Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Dear SURP Alumni and Faculty:

You are invited to the SURP 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 26 and Saturday June 27, 2020 at Queen’s University in beautiful Kingston, Ontario. We have organized two main events so that there is plenty of time each day to reconnect informally and to enjoy alumni-led gatherings.

Event Itinerary

Friday, June 26, 2020 – 4:30pm to 7:00pm 50th Anniversary celebration launch and Alumni reception Meet your fellow alumni from the past 50 years of SURP’s history as well as SURP faculty, staff and current students as we launch the SURP 50th anniversary celebration. 
Appetizers and cash bar
Location: University Club, 168 Stuart Street

Saturday, June 27, 2020 – 9:00am to 11:30am Alumni networking breakfast and panel discussion Network with fellow alumni and participate in a conversation with a panel of SURP graduates discussing the trajectory of their careers and the impact of the planning profession over the past 50 years and into the future.
•    Continental breakfast and networking from 9:00am to 9:45am
•    Panel (hosted by Stephen Willis, MPL 1992) 9:45am to 11:00am.
•    Q&A - discussion 11:00am to 11:30am
Location: Robert Sutherland Hall (formerly Policy Studies Building), Room 202; 138 Union Street 

Register online at: 

Early Bird registration begins on December 10, 2019.
Registration until February 29, 2020 - $80/person Registration starting March 1st, 2020 - $100/person Registration closes June 1st, 2020 No refunds upon cancellation.

A list of blocked rooms at various hotels in the Kingston area are attached to this email. We have also attached a list of family and tourist activities in and around the Kingston area, based on your responses to our survey. 

If you have any questions about the event and registration, please contact:
Joan Knox
Department of Geography and Planning
(613) 533-6000 x77212
Amanda Miller
Department of Geography and Planning
(613) 533-6000 x77057

We look forward to seeing you in June 2020!

Yours truly,

The Queen’s SURP 50th Anniversary Celebration planning team