Cultural Spaces

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDASC), or 4D, strives to be a home away from home, a hub of activity, and a key resource for Queen's Indigenous students. Located in a historic home on campus, 4D offers many amenities, such as a lounge with free wifi and cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a free laundry service!  The Centre offers academic tutoring and advising, cultural programming, an Indigenous focused library, and a range of workshops designed to support students academically, socially, and culturally.  4D has been around since 1996, and at its current location since 2000. 

In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, 4D supports Indigenous students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. The Centre welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous experience in Canada. 4D employs Aboriginal advisors, elders, and an Aboriginal admissions representative.

The Yellow House

The Yellow House is a safe space for marginalized students to be. A space where QTBIPOC students can connect with one another to benefit from the power of community to support, to uplift and stand together. A space to get connected to university resources, with a focus on connecting QTBIPOC students with QTBIPOC service providers. A space where queer and racialized students feel comfortable to access university resources as a community or as individuals that are tailored to their needs. Yellow House student clubs and all marginalized students engaging in student-centered anti-oppression work have a valued role within the university. Students have formalized opportunities to share their ideas and perspectives, shaping university policy in meaningful ways to encourage an inclusive campus culture. Students are appropriately recognized for their work.

ASUS Reflection Room

The ASUS Reflection Room (Kingston Hall 213) was gifted to the Arts & Science Undergraduate Society by Queen’s Alumni. In 2016, the room underwent a revitalization project and was renamed the Reflection Room, to acknowledge the historical and continuing impacts of colonization in Canada and its implications on the Indigenous staff, students, and community at Queen’s.

The Reflection Room is the perfect location for studying, meetings, events, and socials on campus.  Fully equipped with furniture, a fireplace, and a complete AV system, it can be booked by any group on campus and can host up to 60 people.

The Reflection Room