Queen's School of Computing

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Kingston is a relatively small (the population of the city and suburbs is around 120,000), "university" city, located midway between Toronto and Montreal and about 160 kilometres south of Ottawa.

There are excellent rail and road communications to these cities. Kingston was the site of the 1976 Sailing Olympics and is situated on the waterfront at the eastern most end of Lake Ontario. It supports a symphony orchestra and a number of theatre groups. A second university, the Royal Military College, is also located in the city.


Queen's, founded in 1841, is one of the oldest Canadian Universities. The student population is deliberately small. The University is organized into 16 faculties and schools: Faculty of Applied Science, Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, School of Business, School of English, School of Graduate Studies and Research , School of Industrial Relations, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Physical Health and Education, School of Political Studies, School of Public Administration, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, and School of Urban and Regional Planning. Graduate work in Computing Science is administered through the School of Graduate Studies , while undergraduate instruction is offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science.

The School

The School of Computing is located in Goodwin Hall. A "technology centre" provides an integrated set of buildings linking the School of Computing, Electrical Engineering and the Computing Centre. Administrative offices are currently on the 5th floor of Goodwin. The School was established in 1969, and has an academic staff with considerable teaching and research experience. As well as the graduate programs at the Master's and Ph.D. levels, it offers an honours Bachelor's degree either with a major or a medial concentration in CISC and provides introductory computing instruction to the university as a whole.

Lounge Area

A general lounge and coffee room area is maintained on the 6th floor. This is open to all staff and graduate students in the School.


The Queen's School of Computing is involved in far more than research and study. We also have a vibrant Graduate Computing Society (GCS) and undergraduate student group, Computing Students Association (COMPSA). Finally, Queen's School of Computing has one of the highest levels of enrolment of female computer science students, who have formed the Women in the School of Computing (WISC) group.

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