Our mission at the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is to create a learning and research culture that inspires graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to lead the way towards a better future for our global community.
Learning at Queen’s is inspired by an inclusive and collaborative community where we prioritize wellbeing for academic and professional success. Through our local and global reach, we connect our students and fellows with diverse communities to engage in collaborative knowledge creation and real world scholarship. By fostering a thriving graduate and postdoctoral culture, we lead our graduates and fellows towards a better future.
Queen’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows lead the way towards an equitable, just, and sustainable society through care, compassion, creativity, and curiosity. Our students and fellows apply advanced skills and capacities to explore questions that expand knowledge, promote wellbeing, and serve the benefit of our common good.
Through our work at the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and through graduate education and postdoctoral research we are committed to the following values.
Through an ethic of care and integrity, we are committed to advancing sustainability and to positive social change within our local and global communities.
Through compassion and respect, we strive towards a culture of inclusion and belonging with a commitment to reducing systemic barriers and inequities.
Through creativity and innovation, we work collaboratively and with our communities to create and express new knowledge that has value and impact.
Through curiosity, we pursue important questions through diverse perspectives, traditions, and forms of knowledge.
The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs has engaged in an extensive community consultation process to identify a strategic action plan and set of priorities. Our strategic priorities are articulated within our Working Group Report on Graduate Student Success. The report contains 35 recommendations with targeted actions and related timeline.