Publications

From the Principal: Building a better future

Principal Patrick Deane - Aug 02, 2022

As more and more institutions across the globe commit themselves to the 2030 Agenda, the possibility of building partnerships with real and demonstrable impact on the good of society and the planet increases dramatically.

From the Principal: Resuming our Mission

Principal Patrick Deane - May 26, 2022

I would hope that this chastened sense of possibility, arising paradoxically out of the limitation of ordinary human interaction, will have given our students a deepened sense of empathy.

From the Principal:Heart of the challenge

Principal Patrick Deane - Jan 31, 2022

An institution like Queen’s does indeed exist to serve, and the individuals who are members of this community certainly are critical beneficiaries of that service. But those individuals also share in the university’s obligation to serve society at large.

Fundamental Values as a Foundation for Sustainable Leadership

David Lock, Secretary-General of the Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna, Italy, and Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, and President of the Magna Charta Observatory. - Dec 21, 2021

Co-authored article touches on leadership, the SDGs, and Magna Charta Universitatum 2020 values.

From the Principal: Welcoming the world

Dec 20, 2021

The fourth goal in Queen’s Strategy speaks to the importance of strengthening the University’s presence globally.

From the Principal: Benefit to the world

Aug 09, 2021

Queen's Strategic Framework shows the influence of our continuing engagement with the 17 SDGs.

Transforming the global academy

Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University - Apr 21, 2021

Principal Patrick Deane on how the SDGs are helping break down silos, provoke dialogue, and unite us all in a common global purpose.

From the Principal: Apprehension and hope

Apr 01, 2021

our university and communities are daring to imagine again a life not shaped and constrained by COVID-19.

From the Principal: Maximizing our impact

By Principal Patrick Deane - Nov 02, 2020

Newly released document intended to serve as the basis for a new strategic framework.

From the Principal: The choices we make

By Principal Patrick Deane - Aug 04, 2020

The university finds itself caught up in local and global currents of social, political and cultural dispute.

From the principal: The renewed conversation

By Principal Patrick Deane - May 04, 2020

The Conversation – the articulation of long-term aspirations and a strategy for the university – must still be concluded.

From the principal: The wish to find out

By Principal Patrick Deane - Feb 03, 2020

Our institution must deliberately and strategically orient itself to global challenges.