Queen's University




International Visitors

  • [forum delegates on the steps Of Summerhill, Queen's University]
    Ambassador’s Forum 2019: Representatives of the Asia-Pacific nations meet annually at Queen’s to discuss relevant political and economic issues to the region. In this May 2019 photo, attendees were joined by Provost and V-P (Academic) Tom Harris, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate V-P (International) Jill Scott, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir, Associate V-P (Research) Kent Novakowski and guest speaker David Detomasi, Smith School of Business. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    Indonesia Consul General: The Consul General of Indonesia in Toronto, Leonard F. Hutabarat (centre), with Consul Wahid Fairus Azis, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Interim Associate V-P (International) Jill Scott, Director (International) Heather Kincaide, and Associate V-P (Research) Kent Novakowski, during his visit to Queen’s in November 2018. (Photo by Tom Collier)
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     Jamaica High Commissioner: The High Commissioner of Jamaica to Canada, Her Excellency Janice Miller, visited Queen’s to mark Black History Month 2019. From left: African-Caribbean Students’ Association members Rachel Miller, Dainelle Barham and Bunisha Samuels; Kingston Deputy Mayor Simon Chapelle; Dr Barrington Walker; High Commissioner for Jamaica to Canada Janice Miller; Interim Provost and V-P (Academic) Tom Harris; ACSA President Nirosha Balakumar; Associate V-P (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion) Stephanie Simpson. (Photo by Tom Collier)
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    Cuba Ambassador: The Ambassador of Cuba to Canada, Her Excellency Josefina Vidal, with Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris, during her visit to Queen’s in March 2019. (Photo by Tom Collier)
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    Visitors from partner universities of the Canada Learning Initiative in China tour the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, March 2019. (Photo by Zachary Kenny)
  • [group photo with visitors]
    Delegation from École Centrale de Lyon in France with four representatives, including the Dean of International Affairs and the Vice-Dean of Studies, who visited Queen’s on May 25, 2016 and met with representatives from the Faculty of Arts and Science, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of Physics, to discuss deepening our current collaboration.
  • [group photo with Guangdong University delegation]
    On May 17, 2016, a delegation from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China, led by their President Zhong Weihe, met with representatives from the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Education to discuss further collaboration.
  • [group photo with visitors]
    During the visit of Mr. Walter Stechel, German Consul General – pictured left, with his wife, Queen’s professor Monika Holzschuh Sator and Visiting Defence Fellow Lt. Col. Jan von der Felsen of Germany – in October 2015, he opened an exhibit at Stauffer Library and delivered a lecture on German re-unification.
  • [group photo with visitors]
    In March 2016, a visiting delegation from Tongji University – including Vice President Dr. Jiang Bo and Drs. Cheng Shuiping & Zhao Jianfu of its College of Environmental Science and Engineering – enjoyed a meal with Queen's faculty, staff and students, along with guests Mr. Gao Zhuoxian and Mme Yang Xinyu from the Chinese Embassy. (Photo by Qu Mingzhi)

Institutional and Partner Visitors

The Office of the Vice-Provost (International) coordinates the following types of visits to Queen’s University:

  • international government officials and diplomatic personnel
  • international institutions
  • institutions with formal agreements or a long-standing relationship with Queen’s
  • institutions seeking formal agreements with Queen’s that have interests or objectives that range across several academic disciplines
  • visitors from the Matariki Network of Universities

Contact: In order to help us determine if we are able to host your visit, please submit the International Visit Request Form.

Visitors to a Faculty or Academic Department

Queen’s University welcomes academic visitors to join our diverse environment of learning, inquiry and discovery. We appreciate the varied experiences and perspectives academic visitors bring to our campus, and the opportunities they provide for exchanging of ideas and research, and for creating international collaborations.

Making arrangements for an invitation: International faculty members seeking to visit specific departments and/or faculty members should contact the appropriate Queen's unit or department.

Preparing to enter and stay in Canada: International visitors and their Queen's hosts can find information on immigration, health insurance requirements, and detailed information on preparing for a stay in Kingston on our International Visitors site.