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Queen's University

Queen's Encyclopedia

About the Encyclopedia

Queen's Encyclopedia is a reference tool documenting Queen's University, its history, and its people.

Each entry is significant to Queen's history and its evolution as both an academic institution and a community.

A rich legacy of academic excellence, a distinctive learning environment that is built on the philosophy that not all lessons are learned in the classroom, an unrivaled spirit, strong sense of community, and social purpose are hallmarks of Queen's. This Encyclopedia documents how these characteristics came to define the university.

Above all, the Encyclopedia is a platform to share stories and information that illustrate what makes Queen's uniquely Queen's.

This is the second version of the Queen's online encyclopedia. The main sources used for production of the original, much of which is maintained here, were Herbert Hamilton’s Queen’s! Queen’s! Queen’s! and Queen’s University at Kingston: Volumes I and II, all of which are profiled within (see Books about Queen's).


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Encyclopedia entries will evolve as members of the Queen's community submit updates. All information presented here should be confirmed at its source (i.e. the related department or unit) before being used in any formal capacity.

The project is managed by the Queen's Webmaster in the Department of Marketing and Communications, a division of the Office of Advancement. If you'd like to submit a new entry, correct or update an existing entry, or submit a photo, please e-mail the webmaster.

Edits to the site and the addition of new text is at the discretion of the Department of Marketing and Communications, so please be advised that your submission may be edited for clarity and brevity.

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