Expanding Horizons

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Personal Support

  • Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
  • Health Counselling & Disability Services (HCDS)
  • Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS)
  • School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
  • Student Affairs (SA) and its departments
Student Academic Success Services

The newly formed Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is an amalgamation of the Writing Centre and Learning Strategies departments.

A department of Student Affairs and an integral partner in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Student Academic Success Services (SASS) provides essential academic support to students transitioning into, through, and eventually out of university into the workplace or on to further study.  The department’s programs and services are designed to enhance students’ capacity to fulfill their learning goals and academic potential at Queen’s.

Offering one on one consultations and collaborating with the School of Graduate Studies to host the Dissertation Boot Camp, SASS also hosts Thesis Writing Support Groups and is a partner in the Expanding Horizons workshop series.

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Health Counselling & Disability Services

Health Services provides confidential, student-centred health care. Our staff is made up of family physicians and registered nurses with a special interest in the health issues of students.

Counselling Services work to foster student success and well-being while providing services that respect the values and unique needs of all people. University can offer many positive opportunities for engagement, growth, and learning; it can also be a source of pressure, stress, and overwhelming experiences. Sometimes these challenges, while tough on their own, can magnify other difficulties or trigger emotional vulnerabilities as well. Counselling Services encourages you to come in and make an appointment.

Disability Services offer services and supports directly tailored to your needs to assist you in pursuing your university education. The Disability Services Group is comprised of service providers uniquely qualified to recommend and provide appropriate services to students with specific disabilities.

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Society of Graduate & Professional Students

The SGPS offers a lot of great services to members. Learn about all the things the SGPS can do for you.

  • Career Services - can help students with employment, education and career decisions. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff that can offer useful strategies and tips. They offer several innovative and specialty programs and services. They help prepare students for the transition into any work place.
  • Student Advisors - offer advice and advocacy services to graduate and professional students in issues concerning their well-being while here at Queen's. In addition, they act as an effective referral service for issues and needs that fall outside of our jurisdiction or expertise.
  • Awards / Support - The SGPS and Queen's offer a number of award and support opportunities for graduate and professional students. Check out the scholarships, bursaries, grants, emergency student aid and other financial help opportunties available.
  • Housing - If you are looking for a place to live or you are looking to fill an empty room in your house, this is a great place to start.

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School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) extends all formal offers of admission, administers graduate awards, tracks student academic progress, coordinates oral examinations and receives all final master's and doctoral theses. It also provides an avenue for advice and appeal when student problems cannot be resolved within the graduate program.

A graduate education is an investment and Queen's is committed to helping students make the most of it.

School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, 4th Floor, Room 425
www.queensu.ca/sgs

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Student Affairs

Student Affairs is a division whose staff champion the student experience by supporting and empowering students.

Our departments provide and connect students with the support, services and facilities they need to maximize every opportunity for learning and living on campus and in the community.

Through a diverse array of programs and services, we complement, enable and advocate for all student involvement - whether through campus employment, membership in clubs and organizations, participation in athletics or recreational activities, association with faculty societies, or contributions to student governments like the SGPS (Society of Graduate and Professional Students).

We want to ensure that a Queen's education is rooted in good health, good friends, and good experiences, creating a richer, fuller, more rewarding university life.

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