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Queen’s and BISC students don't limit their learning to the classroom. They join clubs, run for student government, and volunteer their time in the local community. At Queen's and the BISC, learning is about exploring all your capabilities — academic and otherwise — while learning the values of teamwork, and extending this knowledge to topics and causes that interest you beyond your major.

A well-rounded education produces well-rounded individuals, equipped to take on the world and succeed in life after graduation.


At the BISC you'll have the opportunity to join or start your own clubs on campus (Fall and Winter only). Clubs at the BISC are always student-led so vary term to term. Student Services can also help you to connect to local clubs. For instance, in the past students have joined local rowing and rugby clubs.

Previous clubs have included:

  • BISC Dance Club
  • Musical Theatre Troupe
  • Motion Picture Society
  • Bader Theatre Club
Find out more about Clubs

Student Leadership

There are a variety of student leadership opportunities at the BISC. Throughout the Fall and Winter terms, various leadership groups work to assist in establishing a cohesive student body as well as enabling good working connections between students, faculty and staff.

These groups work closely with Student Services and run events for the student body throughout the academic year, many of which facilitate peer-based community building.

Activities include:

  • Charity auction
  • Town Halls
  • Social events


Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the local community and to meet new people. As well as being a lot of fun, volunteering enhances your experience at the Castle and helps you develop new skills. Students have volunteered weekly:

  • At the Cat Adoption centre
  • With the Brownies
  • With the Guides
  • At the Village Information Centre
  • With St. Wilfrid's Colour Run
  • In the Castle Gardens
Find out more about the Volunteering program


Committees are special interest groups led by Student Life Coordinators. By participating in a committee, students will receive a work-simulated experience and develop important career skills like teamwork, organization, communication and much more. There are three different committees offered by Student Services:

  • Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Peer Health Educators (PHEs)
  • Peer-Assisted Learnering Supporters (PALs)

The BISC offers many other opportunities to get involved such as choir, intramurals, and one-off events in the community. And more!

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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