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Ancillary Fees

Ancillary Fees support activities and services provided by the university and by student governments, and their faculty/school societies, and clubs.  

The provincial government’s Student Choice Initiative includes a framework that defines non-tuition student fees as either mandatory or optional.  Mandatory fees include Athletics and Recreation, a Kingston Transit bus pass, Walkhome, and student wellness services. Optional fees support a variety of services, and campus and local groups and organizations. Under the Student Choice Initiative, students must be given the opportunity to learn about the fees, and make informed decisions about their choices regarding those that are optional. 

Detailed fee descriptions about each fee and links to more information are available below.

More information is also posted to the Alma Mater Society (AMS) fees webpage for undergraduate students, and the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) fees webpage for graduate and professional students. Please visit their websites for detailed information about each fee.

Students can opt-out of optional fees, online through SOLUS, between September 3rd and 30th, 2019. The opt-out process can only be completed once per year. Students are encouraged to learn about the fees so they are able to make informed decisions about their choices since once confirmed, selections are final.

 

Undergraduate Programs (includes Arts and Science, Commerce, Concurrent Education, Engineering and Applied Science, MBA, Nursing)

Mandatory Fees

Group

Fee Amount

Academic Grievance Centre
The Academic Grievance Centre helps with academic grievances, regulations, and disciplinary issues. Their knowledgeable volunteers can be a resource and support if you have a problem or simply need someone to listen.
 

$1.01

Athletics and Recreation
On-campus fitness centre; includes gymnasiums, squash courts, weight rooms, cardio zone, women’s only gym, aquatic pool, dance studios, and more. A wide breath of programming from varsity; intramurals; fitness and casual recreation is offered. Students can use their Queen’s student card to gain access to a multitude of active living opportunities.  Locker rooms have showers, with laundry service available. 
 

$295.82

Bus-It
Annual transit pass that enables students to ride all Kingston Transit bus routes an unlimited number of times, including express routes. This transit pass is valid all 12 months of the year.

 

$91.80

Campus Observation Room
The Campus Observation Room (COR) is a harm-reduction program run by Student Wellness Services that aims to reduce the risk of alcohol-related injury by assessing and monitoring intoxicated students. The funds collected from this fee go towards the cost of the detox staff salaries, the COR student coordinator, and the purchase of cots, linens, and other essential materials.

$0.85

First Aid Unit, Queen's
On-call and event-based service providing prompt response that is both confidential and free-of-charge. This service is available 24/7 during the regular academic year, excluding Thanksgiving weekend, Reading Week, and exam periods. 
 

$3.75

JDUC Accessibility Fund
This fee has been committed to the JDUC Redevelopment Capital Project to improve physical accessibility features for the redeveloped building.
 

$2.50

JDUC Accessibility Fund - Admin. Fee
Administrative support for the JDUC Accessibility Fund.
 

$0.35

JDUC Redevelopment Fee
Supports the redevelopment of the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) into an accessible, sustainable, vibrant, and modern student centre at the crossroads of campus.

$40.00

 
Peer Support Centre
Provides undergraduates with confidential, non-judgmental, and empathetic peer-based support on a range of topics including academic grievances, financial issues, oppression/discrimination, sexual assault, mental health, and more.
 

$8.00

Peer Support Centre - Admin. Fee
Administrative support for the Peer Support Centre

$3.59

Queen's Student Constables
A peer-to-peer security service that embodies students being responsible for students. They work to keep everyone safe by upholding AMS and universities rules and regulations at sanctioned events and venues around campus.
 

$11.29

Queen's Student Constables - Admin. Fee
Administrative support for the Queen's Student Constables
 

$2.39

Student Health Evening Clinic
Evening hours increases student access to Wellness Services. Since September 2017, SWS has been open four evenings a week from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Evening services include same-day and booked appointments with family doctors and with counselors. The funds go towards salaries and benefits of health care providers and administrative staff, and the purchase of supplies and equipment.
 

$3.75

Student ID Card
Student ID sticker to indicate AMS membership and eligibility for certain AMS membership benefits

$1.05

Student Life Centre
Comprises the JDUC, Queen's Centre, and 51 Bader Lane (the Grey House). They provide bookable space for student groups and other members of the Queen's community, free programming for students, and information to all campus visitors.

$33.64

Student Life Centre  -  Admin. Fee
Administrative support for the Student Life Centre.

$5.75

Student Wellness Services
Student Wellness Services’ interdisciplinary team provides a range of individual and group programs and services including medical care, mental health care, accessibility services and health promotion activities. The funds go into are allocated towards salaries, benefits, supplies, equipment, professional development and programming. For more information about all of their programs and services please visit
https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/home

$62.17

Telephone Aid Line Kingston
A confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening support service. Their volunteers provide distress, crisis, befriending, and information support. Volunteers do not give advice but provide support and a safe place to talk. 
 

$0.75

Walkhome
Walkhome is a student-run, completely anonymous and confidential safety service that provides safe walks to students both on campus and within the Kingston community

$21.54

Walkhome - Admin. Fee
Administrative support for Walkhome
 

$4.42

Total

$594.42

Optional Fees

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | J | K | L | M | N | O |P | Q | R | S | T | U | W |

A

 

Group

Fee Amount

Accessibility Queen's

Accessibility Queen's (AQ) is an AMS committee responsible for allocating funds collected from this student fee towards initiatives and projects that will enhance student accessibility on-campus. These measures systemically address accessibility challenges that students face, including but not limited to academic, social, physical, or financial barriers. Some past projects include technology upgrades in computer labs, establishing an accessibility award, installing new accessibility features in student buildings, and subsidies for travel costs for students facing healthcare challenges. You can reach AQ at accessibility@ams.queensu.ca

$0.50

AMS Food Bank

Located in JDUC Room 343, the AMS Food Bank provides confidential and non-judgmental food services to members of the Queen’s community on a daily basis. We are a non-profit organization, which aims to combat food insecurity in the most comfortable environment possible. The student fee is crucial in funding upkeep of the Food Bank and in the purchasing of food, such as fruits, vegetables, milk, rice, meat and other food items.

The AMS Food Bank provides a reliable and confidential service that aims to provide students with healthy food options as they pursue academic achievement. We also seek to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in order to alleviate—and ultimately eliminate—barriers to accessing healthy food options and resources amongst Queen’s students. We also work closely with other relevant organizations in the Queen’s and Kingston community.

They can be reached at foodbank@ams.queensu.ca, www.AMSfoodbank.com, or (613) 533-6000 ext. 32737.

$2.00

AMS Membership Fee

The AMS Membership Fee grants participating students access to: apply to more than 700 positions in the AMS and its services; take part in more than 250 student-run clubs, including conferences, community service organizations, and other activities; volunteer in student-run services, committees, and initiatives like the Peer Support Centre and Food Bank; receive exclusive deals at AMS businesses like the Common Ground, Tricolour Outlet, and Queen’s Pub; vote in certain elections and referenda / stand for AMS election; access to a wide range of AMS grants and bursaries.

The AMS advocates, serves, and represents the interests of Queen’s students to the University, as well as to the municipal, provincial, and federal governments. The AMS engages in education and advocacy campaigns on topics such as mental health, sexual violence, discrimination, academics, and other issue relevant to undergraduates.

By providing free resources to students (like the Housing Resource Centre and Academic Grievance Centre), they try to make your time at Queen’s as comfortable and fulfilling as it can be. By supporting the clubs community at Queen’s they also seek to enrich the Queen’s experience. You can find out more at www.myams.org

$52.38

ASUS Orientation Fundraising Fee

The ASUS Orientation Fundraising Fee strives to finance all Arts & Science Orientation events that contribute to the ASUS Orientation fundraising campaign. ASUS Orientation Week facilitates a variety of events centred around community engagement and charitable contributions, while enhancing the Orientation experience for incoming Arts & Science students. Events include the Sidewalk Sale and the Mudmoiselle: Queen’s Edition. At the Sidewalk sale, all Queen’s students can engage with the Kingston community and get to know local businesses & campus initiatives, all while supporting the Orientation Week fundraising campaign. With events like the Mudmoiselle: Queen’s Edition, students can participate in a Mud Run to raise awareness for the Orientation fundraising campaign. Throughout ASUS Orientation Week students are able to have a memorable introduction to the Queen’s and Kingston communities, while supporting a good cause! This Fee will continue to support the highly successful fundraising efforts of ASUS Orientation.

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$0.75

  B

 

Group

Fee Amount

Ban Righ Centre Mature Student Bursary

The foundation supports academic success for mature women students at Queen’s, including those with children. The bursary is a needs-based financial service available to mature women students

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$1.00

  C

 

Group

Fee Amount

Camp Outlook

Created in 1970 by a Queen's medical student, Camp Outlook is an independent, local, volunteer run, charitable camp for disadvantaged youth from in and around Kingston. Their mission is to provide young people a chance to develop their sense of self-worth, inner strength, and capacity to succeed. They provide wilderness canoe trips in the summer, and day and overnight outdoors activities during the school year. Campers are referred to them by schools, social agencies, and other professionals. Activities are free for their campers and volunteers.

They use their opt-out fee to help cover training and certifying volunteers. There is no experience necessary for their volunteer trip leaders; they provide all the training and certifications necessary to lead safe and fun trips! They hire volunteers for their fall/winter program in September, and for their summer program in January/February. Check out campoutlook.ca for more information and to see how to get involved!

$1.00

Campus Safety and Risk Management

The Campus Safety & Risk Management Program is an AMS program that works collaboratively with event organizers of AMS ratified clubs, faculty societies and their committees and clubs to manage potential risks associated with student-run events. Education is a fundamental objective of the program and therefore guidance and assistance is provided to event organizers with the planning, preparation and execution of their events. Events that have been approved are automatically covered by a comprehensive general liability commercial insurance policy.

$6.92

Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare

The mission of CUCOH is to develop a conference that informs undergraduate students of the current state of Canadian healthcare and engages them in discussions with other students and professionals to develop leadership, inspiration, and an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare in Canada. The objectives are to present a cohesive overview of the current state of Canadian healthcare and explore specific areas of future change, increase the exchange of knowledge between professionals and students from across Canada through discussion and debate, encourage student research in the sciences through a poster competition, present a broad perspective of the Canadian medical sector by introducing a range of topics that highlights the diversity of health-related professions, and initiate a well-informed and proactive generation of leaders by providing early involvement in diverse health-related professions that will shape the future of Canadian healthcare.

$0.35

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Provides resources, programming, professional teaching development opportunities for all aspects of teaching, curriculum development for all members of the teaching community at Queen’s, including students serving as Teaching Assistants.

$2.00

CFRC 101.9 FM

CFRC 101.9 FM at Queen's University is the world’s longest running campus radio station.  CFRC is a non-profit, student and community volunteer-powered media outlet offering diverse music & spoken word content. Student fees support operational costs including broadcast and podcast training, recording and pod/broadcast of student-focused content, maintenance and repair of equipment, and translatable job skills training for students in media, communications, research, journalism, marketing, event planning, audio production and more.  They also offer free public service announcement service for student groups and non-profits seeking to raise awareness about events, deadlines, and services!  Visit their website at www.CFRC.ca and drop by to visit your campus radio station in Lower Carruthers Hall!  Learn more about podcasting by visiting podcast.cfrc.ca

 

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$8.22

  D

 

Group

Fee Amount

Dawn House Women’s Shelter

Dawn House provides women experiencing homelessness with a place they can call home that is non-judgemental where they are treated with empathy, dignity and respect. By bringing women together, Dawn House strives to build a strong community through peer support, social events, common spaces within the building, leadership opportunities and resident engagement in activities such as gardening and a community kitchen. Additionally, Dawn House provides individualized client-driven wellness based on-site supports and programming and assists women with basic necessities including food, clothing and personal hygiene products. Dawn House provides work placement and leadership opportunities for Queen’s students enrolled in various disciplines, and participates in studies and research projects tackling socio-economic issues, homelessness, mental health and addiction.  For female students who may be facing eviction or homelessness, Dawn House is able to provide advocacy, support and in certain crisis situations, short-term emergency shelter.

$0.85

DECA Queen’s

DECA Queen's has evolved from a standard student-run conference into a leading forum of business professionals that influence the student leaders of tomorrow. Every November the DECA Queen's Invitational Conference takes place, bringing together students leaders from across Queen's and beyond. Through fast-paced case competitions, stimulating evening keynotes, and skill building workshops, DECA Queen's provides a fantastic three-day experience for all students of all backgrounds with a drive for business. They offer the competitors, ranging from 15 universities across Ontario and Quebec, in all years of their education, and with a variety of interests, the ability to compete in 6 different categories. They include: Management Consulting, Consumer Marketing, Accounting & Corporate Finance, Sports and Entertainment Strategy, International Business, and a final rotating category. This year their Conference takes place on November 22-24, and you can keep posted for updates from the DECA Queen's Facebook page or on their website, www.decaqueens.com

 

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$0.50

  E

 

Group

Fee Amount

Enactus Queen’s

Through financial literacy, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurial, personal, and professional development, Enactus strives to improve the lives of individuals in the Kingston community, as well as on a national and global scale.

$0.50

Exercise is Medicine Canada @ Queen’s

Exercise is Medicine Queen's aims to promote physical activity as a means of prevention and treatment of illness and disease by providing information and resources on the health benefits of physical activity to students, community members, and health care providers and hosting healthy active living events throughout the year.

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$0.25

  F

 

Group

Fee Amount

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, the Centre supports the well-being of the Indigenous Community at Queen’s as well as Indigenous students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

$1.00

FreshSight Queen’s

FreshSight Queen’s provides pro-bono consulting services to local charities and national non-profit organizations. They provide students an opportunity to develop their professional skill set in a rewarding environment.  

$0.55

Friday Friends

An informal group mentorship program that seeks to facilitate the social and personal development of young adults with intellectual disabilities through a variety of social activities with Queen’s students.

$0.40

Friends of MSF Queen’s

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or Doctors without Borders) is an international humanitarian organization that provides rapid emergency medical relief to areas with little or no medical infrastructure, operating independently from political, economic, and religious influences. Friends of MSF provides students with the opportunity to engage with global health issues by raising awareness and support for this lifesaving work. Initiatives include Queen’s Global Health Summit, Queen’s Walk without Borders, charity concerts, and speaker series.  They provide their members with information about the nature of national and overseas volunteer work in hopes that they will consider volunteering. MSF’s missions are accomplished through the combined efforts of professionals from a wide range of fields, medical and otherwise. As such, Friends of MSF: Queen’s Chapter strives to recruit members from all faculties. For more information, please contact them at msf.friends.queens@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page

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$0.25

  G

 

Group

Fee Amount

Girls Inc. at Queen’s

A campus-based chapter of Girls Inc. Canada whose goal is to unite the student body, as well as the Kingston community, in order to educate them on various gender issues as well as provide opportunities to get involved in Girls Inc.

$0.15

Global Brigades Queen’s Chapter

A chapter of Global Medical Brigades, an international movement of students and medical professionals working to implement sustainable health systems in rural and under-resourced communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana.

$0.15

Golden Words

Golden Words is a student-run humour publication founded in 1967 by EngSoc. It is the largest comedy organization on campus, producing articles and hosting events throughout the year. They accept contributions from all Queen’s students.

$2.00

Good Times Diner

Good Times Diner is a student-run soup kitchen that provides a volunteer experience for Queen’s students to help serve meals to low-income individuals in the Kingston community.

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$0.50

  H

 

Group

Fee Amount

Helen Tufts Child Outreach Program

All-volunteer program for elementary school children from under-resourced families in Kingston's north end who meet one-on-one with Queen's University students for tutoring in a relaxed, fun environment.

$0.60

HIV and AIDS Regional Services

Since 1988, HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) has provided comprehensive services including education, prevention and support for people living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.  They approach their work from a sex-positive, intersectional, anti-racism/anti-oppression, and harm reduction framework as they advocate for broader social change to reduce stigma and discrimination. Their office features a drop-in space, where they offer food programs, practical supports as well as referrals to other services in the community. HARS’ Harm Reduction program distributes free harm reduction supplies including Naloxone and condoms. In addition, their multi-use space can booked by community groups. They provide opportunities for students to do placements or conduct community based research. As well, Queens students, staff and faculty volunteer in various capacities, including serving on their Board of Directors. For more information, visit www.hars.ca or Follow/Like us @HARS Kingston. 

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$0.75

  J

 

Group

Fee Amount

Jack.Org

Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young people to revolutionize mental health. Through Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health.

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$0.30

  K

 

Group

Fee Amount

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) mission is to support and develop Canada’s national cinema.  Only 3% of the national box office is spent on Canadian content, however, these films are telling important stories of Canadians living coast-to-coast-to-coast. For that conversation to flourish, Canadian audiences need access to Canadian films. Founded in 2001 by a Queen’s student, KCFF has grown to become the globe’s largest all-Canadian film and media festival and the student demographic plays a pertinent role in its success. Students can: “create” through dedicated showcase opportunities for student films and projects, “learn” as the Fest offers a number of workshops, panels, Q&A’s, and networking events with industry leaders, “engage” through paid work-study, internships, or volunteer opportunities that execute the KCFF, and “attend” films, special events, etc. ranging from free to low cost for students. The festival takes place every March in downtown Kingston.  Visit kingcanfilmfest.com to learn more!

$0.50

Kingston Loving Spoonful Charity

The fee to Loving Spoonful supports the pick up of surplus, fresh food from Queen’s campus restaurants.  This reduces food waste and greenhouse gas emissions and provides the healthy food for 12,000 meals to 50 agencies in Kingston serving those who need good food.  They support Soul Food during exams, reading weeks and breaks.  It’s a huge benefit to the community and a cost-effective program.  Loving Spoonful also runs school garden programs at 21 elementary schools across the Kingston Region and leads Community Kitchens workshops connecting people with good food and other programming to advance the community.  They love volunteers and can't operate without them.  So whether you want to do a paper for a class on food security, attend a Community Kitchen program, help in elementary school gardens or deliver fresh food, check out their website:  www.lovingspoonful.org    

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$0.95

  L

 

Group

Fee Amount

Legal Aid

Queen’s Legal Aid (“QLA”) has been a vital part of the Queen’s community for decades.  QLA operates under a funding agreement with Legal Aid Ontario that allows law students, working under the direct supervision of a lawyer, to provide legal services to economically disadvantaged residents of the City of Kingston.  The fee enables QLA to extend eligibility for their free legal services to participating Queen’s students, regardless of the student’s family income.  QLA represents eligible Queen’s students with disputes with their landlords before the Landlord and Tenant Board, in Small Claims Court matters, and on minor criminal charges and charges laid under the Provincial Offences Act, including Highway Traffic Act matters. In addition, fee-paying students are also eligible for additional free legal services, including commissioning and notarizing documents and certifying true copies, such as documents that are required for international travel purposes, and applications for membership in professional regulatory bodies. 

$5.50

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

LGAC is an organization that supports the Kingston community through advocating for gender empowerment. Funding goes to programming, workshops, and grants we provide students and local organizations for equity initiatives.

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$1.00

  M

 

Group

Fee Amount

Muse Magazine

MUSE Magazine is the digital and print creative platform for Queen's students. MUSE strives to form a bridge between the inspiring and the aspiring, publishing thought-provoking articles and pushing boundaries with editorials. You can find them engaging with the Queen's community on Instagram (@musexqueens) or publishing daily on their website (muse-magazine.com). Twice annually, MUSE publishes a magazine free of charge, handed out at major locations on campus. Throughout the year, MUSE strives to connect like-minded individuals and foster a creative community through various events, contests, submission calls, and panels. 

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$0.50

  N

 

Group

Fee Amount

NeuGeneration Conference on Neuroscience

NeuGeneration is a two-day conference held on campus, that is organized by a group of undergraduate students who share a common interest in neuroscience.  Every year, the multi-faceted field attracts a diverse group of delegates from Queen’s and other Canadian Universities, that join together for a weekend of thought-provoking talks, interactive workshops, and challenging case-competitions. As an organization we strive to provide delegates with an experience that leaves them with new ideas, questions to ponder, new relationships made with individuals in the field, and most importantly unique memories and inspiration to continue learning. 

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$0.30

  O

 

Group

Fee Amount

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

OUSA represents the interests of approximately 150,000 professional and undergraduate, university students at 8 student associations across Ontario. Fees contribute to the infrastructure to support conferences and advocacy.

$3.14

OPIRG

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston at Queen’s University (OPIRG) is Queen’s campus-based centre of community-based research, education, and action supporting social and environmental justice. 

$3.00

Oxfam Queen’s

Oxfam is a social rights club that is part of the larger Oxfam international organization. They focus on raising awareness and money around important local and global issues that increase equality and reduce poverty. By holding fundraisers such as Oxjam and the Hunger Banquet, they focus on these important social issues to make a difference in the lives of those who are not given the same rights and responsibilities. The fee goes towards holding fundraisers and events to contribute to the Kingston and international community.

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$0.75

  P

 

Group

Fee Amount

Project Red

Project Red works to make heart health fashionable through an annual fashion show, run and many other events while raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We educate students on heart disease and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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$1.00

  Q

 

Group

Fee Amount

Queen’s Aero Design Team

The Queen’s Aero Design Team (QADT) is the foremost resource for Queen’s University students seeking to learn about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design, construction, and operation. Composed of engineering students from a wide range of disciplines and years of experience, the team is grouped into five major divisions: Aerodynamics, Structural, Software, Communications, and Electronics. Through mentorship, dedicated projects, and independent learning within each division, members develop the technical and soft skills necessary for a career in engineering. For competition each year the team designs and builds a novel system composed of a fixed-wing (plane), a drone, and a ground station. The team competes in a Pan-Canadian Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition giving students operational experience with UAV technology in a task-based scenario. The mission is to provide unique opportunities for students to learn, explore, and experience all aspects of aircraft design and construction in a team environment while developing innovative designs. For more information, please visit www.qadt.ca or email us at aero@engsoc.queensu.ca

$0.50

Queen’s Artificial Intelligence Hub

QMIND gives over 100 students experience in machine learning through design projects with companies and through research, while providing career opportunities. We strive to create learning opportunities for anyone interested in this space.

$0.50

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC)

QBACC is a student-run environmental activism / advocacy group that seeks to respond to the seriousness of climate change and other prominent environmental issues. Fees used to attend conferences and run campaigns.

$0.75

Queen’s Baja SAE Design Team

The Queen’s Baja SAE Design Team is a group of undergraduates from all backgrounds who design, build, and race an off-road racing vehicle from the ground up to compete in the North American Baja SAE Series.

$0.69

Queen’s Bands

Representing Queen’s since 1905, the oldest student marching band in Canada, performing at football, volleyball, and hockey games and at alumni events and parades.  Funding used for equipment, uniform maintenance and travel costs to events. 

$4.15

Queen’s Best Buddies

Queen’s Best Buddies is an affiliate of Best Buddies Canada, an international organization that aims to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to have experiences that many people take for granted. Queen’s Best Buddies facilitates and supports friendships between students and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Kingston community. Students are paired with a buddy and are responsible for contacting their buddy regularly and meeting their buddy biweekly for a one-on-one activity. Time spent together may include going for coffee, watching movies, going to the mall, attending a local sporting event, engaging in physical activity, etc. Queen’s Best Buddies also hosts regular chapter-wide events where everyone is invited to socialize and enjoy refreshments, crafts, dancing, and other activities. The goal is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships while fostering respect and understanding. To learn more, visit the Facebook page “Queen’s University Best Buddies”

$0.50

Queen’s Blood Team

The Queen’s University Blood Team works with Canadian Blood Services to raise awareness about blood donation on and off campus, and to facilitate monthly clinics. QUBT also holds Stem Cell Registry events, as well as works with Transplant Advocate Association to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.

$0.25

Queen’s Bridge Building Team

The Queen’s Bridge Building Team (QBBT) is a multi-disciplinary engineering design team consisting of sub-teams that design and construct innovative bridges solely from popsicle sticks, white glue, and dental floss.

$0.25

Queen’s Chapter West Africa AIDS Foundation

QWAAF aims to raise funds and awareness to support the West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF). They work to provide better opportunities to those in Ghana who are underprivileged with regards to receiving basic healthcare and education.

$0.40

Queen’s Concrete Canoe Team

The concrete canoe team is a student run engineering design team who designs develops and constructs a canoe made entirely of concrete and completes in the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition with universities internationally.

$0.50

Queen’s Concrete Toboggan Team

The Queen’s Concrete Toboggan Team works throughout the year to design and construct a toboggan, which is then taken to compete in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.  

$0.25

Queen’s Conference on Education

Queen’s Conference on Education (QCE) is a not-for-profit conference open to all undergraduates and faculties. The conference is tailored for anyone who is interested in expanding and enriching their educational viewpoints.

$0.75

Queen’s Correctional Service Volunteers

Queen's Correctional Service Volunteers connect interested Queen’s Students with volunteer opportunities in Correctional Services Canada. They work on federal offender rehabilitation and reintegration in four Kingston penitentiaries.

$0.10

Queen’s Debating Union

Established in 1843, the QDU is the oldest student organization on campus, and one of the oldest in North America. The QDU represents Queen’s at National, North American, and World Championships.

$1.40

Queen’s Diabetes Society

Queen’s Diabetes Society is a support network for students with Type 1 Diabetes at Queen’s. 

$0.08

Queen’s Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is an organization that strives to find innovative ways to counter global poverty using systems thinking and design, and challenges the status quo of the Aid Industry. The Queen's Chapter is separated into over 10 different portfolios each focused on a specific field, including Fair Trade, Food Systems, Environment, and Global Mental Health. The chapter aims to make sustainable change on a local, national, and global scale, while providing leadership training and critical thinking skills to its members. Annually, the chapter hosts an entrepreneur from Sub-Saharan Africa for a week as a part of the Kumvana Fellowship program, where the entrepreneur is connected with Canadian members of their industry. A current project launched by Queen's EWB is the Kingston Sharing Library, where members of the community will be able to rent equipment, like camping equipment, tools, landscaping equipment, and more. 

$1.25

Queen’s Events Project

A campus community resource featuring upcoming arts, academic, and social events at Queen's through QueensEvents.ca. Funding goes towards marketing, website development and training.

$0.50

Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics Conference

Queen's Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) is the premier Canadian undergraduate conference working towards the intersectional empowerment of women in the political realm. Our mandate is to motivate female leadership in politics by providing young women with the necessary skills, tools, and connections to succeed. Our annual conference is a three-day event where over 150 students from across Canada participate to engage with our inspiring speakers, skill-building workshops, and meaningful networking opportunities. To learn more, visit www.qflip.ca

$0.25

Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine Team

Queen’s Genetically Engineered Machine (QGEM) is the Queen’s University chapter of International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM). They are an interdisciplinary design team that uses innovations in engineering, genetics, and biochemistry to tackle a highly relevant research question. They plan and execute a cutting-edge project each summer, providing employment opportunities for students from all programs and giving students a unique platform to develop their problem solving, teamwork, leadership, and laboratory skills. Each fall, they represent Canada and Queen’s University at the iGEM giant jamboree competition held in Boston, MA. They have a long history of success, having won consecutive gold medals and fostered start-up companies. They serve to inspire fellow students to use synthetic biology as a tool to push academic limits and explore synthetic biology in a safe and mentored environment. For more information, visit: http://queensigem.ca, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@iGEMQueens). 

$0.69

Queen’s HanVoice

From three law students concerned about the lack of Canadian response to the human rights crisis in North Korea, HanVoice Support Association was born in 2007. More than a decade later, with seven university chapters and hundreds of passionate student advocates across Canada, more than ever, youth engagement, empowerment, and capacity-building remains a high priority for HanVoice. Today, HanVoice is Canada's largest and leading non-profit for North Korean human rights and refugees. The future of HanVoice lies in its youth, and thus, the planning of its future must be centered around engaging, empowering, and equipping youth to carry the cause forward. The mission at Queen’s University is to mobilize empowered Canadians to affect change in the lives of North Koreans. They support on-the-ground information dissemination initiatives in North Korea, and work with leading politicians and policy experts to advance the North Korean human rights cause.

$0.25

Queen’s Health Outreach

QHO is a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health awareness on the local, national, and international scale. They deliver engaging and effective health and leadership lessons to elementary and secondary students on a needs basis. Using relevant resources from each community, they organize outreach events to further unite the students with local support. Peer Educators for the Kingston Initiative connect with both traditional and alternative classrooms in the Kingston community, with a focus on the topics of physical, mental, and sexual health. Peer Educators for the Northern Canada, Belize, and Guyana Initiatives receive extensive location-specific training in health education and cultural sensitivity in order to prepare for a 6-8 week initiative during the summer. The Executive Team is committed to improving the sustainability and effectiveness of their organization’s efforts by evaluating the outcomes of their initiatives and working with professionals in the field of health, education, and global development.

$3.75

Queen’s Healthcare and Business Conference

The first student-run conference in Canada to explore the dynamic relationship between business and healthcare. They want to help shape the future of healthcare by creating a space for passion to shine and collaboration to flourish.

$0.50

Queen’s Healthcare and Human Rights Conference

A student-led conference that bridges the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by providing a forum for academics, community members, and students to address and discuss global challenges at the intersection of health care and human rights.

$1.00

Queen’s Helping Haiti

Queen’s Helping Haiti (QHH) was established to support the Kingston-based charity, Helping Haiti. Helping Haiti strives to bring peace and sustainable programs to one of the most impoverished and conflict ridden areas in the world: Cité Soleil Haiti.  As a support branch, QHH runs events on Queen’s University campus to raise awareness about Cite Soleil and raises funds to assist in Helping Haiti’s mission abroad. If you would like to stay updated on both Helping Haiti and QHH’s progress, follow them on their Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/HelpingHaiti.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/queenshelpinghaiti/

$0.60

Queen’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Part of a global network of students interested in creating a more efficient, effective, and safe healthcare system by giving students the skills and knowledge to become change agents in healthcare.

$0.10

Queen’s International Affairs Association

The Queen’s International Affairs Association is one of the largest and oldest clubs at Queen’s (circa 1907). They run a number of initiatives in order to provide students with unique experiences in international affairs.

$1.95

Queen’s Journal

The Queen's Journal, oldest student run newspaper in Canada, founded in 1873, is the main and only editorially autonomous newspaper at Queen's, covering campus, student, and Kingston issues. Fee supports overall operations.

$8.96

Queen’s Leaders Engaging in Change

QLEC strives to inspire delegates with a memorable conference weekend comprised of stimulating speakers, workshops and activities. Delegates explore ways to lead positive change by bridging the gap between ideas and community action.

$0.30

Queen’s Love146

A chapter of Love146, an international charity working to end child trafficking through survivor care, education, and empowerment. We raise awareness of exploitation and fundraise to aid in prevention and rehabilitation.

$0.05

Queen’s Medical Review

A student-run publication from within the School of Medicine, sharing news, research projects, medical electives, debates on healthcare issues, discussions on medicine and culture, and creative submissions. Fee supports overall operations.

$0.65

Queen’s Mostly Autonomous Sailboat Team

The Queen’s Mostly Autonomous Sailboat Team (QMAST) is a student run design team that builds autonomous sailboats to compete at the International Robotic Sailing Regatta (IRSR), which was founded at Queen’s over a decade ago.  

$0.30

Queen's Musical Theatre

With origins dating to 1883 and the original Queen’s Glee Club, QMT has been putting on professional-quality musicals since 1969. They provide Queen’s students with positive learning experiences as they produce full-length musicals.

$0.50

Queen's Pride Project

Queen’s Pride exists to celebrate the history, courage, diversity, and future of Queen’s and Kingston’s LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. Queen’s Pride offers programming throughout the year, with concentrated programming during Pride month.

$0.55

Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID)

QPID is a student-run organization focused on raising development awareness and getting people to think critically about global development issues. Their internships and local events strive to engage in both informed and sustainable action.

$2.50

Queen's Right to Play

Queen’s Right to Play (RTP) puts on sports-related events to fundraise for RTP, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children and youth in areas of disadvantage.

$0.20

Queen's Robogals

A student-run volunteer organization that encourages young women to pursue higher education in engineering and technology-related studies by running free, educational workshops for students in elementary and high schools.

$0.25

Queen's SAE Formula Race Team

This group of motivated students design, build and race an open wheeled, formula-style race car each year. Once completed, they attend several international events to compete against other universities in various technical evaluations.

$0.69

Queen’s Space Conference

Queen’s Space Conference (QSC) is the largest student-run space conference in Canada with over 100 delegates attending annually from Queen’s University and other post-secondary institutions from across Ontario. QSC engages students in downtown Kingston with a weekend full of a wide variety of international space-themed speakers across both industry and academia. QSC allows students to engage in the rapidly growing space industry with a case competition on a challenging problem facing the space industry today and an events workshop where students can showcase their space related projects and research. QSC attracts highly accomplished speakers such as former astronauts, industry-leading CEO’s and NASA managers. QSC also attracts companies looking to hire top talent from the wealth of delegates that attend the conference. More information on QSC and the upcoming 2020 conference can be found at http://qsconference.com/

$0.35

Queen's Space Engineering Team

QSET’s mission is to helps students develop industry-transferable skills, while providing the flexibility and freedom required for successfully planning, researching, and implementing solutions to open-ended design problems.

$0.69

Queen's Students for Literacy

Queen’s Students for Literacy runs three different programs that help different groups in the community build their literacy skills and foster a love of reading and writing: Literacy Outreach, Prison Literacy Initiative and Read for Fun.

$0.75

Queen's Undergraduate Ontario Science Case Competition

The Queen's branch of the Ontario Scinapse Undergraduate Science Case Competition allows undergraduate students to apply case-based learning to a challenging, educational, and fun research-oriented problem.

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$0.15

  R

 

Group

Fee Amount

Reelout Arts Project

The funds go towards fees associated with travel, presentation or artist/screening fees for artists/curators/guest lecturers that engage with the Queen's and larger community during the annual Reelout Queer Film Festival. Invited guest presenters focus on issues of sexuality and gender and the intersections existing within, particularly race, culture, age, religion, health and ability.

$1.50

Room to Read Queen's University Chapter

A chapter of the non-profit organization Room to Read who organize Live-in for Literacy, wherein two members live, sleep, and eat in Stauffer library for seven consecutive days to raise awareness and funds for their cause.

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$0.25

  S

 

Group

Fee Amount

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

A non-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgmental crisis support, counselling, information, referral, and advocacy services for survivors of sexual violence in Kingston and surrounding areas. 

$1.00

Sexual Health Resource Centre

The SHRC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the highest standards of sexual health for everyone at Queen’s University. They provide confidential information services and referrals, wholesale-cost products such as $3 pregnancy tests, educational programs, and accompaniments. The fees collected fund operational costs such buying educational and outreach materials. The SHRC provides the Undergraduate population at Queen’s with affordable and safe access to resources, products, and services within the realm of sex, sexual health, and sexual identity/orientation. Opting-in to the SHRC fee will ensure our continued ability to provide affordable supports to all.  Our services can be found in the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) Room 223. Telephone: 613-533-2959.  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @shrckingston. Online: www.shrckingston.org

$1.00

Sustainability Action Fund

The SAF is a grant fund that awards money to groups looking to either run new sustainability themed projects on campus or to improve their existing operations. Any individual, club, organization, or service is eligible to apply.

$2.00

SWAM Kingston

S.W.A.M. is a non-profit organization that provides affordable one-to-one swimming lessons for children with special needs in the Kingston community. Lessons are provided in the ARC pool and are taught by amazing student volunteers. http://www.kingston.on.swamcanada.ca/

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$0.10

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Group

Fee Amount

Tea Room

A student-run, carbon neutral, zero consumer waste café established in 2006 and guided by the principles of fiscal sustainability, environmental responsibility, and community education.

$0.75

TedxQueensU

Entering its 10th year, TEDxQueensU is a student-organized conference that aims to unite great thinkers in the Queen's and Kingston communities. They organize events under the banner of “Ideas Worth Spreading” to educate delegates and spark meaningful conversations on and off campus. Their one-day event features speakers from a variety of disciplines (past years have included business journalist Amanda Lang and MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi). The event also includes an innovation lab with interactive booths and presenters to fully integrate delegates into the experience.  You can also access the TEDxQueensU platform at their fall term events, the first one being their open mic night held in September!  Curious? If you want to get involved or just want to know more, please reach out to hello@tedxqueensu.com! Follow TEDxQueensU on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tedxqueens/ or like TEDxQueensU on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TEDxQueensU/ to get the latest updates throughout the year.  

$0.75

Tricolour Yearbook & Studio Q

Student-run creative agency producing high-quality video, graphics, photography, and design services. Paying the fee entitles one to receive the yearly Tricolour Yearbook, available for pickup on campus or shipped to your location.

$26.18

Trips-by-Transit

Trips by Transit is a non-profit that leads weekly and free outdoors trips for Queen’s students to explore the local community, all accessible by public transit. They help students connect with nature and have fun outside.

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$0.25

  U

 

Group

Fee Amount

UNICEF Queen’s

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund is a global, non-profit organization that aims to build a world where the rights of every child are realized. This fee contributes to advocacy efforts at Queens and funding global initiatives.

$0.75

Union Gallery

The Union Gallery, in operation since 1994, has a unique place within university and the City of Kingston. It is a professionally staffed, student-driven organization committed to increasing awareness and appreciation of contemporary interdisciplinary art, to supporting excellence in the arts, and to creating a space for experiential learning, professional skills development, and research opportunities for students. The gallery has three presentation spaces, the main gallery, the project space, and the vitrine project space (which provides opportunities for curated projects by students). They extend their reach into the Kingston community collaborating with organizations to create opportunities for students.  Students are encouraged to visit exhibits, serve on the board and subcommittees, attend fundraising events, volunteer as gallery attendants, curate and submit work for exhibitions. The gallery is also used by student groups for events. Visit their website for more information https://uniongallery.queensu.ca and find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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$4.00

  W

 

Group

Fee Amount

War Child at Queen's

War Child aims to promote sustainable development in war-torn areas via education, justice, and fostering self-reliance and train future leaders in human rights activism. Fee used for advocacy and fundraising.

$0.25

Work Bursary Program

Provides eligible students demonstrating financial need with the opportunity to receive priority for certain part-time positions during their studies.

$5.69

World University Services of Canada

Provides funding to sponsor refugee students to attend Queen’s University via the World University Services Canada Student Refugee Support Program.

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$1.95

Optional Fees - Total

$185.73

AMS Health and Dental Fees - Optional with proof of existing coverage
Fee Name / Description Amount
AMS Dental Plan
Mandatory unless proof of coverage by a comparable plan

$154.50

AMS Dental Plan  - Admin. Fee
Administrative Fee for AMS Dental Plan, if enrolled

$5.04

AMS Health Plan
Mandatory unless proof of coverage by a comparable plan

$144.00

AMS Health Plan  - Admin. Fee
Administrative Fee for AMS Health Plan, if enrolled

$5.04

Total

$308.58

The AMS Health and Dental Plan fees will not be changing for the 4th consecutive year (for Dental) and the 2nd consecutive year (for Health):

Year Dental Health
2015 / 16  $154.50  $129.56
2016 / 17  $154.50  $135.06
2017 / 18  $154.50  $144.00
2018 / 19  $154.50  $144.00
2019 / 20  $154.50  $144.00

For more information, please visit https://myams.org/plan/

Faculty / Program Specific Fees

  ASUS

 

Mandatory Fees

 

 ASUS Academics

 
The ASUS Academics portfolio provides academic support to students. The portfolio comprises all of the peer-reviewed journals (Undergraduate Review, ASUS Journal of Indigenous Studies, Politicus, Queen's Science Undergraduate Review), ASUS Course Revision and Mastering (ASUS Cram), Departmental Student Councils, the Equity Library, and the Research & Recommendation committee. This portfolio provides academic advocacy, giving students a voice to Faculty and departments when issues and possible improvements arise in academics. The fee is used to fund the above academic support programs and services.
$3.90

ASUS Professional Development / Career Services

ASUS looks at ways to improve technical skills, alumni relations, and industry connections for all Arts & Science students. Some offerings include skill building training, Life After ArtSci, Major's Night, and other career initiatives. The fee is used to fund the above professional development and career focused initiatives.

$1.29

Total

$5.19

Optional Fees

 

Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Membership Fee

The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) is the largest faculty society representing and advocating for nearly 13,000 undergraduate students. They seek to offer opportunities that span beyond the depth & breadth offered in the classroom. From academics to professional development, ASUS provides thousands of volunteer & employment opportunities that support students in becoming engaged citizens & leaders of the future, and also provides financial aid, bursaries and scholarships for those in need. Further, ASUS oversees ArtSci Orientation, ASUS Camps, and also comprises 7 commissions & offices: Academics, Community Outreach, Equity, Services, Governance, Marketing, and Human Resources.

The ASUS Membership fee allows participating members access to ASUS student jobs, volunteer positions, conferences, Department Student Councils (DSC), ASUS financial aid & the ability to vote & run in ASUS elections.

For more information on everything ASUS has to offer please visit https://www.queensasus.com/

$21.60

Arts & Science Undergraduate Research Fund (ASURF)

Established in 2017, the Arts and Science Research Fund (ASURF) was implemented to foster community amongst undergraduate scholars and promote a greater investment in undergraduate research. The Faculty of Arts and Science has pledged to match all of the funds raised by this optional. Since its establishment, many thousands of dollars have assisted numerous undergraduate student researchers in their efforts to fulfill their unique research projects.

Through this partnership between ASUS and the Faculty of Arts and Science, ASURF will assist in funding research projects at the undergraduate level. This fund is open to undergraduate research of all kinds and no project is too small or too large. This fund will support research in all ways from necessary materials for an experiment to travel expenses to poster printing fees — the goal is to make pursuing one’s passions in research accessible to all students.

$3.75

Total

$25.35

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  CESA

 

Optional Fees

 

 Concurrent Education Student Association

Concurrent Education Student Association (“CESA”) student fees are used for Con-Ed events (camps, socials, formal, year events) as well  as Athletics, Sustainability, and Equity-based events, Community and Alumni outreach, BISC events, workshops, Academic support, Marketing, and CESA Bursaries.
$25.00

Total

$25.00

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  COMPSA

 

Mandatory Fees

 

 Computing Student Association Academics

 
This fee supports the tutorials organized for midterms and exams in computing classes. It provides academic support to students for exams and midterms with a focus on those that do not have review sessions as part of the course.
$0.45

Computing Student Association Professional Development

The purpose of this fee is to provide students with opportunities to network with recruiters and develop important career skills.

$0.68

Total

$1.13

Optional Fees

 

COMPSA Membership Fee

This fee allows COMPSA to enrich the computing student experience through events such as Formal, Financial Aid Events, and marketing potential professional opportunities and aid in the development of projects such as our Mentorship Program.

$13.87

Total

$13.87

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  COMSOC

 

Mandatory Fees

 

 Commerce Society Braintrust Academic Support

This fee will support the student-run tutoring service for the Commerce program. This is accessible to all students in the program. The fee is used to compensate tutors, in order to subsidize costs for students using the service.
$2.40

Commerce Society Career Services

This fee supports the information sessions and “Firm Days” that are accessible to all students in the Commerce program. The funds are used to pay for busing and transportation costs associated with traveling to Toronto. The firm visits are pivotal for students in their career exploration and networking phases, as this provides invaluable opportunities for students to meet with companies and understand more about potential employment avenues. These visits are accessible to any student that is interested in attending

$5.60

Total

$8.00

Optional Fees

 

Commerce Society

The Commerce Society serves and represents Undergraduate Commerce students and strives to enhance the Commerce experience. This fee supports over 18 conferences, 33 committees, and 750 unique positions.

$62.00

Commerce Building Growth & Improvement

Supports Commerce Building Growth and Improvement Fund

$97.50

Commerce Outreach Fund

The Outreach Fund is utilized by the Queen's Commerce Society for philanthropic and community outreach purposes

$10.00

Commerce Renewal (CORE)

The Core Fund finances projects that cannot be funded through donation or where the burden would be unfairly placed on a small group of students. The Core Fund is to be allocated to those projects which have returns to Commerce students

$25.00

Commerce Sober Social Fund

The sober social fund helps fund non-alcohol related socials to encourage greater variety and activities for executive team socials.

$4.00

Commerce Society Bursary Fund

Used to fund the Commerce Society operating bursaries to enable students to attend conferences or external events, based on merit and financial need. This will also be used to fund the orientation week bursaries accessible to incoming students

$10.00

Total

$208.50

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  ENGSOC

 

Mandatory Fees

 

 Engineering Society Academics

 
This fee provides peer tutoring services to engineering students. EngLinks is a peer tutoring program for Engineers. The iCon service has the "Ask an iCon" program that allows students to receive ad hoc tutoring help from their peers during regular studying hours, and provides specially trained assistants for the Stirling physics labs. The iCon portion of this fee is proportionate to the percentage of which the peer tutoring aspect is a part of the iCon role.
$5.65

Engineering Society Clark Hall Building

This fee is for the rent of Clark Hall.

$6.78

Engineering Society Professional Development

The Professional Development portfolio provides work skill development, industry and alumni connections, and support for student career planning. This is done through an alumni relations team that provides mentorship connections, an industry team that provides networking opportunities and resume reviews, and a workshops team that provides work skill development opportunities to students. This portfolio liaises with the University and Engineering Career Services to ensure student voices are heard and materials are delivered effectively to students. This fee is meant to cover costs associated with the delivery of the programs and services.

$10.88

Total

$23.31

Optional Fees

 

Queen’s Engineering Society (EngSoc)

The Queen’s Engineering Society (EngSoc) is student run and works to support, advocate for, and provide opportunities to undergraduate engineering students. EngSoc is responsible for events such as Frosh Week, Science Formal, as well as other conferences/events. They also operate services including Clark Hall Pub, the Tea Room, Campus Equipment Outfitters, Golden Words, EngLinks, iCons, and Science Quest. EngSoc offers approximately 1000 volunteer positions, 150 paid jobs, and 30 service manager roles, all available only to students. By exposing members to social, environmental, diversity, and development issues through the various clubs, groups, and corporations affiliated with the Society, they help produce engineers that are prepared for the global community. EngSoc also provides bursaries, operates design teams/clubs, and much more. The fee contributes to the operation and administration of the society, along with a number of the opportunities listed above. For more information please visit engsoc.queensu.ca

$56.69

Better Education Donation Fund (BED)

This is a donation to a fund managed by the Engineering Society to make purchases outside of the scope of the Faculty. These purchases enhance the education and academic opportunities available for Queen's Engineering students.

$60.00

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Total

$116.69

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  MBA

Optional Fees

 

MBA (Full-Time)

The Student Executive Council (SEC) represents the students in the Full-Time MBA program. The SEC is responsible for running student initiatives that enhance the student experience and promote networking outside of the classroom. Activities include: Culture Night, Spring Formal, boat cruises (in and out of Kingston), bowling, golf, etc. The SEC supports participation in intramural sports year-round, such as softball, soccer, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. This fee also supports the various industry-focused clubs in the MBA program; these clubs allow MBA students to learn about new industries and pursue their career objectives. The SEC can provide the clubs with support for speakers, food, and transportation to events.

$140.00

Total

$140.00

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  NSS

 

Mandatory Fees

 

NSS Health Training & Workshops

Health and Wellness training workshops and wellness related events. Events and resources may include exam de-stressors, mental health training, OSCE workshops, and speaker series.
$1.45

NSS Professional Development

Academics and professional development commissioner's portfolio is to provide workshops, skill building, networking opportunities for students to expand their professional skill set and discover career opportunities.

$1.45

NSS Study Buddies Program

Study Buddies is a program where upper year tutors are hired to hold open tutoring sessions in specific courses for nursing students. This program runs both terms and sessions are geared around the timing of midterm and final exams.

$1.12

NSS Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom is a speaker series where NSS invites several speakers from various fields to share their Nursing experience and journey to students. This service provides career support for students as they navigate their studies.

$0.12

Total

$4.14

Optional Fees

 

NSS Assembly Meetings

Open attendance and informative approaches to bi-weekly assemblies is promoted through space rentals, food and appreciation to guest speakers. All students are welcome to attend and learn about positions and opportunities.

$0.70

NSS Athletics

An annual dodgeball tournament between the three schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences – Nursing, Medicine and Rehabilitation. The event is by donation, and money raised goes to support a local charity in the Kingston community.

$1.00

NSS Class Councils

Class councils run events to increase and strengthen rapport within the year and between different years. The fee allows for events, fundraisers, treats and more to be done to support the class and contribute to graduation fees.

$4.67

NSS CNSA Membership

Membership with access to CNSA scholarships, grants, national and local conferences and opportunities for professional development and networking. Organization actively dedicated to positive promotion of nurses and the nursing profession

$10.00

NSS Financial Stability Fee

Supports the ongoing functions, stability and viability of the society and their oversight of Orientation week, conferences, events, opportunities and national and local advocacy, amongst many other things.

$2.23

NSS Graduation Fee

For the pinning ceremony, a longstanding tradition for nursing students, which runs in conjunction with convocation. Pinning committee uses the funding for the venue, decorations, graduation gifts and tickets, alongside fundraising.

$24.78

NSS Health and Wellness Portfolio

To provide resources to help inform students about health and wellness in relation to nursing, and provide opportunities to practice those skills. Events, such as zumba and yoga, are run throughout the year alongside other initiatives.

$1.45

NSS Interns 

Allows for the NSS interns to develop or integrate a project, initiative or resource into the nursing community and highlight nursing students. Previous projects included a media project and redesigning the nursing student lounge.

$1.12

NSS Mentorship Program

The mentorship program is under the Event commissioner's profile and provides incoming students with an opportunity to be paired with an upper year student or “buddy” throughout the year for social, academic or personal support.

$1.45

NSS National Nursing Student Week

NNSW is an annual, week long event to showcase the contributions of nursing students to their practice settings and celebrate their accomplishments in nursing. Throughout the week, giveaways, prizes and events are hosted for students.

$0.56

NSS Appreciation

Allows for a token of appreciation to be awarded to NSS assembly members and thank them for their contributions to the society during their term.

$1.00

NSS Office

Maintenance and upkeep of the NSS Lounge and office, including coffee and tea for students, replacement of damaged items, snacks, utensils and school supplies for the use of students.

$0.34

NSS Website

The NSS website is an interface with details about the NSS assembly, assembly minutes and agendas, calendar and photo gallery. Students can find important nursing related information, tips and tricks and how to get involved.

$0.56

NSS Nursing Student General Bursary

NSS financial aid available for nursing students who apply in order to participate in nursing related events or Orientation week. The NSS general bursary is available to all undergraduate nursing students.

$1.60

NSS Orientation Week

Orientation week is a week for students to familiarize themselves with nursing and Queen’s University. During the week, the NSS hosts a meet-and-greet and lunch on 'Beach Day' to orient incoming students to services and opportunities.

$2.40

NSS Student Initiative Fund

The NSS Student Initiative Fund is funding for nursing students who may need financial aid or who submit a proposal for an initiative that benefits nursing students. This fund supports student projects, ideas, events or collaborations.

$2.23

NSS Textbook Library

Located in the nursing student lounge, the library supplies undergraduate nursing textbooks for use throughout the semester. Textbooks are regularly updated so students have access to educational resources for their courses.

$1.52

Total

$57.61

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  PHEKSA

 

Mandatory Fees

 

 PHEKSA Building Maintenance

This fee will be used to maintain and make improvements to the student spaces in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies building. For example, every year, PHEKSA pays to maintain the Undergraduate Lounge, the Student Space in the lobby of the SKHS, a Quiet Room and televisions situated across the first or second floor.
$2.00

PHEKSA Career Committee Services

PHEKSA hosts over 30 organizations from across Canada, the United States and Australia bi-annually to a Career and Academic Opportunities Fair to help inspire and guide our students to their future career paths. The events that the Career Committee offers continues to inspire Phys.Ed. and Kinesiology students to pursue their passions in their future career.

$4.00

PHEKSA Tutoring

PHEKSA offers a Physical & Health Education and Kinesiology course-specific tutoring service. This fee will be used to fund the service in order to maintain this additional academic support resource for students.

$2.00

Total

$8.00

Optional Fees

 

PHEKSA Membership Fee

This fee provides students with many different events throughout the year to increase the unique student experience within Phys Ed & Kinesiology. Includes supporting formal events, the Kin Games team, student wellness events, and many more!

$19.00
Total

$19.00

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Graduate Programs (includes Consecutive Education, Law, Medicine, and Graduate Studies)

Mandatory Fees

Group Fee Amount

Athletics and Recreation
Allows for the usage of athletics and recreation facilities by SGPS members and their participation in recreational clubs, intramurals, and health and wellness sessions.

$177.72

Ban Righ Centre
The Ban Righ Centre provides various academic supports to mature students at Queen’s University who identify as female. Funds from this fee support student advising, faculty mentoring, and a writing studio program. The centre provides a strong peer community and space for students to complete individual and group academic work in a welcoming, inclusive environment.

$3.00

Bus-It
Annual transit pass for students.

$91.80

Campus Observation Room
A confidential, non-judgmental space for intoxicated students to reduce the risks of alcohol-related harms. A harm reduction program run by Student Wellness Services with KHSC (hospital). Staffing by hospital staff, and trained student volunteers. Staff assess, monitor and refer if warranted. Fees support operations- primarily hospital staff salaries, and student volunteer training.

$0.50

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
Supports Indigenous graduate student’s academic success through our SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement) Writing Retreat. Students are able to connect with a writing instructor and mentor throughout the week-long retreat to receive feedback on their writing.

$1.00

JDUC Redevelopment
JDUC redevelopment means a 4000-square foot graduate-student wing that will be designed by and for graduate students. In addition, it will deliver 122,000 square feet of new high-quality space, 3,200 square feet of new club space, one floor dedicated to new event/conference space and 8,800 square feet of new study space.

$40.00

SGPS Peer Academic Advisors (formerly known as the SGPS Student Advisors)
A free and confidential service which provides academic advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals regarding academic issues to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s University.

$7.88

SGPS Peer Academic Advisors Admin Fee
The administrative and overhead fees associated with the delivery of SGPS Peer Academic Advisor services.

$1.04

Student ID Validation
The SGPS validation sticker on the back of every Graduate and Professional Students ID Card is the tool used to identify whether individuals are fee-paying students. This sticker allows them access to several essential services including but not limited to the ARC and Bus-It.

$2.28

Student Life Centre
The Student Life Centre is comprised of the John Deutsch University Centre, 51 Bader Lane, MacGillivray-Brown Hall, MacCorry student street, and the Queen’s Centre. Collectively these buildings provide over 10,500 sq m. of assignable space and facilities for student community governance and operations. Additionally, these buildings collectively constitute the principal location for the essential student focused programs and services.

$23.91

Student Life Centre Admin Fee
The administrative and overhead fees associated with the Student Life Centre.

$2.81

Student Wellness Services
Supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen’s University by providing a range of programs and services. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

$62.17

WalkHome
Walkhome is a completely student-run, anonymous and confidential safety service that provide safe walks to students both on campus and within the Kingston community. The funds from this fee go towards the overall operating budget, contributing to help ensure the comfort of individuals as they go from destination to destination, after hours.

$12.00

Total

$426.11

Optional Fees

Group Fee Amount

Alma Mater Society Food Bank
The AMS Food Bank serves as a confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community. The SGPS fee allows us to purchase supplies which provide food services for students and community members experiencing food insecurity or financial need.

$1.25

Camp Outlook
Camp Outlook is a local, volunteer run, charitable camp for disadvantaged youth from in and around Kingston. We provide wilderness canoe trips in the summer, and day and overnight outdoors activities during the school year. All activities are free of charge for our campers and our volunteers. We use our opt-out fee to help cover the expense of training and certifying our volunteer trip leaders.

$1.00

Canadian Federation of Students
A bilingual national union of over one-half million students across the country. The benefits of membership include national and provincial advocacy on issues impacting students; access to the International Student Identity Card free of charge; access to skill-building workshops and training; support for the Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students, and more.

$17.12

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Provides resources, programming, professional teaching development opportunities for all aspects of teaching, curriculum development for all members of the teaching community at Queen’s, including students serving as Teaching Assistants.

$1.40

CFRC 101.9 FM
CFRC, the world’s oldest campus radio station, is a non-profit, volunteer-powered media outlet offering diverse music & spoken word content. Student fees support operational costs including broadcast and podcast training, recording and pod/broadcast of student-focused content, maintenance and repair of equipment, and translatable job skills training for students in media, communications and more.

$7.50

HIV and AIDS Regional Services
Fees collected go directly to providing comprehensive education, prevention, harm reduction and support services for people living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. In addition, fees support HARS’s work in advocating for broader social change to reduce stigma and discrimination.

$1.00

Kingston Coalition Against Poverty
An anti-poverty activist group that engages in both direct relief programs and advocacy campaigns in favour of better social policy to reduce poverty and alleviate its effects. Money collected through the fee is split between direct relief programs such as free meals and product drives, and advocacy work such as seminars and town hall meetings.

$2.50

Kingston Youth Shelter Project
Strives to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by offering a safe and supportive emergency shelter that encourages their growth and provides them with access to community resources. This fee funds meals for the sheltered youth.

$1.00

Legal Aid
The oldest of the Queen’s clinic programs, Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) has been a vital part of the Queen’s community for decades. The student fee enables QLA to extend eligibility for free legal services to all participating Queen’s students and to provide additional services to participating Queen’s students, including representation on legal matters and commissioning and notarizing documents.

$5.00

Loving Spoonful
The fee to Loving Spoonful supports the pick up of surplus, fresh food from Queen’s campus restaurants. This reduces food waste and greenhouse gas emissions and provides the healthy food for 12,000 meals to 50 agencies in Kingston serving those who need good food. We support Soul Food during exams, reading weeks and breaks. It’s a huge benefit to the community and a cost-effective program.

$2.00

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre
Levana Gender Advocacy Centre is an organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents through fighting gender oppression and advocating for gender empowerment while operating on anti-oppressive practices. Funding goes towards programming and workshops, as well as towards grants we provide students and local organizations for equity initiatives on or around campus.

$0.81

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston
The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Kingston at Queen’s University (OPIRG) is Queen’s campus-based centre of community-based research, education, and action supporting social and environmental justice.

$4.66

Oxfam Queen’s
A campus branch of Oxfam International working towards ending global poverty. Holding fundraisers and events, Oxfam raises awareness and money for issues surrounding poverty, such as homelessness, hunger and education. Oxfam focuses on global and local issues to achieve social justice . Money raised is provided as donations to other charities and organizations that follow these values.

$0.87

Queen’s Daycare
Provides high quality, affordable childcare that is responsive to the needs of families within the community of Queen’s University. The funds from this fee go towards enriching programming by purchasing more math and science manipulatives; outdoor play materials; and books for the children.

$1.00

Queen’s International Affairs Association
Promotes debate and dialogue about international affairs, global politics, and foreign relations by proving our members practical outlets in which they can explore their interests in the international system.

$1.00

Queen’s International Student Society Bursary Program
Contributes towards the overall financial assistance the University is able to direct towards the support of international students who experience financial difficulty.

$0.71

Reelout Arts Project
The funds go towards fees associated with travel, presentation or artist/screening fees for artists/curators/guest lecturers that engage with the Queen’s and larger community during the annual Reelout Queer Film Festival. Invited guest presenters focus on issues of sexuality and gender and the intersections existing within, particularly race, culture, age, health and ability.

$1.80

Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
The funds from this fee go towards our counselling services and support our public education campaigns. The Centre counsels survivors of all genders of sexual violence, both historic and recent. All of our services are free of charge, confidential, and survivor-centred. More information can be found at sackingston.com

$1.25

Sexual Health Resource Centre
The SHRC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the highest standards of sexual health for everyone at Queen’s University. We provide confidential information services and referrals, wholesale-cost products such as $3 pregnancy tests, educational programs, and accompaniments. The fees collected fund operational costs such as paying for HST and buying educational and outreach materials.

$0.93

SGPS Society Fee
The SGPS represents and advocates for students at all levels of University and lobbies the federal, provincial and municipal governments on issues crucial to the well being and success of graduate and professional students. Elected representatives participate in the governance of the University Senate, the Board of Trustees, the University Council and over 40 University Committees. The SGPS also facilitates numerous services and programs including Health & Dental Insurance, Peer Academic Advisors and Bus-It. Members of the SGPS will receive access to all SGPS events and programming, a reduced Health & Dental rate, access to the SGPS International Student Bursary, the SGPS Dental Bursary, the SGPS Student Activity Bursary, the SGPS Emergency Bursary, and the SGPS Student Initiative Grant.

$81.87

SGPS Athletics & Wellness Commission
This fee is in support of the SGPS Athletics & Wellness Commission which runs athletic and wellness events and initiatives throughout the year to promote wellness and balance in the lives of SGPS members.

$3.00

SGPS Equity & Diversity Commission
This fee is in support of the SGPS Equity & Diversity Commission which provides events and initiatives that foster awareness of issues related to equity and diversity to make both Queen’s and the SGPS a more welcoming and supportive environment for everyone.

$3.00

SGPS Social Commission
This fee is in support of the SGPS Social Commission which holds social events throughout the year, including Orientation Week, to build and maintain a spirit of community between SGPS members as they reach their academic goals.

$3.00

SGPS International Affairs Commission
This fee is in support of the SGPS International Affairs Commission whose mandate is to foster an increased awareness of issues facing international students on campus and endeavour towards finding and implementing means to address these issues with campus and community partners.

$3.00

Telephone Aid Line Kingston
Provides a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening and crisis support phone line for all members of the Queen’s and Kingston community. The service is entirely volunteer run and provides distress, crisis, befriending and information support. The funds from this fee go towards the overall operating budget.

$0.75

The Grad Club
The Grad Club provides a safe, inclusive, environmentally friendly, and dedicated multi-purpose space on campus for graduate and professional students at Queen’s. The funds from this fee ensure club operations including a variety of year-round member benefits such as pub food discounts, free rental of accessible event space, and both indoor and outdoor space for studying and socializing on campus.

$20.00

The Queen’s Journal
The Queen’s Journal is the main and only editorially autonomous newspaper at Queen’s, covering campus, student, and Kingston issues. The paper was founded in 1873 and is the oldest continuously-publishing student newspaper in Canada.

$3.50

Union Gallery
The Union Gallery presents visual and interdisciplinary contemporary art and related programming. It is a platform for creative interpretation and development through its function as a resource for experiential learning, professional development, and research opportunities for university students. The funds from this fee go towards the overall operating budget to support these opportunities.

$3.00

Work Study Program
Provides students with demonstrated financial need with the opportunity to receive priority for certain part-time jobs during their studies.

$5.56

World University Services Canada Queen’s
Aims to build a supportive environment for refugee students who come to Queen’s though a scholarship package for refugees sponsored by the Student Refugee Support Program, while also raising awareness for various other global development issues through on campus initiatives.

$3.48

Total

$182.96

 

SGPS Health and Dental Fees - Optional with proof of existing coverage
 
Fee Name / Description Amount
SGPS Health and Dental Plan  - Fall 2019
Mandatory unless proof of coverage by a comparable plan

$626.28

The SGPS Health and Dental Plan is a group insurance plan which provides supplemental Health and Dental coverage to full-time students with a September 2019 start who are charged the SGPS Student Fee slate. Individuals are able to opt out of the plan if they provide proof of alternate supplemental Health and Dental coverage.
SGPS Health and Dental Plan  - Winter 2020
Mandatory unless proof of coverage by a comparable plan

$417.52

The SGPS Health and Dental Plan is a group insurance plan which provides supplemental Health and Dental coverage to full-time students with a January 2020 start, who are charged the SGPS Student Fee slate. Individuals are able to opt out of the plan if they provide proof of alternate supplemental Health and Dental coverage.
 
For more information, please visit https://sgps.ca/sgps-health-and-dental-plan

 

Previous Term Charges

Term Health and Dental Fees
Fall 2018 $546.59
Winter 2019 $546.59

Faculty / Program Specific Fees

  Computing

 

Optional Fees

 

Computing Graduate Society

The Queen's Graduate Computing Society (QGCS) strives to enhance the social environment and facilitate the means by which students can contribute to the School of Computing. Also, the QGCS serves to represent the interests of its members.

$10.00

Total

$10.00

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  Education

 

Optional Fees

 

Education Graduate Student Society

EGSS hosts a number of events throughout the year, including social events, academic events, and networking opportunities which are funded through this fee. All proceeds of the fee go towards events as they comprise volunteers. 

$25.00

Part-Time Education Graduate Student Society

EGSS hosts a number of events throughout the year, including social events, academic events, and networking opportunities which are funded through this fee. All proceeds of the fee go towards events as we comprise of volunteers. 

$12.50

Education Students Society (Concurrent Education)

The Education Students Society (ESS) is the student government for 5th year Bachelor of Education students at Queen’s. Fees will go to cover events and the organization of professional workshops.

$15.00

Total

$52.50

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  Geography

 

Optional Fees

 

Graduate Geography Student Council

The GGSC fee is charged to full-time Geography graduate students and it goes towards the funding of events and programs run by the Council.

$20.00

Total

$20.00

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  Kinesiology and Health Studies

 

Optional Fees

 

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Graduate Student Council

The GSC fee will be used to reduce the cost and subsidize the down-payment of GSC-sanctioned events in order to foster more accessible events and increase participation. Events include Orientation Week, euchre tournaments and trivia nights.

$10.20

Total

$10.20

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  Law

 

Optional Fees

 

Law Students’ Society Clubs and Committees

This fee supports LSS clubs and committees to fund their events. Each club/committee is allocated a set amount of money at the beginning of the year and must show allowable expenses in order to be reimbursed for this amount.

$30.89

Law Students’ Society Events and Administration

This fee goes towards the general administration of the LSS including bank fees and promotion. Further, it supports LSS hosted events such as club’s day and student awards ceremonies

$4.29

Law Formal

This fee will contribute to both Law semi-formal and graduation formal events that are held annually and which any law student can attend.

$9.00

Law Students’ Society Student and Group Financial Support

This fee will contribute to financial support for individual students to participate in LSS related events and financial support for unique student initiatives.

$15.24

Queen’s Law Journal

This fee contributes to the operation of the Queen’s Law Journal, a leading academic journal run by students and overseen by faculty. An excellent learning opportunity, the Journal offers students course credit and volunteer positions.

$13.85

Total

$73.27

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  Medicine

 

Mandatory Fees

 

“Being a Medical Student” Program

Inter-year peer tutoring and support sessions that address the unique challenges of being a medical student.

$4.00

Building Maintenance

Fund to make improvements and maintain student spaces in the School of Medicine Building.

$1.25

Career Explorations Sessions

Information sessions and workshops that allow students to explore the various specialties, opportunities, and elements within medicine.

$13.06

Total

$18.31

Optional Fees

 

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (charged to first year students only)

A one-time fee to join the CFMS, a national organization that advocates for medical students, provides exclusive discounts, student initiative grants, leadership awards, and opportunities for international exchanges and advocacy training.

$80.00

Class Transfers

Your class council's budget to run class specific events and initiatives.

$6.69

New Medical Building

Contribution in support of Aesculapian Society's pledge of $500,000 towards construction of new medical building.

$100.00

Total

$186.69

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  Public Health

 

Optional Fees

 

Public Health Sciences Student Association

Provides exciting programming to Epidemiology, Public Health, and Biostatistics graduate students throughout the year. Student fee funding is vital to allowing them to provide you with high-quality events during your time at Queen’s.

$10.00

Total

$10.00

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  Rehabilitation Studies

 

Optional Fees

 

Rehabilitation Therapy Society Student Society

Fees collected from student members will go towards the Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society’s overall budget for events including training, building inter-professional relationships and many more valuable experiences.

$28.00

Total

$28.00

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  Urban and Regional Planning

 

Optional Fees

 

Queen’s Graduate Association of Planning Students

They are an elected decision-making body. They represent the collective interest of graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning and foster a supportive, stimulating academic community. This fee goes to their operating budget.

$20.00

Total

$20.00

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