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Should God Save the Queen be played at convocation?

Members of the Queen’s community, including students, faculty, alumni, and staff are welcome to complete a survey to share their thoughts on the use of the Royal Anthem, God Save the Queen, as a standard element of convocation ceremonies.

The Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP) is conducting a review of the practice, and is seeking input from the Queen’s community at large to help inform that review.

You can complete the survey online here, Survey – Convocation Format.  The survey includes a section to voluntarily provide your contact information, if you wish to be included in a random sampling of representative respondents invited to further express their perspectives at a future meeting of SCAP.

The consultation is open for input from January 29 – February 14, 2018. Following the consultation, SCAP will review the input, consider the matter, and provide its recommendation to Senate.