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The SGPS Student Advisors are Back!

One stop for all your peer support needs.

We know being a graduate and professional student can be hard. You told us that getting help with the issues you are experiencing can be challenging. ​We believe that it should not be difficult to get the assistance you need.

​To help provide you with this support, ​we have brought back the SGPS Student Advisor program you knew and loved. ​They are here to help you confidentially navigate many of the issues you may face as a graduate or professional student at Queen’s.

Are you having a conflict with your supervisor, a lab-mate, or a classmate? Do you have questions about your funding? Need help understanding and navigating Queen's policies and procedures? Do you need to file an appeal against an academic decision? Are you experiencing discrimination or harassment?

The Student Advisors provide advice, strategies for self-advocacy, referrals for these issues, and more. The Advisors provide services such as helping students find the answers to their questions, attending meetings alongside students, helping draft and edit delicate emails, providing individual advice, coaching and strategic planning, and connecting students to other resources when an issue exceeds their expertise or if there is another service that could better meet your needs.

If you are having a small problem, you don't ​need to wait until it becomes a very large problem.

The Student Advisors are available free of charge to assist with academic and non-academic concerns. Reach out to them at, using the link below.

All correspondence with the Program (which is compromised of all the Advisors and the SGPS Executive Director) is entirely confidential. We cannot share your information with anyone unless we receive written permission from you.

Click Here to Contact the SGPS Student Advisors

Congratulations to the
SGPS Award Winners!

Now Hiring - Indigenous Student Liaison

We Need You!

Join the SGPS Finance and Services Committee and learn some fantastic transferable skills while you give back to your fellow Graduate and Professional students!

The application deadline is Friday June 3 at 11:59 pm. To learn more or to apply, check out the link below.

Click Here to Learn More about the SGPS Finance and Services Committee

Update from Queen’s Regarding
Mask Requirements

Dear Queen’s faculty, staff, and students,

Following consultations with local public health experts, Queen’s will be suspending its mandatory mask requirement as of June 1, 2022. This decision is based on the current state of the pandemic, in which COVID-19 cases and hospital capacity in our region are stable, and masks are no longer required in most public settings.

Some staff, faculty, students, and visitors may choose to continue to wear masks on campus. Please demonstrate consideration and respect for individual choices. Certain activities and roles, such as those in health clinics, hospitals, some laboratories, and some organizations where students complete their placements, may have different requirements for masking. Students, staff, and faculty members should contact their respective Faculty for details. Specific programs and labs will continue with their standard PPE requirements.

Queen’s will consult with public health experts to review the need to reinstate the mask mandate, along with other preparations for the fall, in late summer. We will communicate any further updates to the Queen’s community as information becomes available.

We know that the pandemic has been challenging for all members of the Queen’s community. Support for staff and faculty is available through the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Additional wellness resources are available on the Human Resources website. Undergraduate and graduate students can contact Empower Me, 24/7 from countries around the world, Good2Talk, a 24/7 support line for post-secondary students, or Student Wellness Services.

One of the goals of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives is to promote and raise awareness of Indigenous Ways of Knowing across Queen's University.

Allen Doxtator, Cultural Advisor and Wendy Phillips, Elder in Residence will offer their knowledge and teachings during Elder Meet & Greets for the Spring/Summer and hopes to encourage collaboration in a good way and with a good mind university-wide.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and engage in the discussions throughout each session.

Please find the list of dates and topics below, as well as the link to register here.
All sessions will take place bi-weekly on Thursdays on Zoom from 12-1PM.

  • June 2nd – Indigenous History Month

  • June 16th – Every Child Matters (215)

  • June 30th – Relationship Teachings

  • July 14th – Why We Have Ceremonies

  • July 28th – Spirit of Healing

  • August 11th – Feasting/Harvesting

New Resource from the
School of Graduate Studies

Listing of Editors for Graduate Students, accessible under ‘Editor Listing’ at:

This resource has been prepared to support Queen’s graduate students in identifying and accessing editors for their academic work. Editors offer fee-based services.

The editors listed in this document are not employees of Queen’s University but have indicated that they are open to receiving request to edit graduate student work.

It is expected that editors will perform copy editing and nothing more extensive (e.g., re-writing) to maintain the integrity of students’ academic work.

Upcoming Provincial Election

The Ontario Provincial Election is coming up on June 2, 2022. For more information about how to vote please go to Elections Ontario.

For information about the candidates for Kingston and the Islands please click here.

Remember that as a student in Ontario you may be eligible to vote, even if you are registered in another province. More information about eligibility for voting is available at Elections Ontario. You can also vote even if you have not registered to vote. Check out the information and link below to learn how you can vote.

Click here to access Elections Ontario
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