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University Relations

Government and Institutional Relations

The Government and Institutional Relations (GIR) unit manages Queen’s University’s relationships with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and provides advice and support to senior administrators and the broader campus on matters related to government relations, public policy, and government advocacy. GIR is also responsible for campus and neighbourhood relations.

As well, the unit also manages the University’s relationships with external post-secondary advocacy organizations and is responsible for meeting Queen’s legislated reporting obligations under lobbying legislation.

Reporting to Vice-Principal University Relations, Michael Fraser, Government and Institutional Relations is part of a portfolio that also includes University Communications.

Contact the Government and Institutional Relations Team

The Government and Institutional Relations team is led by:

Michael Fraser
Vice-Principal University Relations

Location: Richardson Hall, Room 151
Telephone: 613-533-3126
Email: gir@queensu.ca

Mail to: Queen’s University
Richardson Hall, Room 151
74 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario  K7L 3N6

Government and Institutional Relations
Matthew Holmes Director, Government and Institutional Relations matthew.holmes@queensu.ca 613-914-7537
Craig Leroux Associate Director, Government and Institutional Relations craig.leroux@queensu.ca 613-533-6000 x79630
Mark Erdman Manager, Community Relations and Issues mark.erdman@queensu.ca 613-533-6000 x79173
Chris Moffatt Armes Research Analyst chris.armes@queensu.ca 613-533-6000 x77513
Gillian Shields Government Relations Coordinator gillian.shields@queensu.ca 613-533-6000 x75069

Queen’s Community Newsletter

The Queen’s Community Newsletter is emailed monthly and features a broad range of stories that demonstrate the strong connection between the university and the Kingston community, profiles of people who play key roles in our community outreach efforts, notices about upcoming events, and important campus updates.

Anyone interested in receiving the newsletter is welcome to email us at gir@queensu.ca to be included on our distribution list.