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Student Research

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Student Research

Student Researchers

Student Researchers

At Queen’s we embrace the concept of embedding research into all aspects of the student learning experience. We seek to create opportunities for all who study at Queen’s – whether undergraduates, graduates, or postdoctoral fellows – to apply their passion, curiosity, and problem-solving abilities to society’s most significant and urgent challenges.

The exceptional pool of students and postdoctoral fellows at Queen’s represents an unrivaled talent base that has broad impact. Some of the nationally recognized achievements of Queen's student researchers and postdoctoral fellows since 2010 include holding 29 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, 5 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, and 7 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Anamika Rawat

Student Spotlight: The Importance of Plant Immunity  Meet Dr. Anamika Rawat

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology

Kel Martin

Student Spotlight: Queer and Trans Thrival in Research and On Campus – Meet Kel Martin

Master's Student, Education

 Abdul Rahman Alashraf

Student Spotlight: Protecting Communities Against Covid-19 Variants and Other Viruses – Meet Dr. Abdul Rahman Alashraf

Postdoctoral Fellow, Beaty Water Research Centre

Line Drapeau

Student Spotlight: Market Competition and Community Impact Meet Line Drapeau

PhD Candidate, Management

Shannon Gravelle

Student Spotlight: Clinical Practice, Research, and Leadership: Becoming the Best OT She Can Be  Meet Shannon Gravelle

Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research

Much of the vibrant research conducted at Queen’s depends on robust, productive, and flourishing research collaborations between world-class faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Graduate research at Queen’s helps students acquire refined and distinctive skills for employment in industry and academia. Queen’s graduate students and post-doctoral fellows perform crucial roles in advancing research discoveries in all fields with wide-ranging impact. See the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs for more information on programs.

Queen’s is proud to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by providing:

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Undergraduate Research

Queen’s is committed to fostering opportunities for undergraduate research. Research experience at this level provides a foundation for students to acquire industry-ready skills and prepare for further education.

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Curricular Opportunities

  • Thesis/Independent Study: Consult individual departments about a potential thesis or independent study project during the final year
  • Major Map: Consult the Career Services resource for research opportunities unique to specific majors and/or disciplines
  • Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship: Funding for projects at Queen’s Kingston campus and Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England
  • Internships and Field Studies: Develop professional and academic skills with the Queen’s University Internship Program or on-site field research opportunities

A New Light

Robert Cichocki
Tired of seeing roads being dug up to replace aging pipe infrastructure? Civil engineering research at Queen’s is bringing a new light to innovative, no-dig rehabilitation techniques. In this image, a UV light train is being prepared to help rehabilitate the adjacent corrugated steel pipe. The inside of the pipe has been lined with a fabric fibreglass tube embedded with UV cure resin. When the light train passes through the tube, the UV cures the resin solid and transforms the fabric tube into a solid liner. The new liner and pipe will further undergo buried experiments that will bring new insight into the structural behaviour of these systems.
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GeoEngineering lab, Queen's University
PhD Student, Civil Engineering
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One of the top universities in Canada, Queen’s has a long history of discovery and innovation that has shaped our knowledge and addressed some of the world’s most pressing questions.
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