Queen's University

​Inclusive Community

Queen’s students come from every imaginable background – small towns and suburbs, urban highrises, First Nations communities, and from more than 120 countries around the world. At Queen's, you’ll meet people like yourself and others who are very different. Your fellow students will be among the most interesting, creative, and provocative individuals you will ever encounter. They will challenge you in class, in conversations over meals, or in late-night discussions in residence rooms, and shift the way you see yourself in the world.

Inclusive Community: What does it mean to you?

  • An inclusive community is
    A PLACE WHERE EACH PERSON FEELS SAFE TO BE THEMSELVES AND TO EXPLORE DIFFERENCES, where diverse views and ideas are met with openness and curiosity, and where we can approach our commonalities and differences with mutual respect.

    Wayne Myles
    Director, Queen's University International Centre

     

  • Inclusive Community means
    WORKING TOGETHER in a supportive environment.

    Chi Yan Lam
    PhD '15, Faculty of Education

     

  • Inclusive Community means a welcoming environment that promotes the full participation of all faculty, staff, and students in the life of the University.

    IT IS TO VALUE INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.

    Jill Christie
    Coordinator, Data Management and Administration, The Equity Office

     

  • Inclusive Community within Athletics & Recreation generally refers to physical accessibility. But we also ensure our programs and services appeal to all students, faculty, staff, and greater Kingston community members and cater to their individual needs.

    OUR GOAL IS TO ENSURE EVERYONE CAN FEEL LIKE PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

    Jeff Downie
    Associate Director, Business Development and Facilities, Athletics & Recreation

     

  • An inclusive community is COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING FULL ACCESSIBILITY while fiercely defending its capabilities to craft solutions that are individualized and dignified.

    Jeanette Parsons, MSc, MPA
    Disability Services Advisor, Health, Counselling & Disability Services

     

  • An inclusive community is created one person, one interaction at a time. HELPING NEWCOMERS BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY and so I reach out to provide personalized support in a spirit of welcome and openness.

    Monica Stewart
    Coordinator, Faculty Recruitment and Support

     

  • Inclusive Community means SEEING THE INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES OF MEMBERS OF THE QUEEN'S COMMUNITY AS THINGS THAT ENHANCE OUR WORK AND ENRICH OUR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS.

    Diversity on campus is what makes students, staff, and faculty comfortable enough to accomplish great things.

    Susan Bedell
    Sr. Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

     

  • Inclusive Community means that we value contributions from alumni, from friends, from students, and that WE ARE ALL PART OF THIS WONDERFUL ORGANISM THAT IS QUEEN'S.

    Karen Logan
    Development Officer, Stewardship, Office of Advancement

  • An inclusive community is one where SYSTEMIC BARRIERS OR PREJUDICE DO NOT PLACE LIMITS on a person’s ability to achieve success as they define it.

    Roxy Denniston-Stewart
    Associate Dean, Student Affairs

  • An inclusive community is mindful and supportive of its members' present and potential health and wellness needs.

    IT FACILITATES ENGAGEMENT, BELONGINGNESS, AND RESPECT, and encourages everyone to utilize their strengths and strive to be the best they can be.

    Mary Walsh
    Residence Outreach Counsellor, Residence Life & HCDS

     

  • An inclusive community respects and recognizes different learning styles while creating an ACCESSIBLE AND EQUITABLE TEACHING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS, including ensuring access to instructional and research materials in alternate formats.

    Michele Chittenden
    Adaptive Technology Centre

  • An inclusive community is
    A PLACE WHERE EACH OF US CAN IMAGINE OURSELVES AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE and see every human interaction as an opportunity for a small act of inclusion.

    Heidi Penning
    Equity Office

     

  • An inclusive community 
    ENCOURAGES ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL ITS MEMBERS, so that their experiences can inform how the community understands and portrays itself and its values.

    Justin Kerr
    International Student Advisor, Queen's University International Centre

     

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