Our Actions and Goals

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Our goals in action

Research and innovation

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Research expertise

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations is Canada’s premier university-based centre for research on federalism and intergovernmental relations, both in Canada and in countries around the world.

Research that shapes public policy

The John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy in the Department of Economics informs policy-making in Canada and abroad by focusing on policy-relevant research in economics and related fields.

Serving those who serve us

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research hub in Kingston is a collaboration between Queen’s and the Royal Military College of Canada. The Institute aims to enhance the lives of Canadian military personnel, Veterans, and their families through specialized health research.

Teaching and student life

Educating current and future leaders

The one-year, multi-disciplinary Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has been preparing full-time students to enter leadership roles in public service and policy-making for more than 35 years.

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More than 1000 alumni from the Professional Master of Public Administration (PMPA) have gone on to senior roles at all levels of government.

Student representation and leadership

The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS), as our student government is called, is one of our university's key distinguishing factors. AMS is responsible for many of the services and opportunities available on campus and represents the needs of the students to university administration.

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Queen's AMS

The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) is Canada’s oldest undergraduate student government.

Community impact

Forging an economic partnership

Queen’s has signed an agreement with the City of Kingston to support innovation, economic development, and the retention of young people in the community. Innovation is a focus at Queen’s with the aim of fostering economic development through education, research, and commercialization.

Listening to our community

Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane has expressed his eagerness to listen to members of the Queen’s and Kingston community as part of developing any strategic plans. In 2019, he launched a consultation process with the university community. He has also hosted a Kingston community breakfast, during which he pledged to work with local businesses, politicians, and other stakeholders from across the region to build a strong future for Kingston and the surrounding area.

Listening to our community
Principal Patrick Deane takes questions from guests of the 2019 Principal’s Community Breakfast, following introductions by United Way of KFL&A CEO Bhavana Varma and Jessup Food & Heritage’s Paul Fortier.

Global reach

Fostering healthy relationships among children

PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network) is a national research hub comprised of researchers from 30 universities as well as organizations across the country that is developing solutions to prevent violence and bullying among children and youth. The organization was co-founded and is led by Dr. Wendy Craig, an award-winning professor of psychology.

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Dr. Wendy Craig (Psychology), co-founder and Scientific co-Director of PREVNet

Administration and operations

University governance measures

The Queen’s Board of Trustees is the university’s highest governing body and is responsible for the overall operations of the university. It includes elected representation from undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.

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Queen's University Richardson Hall

Diversity at the university’s highest levels

The Board of Trustees’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Indigenization Action Plan instructs the Board to consider Diversity and Inclusion in its own composition and that of its working groups. It also requires the consideration of diversity in all its mandates and policies.

Commitment to free speech

Queen’s Free Expression Policy protects free speech on campus. It includes the right of any person, group, or community to communicate opinions and ideas without interference, censorship, or sanction, including the right to engage in peaceful protest about the content of the free expression of others.

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Queen's University Richardson Hall

2021 Announcement

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