Join us online for Homecoming 2021. All live and on-demand events will be happening on our event platform Hopin. The main stage is where all Homecoming attendees can enjoy our main events. Additional event offerings can be found on-demand in the expo booths and within sessions. Booths act as exhibition spaces where attendees can watch videos and interact with activities that interest them. Additional live programming and events will take place in sessions.
On-Demand Content is available in booths. Enjoy lectures on cutting-edge research, art, ghost stories, learn about the history of Queen's Day, and more with our on-demand offerings available all weekend for Homecoming registrants.
|A Day in the Life with Pheobe Schneider||Enjoy watching a "day in the life" of Pheobe Schneider, Professional Development Coordinator at the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), as she navigates a return to campus that includes in-person lectures, library study sessions, and of course a few quick stops at some of her favourite spots on campus!|
|Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Update||Hear from Alyth Roos, current Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) president, and Yara Hussein, ASUS Equity Commissioner, highlight some of the projects that ASUS has planned for this year to support their fellow Arts and Science students - including student advocacy and mental health resources, food security and sustainability and a variety of Equity Diversity Inclusion and Indigeneity focused initiatives.|
|Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Projects||Hear directly from three current undergraduate students about their experiences working on research projects over the course of the 2020-21 school year thanks to financial support from the Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund (ASURF)|
|Behind the Research with Dr. Kelsey Jacobson||Dr. Kelsey Jacobson, assistant professor in the DAN School of Drama & Music, talks about how her research on spectatorship and audience behaviours will continue to be vital post COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as we navigate what it truly means to be an "audience" in our new virtual/hybrid world.|
|Behind the Research with Dr. Stephanie von Hlatky||Dr. Stefanie von Hlatky, associate professor in the Department of Political Studies and Director for the Centre of International Defence Policy at Queen's, highlights the importance of her research related to gender security in the Canadian Armed Forces, and how Queen's has the opportunity to be a national leader in this field.|
|Behind the Research with Dr. Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin||Dr. Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, assistant professor in the Department of Geography & Planning and Gender Studies and current Canada Research Chair in Youth and African Urban Futures, outlines her current research project focused on youth unemployment in Nigeria with a lens to policy development that will help address this area.|
|Behind the Research with Dr. Troy Day||Dr. Troy Day, Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, explains how his work on the Ontario COVID-19 Science Table as a mathematician has helped to play a key role in COVID-19 data modeling and predicting future trends of the virus for the province.|
|Arts and Science Trivia||Take part in some Arts and Science focused Kahoot trivia throughout the course of Homecoming weekend, and be entered to win an awesome ArtSci swag package!!|
|Arts and Science Message Board||Calling all ArtSci alumni! What advice would you have liked to receive as a new Queen's graduate? What would you want to tell yourself now if you could go back? Leave a message for ArtSci Class of 2022 as they get ready to embark on their next journey!|
|Ingenuity Labs||Join us for a virtual tour of the Ingenuity Lab. The Ingenuity Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative at Queen’s University focused on combining Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human Machine Interaction to create future intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life. For more than 175 years, Queen’s has brought together and built synergies among leading researchers, scholars, and innovators making a real and measured impact.|
|Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science: Departmental Updates||Hear from students, faculty, and alumni as they give you a glimpse into the department of Engineering and Applied Science. Learn the many ways you can get involved with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical, and Computer Engineering, Corporate Relations, and Engineering Physics, Geological Sciences and Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mining.|
|Women in Engineering||Learn more about Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s inaugural Chair for Women in Engineering, Dr. Heidi Ploeg, BSc’88, MSc’91, PhD’00, and the mandate to increase the number of women who become practicing engineers and scholars.|
|Engineering Society||Learn about what the Engineering Society has been up to this past year and their plans for the future.|
|EngiQueers||Learn more about what EngiQueers has been up to this past year and their plans for the future.|
|Apple Math: Mathematics and Engineering Program||Hear from students, faculty, and alumni as they give you a glimpse into the Mathematics and Engineering program, also known as Apple Math.|
|Queen's Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers||
Check out the new Queen’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and learn about their plans for the future.
|Memories and Positive Message Board||Share a favourite Homecoming memory from the past or a fond memory of when you were a student here. Check back often to see what others are saying.|
|Queen's Cardio Pulmonary Unit||Take a virtual journey through the Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU) to meet the scientists and learn what kinds of research is happening at Queen's.|
|With Opened Mouths||With Opened Mouths: The Podcast Dr Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa sits down with artists, musicians, curators, and spoken word poets to discuss the expression of their practice. How did they find their artistic voice? Which life events shaped them and who are their inspirations?|
|With Opened Mouths Brochure||In Curated by Qanita Lilla, With Opened Mouths is an exhibition of traditional West African masks, face coverings, hoods, helmets, and crests of the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection. Remixed with contemporary works by Oluseye, With Opened Mouths interrogates the authority of the museum and its outmoded colonial practices by creating vital and embodied ways of working with/in collections.|
|Conflicts Analytics Lab Video||
A short video overview of how the Conflict Analytics Lab works, student projects currently making traction, and the lab's future undertakings.
|The Art of Black||“The Art of Black” is original music composed for With Opened Mouths: The Podcast by Jameel3DN, produced by Elroy “EC3” Cox III and commissioned by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2021.|
|Royal Legacy Society||
Learn more about becoming a member of the Royal Legacy Society (RLS) by having a glimpse into some of the perks at the RLS booth at Homecoming.
|Kingston Brand Anthem||Experience Kingston through the seasons as Visit Kingston presents “I can’t wait until you get here,” a visually stunning short film about reconnecting with Kingston, old and new.|
|Kingston Booth||Stop by the Kingston booth hosted by Visit Kingston ambassadors to learn what’s new in Kingston, what’s changed since you graduated, and all the things that make Kingston a great place to study, live, and visit.|
|Mshkiki Gitigan – Onónhkwa Nikahehtó:ten (Sacred Medicine Garden)||Mshkiki Gitigan - Onónhkwa Nikahehtó:ten (Sacred Medicine Garden) at the Faculty of Education provides students with a first-hand experience with some of the traditional medicines and agricultural practices of Indigenous people. Join Elder-in-Residence Deb St Amant (Bezhig Waabshke Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo) in a tour of this community space and learn about many of the plants that grow there.|
|Queen's Ghost Stories||
It won’t be a surprise to any Queen’s grad that Kingston has a number of ghosts, but did you know that Queen’s has its fair share as well? Bring the kids, Queen's future alumni, and join us for a half-hour tour of some of Queen’s more famous spirits, plus a few that might surprise you.
|History of Queen's Day||Join in on all of the Queen’s Day festivities as we embark on a virtual journey reflecting on the school’s past and celebrating its evolution to what it is today since Queen’s was granted its Royal Charter. To help celebrate our tricolour spirit, drop in to see exciting contest details!|