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Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDISC)

In keeping with the teachings of the Four Directions, the FDISC supports Indigenous students in balancing their academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs. The FDISC also welcomes and encourages all students to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Indigenous experience in Canada. FDISC staff includes Indigenous advisors, elders, and an Indigenous recruitment and admissions representative.

The Queen’s Native Students Association (QNSA)

The QNSA is a university club comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Queen’s that have shown an interest in Indigenous cultures and traditions. The QNSA functions as a forum for students to discuss contemporary and historic issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples and cultures. They work closely with Four Directions Indigenous Students Centre and Queen’s Indigenous Council to identify the needs of Indigenous students on campus. The QNSA seeks to promote increased cultural understanding on campus. Embers attend events produced by other clubs on campus to promote solidarity and cooperation towards achieving campus-wide mutual respect. For more information, visit their facebook page and website.

The Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University

The Council 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.

Office of Indigenous Initiatives

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives builds community, advances reconciliation/conciliation and integrates Indigenous ways of knowing and being into the fabric and life of the University. Formed in response to the national commission’s calls to action for post-secondary institutions, the Queen's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force produced a comprehensive set of recommendations.

[Aboriginal student presented with traditional blanket at convocation]


Queen's Campus Tours

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University not booking in-person campus tours at this time. For a virtual tour please visit:

Scholarships, Awards And Bursaries

Queen's believes that all students who are offered admission should have the opportunity to attend and remain at Queen's, regardless of their personal financial circumstances. We are committed to equality of opportunity and therefore we assist students entering the first year of any first-entry undergraduate program of study whose families are lacking sufficient financial resources.

For a list of scholarships, awards, and bursaries designated specifically for Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis students, please visit the Queen’s Indigenous Student Awards page.

For a list of financial assistance programs offered to students, please visit Queen’s Financial Assistance page.

Ontario Universities’ Indigenous Student Resource Portal:

A fantastic resource for Indigenous students and their families that brings together a wealth of resources, tools and best practices pulled together from each of its 20 member institutions, including Queen’s University. These have been provided with a unique focus on meeting the needs of the Indigenous postsecondary education community.