Bringing Queen’s to Queen’s Park
November 8, 2019
A team of more than 40 faculty, staff, and students from Queen’s University travelled to Toronto on Monday, Nov. 4 for Queen’s at Queen’s Park Day, an opportunity to highlight the research, academic and student learning experience that defines the #queensuIMPACT.
The day got underway with a recognition in the Legislature by Ian Arthur, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and Ross Romano, Minister of Training Colleges and Universities.
This was followed with a series of meetings and a reception where members of the Queen’s delegation were able to meet with MPPs and staff and share research demonstrations and information on a number of student-focused initiatives at the university, including skills training, innovation and entrepreneurship.
“Queen’s at Queen’s Park is an excellent opportunity for the university to connect with our elected and public service officials, build our relationships, and introduce them to the many great initiatives and programs taking place at Queen’s,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane. “In meeting face-to-face we are able to communicate how Queen’s is creating skills for student success, highlight the real-world impact of research and innovation programs, and confirm that the university is a responsible and effective steward of provincial funding that is committed to transparency and accountability.”
Along with visiting the Ontario legislature, Queen’s is also planning a similar event on Parliament Hill to connect with federal Members of Parliament and their staff in the new year.