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Media Advisory - PhD-Community Initiative Presentations and Reception

Monday, March 20, 2017

KINGSTON – Media are invited to attend a series of presentations by graduate students in the Queen’s PhD-Community Initiative pilot program. The presentations will take place on March 22, from 5-6pm, with a reception to follow.

Over the course of the past five months, 17 Queen’s graduate students formed interdisciplinary teams of three to four students to partner with local community groups to help them in moving forward on a particular issue or challenge. The organizations included Sustainable Energy in Remote Areas (SERA), Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) Community Outreach Expansion, Sistema Kingston after-school program, Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet), and Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s (KEDCO) night economy project.

The teams will present their final products and deliverables to the organizations as well as members of the community.

What: A series of presentations by participants in the Queen’s PhD-Community Initiative pilot program.

When: March 22, 2017 from 5-6 pm.

Where: Donald Gordon Centre (421 Union St. W)

Media are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, March 21 at 4:30 pm.



Chris Armes
Communications Officer, Media Relations
613-533-6000 x77513


  • Media should arrive no later than 4:50pm.
  • On-site media contact: Chris Armes:  343-363-0096