Principal and Vice-Chancellor

[Principal and Vice Chancellor]
[Principal and Vice Chancellor]

About the Principal

Patrick Deane became the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University on July 1, 2019. He is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he held for nine years. Prior to that he served as Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's and also held a number of academic administrative appointments at Western University and the University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Deane is a Professor of English Literature, with his principal research focus being the relationship between cultural production and British politics in the first half of the Twentieth Century. He read English and Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, before undertaking graduate studies and receiving both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Western University. Dr. Deane was the first recipient of the John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature in 1988.  


Queen's names its next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Patrick Deane hosts the Kingston community for breakfast - Friday, November 22, 2019

Celebrating with the Queen's community - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A historic day for Queen's - Monday, November 11, 2019

Queen's signs the Magna Charta Universitatum - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Principal's letter to students on Homecoming - Friday, October 18, 2019

In conversation with Principal Deane - Friday, October 11, 2019

Principal's statement concerning racist note - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Message from Principal Deane on climate change rally - Friday, September 27, 2019

A conversation with the community (open letter) - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Principal's statement - Thursday, August 1, 2019

Queen's new principal begins his first term - Monday, July 8, 2019

Queen's announced the appointment of Patrick Deane as the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor in November 5, 2018

Patrick Deane on campus