Queen's 175th Celebration in Hong Kong

Queen's Grant Hall Tower
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

In honour of Queen’s 175th anniversary, the university and the Hong Kong Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association are hosting a unique evening of extraordinary Queen’s connections in Hong Kong.

This celebration, hosted in Hong Kong, will be a hallmark event for a remarkable year of 175th-anniversary events. It will celebrate Queen’s strong ties with the Asia-Pacific region, the students who come to Queen’s from the region, and the alumni who live and work there.

Join us for an afternoon of tricolour celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

Afternoon Ceremony and Reception – 4:00 pm, Diamond Ballroom I, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

In the afternoon, alumni, students, family and friends are invited to participate in a celebration modelled after a convocation ceremony. Alumni will be honoured participants, and there will be a presentation of an honorary degree to long-time Queen’s volunteer and retired High Court Judge Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70.  This will be the first honorary degree to be conferred by Queen’s outside of Canada. Learn more about Justice Pang.

Whether this is a fond reminder of your own convocation or, you missed your convocation and this is your first chance to experience the ceremony, it will surely be an opportunity to celebrate the strong and proud traditions of Queen’s.

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served at a reception that will include a convocation-themed photo booth and the opportunity to meet with Queen’s senior leaders.

Registration is required for the ceremony and reception but admission is complimentary. Friends and family are welcome.

Gala Evening: Cocktail Reception and Dinner – 6:30 pm, Diamond Ballroom II, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Guests registered for the gala evening are invited to a cocktail reception to be followed by a formal dinner.

Dinner will begin at 7:30 pm.  Queen’s Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Dr. Art McDonald will address guests.  Dinner will be followed by entertainment and networking. Special guests include Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf, Chancellor Jim Leech, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Vice-Principal Advancement Tom Harris, and Deans and representatives from the Faculties and Schools.

Dress: Formal, black-tie optional

These events take place in a non-smoking environment.

This special day of events would not be possible without the tireless dedication of the volunteer Alumni Advisory Committee in Hong Kong. A big Queen's Cha Gheill and thank you to Edmond Chan (Chair), Edith Law, Winnie Cheng, Derek Szeto, Harry Sin, Eric Tang, Francis Tse, Brendan Warren, and Kellogg Ngai.

Questions about this event? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Cost: The afternoon ceremony and reception are complimentary, but registration is required in advance.

The gala evening is $160 CAD per person or $120 CAD per person for students and recent graduates (2006-2016). The evening includes cocktails, refreshments and hors d' oeuvres at the reception, and a multi-course dinner with wine.

Guests can register for the full day of activities or choose between the afternoon ceremony or the gala evening. 

Please note: space for these events is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation: Queen's has secured a group rate at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. In order to secure a room at the group rate, please complete the accommodation form and return the completed form by email or fax to the hotel before Thursday, April 20, 2017. Note: the number of rooms available at the group rate is limited.

Queen's University Re-Convocation Ceremony Accommodation Form

Download the Queen's University Re-Convocation Ceremony Accommodation Form

All questions regarding accommodations should be directed to The Ritz-Carlton -  rc.hkgkw.reservations@ritzcarlton.com, Phone: (852) 2263 2100, Fax: (852) 2263 2102


The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC)
1 Austin Rd W
Yau Ma Tei
Hong Kong S.A.R., China


Friday, May 12, 2017

Event Contacts

Mugaya Bagambiire
Registration Coordinator
1-613-533-2060 ext. 75403