Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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Upcoming Events

RAQ offers two interesting and popular speakers’ series at the University Club for RAQ members and guests. The Lunchtime Guest Series, generally held monthly, is an informal discussion over lunch with an invited speaker. Our Monday Morning Forum, which convenes two or three times a semester, offers a 30 minute lecture by a prominent speaker followed by a lively exchange of ideas and discussion.

Until we can safely meet in person, we are excited to be able to continue our lunchtime series this Fall via Zoom. Space is limited to a maximum of 25 per session, so reservations are necessary and should be made when you first receive invitations of events by email


Links to Previous Events broadcasts

Dr. Christine Overall: Is Aging good?         Introduction to Dr. Christine Overall recording, May 13, 2021

Dr. Bruce Pardy“You have free speech, so long as you think the right thoughts”

Dr. Amarnath Amarasingam, "QAnon: Past, Present, and Future Trajectories"

Dr. David SkillicornWhy the fuss about Huawei and 5G?”

Dr. Stephen Archer, "The mighty mitochondrion — watch them move and learn that they are much more than the power house of the cell"

Dr. Lisa Carver, “Keeping Fido: The human animal bond and older adult well-being.”. A sold out event!  We are able to share with you a link to the talk for those who were not able to attend 

Did  you know The United Way and its agencies distribute 1700-1800 meals a day in the KFLA area?  Watch the recording of CEO Bhavana Varma to hear how very much the area's most needy depend on the United Way. Bhavana Varma, President & CEO, United Way (KFL&A), “Changes in response to Covidi-19; how the social services sector is responding.” 

RAQ President Diane Kelly in conversation with Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Update from Dean Walters regarding the name of the law school building

RAQ President Diane Kelly in conversation with Gordon Burkom, first year Queen's student

RAQ President Diane Kelly in conversation with Dr. Mary Ann McColl


Isabel Bader for the Performing Arts:

Tricia Baldwin is the Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s. She and her talented team have established the Isabel as a noted arts presenter of local. National and international talents and an arts incubator for new works. Tricia is the co-founder of the Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts and the Isabel Human Rights Festival. She initiated the Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin and Cello Competitions and worked with other to create an Emerging Musician Competition. Tricia is the co-creator with the Dan School of Music and Drama of the Masters in Arts Leadership Program.

During the COVID 19 isolation period, Tricia and her team converted the existing competitions into online competitions and instigated numerous online festivals and other programs supporting artistic creation.

Before joining us at Queen’s, Tricia was the Managing Director of Tafelmusik from 2000 to 2014. Under her leadership, Tafelmusik doubled its annual revenues, increased its endowment considerably and expanded the range of its performances.

Throughout her career, Tricia has established a strong track record of visionary leadership and we have been the beneficiary of that vision. She has been recognized for her work and awarded the Canada Council for the Arts John Hobday Award in Arts Management and the Queen’s Human Rights Initiatives Award.

We at Queen’s are so lucky that Tricia has joined us and generously shared her extraordinary expertise with the Kingston community.

            Zoom Presentation: The COVID-19 Silver Lining: Innovations and Collaborations at the Isabel Bader for the Performing Arts

            PDF article on the Innovations taking place at the Isabel Bader