Queen’s Excellence in Skills Training Leadership Certificate

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QuEST is a leadership program like no other! Students in grades 7 – 10 will develop existing leadership skills and acquire new ones while taking part in fun and interactive workshops and activities at the beautiful Queen’s University campus. Over the course of 4-5 days, students will have the opportunity to hone their communication skills, learn how to network and form strategic relationships, and how they can excel as an effective team member.

3 sessions will be offered in August 2016

All sessions include premium residence room, delicious meals, all related activity and course materials and a really nifty QuEST shirt!

More information about QuEST can be found here.

Don’t miss out on this exciting leadership opportunity – seriously, what are you waiting for?  Register now!

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We are excited to launch ACHIEVE! – a program to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students


Are you working towards a bronze, silver, or gold award in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program?  Need support to complete your level?  Have questions?  Want to network with other DUKE of ED participants?  The Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University has created the ACHIEVE! program for you to do that and more.  From workshops to help you gain skills for your Adventurous Journey to Leadership training, special speakers and hands-on experience there is something for everyone wanting to achieve success in completing their DUKE of ED award.  ACHIEVE! is a 3 session program running March 5 from 1 to 5pm, April 2 from 1pm to 5pm and May 7 from 12:30pm to 5:30.  Program fee $165.00 with an Early Bird Special of $140.00 if you register before February 11, 2016.

The ACHIEVE! program is held at Queen’s University in Mackintosh Corry Hall, with the May 7th “in the field” session at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (bussing to and from Queen’s is included in program fee) 

The Enrichment Studies Unit is an registered Award Unit with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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EngAGE is a new partner program with ESU!

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Do you have an aspiring your engineer in your family?  If your child is entering grades 10 through 12, you can give them an  introduction to the Queen’s Engineering experience with EngAGE, the Queen’s Engineering Academy Guided Experience!

With both residence and day options available, EngAGE is an engineering-focused educational summer program that exposes your child to the main engineering fields of Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computing, and Mechanical engineering.

The Academy is two weeks long and covers the main engineering disciplines. A single week option is also available.  EngAGE presents students with a broad engineering overview, using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. The team-based design projects that your child will collaborate on incorporate leadership skills and are based on the same basic concepts and methodologies Queen’s engineering students study. The residence program includes: on-campus residence with three meals/day, full time supervision and supervised activities each evening. The day program includes lunch. The program runs from July 18th to August 19th.

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New Courses for 2016


The ESU team has been working hard to bring you new and returning courses to our EMC, SEEDS and SEEQ programs in 2016.  There are courses for everyone from STEM focused programs, Business, Pathology, Engineering, Fine Art, Creative Writing, Kinesiology and more.   A listing of our courses will be posted to our website in late November and our new on-line registration system will open on December 1st.   Register early to avoid disappointment!

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