As in any academic department, graduate students are integral to the running of the School.
- Academic Council (1 master’s and 1 doctoral student) (which sets general policy for the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs)
- Graduate Subcommittee (1 master’s and 1 doctoral student)
- Faculty hiring committees (1 graduate student in the discipline area)
- Other ad hoc committees as appropriate.
Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS)
In addition, graduate students select an SKHS representative to the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) which is the main body responsible for graduate student affairs at Queen’s. This body appoints graduate student members to larger University committees. It also provides services, advice and advocacy for graduate students.
Graduate students select their various subcommittee representatives through an election process during an SKHS Graduate Student Council meeting early each September. The list of these representatives is given to the SKHS Administrative Assistant to be recorded on the SKHS Committee Representatives list for that academic session.
The Student Advisor program is a free and confidential service that provides advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s. Our office works to help students navigate many different issues, including student-supervisor relationships, academic policies and procedures, funding and finances, academic appeals, how to deal with issues of discrimination or harassment and any other personal or academic issue.