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Media Advisory - Queen's University hosts Queen's Female Leadership in Politics conference

Thursday, January 17, 2019

KINGSTON – Queen’s Female Leadership in Politics (QFLIP) is hosting its fourth annual conference, offering workshops, panels, and live and digital keynotes from speakers ranging from federal ministers and MPs to former senators, journalists, and businesspeople.

QFLIP is Canada’s only non-partisan political university conference geared toward women’s political and professional empowerment.


The speakers for this year’s QLFIP conference include the Minister of Status of Women, the Hon. Maryam Monsef; former Canadian senator Nancy Ruth and current senator Kim Pate; Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes; Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly; journalists Rosemary Barton and Sally Armstrong; and Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould.

Student-founded and entirely student-run, the conference hosts approximately 150 students from across Canada in groups of all genders, ethnicities, classes, and abilities—all with a common desire to empower women in politics.


The conference runs from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20 at The Harbour in Kingston. Media interested in attending any part of the conference are asked to contact Anne Craig, 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca. The conference schedule can be found here or on Twitter @Q_FLIP.