School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies


Resources at a Glance! (PDF 481 KB)

Queen’s University has many resources available to assist you in attaining your degree and preparing you for life after graduation.  Most of these resources are outlined in our new Expanding Horizons website – the site for academic & professional development. This new site provides valuable resources to help you develop the academic and personal skills needed to be successful graduate students while at Queen's. The site also offers assistance in career development. Building a strong foundation for a career after graduation while you are a student will ease this transition.  It's not too early to begin.

Expanding Horizons

Graduate, academic, and professional development

SGS Habitat

Resources for living well and staying well in grad school

Dissertation on the Lake

Four night writing retreat on the shores of Elbow Lake

Dissertation Bootcamp

Make substantial progress in writing your thesis in a distraction-free environment

TRAQ - Tools for Research at Queen's

Are you a graduate student whose research project involves human participants? If so, you must receive ethics approval from one of the Ethics Boards prior to the start of your project.

  • Health Sciences and affiliated teaching hospitals submit to Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (HSREB)
  • Non-Health Sciences (Social Sciences) submit to the General Research Ethics Board (GREB)
HSREB/GREB Certification applications are available through the TRAQ Researcher Portal.

The TRAQ Training Coordinator (Ingrid Gagnon) offers monthly workshops on accessing, completing and, submitting an HSREB

Please visit this page of the TRAQ website for more details, the full schedule of our fall workshops and to register for one of our workshops

For general inquiries, immediate support, or if you would like to organize training for your department, please contact the TRAQ team @, or @ extension 78426.

TRAQ is about the mechanics of how to submit an ethics application at Queen's. when you're getting close to putting in an ethics submission, consider going to one of these workshops. 

SGS Policies

There are many policies and guidelines in the School of Graduate Studies. Our Academic Matters page lists some of those policies (see below), but all can be found on the SGS Academic Calendar under General Regulations. The School of Graduate Studies is committed to upholding the values of equity and diversity and the principles of fairness and inclusiveness. Our policies, regulations and practices are developed and implemented to achieve educational equity. Should you have questions please contact the School of Graduate Studies.

Progressing to Degree Completion

It is important when you meet with your supervisor, to plan your milestones as you progress through your degree. There are many resources available to you, to achieve these milestones. Many are listed in the Expanding Horizons website.