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Monday, April 26, 2021

Queen’s Engineering has reinvented the school tour – in the world’s most popular virtual environment.

On April 21, almost 100 prospective Queen’s Engineering students took to the virtual campus – and experienced Queen’s in a whole new way. They toured the campus, hunted for eggs, and joined a lively Q&A with the Dean – on a dedicated Minecraft server that replicates the campus itself.

“Students and even some alumni have really put their passion behind building parts of campus, often places special to them, and continue to build as part of the community.”  says Alex McKinnon, co-President of QUCraft, the Queen’s Minecraft team.

“It was an eye-opening experience.” said Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “The Minecraft version of Queen’s campus is astonishingly well built – you see the campus in a whole new way. COVID can cancel our traditional tours, but it can’t stop Queen’s Engineers from innovating.” 

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