School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies


Graduate students are an integral part of the research enterprise at Queen’s. The questions you pose, the experiments you run, the problems you solve and even the new ones you identify contribute to our understanding and knowledge. You are part of a vibrant research community with opportunities to work alongside many of the world’s leaders and experts. With over 50 research groups, centres and institutes and as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, Queen’s provides an extraordinary breadth and depth of research areas to explore.

Learning how to frame a research question, how to conduct research, how to position your work in the context of the current state of knowledge and how to communicate your findings are essential skills and a key element of graduate training. It’s hard work, but very satisfying and you will carry the skills learned to whatever awaits you beyond your graduate degree. Share the discoveries of some of our current and past graduate students!

Complete the training in research ethics - CORE (if applicable)

If your research involves human participants, you are required to complete a short online tutorial known as the Course on Research Ethics (CORE).  When the CORE online tutorial is successfully completed a personal certificate will be generated, which students must save as proof that they completed the training. Graduate students will also be required to include this certificate when submitting projects for research ethics approval.

More information, and a link to the CORE online tutorial, can be found on the University Research Services website 

At Queen’s University, any research project that involves human subjects must receive ethics approval of one of the university’s Ethics Board prior to the start of the project.  Health Sciences students submit to the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (HSREB).  For details, go to the HSREB section of the Office of Research Services website  

Non-health sciences students submit to the General Research Ethics Board (GREB). For details, go to the GREB section of the Office of Research Services website  

To determine if your planned research project requires this approval, contact the General Research Ethics Office 

Intellectual Property Guidelines at Queen's

Queen's guidelines to intellectual property includes copyright, trademarks and patents

Visit Queen's Library for details on general and introductory information.

Read Queen's Intellectual Properties Guidelines. (PDF 209KB) 

International Opportunities

International Opportunities

Graduate students may participate in exchanges or visiting opportunities at other universities both in Canada and across the world in order to expand their areas of study, research and experience.

Mitacs and Other Partnerships

Mitacs and Other Partnerships

Queen’s offers many opportunities for internships, practicum, clinical placement and work experience.

Queens Research

Discover Research at Queen's

A member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, Queen’s has a long history of discovery and innovation. University Research Services also provides advice and administrative support on grant applications, ethics compliance and biohazard safety.


Thesis/Dissertation Showcase

What kind of research do you want to pursue? Look at a range of theses, dissertations, and culminating projects that have been completed through various graduate programs at Queen’s as a way to spark your ideas and get you started.

Research Matters

Research Matters

A collaborative project among Ontario's universities to raise awareness about university research and build new bridges between researchers and the broader public.

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Grad Chat

An opportunity for grad students to showcase their research to the Queen's and Kingston community and how it affects us. Listen to radio (CFRC 101.9FM)