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Date Event/Activity – includes submissions from external and internal partners
May Special 2016/17 presentation at the Isabel will be the Tales of Two Cities: Leipzig and Damascus project, with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and the University of Leipzig.  This project symbolizes the international direction of Queen’s as a major player on the world stage. Tafelmusik will be in residence in May 2016 producing the project.
May Annual Queen’s Celebration of Service awards dinner and presentations to staff and faculty – Human Resources
May Celebrate Queen’s Law in Calgary reception
May Celebrate Queen’s Law in Vancouver reception
May 3 TD Discovery Day at Queen’s. Faculty of Health Sciences and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
May 4 Montreal Alumni Dinner
May 7 Faculty of Education – Science Rendezvous Kingston
May 14 Kingston Police Force hosts its 175th Anniversary Gala party for 300 at the Sheraton
May 18-19 Alumni Travel Receptions in Toronto and Kingston
May 22 Perth unveiling of its plaque honouring Perth and Queen’s co-founder William Morris, part of a joint Queen’s-Perth plaque project. Preceded by a lecture by Professor Emerita, History and Religion, Marguerite Van Die, How Presbyterians Tried to Save Canada in the 19th Century, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Perth, 2 pm. Unveiling of plaque by Principal Woolf and others to take place after the lecture; reception to follow. Queen’s plaque unveiling to take place at Morris Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5. 
May 26 Padre Laverty and Jim Bennett Achievement Awards Dinner, Kingston, honouring John Meisel and Leslee Thompson
May 31 University Historian Duncan McDowall speaks on The Queen’s built heritage. The Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators conference in Kingston
May-June Doors Open Kingston – 175 years of town-gown display – Queen’s University Archives
May-June Special guests at Convocation 2016  – all-alumni honorary degree recipients; related special events
May-June Ballie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching, presented at convocation
June The 28th Biennial Symposium on Communications (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
June Celebrate Queen’s Law in Ottawa reception
June 2 Faculty of Health Sciences Toronto Alumni Reception
June 14 Donors appreciation lunch in recognition of the Queen’s School of Nursing’s 75th anniversary, University Club, noon
June 7-8 2016 Queen’s Health Policy Change Conference – Transforming Canadian Healthcare Through Innovation: The Agenda, Toronto. Agenda/Speaker Roster  Contact: Peter Aitken
July Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) – Student Experience Office
July Celebrate Queen’s Law in Kingston reception
July 5-14 Alumni Travel presents a special tour of England’s Oxford and Cotswolds, including a special visit to Herstmonceaux, home of the Bader International Study Centre. Queen’s exclusive departure, offering only 46 spaces. Hosted by Dr Patrick O’Neill, former BISC Director
August SOAR – Welcome to incoming Commerce students
August Kingston Police Force hosts Great Lakes Police Motorcycle competition
Aug. 6 Free summer family program: Traditional Indigenous Medicine of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe. Details: Museum of Health Care
Aug. 10-11 Queen’s-hosted conference: Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence, Biosciences Complex – Samantha King, Gender Studies
Aug. 13 Free summer family program: Traditional Indigenous Medicine of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe. Details: Museum of Health Care
Aug. 24 New Faculty Orientation day, Faculty Recruitment and Support Program
Fall 2016 Two special exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will showcase Queen’s past, present and future. One will draw on the gallery’s collections. Through celebrated art works, rare artifacts and indigenous cultural material that came to the Agnes on its formation in 1957, this show conjures potent aspects of the university’s history. The second exhibition features a prominent BFA alumna who will present a participatory project on contemporary art, reflecting the spirit of Queen’s 175th anniversary.
Fall Conference: Partners in Confederation – Toward a Renewed Relationship between Aboriginal and Settler Peoples in Canada. Marlene Brant Castellano and Fred Wien, co-chairs.
Fall Kennedy Lecture, Department of Philosophy
Fall Toronto Award Reception, Toronto; also celebrating the Initiative Campaign Close
Fall Three short plays; Drama
Fall Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award Reception, Vancouver; also celebrating the Initiative Campaign Close
 Fall Richardson Stadium reopening
 Fall History feature on Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) social media (Facebook, Twitter) using historic photographs provided by Queen’s and stats on increasing international student enrolment
September Now & Then Virtual Exhibit Opening – a physical display and reception to open the virtual exhibit – Queen’s University Library-Queen’s University Archives
September Orientation Week 2016 special programming
September Commerce Orientation Week – Welcome new students
September Queen’s Career Services Career Fair
September Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre 20th anniversary meet and greet
September Faculty of Law stewardship events – receptions to celebrate gifts from firms made since January 2016
Sept. 4 Parent information sessions – Student Experience Office
Sept. 4-6 University Days, Orientation Week – Student Experience Office
Sept. 5-6 Existere student presentation – Student Experience Office
Sept. 7 Music in the Park.  Paul Park Garden, West Campus, 2-5 pm (time TBC). Picnic style; two separate musical acts, tea with goodies provided free of charge. Presented by the School of Nursing, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016.
Sept. 13-19 The Kingston Police Force hosts North American Police Equestrian Competition (NAPEC) at Fort Henry
Sept. 23 Queen’s Medical Student Bursary Golf Tournament
Sept. 23 Queen’s Rugby Football Club Old Boys fund-raising golf tournament
Sept. 24 Queen’s Rugby Football Club Old Boys Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction, Ban Righ Hall, Queen’s
Sept. 24 Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics National Innovation Challenge, Toronto. Competition involves students from across Canada and USA. Supported by Scotiabank, RBC, BMO, TD Bank, Loblaws and Spirit of Math. Smith School of Business
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 School of Nursing hosts the Joanna Briggs Collaboration Conference, Residence Inn Marriott
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Free seniors’ interactive learning programs: Transformation of the Doctor’s Visit, including artefacts relevant to the history of the School of Medicine. Details: Museum of Health Care
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Conference (invitation only): The First Canadian National Summit in the Tobacco Endgame, Queen’s University. Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Department of Oncology
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Royal Military College Reunion Weekend – RMC celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2016
Oct. 3 M. Barbara Reeves (Classics) delivers a talk entitled Queen’s First Professor: Brockville’s Reverend Peter Colin Campbell, Brockville Alumni Chapter and Rotary Association. Details
Oct. 13 Adnan Husain (History) Saint and Sultan, Mystic and Monarch: Muslim-Christian Encounters in the Medieval Mediterranean World. 215 Dupuis Hall, 7 pm. This lecture is part of the Islamic History Month, a nationawide celebration that seeks to share the history, heritage and culture of Muslims with fellow Canadians
Oct. 14 AMS Phoenix at Queen’s: A Call to Caring, Queen’s School of Medicine Building, 15 Arch St., 2:30-4pm
Oct. 14-16 Homecoming weekend, featuring Queen’s Initiative Campaign Close celebration 
Oct. 14 Frybread Fryday Homecoming Event – moments from Queen’s history from an Indigenous perspective – Four Directions Aboriginal Centre
Oct. 14 Duncan McArthur Lecture by Bill Belsey, What the Mind Can Conceive! Duncan McArthur Hall Auditorium B101, Faculty of Education 7:30-8:30 pm
Oct. 14 Queen’s First Professor: Peter Colin Campbell, Professor of Classical Literature. Illustrated lecture by Dr. M. Barbara Reeves, Department of Classics, Watson 517, 10:30-11:30 am
Oct. 14 Faculty of Health Sciences Alumni Reception
Oct. 14-16 Queen’s University’s 175th Anniversary exhibit featuring a photo collage, short history and timeline of events, Upper Ceilidh, John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC). On display from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Whether you are a history buff or not, both students and alumni will learn something new from the exhibit. Details: Ellen Rowe,
Oct. 14-17 Homecoming basketball invitational tournament – Athletics and Recreation
Oct. 15 Homecoming open house featuring a Kingston mural being restored by Art Conservation students, and other items of interest. Mural was also on display at Homecoming 2015
Oct. 15 Queen’s Classics at 175 Reception, Watson Hall 517, 9:45-11:45 am
Oct. 15 Homecoming football game – Athletics and Recreation
Oct. 15 Homecoming Research Showcase and Luncheon, Donald Gordon Centre, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. School of Graduate Studies.
Oct. 16 Morning worship service, 10:30 am, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy St. E. at Princess Street.  It was at St. Andrew’s Church that the motion was made to begin Queen’s College and become Queen’s University. A warm welcome is extended to gather in this sanctuary of heritage and beauty for a time of worship and thanksgiving, focusing Queen’s motto, “Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas.”
Oct. 16 University Day – 175th anniversary of Royal Charter signing: tree planting and dedication; Summerhill Grounds/Snodgrass Arboretum
Oct. 16 Open House, Islamic Centre of Kingston, 1477 Sydenham Rd. At 3 pm, Imam Sikander Hashmi (Kanata Muslim Association) will speak on Building Bridges to strengthen the Community. Tours of the facility will also take place. Part of Islamic History Month activities
Oct. 18 Person’s Day – Ban Righ Centre event
Oct. 23-25 Matariki Digital Humanities Colloquium: Research and the Curriculum, Queen’s University
Oct. 24 Muslims in the Canadian Armed Forces: Integrating Canadian and Muslim identity, Imam Ryan Carter (Muslim Chaplain at RMCC), Old Gym inside Yeo Hall, RMC grounds. This lecture is part of Islamic History Month activities.
Oct. 26-30 Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS 2016), hosted by Queen’s University
Oct. 27 Building Solidarities to combat Islamophobia, panel discussion. Panel members: Adnan Husain (History), Ariel Saltzmann (History), Imam Yasin Dwyer (Queen’s Chaplain), Imam Sheharyar Shaikh (Islamic Society of Kingston), Stirling Hall A. Part of Islamic History Month activities.
October Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning, a month-long Queen’s community exhibit of teaching and learning artifacts – presented by the Centre for Teaching and Learning
October Islamic History Month
October Queen’s University Archives’ Annual Lecture will be themed for 175th anniversary (e.g., 175 years of Queen’s, or focus on one of the 175 Moments)
October Stauffer Terrace Opening. This will also be available as an event venue for 175th events
October Open Access Week – featuring a themed lecture. Queen’s University Library
October First-year parent events in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, locations TBC – Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
October Annual Travill Debate – Faculty of Health Sciences
October Stauffer Terrace Opening – new event venue – Queen’s University Library
October Open Access Week and lecture – Queen’s University Library
October Queen’s Career Services Engineering and Technology Fair
October Johnson Award Dinner – Alberta Alumni; also celebrating the Initiative Campaign Close
October Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Homecoming Open House
October Smith School of Business Homecoming Brunch
October Faculty of Law to host 11 reunion classes at Homecoming
October Dean’s Council meeting and dinner, Kingston; 175th update to members; Faculty of Law
October Moot Camp, Kingston; 175th update to members; Faculty of Law
October Kingston Law Alumni Reception (sometimes takes place in June)
November Special guests at Convocation – all-alumni honorary degree recipients; related special
November Ballie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching, presented at convocation
Nov. 17 Department of History Seminar Series, University Historian Duncan McDowall, Writing about Queen’s: an Historian ponders the Emergence of a Multiversity, Watson Hall 517, 11:30 am.
Nov. 17-20 Royal Society of Canada annual general meeting at Queen’s University
November 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples Report – Indigenous Symposium – Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
November Council of Canadian Law Deans (CCLD) in Hong Kong – Joint Canadian law school reception for alum, exchange students Faculty of Law
Nov. 5 The Afro-Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston and District celebrates its 20th anniversary with a dinner and dance to raise money to support two Queen’s scholarships: Robert Sutherland Memorial Bursary and the Alfie Pierce Scholarship. Portuguese Cultural Centre, 959 Division St. CANCELLED 
Nov. 5 Queen’s unveils its plaque honouring Queen’s and Perth, ON co-founder William Morris, part of a joint Queen’s-Perth plaque project. Morris Hall, corner of Lower Albert and King streets, noon.
Nov. 7 and 14 School of Nursing Kingston Student Nursing Conference and School of Nursing launch of its 75th anniversary celebrations
Nov. 11 Tentative: Unveiling of two books of remembrance in the Memorial Room, John Deutsch University Centre
Nov. 21-23 CIMVHR Forum Conference, hosted by Queen’s and RMC – with special speaker
Dec. 3 (Cancelled) Artefact or Artefiction – 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Will include artefacts relevant to the history of the School of Medicine. Details: Museum of Health Care
December Principal’s Holiday Reception and Presentation of Special Recognition Awards for Staff – Human Resources
December Queen’s Law Alumni Reception – Calgary – Faculty of Law
December Faculty of Law Alberta Alumni Council Meeting – update members on 175th celebrations
December Kingston Police Force hosts gala open house-reception at the station, focus on events that took place during its 175th anniversary year; community invited
December Queen’s Bands perform at Santa Claus Parade – featuring 175th anniversary banner


Date Event/Activity – includes submissions from external and internal partners
Jan. 14 Youth Programs and Camps Expo, presented by the Enrichment Studies Unit to recognize Queen’s 175th and ESU’s 30th anniversaries. Features youth camps and programs offered by Queen’s and the larger community, Grant Hall, 10 am-2 pm.
Winter Drama winter production
January Queen’s Model Parliament Conference
January History of Queen’s from a First Nations Perspective – display boards in JDUC lower celidh – Four Directions Aboriginal Centre
January 175 Research Moments – unveiling of photo collage – School of Graduate Studies
January Panel discussion and reception for Faculty of Law alumni in New York City;
Law Students’ Society international club annual visit
January New York City Law alumni and student reception
January Oil and Gas Speaker Series (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
January Civil Open House (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
January Queen’s Canadian Leadership Conference
January Queen’s Career Services Summer Job Fair
January-March Queen’s University International Centre Photo Contest
January Queen’s Career Services Engineering and Technology Fair
February Black History Month
Feb 23-26 Kingston-Canadian Film Festival
February Freedom to Read Week – 175 years of banned books – Queen’s University Library
February Queen’s Pub Night – Toronto Faculty of Law
Spring School of Rehabilitation Therapy Research Symposium – Faculty of Health Sciences
Spring School of Rehabilitation Therapy Anniversary Gala – Faculty of Health Sciences
Spring Vlastos Lecture, Department of Philosophy
March Inquiry@Queen’s annual showcase of independent or course-based undergraduate research – Queen’s University Library
March Reception to present Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award and Peer Leadership Awards – Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
March Queen’s to host the 2017 CIS Women’s Hockey Championship
March McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History, Department of History
March Year-end celebration, Law Students’ Society Awards Presentation – Kingston
for faculty, staff, students – Faculty of Law
March Special Queen’s Conservatory of Music 10th Anniversary Concert TBD – Sunday afternoon faculty concert preceded by a Stars of the Conservatory Program concert in the lobby of the Isabel starting at 1:30 pm.
March 2-5 Kingston Canadian Film Festival
March 7 175th anniversary of Queen’s first day of classes
March 29 Measha Brueggergosman, Songs of Freedom, part of the new Human Rights Festival, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
April TIFF comes to Kingston, part of the new Human Rights Festival, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
April Celebrate Queen’s Law in Toronto – annual reception for GTA alumni
April Art Conservation student conference
April Alumni Volunteer Summit
April 26-29 The Inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition. The Isabel showcases top young Canadian violinists ages 18-29
May Queen’s MiniU
May Annual Queen’s Faculty of Law alumni reception – Edmonton
May Annual Queen’s Faculty of Law alumni reception – Calgary
May Annual Queen’s Faculty of Law alumni reception – Ottawa
May UK Career Panel – Faculty of Law annual alumni panel for students visiting the Bader International Study Centre
May Department of Geology and Geological Sciences and the Geology Survey of Canada (with their 175th anniversary)host the 2017 Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC-MAC) annual meeting.
May 10 Leading with Data Conference, Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics, Toronto. Smith School of Business
May 17-23 International graduation ceremony in Hong Kong – Office of the Principal
May-June Convocation
June 13-16 Canadian Higher Education Information Technology Conference, hosted by Queen’s  CANHEIT 2017
July 1 Queen’s will be the first institution in Canada to adopt competency-based training for all its medical residents