Initiative Campaign

Queen's will be the destination for exceptional people

[Queen's students]

Queen’s has long been a destination for people with initiative. Our students are more than just bright. They want to push the limits of what can be achieved. They come to Queen’s eager to be inspired and to turn their initiative into results.

Our faculty are attracted to Queen’s for the same reason: they want to work in an environment where scholarship is a balanced partnership between discovery and teaching, where innovative minds with a well-rounded perspective come together in different ways.

With the Initiative Campaign, we will secure our place as the destination of choice for exceptional undergraduates and graduate students, and faculty from across Canada and around the world. We will put learners – whether students, faculty, staff or alumni – at the centre of our scholarship, where their inquiry addresses today's issues and tomorrow's challenges. And we will match their imagination and determination with a learning experience that engages and challenges them.

To do this, the Initiative Campaign will:

Increase dramatically our merit- and need-based assistance for students from all programs and years

We want a student population that reflects the diversity of Canada. We want the Queen’s experience to be open to qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. We must be prepared to give them the ability and incentive to choose us.

Create exceptional graduate support and financial assistance packages

Securing top-calibre graduate students – essential to our teaching and research – will require funding that allows us to be responsive to the changing needs of our students and to new scholarship initiatives.

Offer well-resourced faculty opportunities to support the learning environment and engage in discovery

We will secure funding for Chairs, Professors and Fellows in areas of national and international importance. And we will be thinking ahead, renewing our faculty with the emerging leaders who will shape inquiry in the future.

Invest in the programs and supports that will allow us to double the percentage of undergraduate international enrolment in the next decade and ensure our curriculum reflects a world-view

In today’s university, students expect to graduate with not only depth of knowledge but a breadth of understanding within an international context. We will develop globally-engaged students who come to Queen’s from all over the world.