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Research Impact

Research Impact
Research Impact

Ontario government invests in Queen's research

March 21, 2024

The university receives provincial funding to advance research projects and ensure Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.

Recognizing early-career research excellence

March 21, 2024

Three researchers are recognized with Queen’s highest internal research award for their field-leading research and innovation.

Celebrating research prize and award winners

March 7, 2024

Queen's recognizes 80 scholars at Applause: A Celebration of Research Excellence.

New Chairs and over $40M in funding for Queen’s

March 13, 2024

Queen’s researchers receive funding from the Government of Canada to advance research across disciplines, tackling issues from climate change to human health and materials discovery.

Canada Research Chairs advance asthma and climate policy research

March 13, 2024

Eva Kaufmann is appointed the Canada Research Chair in Immunology and Inflammation, while Kyla Tienhaara is renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment.

Empowering transformative research

March 13, 2024

Three Queen’s research teams have been awarded over $18M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to advance projects in translational medicine, nuclear energy, and environmental sciences.

Queen’s attracts world-renowned nuclear materials scientist

March 8, 2024

Yanwen Zhang will join Queen’s as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Impact of Radiation in Energy and Advanced Technologies.

Curating medical cultural heritage

February 26, 2024

Queen’s researcher Allison Morehead (Art History) is among a group of international researchers who will be receiving support from the Matariki Seed Fund. 

Dr. Sheela Abraham named a Terry Fox New Investigator

February 22, 2024

Dr. Sheela Abraham has been named a Terry Fox New Investigator in support of her ground-breaking research on acute myeloid leukemia. 

Clinical trial results could transform cervical cancer treatment

February 29, 2024

New Queen's-supported research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates that a simple hysterectomy is an effective treatment for low-risk, early-stage cervical cancer, signaling a potential shift in cancer care.

Cosmic Goldilocks

February 21, 2024

Astronomy researcher Kristine Spekkens explains why total solar eclipses are rare in the universe.

Researchers awarded $4 million in federal health funding

February 12, 2024

Researchers from Queen’s have secured funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for projects tackling chronic diseases, cancer, and other Canadian health challenges.

Investigating the molecular mysteries of cancer

February 9, 2024

Spotlighting the invaluable contributions of women in our research community, as part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Celebrating women's leadership in science

February 9, 2024

Queen’s highlights exceptional STEM researchers recognized for outstanding scholarship, novel innovations, and groundbreaking discoveries on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Discovery is about time and flexibility

February 8, 2024

Discovery research is all about chasing advances over the long term while having the freedom to adapt as new findings emerge – to innovate wherever the research leads.

Graduate research connects to past and present

February 6, 2024

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies has honoured Célia Romulus, a recent PhD recipient from the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, with the 2023 CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category.

Finding the right support for people with disabilities

February 6, 2024

How natural support makes communities stronger.

Smith business celebrates research excellence

January 31, 2024

Five faculty and two students were recognized by their peers for their exceptional contributions both to and beyond the business school.

Shining a spotlight on mental health research

January 26, 2024

Queen’s researchers are tackling the Canadian mental health crisis.

Serving those who serve us

January 24, 2024

A Queen’s-based research institute has been at the forefront of improving the health and well-being of Canadian Armed Forces veterans, military personnel, and their families.

International honour for research in health geography

December 11, 2023

Queen’s Vice-Principal (Research), Nancy Ross, receives career research award from the American Association of Geographers.

School of Rehabilitation Therapy research spotlight: control, learning and recovery

December 8, 2023

The School of Rehabilitation’s programs of research help advance understanding of the influence of development, health, illness and injury on the control, learning, recovery and integration of goal-directed movement in meaningful functional activities across the lifespan. 

Research data support

December 8, 2023

 Queen’s is participating in the "Building Campus Strategies for Coordinated Data Support" initiative, a cohort-based project with 29 universities across Canada and the US.

Advancing accessibility and inclusion

December 8, 2023

Queen’s researchers are breaking down barriers, enhancing accessibility, and shifting the narrative for a more inclusive future.

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou awarded 2023 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award

November 24, 2023

Established by Dr. J.V. Basmajian in memory of his parents, the Basmajian Award is granted annually to Queen’s Health Sciences’ (QHS) faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to health research.

Research evaluates infertility and risk of autism spectrum disorder

November 24, 2023

Clinician scientist Maria Velez led the study, which included data from 1.3 million children born in Ontario.

Good bot, bad bot

November 10, 2023

A day dedicated to robotics and AI research.

Partnering for energy transition

November 3, 2023

Queen's signs agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to advance nuclear research.

Capturing immunotherapy response in a blood drop

October 31, 2023

Promising liquid biopsy research unlocks approach for lung cancer treatment decisions.

School of Rehabilitation Therapy research spotlight: from robotics to mental health

October 13, 2023

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s (SRT) programs of research help advance understanding of the influence of development, health, illness and injury on the control, learning, recovery and integration of goal-directed movement in meaningful functional activities across the lifespan. 

Ahmed Hassan earns prestigious Mustafa Prize

October 6, 2023

Faculty of Arts and Science professor, Ahmed Hassan (School of Computing), is a recipient of the 2023 Mustafa Prize in recognition of his achievements in AI-guided Software Engineering, having created the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) field over two decades ago.

Smith Engineering launches support for three emerging research clusters

September 29, 2023

Smimth Engineering has selected three emerging research clusters to support their evolution into future research centres. By providing support to these emerging clusters, the Faculty aims to foster innovation, collaboration, and excellence in research while addressing pressing global challenges.

Ryan Grant awarded $2M from NSERC and Mitacs

September 29, 2023

Ryan Grant, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a research grant from NSERC and Mitacs in collaboration with Rockport Networks to significantly increase the speed at which computers share information.

Call for nominations - Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards

September 29, 2023

The nomination period for the Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards is now open until Jan. 31, 2024.

Medical historian Jacalyn Duffin awarded Hannah Medal

September 22, 2023

Medical historian and professor emerita, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, has been awarded the Jason A. Hannah Medal by the Royal Society of Canada

New research sets off alarm bells

September 22, 2023

Accelerated warming has pushed Great Slave Lake across important ecological thresholds.

Breaking down walls for a net-zero future

September 14, 2023

Queen’s researcher Cao Thang Dinh has won the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year, Engineering and Technology category.

Royal Society awards

September 14, 2023

Queen’s researchers John Smol and Jacalyn Duffin have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada for their research excellence.

Royal recognition

September 8, 2023

Canada’s national academy, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today the induction of its 2023 cohort of new fellows and College members. The cohort includes two Queen’s faculty members: Tucker Carrington (Chemistry), as a fellow of the RSC, and Darryl Robinson (Law), as a new member of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Advancing breakthrough research and innovation

September 8, 2023

Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) researchers have been awarded over $3.2M through Canada’s Tri-Agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation to advance breakthrough research and innovation in Canada. QHS’s funding was part of $23.9M awarded to Queen’s University researchers. 

Research that is breaking down barriers

September 1, 2023

Two Queen’s researchers have been awarded over $4M from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to further equity and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Investing in research infrastructure

September 1, 2023

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced $2M in funding to equip Queen's researchers with leading-edge labs and equipment.

Queen's and Kinectrics partner to explore nuclear energy innovation

August 17, 2023

The new agreement seeks to drive technological advancements in the sector.

Vice-Principal Research announces results of Postdoctoral Fellowship program

July 28, 2023

Queen’s is welcoming six new postdoctoral fellows through the Vice-Principal Research Postdoctoral Fund.

The Crudden Effect

July 21, 2023

Special journal issue showcases the impact of Dr. Cathleen Crudden on the field of chemistry, and her role as a mentor.

Canadian Transfusion Trials Group receives $2.3M for innovative research network

July 14, 2023

A national initiative designed to promote collaboration and excellence in transfusion medicine research has received $2.3 million from Canadian Blood Services. 

Crawford Lake tells a story

July 14, 2023

As scientists around the world try to determine the start of a new epoch, this small Ontarian lake has been selected to be a geological landmark.

Exploring technology and community health

July 6, 2023

Queen’s researcher Catherine Donnelly is bringing her experience working with communities and health systems to the new Connected Minds project exploring the impacts of technology on society.

Three Queen’s community members appointed to Order of Canada

July 6, 2023

The Order of Canada recognizes people across all sectors of society who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the nation.

Fresh ideas for our waterways

June 29, 2023

Queen's research team awarded more than $800,000 to advance groundbreaking innovations in monitoring aquatic ecosystems.

Queen’s researchers display exceptionality in storytelling

June 2, 2023

The event, hosted annually by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), has students from across Canada tell the fascinating story of their research in either three minutes or up to 300 words.

Dalitso Ruwe joins global research organization

June 2, 2023

Dalitso Ruwe, assistant professor of Black Political Thought in the Department of Philosophy and the Black Studies Program, has been named an Azrieli Global Scholar by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global research organization.

Queen's researcher secures global scholarship

May 26, 2023

Élise Devoie has been named a Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholar. 

Sarah Jane Payne is working to keep our drinking water safe

May 12, 2023

Payne’s research involves working with utilities across Canada to find ways of both improving water quality and safeguarding the health of those using it

Province announces support to expand number of medical school seats at Queen's

April 28, 2023

Expansion includes seats for new Queen’s-Lakeridge Health family medicine training program to alleviate doctor shortage in the region.

Receiving the prestigious Vega Medal

April 28, 2023

Queen’s researcher John Smol has been recognized for his lifetime achievements with the Vega Medal, a Nobel Prize-equivalent in geography, awarded by the King of Sweden.

Funding boost for frontiers research

April 28, 2023

Nine Queen's programs will receive a total of $3 million from the federal government.

Sarah Jane Payne is working to keep our drinking water safe

March 31, 2023

Payne’s research involves working with utilities across Canada to find ways of both improving water quality and safeguarding the health of those using it.

Xiaying Xin harnesses advanced technologies to keep our water safe

March 10, 2023

Determining how best to filter out emerging contaminants and maintain or improve the health of our environment is the work of researchers like Xiaying Xin, an Assistant Professor who joined the Department of Civil Engineering in the fall of 2022.

Recognition for world-leading software research

February 17, 2023

Ahmed E. Hassan has been granted a lifetime recognition from the Association for Computing Machinery.

Bringing research into focus

February 10, 2023

The annual Art of Research photo contest will continue to showcase how the Queen's research community is advancing the United Nations' SDGs and introduce a new video category to capture research in motion.

Dominik Barz wins 2022 Faculty Research Excellence Award

February 3, 2023

The award recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members to the research environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s.

Kevin De France wants to fix our plastics problem

January 27, 2023

Kevin De France explores the design and application of sustainable bio-based materials in fields spanning the biomedical, coatings & packaging, and environmental sectors.

Julián Ortiz discusses evolution and future of Mining

January 20, 2023

As Department Head and Associate Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, Ortiz sees a future for the industry that encompasses responsible extraction that is respectful of the earth and its resources.

Building on an exceptional year

January 13, 2023

Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal (Research), sits down with the Gazette to discuss her first sixteen months at Queen’s and share her vision for the future.

Graduate student receives national award for research innovation

January 6, 2023

Queen’s researcher recognized for creating support programs for families of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Queen’s, KHSC and KGHRI join Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network

December 16, 2022

The network is uniting cancer centres across Canada to accelerate the implementation of precision medicine so that Canadian cancer patients can access the right treatment at the right time for their particular cancer, no matter where they live. 

Measuring the impact of research: Mining data to build partnerships and enhance student learning

November 25, 2022

Education researchers leverage measurement science.  

Igniting a cancer care revolution

November 18, 2022

Queen’s researcher Chris Booth was inducted as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Engineering Research Networking Day 2022

November 11, 2022

The Queen’s Engineering Research Networking Day reunited faculty members and external organizations for the first time since the COVID pandemic began for a day of knowledge-sharing and networking. 

Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy releases first research report

November 4, 2022

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT) has released its first-ever research report highlighting the collective work of faculty from 2020 to 2021.  

A champion of peace

October 14, 2022

John McGarry receives the Pearson Peace Medal for outstanding contributions to global peace efforts through his research on conflict resolution in deeply divided societies.

Funding to enable innovative research

September 23, 2022

Queen’s researchers will receive close to $700,000 in funding as part of a $64 million announcement to support research infrastructure.

The 2023 Major Science Initiative Fund Competition awarded to The Canadian Cancer Trials Group

August 31, 2022

The continuing investment from CFI will ensure CCTG continues to conduct research of the exceptional caliber and competitive with the best in the world.

Launch of Research Discovery Network

June 24, 2022

The Vice-Principal Research Portfolio spearheads a new initiative to support the Queen’s research community and enable interdisciplinary collaborations.

Queen’s Prizes for Excellence in Research announced

June 23, 2022

Three early-career researchers are recognized for advancing research and discovery in their respective fields.

Partnership for health innovation

June 10, 2022

An evolution of the Human Mobility Research Centre, the Centre for Health Innovation connects researchers from across disciplines to tackle the most pressing human health challenges.

Personalizing cancer treatment

May 26, 2022

Queen’s has partnered with leading companies and clinical networks on the CanDETECT Supercluster project to advance innovation in cancer detection and treatment.

Research that reaches for the stars

May 19, 2022

Multidisciplinary Queen’s research projects explore impact of space travel on health, including bone loss and aging.

Provincial funding supports early career researchers

May 9, 2022

Four Queen’s researchers received $100,000 each to structure programs that will investigate topics in machine learning, agriculture, astroparticle physics, and natural products.

Funding to advance bold, innovative research programs

April 5, 2022

Queen’s receives $3 million from the New Frontiers in Research Fund programs for projects pushing the frontiers of knowledge and pioneering solutions to overcome challenges brought on by the pandemic.

Continuing collaboration for cancer research

April 7, 2022

$30 million in funding from the Canadian Cancer Society ensures that the research conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group continues to have meaningful impact on the lives of people with cancer.

Six Canada Research Chairs announced for Queen’s

12 January 2022

Researchers will continue to contribute to new discoveries across multiple disciplines, enhancing the culture of research excellence at Queen’s.

Early career chemist earns Ontario’s Polanyi Prize

18 January 2022

Dr. Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh is advancing innovative computational molecular design techniques.

Health Sciences researchers earn $1.7M in CIHR funding

22 Feb 2022

Queen’s Health Sciences’ (QHS) researchers received funding to advance programs addressing relevant public health challenges.

Indigenous Community Research Partnerships

Training resources for researchers who are new to research in partnership with Indigenous communities.

Student Learning

Student Learning
Student Learning

Smith Engineering students connect with astronaut

March 28, 2024

Joshua Kutryk is assigned to the Starliner-1 crew and will spend six months on the International Space Station.

New admissions process improves equitable access to the Queen’s MD Program

April 2, 2024

Queen’s Health Sciences is adapting its MD Program admissions process to create a more inclusive entry point for all applicants, minimize systemic barriers to becoming a doctor, and increase student diversity.

A record number of applications to Queen's

February 9, 2024

Queen’s is busy making offers and connecting with top prospective undergraduate students across Canada and around the world.

Smith MBA ranked #1 in Canada

February 12, 2024

The Full-Time MBA at Smith School of Business has secured the top spot in the country in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking.

Education programming set to grow

February 1, 2024

New and expanded Faculty of Education programs seek to boost academic mission, revenue, and social impact.

Supporting equity and inclusion in mental health resources

January 23, 2024

A grant from Bell Let’s Talk will expand Queen’s ability to support the mental health needs of QTBIPOC students.

Learning how businesses can be forces for good

The Smith Business Experiential Learning Team links together community-engaged learning opportunities for students.

Supporting Indigenous students

December 8, 2023

In its third year, the STEM Indigenous Academics (STEMInA) program is an academic support and community-building program for Indigenous students enrolled in STEM-based undergraduate degree program.

Meeting student needs

November 3, 2023

Student Wellness Services is increasing access to care with new initiatives.

New program offers funding for recruiting new doctoral trainees

November 3, 2023

The Vice-Principal Research (VPR) is launching a university-wide call for proposals to enhance and expand high-quality research training environments at Queen’s through doctoral trainee support.

Six positions for Indigenous scholars selected for recruitment through the Queen’s National Scholars Program

October 6, 2023

The 2022-23 Queen’s National Scholars (QNS) competition launched earlier this year to enhance capacity and academic excellence in the interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies Program at Queen’s.

Preparing future health scientists and professionals through summer opportunities

October 6, 2023

Training the next generation of health scientists starts with inspiring them to see a future for themselves as a doctor, a nursing professional, a rehabilitation therapist, or health researcher and igniting the drive to achieve it.

An Arts-Based Research Installation in the Studio Gallery

September 29, 2023

The SSHEAN research group worked with artists-researcher-educator, Dr. Tiina Kukkonen, to envision how visual artworks and artmaking might contribute to climate change education research, pedagogy, and knowledge translation. 

A Knowledge Translation Project Produced as part of a McDonald Institute Cross-Disciplinary Internship at TRIUMF

September 29, 2023

The zine, How to Probe the Nature of the Universe, is Watson’s Knowledge Translation project for the Internship.

Celebrating academic excellence and diversity

September 29, 2023

Student orientation launches Queen’s-Lakeridge Health MD Family Medicine Program

September 8, 2023

Queen’s satellite campus at Lakeridge Health has welcomed the inaugural class of 20 medical school students for orientation as part of a new, unique program to train family doctors.  

Exceptional scholarly achievement

September 8, 2023

Five Queen’s students have been nationally recognized for their research and leadership skills with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Medical Student Mohamed Gemae wins Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

August 25, 2023

Medical student Mohamed (Mo) Gemae has been named a 2023 recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award for Medical Students.

Winning pitches secure $80,000 in funding

August 25, 2023

Family farm succession planning research earns this student a fellowship

August 11, 2023

Jessica Izard, Law’23, who developed an interest in family farm succession planning while working with the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, will be participating in a Canadian conference to present her award-winning research on worker cooperatives as a solution to some legal problems typically involved.

Charlotte Gibson incorporates virtual reality in Mining curriculum in successful pilot project

August 4, 2023

Gibson, an Assistant Professor and the Associate Head of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s, collaborated with the Faculty’s Engineering Teaching & Learning Team (ETLT) to create interactive virtual reality (VR) simulations for students.

Internship helped Engineering Chemistry student build “toolkit”

August 4, 2023

Experiential learning enhanced Engineering student's academic prowess.

Space Engineering team places first in Canada, seventh in the world

July 14, 2023

In a competition that featured 37 qualifying teams from 10 countries, the Queen’s Space Engineering Team (QSET) placed seventh—first among Canadian participants—at the 2023 University Rover Challenge (URC).

Two faculty members honoured for outstanding graduate student supervision

July 6, 2023

The 2023 recipients are Jeffrey Brison (Co-Director of the Cultural Studies Program and Professor of History) and Mohammad Zulkernine (Professor and Graduate Chair, School of Computing). 

Indigenous rocket team wins NASA-sponsored First Nations Launch competition

June 29, 2023

The Queen’s Indigenous rocket team emerged victorious at the annual First Nations Launch competition this year, its fourth year of participation.

Mary Gallerneault is Queen’s newest IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient

June 16, 2023

The point of IBET is to help lower systemic barriers faced by these underrepresented students in Canada.

Student-run conference explores sustainable paths to reconciliation

June 13, 2023

With triple the attendance of previous years, the two-day event included panels, workshops, and keynote speakers, focusing this year on “Sustainable Pathways to Reconciliation.”

Arts activities can provoke empathy and inspire youth action on UN global goals

May 19, 2023

For young people seeking to engage with the world’s most critical challenges, the UN Sustainable Development Goals can serve as an entry point. The arts open up possibilities to take action.

Baja SAE Design Team preps for international racing competitions

May 12, 2023

The Queen’s Baja SAE team has been one of the most successful student design teams at Queen’s. 

Biology professor Paul Grogan receives top teaching award

May 5, 2023

Dr. Grogan is the 2023 recipient of the university’s top teaching award – the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award – which recognizes undergraduate, graduate, or professional teaching that has had an outstanding influence on the quality of student learning at Queen’s. 

Smith School of Business and Desjardins partner to enrich FinTech learning opportunities

May 4, 2023

An exciting new partnership between Queen’s University and Desjardins Group will provide Smith School of Business students with valuable interactive learning opportunities.

Queen’s Mining teams have won every intercollegiate competition this year

March 31, 2023

Teams from the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s have won every intercollegiate mining competition this academic year.

Mentor makes a positive impact

March 15, 2023

Faculty of Arts and Science researcher Dr. Sara Nabil has earned the Ban Righ Foundation Inspiring Women Mentorship award.

Queen’s Engineering launches new bridging pathway with Ontario college partners

March 10, 2023

University launches a pathway to further broaden horizons and welcome new students to its engineering community.

Fellowships for Indigenous Students and Fellowships in Black Studies awarded

March 3, 2023

The Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students program was designed to support the intellectual and scholarly development of senior Indigenous doctoral candidates in ways that position them for success.

Space Engineering design team aims for (inter)national competitions and career-building experiences

March 3, 2023

Fourth-year engineering student says his experience with QSET has not only spurred his interest in robots but has led to a couple internships in the robotics space.

Queen’s team wins Fox IP Moot

March 3, 2023

Queen’s Law mooters have brought home the Harold G. Fox Cup – and all the competition’s oralist prizes.

Student teams win top prizes at 2023 Ontario Engineering Competition

February 17, 2023

Two teams from Queen’s Engineering will represent Queen’s later this month at a national annual competition for engineering students.

Stephen Obadinma is Queen’s 2022-23 IBET Momentum Fellowship recipient

February 10, 2023

The IBET Fellowship was created by a partnership of Faculties of Engineering at six Ontario universities.

Supporting students during exams

December 9, 2022

Units across Student Affairs have created a range of events and programming to help students through the last weeks of the term.

Queen’s micro-credentials address knowledge gaps in burgeoning neurotech industry

November 18, 2022

New program receives $1 million award from Ontario Micro-credentials Challenge Fund.

Student extern helps Indigenous community access justice

November 11, 2022

Laurence Esposito, Law’24, honed his legal skills and earned JD credits through his externship with the Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation to assist members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northwestern Ontario.

Queen’s Launches Canada’s First Master’s-Level Training Program in Infection Prevention and Control

October 14, 2022

IPAC Canada and Queen’s University have partnered to provide training in infection prevention and control (IPAC) through a new Specialization in IPAC in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

QUIP internship on Queen’s campus provides student insight to career prospects

September 30, 2022

Rylan Richter is a fourth-year Mechanical Engineering student who for the past 13 months worked at Graham Construction as a student project coordinator. The full-time role was a Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program experience.

Building a community of consent

September 30, 2022

Queen’s is taking part in Consent Awareness Week to help make campus safer and more inclusive.

New pay-what-you-can market supports student food security

September 30, 2022

The new PEACH Market aims to address student food insecurity and increase sustainability by reducing waste through food rescue across campus.

Celebrating student scholars

September 30, 2022

Recipients of Queen’s access and diversity scholarship programs gathered for a reception that offered inspiration, community building, and meaningful connection.

Connecting students with EDII events and resources

September 23, 2022

Faculty of Education begins new partnership with Kenjgewin Teg

August 31, 2022

The Faculty and Kenjgewin Teg staff wish to establish collaborative relations to support program development, recruitment and students in relation to the Queen’s University Master of Education in World Indigenous Studies in Education (WISE) program.

Queen’s works to increase internship access for underrepresented students

August 31, 2022
A campus-wide collaboration has developed a selection of innovative learning tools aimed at encouraging internships for underrepresented students across Ontario.

Building a portfolio of inclusivity and community at Queen’s

July 8, 2022

Yellow House offers programming throughout the year for equity-deserving students to help de-stress, connect and find community.

Supporting the first-year transition to Queen’s

July 8, 2022

The Student Experience Office is welcoming new undergraduate students to the Queen’s community through First-Year Foundation, a year-long program that has launched this summer.

First student graduates with Indigenous Studies Major

June 22, 2021

Megan Rook is the first successful graduate from the Indigenous Studies Major program and will receive her degree on June 20, 2022.

Health Sciences student creates new space for Indigenous Learners

June 16, 2022

Health Sciences student envisions space for Indigenous students to connect and share experiences.

Queen’s medical students unite to review and improve queer health curriculum

June 1, 2022

The goal of the project is to provide recommendations based on evidence and lived experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ students that will meaningfully improve the curriculum.

Faculty Student Collaborations at the Faculty of English

May 19, 2022

Series #1 is entitled "The Lecture Edition" and features collaborative work done by PhD Candidate Rachel M. Friars and faculty member Dr. Asha Varadharajan

Smith launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous students

May 12, 2022

Two new scholarships at Smith are helping to make business education more accessible to students from two equity-deserving groups.

(Un)Hacking Downstream Consequences

May 4, 2022

The (Un)Hacking Downstream Consequences event drew together 33 undergraduate students from 20 different majors across six different degree programs to solve real-world problems and develop future-ready skills.

Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD project launches information hub. 

April 7, 2022

Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project has doubled in size from its initial six university partners. 

Incorporating UN SDGs, youth outreach team workshops a “smart farm”

March 31, 2022

Connections team worked with six sections of primary and junior level pre-service teacher candidates led by Chris Carleton in the Faculty of Education as they reviewed the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Experiential learning summer program

16 March 2022

Students can participate in a new program focused on the UN SDGs

Mitacs Partnership

Opportunities to develop projects which solve organizational challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity.

Experiential Learning Hub

Building more opportunities for students to connect with community partners, develop professional skills, and solidify classroom learning.

Research & Teaching Integration

Child interacting with teacher
Research & Teaching Integration

Putting research by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in focus

March 28, 2024

Research Week celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of the university’s graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Canada Foundation for Innovation supports translational medicine research project

March 18, 2024

Queen’s Health Sciences researchers have secured over $5.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation – Innovation Fund (CFI-IF) for research infrastructure that will help improve healthcare for millions of Canadians. The program will elevate training in areas such as biotechnology, clinical research, and biomolecular sciences, providing learners and faculty with infrastructure tailored to their research needs. 

Pratt combines scholarship and practical insight on real estate law

March 19, 2024

Professor Michael Pratt wrote a new book, “Termination and Rescission of Agreements for the Purchase and Sale of Land," as a resource for real estate lawyers, judges, and students. “I decided to write the book I could not find. It is, I like to think, a book that brings together rigorous scholarly analysis and practical insight.”

Bruce Mitchell Research Program Will Fund Four Programs in Chemical Engineering

March 15, 2024

Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Faculty who will receive funding of $840,000 from the Bruce Mitchell Research Program to support 6 new PhD students. This highly competitive fund will allow Queen’s research groups to expand doctoral trainee enrollment beyond the traditional complement and offer a competitive PhD salary of at least $35,000 per year for a 4-year term.

Making their marks in medicine

February 15, 2024

Two Faculty of Arts and Science students earned top honours in the recent Next Generation of Medical Simulation Hackathon. 

Cao Thang Dinh Wins 2023 Research Excellence Award

February 9, 2024

The award recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members to the research environment in Smith Engineering. Winners of the award receive a grant of $10,000 to be used to support their research. The award is intended to reward faculty for their research leadership and for fostering collaborative growth at the graduate level within the faculty. 

How to train the best surgeons

Dr. Boris Zevin is an accomplished bariatric surgeon and SEAMO Medical Education Scholar working to create the optimal training environment for health professionals to deliver the best patient outcomes. 

A new day for Indigenous health at Queen’s

September 22, 2023

As the inaugural Associate Dean and Chair, Indigenous Health, Dr. Funnell’s leadership and the creation of the faculty’s Office of Indigenous Health signal an important step further towards reconciliation.

Pursuing Project and Portfolio PhD

August 25, 2023

In support of re-envisioning doctoral study and the PhD thesis, Dean Barbara Crow and the Faculty of Arts and Science created the FAS Awards for Project-based and Portfolio PhD Research.

Educational Technology Toolkit now available

August 25, 2023

Engineering Physics intern pays it forward supporting International Student Mentorship Program

July 14, 2023

An international student from Bangladesh has been actively involved in the launch and ongoing success of the QSuccess Engineering International Mentorship Program which helps other international students settle into their new home and university.

Bader gift secures world-class scientist

April 28, 2023

The Bader Chair allows Queen’s to teach at a level comparable to the top museums in the world with equivalent skillset.

How an internship emphasized the versatility and opportunities in Mining Engineering

January 13, 2023

Engineering Dalena Vo discusses the versatility of Queen's Mining program. 

Postdoc Initiatives Fund

November 25, 2022

This award furthers an inclusive Queen’s community by assisting endeavours that establish connections within and beyond campus; it enhances fellows’ extra- and co-curricular leadership opportunities; and encourages project management, professionalism development, and communication skills.

Bright first-years work on lunar solar panel deployment

November 11, 2022

A group of second-year Engineering students had the chance to work with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) this past winter.

From curiosity to a career plan: how an internship supported Aine NurAizza Nuruddin’s academic journey

November 4, 2022

Aine NurAizza Nuruddin, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student, recently completed a 16-month internship at Hydro One. In her own words, she reflects here on her experiences before, during, and after her internship and how they influenced her chosen career path.

Celebrating academic innovation

June 28, 2022

The recipients of the 2022 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards have been announced, recognizing excellence demonstrated by educators at Queen’s.

Dr. Mala Joneja receives Royal College award for major contributions to medical education

May 27, 2022

Dr. Mala Joneja is the recipient of the 2022 Royal College AMS Donald Richards Wilson Award for CanMEDS Integration.

New exhibition at W.D. Jordan Rare Books co-curated by HIST 212 student Ella Heiss

May 19, 2022

Co-curated by Brendan Edwards (Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Queen's University Library) and Ella Heiss (undergraduate student in HIST212 (Experiential Learning in Historical Perspectives), this exhibition examines the relationship between texts and textiles through a feminist lens. 


Graduate Inclusivity Fellows

7 January 2022

Eight members of the Queen’s graduate community are working together to foster a culture of belonging for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Faculty of Arts and Science Pre-doctoral Fellowships

First of its kind in Canada designed to support the intellectual and scholarly development of senior doctoral candidates.

Global Engagement

Global Engagement
Global Engagement

Connecting on the SDGs at Queen's

February 29, 2024

The Queen's community is invited to participate in Sustainable Development Goals Week Canada.

Queen’s global engagement training for students wins national award

February 13, 2024

Learning module supported by Canada’s Global Skills Opportunity Innovation Fund recognized for contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in international education.

Developing global skills abroad

February 1, 2024

Queen’s graduate and master’s student Megan Zelle discusses her semester learning and living in South Africa.

Annual report highlights progress towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

December 8, 2023

Queen’s has released the latest social impact report providing a snapshot of activities and initiatives across the university that are working towards the UN SDGs.

African youth tackle unemployment by launching new ventures

November 9, 2023

Students from over 300 universities and 49 countries in Africa participated in the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship in 2023. 

Transforming Engineering Education: Aalborg University

October 20, 2023

Queen’s Engineering continues to amplify its ability to train students to tackle complex global challenges.

Recent grads take Queen's community spirit global

October 20, 2023

The Pathy Fellowship Foundation is funding four projects led by new alumni that aim to create sustainable social change on three continents.

India-Canada: Queen’s Reaffirms Commitment to Academic and Cultural Engagement

October 6, 2023

Vice-Provost re-affirms our commitment to the values of inclusive community. 

Outdoor and Experiential Education Opportunities

August 11, 2023

Faculty of Education student Amy Newnham completed her alt-prac at the Hawaii Nature Center.

Youth Outreach in China, India, and Vietnam

July 10, 2023

DDQIC joined Undergraduate Recruitment on visits to key recruitment markets in Spring 2023 to deliver Design Thinking workshops and micro-credentials to youth.

Celebrating global perspectives through photography

March 10, 2023

The global perspectives of Queen’s students are reflected in this year’s submissions to the 14th annual Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Student Photo Contest.

Global Recognition: WUSC Outstanding Contribution to the SRP

March 7, 2023

Queen's and the Local WUSC Committee have been recognized with the 2021-22 WUSC Outstanding Contribution to the SRP award.

German Ambassador to Canada visits Queen's

March 3, 2023

Her Excellency Sabine Sparwasser engaged Queen’s leaders, faculty, and students to discuss research, collaboration, and global impact.

Prof. Juliana Bevilacqua leads museum professions training sessions in Nigeria

January 27, 2023

Art History Professor Juliana Bevilacqua led a training session for museum professionals in Nigeria. 

Global Engagement in Teaching & Learning

November 1, 2022

This resource was launched by the Centre for Teaching and Learning to further engage Queen’s community in conversations around the questions of integrating global engagement in teaching and learning.

Local partnerships support education abroad

July 8, 2022

Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, and the City of Kingston recently co-hosted an event at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning to showcase and raise awareness on enhancing learning in Nigeria.

Queen's Global Summer Inauguration

June 24, 2022

The Queen’s Global Summer is a panoply of academic courses, events, and activities woven around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Art Conservation at Herstmonceux Castle

May 27, 2022

Art Conservation students Melissa Allen, Caroline Longo, and Antonia Mappin-Kasirer traveled to the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, UK, to document, inventory, and assess artifacts.

Moving toward a new strategy for global engagement

May 16, 2022

International Association of Universities representatives visit campus as part of collaborative process to develop Queen’s next global engagement strategy.

Developing Globally Engaged Curriculum

May 18, 2022

In this workshop, participants will work together to envision what a globally engaged curriculum may look like in one’s own disciplinary field or academic context.

App levels playing field for cervical cancer screening

May 1, 2022

A virtual platform created by Queen’s researcher Karen Yeates allows for remote, in-home diagnosis for women around the world.

Queen’s Engineering partnership aims to improve the occupational health of cotton textile crafters

April 29, 2022

A Queen’s Engineering partnership with a university in Burkina Faso promises to greatly impact the lives and health of those working in that country’s largest industry.

Karta Scholars

30 November 2021

The international Karta Initiative provides access to university for promising students from rural India.

International Partnerships

International Programs Office supports students with international internship opportunities.

Queen's in the Community

Queen's in the Community
Queen's in the Community

Students recognized by City of Kingston for impactful innovations

March 20, 2024

This year’s Mayor’s Innovation Challenge gave prizes to Queen’s teams working on creative approaches to issues facing the local area and beyond.

Queen’s University art centre set to become the largest university museum in Canada

March 26, 2024

The transformation of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will soon begin, turning it into a model 21st-century university museum, thanks to generous donations from the Bader family.

Queen’s students raise more than $600,000 to fight cancer

March 22, 2024

The co-chairs of Cure Cancer Classic, the student club behind this fundraising feat, explain how they pulled it off and what drives them to devote so much time and energy to their cause.

Garnet Families: the newest Cinq à Sept Research Talk

March 6, 2024

Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) has added a new Research Talk to the Cinq à Sept digital collection from Dr. Heidi Cramm (School of Rehabilitation Therapy). Her talk explores the challenges faced by families serving alongside health and safety personnel—healthcare workers, first responders, military members, and other public safety workers.

Students asked to prioritize safety and respect on St. Patrick’s Day

March 8, 2024

Queen’s is working closely with community partners on preparations and outreach to students.

Queen’s is helping prepare the region for the coming total solar eclipse

March 14, 2024

The university’s eclipse ambassadors outreach program is visiting elementary and high schools to build excitement about science ahead of this one-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

Black Youth in STEM program earns national recognition as leader in youth outreach

February 12, 2024

he Smith Engineering Black Youth in STEM program has won the 2023 Actua Experience Award.

Supporting local youth in need

February 22, 2024

A Queen's student group is helping youth experiencing homelessness weather the cold.

Call for eclipse ambassadors

February 14, 2024

Join Queen’s Physics as a volunteer and help prepare the Kingston community for the upcoming April 8 eclipse.

A focus on the future of farming

February 6, 2024

A team of School of Computing students placed first in the recent Social Innovation Hackathon, an event where teams worked to create innovative solutions for social impact challenges that growing organizations are facing today.

Queen’s raises more than $490,000 for United Way

January 30, 2024

The annual campaign sets fundraising record as the university community exceeds goal.

Celebrate Black Histories and Futures Month

January 30, 2024

Throughout the month events ranging from musical festivities to experiences catering to the maintenance of the mind and body will take place.

Exchange student raises more than $4,000 for Kingston Youth Shelter

January 11, 2024

Raphael Fenski, a German exchange student at Queen’s University and a competitive cyclist, rode from Kingston to the American capital in nine days, through cold weather and some difficult conditions, raising more than $4,000 for the Kingston Youth Shelter.

Queen's apparel for Kingston causes

November 10, 2023

A student-run clothes retailer is making a difference beyond campus by donating their profits to local and other charities.

Science Rendezvous Kingston 2024 welcomes new research groups

November 10, 2023

Each year, Queen’s researchers come together to provide the local community a day of interactive and family-friendly scientific activities.

A friendly rivalry for an important cause

October 31, 2023

Students from commerce, engineering, and beyond are teaming up to fight cancer through a charity basketball game.

University and community promote safe and respectful behaviour

October 20, 2023

Various university and student-led initiatives are in place to help guide responsible celebratory activities.

Getting ready for Homecoming 2023

October 13, 2023

People from across Canada and around the world are returning to explore the campus and reconnect with the university, current students, former classmates, friends, and professors.

Fostering awareness, understanding, and action

September 22, 2023

The student-run Tricolour Outlet collaborates with a local Cree artist to create t-shirts supporting the Orange Shirt Society.

Building Community Together

September 1, 2023


The new academic year is around the corner, and Queen’s is reaching out to students to help them stay safe and be respectful members of the Kingston community.

QLA’s newest Review Counsel combines passion for both law and teaching

August 25, 2023

Sarah Forsyth, Law’15, loves her work as a Review Counsel at Queen’s Legal Aid, where she supervises students and helps low-income clients deal with a range of legal issues. 

Contact Smith welcomes Apitipi Anicinapek Nation for custom leadership program

August 25, 2023

Smith School of Business welcomed members of the Apitipi Anicinapek Nation, an Anicinape community whose members have lived on their traditional territory for over 8,000 years, to Queen’s campus for a custom leadership program in late June. 

From speaking to teaching

August 4, 2023

Queen’s and the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network are working together to upskill more French speakers as teachers.

Queen’s supports Emancipation Day events

July 28, 2023

Emancipation Day celebrations in Kingston will be taking place from July 27 to Aug. 1, with events being supported by a number of local groups, including the Queen’s community.

New videos explore the Queen’s Weeneebayko Health Education Program

July 21, 2023

With support from the Mastercard Foundation, Queen’s University and the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) are co-developing a program to train health professionals living along the western James Bay coast. 

Changing lives, one canoe trip at a time

July 14, 2023

The camp, which started at Queen’s more than 50 years ago, is a volunteer organization run mainly by students and alumni.

Expanded Community Space builds connection

June 29, 2023

New facility provides increased programming at An Clachan complex.

Mechanical and materials engineering, put into practice

June 28, 2023

Queen's engineering students work with a wildlife centre to design solutions for animal rehabilitation.

Inspiring educators recognized during convocation

June 27, 2023

Stephanie Wright brings interdisciplinary focus to groundwater research

June 2, 2023

Over the summer, she will be travelling to Canada’s North, including Melville Island, Nunavut and the community of Whatì, Northwest Territories, joining other Queen’s researchers examining how thawing permafrost in the Arctic is causing groundwater reactivation and changes to freshwater supplies.

Taking care of newborn health in our community

May 12, 2023

Queen’s School of Nursing, in partnership with Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) and KFL&A Public Health is opening a newborn and early childhood clinic to provide well baby health care to infants who do not have a primary care provider. 

Student-organized events raise more than $200,000 for cancer research

May 1, 2023

Two student-organized events have raised more than $100,000 each in support of cancer research and patients.

Innovating for the community

March 31, 2023

Queen’s students found success in the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge by pitching a new idea for reducing food insecurity in Kingston.

Neighbours saving neighbours

March 31, 2023

Neighbours Saving Neighbours is a partnership between Queen’s University, Frontenac Paramedics, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Gaels put in team effort to support good causes

March 17, 2013

Queen’s student-athletes are known for their dedication and excellence in the classroom and competition, but they also help lead the way in raising awareness and funds for a wide range of good causes at the local, provincial, and national levels.

Rivalry hockey game raises $200,000 for cancer research

March 15, 2023

The organizing team from the Cure Cancer Classic – a student-run, not-for-profit initiative – wrapped up an incredible year of fundraising with the annual Commerce-Engineering Rivalry Game on Thursday, March 2 at the Leon’s Centre.

Queen’s, community partners working together to keep St. Patrick’s Day safe, respectful, and inclusive

March 13, 2023

New social media campaign targets risky behaviours.

Newest student residence honours local Indigenous lands, communities, and histories

March 10, 2023

The Albert Street building’s new name translates to “home” in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk).

Agnes Reimagined comes alive in new renderings

February 17, 2023

In 2026, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will emerge as the largest public university-affiliated museum in Canada.

Black Youth in STEM inspires and builds community

February 3, 2023

An Engineering Outreach initiative facilitates programming for local Black youth enthusiastic about exploring STEM subjects.

Black Histories and Futures Month

February 3, 2023

More than 100 Queen’s and Kingston community members gathered online to celebrate the opening of Black Histories and Black Futures Month.

Lang Pavilion on track for summer completion

January 27, 2023

Once complete, the stadium will expand opportunities for varsity and recreation activities, make usage more gender inclusive and support a broad range of activities for students and community members.

Keeping watch on the new crossing

December 16, 2022

Queen’s students and faculty members are using leading-edge technology to help the City of Kingston monitor the performance of the new bridge across the Cataraqui River.

Teaming up for the community

December 14, 2022

Queen’s students are helping a local organization reduce food insecurity and spread cheer this holiday season.

Queen’s United Way campaign at 96 per cent of fundraising target

November 25, 2022

The Queen’s United Way campaign has reached the 96 per cent mark with the Queen’s community so far donating $454,933 toward the overall goal of $475,000.

Literacy-focused Community of Practice Workshop

November 18, 2022

In partnership with Limestone District Schoolboard, the Faculty of Education is hosting a series of two Literacy-focused Community of Practice professional development event

University and community partners work together to encourage students to be safe, respectful of Kingston community

October 14, 2022
Queen’s University and its campus and community partners are actively working to address the potential risks associated with unsanctioned student gatherings in October.

Partnering to create opportunities for northern youth

October 7, 2022

Breaking down the barriers to education for Indigenous youth is at the heart of a new Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS) summer program for high school students from the western James Bay coast. 

New collaboration between Sistema Kingston and the Kingston A-Strings

October 7, 2022

Sistema Kingston, an outreach program of Queen’s Faculty of Education directed by Karma Tomm, is an intensive after-school music program for elementary students that focuses on positive social development through the pursuit of musical excellence.

QPI program graduate is building a community of inclusivity through storytelling

October 4, 2022
Wings graduate Ruthy’s Reading Room is providing easy access to storytelling services for kids who might not be able to visit a library, as well as to stories that include people from diverse communities.

Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts Renews Commitment to Agnes Residency Program

June 24, 2022

The residency program deepens access with artists for students, and the Queen’s and Kingston communities, sparking enduring relationships and networks.

Youth outreach team builds diversity in STEM

May 5, 2022

Engineering Connections team is introducing some new programming in the spring and summer of 2022, bringing more innovation to its services while expanding its area of operations.

Student-led initiative contributes to sustainability and local charities

April 28, 2022

Arts and Science Undergraduate Society event reduces waste by allowing students to drop off, pick up, and donate items as the end of the academic year approaches.

Promise Scholars

Comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s for local, first-generation students.

Sistema Kingston

Intensive after-school music program that focuses on positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence.

Science Rendezvous

7 May 2022

Celebrate science and honour amazing Kingston-area researchers and scientists.

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture

Annual awards recognize student and staff leadership

April 4, 2024

Student Affairs is celebrating the energy, passion, and commitment that help make Queen’s special.

A gateway to future success

March 19, 2024

The Career Gateway Program provides opportunities for newcomers to Canada to learn important workplace skills and make connections at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.

Consulting with Kingston’s Black community

March 19, 2024

A total of eight consultation sessions will be held, seeking input from Kingston’s Black community on implementing the Scarborough Charter at Queen’s.

Black Liberation Commons opens its doors

February 14, 2024

New student space designed for conversation, studying, learning, and joy.

Registration now open for wellbeing and burnout prevention certificate

January 26, 2024

After a successful launch in 2023 with nearly 40 graduates, Human Resources is pleased to offer the Enhancing Wellbeing and Preventing Burnout (EWPB) certificate program, designed to help managers lead. 

Nominations now open for Special Recognition for Staff Awards

November 10, 2023

The awards recognize staff who consistently provide outstanding contributions, both directly or indirectly, to the learning and working environment at Queen's.

Compassion Matters: Thrive Week 2023

October 13, 2023

Queen’s community encouraged to participate in events from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.

Queen’s shares results of 2023 campus culture and climate survey

September 22, 2023

The Queen’s Shift Survey seeks to better understand systemic racism, exclusionary and discriminatory behaviours, as well as student perceptions of safety, campus culture, and connectedness.

EngiQueers staging a comeback for the 2023-24 school year

July 21, 2023

The club, part of a national network of EngiQueers chapters, has a long history at Queen’s.

Employee Wellness Services to launch summer consultation on employee wellbeing

July 21, 2023

Starting in August, Employee Wellness Services will begin a series of consultations with employees to engage in discussions about employee wellbeing.

2023 Distinguished Service Award winners announced

July 6, 2023

Chris Berga, Elizabeth Jane Errington, Anita Lister, Elspeth Murray, Brenda Reed, and Colette Steer are being recognized for making Queen’s a better place through their extraordinary contributions.

A Pride Month reflection, DJ Vandesande on finding and creating your own community

June 16, 2023

DJ, a non-binary student in Computer Engineering, has discovered comfort and community at Queen’s.

Dr. Sarah Funnell appointed Associate Dean, Indigenous Health and Chair, Indigenous Health

June 16, 2023

In the new role of Associate Dean, Dr. Funnell will strategically guide QHS in its actions to achieve reconciliation.

Queen's Global Connect: building a supportive community for international employees

June 8, 2023

Queen’s staff and faculty who identify as international employees or newcomers to Canada are invited to enjoy food, musical entertainment, and networking at the University Club on June 15 from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Queen's takes part in the Commuter Challenge June 4-10

June 2, 2023

Queen’s University is once again supporting the national week-long Commuter Challenge designed to promote active and sustainable commuting. 

The true meaning of mentorship

The inaugural Faculty of Arts and Science Black Scholars Excellence in Mentorship Awards were awarded at a recent event at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Expanded red dress display returns to campus

April 11, 2023

The REDress Project includes more dresses, more display areas, and more viewing days to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people.

Celebrating staff achievements

March 23, 2023

These awards recognize our outstanding colleagues who have exceeded expectations by doing remarkable things.

Donation ‘snowballs’ to support student-mothers and their families

March 1, 2023

Recently, the Ban Righ Centre received a $3,000 donation, which was matched within a week, and distributed to students through small bursaries so they could purchase winter clothing for themselves or their children, or help cover costs for special meals and gifts.

Building community for Black nursing students

February 24, 2023

Gernique Dondji spearheaded the formation of the Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Black Nursing Alliance.

Call for nominations: Mike Condra Outstanding Student Service Award

February 10, 2023

The annual Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award is presented to Queen’s faculty or staff who have displayed a commitment to providing outstanding service to students, outside of a teaching role.

Human Resources launches manager certificate focused on wellbeing and burnout prevention

January 20, 2023

HR launched a new certificate program designed to help managers lead healthy and well teams at work.

Principal's Holiday Reception returns as in-person event

December 9, 2022

The Principal’s Holiday Reception brought Queen’s employees together on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to reconnect with colleagues from across the university.

Employees and family invited to lace up and skate for free

December 9, 2022

Employee Wellness Services is pleased to offer Queen’s employees and family members free drop-in skating at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

Employee Holiday Celebration returning as in-person event

December 2, 2022

This year's Employee Holiday Celebration will acknowledge the commitment and dedication of staff, with activities such as a gingerbread building giveaway, and hot beverages. 

Queen’s introduces name pronunciation tool to support equity, diversity, and inclusion

November 10, 2022

NameCoach is a name pronunciation software for use by all faculty, staff, and students at Queen’s at no cost.

Raising awareness of mental illness resources

October 7, 2022

With Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8) and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10) coming up Employee Wellness Services in Human Resources is highlighting the resources, supports, and benefits available to the Queen’s community.

Advancing Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

Campus-wide activities readying to commemorate the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Community garden pilot to grow employee health and wellness

August 2, 2022

Employee Wellness Services, in partnership with Facilities and Sustainable Queen’s, is launching a new pilot initiative aimed at improving employee health and wellness while contributing to a more sustainable and vibrant campus community.

Human Rights and Equity Office Learning Challenge 2022 extended

July 7, 2022

The Human Rights and Equity Office Learning Challenge 2022 has been extended until the end of 2022. Students, staff, and faculty can participate in the challenge, which is focused on courses covering equity, inclusion, sexual and gender diversity, human rights, accessibility, and sexual violence.

Ice Cream and Strawberry Social

24 June 2022

Principal Patrick Deane invites all Queen's employees to an Ice Cream and Strawberry Social on Monday, June 27 in recognition of the fantastic response to the Employee Experiences survey. 

Educators and staff honoured as campus Champions for Mental Health

May 12, 2022

The Champions for Mental Health project supports the Queen's Campus Wellbeing Framework. The framework's goal is to encourage and support an inclusive culture of well-being that inspires and enables all who live, learn, and work at Queen's to thrive.

Recognizing special staff

Principal Patrick Deane hosted a special event at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on April 14 to hand out the 2021 Special Recognition for Staff Awards.

Artist chosen to create mural for Athletics and Recreation Centre

The mural, to be located on the south wall of the ARC, symbolizes an opportunity to visibly illustrate the diversity of the Queen’s community and signal a future that is focused on celebration, healing, resilience, cultural diversity, and optimism.

Scarborough Charter

18 November 2021

The Scarborough Charter builds on work already in progress at Queen’s, such as the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism.

University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity

UCARE promotes and supports efforts by the university that foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.