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Bringing Queen’s to Parliament Hill

  • The delegation to the first Queen's on the Hill Day
    The delegation to the first Queen's on the Hill Day gather for a team photo as the day's events get underway on Wednesday, April 18.
  • Queen's alumnus Senator Joseph Day leads a tour of the Senate
    Queen's alumnus Senator Joseph Day leads a tour of the Senate for delegation members on Queen's on the Hill Day.
  • Navdeep Bains meets Queen's delegation
    Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains met with, from left, John Fisher, Vice-Principal (Research), Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, PhD student and Vanier Scholar Hannah Dies, and Principal Daniel Woolf.
  • Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science
    Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science, speaks during the Queen's on the Hill reception on Wednesday.
  • Rector Cam Yung, Jasmit Kaur, and Richard Hebert
    Rector Cam Yung and Jasmit Kaur, former president of the Queen's Student Alumni Association and a current parliamentary assistant, speak with Richard Hebert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean.Jasmit Kaur
  • A number of posters highlighting research at Queen's have been placed in bus shelters around Ottawa
    A number of posters highlighting research at Queen's have been placed in bus shelters around downtown Ottawa, including this one near Parliament Hill featuring Queen's alumnus and astronaut Drew Feustel.

The nation’s capital had a little more Tricolour in it on Wednesday thanks to the first-ever Queen’s on Parliament Hill Day.

The event was hosted to highlight the university’s areas of strength in research and innovation while demonstrating support for the federal government’s recent investments in fundamental research.

A total of 35 researchers made the trip to Ottawa, along with senior administrators and staff members.

A reception, hosted by Senator Joseph Day, a Queen’s alumnus, featured seven key themes: Skills for tomorrow. Today; Embracing Reconciliation; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; A Cleaner Future; Finding Insights in Data; Building Blocks of the Universe; Advancing Health and Wellness.

Speakers at the event included Principal Daniel Woolf, Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, as well as a number of political figures including Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Senator Day, Kingston and the Islands Member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen, and opposition Members Brian Masse and Matt Jeneroux

“This was an eye-opening day at Parliament Hill for the Queen’s team and, I hope, for the MPs, Senators and staff who met with us,” Principal Woolf says. “With this being the first Queen’s on Parliament Hill Day event in recent memory, I believe we have created a solid foundation upon which we can continue to build the important relationships and connections that exist between Kingston and Ottawa. I’m grateful to the faculty, staff and students who took the time to participate, even during spring exam time.”

Approximately 80 parliamentarians and staff visited the reception to meet with the Queen’s delegation.