Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Undergraduate Program Assistant

Contact Information

Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B-401
68 University Avenue
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada
Tel:  (613) 533-3301
Fax: (613) 533-2986

Office Hours:

Fall/Winter Term

Monday to Friday:  8:00 AM until 4:00 PM (lunch 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)

Spring/Summer Term

Monday to Thursday:  8:00 AM until 4:00 PM (lunch 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
Friday:  8:00 AM until 12:00 PMnch 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)


Reporting to the Department Manager, the Undergraduate Program Assistant is responsible for the daily administration and operation of the undergraduate program following university, faculty, and departmental policies/guidelines. This includes screening problems for referral to the Chair of Undergraduate Studies; advising students on various program issues; responding to student inquires and making referrals to Student Counselling, Career services, and Academic Advisors when appropriate. The incumbent provides secretarial support to the department head, faculty members, and department manager.

The Undergraduate Program Assistant acts as Global Development Studies Department undergraduate liaison with both the Arts and Science faculty office, and registrar’s office including serving on undergraduate related committees. The incumbent assesses student academic records for class of degree, maintains student records, prepares necessary documentation (e.g. academic change form, grade changes, letters of permission, etc.), and routinely follows up regarding student programs. 

The Undergraduate Program Assistant also acts as the front line receptionist Global Development Studies Department.