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Mature Students and Families

Ban Righ Centre

The Ban Righ Centre provides financial and advising services for mothers and other women returning to their studies, including undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant and international women students. These students bring with them a myriad of skills and experiences that support their success and contribute to a vibrant and diverse intellectual community.

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October 18, 2017: The Ban Righ Foundation celebrated the achievements of women from the Queen’s and Kingston communities at their event “Inspiring Women – An Evening at the Isabel.” The event featured a panel discussion, hosted by Shelagh Rogers (left), poetry and musical performances and the inaugural presentation of awards recognizing two local women for their achievements as mentors and leaders in the community. Also pictured: musician Sarah Harmer, Artsci'93, Dr. Jane Errington, Reena Kukreja, and Carol Ann Budd (Sc'89 and member of Queen's Aboriginal Council). Photo by Bernard Clark

Queen's Summer Camps

Queen's offers spring and summer camps for children of all ages. From sports to geography, art, and eco-adventures, there is something for everyone. See the Queen's Camps webpage for more information. 

Programs for Elementary & High School Students

Queen’s academic enrichment courses, workshops, and activities allow elementary and high school students to explore their interests in a university environment. Students can chose from a variety of programs, including Queen's Summer Engineering Academy, the Leadership Training Program, Queen’s Community Music courses, and much more. Visit the Elementary and High School Academics webpage for further information.

Recreation Activities

The Queen's Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) offers state-of-the-art workout facilities, a pool, squash courts, and gyms. The centre also provides a wide variety of casual recreation opportunities and family activities.

Family Spaces

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The Queen's University Child Friendly Campus (QUCFC) initiative assists parents and caregivers on campus to nurture their families and pursue their scholarly and work responsibilities. The QUCFC website highlights a variety of resources (such as baby change tables and breastfeeding spaces) available both on Queen's campus and in the surrounding Kingston community.

Housing

Student families and couples are given priority for housing options in An Clachan and John Orr Tower.

  • The An Clachan Complex is a series of 19 low-rise apartment buildings (no elevator service) with spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and surrounded by courtyards and a playground.
  • John Orr Tower is a 16-story apartment building with one-bedroom apartments, mainly populated by student couples and single students.

Queen’s Day Care

Queen's Day Care Centre, an external service provider, offers childcare that is responsive to the needs of families within the Queen's community.

Employee Childcare Support Plan

The Childcare Support Plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's faculty and staff with dependent children under the age of seven. In addition, some childcare support plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven and up to the end of the month in which they turn 12.

Tuition Support Plan

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for dependents (children under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's faculty and staff. Attendance at institutions outside Canada are evaluated individually based on accreditations and the tuition plan for the employee group.

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Teaching mathematical concepts using origami in an enrichment studies program for youth

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The Barefoot Players Summer Camp