Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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


Read key speeches and publications written by Principal Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University. 

Principal Patrick Deane delivers his keynote address at his Installation Ceremony at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario on November 12, 2019 

     Installation address - Kingston, Ontario 

     Delivered at Grant Hall, Queen's University - November 12, 2019

... in committing myself to you and the mission of this great Canadian institution, I commit myself again to a world where power consorts not with ignorance and arrogance, but with wisdom, creativity, modesty, and optimism.


Patrick Deane delivers keynote at Magna Charta Observatory ConferencePrincipal Patrick Deane delivers the keynote address at the Magna Charta Observatory Conference at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario on October 17, 2019.

Keynote address - Magna Charta Observatory Conference

Delivered at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario - October 17, 2019
"At a time like ours, when ignorance consorts with power increasingly across the globe, that there should be solidarity amongst universities—that they should support one another in upholding the value and advancing the impact of sound research, that they should challenge young minds to question the received wisdom, and that they should be protected from interference in doing so—is of the utmost importance and urgency. As signatories of the Magna Charta Universitatum we are united in that cause, not for reasons that set us apart from society, but for considerations that bind us inextricably to society and the future of our planet."