Academic Resources

Academic Resources

This section contains resources to support the intersectional academic needs of marginalized students. These supports range from culturally sensitive academic advising to intersectional tutelage. Click a resource below to learn more about it!

Jessica is Mohawk wolf clan from Tyendinaga and supports students with academics, financial aid, housing, free tutoring services, career counselling, advising, personal skill development (e.g. study skills, goal setting, time management, etc.) and more. She also acts as a liaison between Indigenous students and resources and supports available across Canada. For more details, contact Jessica Parks at Four Directions.  

Student Academic Success Services provides support to international and exchange students on how to acclimate to an unfamiliar, Eurocentric academic environment. They provide insight on general time commitments needed for courses, course structures, skills and habits needed for success, and important relationships to foster. 

From Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, International Students can connect with an International Student Advisor via Zoom to get assistance on matters relating to navigating the local and academic culture of Queen's and Kingston, coping with homesickness, loneliness and isolation, and understanding and accessing health services. 

The Queen's University International Centre hosts weekly Write Night sessions via Zoom to help International Students improve their academic writing.

The Queen’s University International Centre English Conversation Program is designed to assist degree students, staff and their partners in improving conversation and pronunciation skills. These services are free and provided by volunteers. This program starts September 16, 2021.

This software is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work. If one has a learning disability, they can download this software here to support them in their studies. 

Glean has been designed to teach students how to take their own notes effectively and, in turn, help them to improve their ability to learn and retain information, resulting in improved student outcomes. Glean achieves this through its voice-recording feature, focus mode, and screenshotting function, thereby making note-taking more manageable for students with accommodations.  

“[The EAL Coordinator] explains things really clearly and made me feel more confident about my English skills. SASS and EAL made my graduate studies easier and less stressful. I wish every university had that program.”
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