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Health and Safety Planning

Queen’s University and the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) offer many services and activities that support international students, visiting scholars, researchers and postdoctoral fellows during their time in Canada.  The health and safety of the participants is an important part of the planning of these services and events.

The following information can guide you to prepare for a safe and healthy time at Queen’s University.

Emergency Support Services at Queen’s University

 

Monitoring the world news

The following links will help students/scholars and their families keep abreast of what is happening in Canada and around the world:

 

Register with your Embassy

International visitors are strongly encouraged to register with their Embassy in Canada.   To learn more about your countries’ Embassies in Canada visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website.

 

In case of an emergency

If students/scholars are in a situation where their welfare is threatened, they should:

To learn more about telephoning abroad from Canada, please visit http://www.countrycallingcodes.com

 

Health Insurance

All international students/scholars must be enroled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) unless they can provide proof of equivalent coverage and are granted an exemption.

The undergraduate student government Alma Mater Society provides a number of important services, including supplemental health and dental insurance.

The graduate student government Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) provides a number of important services, including supplemental health and dental insurance.

 

Emergency Action Plan

While we do not anticipate an emergency, students/scholars should make themselves aware of the following, either when they arrive on campus, or prior to their departure for Canada:

  • The location and contact information of the local police. Dial 911, in the case of an emergency.
  • Queen’s Campus Security and Emergency Services Emergency number (613-533-6111) provides  assistance 24 hours a day.
  • The Queen’s University International Centre, Room 117, John Deutsch University Centre, 613-533-2604
  • Contact information for your travel providers (eg. airline, bus company, etc.) as well as information regarding changing/obtaining tickets in Canada.
  • Address, telephone and fax numbers of the Embassy of your country of citizenship or an alternate agency if an Embassy is not available.   To learn more about your countries’ Embassies in Canada visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website.
  • The location of a bank that will provide cash advances on credit or debit cards.
  • Local contacts for support (friends, other students)
  • Possible itinerary for departing Canada (leave copies with local and family contacts)
  • Emergency contact information for family and friends at home

 

Links

Monitoring News Events

Information Sources

Health Information and Services