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Queen's University

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To stimulate, enhance and facilitate ethical research and scholarship at Queen's by providing leadership, support and services to advance Queen's position as a research-intensive university, while raising awareness of the excellence of Queen's research and providing accountability to our stakeholders.

In short, we see our goal as:

Helping people achieve excellence in research and scholarship.

Our Vision

To become the foremost University research portfolio in Canada by:

  • having highly engaged employees;
  • delivering significant value to the Queen's research community;
  • influencing the provincial, national and international research agenda.

Our Values


  • We value each other as individuals.
  • We value a positive and supportive work environment.
  • We treat each other with respect, fairness, honesty, patience, understanding and trust.
  • We respect and support each other's desire for a personally acceptable work-life balance.
  • We support flexibility in work arrangements while balancing workplace requirements and co-worker needs.
  • We recognize and celebrate contributions and accomplishments of our co-workers.

Professional Excellence

  • We provide the best quality service we can.
  • We are solution-focused in a positive and creative manner.
  • We exhibit professionalism, competence and ethical behavior in all that we do. 
  • We value professional growth and development.


  • We expect open, honest and respectful communication.
  • We welcome supportive and constructive feedback. 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000