MiniU showcases Queen's excellence
Nearly 250 alumni and participants from all over Canada will gather on campus the final weekend in May for the fifth annual MiniU—the only educational program of its kind in the country.
“The key aspect of MiniU for many of our participants is the unparalleled opportunity to spend time with some of the best minds on campus and enjoying intimate learning experiences with like-minded people,” says Melanie McEwen, Manager, Alumni Education. “We’re able to open the campus to everyone from university-bound youth to life-long learners, and that dynamic mix of attendees is one of the most special things about the MiniU experience for everyone involved.”
There are over 45 sessions available and 70 per cent of the presenters are brand new to MiniU. The experts range from theologians and historians to neuroscientists and engineers, and this year’s Last Lecture on Earth will be delivered by Queen’s alumnus and Vanier Medal winner Chancellor David Dodge.
There will be a myriad of arts, science, technological, and environmental learning opportunities at attendees’ fingertips over the weekend, such as media expert Sidneyeve Matrix’s take on social and mobile media marketing, health studies professor Samantha King’s critical look at breast cancer marketing, an examination of cutting edge solar technology with representatives from the Queen’s Solar Education Centre, and hands-on mathematical learning with everyday objects and toys with education professor Lynda Colgan.