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For the Future | Re-imagining Education for Impact

Hybrid event (in-person and virtual)

Join us as we re-imagine educational programs at Queen’s. During this session, we will learn about how Queen’s is driving innovation and change inside and outside our classrooms and preparing our students to have an impact in the world. Hosted by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, learn more about how contemporary forms of education can shape the lives of students and translate into exceptional narratives after graduation.

A dynamic panel discussion, this exclusive event is open to all members of the Queen’s University community. As our first hybrid event of the series, you can join virtually from anywhere in the world or attend in person while tickets are available. 

The in-person portion of this event will take place in Toronto at The Fermenting Cellar. This space was originally constructed in 1859 and retains its heavy timber beams and Kingston limestone walls, bringing a piece of Kingston to both our in person and virtual audiences. 

Read more about how advancing highly effective pedagogies, leveraging new technologies, and reconceiving educational programs of all levels and types so as better to prepare students to have impact in their chosen careers and throughout their lives in Queen's Strategy.

Join us


5:30-6:30 pm ET
Enjoy the Principal's address and panel discussion. More details will be sent to you after registration.

In person - SOLD OUT

5-8 pm ET
Enjoy the Principal's address and panel discussion followed by light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. More details will be sent to you after registration.

The Fermenting Cellar
28 Distillery Lane,
Toronto, Ont.
M5A 3C4

Things are still a little strange in the world of events, and we are doing our best to navigate this reality. As such, we are treating The Fermenting Cellar as an extension of Queen’s University and require all attendees to adhere to the university’s COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • provide proof of vaccination upon arrival
  • wear a mask at all times when not eating or drinking

Masks will be available onsite to all guests. Find out more about Queen's event protocols.

Meet your host

Dr. Patrick Deane

Patrick Deane became the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University on July 1, 2019.

Dr. Deane is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he held for nine years. Prior to that he served as Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's and also held a number of academic administrative appointments at Western University and the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Deane is a Professor of English Literature, with his principal research focus being the relationship between cultural production and British politics in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

He read English and Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, before undertaking graduate studies and receiving both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Western University. Dr. Deane was the first recipient of the John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature in 1988, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  

He is President of the Governing Council of the Magna Charta Observatory, a member of the Board of Directors of Providence Care and a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. 

Meet the panel

Dr. Wanda Costen

Dr. Costen became Dean of Smith School of Business in July 2021. A collaborator at heart, she brings a combination of academic experience, as well as private and public sector management. Dr. Costen is a champion of inclusiveness in business and works with community, business leaders, and university stakeholders to ensure business research and teaching is training emerging leaders to thrive within the changing expectations of society. With a PhD, EMBA and BSc, she has done research and partnered with organizations on managing diversity, inequality in organizations, women and leadership, and strategic human resources. Dr. Costen sits on the boards of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, as well as the Business Schools Association of Canada (BSAC). 

Connect with Dr. Wanda Costen on LinkedIn.

Morgan Lehtinen, Artsci'16

Morgan recently entered the home stretch of her PhD in Chemistry at Queen's. She is an accomplished cleantech innovator, leader, and community builder. Fueled by her passion for using scientific innovation to build a sustainable future, she founded Micellotech; an industrial wastewater recycling start-up based on her PhD research. Through her work, she has achieved many accolades including placing 3rd globally at the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition and receiving the Leadership, Innovation and Community Engagement award in 2021. Outside of the lab, Morgan focuses on building initiatives to ensure the best path to success for all those around her. She is the Program Coordinator of Dunin Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre’s Konnect initiative which empowers aspiring female entrepreneurs and subsequently co-founded "Bonds for Success" the first Chemical Sciences specific mentorship program in Eastern Ontario.

Connect with Morgan Lehtinen on LinkedIn.

Ushpreet Mehta, Com'19

Ushpreet works in operations and strategy at On Deck, a Series A start-up where top talent comes to accelerate their ideas and careers while surrounded by a world-class community. After graduating from Queen’s in 2019, she spent two years at OneLocal, a YC-backed and Toronto-based Series-A SaaS start-up. In this role, Ushpreet helped grow the company from 30 to100 employees on the Operations team. Through the support of Dunin Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre, Ushpreet participated in several experiential learning opportunities including Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative and the Deshpande Foundation Development Dialogue. Through these opportunities and resources, Ushpreet discovered the budding entrepreneurial spirit that would kick start her career. 

Connect with Ushpreet on LinkedIn.

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