Our future

Our promise: We’re committed to advancing outreach, research, teaching, and stewardship activities that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and tackle some of the world’s most urgent challenges – from climate change to hunger and poverty.

To track our continued progress, we’ll continue to participate in the annual Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, a global ranking that captures the role of universities in delivering on social impact and sustainability.

We encourage you to visit and explore some of the resources showcasing Queen’s actions and initiatives advancing these global goals:

Queen’s actions and initiatives

Queen's Gazette

News and updates on our latest initiatives advancing sustainability and social impact.

Sustainable Queen's

Sustainable Queen’s is a dynamic community, bringing together campus and Kingston partners pursuing climate action and sustainability efforts in all their forms.

Queen's Strategy

Together, the Queen’s community is advancing a new vision, mission, and values that empower us to tackle some of the world’s most significant and urgent challenges.

Global Engagement Strategic Plan

As an institution of higher education and research, our global impact will ultimately depend on our ability to create a thriving global knowledge community, both at Queen’s University and with our partners worldwide.

Special Advisor to the Principal on UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor has appointed Dr. Heather Aldersey as Special Advisor to create an inventory of UN SDG work at Queen's by identifying best practices and champions and create and chair a Principal's Council on UN SDGs to inform, collaborate, and innovate on the development of a UN SDG operational framework for the university.

17 Rooms at Queen's

The 17 Rooms event at Queen’s is a fast-paced, brainstorming approach to generating awareness of and action on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainability Framework

Queen’s Housing and Ancillary Service is committed to helping protect our community and environment.