All Aboriginal Students may:
- Apply through Queen’s Web Application and self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry.
- Must meet the general admission requirements (at minimum, high school average of 75.0%) and deadlines for undergraduate admission.
- Submit a separate letter to the Aboriginal Community Liaison stating that they wish to be considered under this policy and provide evidence of Aboriginal ancestry. An Aboriginal Person is considered an Indigenous Person of North America (treaty status, non-status, Métis, or Inuit).
- Offers of admission will be made to Aboriginal candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential.
- If you have questions about applying through this policy, please contact either the Aboriginal Community Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Undergraduate Admission at email@example.com.
- Discover more information about applying to Queen’s as an Aboriginal student
Resources Available to Aboriginal Students
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC)
In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, the FDASC supports Aboriginal students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. The FDASC also welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Aboriginal experience in Canada. FDASC staff includes Aboriginal advisors, elders, and an Aboriginal recruitment and admissions representative.
The Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University is involved in all decisions affecting Aboriginal programs and services at Queen’s University. The Council is composed of representatives from Aboriginal communities in Ontario, Queen’s Aboriginal student representatives, and senior University personnel. The Council reports directly to the University Senate and Board of Trustees.
Queen’s Native Students Association (QNSA)
The QNSA is a club of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students that share an interest in Aboriginal cultures and traditions. It provides a forum for discussing contemporary and historic issues pertaining to Aboriginal peoples and cultures, hosts themed events and celebrations, and works in collaboration with FDASC and the Aboriginal Council to identify the needs of Aboriginal students on campus. Undergraduates, graduates, and professional students are all represented in the QNSA.
Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force
Formed in response to the national commission’s calls to action for post-secondary institutions, the Queen’s TRC task force produced a comprehensive set of recommendations.