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The buzz gets louder for 175

  • [Principal Woolf speaking at 175th meeting]
    At the beginning of the joint advisory committee-network of representatives meeting, Principal Daniel Woolf thanked everyone for their continued support of the 175th anniversary initiative.
  • [Rebecca Hugler speaks while David Walker looks on]
    Rebecca Hügler, Communications and Post-Doctoral Training, shared the School of Graduate Studies' plans for the 175th anniversary while Chair David Walker looked on.
  • [Grounds Manager Matthew Barrett speaks at the meeting]
    Grounds Manager Matthew Barrett described how things like flowers beds and hanging baskets will be transformed to reflect the university's 175th anniversary in 2016-17.

The enthusiasm was palpable as more than 90 people from the Queen’s and Kingston communities gathered on campus on Wednesday, April 5 to learn more about Queen’s 175th anniversary and to share their plans to mark the occasion in 2016-17.

[Queen's 175th logo]
Queen's 175th

The meeting brought together the 175th advisory committee – which developed the anniversary objectives, setting the tone and focus of the celebrations – and the network of representatives – people from various groups on campus and the community who are developing the activities and events to mark the anniversary in their respective areas.

Principal Daniel Woolf thanked everyone for their continued support of the initiative, noting their enthusiasm and investment of time. In addition to a recap of key 175th initiatives from Chair David Walker, several representatives provided activity updates. Grounds Manager Matthew Barrett described special features on campus including a 175 sign, a flower bed near Summerhill that incorporates the 175th, and tricolour annuals. Rebecca Hügler, Coordinator, Communications and Post-Doctoral Training, also talked about the School of Graduate Studies’ 175 research moments contest and its new mentorship program that will connect 175 Queen’s alumni with current graduate students. 

Visit the Queen’s 175th website to view an updated calendar that lists all of the events and activities that will incorporate and celebrate the anniversary in 2016-17.