Making Common Causes

Making Common Causes

Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

15-18 June 2016

Making Common Causes

Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

15-18 June 2016

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Biennial Conference of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada


Welcome to Kingston and to Queen's

View of Kingston waterfront at Queen's

KINGSTON is an historic small city situated at the confluence of the Great Lakes, the Rideau Canal (a World Heritage Site), and the St Lawrence River.  It lies on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory and has been a European settlement since 1673 and the first capital of the Province of Canada in 1841.  It’s nineteenth-century brick and limestone core includes the first capitol building and Market Square, the oldest continuing farmer’s Market in Ontario.  Today the city is also known for its three universities, its distinguished writers community, its diverse restaurant and pub scene, and its diving and sailing.  The city lies at the edge of the Thousand Islands and the southern tip of the rocky, Canadian Shield country, surrounded by a variety of wetlands, fields, lakes and forests for walking, canoeing, and other adventures.

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY was established by royal charter in 1841 and is among the oldest and is the most compact of the leading research-intensive universities in Canada.  It’s campus is sited on Lake Ontario next to Kingston’s historic downtown, and includes the internationally recognized Agnes Etherington Art Centre, with important collections in Canadian art, African art, and European masters.  Between the School of Environmental Studies and the historical Principal's residence, Summerhill lies the Queen’s heritage Arboretum.

See Our Interactive Campus Map.