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Research @Queen’s

Queen’s Arts and Science researchers are changing the world.

From sustaining the environment to exploring human dimensions, from
exploring and discovering to creating safe and successful societies – the researchers in Arts and Science are making an impact. And this doesn’t mean just our world-renowned, award-winning professors, but our research staff, post-doctoral fellows, industry partners, and most importantly, our students – both graduate and undergraduate. Students at Queen’s learn from and are involved in research from the first day they start at Queen’s. A balanced academy means a balanced education for our students – one that combines theory, criticism, and hands-on research.


Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund (ASURF)
The mandate of ASURF is to foster a community of undergraduate scholars and promote a greater investment in undergraduate research. The faculty of Arts and Science has matched all student fees, making the fund roughly $60,000. This fund is open to undergraduate research of all kinds, no project is too small or too large. This fund will support research in all ways, including travel expenses. Through a partnership between ASUS and the Faculty of Arts and Science, ASURF will assist in funding research projects at the undergraduate level and support costs to a supervisor associated with the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships (USSRF) program.

If you have any questions about the ASURF, please contact the ASUS President.

Undergraduate Summer Student Research Fellowships (USSRF)
The USSRF provides an opportunity for continuing undergraduate students at Queen’s to develop their research skills under the guidance of a faculty researcher. Over the course of the summer, students will develop a research project in social sciences, humanities, or fine arts in an area of interest and/or participate in the research program of a selected researcher.

The program is intended to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in discovery-based learning and to develop research and presentation skills. The total funding available for the program is $100,000 with a maximum of 22 summer fellowships to be awarded for 2017. Up to three fellowships will be offered to students whose projects take place at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England.


Inquiry@Queen’s (I@Q)
I@Q helps Queen’s undergraduate students discover the satisfactions of well-conducted research. As undergraduates, students can turn to I@Q programs and resources for help developing inquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills–the habits of mind shared by successful researchers that will stand them in good stead at Queen’s and in other settings. The conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share the results of their research. A wide range of projects qualify: directed study projects, course work, honours theses, co-op or practicum projects, performance, volunteer research and more!

Field Research at QUBS, Lake Opinicon


ASUS Journal of Indigenous Studies (AJIS)
The AJIS’ aim is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students of diverse academic backgrounds to discuss colonialism and settler colonialism in Canada, as well as the many cultural, political, and social facets of Indigenous life. Further, to encourage critical discussion of Indigenous affairs, and to give both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students a chance to engage in topics that enhance their academic perspectives.

DATA is a faculty-reviewed scientific journal specializing in all aspects of undergraduate-level computing research and project development. The journal offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase new and exciting computing research and work carried out by undergraduate students in the Queen’s School of Computing.

Politicus Journal is an undergraduate research journal at Queen’s University that focuses on political and international affairs. Politicus provides publishing opportunities for undergraduates and offers free workshops and a public lecture series while fostering a community of scholars.

Queen’s Science Undergraduate Research Journal (QSURJ)
The Queen’s Science Undergraduate Research Journal (QSURJ) is an online peer- and faculty-reviewed undergraduate research journal which focuses on biochemistry and life sciences. QSURJ accepts a range of academic work including both original research and review articles.

Undergraduate Review
As the oldest publication on campus, the annual Undergraduate Review publication aims to showcase the exceptional creative work complete by Queen’s undergraduate students. Whether it’s artwork, poetry, fiction, or even music, interested contributors can email the Editor-in-Chief.

The Queen’s Research magazine – (e)Affect

Effecting Change, Affecting Lives is the research magazine featuring scholarship across faculties and disciplines from both faculty and students. (e)AFFECT is published twice a year by the Office of the Vice-Principal (research).

e-affect research magazine Queen's University

Experts Database

Our experts database contains hundreds of Queen’s faculty members who are available to comment on a wide range of topics. You can see who’s talking about the latest news in our Available Experts section.

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