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Lance Lamore

Queen's is an excellent school that offers unparalleled academic rigour.

My focus in the history department was on race and gender.  I was allowed plenty of opportunities to pursue my interests in Black and Indigenous histories, women's history, and Queer history. I did not come from a background of privilege like many of my classmates but thankfully I received assistance and was able to follow my areas of interest. The support from the department on emerging notions of history really helped me to thrive.

I have degrees from McGill University in social work as well, and my time at McGill does not compare with my time at Queen's. I was challenged to grow and expand my mind in so many ways. The amount of reading and studying of primary sources at Queen's allowed me to breeze through my other degrees.

I was involved in so many extra activities that really have lead me on my current career path. I volunteered my time as the chair of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues Committee and as a board member of Kingston's Lesbian and Gay Association. Alfie's was always a favourite place to hang out. I also wrote articles for the student papers at the time.

Advice to History students: My advice is to study hard and go beyond what is being asked of you.  I would encourage participating in as many extra curricular activities that you can manage. Most importantly, I would say to make friends as they will last far beyond your time at Queen's.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.