Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Resources for Students

Campus Services

Academic Support Services:

Arts and Sciences Advising Appointments

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers regularly scheduled walk-in hours called “Intake” advising.  Intake appointments may be booked on the day of the appointment.  We do not prebook Intake appointments.  You may book an Intake appointment by visiting our office or by calling us at +1 (613) 533-2470.  Please note that during our peak periods our advising slots fill up very quickly so we advise that you call or drop by our office when we open at 8:30 am to schedule an intake appointment for that day.

Student Services
Dunning Hall, Main Floor,
Phone: (613)-533-2470
Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The Ban Righ Centre

The Ban Righ Centre is a safe, welcoming meeting place and drop-in resource centre. We assist women of all ages, especially those who are returning to university after a time away, to continue formal or informal education in an atmosphere where you will meet others with similar experiences and concerns with informed, supportive staff.

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

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

IT Services

Queen's Information Technology Services.

Name Change Resources

See the Registrar's page:, section 3 of the pull-down menu.

Queen's Library

Queen’s has six libraries on campus and countless other ways to access the information  including online journals, databases and e-books

Queen's Learning Commons

The Queen's Learning Commons is a hub of services supporting formal academic programs, and a meeting place in Stauffer Library. Faculty and teaching assistants can request course-specific instruction for their students in research, writing, learning, and technical skills. Together, the four partners - the Adaptive Technology Centre, IT Services, Student Academic Success Services: The Writing Centre and Learning Strategies, and Queen's Library  - provide a welcoming and inclusive setting where students create their own lively and ever-changing space for learning.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Student Academic Success Services comprises Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre which offer academic support to  students who wish to develop their skills in critical thinking, reading, learning, studying, writing, and self-management.

Arts and Cultural Groups:

Nightwood Theatre

One of Canada's few feminist theatre venues.

Reelout Lending Library

The Department of Gender Studies has an institutional membership from the Reelout Lending Library - website for Reelout Film Festival (January-February each year)

Student Health, Wellness and Safety Services:

Campus Accessibility Guide

Access Champions

Access Champions are volunteers who work to support equitable access to services and space at Queen's University. The service is available to anyone, including community members, who experiences challengers or barriers on Queen's Campus

Division of Student Affairs

Student Safety, Sexual Harassment links to counsellor and resources - Student Affairs website
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group - link to Report and Recommendations

Campus Security

Queen's Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

Graduate Peer Support Centre

The Graduate Peer Support Centre is a group of student volunteers who provide a confidential and welcoming peer-based support to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s University. The Centre adheres to a peer support model; the philosophy behind this model is that for some individuals, and for some areas of individual concern, the assistance provided by a peer will be the most effective form of support. The peer volunteers are trained in active listening, suicide intervention, and are well-versed in resource referral to suit the diverse needs of Graduate and Professional students. This model is founded on: self-determination and equality, mutuality and empathy and active listening skills. The centre is located in JDUC Room 205 and is operational as a drop-in service during the following hours: Monday 9am-1pm; Tuesday 1pm-5pm; Wednesday 5pm-9pm, and Thursday 1pm-5pm.


The Walk Home Service is an escort service for students provided by the Alma Mater Society. Staffed by students who will walk you from one point to another within Walk Home's boundaries, Walk Home is open between dusk and 2 or 3 am. A team of one male and one female will walk or bike with you to your destination. Stop by the Infobank or call 533-9255 (533-WALK).
Walk Home page of Division of Student Affairs

Social Justice and Equity Groups


EQuiP is a Queen’s student group that is dedicated to lobbying for LGBTQ rights as well as working to inform and educate the Queen’s and Kingston communities on queer issues. Throughout the academic year, EQuiP organizes social and political events with the goal of raising awareness of queer issues as well as providing a friendly environment for queer and queer-positive students, faculty, staff and alumni to gather and socialize.

Equity Office

Henry Report

Systemic Racism Towards Faculty of Colour and Aboriginal Faculty (pdf 309kb)

Human Rights Office

Levana Gender Advocacy Centre

No Big Deal Campaign

The NBD Campaign is a positive and affirming response to the recent conflict around transgender peoples’ pronouns, including gender-neutral ones like singular they/them and ze/hir (instead of she/her or he/him).

Using someone’s gender pronoun is an easy way to show your support for everyone’s right to live safely and well in their gender identity. It can make a world of difference when the correct pronoun is used, and when others begin to catch their own mistakes, say sorry, and just move on. Another way to support users is to indicate your own pronoun preference (whether you are transgender or no, as we all have a preference).

OPIRG Kingston

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Kingston is dedicated to research, education, and action in the public interest. It is predominantly student-funded and student-run, but strives to maintain a balance of support and direction from the wider Kingston community. OPIRG Kingston exists to serve as a training ground for concerned citizens to recognize and engage the problems of society. OPIRG has been in Kingston since 1992. The PIRG movement started in the 1970s and has spread to over 200 PIRGs across North America. PIRGs are democratic, independent, non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations.

Positive Space Program

A Positive Space program brings visibility and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans individuals. A Positive Space indicator (sticker) on an office door, workspace, or living space identifies the occupant as accepting and being supportive of these communities. Participants in the program answer questions, provide assistance, suggest resources, and refer individuals to appropriate offices and services. Positive Space campaigns have been established at other universities (University of Toronto, University of Calgary, and York University). Three groups sponsor the Queen's program: OPIRG Kingston, the Human Rights Office, and the Education on Queer Issues Project (EQUIP).

Principal's Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity and Inclusion

Various historical background can be found on the PICRDI site:

Queen's Feminist Review

Queen's University's only feminist-minded and -inspired annual literary review