Community Development

Community Development

Queen’s Residence Life believes in providing an environment where students can feel a sense of belonging, have diverse opportunities to build resiliency and where they can access ongoing support toward achieving academic success. Our hope is that students will feel safe, comfortable and supported in their home away from home. The Residence Dons who live on each floor support students through their transition to university. Feelings of connectedness and belonging are individual to each student and Dons are there to help navigate all of the opportunities to be involved in residence and in the larger campus community. Living in residence encourages active participation in community – in residence, locally and globally. We encourage our residents to be respectful and civically engaged as they grow and personally develop as a member of the Queen’s residence community.

Community Development & Collaboration

With a focus on developing strong, cohesive and inclusive communities, we work with a variety of campus partners to provide opportunities for students to engage in quality experiences that encourages self-exploration to support and challenge their personal and academic growth.

Things to Look Forward to:

  1. Residence-Wide Experiences
    Events and programs that welcome students from all residences to participate in opportunities that are social, educational and developmental. Past examples: open mic nights, trivia, bowling nights, Awareness Weeks, Homecoming events
  2. High Table Dinner Program
    A semi-formal floor dinner organized by your Don, accompanied by a guest speaker who shares their wisdom and advice regarding the first year experience.
  3. Skill Development Opportunities
    Positive Space training, Bystander Intervention, Learning Strategies workshops, Career workshops, Intercultural Competency training, KAIROS Blanket Exercise, Health & Wellness workshops.