Premier Wynne meets with students at alma mater

Premier Wynne meets with students at alma mater

January 19, 2015


Premier Kathleen Wynne got a close-up look at her alma mater Queen’s University on Monday, the final stop on her 10-day tour of Ontario colleges and universities.

Premier Wynne (Artsci’77) started her tour of Queen’s at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, where she sat down with a group of students.

The premier then made her way to Chown Hall where she worked as a residence proctor during her time at the university. She toured one of the floors and met with a group of dons.

Next up was a visit to Ban Righ Hall, where students were having lunch. Premier Wynne spoke with a number of students and even took some time for a few selfies, including one student who said he wanted to one-up his brother who recently posted an image with Toronto mayor John Tory.

As she exited the dining hall the premier met with the Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team who presented her with a personalized sweater.

Premier Wynne wrapped up her tour with a special lecture at Queen’s School of Business, speaking on her journey from the classrooms of Queen’s to the pinnacle of power at Queen’s Park.

The focus of the schools tour was for the premier to engage with students themselves, something she was able to do at Queen’s.

“Having the discussion with the students was fantastic,” she says. “I really like hearing what’s right on the top of people’s minds and what they’re most concerned about.”

- With files from Andrew Stokes