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Queen's University

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About

History

Queen's University was established on October 16, 1841 in a Royal Charter issued by Queen Victoria. The document was granted after years of effort by the Presbyterians of Upper Canada to found a college for the education of ministers in the growing colony, and to instruct youth in the "various branches in Science and Literature."

Education

Top students from across Canada and more than 90 countries worldwide come to Queen’s to carve their own unique academic paths. Continually challenged by their peers and internationally acclaimed professors, they acquire the knowledge, skills and life experience that will lead to future success.  Whether you are Canadian or one of our more than 3,400 international students, you will find enriching academic and cultural opportunities from which to choose. Opt for a degree in music or astrophysics, commerce or engineering. Spend a term at our castle in the United Kingdom. Consider an internship, Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Initiative, or a dual degree to round out your studies. The choices are endless!

Research

Queen’s is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas, including:

  • computational science and engineering
  • globalization studies
  • mental health
  • basic and clinical biomedical sciences
  • healthy environments and sustainable energy systems
  • social issues such as surveillance, poverty and bullying

Career

Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience.  Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting.  We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. 

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others.

Services

Student services

Whether you’re planning your arrival or settling in for a long stay here, or planning to study abroad, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) will help you find the information you need to make the right decisions. QUIC also provides valuable resources for students who wish to deepen their international engagement by participating in campus activities that expose them to a global perspective.

Housing services

One of the roles of the QSAS is to determine accommodation plans for students with disabilities. Accommodation planning is a collaborative effort between the student, faculty, and the advisor of the QSAS to find the most effective, efficient, and equitable solutions.

Your QSAS Advisor will work with you to create an appropriate individualized accommodation plan that may include:

  • Special examination arrangements;
  • Use of computers for exams;
  • Special classroom arrangements;
  • Alternate formats for course material;
  • Adaptive technology lab use and equipment loan;
  • Referral to other service providers such as Counselling, Learning Skills, Peer mentoring, and Note-taking services.

Library services

Queen's University Library is committed to an inclusive community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The Library offers services, technology and accessible spaces for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. 

Medical services

Queen's Student Wellness Services (formerly "Health, Counselling, and Disability Services" or "HCDS") supports the personal, academic, and social development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, confidential, and integrated service that is responsive to the needs of students.

Student Life

Campus life

Queen's is located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, half-way between Montreal and Toronto, two of Canada's largest cities. Kingston is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, near the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands, and the Rideau Canal.

The best way to get to know Queen’s is by coming to visit. Explore our historic buildings, attend cultural events, and spend some time in our distinguished museums, archives, and galleries.

Sports facilities

Take a break from your studies and unwind with fitness classes, organize a pick-up game with friends, or work out with a personal trainer in our state-of-the-art fitness facility. If you are interested in competitive or high performance sport, why not try out for one of Queen's varsity teams or clubs?

Whatever you do to get active and stay healthy, and no matter your skill level, Queen's has an athletic option to help you get at the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.

Student clubs

Queen's students don't limit their learning to the classroom. They join clubs, run for student government, try out for sports teams, and test their skills in academic competitions. The Student Experience at Queen's is about exploring all your capabilities — academic and otherwise — while learning the values of teamwork, and extending this knowledge to topics and causes that interest you beyond your major.

  • Aesculapian Society (Medicine)
  • Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)
  • Commerce Society
  • Computing Students' Association
  • Concurrent Education Students' Association
  • Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS)
  • Engineering Society
  • Law Students' Society
  • Physical Health Education & Kinesiology Student Association

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