Resources for Graduate Students

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*New* Graduate Inclusivity Program

The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs has launched the Graduate Inclusivity Fellows program in 2024. Graduate Inclusivity Fellows are available to connect with prospective and incoming graduate students, and respond to questions from a graduate student perspective.

Prospective and incoming students can easily submit questions to fellows and connect with them through the SGSPA's Ask a Grad Student website.

Campus Resources

Student Wellness Services (Medical services, mental health services, health promotion, accessibility, workshops, resources, etc.)

Student Wellness Services (SWS) supports the personal, academic, and social health development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services. They offer a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to your health and wellness needs.

Queen's Campus Resources (PDF)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

*For teaching-related equity resources, please see the "Resources for Faculty and Instructors" section below.

Accessibility Hub

List of EDI Resources and Supports on Campus and in the Community

ASUS Student Survey

POLS Equity Issues Committee Recommendations

Professional Development

Career Services

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Also, see Affiliated Organizations

Quick Links

Forms

SOLUS

Office of the University Registrar

International Student Centre

Library resources

Resources for Faculty & Instructors

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Queen's University's Centre for Teaching and Learning supports the advancement of teaching and learning to enhance the academic experience of all Queen’s students.

OnQ Support Website

Queen's OnQ website has been developed to support students, instructors, TAs, and support staff in their use of onQ, the Queen's Learning Management System (LMS).

Teaching and Learning Spaces

Explore the centrally booked classrooms available for academic, academic ad hoc, and non academic bookings and events. Find information on classroom spaces including building location, number of student seats, features for teaching and learning, classroom technology, and accessibility.

Department of Political Studies Policy on Diversity and Inclusion in Teaching

Department of Political Studies Equity Issues Committee (EIC) Recommendations

Drafting an Equity Statement for your Syllabus (PDF, 69KB)

The Drafting an Equity Statement for your Syllabus policy memo was adopted by the Department of Political Studies in October 2019.  Including an equity statement on course syllabi is one of the recommendations of the Equity Issues Committee that can help increase diversity and inclusion in teaching. This memo includes some resources and guidelines that can help instructors.

POLS – Remote Resources

This resource has been created for the Department of Political Studies as a repository of information relevant to remote teaching and learning that is available across various units at Queen's. Technology tools, instructional videos, and best practices will be shared here. If you require assistance with a particular tool or have questions related to remote course delivery, please reach out to Samantha Martin at pols.officeassist@queensu.ca.

Political Studies Teaching Fellowships - Training Manual

This training resource covers all aspects of Teaching Fellowships in the Department of Political Studies, including: applying for a fellowship, mandatory AODA and health and safety training, offers of employment, contract payment, course content, and other important information.

POLS Anti-Racism Curriculum Revision Tool

The POLS Anti-Racism Curriculum Revision Tool was developed in 2020 by the anti-racism advisor to serve as a reference for course development or revisions, for integrating race and anti-racism as a consideration in curriculum development, ensuring meaningful BIPOC representation on syllabi and fostering an inclusive learning environment. The tool is wide-ranging, allowing instructors to reflect on questions that include everything from how to reflect on the discipline of Political Studies itself to the practical tasks of including more BIPOC voices. Instructors are not required to use this tool, but rather are encouraged to use it to continue to reflect on their courses and teaching.

Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR

The Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR is a living document, developed as a collaborative initiative between IR Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, as well as collaborators from other institutions.

An onQ course has been created for the Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR, accessible only to Queen's students and employees at this time.  Enrollment instructions are available hereHow to Self Enrol - IR Resource Bank OnQ Course

If you have questions or additions, feel free to send them to rbgir.pols@queensu.ca.

Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants, and Work-Study Programs

Universities Canada

Canadian Bureau for International Education

Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan

Government of Canada International Scholarship Programs Listing

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2024/2025)

Queen's General Bursary

Queen's Graduate Calendar link to Other External Awards

Queen's Graduate Student Conference Award (contact Graduate Assistant gradpols@queensu.ca)

Queen’s University Student Awards

Queen's University Work-Study Program

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Society of Graduate & Professional Students Funds and Programs

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships