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Queen’s students connect with each other and with the community in many of ways – by playing on competitive and recreational sports teams, by joining clubs, and by volunteering with organizations in town and around the world!

Student Clubs

Queen’s offers practically every club imaginable – well, about 300 of them at least. Not a day goes by on campus without a practice, performance, conference or competition taking place. Our student clubs enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. From Amnesty International and Oxfam to Urban Snowboarding and Students of Speculative Realms – there’s probably a club for you. Think of clubs as a way to network, gain valuable experience – and have some fun!


Most students at Queen’s choose to volunteer for a cause they believe in and give back to the Queen’s and Kingston communities at the same time. By volunteering you can gain valuable work experience, learn to manage your time, and expand your business and social network!

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Queen’s students learn, discover, think and do – globally

Queen's Project on International Development (QPID) is a student-run, volunteer initiative whose mission is to assist developing communities to improve their quality of life. Since its inception in 1990, QPID co-operants have successfully completed grassroots, sustainable projects in areas such as the environment, education, infrastructure and health in places like Burkina Faso, Guyana, Nunavut and right here in Kingston. In addition, QPID strives to promote awareness of the issues facing developing communities through weekly meetings and information sessions.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an organization dedicated to addressing global economic and social inequalities. The Queen’s chapter of EWB focuses on the complexity of development aid, stakeholder analysis, global realities and movements dedicated to the resolution of these issues.

Queen's Health Outreach (QHO): A student-run volunteer organization dedicated to promoting individual and community health both locally and abroad, each year QHO sends over 30 travelers to seven locations around the world to complete health promotion projects. While primarily education based, projects have also included award-winning medical research and other health initiatives.

Queen's International Affairs Association (QIAA) is Canada’s premier student-run non-profit organization devoted to the study and discussion of international politics and foreign affairs. Members represent Queen’s at various Model United Nations, listen to experts in the field, attend conferences, visit places of interest to students of international politics and start initiatives to raise awareness of international issues.

[gaels logo]Athletics and Recreation

Join an intramural team, work out with your friends, or keep active in one of our many recreational clubs or fitness and wellness programs. If you are interested in competitive or high performance sport – why not try out for one of our varsity teams or clubs? At Queen’s, students have a multitude of physical activities to choose from and enjoy!


~80% of our student population is active in sports or recreational activities on campus
14,572 intramural registrations in 2016-17
15,659 people attended the opening 2016 football season at the revitalized Richardson Stadium

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Work out, swim and play at the ARC

With our A+ student rating in The Globe and Mail’s student satisfaction survey, the Queen’s Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) offers a state of-the-art fitness facility in the heart of campus. The ARC features one of the largest cardio and weight facilities in Ontario with multiple basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton courts, as well as Kingston’s largest aquatics centre.

Fitness and Wellness Programs: Queen’s offers more than 30 fitness classes per week, as well as energetic fitness and wellness programs such as yoga, Pilates, cardio, cycle, dance, strength and swimming.

  • Trouble deciding what to take? Try fitness classes for free during Fitness Free-For-All week in September and January.
  • Need help developing an individual fitness program? Book a consultation with one of our professional trainers – they will help you balance a healthy fitness program with your classes and give you the motivation you need to keep going!

Intramurals: More than 7,000 students participate in 25 sports leagues – a great way to stay in shape, enjoy your favourite sport and make new friends. Our annual intramural sport weekend (BEWIC Sports Days) is a one-of-a-kind event that attracts close to 25 teams and more than 700 students to compete in a wide variety of sports.

Recreation Clubs: Recreation clubs at Queen’s University focus on participation-based physical activity. These clubs may include limited competition.

  • DANCE: Break Dance, Dance Club, Dance Team, Flow Dance Club, Pom Team
  • MARTIAL ARTS: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Haidong Gumdo, Jui Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do
  • OUTDOOR RECREATION: Climbing, equestrian, outdoors, Run Club, Ski and Snowboard Club
  • SPECIALTY: Archery, figure skating, gymnastics, Lifeguard Club, Quidditch, Yoga
  • SPORTS: Badminton, ringette, squash, tennis

The Home of Scholars and Champions:

Tickets to all regular season home games are free with your Queen’s student card.

Almost 1,000 students proudly wear the tricolour in sports from basketball to water polo, and Gaels are perennial contenders for league and national championships. Last year, the Gaels hoisted four provincial banners. Queen’s consistently ranks in the top five in terms of the number of U SPORTS and OUA Academic All-stars. Our student-athletes graduate on the path towards professional excellence due to enriching experiences from both education and sports.

Varsity Teams: basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Varsity Clubs: baseball, cheer-leading, curling, cycling, fast pitch, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, golf, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, sailing, squash, swimming, synchro swimming, track and field, triathlon, ultimate, water polo, wrestling

Tryouts: Open tryouts for all varsity sports occur prior to the season. Contact the head coach and find tryout dates at gogaelsgo.com.

2016-17 Results
2 1st place finishes (men’s and women’s ultimate)
1 U Sports 2nd place finish (women’s cross country)
1 3rd place finish (men’s golf)
6 team titles (men’s ultimate, women’s ultimate, women’s squash, cycling, triathlon, sailing)
7 2nd place team finishes (women’s soccer, cross country, basketball, rowing; men’s hockey, curling, rugby)
3 3rd place team finishes (men’s water polo, golf; women’s fencing)

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[innovation centre logo]Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative

Queen’s innovation Centre Summer Initiative is a 16-week paid summer internship program where students from across campus and all faculties spend the summer learning about entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and change management. Working in teams, they develop their own companies or contribute to corporate innovation in partnership with industry. The program includes a two-week intensive experiential learning segment taught by professors from the Smith School of Business, Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts.

VIDEO: Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre