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75th Anniversary Celebration at The Agnes Etherington Art Centre

75th Anniversary Celebration at The Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Our final celebration of our 75th Anniversary was one for the record books! Students from the Volunteering in the Community elective class and the Volunteering in the Community Club worked together to create a fabulous evening which highlighted our school's heritage, diversity, and future. Set in the beautiful atrium of the Agnes, students installed booths of some of the many countries represented by our student body including China, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and even Canada! At each booth, students displayed interesting facts, tastes of food particular to various regions within their countries, and even taught guests how to write their names in multiple languages! 

The celebration was well attended by current students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the school. The evening included very special guests such as Principal Woolf, Dean of the Faculty of Education Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Cultural Counselor Vern Mishiikenh Altiman from Four Directions, Deputy Mayor Jim Neill, and the star of the evening was certainly RCMP Constable Jason Greene, who graciously posed for pictures all evening long! 

As the evening came to a close, it seemed as though students were already looking forward to our 80th Anniversary Celebration and we left the Agnes quietly excited about what the future holds for the Queen's School of English. 




Fall 2017 Marion Edith Dubin Memorial Scholarship in English

Congratulations to Roy Edinson Coba Teran

“I remembered the last conversation I had with my father before coming to Canada, we talked for more than four hours and I said:Father, [do] you feel proud of me? And he said yes, and he told me that he was the proudest father in the world, that he couldn’tfit in his chest the pride he felt for me, and that he told all his acquaintances that he had the best son and that [life] would be muchbetter than he had even dreamed for me. He told me, your mother cries because you go away but I will take care of her and she will understand. I know that you are going to pursue your dreams and my dreams.”

- Roy Edinson Coba Teran


The Marion Edith Dubin Scholarship in English is awarded to one student at the beginning of each session of the English for Academic Purposes Program at Queen’s School of English.  Each applicant is asked to submit an application form and a short essay.  In Fall 2017, students were asked to write on the topic: Describe an experience where you were unsuccessful in achieving your goal.  What lessons did you learn from this experience?

The Fall 2017 scholarship winner, Roy Coba Teran, came to Canada to pursue a dream.  He is a professional mining engineer in Peru, and was selected to come to Canada to pursue graduate studies in engineering.  His company recognised his talent and international perspective, and selected Roy to come to Queen’s University to develop his English language skills and his knowledge of engineering.

Roy began his winning essay with these words, “I know that dreams are never given up, for as long as we have very bad days, we must always pursue our dreams.”  Roy suffered a terrible tragedy while studying English at the QSoE.  His father fell suddenly ill and died while Roy was in the middle of his EAP studies during the summer.  Roy returned home to give support to his grieving family, and made the difficult choice to leave his mother, siblings, wife and young child to return to Canada to continue pursuing his dream.

Roy exemplifies bravery, tenacity, selflessness and dedication to achieving a goal.  He has shared his story with us in the hope that he can inspire others to pursue their dreams. 


QSoE Does Halloween 2017

QSoE Celebrates Halloween in Style


Halloween 2017 was celebrated to the fullest this year at QSoE! Students from all over the world came to dance, mingle, and most importantly, eat candy on the spookiest night of the year. From Snow White to Bugs Bunny, each costume was thoughtfully created and wonderfully memorable! After all of the sugar and fun the halls are quiet today, but whispers can still be heard about the best Halloween Party in Kingston. 


QSoE Volunteer Club in the Queen's Gazette

International students pitch in around Kingston

The Gazette has published a story about the QSoE Volunteer Club! Click here to read the full article.

For a group of international students, it has been a busy summer. The twenty students, representing Japan, China, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, and Korea, have been in town to upgrade their English skills through an English for Academic Purposes program. In their spare time, this group has been giving back to the community through the Queen’s School of English Volunteer Club...


QSoE Travels to Japan

QSoE to visit partner universities in Japan

April 11 - 20, 2017

Quince Tree - Japan

Robin Cox, the Director of Queen's School of English (QSoE), is preparing for a trip through Japan. She will meet with faculty, administrators and students at our partner universities and present information about QSoE English language programs.

If you are interested in finding our more about studying at the Queen’s School of English, please email us at soe@queensu.ca.

Click 'Read More' below, to view the presentation schedule for April.