The SGPS works hard for its members. Here are just some of the things we do with the help of many volunteers:
Defend and expand the rights of graduate and professional students. We are
a key constituency of Queen's and part of one of the most vibrant and
productive groups in the nation.
Lobby the Queen's administration as well as the provincial and federal
governments on issues crucial to the well-being and success of graduate
and professional students.
Represent graduate and professional interests and participate in the
governance of the University at the Senate, the Board of Trustees, the
University Council, and over 40 university committees.
Administer the Health and Dental plans.
Offer small grants to students and support departmental and faculty projects.
With the SGPS Council, formulate policies for graduate and professional student affairs.
Publish the SGPS Handbook, Orientation Guide and E-Newsletters
The SGPS has many committees that you can be involved in. Committees are an integral part of the SGPS as they help with such things as student issues, SGPS promotions, social events, operations, finance and many others.
Organize the SGPS Orientation, workshops, conferences, and social events.