Graduate Students

Queen's University provides many services to our students including Academic SupportsHealth & Wellness, and Student Life services. For more details about the types of support available at the Faculty of Education contact the Grad Office.

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Mental Health Resources

Personal Counsellors

Sevda Akilli and Solita Hoogendam provide students of the Faculty of Education with counselling services - same day appointments can be made through Student Wellness Services by calling 613-533-2506 and requesting an Education counsellor. 

Personal Counsellors

Wellness Groups at SWS

Student Wellness Services offers student-only Wellness Groups facilitated by health care professionals. The groups run 6 to 8 weeks are start in October and February of each year. 

Wellness Groups at SWS

Empower Me

Empower Me is a 24/7 phone service for crisis situations and scheduled sessions that allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. 

Empower Me

Graduate Student Support for EDID-related Issues

The Graduate Studies and Research Office provides support for students enrolled in the graduate studies programs in the Faculty of Education.

Services provided by our office:

  • assisting applicants for admission to graduate programs throughout the admissions process
  • all administrative aspects of graduate programs, including course registration, orientation, program planning, funding applications, colloquia arrangements, oral examination arrangements, etc.
  • assisting students with questions and/or concerns throughout their program

If you experience any equity issues in the classroom or within the faculty, know that we are here to support you.

If you believe you are experiencing harassment or discrimination in the classroom or within the Faculty:

Please see the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Response Policy for a definition of terms.

STEP 1: If possible, and you are comfortable, bring the issue to your professor or course instructor.

If Step 1 does not resolve the concern, then:

STEP 2: Contact the Graduate Coordinator for your program in the Graduate Studies and Research Office.

If Step 2 does not resolve the concern, then:

STEP 3: Reach out to the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator Tracy-Ann Johnson-Myers.

If Step 3 does not resolve the concern, then:

STEP 4: Contact to schedule a meeting with Associate Dean Peter Chin.

If Step 4 does not resolve the concern, then:

STEP 5: Reach out to the Queen’s University Human Rights Advisory Service at to book an appointment with an advisor.

Other places to go for support:

Student Societies & Student Groups for Graduate Students

Education Graduate Student Society

The Education Graduate Student Society represents both MEd and PhD students at the Faculty of Education. You can find out the latest from the society on Twitter. The EGSS acts as a facilitator between the Faculty of Education and the graduate student body and it organizes various academic and social activities.

EGSS Website

Society of Graduate and Professional Students

Queen's graduate students are represented in the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS). In addition to representing the interests of students, the SGPS administers health and dental plans, grants and publications and it organizes events.

SGPS Website

Gender and Sexualities Alliance

Queen’s Faculty of Education GSA (Gender and Sexualities Alliance) is a group that is facilitated by Education faculty members, graduate students, and teacher candidates. The group provides a space for sharing and community by hosting social events, as well as supporting community initiatives.

GSA webpage

Financial Resources

Managing your finances can be overwhelming. The resources and services outlined below can provide emotional and practical support to push through these difficulties and assist you in a variety of ways.

Students experiencing financial hardship can reach out to Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards to set up free financial advising appointments via an online booking system: Registrar and Financial Aid Services website.

Queen’s Bursaries

Information is available on the Student Awards site regarding the general bursary, scholarships and awards, work study, and other financial aid. If you find this a lot to navigate, as noted above, you can book a student financial advising appointment.

Graduate Student Resources

Indigenous Student Support

AMS Student Experience Bursary

The purpose of the Student Experience Bursary is to enhance the financial accessibility of events run by AMS-ratified clubs or Faculty Societies for all AMS members. The bursary is designed to subsidize, partially or in full, fees required for events where a student would otherwise be unable to participate for reasons relating to financial hardship.

Food Access Resources

Student Affairs provides a comprehensive list of food access resources both on campus and in the Kingston community.

Faith and Spiritual Life Office

Faith and Spiritual Life offers multi-faith, non-judgemental support for religious, spiritual, personal, and financial problems, concerns, or crises.

The Ban Righ Centre

The Ban Righ Centre provides financial and advising services for mothers and other women returning to their studies, including undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic, immigrant, and international women students. They also offer a free soup lunch to students who visit the Centre and can help access other food assistance on campus and in the community, including Swipe it Forward, the AMS Food Bank, the Queen’s Good Times Diner, and various community resources. Needs-based assistance is available to registered mature women students throughout the academic year.

Main Campus Resources

Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)

QSAS supports students to level the playing field by implementing academic accommodations that remove barriers to a student’s academics. 

QSAS Website

Student Wellness Services

Student Wellness Services (SWS) supports the personal, academic, and social health development of students at Queen's University by providing a range of programs and services.

SWS Website

Career Services

Career Services offers graduate students a comprehensive range of accessible services to support and empower you in making informed decisions about your career, further education and employment next steps.

Career Services website

Athletics & Recreation (A&R)

The ARC is a state-of-the-art facility, rated A+ in The Globe and Mail’s student satisfaction survey, offers programs for all fitness levels. Intramurals, workouts, pickup sports or swimming. Full-time students are ARC members and can attend all Gaels regular home season games for free!


Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator

Barbara Lotan is the central contact for reviewing options and connecting students with the services they are comfortable with. Coordinates campus wide-education, response, support, training and prevention initiatives. 613-533-6330

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator

Faith and Spiritual Life

Chaplains provide confidential spiritual and religious counselling for students and staff from all backgrounds.

Faith and Spiritual Life

Hospitality Services

Consult with a chef or dietician, get a meal plan, check out our three dining halls and visit the many retail food locations across campus. Hospitality Services also offers supports for students with severe allergies.

Hospitality Services

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

Provides professional academic skills and writing support to students of all levels at Queen's.


Student Life

Ban Righ Centre
32 Bader Lane

The centre welcomes women of diverse backgrounds and all ages, especially those returning to university after a time away, and offers community, personal, practical and financial support.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
146 Barrie Street

A home away from home for Queen’s Indigenous community. The centre’s programs include 1:1 advising, personal support and counselling, cultural workshops, elder services, traditional teachings and ceremonies, a lounge, library, laundry, kitchen, feasts and a Supporting Indigenous Graduate Enhancement pod.

Student Community Relations Office
JDUC, Room 142a, 87 Union St.

Guidance and advice about living in the Kingston community, including information about housing, leases, insurance, moving in, moving out and neighbour issues.

Yellow House
140 Stuart Street 

Yellow House is a safe, comfortable and accountable space for queer, racialized, and marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate and to honour their histories. Yellow House seeks to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices.

Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)
JDUC, Room 111, 87 Union St.

The centre provides an informal gathering place for the international members of the Queen’s community to network and receive non-academic advice. Supports and programs are offered to students interested in internationalizing their education on campus or through study, work or travel abroad.

West Campus Information


The paved parking lots immediately behind McArthur Hall require a parking permit which must be purchased from Campus Parking. 

There is a pay and display parking lot in front of McArthur Hall. You can choose to pay by coin. credit card, or by using the Honk smart phone app. The parking lot is regularly monitored and parking tickets are issued. Once you receive a ticket, the Faculty has no means of waving it and cannot pay the fine for you. Parking permits are not required after 5 pm or on weekends. 


During the school year, Jean Royce Dining Hall is open - the building is attached to McArthur Hall. Within Duncan McArthur Hall, there are vending machines and microwaves available for student use. 

Short walks from McArthur Hall: 

  • Bearance's Grocery (5 minute walk) - has various groceries along with a deli counter that sells freshly made sandwiches
  • Juniper Cafe (15 minute walk) - has coffee, lunch options and baked goods 
  • Subway (10 minute walk) 
  • Tim Horton's (10 minute walk) 

Quiet Space

A quiet space (A311) is available where students and staff can take time for reflection, meditation and prayer to empower them in their daily life.


Resources for housing: