Knowledge

Indigenous Community at Queen's

By the Numbers (2020):

  • 456 Indigenous students
  • 100 Indigenous staff and faculty members

Queen’s University is committed to encouraging Indigenous students to apply to the university. In addition to numerous services and supports for Indigenous students, Queen's offers an alternative pathway for admission for first year full-time first-entry into undergraduate programs.

Queen’s University currently employs 100 self-identified Indigenous staff and faculty members. As a participant of the Federal Contractors Program,  Queen's is required to collect data on employment as it relates to the four designated groups i.e. Aboriginal peoples, women, disabled and visible minorities. For further information on the Federal Contractors Program, Canadian Workforce availability and facts and stats on hiring of Indigenous peoples please see the Human Rights and Equity Office Annual Report.

To assist the university in establishing strategies on meeting its targets according to labour market availability the Provosts Advisory Group on Employment Equity (PAGEE) was established. Find more information on PAGEE.

A new initiative for Queen's is the Indigenous Staff and Faculty Network – an internal community for staff and faculty to interact, attend social events and workshop and to collaborate university-wide. Indigenous staff and faculty are encouraged to participate and get engaged.