University Rector


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Sam Hiemstra, 37th Rector, Queen's University

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BA (Hons) ’21. Sociology Major – Political Studies Minor.

Sam served as President of the Queen’s International Affairs Association (2019-2020) wherein he helped oversee conferences, community outreach events, and media services including Right of Reply Podcast and the quarterly Observer. He also served as various Directorships (2017-2020) for the Queen’s University Liberal Association, Campus Outreach Director (2019-2020) for advocacy group Students for Students, and served Queen’s Model Parliament as Prime Minister (2020). Sam brings with him an optimistic attitude to strong town-gown relations and on campus mental health services.

During his term as University Rector Sam looks forward to guiding students through the often-puzzling offices of the administration to ensure all students are being prioritized.

Gazette Article: Giving a Voice to Students

CFRC Frosh FM: A chat with Rector Sam Hiemstra

Rectors since 1913