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Media Advisory - Two Queen's students live in library to raise funds for literacy

Friday, January 20, 2017

KINGSTON – The media are invited to a media event with Queen’s University students Emily Robertson (Artsci’18) and Kathleen Waterston (Artsci’19). The two students will live, eat, and sleep in the Joseph S. Stauffer Library for seven consecutive days to raise funds and awareness for world literacy and gender equality in education.


A tent will be set up for the campers in the atrium of Stauffer Library by noon on Monday, January 23, and Ms. Robertson and Ms. Waterston are staying at the campsite for the entirety of the following week, leaving only to go to class and to shower. In addition to engaging with library patrons, university and community members, the campers will also be holding daily activities including faculty competitions, free tea, and interactive games.

All proceeds from Live-In for Literacy support Room to Read and their programs in school and library construction, girls' education, local language publishing, teacher training and curriculum development in developing areas of Asia and Africa.


Queen’s University students Emily Robertson and Kathleen Waterston.


The media are welcome to attend a media opportunity with the two students on Monday, January 23 at 1:30 pm at Joseph S. Stauffer Library.

Photos of the students and their campsite.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

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