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2022 Year in Review

With 2022 coming to a close, we take a look at some of the big moments, achievements, and new beginnings from the past 12 months.

The year saw the return to full in-person activities on campus, the opening of a new students’ residence, continued progress on a number of key initiatives, and much more.

Convocation returns
In-person ceremonies were held this spring for the first time in two years, celebrating the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Queen’s secures second consecutive top-10 position globally in THE Impact Rankings
Queen’s places 7th in international rankings out of more than 1,500 institutions in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Celebrating Chancellor Murray Sinclair’s installation
A special ceremony marked Chancellor Sinclair’s 2021 appointment and celebrated Indigenous culture.

Introducing Bader College
The name change reflects the UK campus’s close connections to Queen’s, its high level of academic courses, and unique on-campus experience.

Opening the doors to Queen’s new residence
Queen's and Kingston community members were able to get an early look at the Albert Street Residence ahead of move-in.

New financial aid programs to boost access to a Queen’s education
Major Access Bursaries were increased and focused on admitted applicants with the highest financial need.


Implementing the Scarborough Charter at Queen’s
Four committees have been formed to help advance specific targets within each of the four categories that fall under the charter.

Queen’s economic and social impact
New Deloitte report highlights how Queen’s University generates over $1.6 billion annually in local economic and social benefits, including one in 10 jobs in Kingston and 11 per cent of regional GDP.

New Indigenous gathering space officially unveiled
An artist-designed courtyard at Queen’s new Albert Street student residence highlights Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Queen’s commits to reduce carbon footprint of investment portfolios by 2030
The university’s new strategy aims to maintain significantly lower emissions than the global benchmark and drive meaningful change.

Seven new faculty members join the Black Studies program
The Faculty of Arts and Science welcomed four Queen's National Scholars and three more professors after intensive search that focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and scholarship.