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Author Visit, Events & Programming

Author Visit: An Evening with Tima Kurdi

Join the Student Experience Office, Kingston Writer’s Fest and Stauffer Library for a special Queen’s Reads event featuring author Tima Kurdi as she discusses her book The Boy on the Beach.

 The event will take place on March 11th. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7:00pm. A book signing will follow the onstage event. Books will be available for sale onsite for community members and a limited number of free copies will be available for Queen’s students, faculty and staff.

Students, faculty and staff can register for free here:

Community Members can register using this link:

Intercultural Awareness Training

Queen's University International Centre and the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre invite students to participate in a series of workshops which will help them to develop intercultural awareness and skills as part of a lifelong process of learning. The workshops connect with the topics explored in the Queen's Reads book this year.

Workshops are repeated in the Fall and Winter Terms. You can see the full schedule here.

Previous Events

"Chauka: Please Tell Us the Time" Film Screening and Q&A

Join OPIRG Kingston and Queen's Studies in National & International Development for the screening of Chauka: Please Tell us the Time. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Arash Kamali Sarvestani (in person) and Behrouz Boochani (via Skype from Manus Island)

"Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time" is a powerful documentary shot clandestinely on a smartphone by Behrouz Boochani inside Australia's Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Footage was sent electronically to Arash Kamali Sarvestani, who wove it together with interviews shot outside the detention centre to create the film.

This event took place in Chernoff Hall Room 117 on Tuesday, September 24th from 7-10pm.

The Global Refugee Crisis & Our Community's Role

A panel of Queen’s and Kingston community members will discuss the Global Refugee Crisis and our community’s role. The discussion will centre around:

  • The scope of the refugee crisis and some of the reasons for forced migration
  • What is (or isn’t) being done at the federal and local level to respond to the global refugee crisis
  • How refugees view the crisis and what agency they have (or don’t have) in influencing support initiatives

The event will take place on November 20th in the Mitchell Hall Rose Innovation Hub from 5:30 – 7:00pm.