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Graduate Students

Mentoring Program

The Queen’s Faculty of Education Graduate Student Mentoring Program is designed to benefit both current Faculty of Education graduate students who volunteer to become “the mentors,” and the incoming graduate students, the “mentees.”

The main objective of the Graduate Student Mentoring Program is to provide incoming graduate students with support and guidance as they make their transition to the Faculty of Education and the surrounding community in Kingston. Mentors are not expected to assist with questions related to program regulations, transfer credits, course prerequisites and all other administrative academic issues.  All incoming graduate students will be strongly encouraged to participate. The Graduate Student Mentoring Program will provide opportunities for mentors to build upon their leadership, communication, interpersonal, team building and networking skills, and all mentors who participate will be awarded a certificate of participation.

The Graduate Student Mentoring Program will follow the Adaptive Mentorship Model (Ralph & Walker, 2010) and workshops will be held for mentors at the commencement of the fall and winter terms providing an opportunity for training in the use of the Model, for the sharing of best practice, and to have any questions answered. A celebration event will be held at the end of the winter term for mentors and mentees, and all participants in the mentoring program will be invited to attend.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Celina Caswell in the Graduate Studies & Research Office (celina.caswell@queensu.ca) and request that your name is added to the mentor list. Should you have any further questions about the Graduate Student Mentoring Program please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Godden lorraine.godden@queensu.ca).

Facilities & Resources

Access to the Building

McArthur Hall main entrance is unlocked according to class schedules and the Education Library and Teacher Resource Centre operating hours. All exterior doors except the main entrance by the Education Career Services Office are locked at 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

The elevator operates between 7:30 am – 9:30 pm Monday to Thursday; 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Fridays. Weekend operation is by access card only.

Interior access to Jean Royce Hall (Cafeteria) ends at 7:30 PM weekdays and 4:30 PM on Friday (when cafeteria is open). There is no interior access on weekends or most of the summer.

You will be issued a key to your office, a classroom key (faculty members) and an Access Card to allow after-hours access to the building and elevator.

After-hours access to the building, stairwells, and elevator is available by using your Access Card which is programmed to allow access to the areas you will need. Access Card readers are located at the main front entrance doors, the east Courtyard doors (near Registrar’s Office- restricted to those with access to the Administration Wing), and the west Courtyard doors (near Technological Education).

The Administration Wing (Offices A101b – A119) is locked from 4:30 PM to 8:00 AM and on weekends. Access Card access is restricted to those with offices in this area.

To arrange extended public access to the building for special events or if you need additional access to other secure facilities contact Brian Zufelt.

Room and Equipment Reservations

Classrooms for scheduled courses are booked by the Education Registrar’s Office. Classrooms needed for other purposes can be booked through Betsy Smith, Event Coordinator.

Equipment [classroom computer sets (portable lab], Student Response System “clickers”, SMART boards, data projectors, laptop computers, digital cameras etc), computer labs/technical support (B217, B307), the eHub and eHub Conference Room, and ordering equipment and software are booked through e-Services Reservations.

The MSTE Room, A216, is a small meeting room on second floor that is booked through Bonnie Knox.

The Music Room, B219, is often used for small recitals and events as well as “Notes at Noon” featuring Faculty vocal and musical artists. It is booked through the Education Registrar’s Office.

The Studio, B142-144 on the corridor west of the gymnasium, is the site of events and shows and can seat 50 for workshops, presentations, etc. To book contact Angela Solar.

The Staff/Faculty Lounge, A114, is available for use by staff and faculty members. It has a fridge, microwaves, kettle and toaster. A number of Faculty social events are held here (soup lunches, wedding/baby showers, etc.).

Student Street, the tiled open area outside the auditorium, is used for events, displays, student use, meetings etc. It can be booked through Betsy Smith.

The Paul Park Garden is the courtyard between A and B wings of Duncan McArthur Hall and is available for general use.

The Vernon Ready Room (VRR), A115, is a large board room located in A-wing that is used for Faculty Board and other Faculty meetings, graduate student defences, etc. It is booked through Wendy Gratto, Stacey Boulton or Jamie Kincaid.

To order a TV/VCR or audio CD player for a classroom contact Ken Montroy or Troy Laporte at Ext. 77289 in the mailroom.

The Akwe:kon Room (A243) offers full video conference capabilities for small groups or a class. Arrangements are made through Trish Deir in e-Services.

The Mezzanine Classroom, B245H (30-35 people), which has a SMART Board, and Conference Room, B245B (8 people), which has teleconference and video conference systems, are available for meetings and events. There is a full kitchen adjacent to the classroom. You can book these rooms using your Outlook calendar: click on "New Meeting" at the top left-hand corner, click on "Rooms" on the right-hand side beside the location field and select either the classroom or conference room, fill in all relevant information and hit "send". You will receive an email showing that you have a tentative booking, the request will be forwarded to CTE for approval ;and then you will receive an email confirming your booking. 

Mail, Courier, Shipping, and Receiving

Mail is delivered to and picked up from faculty and staff member and other offices once each morning. Both internal and external mail can be handled, but external mail must have the correct postage or an account code on it. Courier shipments are sent and received through the Faculty’s Mail Room in B150 (closed 12-1 pm). The Registrar’s Office gets a second pickup in the late afternoon.

Office Setup and Moves

  • To obtain keys, a dolly or cart for moving equipment, and to arrange for the transfer of your phone line, contact Brian Zufelt
  • To ensure that your computer/email is set up, and that your information is updated in the Faculty and Queen's directories, contact Trish Deir

Safety and Security


Emergency phones provide a direct link to the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre. Emergency phones are located throughout McArthur Hall in the following locations: 3rd floor by A339 and A301; 2nd floor by A227 and A240; and 1st floor Student Street by Auditorium B101.

Assistance phones help in a more direct manner than ordinary telephones. No coins are needed; just lift the receiver and the Assistance Phone offers direct lines to: Campus Security Emergency Report Centre; Walkhome Service; taxi service (one specific company); and the Kingston Access Bus. The Assistance Phone is located in Student Street opposite the Auditorium.

Pay phones can be used free of charge to contact Campus Security. Just lift the receiver, press the button labeled "Campus Security”, and you will be connected to the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre. As well, all pay phones can dial the Emergency Report Centre (533-6111) free of charge.

First Aid & Defibrillator

First Aid Stations

The main First Aid station is located in the gymnasium office (B140). Crutches and a wheelchair are also located in this office. For access between 7:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday please contact one of the following people:

  • Val Archibald| B140 McArthur Hall |Tel: 75025
  • Brian Zufelt, Departmental Safety Officer | B163 McArthur Hall|Tel:36211
  • Facility Assistants | B150 Mailroom McArthur Hall|Tel:77891 or 77289;

First Aid Kit Locations

First Aid kits are located in the following areas:

  • Technological Education Workshop B151 McArthur Hall
  • Mailroom B150 McArthur Hall
  • Education Library & Teacher Resource Centre
  • Career Services Office A101 McArthur Hall
  • Registrar’s Office A112 McArthur Hall
  • Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Office A244 McArthur Hall
  • Science Labs A333, A334, A335, A339
  • Faculty and Staff Lounge A114 McArthur Hall

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Located in Student Street by gym entrance

Queen’s Campus Security Emergency Report Centre Tel: 613.533.6111.

Campus Safe Walk Program

Campus Security provides escorted walks from one point on campus to another for staff, faculty and students when the Walk Home service is off duty. This service is provided at any time day or night, all year round. Anyone who wishes to be escorted may phone Security at 613-533-6080 and request an escort. Security staff will be sent to meet you and will escort you to your destination.

Emergency Response Procedures

The Queen’s University Emergency Response Procedures can be found on the following website: http://www.queensu.ca/security/emergency.html

In the event that the Queen’s Emergency Management Plan is activated, regular updated information will be available at 613-533-3333. Information will also be posted throughout Duncan McArthur Hall and on our website.

For information about building operations and maintenance, repairs, security concerns, mail room, moving furniture, etc., contact Brian Zufelt, Facility Supervisor & Safety Officer, ~ B163, Ext. 36211, Office hours 7:30 – 3:30

Faculty of Education Fire Plan

Preparedness and Prevention

Familiarize yourself with the location and use of fire alarm stations, fire extinguishers, primary and secondary fire exits in your area. In the event that the fire alarm system will be out of service for maintenance, all occupants will be notified.

Monthly fire alarm tests are scheduled for the last Monday of each month. During this particular test of the system, the bells will ring for about a minute. Notices will be posted throughout the facility informing building occupants of scheduled tests.

When the Fire Alarm Sounds

All occupants must evacuate building by nearest safe exit at all times when the fire alarm sounds. Leave office or classroom in an orderly fashion, closing doors as you leave.

Do Not Use Elevator.

If exiting the building by north exits, meet at the covered north walkway, away from the building. If exiting the building by south exits, meet at the south patio by the main entrance, away from the building.

Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by the Kingston Fire Department (or Campus Security or Environmental Health & Safety personnel). During a fire alarm (other than monthly fire alarm test) the facility is under the jurisdiction of the Kingston Fire Department.

In Case of Fire

  1. Notify others in the immediate area that there is a FIRE.
  2. Vacate the fire area and close doors.
  3. Activate the nearest wall mounted Fire Alarm Station.
  4. Do not attempt to extinguish the fire if you cannot do it safely.
  5. Assist people with disabilities to a safe location.
  6. Evacuate building.

Duncan McArthur Hall Signage Policy

With the approval of the Communications Coordinator, signs, posters and notices may be posted on bulletin boards in the building. Signs posted on doors, glass and surfaces other than bulletin boards will be removed.

Duncan McArthur Hall Parking

To obtain a permit to park in the paved lots (upper and lower) immediately north of the building ($54.80/month), contact Parking at ext. 74598. Parking permits for West Campus are not valid for Main Campus.

The unpaved parking lots north of the building (beside the tennis courts) have reduced rates at $43.22/month.

A Main Campus parking permit is available in the Education Career Services Office for faculty/staff occasional use for meetings, etc.

The parking lot south (lake side) of Duncan McArthur Hall is for paid (metered) parking.

Contacts & Communications


Personal Counsellor 

Counsellor Sarah Horsford is now offering counselling services to students at our Faculty.  For more information, please see Personal Counsellor.

Student Society Websites


Please use your official Queen's email for all correspondence with students, faculty and staff.

If you are not receiving emails from the EDNEWS-L listserv by September, please contact Trish Deir.

Event Coordinator

Please contact Betsy Smith, the Event Coordinator (Room A125, 613-533-6000 ext. 75408) for:

  • booking classroom space, the auditorium and Student Street for meetings & events unrelated to courses
  • to review classroom bookings and the upcoming event schedule to maximize attendance at your next functions
  • to assist with making arrangements for event set-up, a/v & building access

Communications Coordinator

Please contact Vicky Arnold, the Communications Coordinator (Room A124, 613-533-6000 x 74305) for:

  • assistance with communicating with the Faculty (news, event promotion, etc.)
  • creating your profile and promoting your research on the website and social media
  • questions about this website or the Faculty Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Faculty marketing materials such as the brochure, video, folders, research packages, etc.
  • media relations services and interview training​
  • Photo Consent Form, Parental Photo Consent Form and other info for our Photo Contests​

Templates & Visual Identity

Commonly Used Acronyms




Artist in Community Education Program

Alt Prac

Alternative Practicum


Alma Mater Society


Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Track


Concurrent Education Student Society


Continuing Teacher Education


Canadian Teachers' Federation


Curriculum Course


Desire to Learn - Learning Management System


Diploma in Education


Disability Services Office


Educational Studies Course


Education Registrar's Office


Queen's Education Student Society


Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario


Program Focus Course


Foundational Studies Course


Ministry of Education


Ontario College of Teachers


Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association


Outdoor and Experiential Education Program Track


Ontario Student Assistance Program


Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation




Professional Studies Course

PROF 150

Concepts of Teaching and Learning PJ Requirement (except ACE)

PROF 155

Concepts of Teaching and Learning IS Requirement (except ACE)

PROF 170

School and Classroom Leadership: In Pursuit of School Effectiveness


School Law and Policy PJ Requirement


School Law and Policy IS Requirement

PROF 190

Theory and Professional Practice PJ Requirement

PROF 191

Theory and Professional Practice IS Requirement


Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario


Society of Graduate & Professional Students


Student On Line University System - Online Student Centre


Technological Education


Teacher's Overseas Recruiting Fair

Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP)

If you plan to undertake any off-campus activity that has the potential to expose yourself to hazards that are significantly greater than those you would likely encounter in your everyday life, it is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP).

Information about OCASP and the OCASP 2.0 Login page can be found at the following website: http://www.safety.queensu.ca/ocasp/ocasp2.htm.

Please contact the OCASP Administrator at ocasp.coordinator@queensu.ca or call 613-533-6000, ext. 78064 if you have any questions.


Projects, Theses & Dissertations

Students completing a Master's Thesis, Master's Project, or PhD Dissertation should visit the School of Graduate Studies website for important information, see General Forms of Thesis. The formatting of the Master's Project, title page, etc. is very similar to the thesis; therefore, you should also use these guidelines.

Additional information about the Master's Project (Program Pattern II) can be found in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar, Structure of Graduate Degree Programs, as well as the Graduate Studies in Education: A Handbook, Section 4.0.

Students planning to do a Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation shall also refer to Section 5.0 and Section 10.0 in the Handbook respectively.

Final Project or Thesis Submission

It is mandatory that students submit their final project or thesis to QShare after their supervisor has notified the Graduate Assistant via email that all required revisions have been made and confirm that the project or thesis is ready to be uploaded.

Procedures for uploading projects or theses to QShare are outlined on the School of Graduate Studies website, see Final Submission.

For students completing a project, it’s important to note that the final project grade and program completion paperwork will not be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies until the project has been uploaded to QSpace. This is important to keep in mind with respect to tuition fees and the continuation of registration in the program. Please also be sure to indicate that you are submitting a project versus a thesis before you upload to QSpace.

If you can't find what you're looking for, or have suggestions for improvements to this page, please contact vicky.arnold@queensu.ca.