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Alumni Volunteer Summit

Whether you have been a volunteer with Queen's for decades, or your volunteer experience is just beginning, this event series is for you. Alumni Volunteer Series (AVS) is an ideal way to build your network with other experienced volunteer leaders. 

AVS 2023

Connect and reconnect with fellow alumni volunteers on June 17 during the Alumni Volunteer Summit (AVS) 2023. Relive your student days and explore what's new on campus this summer while enjoying keynote speakers, student panels, and updates from Vice-Principal Bertrand, and the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board. Learn about best practices, the current student experience, and exciting initiatives happening across the university.

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Don't miss your chance to attend AVS and the Alumni Awards Gala taking place the same weekend. 


Reconnect with your student experience and enjoy staying at Brant House residence where a block of rooms has been held for Alumni Volunteer Summit attendees.

To reserve your spot at Brant House, please contact Event Services and mention you wish to book under the QUAA block held for June 16 - 18. Enjoy this unique opportunity for $129 (plus taxes) a night for a two bedroom unit. You may cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Check-in is 3 pm and check-out is 11 am. Parking is available at Tindall Field. Parking is free on evenings and weekends. 

Brant House opened in September 2015 and is located near Kingston's beautiful waterfront. Brant House is named after Drs. Marlene Brant Castellano, BA’55, LLD’91, a leader in Indigenous education and research who dedicated her life to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples, and Clare Clifton Brant, MD’65, Canada’s first Indigenous psychiatrist who worked tirelessly to advance mental health issues relevant to Indigenous peoples. This residence consists of 263 mixed gender single plus rooms with easy access to Leondard Dining Hall. 

Learn more about Brant House

AVS 2021

Throughout 2021, the Queen's University Alumni Association Board of Directors hosted virtual panels and round-tables through the re-imagined Alumni Volunteer Series. These mini events featured prominent Queen’s alumni as they share their personal experiences and professional insights into Equity, Diversity, Indigeneity, and Inclusion at Queen’s, and beyond. 

Curtis Carmichael with Butterflies in the Trenches

Curtis Carmichael, Artsci/PHE'16, joined Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board of Directors in partnership with the Toronto Alumni Branch and Athletics, for a virtual book talk celebrating the release of Curtis' memoir Butterflies in the Trenches.

Watch Curtis Carmichael's book talk

QUAA Non-Traditional Queen's Experiences

QUAA hosted an alumni panel discussion on non-traditional Queen's experiences, life after Queen's, and the challenges of not fitting the status quo on March 6, 2021.

Joining the panel discussion were alumni Yinka Adegbusi, Artsci'13, Zhaodi Culbreath, Sc'08, and Chu Q. Wang, Com'15, and hosted by Tuba Chishti, Artsci'15. 

Accessibility Talk: A Queen's Panel

On Oct. 27, 2021, the QUAA and Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) President, Megan Divecha, Artsci'22, sat down with special guest, Amar Latif, and fellow panelists to share their perspectives and expertise on disability awareness and accessibility, within the Queen's community, and beyond. The group shared advice on how we can all create spaces, events, and initiatives that are inclusive and accessible for all. The panel discussion was followed by an interactive Question and Answer (Q and A) period.

Watch Accessibility Talk

AVS 2020

Alumni Volunteer Summit 2020 was scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4, with some specialized sessions scheduled on Friday, April 3. Due the impact of COVID-19, AVS was cancelled in 2020. Sessions would have included:

  • Keynote address from Shari Hughson, NSc'86, and the current director of the Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business. 
  • Principal's Remarks and Q&A with Queen's new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Deane.
  • An interactive "Design Thinking" workshop led by facilitators from the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre

 AVS 2019

2019 Great QUAA Initiatives Presentations

AVS 2018

2018 Great QUAA Initiatives Presentations

AVS 2017

2017 Great QUAA Initiatives Presentations

AVS 2016

2016 Poster Presentations 

AVS 2015