Bringing Queen’s to Queen’s Park

Staff and Faculty standing in front of Queen's Gaels bus at Queen's Park

A team of Queen's researchers, staff, and students traveled to Queen’s Park to meet with MPPs and their staff to promote the university's unrivaled student learning experience and leading-edge research.

A team of more than 40 faculty, staff, and students from Queen’s University travelled to Toronto on Monday, Nov. 4 for Queen’s at Queen’s Park Day, an opportunity to highlight the research, academic and student learning experience that defines the #queensuIMPACT.

The day got underway with a recognition in the Legislature by Ian Arthur, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and Ross Romano, Minister of Training Colleges and Universities.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, centre, is joined by, from left, Interim Liberal Party leader John Fraser, Kingston and the Islands MPP Ian Arthur, Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano, and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, centre, is joined by, from left, Interim Liberal Party leader John Fraser, Kingston and the Islands MPP Ian Arthur, Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano, and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner.

This was followed with a series of meetings and a reception where members of the Queen’s delegation were able to meet with MPPs and staff and share research demonstrations and information on a number of student-focused initiatives at the university, including skills training, innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Queen’s at Queen’s Park is an excellent opportunity for the university to connect with our elected and public service officials, build our relationships, and introduce them to the many great initiatives and programs taking place at Queen’s,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane. “In meeting face-to-face we are able to communicate how Queen’s is creating skills for student success, highlight the real-world impact of research and innovation programs, and confirm that the university is a responsible and effective steward of provincial funding that is committed to transparency and accountability.”

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Barbara Crow and Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir speak to DDQIC alumnus Norman Musengimma (founder and CEO, Bizskills Academy).

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Barbara Crow and Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir speak to DDQIC alumnus Norman Musengimma (founder and CEO, Bizskills Academy).

Along with visiting the Ontario legislature, Queen’s is also planning a similar event on Parliament Hill to connect with federal Members of Parliament and their staff in the new year.

Note: This article originally appeared in the Queen's Gazette.