Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal

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Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

OFFICE OF THE

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

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Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Queen's students are drawn from all across Canada and more than 123 countries around the world. International enrolment is approximately 27% at the graduate level and 11% at the undergraduate level.

Queen's encourages and provides support for numerous program initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum and the learning environment, and places a strong emphasis on providing students with opportunities to gain international experience.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information 

Last updated Monday, August 24, 2020

Queen’s University administrators are actively monitoring reports on the evolving outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 that can cause acute upper respiratory illness and pneumonia. Protecting the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty, whether on campus in Kingston, at SmithToronto, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), or elsewhere in the world, are our primary concerns, ​and we are continuously assessing what may be required in response to any spread of the virus.

Please review the dedicated Queen's University COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information from the university.

 

Latest update:
Monday, August 24, 2020:
All university-sponsored international travel remains suspended indefinitely.

 

All university-sponsored international travel suspended indefinitely
All university-sponsored travel is suspended. Queen’s University has suspended all university-sponsored travel outside of Canada indefinitely. This affects students, staff, and faculty and includes all future exchange, study abroad, letters of permission, faculty-led programs, internships, research placements, community-engaged learning, practicums, and conferences. This suspension also applies to incoming travel by visitors outside of Canada coming to Queen’s. In specific circumstances, waivers may be granted. Please email the Office of the Vice-Provost (International).
Fall 2020 International Letter of Permission FAQs published
If you are a student who is currently outside Canada and you are considering applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) for the Fall 2020 term, please read this update.
Information for students planning to participate in international exchange, Fall 2020
Please read this letter written by the Associate Vice-Principal (Research & International) and FAQs for students planning to participate in international exchange in fall 2020.
COVID-19 FAQs: for University Travel and for Returning Students
Please consult our Travel FAQs and our Returning Student FAQs.
Financial support for travel affected by COVID-19

Queen’s University will be providing financial support for students returning to Canada or to your home country from university-sponsored activities, including: exchange, study abroad, faculty-led programs, internships, research placements, community-engaged learning, and practicums.

Eligible expenses for financial support:

  • Fees for changes to a return ticket to enable an earlier departure. Any credit that you are given by the airline for cancelling/changing the original ticket must be deducted from the reimbursement request. 
  • Reimbursement for the purchase of a single economy-class ticket home.  Any credit that you are given by the airline for cancelling the original ticket must be deducted from the reimbursement request. 
  • Some support for accommodation fees that are unable to be waived, including temporary accommodation while you wait for your flight (up to two weeks maximum).

Retain all receipts and documentation for travel and accommodation expenses.  They will be required to process the reimbursement. 

Click here for more information specifically for returning students.

Advice for Queen's community members returning to Canada

If you are returning to your home in Canada, it is vital to follow the advice for returning travellers provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and your local public health authority to minimize the risk of transmission. 

As advised by our local public health authority, limit your contact with others for 14 days, starting the day you began your journey to Canada. This means self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days. You do not need to return to Kingston. Contact the public health authority in your province or territory within 24 hours of arriving in Canada for advice.

You can reduce the risk of spreading infection by following prevention measures when returning to Canada.  Queen’s Coronavirus Covid-19 website provides constantly-updated information, including information on how to protect yourself and others.  We strongly encourage you to regularly monitor the news and public health agency information for the country, province, city etc. to which you will be returning. 

Latest updates from the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Monday, August 24: All university-sponsored international travel remains suspended indefinitely

Tuesday, July 21: FAQs issued for ILOP applicants

  • Find the FAQs here.

Wednesday, June 3: FAQs for Mitacs Globalink Research Awards

  • Find the FAQs here.

Thursday, May 21: FAQs for students planning to participate in international exchange, fall 2020

  • Find the FAQs here.

Wednesday, May 13: Letter from Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International) to students planning to participate in international exchange, fall 2020

  • Letter posted here.

Friday, March 27: Letter from Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International) to returning Queen's students

  • Letter posted here.

Friday, March 27: FAQs for Returning Students added to this website.

  • Find the FAQs here.

Wednesday, March 18: Travel FAQs added to this website

  • Find the FAQs here.

Tuesday, March 17: Students who have not yet returned from university-sanctioned international activities are recalled

  • Queen’s university recalls students who have not yet returned from university-sanctioned international activities and offers financial and travel logistics support. Read more.

Monday, March 16: Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) to work remotely until further notice

  • In line with the directive issued by Principal Deane on Monday, March 16, staff in the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) will be working remotely from Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Although colleagues in the office will not be answering their office phones, they can still be contacted via email.

Saturday, March 14: Message from the Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International) to Queen's community members abroad

Thursday, March 12: All university-sponsored travel suspended

  • At this time and effective immediately, Queen’s University is suspending indefinitely all university-sponsored travel outside of Canada. We make this decision with guidance from Public Health and Global Affairs Canada. This will affect students, staff, and faculty and includes all future exchange, study abroad, letters of permission, faculty-led programs, internships, research placements, community-engaged learning, practicums, and conferences. This suspension also applies to incoming travel by visitors outside of Canada coming to Queen’s. 
  • In specific circumstances, waivers may be granted. Please consult the Office of the Associate Vice Principal International (global@queensu.ca). 
  • Please review the dedicated Queen's University COVID-19 travel advice webpage for the most up-to-date information.

 


International at Queen's

  • The university has a robust program of international exchange, involving bilateral agreements with more than 150 universities in 40 countries, and also has access to a further 60 universities through consortial exchanges.
  • Queen's operates an international campus, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, U.K., that offers high-quality programs in humanities, social sciences, business and law. Two special features are small class size and a rich program of field studies that are integral to every course. The BISC accepts students from universities around the world.
  • The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides many programs and services to support the international and domestic student population. QUIC also provides resources for students who are seeking to deepen their international engagement by participating in activities on campus that expose them to a global perspective.

Pictured Sandra den Otter, Associate Vice-Principal (Research & International)

Dr. Sandra den Otter joined the research portfolio as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in August 2018. This was expanded to include the interim position of Associate Vice-Principal (International) for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. den Otter, Department of History at Queen’s University, researches and teaches in the area of late 18th, 19th and 20th century Britain, colonialism and post-colonialism. She has a particular expertise in the history of colonial legal cultures, ideas of social welfare and humanitarianism, and the history of the social sciences. For five years, she served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen’s, with broad responsibilities and success in the support of graduate student research achievement and new program development.

As part of the Research portfolio, Dr. den Otter will advance the University’s research mission, working with the faculties, faculty members and the broader research community to enhance capacity for research and innovation across a wide variety of disciplines.

The International portfolio oversees the Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan and supports strategic international relationships, institutional coordination, communication and collaboration among partners, faculties, schools and units to assist students, faculty members and staff across campus involved in international learning, research and planning.

Comprehensive International Plan

Queen's Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) guides the university’s international activities and initiatives, decision-making, and resource allocation so that they reflect Queen's standards of excellence and are in alignment with the goals and objectives of Queen's Strategic Framework.

The QUCIP, which guides Queen’s international planning until 2019, is built on four themes:

  • International Research Engagement
  • International Mobility
  • International Enrolment Management
  • International at Home

Download the Comprehensive International Plan (1 MB)

Learn more about the QUCIP...