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Media Advisory - Queen's University unveils rare book collection

Monday, November 21, 2016

KINGSTON – The Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection will be officially unveiled during a special event at the W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections in Douglas Library. The event will recognize Mr. Seymour Schulich and Principal Daniel Woolf for their donations of rare books to Queen’s and highlight the impact this collection will have on scholarship and research at the university.


The rare book collection, which was announced by Queen’s in December 2015, consists of more than 400 volumes from the personal collections of Mr. Schulich and Principal Woolf. Mr. Schulich has also made an additional $1 million gift to the university towards the establishment, growth, and preservation of the collection. This collection will serve to enrich the teaching and learning experience at Queen’s and support research activity across the broader academic community. This announcement is a start to building one of the best English rare book collections in Canada.


Mr. Schulich has more than 40-years of experience in the natural resource business, having served on the boards of numerous oil and mining companies and many philanthropic organizations. He has donated in excess of $350 million to various causes and his philanthropic efforts are largely focused on education and health-care centres across Canada and the U.S.


Douglas Library, second floor, 93 University Avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 2 pm.

Principal Woolf and Mr. Schulich will be on hand to discuss some of the most unique parts of the collection.

The media is asked to confirm their attendance.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

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