About the Encyclopedia

Queen's Encyclopedia is a reference tool documenting Queen's University, its history, and its people. Each entry is significant to Queen's history and its evolution as both an academic institution and a community.

A rich legacy of academic excellence, a distinctive learning environment that is built on the philosophy that not all lessons are learned in the classroom, an unrivalled spirit, strong sense of community, and social purpose are hallmarks of Queen's. This Encyclopedia documents how these characteristics came to define the university.

Above all, the Encyclopedia is a platform to share stories and information that illustrate what makes Queen's uniquely Queen's.

This is the third version of the Queen's online encyclopedia. The main sources used for production of the original, much of which is maintained here, were Herbert Hamilton's Queen's! Queen's! Queen's! and Queen's University at Kingston: Volumes I and II, all of which are profiled within (see Books about Queen's). Many of the more recent additions have been drawn from articles written for Queen's 175th anniversary celebrations, as spearheaded by historian Duncan McDowall, author of Queen's University, Volume III, 1961-2004

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Encyclopedia entries will evolve as members of the Queen's community submit updates. All information presented here should be confirmed at its source (i.e., the related department or unit) before being used in any formal capacity.

This project is managed by University Relations. If you'd like to submit a new entry, correct or update an existing entry, or submit a photo, please contact University Relations.

Edits to the site and the addition of new text is at the discretion of University Relations, so please be advised that your submission may be edited for clarity and brevity.