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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 would not be possible without 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. The strategic framework for our three schools affirms a unified vision: ask questions, seek answers, advance care, inspire change.

Our 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 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

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

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

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.

The Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund

The Faculty of Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Funding will be used to launch and develop governance, policies, and programming that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in five distinct areas in the Faculty of Health Sciences that require examination from an EDI lens — students, curriculum, research, professional development, and culture.

2020/21 Fiscal Final Results

2020/21 Fiscal Total

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

  David Young
Associate Director, Development
  (on leave) Emily  Rees
Digital Giving Officer
  Nancy Hoogenraad
Stewardship Officer, Communications and Engagement
  Adam Say
Senior Development Officer
  Rosemary  Cook
Development Coordinator

Faculty News

Radical Collaboration for a Healthier World

On Monday we officially released and began the implementation of our new strategic vision for Queen’s Health Sciences (QHS): Radical Collaboration. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the time! It’s not only succinct, but inspiring, with lots of space for you to bring in your own radical ideas. 

Moving the needle on EDI through collaboration

As I sat in the auditorium where the Forum on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) was held last weekend, I was struck by one of the groups of attendees. In a room where many were spread out, leaving one seat in between their neighbours, there were four learners sitting right beside each other. Early in the Forum, one raised her hand to make a comment, identifying herself as a nursing student. I assumed that she was sitting with other nursing students – they seemed to know each other quite well.  

The unexpected moment is always sweeter

Nearly 18 months ago, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic completely upended our lives, and altered the ways we teach and learn, deliver healthcare, and interact with one another on a daily basis. In the dark times and the long months when we wondered how we would get through this, we stumbled upon unexpected innovations, creative solutions, and serendipitous discoveries. Romance novelist Julia Quinn describes this phenomenon by noting that “the unexpected moment is always sweeter.”

Reflecting on Pride and Indigenous History Months

Across Canada, flags have flown at half-mast for the entire month of June, honouring children who died at residential schools. As we prepared for the month of June 2021, we knew there would be activities to recognize Indigenous History Month and Pride Month. It turns out the entire month has been shaped by the tragedies that have spurred our collective conscience. It was in late May that leaders in Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, British Columbia, announced the discovery of a mass grave with the remains of 215 children at the site of a former residential school.