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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

40%
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

  Emily  Rees
Digital Giving Officer
  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

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Faculty News

Diabetes on the rise in First Nations populations

New report shows the disease has reached an all-time high within Canada’s First Nations communities, impact on children is concerning.

A first-of-its-kind, First Nations-specific report, co-authored by Queen’s University professor Michael Green, shows the number of First Nations people in Ontario living with diabetes is at an all-time high at 14.1 per cent.

According to the report, developed jointly by the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and ICES, the increase is particularly concerning as there is a rising, disproportionate number of First Nations children affected by diabetes.

Testing new models of care to address the challenge of low back pain

Low back pain is a common experience. An estimated 75-85% of people will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. For the majority, it will improve quickly, but about half will experience recurrences within a year. For many, low back pain can lead to suffering and disability that interferes with participation in usual life roles and activities. In fact, Global burden of disease studies provide evidence that low back pain is the leading contributor to years lived with disability worldwide.

The #NursesAre campaign: from class assignment to passion project

When Melissa Spadafora and Shannon Greer were given an assignment to develop a method to recruit young people to nursing in their final year of the Undergraduate Nursing Accelerated Standing Track (AST) program, they didn’t expect the assignment to turn into a passion project.

Training our OT students to solve problems through an innovative classroom space

For many of us, it’s easy to take for granted the daily activities that can be performed without difficulty. Most of us never think twice about our ability to cook dinner, wash the dishes, have a shower, or write an email.

But for those who experience difficulties performing daily tasks, the impact can be significant.