Committees & Reports


The Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations supports Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) in accommodating students with disabilities. It also supports Student Wellness Services and Queen’s Faculties and Schools in responding to students who require accommodations for other issues. 

Terms of Reference:

The Committee will meet at least once per academic term. The Committee will:

  • Provide feedback and input on QSAS, Student Wellness Services and institutional administrative policies and procedures related to academic accommodations, deferrals and short-term accommodations
  • Share best practices with respect to deferrals and short-term accommodation requests
  • Advise QSAS and Student Wellness Services staff on matters related to essential academic requirements and standards, procedures and processes as they relate to the accommodation process
  • Where appropriate, provide academic-related advice to QSAS and Student Wellness Services related to complex accommodation requests for the purposes of maintaining essential academic requirements and standards

2021 - 2022 Membership:

  • Ann Tierney (Co-Chair), Vice-Provost & Dean of Student Affairs
  • Klodiana Kolomitro (Co-Chair), Associate Vice-Principal (Teaching & Learning)
  • Cynthia Gibney Executive Director, Student Wellness Services
  • Alan Jeans, Manager, Queen's Student Accessibility Services at Queen's
  • Rina Gupta, Director of Counselling Services, Student Wellness Services
  • Stephanie Simpson, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)
  • Andrew Ashby, Accessibility Coordinator, Human Rights and Equity Office
  • Melissa Seal, Legal Counsel, Secretariat and Legal Counsel
  • Lavonne Hood, Ombudsperson
  • Lindsay Winger Assistant Dean, Support Services & Community Engagement
  • Stuart Pinchin, University Registrar
  • Suzanne Arniel, Associate University Registrar, Records and Services
  • Stuart McPherson, Manager, Exams, Teaching Assessment and Convocation
  • Zaid Kasim, President, AMS
  • SGPS Representative
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Jill Atkinson, Associate Dean
    • Bruce Griffiths, Director, Student Services Division
    • Sarah Bunting, Academic Consideration Manager
    • Melissa Marcucci Grant, Academic Consideration Coordinator,
    • Haley Everson, Assistant Director (Academic Consideration, Appeals and Advising)
    • Matthew Mellon, Academic Consideration Coordinator
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Marianna Kontopoulou, Associate Dean
    • Catherine Gurnsey, Program Advisor (Accommodations & Considerations)
  • Faculty of Education
    • Peter Chin, Associate Dean of Teacher Education
    • Stephanie Barnaby, B.Ed. Program Advisor, Practicum Manager & Adjunct Faculty
  • Faculty of Law
    • Philip Drew, Assistant Dean- Juris Doctor and Graduate Legal Studies
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Leslie Flynn, Vice Dean, Education
    • Christopher Ward, Associate Dean (Studies)
    • Cheryl Pulling, Associate Director, Undergraduate Nursing Programs
    • Angela Anthony, Admissions and Student Support Coordinator
  • Smith School of Business
    • Mandy Daniel, Director, Student Services, Smith Commerce
    • Angie Loyst, Academic Accommodation & Consideration Coordinator, Smith Commerce
    • Monica Corbett, Director of Admission and Student Services

Reference documents

The Alcohol Working Group (AWG) promotes the development of a campus culture in which students who choose to drink alcohol are most likely to do so in a safe manner and make responsible decisions about their use of alcohol to promote health and safety.


  • To establish an inventory of policies, programs, services and informational resources available to students at Queen’s
  • To review current alcohol-related policies, programs, services and relevant information available to students to ensure these reflect the best practices in mental health, are of high quality and are appropriate to students in the Queen’s environment
  • To recommend enhancements to existing programs and services or the creation of new programs and services where need arises or best practice suggests
  • To develop an outline of future initiatives related to the promotion of responsible alcohol use on campus
  • To oversee implementation of responsible alcohol use initiatives on campus.

The AWG shall meet at least once per term. Reports on existing programs and services shall be made to the Health and Wellness Steering Committee at least once per academic year or as requested

Queen's is a member of a national collaborative called Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP – AH), a partnership of Canadian post-secondary institutions, the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction, and Universities Canada, that aims to reduce alcohol related harms on campuses.


The AWG is working with PEP-AH's evidence-based framework to identify initiatives across five strategic areas to inform next steps in the university's ongoing work to promote responsible drinking and student health and safety relating to alcohol use.

2021 – 2022 Membership:

  • Lindsay Winger (Chair), Assistant Dean, Support Services and Community Engagement
  • Mark Erdman, Manager, Community Relations and Issues, University Relations
  • Cathy Edwards, Safe and Sober Alliance Rep.
  • Kate Humphrys, Health Promotion Coordinator, Student Wellness Services
  • Joel Keenleyside, Manager, Security Operations, Campus Security and Emergency Services
  • Kate Murray, Director, Residence Life
  • Kim Murphy, Executive Director, Risk and Safety Services
  • Jennifer Pete, Associate Director, Event Services
  • Lana Unsworth, Associate Director, Marketing, Communications and Events, Athletics and Recreation
  • Leah Wales, Executive Director, Housing and Ancillary Services
  • Representative, Alumni Relations
  • Representative, AMS
  • Representative, SGPS

Reference document
Queen's University Alcohol Policy, May 26, 2020

Queen’s University is committed to providing non-judgmental sexual violence support and response. Please visit the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website for more information and for the Queen's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Framework document.

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Task Force was established in 2013 as the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Working Group. It is a network of students, faculty and staff convened to mobilize efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus. The task force is co-chaired by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs and the Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion) and works collaboratively to effect change at the individual, institutional and cultural levels, to contribute to a safer campus environment for Queen’s students.

Task Force Objectives:

  • Provide a forum to discuss emerging issues and initiatives related to sexual assault
  • Collect local and nation-wide information to understand campus context and develop practices
  • Improve communication and information-sharing among campus partners and allies
  • Inventory and suggest enhancements to policies, programs, services and resources
  • Develop and implement campus-wide initiatives to support prevention and response

Membership 2021-2022:

  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs (Co-Chair)
  • Stephanie Simpson, AVP Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (Co-Chair)
  • Barbara Lotan, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator
  • Taylor Mackenzie Macpherson, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Community Outreach and Student Support Worker 
  • Corinna Fitzgerald, Assistant Dean, Student Life and Learning
  • Lindsay Winger, Assistant Dean, Support Services and Community Engagement
  • Lisa Sansom, Executive Director, School of Graduate Studies
  • Lavonne Hood, University Ombudsperson
  • Melissa Seal, Legal Counsel
  • Kate Murray, Director, Residence Life
  • Cynthia Gibney, Executive Director, Student Wellness Services
  • Rina Gupta, Director, Counselling Services, Student Wellness Services
  • Kate Humphrys, Manager, Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services
  • Beth Blackett, Special Projects, Health Promotion, Student Wellness Services
  • Nadia Sawaya Fehr, Residence Outreach Counsellor, SWS
  • Lisa Doxtater, Cultural Counsellor, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
  • Meg Ferriman, Director, Student Experience Office
  • Murray Skeggs, Manager, Security Risk and Training, Campus Security & Emergency Services
  • Maryam Pandi, Executive Director, Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
  • Jayme Blondin, Indigenous Counsellor Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
  • Kim Graham, Director of Program Development, Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
  • Husna Ghanizada, Gender-Based Violence Awareness & Bystander Intervention Education Outreach and Operations Student Coordinator
  • Yara Hussein, Gender-Based Violence Awareness & Bystander Intervention Education Outreach and Operations Student Coordinator
  • Andrew Vukovic, Assistant Director, Sexual Health Resource Centre
  • Sreya Roy, Levana Gender Advocacy Centre
  • Ryan Sieg, Vice-President University Affairs, Alma Mater Society
  • Mariam Atnasious, Walkhome Head Manager
  • Jenna Huys, Equity Affairs Manager
  • Samara Lijiam, Social Issues Commissioner, Alma Mater Society
  • Christopher Yuen, Manager, Peer Support Centre, Alma Mater Society
  • Amaiya Walters, PSC x C.A.R.E.D. Project Coordinator
  • Anika Chowdhury, Campus Affairs Commissioner, Alma Mater Society
  • Jenifer Li, Vice-President Professional, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
  • Jacob Desrochers, PhD Student, Faculty of Education

Reference document
Sexual Violence Involving Queen’s University Students Policy (2020)

The Queen's Student Mental Health Network is a caucus of student and staff leaders who are working to advance student mental health. The network is a forum through which members share information, collaborate, and provide input to support the development of unit or club-based initiatives, as well as university priorities and commitments, including the implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental-Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students, and the broader work of the Campus Wellbeing Framework, aligned with new institutional Strategic Framework.

Visit the Campus Wellness Project website for terms of reference, membership, meeting dates and more.


NCHA 2019 Student Health and Wellness Survey

From January 28 to February 15, 2019 approximately 40% of Queen's students were randomly selected to complete the Student Health and Wellness Survey administered by the National College Health Association (NCHA). 
This slide deck (PDF, 1729 KB) provides a summary of the results.

NCHA 2016 Student Health and Wellness Survey  

Queen’s is committed to enhancing student health and wellness.
The university was one of more than 40 Canadian institutions that participated in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) online survey in February 2016, giving us an up-to-date picture of student health and wellness at Queen’s and across the country. 
This slide deck (PDF, 2.7 MB) provides an overview of the 2016 results. 
The data is helping us further improve programs and services.

NCHA 2013

This slide deck (PDF, 8.8MB) provides an overview of Queen's 2013 results. 
For more information about the NCHA, contact Kate Humphrys, Health Promotion Coordinator, Student Wellness Services at or ext. 36712.