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Saying thanks to staff

Queen’s University will celebrate the contributions of its people during Staff Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

[Staff Appreciation Day]
Queen's employees enjoy last year's holiday reception hosted by Principal Daniel Woolf. The annual event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8 during Staff Appreciation Day. Employees can also start their day with a free coffee and tour a number of facilities on campus. (University Communications)

“The Queen’s experience is in part about the dedication, creativity and hard work of its employees,” says Al Orth, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources). “Staff Appreciation Day provides us the opportunity to express our respect and gratitude for the difference they make every day of the year.”

Principal Daniel Woolf’s holiday reception – one of many highlights during Staff Appreciation Day – will take place from 11:30 am until 1 pm in the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC). Queen’s community members can enjoy a light lunch and the ever-popular chocolate fountain while applauding this year’s recipients of the staff recognition awards.  

Queen’s employees can start their day with a free medium hot beverage at all Sodexo outlets. Staff Appreciation Day events will also include tours of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Summerhill and Benidickson House, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Miller Museum of Geology, the Queen’s Observatory and the Phytotron, which consists of six climate-controlled greenhouse compartments inside the Biosciences Complex.

There will also be free fitness classes at the ARC, including yoga, Pilates and an indoor cycle class. Lisa Sansom from the Organizational Development and Learning unit within Human Resources will host a positive psychology workshop at the digital interactive classroom in Ellis Hall.

Please sign up for these activities through the Human Resources Learning Catalogue.