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Reaching Beyond

The 16th annual I@Q conference will take place March 9-11 via Zoom. We welcome work from any term, solo or team, completed or in progress. We hope to capture art, performance, creative writing, applied research, field work, community engagement, archival research … and more. This year we contemplate how to reach beyond in terms of our everyday lives, our ways of thinking, and how we engage in questioning and exploring the world around us. Please consider sharing your work with our community, family and friends, and with the world. It will build your scholarly portfolio and mark a milestone in your learning experience, and ours!

Welcome to Inquiry@Queen’s! Submissions and Registration for the 16th annual conference are now open. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, February 18, 2022. Top presenters will be featured in a CFRC podcast series on Queen's undergraduate inquiry projects. New this year, students are invited to send conference proposals for an art installation in the Stauffer Library display cases. Please read on to explore the history of I@Q, past programs, and the place of inquiry within the Queen's learning experience.

I@Q is more than a conference; it is an approach to learning where the teacher and the learner reside in the same person. It is a natural extension of a university that prides itself on the quality of undergraduate education and its scholarship and research. It is the signature learning experience at Queen's University.

In a world of ubiquitous and competing information, the ability to pose critical questions and forge a path to answer them has never been more important. Students who engage in inquiry projects are better able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information; develop discipline-specific research skills; persist and make intellectual and personal gains; demonstrate greater problem-solving and research skills; and are more satisfied with their overall educational experience.  

Inquiry@Queen's is supported by:

  • Principal Patrick Deane
  • Undergraduate students
  • Queen's Library
  • The Union Gallery
  • CFRC Queen's Campus Community Radio 101.9 fm
  • Student Academic Success Services
  • Office of the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)
  • Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Alma Mater Society
  • Faculty and graduate students
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research 

The 15th annual I@Q conference in March 2021 took place online to promote and showcase undergraduate research and creative work. All submissions were documented in the official online Inquiry@Queen's conference proceedings and made publicly accessible.  

2022 I@Q banner image created by Carling Spinney, Queen's Library.