Teacher Candidates - Supports and Services

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 Student Services Office at Duncan McArthur Hall, Room A112.

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

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

TAO is a new interactive tool to help you manage the many stressors that can come with university life. TAO’s self-help activities are built on scientific research and have been found to be helpful to students who are motivated to maximize the way they think and feel.

TAO

Student Societies & Student Groups for Teacher Candidates

Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS)

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

Queen's Education Students' Society

The ESS is the official representing body of all teacher candidates at Queen's. They put on events, socials, professional development session and many more exciting opportunities. 

ESS Twitter

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

Teacher Candidates of Colour

Teacher Candidates of Colour promotes inclusive and diverse teaching and safe spaces throughout the campus. Started with the goal of creating a safe space for self-care for visible minority teacher candidates, TCC hosts educational and cultural activities through the year and provides support, knowledge, and resources for teacher candidates. 

Teacher Candidates of Colour webpage

Student Life

Ban Righ Centre

queensu.ca/ban-righ-centre/
32 Bader Lane
613-533-2976

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

queensu.ca/fourdirections/
146 Barrie Street
613-533-6970

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

queensu.ca/studentcommunityrelations
JDUC, Room 142a, 87 Union St.
613-533-6745

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

Yellow House

queensu.ca/yellow-house
140 Stuart Street 
343-363-4484

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)

quic.queensu.ca
JDUC, Room 111, 87 Union St.
613-533-2604

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.

Supports and Services

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!

A&R

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

Student Wellness Services

Offers confidential, integrated health and wellness services to all students. Students can book appointments with doctors, nurses, counsellors, accessibility advisors, and health promotion educators. There is also a walk- in clinic available for more urgent needs. 

Student Wellness Services

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 Accessibility Services (QSAS)

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

QSAS

West Campus Information

Parking

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. 

Teacher Candidate Parking Pass

This is an exclusive offer for teacher candidates (Consecutive B.Ed., Dip.Ed. and final year Concurrent) only. Permit holders can use this permit to park behind Duncan McArthur Hall in the paved lots (not the gravel lots at Richardson Stadium).

This special permit agreement provides the convenience of only paying for parking during scheduled classes (no payment is taken for teaching placement weeks).​

Duncan McArthur Hall Parking Map

Housing

Resources for housing: 

Eating

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 MacArthur 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)