Global Engagement Strategic Plan

A new vision for the next five yearsGlobal Engagement Strategic Plan

The Queen’s Strategy calls for a new perspective on the university’s core mission: to have an impact for the greater good – not only in Canada, but worldwide. Queen’s Global Engagement Strategic Plan 2023 - 2028 presents six interrelated objectives for advancing this goal.

We are empowering the university community to make a global impact by leveraging our intellectual curiosity and diverse talents to tackle complex global challenges with an unwavering commitment to I-EDIAA.

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Our Principles for Global Engagement

As an institution of higher education and research, our global impact will ultimately depend on our ability to create a thriving global knowledge community, both at Queen’s University and with our partners worldwide. We commit to advancing this community through the following principles for global engagement.

Global Impact



Mutually Beneficial Partnership

Sustainability and Stewardship

The Whole University

Implementation and Reporting

This is a university-wide plan that will be overseen by the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Global Engagement. It will be implemented in collaboration with faculty members, students, staff, and alumni across the university, as well as with community members and global partners. 

Our Consultation Process

Explore how we involved Queen's community stakeholders to ensure that our goals align with our community's values.

Since 2020, more than 400 faculty members, students, staff, community members, and global partners have been consulted through committee engagement and one-on-one meetings.

Internal Committee/Group Consultations 

  • UCARE – April 12, 2021 and January 9, 2023 
  • Senate Education Equity Committee – April 21, 2021 and November, 2022  
  • Committee on International Student Success – February 28, 2022 
  • Provost Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning – November 28, 2022 
  • Associate VP/Associate Deans Research – December 12, 2022 
  • Queen’s University International Programs Committee (QUIPC) – 3 sessions in 2022 
  • Bader College Senior Management Team (SMT) – December 2022 
  • Graduate Studies Executive Council – January 19, 2023  
  • Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Board – January 2023 
  • Division of Student Affairs Senior Leadership Group – January 2023 
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Curriculum and Research Working Group – February 24, 2023 
  • International Student Consultation, cohosted by QUIC and AMS  - February 28, 2023 
  • Senior Management Team (SMT) – February 2023 
  • Scarborough Charter Declaration Implementation Group  

Student-Focused Consultations

  • SGPS International Students Caucus – multiple meetings in 2022  
  • AMS Assembly – January 2023 
  • AMS Senior Leadership meeting – January 2023  
  • SGPS Senior Leadership meeting – February 2023  

Initiated: October 2020

Comprised of senior leaders across the university, the committee advises on vision, values and strategic priorities for global engagement at Queen’s and on the strategy development process.

Steering Committee - Terms of Reference  

Initiated: November 2020 – March 2021

The Office of the Vice Provost, Global Engagement convened seven working groups, each focused on a specific aspect of global engagement. These working groups were critical for us to identify the core values and objectives that formed the basis of Queen’s new Global Engagement Strategy. 

Working Groups - Final Presentations and Membership Lists  

Initiated: May and June, 2022

A four-member committee from the International Association of Universities visited Kingston Campus and Bader College to meet with more than 150 members of the Queen’ community and complete the assessment of Global Engagement at Queen’s. 

IAU Committee Biographies: Link

IAU - Presentation to the Community  


In 2023, The Office of the Vice-Provost, Global Engagement and the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor launched an online consultation aimed at refining the strategic plan and ensuring that it aligned with the needs and aspirations of the community.

The online consultation received a significant response from faculty members, students, staff, community members, and global partners, who provided valuable feedback on the strategic plan. Participants were able to provide feedback through an online survey and one-on-one consultations with the Vice-Provost.

The feedback provided was diverse, constructive, and insightful, covering topics including international partnerships, study abroad programs, research collaborations, and ways that individual offices could contribute to global engagement initiatives. The Vice-Provost, Global Engagement thanks the university community for their commitment to ensuring that the Global Engagement Strategic Plan is relevant and meaningful to everyone involved.

Queen's Global Collage Featuring Bader College, Kingston at Night, VP Nigeria with Sandra den Otter, International Students

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We look forward to working together.

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