Principal and Vice-Chancellor

[Principal and Vice Chancellor]
[Principal and Vice Chancellor]

United Nations' Sustainable Development GoalsSustainable Development Goals logo with 17 colour wheel graphic

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 wide-ranging goals adopted in 2015 by UN member states – including Canada – as central to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They cover an array of objectives including, but not limited to, eradicating poverty and hunger, increasing health and wellbeing, achieving gender equality, advancing climate action and clean energy, stimulating economic growth and innovation, and improving education. While distinct, the goals are interdependent and true progress requires committed action on each and every one.

In reflection of its UN commitment, Canada has asked every segment of society to contribute to advancing the SDGs, calling for leadership, engagement, accountability, and investment on all fronts. The country’s post-secondary institutions are uniquely positioned to help accelerate this progress in all categories. More broadly, a concerted, strategic approach to advancing the SDGs aligns all participating universities in Canada and abroad toward a common vision. 

The SDGs also align with Queen’s Strategy which will see the Queen's community solve the world's most significant and urgent challenges and further its impact in the world. 

Visit the United Nations website to learn more about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and read about Queen’s top performance in the Times Higher Education 2021 Impact Rankings.