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

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

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.


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