Indigenization - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility

Hospitality Services is part of Housing and Ancillary Services. Together, we embrace diversity and empower all community members to thrive. We welcome and support students, faculty, and staff from all cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to creating and supporting communities where equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity are embraced and celebrated. 

We acknowledge that identity is multi-dimensional, understand privilege as dynamic and situated, and recognize that we have work to do in this area. We are actively working to eliminate discrimination, injustice, and violence; and engage our communities in dialogue and action.

Hospitality Services is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone through our cultural events, educational opportunities, and campus community involvement.  


Traditions: Storytelling Through Food with Chef Joseph Shawana

Chef Joseph presented a culinary training with our team and shared foundations of Indigenous foods systems, ingredient history, and methods of modernizing and de-colonizing Indigenous recipes.


Dining halls came alive celebrating the festival of lights. 

A Diwali inspired dinner was served, along with music, decorations and much more!

Lunar New Year

Students were welcomed in Leonard dining hall for Lunar New Year by sight and sound.

The dining hall was filled with festive decor and music playing from a curated playlist from our partnering student groups. 

Activity booths were held by (Queen’s University International Centre) and the (Queen’s Hong Kong Students’ Association) featuring a red envelope making station.

Collaborating with Students

We love to collaborate with student groups on menu planning for upcoming cultural events, and we value their feedback.  


Our Commitment to 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Positive Space Training

Our management team participated in Positive Space training. This program offers visibility and support to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Rainbow Registered

Queen’s Hospitality Services is an accredited Rainbow Registered organization recognized by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce for meeting a stringent set of standards to ensure diverse and inclusive practices that support a safe and welcoming environment. 

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March of Dimes

Queen’s Hospitality Services is honoured to be recognized by the March of Dimes for their equitable and inclusive hiring practices. We have partnered with the March of Dimes for more than 10 years, participating in initiatives such as Dolphin Mentoring Day where organizational leaders partner with a motivated job seeker with a disability for a full- or half-day of job shadowing. Through these programs we have successfully onboarded 10 employees, several of whom are long-term employees. We strongly believe that diversity and inclusive hiring has strengthened our campus team, promoting a broader respect for different backgrounds and perspectives.

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