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 bursary program, the Peer Academic Advisors Program, the Graduate Peer Support Centre, and more.

There is a blackout period for the first 45 days (approximately) of the Fall term as our insurer waits for Queen’s to provide enrollment data.

During this blackout period, if you need to use your benefits, please keep the receipt for whatever you have done as you will be able to file for reimbursement once you have been formally added to the plan by the insurer.

To see if you have been assessed the fee for the SGPS Health and Dental Plan, check out your “printable fee statement” on SOLUS. If you have a charge labeled “SGPS Health and Dental Plan” you have been assessed the fee.
Instructions on how to find your “printable fee statement” can be found at www.queensu.ca/registrar/solus/finances
If you have any questions about the fees you have been assessed, please contact solus@queensu.ca

Questions about the SGPS Health and Dental Plan?

As many returning students are aware, the SGPS had a previous partner contract with the AMS and City of Kingston called “Bus-It”. This contract allowed for all students to receive bus passes for 90$/year as a mandatory fee on their fee slate. With the need for physical distancing on busses, cancelled routes, and shift to remote learning, this program was temporarily halted.

As the Ontario continues to move through the stages of re-opening and the continued uncertainty, the decision has been made to not renew the Bus-It contract for the 2021-2022 year. Instead, the subsidy program for the Kingston Transit Post-Secondary Student Pass (which allows the student to pay only the amount they would have under Bus-It) will continue for the 2021-2022 academic year year. All AMS and SGPS members who have purchased a bus pass are able to access the subsidy during the application period.

The Bus-It contract is incredibly well supported and well used by students and negotiations will most definitely be revisited this fall to plan the new contract for the 2022-23 year.  The SGPS continues to support that transit needs to be affordable and accessible and will be advocating for the best deal for our students.

The most recent application period for the Fall 2021 Semester pass subsidy closed on October 3, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

The dates for the Winter 2021 Semester application period will be communicated via the SGPS newsletter and our social media accounts (@QueensSGPS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).

I have questions about…

Accessibility Queen’s Accessibility Hub

Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS)

Becoming a Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant Your Department
You can find the appropriate contact for your department at the link below
Financial Assistance Student Awards
Funding Packages Your Department
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Getting Involved Queen’s Clubs Office
SGPS VP Community
Issues with your Teaching or Research Assistantship PSAC 901
Library Access Queen’s University Library
Living in Kingston/Housing SGS Habitat
You can find information about living in Kingston at the link below.

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.

Office/Study Space Your Department
You can find the appropriate contact for your department at the link below
Orientation Activities SGPS Events

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Events

Your Department
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Primary Health Coverage for International Students UHIP
Purchasing Textbooks and Course Materials Campus Bookstore
Resources for BIPOC Students Queen’s Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

Queen’s Black Academic Society

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Queen’s Asian Students’ Association

Queen’s Equity Services

Seeing a Doctor or a Counsellor Queen’s Student Wellness Services
Setting up my Queen’s NetID/Accessing OnQ Queen’s Information Technology Services (ITS)
Students with Children Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) FAQ

Queen’s Division of Student Affairs Resource Page

Study Permit, Work Permits and Visa Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)
Supplemental Health and Dental Coverage StudentCare
Tuition and Fees Office of the University Registrar
solus@queensu.caInformation regarding Ancillary Fees can be found at https://sgps.ca/sgps-activity-fees/
Questions about ancillary fees? Contact director@sgps.ca
Due to issues within our physical space, the SGPS offices remain closed. Please use the contact list on our website to reach out to us.
SGPS President
Rohit Shukla
Vice-President Community
Anthony Lomax
Vice-President Finance
Courtney Bannerman
Vice-President Graduate
Brittany McBeath
Vice-President Professional
Jennifer Li
Athletics & Wellness Commissioner
Kassandra Coyle
Equity & Diversity Commissioner
Monica Garvie
Indigenous Graduate Liaison
International Commissioner
Sabrina Masud
Social Commissioner
Emilia Ganslandt