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Reaching Beyond

The 16th annual I@Q conference took place March 9-11 via Zoom. Thank you to our presenters, our keynote speaker, Dr. Asha Varadharajan, Department of English, awarded Queen’s Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award in 2021, and to our faculty supporters, moderators, and organizers. This year we contemplated 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.

I@Q is over for another year! Thank you to all our students, invited speakers and guests, moderators, our audience, and our indefatigable planning team. There were 60 presenters and 227 conference registrants. We came together to share experiences and insights and, even though we were onscreen, we shared the intimacy of discourse in exploring new perspectives and ideas. Please see the 2022 Program for our amazing roster of speakers!

Presenters invited to join a CFRC podcast series on Queen's undergraduate inquiry projects are:

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.