Wellness Resources

We are working to compile a directory of all wellness-related resources on campus. The resources are searchable by name, department, and community. Note: for accurate program or service information, please click on the link (resource name). This directory is only updated periodically. While we strive for accuracy, it is possible that service offerings may have changed since this directory was published.

If you know of a Queen's wellness-related resource not in this directory, please tell us about it.

 

Resource name Department Dimension of Wellness Resource Description Community
Queen's Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination - CARED AMS Culture C.A.R.E.D seeks to be a proactive force on campus. "We are an activist and educational committee that not only examines the ways in which racism and discrimination intersect with issues of gender, class and sexuality but also acts to explore possible strategies for combating it. C.A.R.E.D hopes to be the type of committee that advocates for students that have encountered incidents of racism and discrimination and aims to fight oppression through education and lobbying. C.A.R.E.D seeks to provide students with a safe, open, and non-judgmental space for sharing their experiences of oppression and discrimination. C.A.R.E.D strives to serve historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups by engaging with and addressing their lived experiences." Students

Academic Accommodations

Student Wellness Services

Culture
Personal Wellbeing

Academic accommodations are put in place to equalize learning opportunities for students with visible and non-visible disabilities. This often involves removing barriers caused by functional limitations, so students have access to the academic environment.

Students

Academic Advising School of Nursing

School of Nursing Culture

A full-time academic advisor available to help Queen's School of Nursing students throughout their program

Students

Academic Grievance Centre

AMS Culture

The Academic Grievance Centre serves to help students with questions or concerns about the academic appeals process, academic regulations, and academic discipline. Volunteers are hired to work in the Centre and are a resource and support for students who have a problem or simply need someone to listen.

Students

Accessibility Hub

Accessibility Hub Places

The Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen’s. It serves to elevate inclusion and improve access for everyone on our campus.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Accessibility Services

Student Wellness Services Culture

Our goal is to support your successful transition to university and to foster an inclusive and equitable environment at Queen's. QSAS offers the following supports and services:

  • Transition programming specially designed for first year students with disabilities
  • Initial assessments to determine eligibility for services and academic accommodations
  • Individualized accommodation planning
  • Referrals to on and off-campus services and supports
  • Coaching in self-advocacy to promote autonomy and independence
  • Support related to one's disability, self-concept, disclosure, and self-advocacy
  • Advice to students, faculty, and staff on disability, accessibility, and accommodation matters
  • Education and awareness training to the Queen's community to support and empower the QSAS's objectives
Students

Adaptive Technology Service

Student Wellness Services Culture

The Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC) offers a range of services, computers, assistive devices, specialized software and workshops. The ATC also supports students with disabilities with developing effective reading, writing, research and study skills.

Students

Allergy and Alternative Diets

Hospitality Services Personal Wellbeing

The Allergy and Alternative Diets person is available for students and parents to talk about allergies and alternative diets and loves providing recipes for anyone to enjoy!

Students

Annual Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge

Four Directions Indigenous Centre

Culture
Belonging and Social Connection

The annual Indigenous Symposium is organized by students and staff of Queen’s University who believe Indigenous knowledge and scholarship have an essential role in the ‘Halls of Higher Learning', and that First Nations, Inuit & Metis peoples have a right to share in this.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Art Hive

Agnes Etherington Centre Personal Wellbeing

Art Hive explores the artistic process through experimentation and play with a wide range of media. If you are looking for more guidance, our art therapist and facilitator supports your creative journey by offering inspired weekly projects and tours of the gallery exhibitions. This art hive addresses themes of empowerment, wellness and self-care, while fostering a safe space and a sense of community.

Students
Staff
Faculty

ASUS Community Outreach Clubs

ASUS Culture

ASUS Community Outreach Clubs is intended to empower student volunteers to aid non-profit, local organizations and build a strong, collaborative community within the Kingston region.

Students

ASUS Equity Commission

ASUS Equity Culture

The ASUS Equity Commission strives to educate the Queen’s Arts and Science community on issues of social justice through events, outreach campaigns, resources, and opportunities for student involvement.

Students

ASUS Peer Tutoring

ASUS Culture

ASUS Peer Tutoring (APT) is a new and improved service that partners upper-year students who have excelled in courses with students who need some help. At $15 per hour, APT is both the cheapest tutoring service in Kingston, and the highest paying undergraduate job on campus.

Students

Bader Hall Gym at the BISC

BISC

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

Bader Hall Gym offers three zones for different types of fitness:Sports Hall This basketball/volleyball/indoor football court is used for intramurals and classes. Students are also encouraged to use this facility for pick-up sports. Cardio Room Contains cardio machines including treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a spin bike, and two rowing machines. Weights Room There are several resistance machines, free weights, kettlebells, and additional equipment in the weights room

Students

BISC Mentorship Program

Student Experience Office Culture

The BISC Mentorship Program aims to ease the transition of students from their first year of study at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) to their second year at Queen's University's Kingston campus. Each returning BISC student is paired with an upper-year mentor who attended the BISC in their first year, and has since completed their second year of studies at the Kingston campus. Mentors offer a support network by being informed community members that facilitate and encourage positivity and reduce anxiety by hosting activities, providing guidance, and encouraging social interaction.

Students

Brain Trust

Commerce Society Culture

Brain Trust is a tutoring service for commerce students

Students

Campus Observation Room

Student Wellness Services

Personal Wellbeing
Places

The Campus Observation Room or the COR is a voluntary, confidential, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off.It is a non-medical detox service run by Student Wellness Services with the support of Hotel Dieu Hospital detox staff.

Students

Career Advancement Centre

School of Business

Culture
Personal Wellbeing

The Smith School of Business' Career Advancement Centre Corporate Relations team coordinates on-campus recruiting, and an online student resume book to connect students and employers.

Students

Career Counselling

Queen's School of Law Culture

Career Counsellors in the Law Department offer one-on-one career counselling to assist you with your individual needs. Their professional staff uses career exploration tools to help you discover how your law degree will work for you.

Students

Celebration of Service

Human Resources Culture

Human Resources and the Principal’s office partner annually to host a dinner and ceremony celebrating faculty and staff who have given 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to the university. A certificate is presented to each employee reflecting Queen’s appreciation for many dedicated years of service. A pin is also given with thanks for the continued contribution to Queen’s mission and successes, year after year.

Staff
Faculty

Centre for Social Impact

School of Business Culture

The mission for the Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business is to educate students and foster outreach and advocacy on issues of social impact. They do this by fostering education in the fields of responsible leadership and social impact; supporting research and providing advice in their key focus areas; providing support for communities; and being a global advocate on issues of responsible leadership and social impact.

Students

Certificate and Leadership Program Graduation

Human Resources Culture

Queen’s employees have many opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge that they need to advance in their careers and also to attain a positive work-life balance. Human Resources offers certificate and leadership programs to facilitate a wide range of professional development opportunities for employees to enhance their competencies and to build networks with fellow staff members across the university.

Staff
Faculty

Change Name Form

Registrar's Office Personal Wellbeing

The Change Name form allows an individual to change their name to their preferred name.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Child Friendly Campus

School of Nursing

Culture
Personal Wellbeing

The QUCFC initiative seeks to assist parents and caregivers on campus to nurture their families and pursue their scholarly and work responsibilities.

Staff
Faculty

Childcare Support Plan

Human Resources

Culture
Personal Wellbeing

The Childcare Support Plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's faculty and staff with dependent children under the age of seven (7) attending a childcare facility. In addition, specific plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven (7) and up to the end of the month in which they turn twelve (12).

Staff
Faculty

Clinical Education Awards

School of Rehabilitation Culture

The Clinical Education Awards in Occupational and Physical Therapy were established to recognize excellence in teaching by clinical preceptors who are affiliated with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University.

Students

Community Cupboard

Queen's Faculty of Education Personal Wellbeing

Queen’s Community Cupboard is a space that accepts non-perishable food items and new school supplies daily

Students
Staff
Faculty

Continuing Professional Development & Faculty Development

Faculty of Health Sciences Culture

The mission of the Continuing Professional Development and Faculty Development is to provide challenging and innovative interprofessional educational opportunities, to meet the learning needs of healthcare practitioners in our region, to promote evidence-informed, cost-effective, collaborative, patient-centred healthcare.

Staff
Faculty

Counselling Services

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Counselling Services supports the personal, academic and social development of students at Queen’s University by providing a range of programs and services appropriate to student needs.

Students

Cross-Cultural Counselling

QUIC - International Centre

Personal Wellbeing
Culture

The Cross-Cultural Counsellor works with the Queen’s University International Centre to provide support and guidance for international students.

Students

Departmental Student Council

ASUS Belonging and Social Connection

Every department within the Faculty of Arts and Science has a Departmental Student Council (DSC) which aims to bridge the gap between professors and students. In addition to the events and services that many DSC’s plan and provide, they also serve an important advocacy function on campus, working alongside the Commissioner to address a variety of student concerns.

Students

Dissertation Boot Camp

School of Graduate Studies Belonging and Social Connection

The Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to enable you to make substantial progress in writing your thesis in a supportive and distraction-free environment and to join a community of other thesis writers.

Students

Disssertation by the Lake

School of Graduate Studies Belonging and Social Connection

Dissertation on the Lake is a five-day, four-night writing retreat on the shores of Elbow Lake, 30 minutes north of Kingston. This program was first offered in 2014 by the School of Graduate Studies to provide graduate students with the opportunity to write in a relaxing and inspiring environment, setting aside the distractions of daily life at home.

Students

Earth Centre

AMS Places

The Earth Centre offers Queen’s students, faculty and community members an opportunity to transform their environmental concern into positive action through green consumerism and innovative discussion. The Earth Centre encourages students to engage in positive dialogue about the environment through exposure to new information and opinions on environmental topics. The products The Earth Centre carries offer a more sustainable, responsible alternative to students’ consumer needs.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Education Students Mental Health Initiative (ESMHI)

Queen's Faculty of Education Personal Wellbeing

The Education Students Mental Health Initiative (ESMHI) is an initiative that aims to support the mental health and well-being of all Faculty of Education students, with the overall objective of enabling and assisting students in supporting themselves and others.

Students

EFAP - Homewood Health

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

EFAP is a confidential, professional counselling and wellness service that is there to provide support for those times when a little extra help is needed. The program provides access to masters' level counsellors, a full suite of lifestyle and specialty services, plus a variety of online services.

Staff
Faculty

Embedded Counsellors

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Engineering & Applied Science, Commerce Society, Residence Society

Students

Empower Me(Counselling)

AMS, SGPS, Student Affairs, Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

All students at Queen’s University will access to Empower Me, a holistic mental health and wellness service that seeks to enhance the resilience of the student community by supplementing existing on-campus resources. This confidential counselling service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in several different languages. Students will be able to speak to a counsellor in-person, by telephone, by secure video connection, or through an online messaging platform. The counselling provided through Empower Me aims to be culturally sensitive and inclusive of all faiths and genders. Access Empower Me via your student health plan at studentcare.ca.

Students

End to Hate

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

Hate crime and hate propaganda have long been issues of concern for Kingston and Queen's University community members. While the community has come together on many occasions to condemn blatant forms of harassment and discrimination, hate activity can, at times, be a challenge to address. How do we seek justice for crimes committed under the cloak of anonymity? How do we negotiate fine lines between freedom of expression and respect for the rights and dignity of communities vulnerable to hateful attacks?

This project is part of a series of initiatives developed by the AMS Social Issues Commission and the Queen's Human Rights Office to respond to the issue of hate groups and hate activity, and to educate community members about these issues.

Students

Eng Soc Professional Development Team

Engineering Society Belonging and Social Connection

The Professional Development Team helps you build connections with industry and alumni and improve your professional skills. They are here to share the many possible career paths following an engineering degree and preparing you for your transition into the industry. They help prepare you by providing services and resources to develop your professional skills and the networking opportunities to get your foot in the door.

Students

Engineering Advisors

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

These advisors offer off academic support to engineering students.

Students

Engineering Society Queen's

Engineering Society Belonging and Social Connection

EngSoc oversees some forty-five student-run initiatives ranging from design projects to services to fun social events. Their job is to make sure we arm students with the necessary out of class skills to cut it in any line of work, and make sure we have fun doing it!

Students

Engineering Teaching and Learning Lab

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University has been a leader in engineering education innovations for several decades. They include the Integrated Learning initiatives, development of the team project-based design and professional practice experiences in first year and second year, multidisciplinary industry-based design courses, faculty-wide development of a design sequence in every year, and outcomes-based assessment.

Students

Exam Bank

AMS Places

ExamBank is a full-text repository of Queen's University final examinations from the last 10 years. Excluded from the database are confidential exams, mid-terms, and exams administered privately by instructors.

Students

Exchange and Transfer Committee

Commerce Society Belonging and Social Connection

The Exchange and Transfer Committee (ETC) is a group of diverse commerce students who are dedicated to integrating exchange students in the Queen's community. ETC helps exchange students with their transition to Queen's through a variety of initiatives aimed at building meaningful relationships with fellow students and the Kingston community.

Students

Exchange Buddies

ASUS

Culture
Belonging and Social Connection

Exchange Buddies is a program designed to pair upper year Arts and Science students with international exchange students studying at Queen’s with the goal of integrating exchange students into life in the Queen’s and the Kingston community.

Students

Executive Coaching Services

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

Executive coaching can be defined as a professional relationship between a trained [experienced] coach and a client (who may be an individual or a group) with the goal to enhance the client's leadership or management performance and development. Through a process of inquiry, dialogue, and other tools, the coach serves as a thought partner to help the client examine and develop his or her decision-making, experiment with new ways of thinking and being, and commit to action steps that help achieve the client’s goals.

Staff
Faculty

Expanding Horizons

School of Graduate Studies Culture

The Expanding Horizons website is intended to be a one-stop shop for graduate resources that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals while at Queen's.

Students

Faculty Association

Queen's University Faculty Association Culture

QUFA is the certified bargaining agent for approximately 1200 faculty, librarians, and archivists at Queen's University. QUFA advances the interests of its Members by promoting equity in recruitment and hiring, by fostering a positive work environment free of discrimination and interference, and by providing appropriate representation for all Members.

Staff
Faculty

Faith and Spiritual Life Services

Faith and Spiritual Life

Personal Wellbeing
Places

Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgmental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises. As part of Student Affairs, Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful, and safe space. Chaplains can also provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty, and staff.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Fall Orientation

Student Experience Office Belonging and Social Connection

The Student Experience Office provides orientation activities for students who are living in residence. Activities include Queen's Welcomes U, Saturday Night Activities, Campus Tour, Queen's Football Game, ResSoc, Existere

Students

Fitness Classes at the BISC

BISC

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

Based on student interest we arrange specialist trainers to come to the BISC to hold fitness classes. In the past these have included Kickboxing, Zumba, Kettlebell, Yoga, and Military Circuits. Fitness classes may involve an extra cost to students.

Students

Fitness Plus

Athletics and Recreation Personal Wellbeing

Fitness Plus includes a variety of classes and mix up your workout while being lead by experienced instructors motivated to make you sweat.

Students

Food Bank - AMS / SGPS

AMS, SGPS Personal Wellbeing

The AMS/SGPS Food Bank serves confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community. As a non-profit organization, they aim to provide their clients with food services in the most comfortable environment and for the funds to be put towards the upkeep of the Food Bank itself in the purchasing of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and other items on a weekly basis.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Free Fitness Classes (with ARC membership)

Athletics and Recreation

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

The ARC offers a small selection of free classes each week during the school year for all members to attend

Students

From Diversity to Inclusion Certificate Program

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

This program is designed to provide staff and faculty at Queen’s with valuable knowledge and skills to work and lead in an inclusive work environment. It seeks to engage Queen’s staff and faculty in conversations, discovery, and learning about diversity and equity principals and to provide resources, knowledge, and tools required to make Queen’s an inclusive campus.

Staff
Faculty

Golden Words

Engineering Society Belonging and Social Connection

Golden Words, founded in 1967, is a non-profit satirical newspaper published by the Engineering Society of Queen’s University. It addresses relevant campus issues whenever applicable with a humorous perspective.

Students

Good Times Diner

ASUS

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

Good Times Diner is a local soup kitchen that provides hot meals to low-income individuals in the Kingston community every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4-7PM. This service runs out of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and is always looking for volunteers.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Graduate Student Teaching Monthly Drop-in

Centre for Teaching and Learning Culture

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers a monthly drop-in for graduate student and post-doc teachers where you can ask questions and get one-on-one support on the changing landscape of teaching and learning from our team of Education Development Associates (EDAs). Whether you are a new or an experienced teacher, they help you achieve your teaching and learning goals!

Students

Green Folder

Student Affairs Personal Wellbeing

The Green Folder is a resource that helps to identify and respond to students in distress.

Students

Group Insurance Benefits

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

Most Queen's University Employees have the option to benefit from Group Insurance Benefits and gain information on what benefits are available through the human resources department.

Staff

Guidebook for new teaching faculty

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

This guidebook is intended to help acquaint you with the resources in the Faculty, and help you start your teaching role.

Faculty

Habitat

School of Graduate Studies Personal Wellbeing

Habitat is your graduate environment. Find information and support for your personal, professional, and academic well-being. This includes information on health services, support for students with families, living in Kingston, and entertainment and recreation.

Students

Happiness Project

Queen's School of Law

Belonging and Social Connection
Personal Wellbeing

The Happiness Project facilitates confidential peer matching of law students facing similar mental health or physical health challenges for mutual personal support and reinforcement of positive coping strategies.

Students

Health and Dental Plan

AMS, SGPS Personal Wellbeing

The Health and Dental Plan exists to help students pay for the health services they need. It is a collective health and dental plan that has been put in place by the student association. This group Plan is unique in that it helps fill the gaps in provincial health care, while offering coverage that is competitively priced. The coverage includes health, dental, vision, and travel benefits. It covers the unexpected and provides you with preventive care services to keep you in good health.

Students

Health clinic at the BISC

BISC Personal Wellbeing

The Health Clinic at the BISC offers on campus support for students in all areas to do with health.

Students

Health Promotion

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Health Promotion is a student-focused service that aims to support and improve student health and well-being. Working across the interconnected domains of physical, mental and social health, and following an evidence-based public health framework, we use a diverse range of activities to encourage increased individual and community control over factors that affect health. Health Promotion works to foster knowledge and skills and the policy and environmental supports to help students engage in safer and healthier lifestyles

Students

Health Resources

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Student Wellness has a number of resources that are tailored to post-secondary students on various health topics

Students

Educational Scholarship team

Faculty of Health Sciences Culture

The OPDES Educational Scholarship team is happy to support your research initiatives during any part of the research process—grant writing, data collection and analysis, and knowledge translation activities. We have a team of qualified methodologists who specialize in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, as well as program evaluations and needs assessments. We also help to build capacity by mentoring learners in the Faculty of Health Sciences who are members of your research team by teaching them about research or evaluation processes. Our services include the following:

  • Helping you focus and develop your research purpose, objectives, and design
  • Developing your proposal
  • Pursuing funding for your research or program evaluation
  • Assisting with data collection
  • Assisting with data analysis
  • Supporting knowledge translation activities

Staff
Faculty

Student Wellness Services (SWS)

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Queen’s Student Health Services provides professional health & wellness services to Queen’s students. These services are offered in a safe, caring, respectful and empowering environment, which is directed towards optimizing students’ personal, academic and overall wellbeing. We offer: doctors appointments, nursing appointments, immunizations, psychiatric servics, walk-in clinic, mental health nurse and transfer of records.

Students

Healthy Recipes

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Return to Work & Accommodation Department provides great recipe suggestions for anyone to try out and encourage a healthy recipie.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Holiday House Check

AMS Places

Holiday Housecheck is a service in which Queen’s students, employed by the AMS Municipal Affairs Commission, will collect your house’s mail and conduct a full exterior check twice weekly over the December break. This exterior check includes ensuring that all doors are closed and locked, all windows are closed and intact, examining the premises for a sign of break-in, and contacting the tenant, landlord, and/or police in the event of an incident.

Students

Housing Resource Centre

AMS Personal Wellbeing

The Housing Resource Centre offers support for students who are experiencing a conflict with a landlord or housemate in a safe and confidential space. Trained student volunteers can also answer questions and provide information on property standards, leases, tenant rights, house hunting, home security, and more.

Students

How to Guides for Engineering Students

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Culture
Belonging and Social Connection

Engineering Society has how-to guides to help guide and answer students questions

Students

HR Summit

Human Resources

Culture
Belonging and Social Connection

The Principal’s Office and Human Resources collaborate annually to host the Principal’s Holiday Reception. This event is held on Staff Appreciation Day and gives Queen’s staff and faculty the opportunity to gather together as a community and visit with colleagues. Food and monetary donations are collected during the event to support the AMS Food Bank.

Staff

Human Rights Advisory Office

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

The Human Rights Office's Advisory Service provides information to individuals or groups at Queen's regarding protections available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. They p confidential advice related to human rights and equity, educational resources, and provide training.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Human Rights Initiative Award

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

The Queen's Human Rights Initiative Award is given annually in recognition of initiatives that have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of equality and human rights at Queen's University.

Students

Indigenous Recruiter

School of Nursing Culture

In order to encourage participation by members of the Indigenous community in their post-secondary education, Queen’s School of Nursing offers Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Students

Indigenous Student Convocation Gift

Four Directions Indigenous Centre Culture

Every year, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDISC), on behalf of the University, the Indigenous Council of Queen’s University (ICQU) and the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, presents graduating Indigenous students with special gifts during their convocation ceremonies (Spring and Fall).

Students

Individualized Emergency Response Plans

Human Resources Culture

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) states that every employer shall provide individualized workplace emergency response information to employees who have identified to the employer that they have a disability that requires accommodation.

Staff
Faculty

Integral Learning Centre Constables

Engineering Society

Culture
Places

Located in the second floor plaza of the ILC, the iCons work evenings and weekends to create a supportive evironment for academic success

Students

Integrated Learning Centre

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Places

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to present the Integrated Learning Centre, a unique facility designed to support new and exciting initiatives in undergraduate engineering.

Students

Intercultural Awareness Training

QUIC - International Centre Culture

Intercultural Awarness if a five-part series of workshops which will help them to recognize that gaining intercultural awareness requires a commitment to life-long learning

Students

International Education Training

QUIC - International Centre Culture

The IETP provides competency-based training for various groups of international educators: those entering the field of international student advising, study/work abroad advising, as well as professionals at a mid-career level; it has also developed a course for individuals not directly involved in the profession but who are increasingly required to be aware and effective in an intercultural workplace, and special focus workshops that deal with issues relevant to a broad range of professionals

Students

Intramurals

Athletics and Recreation

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

The ARC offers free intramural sports where students can get together and play sports as a team.

Students

Intramurals at the BISC

BISC

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

Intramurals are always a popular part of the student experience and are a great way to get involved with peers and staff outside of the classroom. The sports vary each semester and are determined by student interest, but have included dodgeball, indoor soccer and volleyball.

Students

ISIC

SGPS Personal Wellbeing

ISIC is the only globally recognized Student ID for students currently studying full time at High school, College or University.

Students

It All Adds Up

Career Services Culture

Queen's Career Services places emphasis on how it all adds up, all the different parts of your Queen's Experience.

Students

Law and Leadership Summer Camp

Queen's School of Law Belonging and Social Connection

Queen’s Law launched the Law & Leadership Summer camp in the summer of 2018 in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area and the Kingston Police. The Camp demystifies the law for local youth aged 9-12, giving them an opportunity to learn alongside law students and other members of the legal sector within Kingston about the place of law in our society and its capacity to affect change for the better.

Students

Learning Catalogue

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Human Resources Learning and Development Department facilitates a number of programs targeted to physical health. Workshops in the Learning Catalogue that are aimed at helping staff maintain a degree of personal/professional wellness, these include: Emotional Intelligence, Learn and Use your Strengths, Mindfulness, PERMA: A Model of Psychological & Social Well-being, Personal Resilience.

Staff
Faculty

Lending Library

Human Resources Culture

Human Resources’ collection of publications is available to support your professional development needs

Staff
Faculty

LinkedIn Learning

Human Resources Culture

LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) offers almost 6,000 courses taught by industry experts and relating to business, technology and creative skills; you are able to bookmark videos, create playlists, take notes, use practice environments, and manage your profile and interests and maintain a transcript.

Students
Staff
Faculty

Live Chat Help

Arts and Science Culture

Live chat with a student service team to help you find what you are looking for and avoid having to go into the office in person. This chat feature is only available through the Faculty of Arts and Sciences with the Peer Academic Support Services - so if you need help with courses, solus, PIC, etc. it will work.

Students

Lone worker program

Campus Security and Emergency Services

Culture
Belonging and Social Connection

The Emergency Report Centre is a service that can be used if you work alone at night, on weekends or holidays available to anyone at Queen's. Their number is 613-533-6080 and you can report: where you are working, how long you will be there, and the phone number of the closest phone.

Staff
Faculty

Meal Plans Queen's

Hospitality Services Personal Wellbeing

Meal plans can be purchased at any time during the academic year, and by any upper year student not on a meal plan, including Graduate Students.There are weekly plans for those who want a certain amount of meals every week, or annual plans where you can use the meals any time during the academic year. Their meal plans turn your student card into an all-access pass for eating on campus.

Students

Mental Health Education

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Life is full situations that influence our moods, thoughts, and behaviours. While it’s normal to feel sad, nervous, or angry, when these feelings start to interfere with daily life and linger over weeks or months it could be a mental health problem.We offer a number of programs designed to help students, faculty and staff support those experiencing mental health problems.

Students

Moot Court Program

Queen's School of Law Belonging and Social Connection

At Queen’s Law, training in advocacy is an integral part of our students’ legal education. First-year students often complete an oral advocacy exercise in their small sections and may participate in the Hicks Morley Moot in labour law.

Students

MyCareer

Career Services Culture

They are the central provider of career education and employment support services at Queen's University for undergraduate, graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines.

Students

New Employee Reference Guide

Human Resources Culture

The New Employee Reference Guide is intended to provide the new employee with the tools and resources they will need in order to orient themselves to their new surroundings

Staff
Faculty

Nonacademic Advising

QUIC - International Centre Personal Wellbeing

Non-academic advising is available to international members of the Queen’s community through the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC).

Students

Note Taking service

Student Wellness Services Culture

Note taking as an accommodation is available ONLY to students who have documented disabilities and are registered with QSAS. Note taking is approved for students with disability-related functional limitations that makes it difficult for them to access academic information presented in class.

Students

Nutritional Counselling

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

Nutritional Counselling is offered through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and covers a full range of topics including:, Adjusting eating patterns to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle, Prevention/management of chronic disease through dietary changes, Eating for energy.

Students

OLTS & STOMP Program

RARC *External Belonging and Social Connection

On-Line to Success (OLTS) and Successful Transition Online and Mentoring Program (STOMP) are two transition programs run by RARC. The programs are for students going from secondary to post-secondary school, and take place from March-June. OLTS is for students in Grades 11 and 12 with learning disabilities, ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. STOMP is for students in Grades 11 and 12 with mental health disorders, including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and OCD.

Students

On-site counselor at the BISC

BISC Personal Wellbeing

The BISC On-site counselor helps students with their academic, mental and health needs.

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Online Harassment / Bullying Reporting

Human Rights and Equity Office Personal Wellbeing

Online harassment (sometimes experienced as “cyberbullying”) is a pattern of unwanted behaviour involving electronic technology that is known, or ought reasonably to be known, to be unwelcome. Online harassment typically results in the creation of an intimidating, demeaning and/or hostile working, living or learning environment.

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Open Studio

Queen's Faculty of Education

Belonging and Social Connection
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Established in 2008, the Open Studio is a community program offered to people from Kingston and the surrounding area to experience various forms of art-making. The aim is to provide informal arts learning opportunities to participants of all ages. Participants have introductory exposure and exploration within a medium, under the guidance of a practicing artist.

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Orientation

SGPS

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Belonging and Social Connection

The SGPS also organizes an Orientation Week and a range of fun and exciting social events throughout the year.

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Pathways to Education Partnerships

Queen's School of Law Culture

Queen’s has established a new partnership with Pathways in our efforts to increase community engagement and outreach in Kingston as well as exposing law school to students who have been traditionally under-represented. Pathways to Education provides support services to at-risk high school aged youth to help them successfully graduate from high school and transition into postsecondary education, training or employment.

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Peer Health Educators & Workshops

Student Wellness Services

Personal Wellbeing
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The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a group of thirty-five volunteers from Student Wellness Services that provide health outreach to students throughout campus. The PHEs organize and deliver presentations, outreach booths and workshops on a broad range of health topics including nutrition, mental health, safer substance use and sexual health to help students make healthy choices and lead balanced lives.

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Q Success First-Year Mentorship Program

Student Experience Office Culture

We want you to succeed and thrive at Queen’s, and we’ve designed the QSuccess program to help you do that. Through ongoing engagement and 1-on-1 mentoring, QSuccess aims to support first-year students develop the skills they need to succeed academically, personally, and socially, and make the most of their university experience. 

QSuccess can help you:

  • Develop skills to succeed academically, including time management, note-taking, and study skills
  • Learn to balance the academic and social demands of university life
  • Develop strategies to stay physically and mentally healthy
  • Meet peers and develop a campus community (even if remotely!)
  • Connect to other campus resources that can play a role in your success
  • Most importantly, a mentor can be a listening ear as you navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes of your first-year at Queen’s.
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Peer Support Centre

AMS Culture

The Peer Support Centre is a group of dedicated student volunteers who provide welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. Students are encouraged to come and speak with their volunteers who will listen and offer support for any and all issues.

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Pension Plan

Human Resources Culture

The Queen's Pension Plan (QPP) is designed to ensure you have income security when you reach your normal retirement date.When combined with personal savings, RRSPs, and government retirement plans, the QPP provides long-service employees with a level of retirement income which is comparable to or better than the average retirement income provided by other Canadian universities.

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Personal Counsellor

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Personal Wellbeing

The personal counsellor meets with students to discuss the stresses they may be facing and suggest coping mechanisms to ensure they are kept on track.

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Personal Credit Interest

Arts and Science Culture

Personal Credit Interests were created in order to encourage students to explore subject matter outside their program of study and to promote interdisciplinary study. All upper-year Arts and Science students will be permitted to designate up to 6.0 units of degree-credit courses for pass/fail grading, thereby minimizing any risk to the students’ GPA. Such courses designated for pass/fail grading will be referred to as Personal Interest Credits (PICs).

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Personal training

Athletics and Recreation Personal Wellbeing

The ARC is offering personal Training services with a choice of in-person and virtual training packages!

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Physical Therapy Clinic

School of Rehabilitation Personal Wellbeing

The Physical Therapy Clinic at Queen's provides physical rehabilitation services to the Queen's and Kingston community while enhancing clinical education and research opportunities within the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

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Positive Space

Human Rights and Equity Office

Personal Wellbeing
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The purpose of the Positive Space Program is to encourage the celebration of sexual and gender diversity at Queen's, so that all members of the Queen's community are affirmed and supported. Participants (students, faculty, staff) post Positive Space stickers in their work, living, or study areas to encourage such celebration. They seek to overcome both overt and subtle forms of discrimination and harassment, to avoid making assumptions about anyone's sexual orientation or gender identity, and to signal that all are welcome.

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Principals Holiday Reception

Human Resources

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Human Resources and the Principal’s office partner annually to present the Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Awards during the Principal’s Holiday Reception. These awards recognize staff members who make outstanding contributions, both directly and indirectly, to the learning and working environment at Queen’s University. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues as either individuals or as a team.

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Private Tutors

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

Many department keeps a list of available tutors for their courses: Physics Tutor List, Calculus Tutor List, Chemistry Tutor List are available on the site.

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Probono Clinic

Queen's School of Law Culture

Each year, PBSC at Queen's offers a number of community placement projects, where law students provide free legal services to local organizations. By participating with PBSC, law students develop their legal skills and increase access to justice. The program reflects the legal needs of community organizations in Kingston and in the surrounding area.

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Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality (QcHcQ)

School of Nursing Belonging and Social Connection

As an emerging leader in integrated knowledge translation, QcHcQ supports knowledge creation, capacity building, knowledge exchange, and policy development.

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Queen's Commerce Academic Advising

Commerce Society Culture

Academic Advisors are located in the Commerce Office and are available to discuss program requirements, courses, progression rules, and other topics related to academics. They can also provide referrals to other services. They are only available for Commerce Students.

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Queen's Commerce Athletics Committee

Commerce Society Belonging and Social Connection

The Queen's Commerce Athletics Committee (QCAC) is made up of 23 Queen's Commerce students organizing athletic events for the student body

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Queen's Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Officers

Commerce Society

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The Diversity and Inclusion Officers are the people to talk to about ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the commerce program or ComSoc.

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Queen's Commerce Ombudsperson

Commerce Society Personal Wellbeing

If you are struggling with mental health issues, the Ombudsperson can act as a support body and connect you with appropriate on-campus resources. Additionally, if you have complaints or concerns regarding the Commerce Program or ComSoc, please reach out to the Ombudsperson.

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Queen's Commerce Society

Commerce Society Belonging and Social Connection

The Queen’s Commerce Society (ComSoc) aims to aid in the development of committees, conferences, and student life at the Smith School of Business.

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Queen's Community Garden

AMS Places

The garden, located at West Campus, provides a gardening opportunity to Queen's community members and creates a space where people can come together and share experiences and learn new skills. This popular initiative has been operating since 2010 and consistently has a waiting list for spots. Interested gardeners are encouraged to sign up as early as possible, as garden plots will be assigned on a ‘first come first serve basis.'

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Queen's Emerging Leaders Program

Human Resources Culture

The program is designed to provide new and future managers with practical tools, support and resources they need to perform their jobs effectively and confidently. The program consists of 7 full-day training sessions for the participants (mentees), offered over a period of 7 months. In addition, each participant (mentee) will be mentored by a current Queen’s manager and Foundational Leadership Program graduate.

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Queen's Engineering Design Teams

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Belonging and Social Connection

The student design teams at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science offer students at all levels a chance to apply their budding academic and practical knowledge to a variety of challenging real-world projects.

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Queen's Engineering Parent Guide

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

At Queen's, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science recognizes that many students turn to their parents on a daily basis for advice and support. Therefore, they have prepared this Parent Guide to help you understand what your son/daughter could encounter and how best to advise them when they meet the typical hurdles associated with university life.

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Queen's Engineering Tour

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Belonging and Social Connection

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides a tour specifically for prospective Engineering Students

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Queen's Foundational Leadership Program

Human Resources Belonging and Social Connection

The Queen's Foundational Leadership Program is a comprehensive program designed to provide a solid foundation for leading and managing your employees. Developed specifically for Queen's employees, it provides us an opportunity to network with other Queen's managers and to integrate advanced management skill acquisition with leadership development.

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Queen's Law Clinic

Queen's School of Law Culture

Students take on real work that directly clinic clients and our community, under the supervision of duty counsel and clinic directors. The clinics cover everything from poverty law to business law, and co-location means you learn from your fellow students in other clinics while developing hands-on expertise in your own.

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Queen's Law Fall and Winter Classic

Queen's School of Law Culture

In partnership with student representatives Queen’s Law hosts a fall & winter event and the profits raised will go to support the local partner organizations.

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Queen's Learning Commons

Queen's Learning Commons Places

The Queen's Learning Commons is both a hub of services supporting formal academic programs and a meeting place within Stauffer Library. It encompasses physical and online environments accommodating different approaches to learning. The QLC provides resources, workshops and seminars, and one-on-one professional consultations for students who want to enhance or develop skills.

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Queen's Local Food Guide

AMS Personal Wellbeing

This guide can serve as a useful tool for learning about and accessing local food at Queen’s University and in our nearby Kingston community. It shows how accessible and convenient getting local food can be.

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Queen's Reads

Student Experience Office Belonging and Social Connection

Queen’s Reads is a common reading program that aims to engage the Queen’s community in a dialogue.

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Queen’s Law Career Services Manager

Queen's School of Law Culture

Through the Queen’s Law Career Services Manager (CSM), students will have access to a number of online resources and timely information on upcoming workshops, networking opportunities, recruitment events and job postings.

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Rape Aggression Defense Program

Campus Security and Emergency Services Personal Wellbeing

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system provides women basic information on personal safety, awareness, risk reduction and avoidance. R.A.D. teaches practical defensive techniques that require no special skills. This is employed as women learn to be more aware of their surroundings. R.A.D. also offers the opportunity to test these learned skills on a real person during an optional simulated attack session.

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Reflection and Prayer Services

Faith and Spiritual Life Personal Wellbeing

The Reflection and Prayer Services offers quiet spaces are being developed across campus where students and staff can take time for reflection, meditation and prayer to empower them in their daily life.

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Reflection Room

ASUS Personal Wellbeing

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

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Regional Assessment and Resource Centre

RARC Belonging and Social Connection

Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) provides appropriate, accurate, comprehensive and effective assessment services and follow-up services to the Queen's University student population and to persons with specific learning disabilities in the south-eastern region of Ontario.

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Registered Dietitian And Wellness Manager

Hospitality Services Personal Wellbeing

The Registered Dietitian and Wellness Manager is dedicated to making the food on campus more delicious, nutritious, sustainable and easier to navigate for those with dietary allergies and restrictions.

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Registered Programs

Athletics and Recreation Personal Wellbeing

The ARC offers an "a la carte" option. For your convenience, you do not need to be an ARC member to register for a special interest class. These programs are fun yet challenge and empower you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

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Rehabilitation Therapy Student Society

School of Rehabilitation Personal Wellbeing

The purpose of the Rehab Society is to provide channels of communication amongst its members, to act as a medium through which the diverse needs and interests of the Rehabilitation Therapy student body are served within the Faculty of Health Sciences, and to facilitate communication between the members and faculty and other governing bodies of the University, the community, professional organizations, and clinical placements.

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Research Centres

Faculty of Health Sciences Personal Wellbeing

The Research Centre's mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the people of Canada and the world through research, research education, and the translation of new knowledge into practice.

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Residence Front Desk Service

Residence Life Places

Residence Desk Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day and provide access to security and emergency services, assistance with facilities and maintenance issues, mail, check-in and check out as well as general information.

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Residence Life Coordinators

Residence Life Belonging and Social Connection

RLCs and ARLCs are available during business hours to answer questions regarding community or resident concerns.

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Return to Work and Accomodation

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Return to Work and Accommodation Department was developed to ensure creative, consistent and just assistance for those employees requiring access to accommodation and/or the Sick Leave Benefit, to avoid employee absence, unless necessary, and to ensure an early and safe return to work for all employees at Queens University.

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Safe Walk

Campus Security and Emergency Services Culture

Campus Security provides escorted walks from one point on campus to another for staff, faculty and students when Walkhome is off duty. This service is provided at any time, day or night, all year round.

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Science Quest

Engineering Society Belonging and Social Connection

Science Quest is a not-for-profit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based program operated on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario that provides STEM educational programming to youth from junior kindergarten to grade 8 in and around the Kingston community. Science Quest strives to engage and empower youth through their educational in-classroom workshops, summer camps and school year clubs sessions, all of which work towards sparking an interest in STEM within the 5000+ youth we reach annually.

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Section 900 and J Section

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

Section 900 and J Section are safety nets that allow students who have academic difficulties in the fall of their first year a chance to recover and proceed into the second year with a clear record.

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Self Help Workbooks

Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing

Self-help workbooks from Student Wellness Services are designed to help students. Workbooks include: (1) Your Best You: Improving your mood (2) Your Best You: Managing your anxiety (3) Just As I Am: The practice of self-care and compassion

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SeQure mobile app

Campus Security and Emergency Services Places

SeQure is a mobile safety app for Queen's students. It provides quick access to campus security resources, including the campus security emergency line, and student government services such as AMSWalkhome.

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Sexual Harassment Online Training

Human Rights and Equity Office Personal Wellbeing

The objective of the Online Training: Sexual Harassment tool is to provide students, staff and faculty with the basic knowledge and skills required to prevent and respond to the types of sexual harassment situations that occur within academic environments. Using interactive tools such as questionnaires and case studies, the Online training helps users recognize situations in which sexual harassment may be occurring, and provides useful information about rights, legal obligations, and resources. Users may also opt to receive a certificate of successful completion.

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Sexual Health and Resource Centre

AMS Personal Wellbeing

Sexual Health and Resource Centre or SHRC offers confidential, non-judgmental, feminist, queer-positive, pro-choice, sex-positive and non-heterosexist information and referral service. SHRC sells safer sex products & sex toys at cost.

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence of any kind, you can access a variety of supportive services both on and off-campus with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response being the main resource.

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SGPS Athletics and Wellness Commissioner

SGPS Personal Wellbeing

The Athletics and Wellness Commissioner is responsible for organizing and planning all athletic and wellness events held by the society. The Commissioner works closely with the Queen’s Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) and Student Wellness Services (SWS) to represent the interests of SGPS members.

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SGPS Health and Dental Plan

SGPS Personal Wellbeing

To help students pay for the health services they need, a collective health and dental plan has been put in place by your student association. This group Plan is unique in that it helps fill the gaps in provincial health care, while offering coverage that is competitively priced. The coverage includes health, dental, vision, and travel benefits. It covers the unexpected and provides you with preventive care services to keep you in good health.

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SGPS Peer Academic Advisor program

SGPS Culture

The SGPS Peer Academic Advisor program is here to help graduate and professional students navigate the complexities of academia during their time at Queen’s. Many questions can arise throughout seeking a graduate or a professional degree related to funding, academic resources at the University, communication strategies, and more.

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Academic Considerations for Extenuating Circumstances

Arts and Science Culture

Academic consideration for an extenuating circumstance may include but is not limited to:

  • an excused absence
  • a deferral
  • an extension
  • a modified schedule for assignments, projects, labs, or placements
  • an alternative assignment
  • a re-weighting of term marks
  • permission for an incomplete grade
  • course withdrawal without penalty (this requires an appeal to the Associate Dean of Studies)
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SOAR

Student Experience Office Culture

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

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Soulfull Singing

Faith and Spiritual Life Culture

Free your voice and find your song with this inclusive and uplifting meditative practice. Soulful Singing is an active meditative practice that promotes joy, mindfulness, creativity and community. They share songs and chants through the oral tradition, in inclusive, heart-opening gatherings that focus on presence, not performance.

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Special Awards for Staff

Human Resources Culture

Human Resources and the Principal’s office partner annually to present the Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Awards during the Principal’s Holiday Reception. These awards recognize staff members who make outstanding contributions, both directly and indirectly, to the learning and working environment at Queen’s University. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues as either individuals or as a team.

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Staff Appreciation Day

Human Resources Culture

Human Resources hosts and supports events to promote and celebrate initiatives at Queen’s University.

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Staff Certificate Programs

Human Resources Culture

Human resources offers programs for personal and professional development for Staff and Faculty at Queen's University.

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Staff Fitness Classes

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Athletics and Recreation Centre offers lunchtime fitness classes specifically for Staff and Faculty.

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Staff Lunch and Learn

Human Resources Culture

Queen’s Human Resources offers a variety of individual workshops as well as lunch and learn sessions

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STEPs Program

RARC *External Belonging and Social Connection

The STEPS program (Successful Transition from Elementary to Post-Secondary) is a two-year program for students with learning disabilities and their families in the Kingston and surrounding areas. The aim of the program is to assist students with learning disabilities to make a successful transition from elementary to secondary school and beyond. Program activities include information and training sessions for students and parents/guardians during the school year, as well as week-long summer programs to teach Adaptive Technology and prepare for high school.

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Student Academic Success Services

Student Academic Success Services Culture

Student Academic Success Services offers academic support to students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management. They welcome Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of program completion and all levels of ability.

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Student Assistantships & Experiential Learning

Queen's Library Places

Student Assistantships and Experiential Learning provides students to work up to 10 hours per week, reporting to a library supervisor. They have defined projects and/or roles in developing and delivering services.

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Student Research Hub

AMS Belonging and Social Connection

The Student Research Hub contains a comprehensive list of ways to get involved in undergraduate research at Queen’s. You can find out how to write a thesis, publish an article in a student-run journal, participate in a summer research fellowship, and more.

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Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

Four Directions Indigenous Centre Culture

Queen’s SAGE is an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional peer-mentoring program designed to support Aboriginal graduate students with the successful transition into and completion of their graduate programs. SAGE is also a student-driven mentor/support program, designed to increase Indigenous graduate students’ comfort level and relative ease within their programs, the university and the community as a whole.

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Sustainable Queen's

Sustainability Office Culture

Sustainable Queen's is a dynamic community, bringing together campus and Kingston partners pursuing climate action and sustainability efforts in all their forms.

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Swipe it Forward

Hospitality Services Personal Wellbeing

Swipe It Forward Queen’s is a pilot initiative aimed at helping to address some of the food insecurity issue’s on campus through the donation of meals from students with meal plans. The program, which runs during the academic year, is designed to provide short-term, urgent support to students in need. It is accessible by a referral from program partners.

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Take our Kids to Work Day

Human Resources Culture

Human Resources supports the Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is a national program organized by “The Learning Partnership” where Grade 9 students have the opportunity to job shadow their parent/guardian or sponsor for the day. This program highlights the importance of education, skills development, and training while giving Grade 9 students the opportunity to experience the world of work and the variety of career opportunities available to them.

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Teaching Awards

Faculty of Health Sciences Culture

Teaching Awards are to support teachers to who an outstanding job. Students and Peers can nominate a candidate by completing a nomination form and submitting it to the Dean's Office by the deadline.

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The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Places

The mission of the Centre is to encourage, enable and support the innovation activities of students, professors, entrepreneurs, regional and Canadian companies through incubators, accelerators, joint courses, workshops, internship opportunities, seminar series, conferences and business plan competitions.

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Human Rights and Equity Office

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

The Human Rights and Equity Office aims to advance a culture of human rights, equity and inclusion by inspiring and educating community stakeholders through developing and implementing innovative strategies in employment and educational equity; providing information, advice and assistance to individuals or groups at Queen’s regarding protections available under polices and legislation; providing non-judgmental sexual violence prevention and response support; and improving access for everyone on campus by removing barriers, encouraging accessibility, and promoting the duty to accommodate.

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The Lake Shift

School of Graduate Studies Belonging and Social Connection

The Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students only from Ontario universities. The retreat provides graduate students with structured time to write, workshops on tips for effective dissertation writing, opportunities to network with other graduate students and all in a beautiful location. The objective of the retreat was to enable graduate students to make substantial progress in writing their thesis and to develop foundations to maintain that momentum.

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The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

Inclusive Queen's Culture

A student-funded organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for gender empowerment.

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THRIVE

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

Thrive is a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for Queens Students, faculty, and staff. This initiative is hosted within the Queens community to help promote positive mental health and to help reduce the stigma that is still related to mental health.

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Together We Are

Human Rights and Equity Office Culture

Together We Are is a positive community of people celebrating equity, diversity and inclusion in the Queen’s and broader Kingston community. Together We Are is a safe and collaborative space where dialogue and discussion can occur. Together We Are is for the passionate, the curious and anyone looking to join a positive, community of people committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Transition Resource Guide

RARC Belonging and Social Connection

RARC has developed a comprehensive Transition Resource Guide for students transitioning to post-secondary education. This guide is a one-stop-shop for students with disabilities to learn what they need to know to be prepared for post-secondary school in Ontario. Students can find information about their rights and responsibilities, how to access accommodations at post-secondary, as well as detailed information about each post-secondary institution in Ontario. The Transition Resource Guide is meant as a starting point as you search for the best post-secondary institution for you.

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Tuition Assistance Plan

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) supports Queen's commitment to the development of employee skills, growth and well-being. It is designed to support Queen’s employees in the pursuit of their professional development and educational goals.

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Tuition Support Plan

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for the dependant children (under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's faculty and staff attending a university or college recognized under Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) or Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges). Attendance at institutions outside Canada will be evaluated individually based on accreditations and the tuition plan for the employee group.

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Tutoring

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture

Douglas Tutorials are an optional free service to help you through first year. It is a service meant to cater to your needs providing for additional academic assistance. It is a service run by students, for students. Their hired tutors are at the top of their class and excel in math, physics and chemistry. They have been hired because they are friendly, fun-loving and approachable as well as smart and experienced tutors. They are very excited to meet with you and will have special sessions running each week to help you survive your midterms and to run into your finals with full confidence.

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U-Flourish Well-Being Research

Student Wellness Services Culture
Personal Wellbeing

The U-Flourish Project is a longitudinal study that examines the well-being and academic success of students over their first year at Queen’s. The findings of the survey will help us to develop services and initiatives that will ensure a successful transition to university life. This survey is being done in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

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University Health Insurance Plan

Human Resources Personal Wellbeing

UHIP is the university health insurance plan in effect at Ontario universities. The plan provides medical coverage comparable to that received by Ontario residents.

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University Health Insurance Plan International

QUIC - International Centre Personal Wellbeing

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) offers many services and activities that support international students, visiting scholars, researchers and postdoctoral fellows during their time in Canada. The health and safety of the participants is an important part of the planning of these services and events.

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Walk Home

AMS Culture

Walkhome is a student-run safety service in Kingston, Ontario. They provide safe walks to students both on the Queen’s University Campus and within the Kingston community. They are a completely anonymous and confidential service, so their staff members do not wear any clothes identifying them as a Walkhome team. Walkhome are inclusive to all students on campus, no matter your year or faculty. When you request a walk, teams of one male and one female student will accompany you to a destination of your choosing. Whether you want enjoyable conversation, safe escort for your walk, or friends to accompany you, Walkhome is the place to call!

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Grad Student Workshops

School of Graduate Studies Culture

Graduate students may be interested in attending an assortment of workshops across theme areas in order to earn a not-for-credit Certificate in Professional Development in the process. Expanding Horizons offers workshops in six(6) skill areas and students who complete at least one (1) workshop from each of the six areas and a minimum of 12 workshops in total will receive a certificate of completion from the School of Graduate Studies.

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Transpass Program Queen's Facilities Personal Wellbeing

Queen's University is a member of Kingston Transit's Employer Transpass Program. There are many benefits to participating in the program, including:

  • discounted rate on monthly pass ($55.25 per month*)
  • payroll deduction payments
  • unlimited monthly bus rides, including express routes
  • a more environmentally friendly way to commute.

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Fireplace Room Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places The fireside lounge is a designated Indigenous space open to all students and available for regular use. The room features comfortable seating, a fireplace, Indigenous art and a large dream catcher that hangs above the fireplace. Students
ASUS Reflection Room Poster Photo Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places The ASUS Reflection Room in Kingston Hall was gifted to the Arts Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) 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 Arts Science Undergraduate Society and the Faculty of Arts Science acknowledge that Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories.

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Sacred Medicine Garden (Mshkiki Gitigan | Ononhkwa Nikahehto:ten) Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places This garden is home to a number of traditional plants and Medicines. Consult with the ATEP office if you are interested in harvesting any of the plants prior to doing so.

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The Aboriginal Teacher's Education Program Lounge Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places The Aboriginal Teacher's Education Program (ATEP) Lounge provides a vast library of resources available to students, staff and faculty. The lounge is periodically used for classes and workshops. Smudging can be done in this space and Medicines are available.

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Aboriginal Access to Engineering Student Room Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places The Aboriginal Access to Engineering (AEE) Student Room provides a space for Indigenous engineering students to gather, predominantly to study. Students
The Welcoming Room (Kanonhweratónhtshera | G’di-mikwanim) Office of Indigenous Initiatives Places This is a communal gathering space and Indigenous classroom on campus. It is a multipurpose space that can be used to hold Indigenous ceremonies and events, as well as, academic courses with a focus on Indigenous content and culture. This space can be booked by the community for events and ceremonies from 5:30 - 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and on weekends.

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Sexual Health Resources (BISC) BISC Personal Wellbeing Sexual health services are free and available to everyone regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation on the NHS. Students
Centre for Teaching and Learning Centre for Teaching and Learning Culture The Centre for Teaching and learning is the academic service unit that promotes and supports quality teaching and builds teaching and educational leadership capacity in direct support of Queen’s students’ learning experiences. They support evidence-based, innovative and sustainable strategic program enhancement initiatives, and encourage and support emerging, grassroots investigations of novel approaches to teaching and learning. Faculty
Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) QUIC-International Centre Culture Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is a support service for all members of the Queen’s community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.  Students
EngWell Hub Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture EngWell Hub is made to help engineer students at Queen's find resources available to them easily and through a fun way. They have activities on their site such as Quirky Wellness Challenges as well photo contests. They also provide exclusive EngWell workshops. Students
Recreational Clubs Rec Club

Personal Wellbeing
Belonging and Social Connection

Queen's offers various recreational clubs to aim to bring together and provide space for those interested in certain athletic activities.  Students
Recreational Run Club Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing Join Peer Health Educator (PHE) volunteers for weekly beginner/intermediate runs during the fall and/or winter terms if you want to start running, increase your distance, improve your time, and/or simply find some running buddies. Students
Career Services Career Services Culture Career Services helps undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. We offer a comprehensive range of accessible services to support and empower you in making informed decisions about your career, further education and employment next steps. Students
Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) Student Wellness Services Culture

QSAS supports individuals with various types of disabilities and access needs ranging from mild to complex. Professional staff connect directly with each student to develop individualized accommodation plans and offer the following supports and services:

  • Initial assessments to determine eligibility for services and academic accommodations
  • START-UP first-year transition program for students with disabilities
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus services and supports
  • Coaching in self-advocacy to promote autonomy and independence
  • Support related to one's disability, self-concept, disclosure, and self-advocacy
  • Advice, education, and awareness training for students, faculty, and staff on disability, accessibility, and accommodation matters
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Queen's Clubs (Sports) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Social Issues & Advocacy) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Science & Engineering) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Religious & Cultural Identity) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Public Service) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Music & Theatre) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Media & Publications) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Health & Wellness) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Government and Politics) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Environment) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Discussion and Debate) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Common Interest & Social) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Arts) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Queen's Clubs (Academic) Queen's Club Belonging and Social Connection Student clubs are a great way to meet people with common interests. They enhance what you learn in the classroom – and give you the chance to embrace your passions. Students
Dogs on Campus Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing During the fall and winter terms, join St. John’s Ambulance (SJA) Therapy Dog and their handler for a walk around campus. Students
Designated Moving Space Queen's Library Personal Wellbeing The designated movement space was created in answer to the inherently stationary nature of study. Students, staff, and faculty who are looking for an active study or research break are invited to make use of this space, which features equipment such as stationary bike desks, a bosu balance trainer, a stability ball, and medicine balls, as well a place to engage in quiet activities, such as lunges, squats, planks, and yoga poses.

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Understanding Substance Use Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This 8-week psycho-educational program is for students who are experiencing issues related to substance use, misuse, or abuse.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in topics related to substance use and learn how it affects their lives in different ways,  This group is open to students from Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College Attendance is not required at every session; students are encouraged to attend any sessions they might find helpful.   Students
PEGaSUS Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This 8-week professionally facilitated group is a safe space for students who have experienced sexual violence. Through support and education, you will get an opportunity to gain skills and strengths that build resiliency and lead to a sense of self-empowerment. Students
Learn to Deal with Stress and Anxiety Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This 6-week psycho-educational group is for students who experience stress and anxiety that may feel overwhelming. You will learn how to better understand your anxiety and learn proven strategies to cope better so you feel less overwhelmed. Students
Navigating University with Autism Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This 9-week professionally facilitated group is designed to help students with autism succeed in a university environment. You will get an opportunity to come together to share strengths and learn strategies to successfully navigate an environment designed for the neurotypical.  Students
Managing Powerful Emotions Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This professionally facilitated 10-week therapy group is for students who are struggling to manage overwhelming emotions. It is designed to help you deal with crises and teaches you to control unhelpful behaviours. This group is open to any Queen’s student living in Ontario. Students
Group Psychotherapy Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing This professionally facilitated 10-week group allows students to share what is troubling them the most and helps them understand that you are not alone with their struggles. This group encourages you to share your concerns in a safe space and is open to any Queen’s student living in Ontario. Students
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Anxiety Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing A one-hour practice over 6 weeks for students who want to improve their focus and decrease stress. Students will get the opportunity to experience a variety of mindfulness exercises in an environment that allows them to ask questions and receive feedback. In addition, the group provides accountability to keep you on track as you integrate the practice of mindfulness stress reduction into your daily life. Students
Mason Jar Soup and Stews Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing Register to receive a FREE Mason Jar that contains all the ingredients and spices to prepare a quick, easy and healthy soup or stew which makes approximately 4 servings. Students
Mindful Moments Program Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing Weekly drop-in group sessions that allow students to learn a variety of mindful practices, including Mindful Self Compassion and Mindful Meditation, that they can incorporate into their day. Students
Fresh Food Box Student Wellness Services Personal Wellbeing Peer Health Educator (PHE) volunteers put together Fresh Food Boxes for students to order and pick up on campus. Boxes contain all the fresh produce and key ingredients to prepare a quick, easy and healthy recipe which makes approximately 4 servings. Students
Principal’s Conversation Principle and Provost Office Culture

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane engages with the Queen’s community in open conversations about the values and direction of the university.

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Promise Scholars Student Awards Personal Wellbeing

The Promise Scholars program is a comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen's for local, first-generation students. The program provides dedicated financial, academic, and career support to help students complete their degree.

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Yellow House Yellow House Culture

The Yellow House* is a safe, comfortable and accountable space for queer and racialized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate and to honour their histories. The Yellow House team seeks to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices. With a strong belief that the ability to create community is integral to student wellness, the Yellow House is a safe space for marginalized students to simply 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.

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Student-Supervisor Relationships School of Graduate Studies Culture

The School of Graduate Studies has expanded supportive resources for students and their supervisors. This work builds on supervisory materials and workshops to strengthen student-supervisor relationships.

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Community Housing Community Housing Culture Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University. This includes two apartment complexes located at west campus – An Clachan and John Orr Tower– as well as a variety of apartments and houses in the University District around campus. Students
Employee Resource Groups Inclusive Queen's Culture

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help create an inclusive workplace by giving equity-seeking groups a formal structure within an organization to support their unique needs. ERGs provide opportunities for community building within organizations. They can also give employees opportunities for professional development and help the organization recruit and provide appropriate feedback to employees. When managed and used effectively, ERGs also provide an avenue for employees to learn more about diverse groups.

ERGs may coordinate activities such as networking events, speaker series, professional development activities, and mentoring programs. ERGs may also provide development opportunities for employees including project and budget management, public speaking practice, and chairing meetings. 

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Mitchell Hall Queen's Buildings Places

Mitchell Hall is the central location of Student Wellness Services. In addition, Mitchell Hall also houses other student services such as academic and research spaces.

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Ban Right Centre Ban Righ Centre Places

The Centre is an inclusive community that serves undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant, and international women students. They support students participating in online learning and those attending classrooms at Queen’s University. Services include:

  • Student Advising
  • Work Spaces
  • Napping rooms
  • Lunch
  • FInancial assistance
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Queen's University Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Places The digital Academic Calendar is used to view courses and degree plans, as well as deadlines, academic regulations, and policies. Students
Queen's Student Experience Survey Principle and Provost Office Culture A campus climate survey gathered information from Queen’s students about overall campus culture and climate, including experiences, perceptions, and behaviours with respect to diversity, inclusion, and sexual violence at the university. Students
Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism Principle and Provost Office Culture Queen's University senior leadership and deans, led by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, pledge immediate actions to confront discrimination. Students
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For Us By Us: Resources to Support QTBIPoC Student Success Yellow House Culture Resources that empower, build, and support students in the Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities on campus by centralizing and highlighting information, resources, and spaces pertinent to QTBIPOC students' lives.  Students
Absences and Academic Accommodations Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture This page was created to help students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) understand and navigate the policies and procedures for requesting Academic Consideration and Academic Accommodation. Students
EngSoc Mailbox Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture Located in the EngSoc student lounge in the ILC, this mailbox is a great spot to submit your feedback on all sorts of things, including academics. Leave your letter in a sealed envelope, addressed to who it best concerns (ex. Academic Feedback, ERB, etc.) Students
The Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC) Queen's Library Places

The Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC), located in room 120, Stauffer Library, offers a range of services, computers, assistive devices, specialized software, and quiet study space.

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Trans Family Kingston Kingston Community Culture A group of people that meet to support trans identifying people by sharing stories and offering assistance in navigating barriers faced by trans people. Students
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The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Culture The American Indian Science and Engineering Society offers STEM-focused programming such as conferences, hackathons, scholarships, internships, professional development and career resources, and leadership development summits. Students