As one of the leading universities in Canada, Queen’s offers a vibrant and supportive community for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to conduct their research and training. Queen's professional programs and research-centred degrees reflect the University’s excellence as a space for forward thinkers. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty provide effective supervision for students and fellows working in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary facilities. These active hubs engage productively with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is an exciting time to join the SGSPA at Queen’s because the University, through its new Strategic Research Plan, affirms a renewed focus on teaching and research and highlights the significant role played by students and fellows in this area.
Member of U15
$28 Million in Funding for Graduate Students Each Year
22 Research Centres & Institutes
51 Canada Research Chairs
Ranks #1 in Canada: 2021 Times Higher Education Sustainability Impact Rankings
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have many opportunities to share their work and receive training through the Professional Development series, 3 Minute Thesis competition, Grad Chat, PhD Community Initiative, and more. Health and wellbeing resources are available to our graduate students and postdocs, enabling and promoting academic, professional, and personal success. A federal and provincial investment of $36 million provided a Student Wellness and Innovation Centre, helping to put your ideas in motion. The SGSPA is here to ensure your time at Queen’s is as productive and rewarding as possible.
The beautiful city of Kingston surrounds the University’s diverse and inclusive campus. Kingston, located in eastern Ontario, is close to three major cities (Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal) and is also a perfect city to enjoy Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River (Thousand Islands), and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO designated World Heritage site). With plenty of restaurants, museums, galleries, performance venues, music festivals, green spaces and historical sites, the city is rich in culture with plenty to see and do. Kingston is ideal for graduate students and postdocs with families with resources for you and your loved ones. Queen’s own Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts demonstrate the University’s commitment to the arts and offer programs for families.