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Current Students with Disabilities

Do you have a newly diagnosed or newly acquired disability? Did you register with the Disabilities Services Office (DSO) last year? Are you studying at Queen's but not on campus?

Getting Started

If you believe you may require academic accommodations, both new and returning students, on campus, or distance students should contact the Disability Services Office (DSO). The DSO can assist you in connecting with those services, supports, and resources within the Queen's community.

See also

Education, Training, and Awareness page lists many workshops and certificates offered at Queen's.

Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries

Queen's University’s financial assistance consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. There is a range of financial assistance and services available to students with disabilities at Queen's. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Student Awards Office for complete information.

Queen’s University offers The Queen's General Bursary which is available to all students in all years of study who have a demonstrated financial need.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

For full-time and part-time students who:

  • self-identify as having either a permanent or temporary disability,
  • have disability-related educational costs for services or equipment that are not covered by another agency or service, and
  • require these services/equipment to participate in postsecondary studies.

The ATF Bursaries for the Disabled

  • are awarded to students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office.

The Beatrice (Steuer) Cohen Award

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability. Preference will be given to students with an impaired mobility. Students must be registered with the Disability Services Office.

The Disabled Students’ Bursaries

  • are awarded to students with disabilities based on financial need.

Rehab Therapy Society Sesquicentennial Bursary

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need to undergraduate and/or graduate students in any faculty who are challenged with a physical disability.

Scotiabank Group Accessibility Bursaries

  • are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any school or faculty who have a disability and who are enrolled in a minimum of one credit per term (40% course load). Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.

Harold Arthur Cohen Bursary

  • is awarded on the basis of financial need to an upper year student in any faculty or school who is challenged with a physical or perceptual disability. Preference will be given to students who have either a hearing or visual impairment. Students must be registered with Disability Services Office.

The AMS Accessibility Queen’s Bursary

  • is for returning students with disabilities who are registered with the Disability Services Office, and who are not eligible for the OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities.  Students may be referred through the Disability Services Office or apply directly through the Student Awards Office.

Joubin/Selig Scholarship 2014

  • established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility) disabilities, who wish to pursue an education in their chosen field of study.

Student Government - The Alma Mater Society (AMS)

The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) is Canada’s oldest undergraduate student government. Its constitution takes precedence over all other student societies and organizations to which its members may belong. The AMS was incorporated in 1969 as a non-profit organization without share capital. Undergraduates obtain membership upon paying the mandatory student activity fee along with their tuition.

Social Issues Commission (SIC)

The Social Issues Commissioner’s position involves supporting committees, briefing and advising AMS Council on equity issues, holding workshops for the student body and AMS services, sitting on various University committees, advocating and lobbying for anti-oppression action with Queen’s Administration. They also maintain the SIC office and answer students’ questions.