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International Visitors

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    Delegation from China University of Geosciences visiting Queen’s to sign an MOU and a study-abroad agreement. L-r: Pian Huayan, Translator, and Cai Min, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Office; Dr. Wang Genhou, Dean of School of Earth Sciences and Resources; Wang Hongbing, University Council Chairman; Principal Woolf; Kathy O’Brien; Hugh Horton
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    A delegation from the Canadian University Dubai (CUD) led by President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Karim Chelli (fourth from right), signed a study-abroad agreement with Queen’s School of Computing, October 2016.
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    Representatives from the Consulate General of China in Toronto visited campus on Sept. 1, 2016, led by the Consul General Mr. XUE Bing (centre).
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    Delegation visit to Queen’s on May 26, 2016 from the Consulate General of China in Toronto. Representatives from the Education Office met with Principal Woolf, Hugh Horton and Kathy O’Brien.
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    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.
  • [Ambassadors’ Forum Spring 2016]
    The Ambassadors’ Forum Spring 2016 included representatives from 16 countries and guest speaker Dr. Tiff Macklem, Arts'83 (Economics), Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (pictured front row, third from right). (Photo by Bernard Clark)
  • [St Andrews visitors]
    Queen's hosted visitors from St Andrews University, Scotland, in March 2016: (l-r) Jenny Corlett (International Initiatives), Kathy O’Brien (Associate VP, International), Ivar Moller and Stephanie Niven (both from St Andrews), Allison Yokom (Undergraduate Admission) and Chris Coupland (Undergraduate Admission)
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    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.
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    Queen's welcomed visitors from the South African Consulate General in Toronto and MAPP Africa in March 2016 to discuss academic and research opportunities. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    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 Associate Vice-Principal (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.