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Queen’s University is celebrating its 175th anniversary from May 2016 to May 2017. An executive committee chaired by David Walker, Meds’71, is responsible for the oversight of the anniversary planning process. Mike Blair, Sc’17, is the coordinator of the 175th celebration process, all supported by Celia Russell. An advisory committee, chaired by the Hon. Peter Milliken, Artsci’68, consisting of internal and external stakeholders, assisted in the creation of objectives to assist in planning.


  • To celebrate Queen’s unique legacy, contributions and role at the national and international levels and raise the profile of the university
  • To contribute to the future vision for the university
  • To enhance and strengthen relationships with the City of Kingston and constituent stakeholders, including alumni
  • To promote and celebrate the close of the  Initiative Campaign.

Visual Identity

University Marketing has developed a visual identity for the 175th anniversary to be used in promotional material and communications. A visual identity standards guide has been developed so that faculties and departments understand when and how it should be used. Learn more about the 175th Anniversary Visual Identity

Need a 175th anniversary stand banner to borrow or purchase for your events? Contact University Marketing, 613-533-2035.

175th anniversary briefing note
For downloading and distribution. Last update: 2016-05-31