Graphic that reads "Welcome to Your SGPS" with a photo of Ontario Hall in the background.

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.

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.

Applications for the fall semester will be opening towards the end of the summer/early September to allow students time to assess whether they will need to purchase a full pass or just use the bus casually.

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

The SGPS is not involved with the Student Card process.

All information below is provided by Office of the University Registrar.
If you have any questions or concerns related to your student card, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at student.card@queensu.ca
New Graduate and Professional Students

Beginning September 1st, validated photo ID student cards will be mailed to all new, incoming exchange and returning students who are going into a new Faculty or School.

You must be enrolled in your course(s) before your card can be mailed. Please watch for an email at your @queensu.ca email account letting you know when your activity guide will be available in SOLUS so you may upload your photos.

In order to mail student cards and verify each student,we will require a government issued photo, as well as the photo to be used to produce your student card. The government issued photo will be deleted and not kept on file.

Returning Graduate and Professional Students

Beginning September 1st, validation stickers will be mailed to all returning students who currently have a photo ID student card and are enrolled in their course(s).

If you are a returning student with an off-campus student card and would like us to mail you a validation sticker please email the Registrar’s Office at student.card@queensu.ca and include your student number.

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
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
Orientation Activities SGPS Events
https://sgps.ca/eventscalendar/


School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Events
https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/current-students/orientation


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
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
SGPS President
Justine Aman
president@sgps.ca
Vice-President Community
Anthony Lomax
vp.community@sgps.ca
Vice-President Finance
Courtney Bannerman
vp.finance@sgps.ca
Vice-President Graduate
Rohit Shukla
vp.graduate@sgps.ca
Vice-President Professional
Jennifer Li
vp.professional@sgps.ca
Athletics & Wellness Commissioner
Kassandra Coyle
athletics@sgps.ca
Equity & Diversity Commissioner
Monica Garvie
equity@sgps.ca
Indigenous Graduate Liaison
Brittany McBeath
indigenous@sgps.ca
International Commissioner
Sabrina Masud
international@sgps.ca
Social Commissioner
Emilia Ganslandt
social@sgps.ca