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    The Hallmark of our Academic Health Sciences Centre is You
    Our success is a product of the initiative and action of our students, faculty, and staff, and of the collaboration across schools,
    faculties, and our partnering institutions, that is the hallmark of our academic health sciences centre.
    Our success is also augmented with the support of our alumni, and our partners in the private and public sectors.

Message from the Dean


Queen’s Health Sciences is a remarkable faculty. Our success is a product of the initiative and action of our students, faculty, and staff, and of the collaboration across schools, faculties, and our partnering institutions, that is the hallmark of our academic health sciences centre. Our success is also augmented with the support of our alumni, and our partners in the private and public sectors.

One of the unique strengths of the Faculty of Health Sciences is that its structure encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy. In May 2012, we published a new strategic framework for our three schools that affirmed a unified vision: ask questions, seek answers, advance care, inspire change.

Our new vision informs all of our initiatives: research, education, patient care and how we work with our faculty, students, practitioners, staff, alumni, benefactors, and the public and private sectors.

The Queen’s Initiative Campaign is an important moment, where our community can come together to support the most important priorities for our faculty, which will advance our faculty, inspire our people, and enable our vision.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is proud of the tradition where alumni classes celebrating milestone reunions raise funds for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy.

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Established over 150 years ago, the School of Medicine at Queen's University aims to advance the tradition of preparing excellent physicians and leaders in health care by embracing a spirit of inquiry and innovation in education and research.

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The Queen’s School of Nursing has a long history of providing excellent nursing education has developed a strategic plan under the mission “to advance learning and scholarship in the discipline and profession of nursing”

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The School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University is committed to leading and inspiring positive changes that transform lives through rehabilitation research, education and practice.

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Faculty of Health Sciences Priorities

Medical Student Bursary
$250,000

Medical Student Bursary

The cost of becoming a doctor is continuously growing, leaving many students with over $160,000 in debt at the end of school. With about 50% of Queen’s medical students receiving financial assistance every year, many students need to access personal loan funding to afford this investment in their future. The Queen’s Medical Student Bursary was established in 2002 to ensure that tuition fees will not deter quality candidates for medical school. 

School of Nursing Student Assistance
$250,000

School of Nursing Student Assistance

As national leaders in providing student financial aid, Queen’s is committed to providing bursary assistance to students with financial need to ensure that all students have the opportunity to attend Queen’s School of Nursing, regardless of their individual financial circumstances. Bursary assistance provides students with the fewest financial resources the opportunity to benefit from a Queen’s nursing education. In an age when students, their families, governments, and Queen’s are all feeling the pressures of rising education costs, it is more important than ever that we work together to provide bursary assistance to bright, qualified applicants who might not otherwise have the opportunity to access the Queen’s nursing program.

Rehabilitation Therapy Student Experience Fund
$250,000

Rehabilitation Therapy Student Experience Fund

Learning experiences that go beyond the classroom are an important component of the programs in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. However, these experiences often come at a cost for our students that is above and beyond the cost of tuition and books. Occupational and Physical Therapy students are required to complete over 1,000 hours of placements over the course of their studies. Our students in Rehabilitation Science, Aging and Health, and Rehabilitation and Health Leadership are encouraged to attend conferences and present their research at scientific meetings to advance their careers. Despite the myriad of benefits of these additional learning experiences, many students experience significant financial barriers to participation.

2019/20 Fiscal Progress

60%
Our funding progress to date
8000000
2019/20 Fiscal Goal

Ways to Give

Gifts of cash, cheques or credit card

Make a difference now for Queen’s and enjoy immediate tax benefits. Cash gifts can be paid by pledge over a period up to and including 5 years. Payments can be made in monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annual installments.

Donate stock and securities

Gift publicly traded stock and securities and receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value without being subject to capital gains tax.

Gifts made in memory or in honour

Gifts may be made in memory or in honour of a friend, relative or classmate, or in recognition of a special occasion or achievement. A special acknowledgement card will be sent notifying the family or individual of the gift.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your gift can be increased significantly if you or your spouse’s employer matches charitable donations. Some companies will match a retiree’s gift.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of real estate, equipment, books, artwork, archival materials and other properties are welcomed by the University. You will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift. If you are considering making a gift in kind, please contact the Advancement Office to discuss the possibilities.

Bequests, Life Insurance Gifts & RRSPs and RRIFs

No matter what you choose to give in support of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, we can assist you through the process.

Meet the Team

  Caitlin Adair
*On leave, Senior Development Officer
  Nancy Hoogenraad
Development Coordinator
  William  Leacy
Executive Director, Development and Partnerships
  David Young
Senior Development Officer Faculty of Health Sciences
  Emily  Rees
Digital Giving Officer

Testimonials

Faculty News

Before the ban: Remembering Black Medical Alumni

If you have been following my blog for the last year, you may be aware that in 2018, it was brought to light that the Queen’s School of Medicine (then Faculty of Medicine) banned Black students in 1918. And while the ban had not been enforced since 1965, it remained on the University’s books as an official policy. So in October 2018, the Queen’s University Senate formally repealed the ban on black medical students. But I knew that we needed to do more.

Uncovering a human rights crisis in Haiti – what happens next?

Since the beginning of her career as a physician, Susan Bartels has felt a pull toward social justice, and to addressing the broader issues of health care inequity around the world.

It’s no surprise, then, that her latest research into the impact of the long-standing UN peacekeeping presence in Haiti follows that same trajectory.

2020: Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Our new Director, School of Nursing, Dr. Erna Snelgrove-Clarke reflects on the importance of this declaration and what it means for the profession of nursing, and the populations that nurses serve.

 

5,000 people leave the Canadian military each year; A PhD student looks at how they should be supported

When Ashley Williams’ brother left the military in 2015 after nine years of service, she witnessed the challenges he encountered with the transition to civilian life. Her brother, Shane, had been in the military since graduating high school. He left voluntarily to return home to Newfoundland. At the time, Ashley was working in Ontario as an occupational therapist with a family health team.