About ESU

Why ESU?

For more than 30 years, the Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University has connected students in grades 5 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakeable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.

My week at ESU has changed what I want to do with my life. I never knew there were so many options, and I discovered them all at ESU.SEEQ Student

Did you know?

The Enrichment Studies Unit is an Award Unit for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award and our ACHIEVE! Program supports students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards.

The Enrichment Studies Unit is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.

Our History

Since 1987, we’ve welcomed over 100,000 students into our program and provided leadership opportunities to over 1,500 Queen’s students.

Our Misson

To enrich and motivate youth by challenging them academically, developing them personally, and inspiring them with an exceptional Queen’s University experience.

ESU instructors exceptional in their field.

ESU instructors are Queen’s students, faculty, and community professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their field. They are eager to share their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm with each of their students.

Instructors work in collaboration with the ESU team to develop engaging and innovative high-quality courses. The Enrichment Studies Unit is run by a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that your child has the best experience possible.

Our Office Team


Sam Martin

Office Administrator

Morgan Davis


Lisa Playter

Program Coordinator


Frequently Asked Questions