I@Q Conference History

  • 2021: first virtual conference which included 223 registrants and top presenter interviews with the Queen's CFRC radio station
  • 1304 students had participated at the close of the 15th annual conference
  • 653 oral presentations have been given
  • 260 posters have been presented
  • Students have participated in150 themed interdisciplinary sessions
  • Faculty have moderated 150 themed interdisciplinary sessions


2021 – Past pedagogies and the post-pandemic future: What can we learn from learning this year? by Dr. Jen Kennedy, Art History and Art Conservation

2019 – Ways of Being Chinese-Canadian: Carrianne Leung’s The Wondrous Woo, panel and reading by author Carrianne Leung

2018 – AMS Panel discussion on Undergraduate Research, Bianca Chauhan, Academics Commissioner of ASUS, Cory Laverty, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Caroline Marful, Deputy Commissioner of Academics of the AMS

2017 – Science Fiction or Science Fact: Can Popular Sci-Fi Movies Motivate Real Research Questions?, Dr. James Fraser, Professor, Department of Physics, 3M National Teaching Fellowship recipient 2017; Creating a Community of Knowledge Builders: a Pedagogical Approach to Inquiry in a Grade 3 and 6 Classroom, Murray Dee, Seth Barling and their students – Rideau Heights Public School

2016 – Dr. Art McDonald, Professor Emeritus and Co-winner 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

2015 – Peter Wolf, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning

2014 – Queen’s EWB Research and Development (R&D): A case study in local innovation, Queen’s Engineers without Borders

2013 – Skull lady, rat girl, brain man: Superheroes of inquiry!

  • Nancy Suzanne Ossenberg, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Morphological Traits of the Skull
  • Doris Li, ’14, Life Sciences, How Rat Battles Taught Me Science
  • Douglas Munoz, Professor of Physiology, Psychology and Medicine; Director; Queen's Centre for Neuroscience Studies, and Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience

2012 – Alan Harrison, Provost/Vice-Principal (Academic);  BioBoxes: Think Inside the Box, Students of DRAM 439

2011 – Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); Unlocking the Magic of Moon Dust: My Experiences as a Summer Research Intern for NASA, Michelle Thompson, Geological Sciences & Engineering; ‘Breaking Down the Wall’: Performing History, Kristen Martin, Drama with performance group Marissa Nacimben, Colie Belej-Corrigan, Brett Payette, Aimee Bouchard, Michelle Yagi, Leora Smith

2010 – A Historian Reflects on a Few of His Eureka Moments, Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor; Professor , Department of History

2009 – Inquiry in the Modern University: a Subversive View, Kim Nossal, Professor, Political Studies

2008 – Research as Activism (Whether You Like It or Not), David McDonald, Director, Global Development Studies; Getting to Research by Coincidence, Anne Petitjean, Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Department of Chemistry

2007 – The Excitement of Discovery, John Smol, Professor, Biology; Losing the Research Topic, Gwynn Dujardin, Professor, English