Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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Upcoming Events

Join fellow RAQ members and others at one of our upcoming conversations.  These popular events address diverse topics and are led by experts in the field.  For information on how to attend the following upcoming events, consult the RAQ website at:


RAQ Guest Lunch Series

October 15, 2019       

Dr. Peter Taylor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics:  “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”—why math teaching is ‘broke’

November 12, 2019 

Andrew Graham, School of Policy Studies:  Phoenix: The Architecture of Failure: Why Big Projects Fail and What Can be Done About It

December 4, 2019 

John Foster, International Petroleum Economist:  Petroleum and the World’s Hot Spots

The Monday Morning Forum

October 28, 2019

L. A. Delvoie, Centre for International Defence Policy:  Religion versus Secularism in Canada

November 4, 2019

Dr. A. S. Thompson, Balsillie School of International Affairs:  Is it possible to defend Human Rights in an Illiberal World?

Upcoming Kingston Events

Wednesday, October 23rd – the United Way “Seeing Is Believing” Tour – 9:00 to noon

Queen’s retirees donate over 40% of the funds invested in the community by the Queen’s United Way campaign. Take a closer look at how your contributions are used to build a better Kingston with this behind-the-scenes tour of some United Way KFLA funded agencies. You will have the chance to meet the people who work every day to make a difference in our community and hear stories of those whose lives have been changed through the United Way. 

Join other RAQ members and friends on the “The Seeing Is Believing Bus” on Wednesday, October 23. Get your seat today by contacting the United Way (, or 613-542-0142). Transportation sponsored by Kingston Transit. There is no charge for this unique experience! RAQ members with questions about the tour may contact Bruce Hutchinson (, or 613-328-3093). 







Tuesday November 5th - Retirees United Breakfast Club

Breakfast 9:00 to 10:30

Optional tour to follow

Ticket: $10.00

Location: Visitors Centre, inside the historic Kingston Penitentiary

Join your workplace and other retirees for a morning of learning and connecting with the broader KFL&A Retirees United community.

Attend this inaugural Breakfast Club event within the historic Kingston Penitentiary. Learn how it is contributing to the United Way programs, and how you can continue to support the community and find ways to share your time and talent.

Continental breakfast will be offered along with special guided tours of the Penitentiary following the breakfast. This event is sponsored by Royale Place Retirement Centre.

RSVP by October 29th: