If you are a graduate, law, consecutive education student, or an undergraduate medical student the SGPS is your student society. Your elected executive team and the staff of the SGPS work for you.

Your student organization represents and advocates for you on all levels of University administration and lobbies the federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues crucial to the well being and success of graduate and professional students.

The executive, elected representatives, and volunteer committee members represent graduate and professional interests and participate in the governance of the University Senate, the Board of Trustees, the University Council, and over 40 University Committees.

In response to the needs and concerns of our members, we also run several services including your Health and Dental Plan, a Financial Assistance program, the Student Advisors program, and more.

Some Students May Experience a Black-Out Period at the Start of the Fall Term

Some students may experience a black-out period during September and October as the insurer finalizes the enrolment data. If this happens to you, please check your SOLUS account to make sure that you were assessed the SGPS Health and Dental fee.

If you have been assessed the fee, please hold on to all of your receipts and use the StudentCare mobile app to file your claims at the end of October.

The SGPS Health and Dental Plan is sponsored by the SGPS and administered by StudentCare.

To learn more about your benefits and how you can take advantage of them, please check out the link below.

If you have a question about your eligibility for the plan or about how you can submit a claim, please click below to contact the SGPS directly.

If you have a specific question about something you would like to claim for or for information about the status of a claim you have already made, we recommend that you contact StudentCare directly for the most up to date information and to ensure accuracy. Please click the link below for information on how you can contact StudentCare directly.

The SGPS Goes to Pumpkinferno Kingston!

October 17 @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
LaSalle Building

Back for the 2022 season, Fort Henry will be transformed once again into the enchanted wonderland that is Pumpkinferno.

This fan-favourite event is a luminary experience for all ages, including a mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, hand-carved artificial pumpkins.

Pumpkinferno Fort Henry will feature some of the Pumpkinferno event’s most popular exhibits, including Dragon’s Lantern Lair, Patriotic Pastimes, Night at the Gallery, Psychedelic Sixties, Pumpkin Planetarium, Steampunk Station and many more.

Guests of all ages will tour the spectacular outdoor experience of glowing pumpkins inside the walls of this historic site.

Click Here to Register

SGPS Annual General Meeting

October 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom

This meeting is open to all members of the SGPS.

If you would like to place any items on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting, please contact speaker@sgps.ca before Tuesday, October 11 at 5:00 pm.

Zoom link will be provided via the SGPS mailing list on October 18.

SGPS Private Tour - Ghosts of Queen's University Haunted Walk

October 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
In Front of the Frontenac County Courthouse

There are few places more historic, charming, and haunted in Canada than Queen’s University. There are eerie tales of student grave robbers, professors reaching out from the beyond, heists gone wrong and streets shrouded in mystery.

The team at Kingston’s Haunted Walk has never told these stories before and can’t wait to share them with you. You won’t hear spine-tingling and heart-pounding tales like these on the regular campus tours.

Join the SGPS for the Ghosts of Queen’s University and graduate with a degree in the supernatural!

Click Here to Register

Graduate Student Housing Town Hall

October 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kingston Hall, Room 101

Are you a graduate or a professional student concerned about housing prices and access? Do you want to be heard but don’t know how to reach the people that can make the change?

We are hosting a Town Hall-style meeting series where you can bring these issues to us at the SGPS, as well as university representatives and stakeholders. Join us and make your voice heard.

SGPS goes to Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2 at the Kingston Grand

October 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Kingston Grand Theatre

On October 26th the SGPS is going to the theatre for Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2. The Kingston Grand explains the piece as “A stunning multi-disciplinary contemporary dance presentation from Indigenous choreographer Christine Friday. Christine says that Thunderbird Rising 2 is the transformative spirit of dance travelling through realms of existence – ancestors, dreams, blood memory and the land directly connected to her Anishinaabek way of living and being. In addition to live dance, the performance will include a documentary dance film that witnesses the Friday Family as they return to the site of their residential school and speak their truth on their traditional Family territory”. It should be a great piece and this experience is open to Indigenous and non-indigenous students alike, so it provides a good opportunity to learn more about Indigeneity and Indigenous culture.

This is a “Pay What You Can” event, which allows you to attend the performance at no charge and remit a voluntary amount after the show based on your experience.

Click Here to Register

Mental and Physical Health Town Hall

November 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kingston Hall, Room 101

Are you a graduate or a professional student concerned about mental and physical health treatment access or accommodations? Do you want to be heard but don’t know how to reach the people that can make the change?

We are hosting a Town Hall-style meeting series where you can bring these issues to us at the SGPS, as well as university representatives and stakeholders. Join us and make your voice heard.

Open Discussion Town Hall

November 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kingston Hall, Room 101

The SGPS is here to help graduate and professional students with their concerns. Come to this town hall to let us know about your concerns and help drive advocacy at our organization!

Join us and make your voice heard.

Starting September 1, 2022 your Queen’s student card acts as your bus pass. Just make sure you have a 2022 – 2023 sticker on the back of your student card.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the Registrar’s Office is no longer mailing out validation stickers for on-campus students. You will need to pick up your validation sticker during the first two weeks of classes.

To learn more about how you can get the 2022 – 2023 sticker, check out the link below.

https://www.queensu.ca/registrar/registration/student-id-cards

SGPS Executive

The SGPS Executive is composed of five full-time students who are elected to their positions every Winter term.

The team works remotely and endeavours to respond to you within two business days.

SGPS President
Beth Langdon
president@sgps.ca
Vice-President Community
Emilia Ganslandt
vp.community@sgps.ca
Vice-President Finance
Sandra Wright
vp.finance@sgps.ca
Vice-President Graduate
Devin Fowlie
vp.graduate@sgps.ca
Vice-President Professional
Chloe Stone
vp.professional@sgps.ca
SGPS Commissioners and Liasions

The SGPS Commissioners and Liaisons are five full-time students who are hired into to their positions every Winter term.

The team works remotely and endeavours to respond to you within two business days.

Athletics & Wellness Commissioner
Clare Gaherty
athletics@sgps.ca
Equity & Diversity Commissioner
Jane Mao
equity@sgps.ca
Indigenous Graduate Liaison
Noah Favel
indigenous@sgps.ca
International Commissioner
Sabrina Masud
international@sgps.ca
Social Commissioner
Vacant
social@sgps.ca
SGPS Student Advisors

To learn more about the SGPS Student Advisors, a peer support service offered by the SGPS, please check out this page.

The Advisors are full-time students who are hired as needed.

The team works remotely and endeavours to respond to you within two business days.

You can contact the Student Advisors at advisors@sgps.ca.

SGPS Health and Dental Plan

To learn more about SGPS Health and Dental, a service offered through the SGPS, please check out this website.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the SGPS Health and Dental plan, please contact healthdental@sgps.ca or you can contact the plan provider, StudentCare, directly using the information found on this page.

SGPS Executive Director / Event Sanctioning

The SGPS Executive Director is a full-time employee of the SGPS.

The SGPS Executive Director works remotely and, during business hours, endeavours to respond as quickly as possible.

You can contact Andria Burke, SGPS Executive Director, at director@sgps.ca


To learn more about SGPS Event Sanctioning, a service offered through the SGPS, please check out this page.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding SGPS Event Sanctioning, please contact sanctioning@sgps.ca.

SGPS Council

To learn more about SGPS Council, the legislative body of the SGPS, please check out this page.

The SGPS Council Speaker is a full-time student who is elected to their position by SGPS Council every Winter term.

The Council Speaker works remotely and endeavours to respond to you within two business days.

You can contact the SGPS Council Speaker, Aileen Editha, at speaker@sgps.ca.

SGPS Graduate Student Senator & SGPS Trustee

The SGPS Graduate Student Senator and the SGPS Trustee are two full-time students who are elected to their positions every two years.

The SGPS Graduate Student Senator and the SGPS Trustee work remotely and endeavour to respond to you as soon as they can.

Graduate Student Senator
Emils Matiss
senator@sgps.ca
Graduate Student Trustee
Vacant
trustee@sgps.ca

I have questions about…

Accessibility Queen’s Accessibility Hub
https://www.queensu.ca/accessibility/


Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)
https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/accessibility-services/

Becoming a Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant Your Department
You can find the appropriate contact for your department at the link below
https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/contact-us/program-contacts
Financial Assistance Student Awards
https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/
awards@queensu.ca
Funding Packages Your Department
You can find the appropriate contact for your department at the link below
https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/contact-us/program-contacts
Getting Involved Queen’s Clubs Office
https://myams.org/home/clubs/
SGPS VP Community
vp.community@sgps.ca
Issues with your Teaching or Research Assistantship PSAC 901
http://psac901.org
Library Access Queen’s University Library
https://library.queensu.ca/help-services/covid-19-updates-library-services-operations
Living in Kingston/Housing SGS Habitat
You can find information about living in Kingston at the link below.
https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/sgs-habitat/moving-and-living-kingston


Queen’s Community Housing Accommodations Listing Service (ALS)
Neither Queen’s or the SGPS endorse or warrant the quality of the rental units provided through this listing service. It is a tool to help students in need of rental accommodation connect with landlords who have rental properties available.
https://listingservice.housing.queensu.ca/index.php/rental/rentalsearch/action/search/

Office/Study Space Your Department
You can find the appropriate contact for your department at the link below
https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/contact-us/program-contacts
Primary Health Coverage for International Students UHIP
https://quic.queensu.ca/uhip/
uhip@queensu.ca
Purchasing Textbooks and Course Materials Campus Bookstore
https://www.campusbookstore.com/welcome
Resources for BIPOC Students Queen’s Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination
https://qcredcoordinator.wordpress.com/about/


Queen’s Black Academic Society
https://qbasqueensu.wordpress.com/


Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
https://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections/


Queen’s Asian Students’ Association
https://www.facebook.com/queens.qasa/


Queen’s Equity Services
https://www.queensu.ca/equity/

Seeing a Doctor or a Counsellor Queen’s Student Wellness Services
https://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/
Setting up my Queen’s NetID/Accessing OnQ Queen’s Information Technology Services (ITS)
https://www.queensu.ca/its/getting-started/student
Social Events SGPS Events
https://sgps.ca/eventscalendar/
Students with Children Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) FAQ
https://quic.queensu.ca/living-in-kingston/students-with-children/


Queen’s Division of Student Affairs Resource Page
https://www.queensu.ca/studentaffairs/current-students/students-children

Study Permit, Work Permits and Visa Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)
https://quic.queensu.ca/arrival/permits-and-visas/
Supplemental Health and Dental Coverage StudentCare
http://www.studentcare.ca/View.aspx?locale=en&uid=IHaveAPlan_SGPS_Home
healthdental@sgps.ca
Tuition and Fees Office of the University Registrar
http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/home
solus@queensu.caInformation regarding Ancillary Fees can be found at https://sgps.ca/sgps-activity-fees/
Questions about ancillary fees? Contact director@sgps.ca