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THE COMMERCE OFFICE
The Commerce Office is located on the main floor of Goodes Hall (Room 130) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They are there to provide any type of assistance including academic and non-academic support. The Academic Advisors are available in the Commerce Office to answer any questions you have. Follow @SmithCommerce on Instagram!
SMITH COMMERCE SOCIETY (COMSOC)
Upon launching their EDII Action Plan, ComSoc has made tremendous strides to provide first-year mentorships, equity framework toolkits, reconciliation toolkits, and instituted advocacy positions (Academic Officer, Ombudsperson, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officers) to provide confidential, non-judgemental, and empathetic peer-based support and serve as an additional layer of support services alongside the University. The positions offer support and guidance on any club-related concerns. Additionally can be a relatable outlet for students seeking a peer for comfort and guidance in any aspect of navigating EDII.
THE CAREER ADVANCEMENT CENTRE
The Career Advancement Centre (CAC) is there to help you with everything job-related and more. Located in Room 244 of Goodes Hall, they provide career coaching, mock interviews, as well as help with your resume. You can access the CAC through Quest or by visiting their office in Goodes.
PERSONAL COUNSELLING SERVICES
The Commerce program provides a full-time personal counsellor. This is completely confidential and free of charge. Appointments can be made through the Commerce portal or in the Commerce Office. You can also receive counselling support through the counselling office located in Mitchell Hall.
INDIGENOUS RECRUITMENT & INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
Located in Goodes, Ann Deer provides support and guidance for Indigenous students in the Smith Commerce Program. Ann offers 1 on 1 support for Indigenous students on community connections, professional Indigenous business network building, Indigenous culture connection, safe space to talk, finding resources, Indigenous Bursaries, and Indigenous job postings (in collaboration with Commerce Career Centre). Also meets 1 to 1 with other Commerce students to talk confidentially about Indigenous issues on campus, in class, and how to support one another in building a safe space. She provides culturally appropriate teaching for student(s) to understand Indigenization of space that they can carry with them into their professional career.
PROFESSORS & FACULTY
If you are ever struggling with a course or need accommodation, do not hesitate to reach out to your professors. They want you to succeed and are more than happy to help.
ACADEMIC CONSIDERATION AND ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT COORDINATOR
If you need any academic consideration or support please contact: email@example.com
This Centre promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive
learning environment. You can visit the Centre on the 2nd floor in Mitchell Hall.
This is a confidential, non-judgmental, resource and information Centre regarding sex, sexuality and sexual health. It is located in the JDUC in room 223.
SAFE WALK AND AMS WALK HOME
Escorted walking services so that you can feel more comfortable and safe getting around campus and the Kingston Community. You can also download SeQure, a mobile safety app for Queen's students that provides quick access to campus security resources, including the emergency line. Call 613-533-6080 for Safe Walk and 613-533-WALK (9255) for AMS Walk Home.
Available to all Queen’s students and provides support such as personal counselling, medical appointments and accessibility counselling.
A local student-run service that provides a wide variety of freshly prepared meals to any individuals in the Queen's and Kingston community experiencing any food insecurity. Our service currently runs every Sunday evening from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Chalmers United Church.
The Centre for Student Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to enhancing the development and well-being of the Queen’s equity-seeking community and supporting initiatives to recruit and retain racialized and equity-seeking students at Queen’s. The Yellow House provides dedicated on-campus space for Queen's undergraduate and graduate student clubs.
BIPOC Talk is a new initiative on-campus aimed to provide peer-to-peer support for self-identified BIPOC students (Black/Indigenous/Persons of Colour) on-campus through a multitude of methods between the PSC and the Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED). The includes, but is not limited to, designated peer support sessions/consultations for racialized students, and referrals to specific on-campus resources.
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a not-for-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgmental support for all survivors 12+ regardless of gender or identity of recent and/or historic sexual violence in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) since 1978.
The program aims to remove barriers and contribute to a successful transition through the first year of university through ongoing engagement and one-on-one mentoring.
Queen’s University strives to ensure that programs are accessible to students with disabilities. QSAS is located in Mitchell Hall and focuses on student advocacy, support and academic accommodations.
On this website you will find the most up-to-date information on how Queen's is working in partnership with public health authorities to facilitate a safe, supported, and collaborative return to campus for the fall term and beyond.
Resources and advice for living off-campus in Kingston.
The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) provides a variety of academic support. This is available both in-person and virtually This includes workshops on study techniques, seminars, learning strategies, and a writing centre.
A collection of events and initiatives aimed at centering equity-deserving student experiences, providing opportunities for dialogue around topics outlined in their survey, and acting on the next steps towards improving campus culture at Queen’s.
Human Rights Advisory Services provides advice to Queen’s community members concerning human rights issues arising at Queen’s and advocates for human rights practices and policies that respond to the needs of Queen’s equity-seeking communities.
The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre is a student-funded Queen’s University organization committed to creating and nurturing a radical community of Kingston students and residents. Devoted to fighting gender oppression and advocating for broad ideas of gender empowerment for those of any or no gender, Levana operates on anti-oppressive practices. They are committed to confronting all forms of oppression and working to dismantle oppressive systems and hierarchies including patriarchy, racism, white supremacy, colonialism, classism, cissexism, heterosexism, and ableism. Levana exists for anyone in the Kingston community, regardless of whether or not they are Queen’s students.
Queen's First-Year Off-Campus Community supports first years living off campus.
The Following Resources Fall Under the AMS Social Issues Commission:
The Social Issues Commission (SIC) seeks to facilitate dialogue, education, and engagement on all matters related to equity, identity, and anti-oppression. The SIC strives to foster a safer space for students, to connect students with resources, and to engage with and promote social justice and human rights issues on campus. Services they provide include:
The Peer Support Centre is a drop-in service providing all undergraduate students with confidential, non-judgemental, and empathetic peer-based support. Our goal is to foster a comfortable environment for students through active listening, practical assistance, and resource referrals. They welcome peers to come in to speak with us about: stress, academic grievances, financial assistance, oppression/discrimination, sexual assault, mental health, and more. They also encourage peers to come in to celebrate good news, have a quiet and cozy space to read, play some board games, or just to have some friendly company. Please note that they are not a replacement for health services who can provide diagnosis, treatment, or long-term support; nor are they a first point of contact in the case of an emergency.
CARED (Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination) is an anti-racist activist and educational committee that holds events throughout the year to discuss “Race,” Racism, and the effects of discrimination. The committee advocates for students that have encountered incidents of racism and discrimination and aims to fight oppression through education, lobbying, and by looking at the intersections of oppression.
The AMS Food Bank is a confidential and non-judgemental food service to members of the Queen’s Community. It aims to provide clients with food services in the most comfortable environment possible.
Collective Reflections is a student-run, anti-oppressive publication that aims to showcase opinions, anecdotes, and any creative expressions on topics such as: feminism, race & ethnicity, ability & accessibility, sexuality and gender diversity, and mental health.
EQuIP promotes education and action around queer issues locally, nationally and internationally, and works to create an environment that can truly be called a positive space for people of all sexual and gender identities. The committee works closely with campus and community groups in order to facilitate education, create awareness, and advocate for human rights.
EDGE Queen's is a sub-chapter of EDGE Diversity leadership. They are a student-run, non-profit organization that is focused on enabling the personal and professional growth of underrepresented students. They believe that representation contributes to the presence of diversity that is integral to the success of all reputable organizations. As such, EDGE Queen's is committed to fostering more empowering and inclusive environments within STEM and business.
Q+ is a committee designed to allow the LGBTQ+ community at Smith School of Business to flourish. They offer support through recruiting opportunities, access to professional development and resources, and foster a strong LGBTQ+ community within the school. Q+ hosts events in Kingston and Toronto.
Queen’s Commerce Mental Health Association (QCMHA) promotes the conversation of mental health and wellness throughout the Commerce community. A survey was sent out to the Commerce student body and 25% of students responded with a 4/5 or 5/5 when asked how often they felt their mental health has prevented them from reaching their full academic potential. It is clear that mental health is prevalent in our community, which is why QCMHA’s driven team is striving to push the conversation and end the stigma of mental health.
QWIL is a student-run club within the Queen's University Community. For the aspiring leaders of today, QWIL works to connect, inspire and educate. They strive to empower women to reach their full potential and challenge people of all genders to engage in the conversation surrounding equity.
The Smith Black Business Association seeks to eradicate the barriers that intervene with the prosperity of black people in the Business Industry and to provide a space that is both safe and welcoming, in which they can learn and grow.
For an exhaustive list of student community clubs refer to the list provided by Queen's Alma Mater Society:
EQUITY-SEEKING AMS CLUBS
CULTURAL IDENTITY ASSOCIATIONS
Queen’s Native Student Association
Queen’s African and Caribbean Students Association
Queen’s Black Academic Society
Organization of Latin American Students at Queen’s University
Queen’s Asian Students’ Association
Queen’s South Asian Association
Queen’s Tamil Students’ Association
Queen’s Pakistani Student Association
Queen’s Taiwanese Student Association
Queen’s Hong Kong Students’ Association
Queen’s Korean Student Association
Queen’s Pinoy Association
INDIGENOUS STUDENT SUPPORTS
The Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP) seeks to provide support to Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender diverse Kingston members.
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the university.
4D strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen's community. You can visit the Centre at 144 & 146 Barrie Street.
A group of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students working towards Indigenous awareness on campus and in the Kingston community.
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