Queen's Reads (http://queensu.ca/seo/orientation/qreads.html) is designed to provide incoming first-year students with a common intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, encourage critical thinking, and promote a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff. We hope to use it as a springboard for lively, interesting, and thoughtful discussion during Orientation Week. Incoming first year students are encouraged to opt-in online to receive a free copy of the book through the Queen’s Reads webpage.
Whether you choose to opt-in to receive a free copy of the book, or whether you already have a copy to read, all students are invited to:
This program has been received positively by Queen’s Faculty. We have 60 Queen’s professors (39 of whom are from the Faculty of Arts and Science!) signed up to facilitate discussion groups about the book. To show our support of this initiative, the Associate Deans (Studies) and the Faculty Office (Student Services and Distance Studies) are also participating through reading the book and attending the public lecture.
If you have any other questions about this initiative, please contact Queen’s Reads at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-533-6000 ext. 78338.