosted on the Government of Canada's Panel on Research Ethics at

CORE uses the same interactive structure and framework as CHRPP (developed by Queen's) and, like CHRPP is based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) is the joint research ethics policy statement of the federal research agencies –Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

CORE provides an applied approach to the guidance provided in TCPS 2. This self-paced course is a media-rich learning experience that features interactive exercises and multi-disciplinary examples. CORE consists of eight modules ranging from Core Principles to REB Review.

This interactive program will provide you with essential knowledge and understanding of the ethical treatment of human research participants.   It will also provide you with the tools to navigate quickly and effectively the process of applying for research ethics clearance.


SGS 901- Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Winter 2013: Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. beginning on January 8

This course is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the disciplines who want to become skilled, thoughtful, and confident teachers in higher education.  The goal of the course is to foster understanding and reflection about learning approaches and effective teaching in a university setting.

SGS 901 will help you develop a better understanding of learning and a personal commitment to teaching. Classes will be task-oriented and place major emphasis on collaboration, self-direction, and participation; students will assemble teaching portfolios to record their learning, will try out and demonstrate a range of teaching methods, and will use self- and peer-assessment techniques to monitor their progress.

For further information:

E Thesis tutorial

Queen’s University requires students to submit their theses and dissertations (ETDs) electronically. Students can use the available MS Word template to write their theses, store and develop their thesis in a secure online environment (QShare), and submit their final, accepted thesis electronically (in PDF format ) for archiving and distribution via the Queen’s digital repository, QSpace.

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