Health Studies Departmental Student Council

Established in 2005, the Health Studies Departmental Student Council represents students in all HLTH degree plans and reports to the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), which is the student governing body of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The Society was founded in 1891 and is one of the oldest faculty societies in Canada with a mandate to provide opportunities for students outside of the classroom to enrich their experience at Queen’s.  

To this end, the HLTH DSC has two Co-Chairs who oversee a variety of volunteers who provide social and academic experiences for their constituents, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Academic representatives attend the School’s Academic Council and  Undergraduate Sub-Committee meetings.
  • Career representatives serve on the Undergraduate Career Committee which sponsors an annual SKHS Mini-Career Fair and provides workshops supporting career development.
  • Social representatives sponsor events that allow students to meet outside of the classroom.
  • Volunteers support many activities from special lectures, charity events, sports and so on.
  • As stipulated in the Health Studies Teaching Award Guidelines,  the HLTH DSC annually honours the contributions of SKHS professors and teaching assistants (TAs) teaching in their program.

2022-23 HLTH DSC Co-Chairs

  • Arissa Derakhshan
  • Lauren Law


The HLTH DSC is made up of approximately twenty elected members, who meet weekly.    Normally all positions are filled by election at the end of the previous academic year.  Questions should be directed to the Co-Chairs.

Be sure to watch for HLTH DSC notices in the UG News bi-weekly during the Fall-Winter academic session.  They are also posted on the Queen’s Health Studies DSC Facebook page.

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