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Statement on Student Poverty

Statement on Student Poverty


The Queen’s University English Department stands in solidarity with students, student groups, and activists working to end student poverty. Our University’s Mission—“to offer an exceptional student experience… in service to an inclusive, diverse and sustainable society”—is fundamentally compromised as student poverty erects barriers to inclusion and success. Furthermore, student poverty is counter to the very Values for which Queen’s University stands, including “Responsibility,” “Respect,” and “Wellbeing.” The English Department is committed to working with university administrators, student leaders, and government bodies to find actionable, impactful, and sustainable solutions to this urgent problem.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.