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Queen’s English Department Student Council (DSC)

Queen’s English Department Student Council

The English Department Student Council (DSC) at Queen’s University is composed entirely of students who are pursuing a Major, Medial or Minor in English.

The DSC hosts events throughout the year, advocates for the undergraduate student experience, and acts as a support for all those enrolled in the English program at the undergraduate level.



Founded by the English Department Student Council in 2020, Quilt strives to spotlight the best, most thought-provoking academic and creative work that undergraduate students at Queen’s have to offer.

Lake Effect

Lake Effect

Created and edited by Carolyn Smart, the founder of the Creative Writing program at Queen’s, the Lake Effect anthologies are the capstone of our Creative Writing courses. Students in CWRI 496 participate in an intensive seminar in publishing, culminating in a class-produced anthology and public reading. Lake Effect 10, published in 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the Lake Effect project.

Queens Undergraduate Conference in Literature (QUCL)

Queens Undergraduate Conference in Literature

The Queen's Undergraduate Conference in Literature (QUCL) strengthens the bond between Undergraduate and Graduate students within the English Department. Graduate students offer Undergraduates help and advice in developing their work for presentation at the conference, giving them insight into the professional side of our discipline.

This conference provides a valuable opportunity for students to take their work to the next level and to share it with a wider audience.

Awards for Undergraduate Students in English

Awards for Undergraduate Students in English

The Department of English recognizes the hard work, talent, and brilliance of its undergraduate students with over 30 awards annually to returning and graduating students per year.

The support of our alumni and friends ensures the continuity of our many undergraduate awards.

To see a full list of the awards and recipients please visit our Awards and Giving page.

Yellow House at Queen’s

Yellow House at Queen’s

The Yellow House is a space for community-building. It is home to various social justice seeking clubs on campus, including

  • The African Caribbean Society (ACSA)
  • Levana Gender Advocacy Centre (LGAC)
  • Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS)
  • Queen’s University Muslim Students’ Association (QUMSA)

The Yellow House is a safe and accountable space for queer, racialized, and marginalized communities at Queen’s. Visit the Yellow House website to learn more about the clubs.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

The Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at Queen’s seeks to enhance the development and well-being of the Queen's University Indigenous Community. Four Directions welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous experience in Canada. In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, The Centre strives to support individual Indigenous Students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

International Centre (QUIC)

International Centre

The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) offers non-academic support for international students and other international members of the Queen's Community. Any Queen's University student may participate in the QUIC social events, training and other educational programs.

Opportunities with the Alma Mater Society

Opportunities with the Alma Mater Society

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is an association composed almost entirely of students, working to serve and support the entire undergraduate body at Queen’s.

For employment, volunteer, governance opportunities and resources on a larger University wide scale, visit the AMS website.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



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