For assistance, please visit our office or phone us at:

Dunning Hall - First Floor,
94 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada
K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 (613) 533-2470
Facsimile: (613) 533-2467
Email Contacts

Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note that our phone line is closed from 12 - 1 pm. 

Located on the First Floor of Dunning Hall, students come to the office for academic counselling and answers to academic-related questions: about degree programs, requirements for dual degrees, letters of permission to take courses at other universities, appeals, etc.

Email Contacts

The Faculty of Arts and Science is located on the First Floor of Dunning Hall. Students come to the office for academic counselling and answers to academic-related questions: about degree programs, requirements for dual degrees, letters of permission to take courses at other universities, appeals, etc.

However, current and prospective students can't always make it to the office and need to email us for answers to their questions.

We'd like to make it easier for you to get the answers you need by offering different emails for different questions.

Question or purposeE-mail
(questions about eligibility, the admission process, grades needed for admission and more)
Continuing and Distance Studies/Online
Dean's Honour
Degree Requirements/Graduation
International Programs
Letters of
(questions about adding/dropping courses, waitlists, important dates, dropping minors, etc.)
Tuition and
Transfers to Queen's
(both internal and external to Queen's)
Can't find the email you need?


Admission & General Information:
(613) 533-2218

For more information on the Application Process please click here.


The Faculty of Arts and Science offers regularly scheduled advising appointments which must be booked on the day of the appointment. We do not prebook intake appointments. You may book an appointment by visiting our office located in Dunning Hall, First Floor or by calling us at +1 (613) 533-2470.  Please note that during our peak periods our advising slots fill up very quickly so we advise that you call or drop by our office when we open at 8:30 am to schedule an intake appointment for that day.

If you have questions concerning your degree program and plan you may wish to speak with an academic advisor in your home department as they are the experts on their plans.  Visit for department contact information.

NEW! Not in Kingston but wish to speak to an advisor?  You can now speak with an academic advisor via Skype. Call 613-533-2470 to book.

Faculty of Arts and Science Advising Goals

  • Assist students in exploring the possible study options and the short and long range consequences of their academic choices
  • Make students aware of the wide range of services and educational opportunities offered by Queen's that may be pertinent to the achievement of their educational objectives
  • Provide students and faculty with information and interpretation of Faculty regulations, policies, procedures, applications and programs of study within the Faculty and the University
  • Offer referrals to appropriate university service units for assistance (Health, Counselling and Disability Services, Career Services, etc.)
  • Provide academic advice to prospective Arts and Science students and their parents
  • Instill understanding and an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts degree
  • Advocate, as necessary, on behalf of the student
  • Ensure that the student understands he/she has the ultimate responsibility to monitor a course of study and fulfill degree requirements and should seek advice as necessary.


Call: 1-800-267-7837

Located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, the Arts and Science Advancement team works with alumni and friends to maximize philanthropic support for the faculty, departments and University-wide projects. If you are interested in learning more about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Queen's, please feel free to contact us.;


The Academic Regulations for the Faculty of Arts and Science are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. The Faculty does, however, understand that there are occasions in which extenuating circumstances, that is circumstances beyond a student's control-adversely, affect a student's performance at Queen's University.

Submit your Online Appeal here

Students are encouraged to contact Harry Smith, University Ombudsman in the Office of the Ombudsperson, who is available along with other Dispute Resolution advisors for impartial advice, mediation, and assistance in submitting an appeal. Phone: (613) 533-6495; e-mail:

Continuing & Distance Studies - ArtSci Online

Dunning Hall - First Floor,
94 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada
K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 (613) 533-3322

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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PASS advisors

PASS Coordinators

Zoe Clarke

Hi everyone! I'm Zoe, co-coordinator of PASS with Amber, and I'm in my third year of a biology major/music minor. My instruments are tuba, voice, and guitar, and I spend half of my time in various musical ensembles on campus. This year I will also be a genetics TA, and spend a bit of time running, fencing and springboard diving on the side. Please do not hesitate to stop by in Dunning if you even have an inkling of a question! All of the advisors here are super friendly, amazing, and absolutely love to help in any way that they can.

Amber Mealing

Hi everyone! I my name is Amber and I will be entering my fourth year as a Health Studies major and Psychology minor. I was a Peer Advisor last year and now this year I will be one of your PASS coordinators along with Zoe! Throughout my years at Queen’s it has become my home and I hope that you will feel the same way. There are many resources on campus to make the transition easier and allow you to have a great first year, PASS being one of them!  Feel free to stop in at PASS and talk to one of our wonderful Peer Advisors. We are all looking forward to meeting you!


PASS Advisors

Lauren Backa

Hey, everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm a fourth year English Major and Art History Minor. My hometown is Burlington, Ontario, though over the last 3 years Kingston has become my second home. This year, I'll also be working as Head Editor for MUSE Magazine, as well as a student docent at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. In the future, I plan to attend teacher’s college (hopefully at Queen’s!). I’m passionate about music, art, and literature; every day I am thankful that I get to explore these passions while pursuing my degree. This is my first time as a PASS Advisor, and I hope that I can learn from you as much as you learn from me! I’m super excited to meet you all, and am looking forward to helping with your transition into the Queen’s community. Feel free to stop by any time!

Chloe Demizio

Hello! My name is Chloë Demizio and I am currently going into my third year of the Concurrent Education program here at Queen’s. I am a Biology major with a Psychology minor, also working towards getting Teachable subjects in Biology and Chemistry in the I/S (intermediate/senior) stream, in order to teach High School science. I love to volunteer, get involved and talk about anything academic or Queen’s related. I have been a member of the Concurrent Education Students’ Association (CESA) council since I started University, volunteered as a Student Docent at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery this past year, and am currently the Head Teach for the 2017 Concurrent Education Orientation week. This will be my first year as a PASS advisor and I am beyond excited to dive into this new experience! I love to chat and cannot wait to help you along the transition from High School to University!

Julia Farronato

Hey everyone! My name is Julia and I am going into my third year of Concurrent Education with a major in Environmental Biology. I am originally from Oakville but now like to call Kingston my second home! This is my first year as a PASS advisor and I could not be more excited to be a part of such a wonderful service! You may also see me as a Peer Learning Assistant and in an A Capella group on campus called The Caledonias. First year can come with some challenges so feel free to stop by the PASS office at anytime with any questions or concerns that you have. I look forward to helping you in your transition to Queen's and make the best of your first year experience! 


Jenny Gao

Hello, My name is Jenny and I've just finished my degree in Philosophy. I'm currently pursuing a second degree in Computing and trying not to panic at the expectation of dexterous accuracy needed for programming, considering I still type with two, at best, three fingers. This is my third year with PASS and I've had a great time so far. I love answering questions (especially about stuff I know) and after working this summer as a registration assistant, I've already had the pleasure of answering some of your questions. Please drop by during the year; our offices are always equipped with a ready ear, chairs, sticky notes, highlighters, capless pens... Looking forward to meeting all of you!

Yeal Gazit

Hello! My name is Yael Gazit and I am a second year Con-Ed student working towards a History major and an English Lit minor. This is my first year being a PASS advisor and I could not be more excited! I love hiking in the great outdoors,  You’ll probably see me around campus next year ‘repping the Canadian East Coast, but Queen’s is definitely my second home. My biggest advice for incoming first year students is to be open minded and to try new things. Take advantage of everything that Queen’s has to offer you and I promise that your time here will be worthwhile. If you have any questions, concerns, or need some advice, don’t be afraid to reach out!


Allison Gowanlock

Hello everybody! My name is Allison Gowanlock and I am a second year student, with a specialization in biology and psychology. I'm super excited to meet you and be one of your PASS advisors this school year. I am from a small town called Fenelon Falls, but Kingston is where I spend most of my time. When I'm not being a student I work at a garden centre. My hobbies range from reading and photography to baseball and horseback riding. Having just finished first year I know what a whirlwind it can be and I hope you stop by Dunning hall and come to chat. Adjusting to first year is a lot of fun but also stressful and confusing, so feel free to stop in with any questions you have, the door is always open!


Charissa Lam

Hello! My name is Charissa Lam and I am going into my fourth year majoring in Life Science and minoring in Math. I am originally from Calgary and this will be my second year with PASS. I cannot believe this is my last year, I feel like I was just moving into res yesterday. First year may seem scary, but I am excited to be able to meet all of you and help you navigate your transition into university. Aside from PASS, you may be able to find me TAing, volunteering, working with Generations or World Vision or hanging out at Cogro. Queen’s has an amazing community and one of the first things you will realize is that someone is always willing to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for that help, our door is always open!


Tania Nguyen

Dear first years – My name is Tania, and I’m going into my fourth year as an English Literature major and French minor. This will be my third year on the PASS team, and I’m so excited to be welcoming you all to Queen’s! I’m from Mississauga, Ontario. Aside from PASS, I also work at the various libraries on campus, and I will be a Peer Writing Assistant this year, as well. In terms of hobbies, I’ve recently learned how to play the ukulele, and I enjoy reading historical fiction and writing poetry. The pursuit of happiness is my ultimate life goal.  

I hope you all enjoy your first-year at Queen’s – the PASS team will always be a friendly and welcoming support service for all of you. Please don’t be shy to come to us with your academic and non-academic questions!

Nicole Pennell

Hey first years!! My name is Nicole and I'm a third year student studying Global Development, Sociology and Employment Relations. I'm very excited for this upcoming year! I'm apart of the Queen's Enactus team where I manage a project called Project Envision.  In my spare time you can normally find me eating food somewhere, watching Netflix or both! I remember the transition into first year as if it was yesterday. It can be quite overwhelming. Please feel free to stop by the PASS office if you ever want to chat!

Anna Prust

Hello everyone! My name is Anna and I am currently in my third year of Concurrent Education, majoring in Life Sciences and minoring in French. This will be my first year working with PASS and I am looking forward to getting to know some of you, as well as being a part of such a fantastic team!  At Queen’s, I am also a member of the women’s volleyball team and love being involved in the athletic community. In my free time, I also enjoy ultimate frisbee, reading, sailing and playing the guitar. I understand the difficulty yet the importance of balancing school work with extracurriculars and hope that I can share my experiences to help make your time here even more enjoyable. Feel free to stop by anytime and welcome to Queen’s!

Bri Quinville

Hi everyone! My name is Bri and I’m in my fifth year of the Biology-Psychology Specialization. I’m originally from Vancouver, and while I miss the BC mountains, I love Queen’s and it feels like home! Besides being a PASS advisor, I am also a Co-President of the Queen’s University Chorus and a member of Queen’s Dance Club. In my years at Queen’s I have been a varsity athlete, gone on exchange to Europe, learned a lot, and have loved every part of being a student – four years just wasn’t enough! I love traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to being able to use my experiences to help you all as you begin your undergraduate career!

Gabriella Ribeiro

Hey ArtSci '21! My name is Gabby and I am a third year Global Development Studies major with a minor in World Languages, specifically Spanish and Arabic. I am originally from Burlington, Vermont in the States (Feel the Bern!!) and this will be my first year working as a PASS advisor! Aside from PASS, I am a part of the Queen's International Affairs Association and a member of the Committee on Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination. First year can definitely be a challenging transition but you will come to find that Queen's is an incredible community filled with faculty members and peers that are excited and willing to help. If you ever have any questions or concerns, need some encouragement or advice, or just want to talk American politics, feel free to stop by whenever!

Lydia Straznicky

Hello first years! My name is Lydia and I’m in my third year at Queen’s in Life Sciences. I come from a small town called Carleton Place which is just outside of Ottawa. I love to stay active by running, playing soccer, and skiing. I also love Harry Potter, animals (especially dogs), cheesecake and binge watching anything on Netflix. There’s no place I’d rather be more than my cottage (other than Queen’s). I’m so excited to be a part of the PASS team this year. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping you navigate through one of the most exciting years of your life! Queen’s welcomes you!

Hannah Streng

Hi everyone! 

My name is Hannah and I am in third year life sciences. This will be my second year as a PASS advisor. Every year, it is so exciting to have a new group of kids who get to come experience Queens and everything the school has to offer. There are so many different activities to get involved with and so many opportunities to do what you love. This year I will be going on a Winter semester exchange to Paris, France. PASS has been an amazing experience for me and I am looking forward to another great year!

Rajiv Tanwani

Hello everyone! My name is Raj and I’m heading into my third year at Queen’s! I am a Life Science’s major and I hope to pursue a career in healthcare once I complete my undergraduate studies. This will be my second-year volunteering with PASS and I hope to share my knowledge and experience with incoming first years to ensure that they successfully transition to university. I am also a Residence Don and an executive member of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (CUCOH). I thoroughly enjoy being involved in various activities on campus and I would highly recommend getting involved as a way to enhance your university experience and make amazing friends! I am really excited to meet you and help you adjust to your first year at Queen's in any way that I can, so feel free to come by any time!

Sandi Tran

Hello everyone! My name is Sandie Tran and I am going into my second year as a Concurrent Education student majoring in English, and minoring in History. This is my first year as PASS Advisor and I am really excited to help you adjust to your experience at Queen’s! Not only am I involved with PASS, but this year, you can find me working as a Front Desk Representative, a Gael O-Week Leader, and I will be involved with CESA as a Community Affairs Coordinator. Transitioning from high school can seem very stressful, but the Queen’s community offers many resources and clubs that will embrace you with welcoming arms. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with academics and need support, come drop by our office and say hello! I look forward to meeting and helping you!

Rebecca Unger

Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca Unger and I am a 4th year Concurrent Education student studying Psychology and Sociology. This is my first time as a PASS Advisor and I couldn’t be more excited to help you excel in your first year and overcome some of the academic obstacles you may face (don’t worry, you’re NOT the only one). Aside from volunteering with PASS, I also volunteer with the Peer Support Centre and work at CoGro. In my spare time you will likely find me eating ice cream, watching Disney movies, and trying my best to stay involved within my faculty (yay friends). As you embark on your first year here, remember to take the time to ask questions because there are so many resources available to help you succeed. Welcome to Queen’s, and remember to stop by the PASS office!

Emily Varsava

Hello ArtSci students! My name is Emily Varsava and I am in my third year of English Literature, with a minor in Classics. I have many passions and I have changed my mind about what I want to pursue more times then I care to count, so I understand about tough decisions. If my academic career has taught me anything it’s that there is more than one path to take for anything in life, so I’m here to help! A few things on this list of so-called life passions of mine include writing, travelling and skiing. I love organizing events and trying new things – my next hope is scuba diving! And sky-diving, if I ever work up the guts (and save the money). I am so excited to start meeting some of you this year!

Rika Wong

Hey! My name is Rika and I am currently in second year with a Psychology major and Life Science Minor. I am originally from Vancouver and in my spare time I enjoy photography, golfing, and binge-watching reality TV shows! I am so excited to be a PASS advisor this year. It hasn’t been long since I was also a confused and anxious frosh, so I hope to give you the comfort and guidance that my advisors had given me during my first year. In addition to PASS, I will be a Gael for O-Week while also working with Queen’s Best Buddies. While university life at Queen’s is new and exciting, I understand that it can also be very intimidating. But don’t panic! We will help you find your best options to get you to where you need to be.

Rachel Wong

Hey everyone! I’m Rachel, a 4th year student majoring in Life Sciences while taking some business courses on the side. Throughout the years, I have taken many interesting electives such as Astronomy, Spanish, and Classics courses. I love how we get so much flexibility with our choice of electives, and I’m excited to help you guys figure out your schedules. In my spare time, I like to try various restaurants in Kingston, along with some of the many bubble tea shops. You’d probably find me at the gym or on Netflix, or doing both at the same time (efficiency, right?). Anyway, this will be my first year as a PASS advisor, and I’m looking forward to helping you guys figure out your academic path at Queen’s. Wishing everyone a joyful and successful year!

Ishta Xavier

My name is Ishta Xavier and I am in my third year of Con-Ed at Queen’s. I currently am completing a major in French and a minor in English. This is my second year as a Peer Advisor in the Arts and Science Office. In September, I will begin working at the Tea Room and Cogro for a second year. This year will also be my third year involved with the Project Red Fashion Show to raise donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Some of my hobbies include playing soccer, eating sushi, travelling, and summer patio hopping in downtown Toronto. During my first year at Queen’s, I really learned that balancing my social life, extracurricular activities, and academics were essential in having a positive and successful student experience. I have a passion for teaching and helping others learn and grow. Therefore, I am really looking forward to assisting first year students with a smooth transition into the Queen’s university life. See you in the PASS office!


Student Services Staff

Kerri Andrews

Student Resource Assistant
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Sue Blake

Assistant Dean (Studies)
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Cindy Butts

Registration Coordinator
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Heather Carter

Academic Advisor/Assistant Degree Coordinator
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Tammy Donnelly

Information Coordinator
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Academic Advisor
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Allison Gowanlock

Marketing and Student Support Intern
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Bruce Griffiths

Director, Student Services

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Lori Kilminster

Curriculum Coordinator
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Allison LaVigne

Personal Counsellor
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Student Services Coordinator
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Student Services Administrator
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Student Resource Assistant
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Caroline Teske

Academic Accommodation Counsellor
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Dean's Office Staff

Vicky Arnold

Marketing Manager
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Sarah Chapman

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
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Kate Clarke

Marketing and Communications Assistant
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Jenny Corlett

Director (International Initiatives)

Laura Costello

Senior Development Officer
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Heather Duguay

Staffing Administrative Assistant
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Cormac Evans

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Lindsey Fair

Director, Marketing and Communications
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Kelly Green

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Staffing Officer
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Kellie Hart

Director (Finance)

Jacquie Jamieson

Executive Assistant to the Dean
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Kat Kopiak

Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

John Kraemer

Development Officer
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Jérémie Marsin

Web and Digital Manager
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Skyler McArthur-O'Blenes

Intern, Strategic Initiatives and Marketing
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Lisa Neumann

Manager, Human Resources
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James Parker

Development Coordinator
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Jill Phillips

Administrative Secretary
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Megan Raycroft

Staffing Officer
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Diane Reid

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans
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Debbie Rogers

Communications Manager
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Sarah Roth

Executive Director, Development
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Lydia Scholle-Cotton

Senior Research and Planning Analyst
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Lindsay Seeger

Senior Development Officer
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Heather Woermke

Executive Director, Finance and Operations
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The Dean and Associate Deans

Dr. Jill Atkinson

Associate Dean, (Teaching and Learning)
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Dr. Johanne Bénard

Associate Dean (Studies)
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Dr. Barbara Crow

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Dr. Lynda Jessup

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
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Dr. Nick Mosey

Associate Dean (Research)
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Dr. Gordon E. Smith

Vice Dean (Faculty Relations)
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