Queen's is a catalyst
One of the top universities in Canada, Queen’s has a long history of discovery and innovation that has shaped our knowledge and helped to address some of the world’s deepest mysteries and most pressing questions, including issues of environmental protection, health care, and the development of advanced technologies. For more than 175 years, Queen’s has brought together and built synergies among leading researchers, scholars and innovators making a real and measured impact.
Member of the U15 group of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities
Queen’s University is taking a closer look at research
The university fosters a dynamic, welcoming and collaborative environment of focused inquiry where scientists, artists, and scholars across disciplines share ideas and challenge the boundaries of what’s known and understood to effect change. We are ambitious about building synergies – strengthening our relationships with current partners, and working to establish new ones. Over the next five years, 200 new faculty will bolster the vibrancy of our research and learning capacity and help to enhance our vision of research prominence, collaboration, and internationalization.
Through our work with national and international collaborators, governments, communities, and industry partners, we will facilitate knowledge translation and exchange, advancing the research continuum – from fundamental science to tangible impact.
Strategic Research Plan
The research mission at Queen’s is guided by Queen's Strategic Research Plan 2018-2023: Excellence in Research through Diversity of Thought and Understanding.
Our strategic research plan identifies six primary research themes that highlight a spectrum of research and embrace both established and emerging strengths and priorities.
Transformative Student Learning Experience with a Research-Intensive Environment
graduation rate in Canada
Second highest PhD completion
rate in the U15
Highest master’s completion
rate in the U15
– Maclean’s Rankings, 2018-2019
Fellows of the
Royal Society of Canada
Members of the College of
New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
of the Royal Society of Canada
Together, in a catalytic environment that supports and challenges, we are advancing a brighter future
Nobel Prize in Physics
– Arthur B. McDonald
US National Academy of Engineering
– R. Kerry Rowe
– John McGarry
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship
– Norman Vorano
Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair
– Heather Stuart
Royal Society (UK and the Commonwealth)
– John Smol
Global Young Academy
– Stéfanie von Hlatky
3M National Teaching Fellow
– Richard Ascough