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Student Research

Queen’s is dedicated to providing opportunities for students at all levels to participate in research, regardless of discipline.

Undergraduate Research

The University is committed to fostering opportunities for undergraduate research experiences. Here are some opportunities to explore at Queen’s:

Curricular Opportunities

  • Thesis / Independent Study: Consult your department about a potential thesis or independent study project during your final year. These allow you to work under the supervision of a professor and provide you with valuable research experience.

  • Major Maps: Consult your Major Map to see where you can get involved in research! Each Major Map is unique to your specific major and/or discipline.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Funding and Resources

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Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research

Much of the vibrant research conducted at Queen’s depends on robust, productive, and flourishing research collaborations between faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Queen’s supports graduate students through:

  • supporting faculty in the development of their research programs
  • facilitating successful research funding opportunities
  • external recognition, such as national and international awards
  • interdisciplinary programs, such as those offered through the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and the Human Mobility Research Centre?
  • collaborative graduate programs, such as the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC
  • innovative training opportunities through programs such as:

Spotlight on Student Researchers:

  • Sylvia Bawa (Sociology) – women's rights in Sub-Saharn Africa
  • Nick Cairns (Biology) – jeepers, creepers, where's you find those peepers?
  • Kerri Froc (Law) – a lifelong belief in change
  • Emily Gong (Art) – transmission via the silk route
  • Chloe Hudson (Psychology) – bullying, depression and theory of mind
  • Annie Riel (French Studies) – sharing her passion through active learning