Joining Queen's

The Queen's flag flying over Grant Hall.

Queen's University: An Academic Environment Where You Can Thrive

Queen's faculty enjoy a collegial work environment and superior resources.

Queen's is synonymous with quality of teaching and research. Awards, grants, surveys and rankings confirm this year after year.

You will work with a diverse body of exceptional people:

  • More than 24,000 students from over 98 countries. First year students consistently have the highest average entering grades of any Canadian university.

  • Our faculty is drawn from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

For directions, campus tours, a campus map, an accessibility guide drop by our visitor information centre.

Ivy-covered face of a building on Queen's campus.

A Short History of Queen's

Queen's was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841, twenty-six years before Canadian Confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. The university is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory

As the earliest degree-granting institution in the United Provinces of Canada, Queen's has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country's most notable political and cultural figures.