At the BISC, we seamlessly integrate strong academic programming with a coordinated and supportive approach to student life. Our on-site professional staff, including a full-time Student Success & Learning Development Advisor, offer academic skills-building sessions to help you plan your studies and manage your time effectively, as well as group and on-to-one study support workshops in areas such as essay writing and effective revision strategies.
Unlike in many North American university residence buildings, Residence Life staff living in the student residence are not student staff, but full-time professionals, the majority of whom have several years of residence life experience. These staff are your first point of contact and play a large role in creating a vibrant and inclusive campus through social and educational support programming.
As part of a small community totalling a maximum of 175 students at any one time, you will be able to participate in a wide range of activities, such as choir, clubs, and intramurals. These will enable you to develop both your self-confidence and the life skills which will support you throughout university and into the workplace. We also offer career-ready workshops, and more, to ensure student success inside and outside of the classroom.
And unlike many Study Abroad programs, the BISC provides access to mental and physical health services for all students, including an on-site counselling service and support in accessing off-site services as needed.
The Bader International Study Centre (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. The BISC 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 (BISC).
**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.