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:
Find out more about Clubs
- BISC Dance Club
- Musical Theatre Troupe
- Motion Picture Society
- Bader Theatre Club
Student Government runs through Fall and Winter terms to assist in establishing a cohesive student body as well as enabling good working connections between students, faculty and staff.
Student Government works closely with Student Services and runs events for the student body throughout the academic year, many of which facilitate peer-based community building.
Find out more about the Student Government
- 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:
Find out more about the Volunteering program
- In the local primary and preschools
- At the Cat Adoption centre
- With the Brownies
- With the Guides
- In the Castle archives
- At the Village Information Centre
- In the Castle Gardens
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 four different committees offered by Student Services:
Applications are available at the beginning of the Fall Term.
The BISC offers many other opportunities to get involved such as choir, intramurals, and one-off events in the community.