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Queen’s 175th anniversary has a new, dynamic home on the web.

The 175th anniversary committee and University Marketing launched the revamped 175th anniversary website last week. The fully redesigned website offers a rich user experience, and introduces several new sections and features.

“This exciting new website allows us to profile in a dynamic way the special events, new initiatives, and existing activities that have happened or will take place during the 175th anniversary year,” says David Walker, Director and Chair, 175th Anniversary. “The website will live on after the 175th anniversary, serving as a useful resource for contemplating our past and considering our future as we head toward our 200th anniversary.”

The website highlights the all-alumni honorary degree initiative for 2016. The site profiles all 15 recipients, who describe how their time at Queen’s influenced their lives and careers.

The website also features moments from Queen’s history, curated by a committee of faculty and staff, with submissions from the broader Queen’s community.

“The moments represent significant signposts in the university’s development, and are not intended to represent an exhaustive history of the university,” says Mike Blair, Sc’17, 175th coordinator, who led the curation process.

University Historian Duncan McDowall conducted extensive research for most of the moments, and many campus community members offered feedback and insight. Queen’s University Archives played an integral role supporting Dr. McDowall’s work by sharing its vast holdings to illustrate the moments. University Marketing work study student Madison Pincombe, Artsci’17, helped to coordinate the image and video content for the moments.

Other features include:

  • Videos related to the 175th anniversary
  • Links to Gazette stories about 175th anniversary related initiatives
  • The #queensu175 Twitter feed
  • A feed of 175th anniversary related events drawn from the Queen’s events calendar

Questions or feedback about the 175th anniversary and the website can be sent to qu175@queensu.ca