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Media Advisory - Queen's University marks 175 years with special Senate meeting

Friday, March 3, 2017

KINGSTON – The media are invited to a special meeting of Queen’s Senate on Tuesday, March 7. In 1842, Senate admitted the first class to Queen’s University - a small group of students studying under Reverend Thomas Liddell and Peter Colin Campbell. The entire campus was located in a house at 67 Colborne Street.


This historic meeting marks 175 years since Senate welcomed the first class to Queen’s University.  After a traditional opening, there will be a presentation of friendship wampum and a performance by the Whispering Wind Drum Group.

The town crier will be on hand to open the meeting, University Archivist Paul Banfield will provide a history of the Charter and Principal Emeritus William Leggett will reflect on his experience chairing Senate.


Media availability has been scheduled with Principal Daniel Woolf, Vice Chair of Senate Jennifer Medves and University Archivist Paul Banfield. The availability starts at 2:45 pm on the second floor of the John Deutsch University Centre beside the Queen’s University International Office on Tuesday, March 7.

After the media availability, journalists are welcome at the official Senate meeting starting at 3:30 pm. The meeting takes place in Wallace Hall, in the John Deutsch University Centre.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca