Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


Student Affairs

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Goals and Annual Reports

Goals 2020-21

The Division of Student Affairs works towards several objectives that reinforce and align with the University's goals of:

  • enhancing student engagement,
  • increasing experiential learning opportunities,
  • promoting equity, diversity, inclusivity and Indigeneity, and
  • driving financial stability and sustainability

Specifically, the key pillars that guide our wide-ranging activities are:

  • building community,
  • supporting an increasingly diverse student population,
  • promoting well-being, and
  • fostering growth, skill development and leadership

The Division's goals for 2020-21 are as follows:

  • Continuing strategic enrolment management to:
    • achieve all overall recruitment targets;
    • enhance EDII-focused enrolment, including increased international, radicalized, Indigenous, and first-generation students
    •  promote access to Queen's and retention through financial aid programs;
    • continue to support focused transition and retention efforts through existing programs (SOAR, Q Success etc.) and increased collaborations with faculty/school supports and initiatives
  • Taking meaningful action to eliminate systemic racism per the Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism to promote a safe, inclusive and diverse campus and culture so all students and staff feel a sense of belonging and thrive by:
    • optimizing campus facilities and spaces to support student engagement, well-being and success;
    • co-leading the finalization of the Campus Wellness Framework and coordinating implementation planning
    • establishing dedicated resources to support BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ students 
    • co-leading planning and implementation of the Student Experiences Survey (campus climate)
    • implementing ongoing anti-racism and EDII-focused professional development and goal setting across the division
  • Meeting student health, wellness and accessibility needs with a proactive approach to promote resiliency and skill development, and through. the provision of responsive supports, including:
    • increasing the diversity of counselling resources
    • updating the Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Violence policies
    • developing and operationalizing the Sexual Violence Task Force Strategy
    • expanding the Early Alert program
  • Serving, supporting and making a positive impacting our local, national and international communities with:
    • continued participation in collaborative on-and off-campus outreach and partnerships
    • participating in the Times Higher Impact Rankings Sustainable Development Goals
    • maintaining, and where possible, increasing numbers of students completing an experiential learning activity;
    • actively participating in the external International Review
  • Responding to COVID-19 by:
    • transforming in-person service and program delivery to primarily remote activity 
    • transforming in-person campus operations to comply with public health and university requirements 
    • adapting programming and services to support students navigating a remote learning environment, working closely with academic colleagues 
    •  updating and implementing student support-related policies, procedures, processes, programming in line with legislation and regulations, funding criteria/requirements and donor agreements
    • promoting student health and safety (on-campus testing etc.)
    • supporting staff, both those who are working remotely/from home and those on-campus

Annual Reports

DSA Annual Report 2019-20 (PDF, 18.3MB)

DSA Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF, 21.7MB)

DSA Annual Report 2017-2018 (PDF, 11.6MB)

DSA Annual Report 2016-2017 (PDF, 3.44MB)

DSA Annual Report 2015-2016 (PDF, 8,916KB)

DSA Annual Report 2014-2015 (PDF, 239KB)

DSA Annual Report 2012-2013 (PDF, 212KB)

DSA Annual Report 2011-2012 (PDF, 743KB)