Queen’s Grads Doing Cool Things

Lucas McLaughlin (Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2014) got to work behind-the-scenes of the Lady Gaga tour in Amsterdam in January 2018!

Last fall, we interviewed a dozen young Queen’s grads about their careers. Their answers really surprised us. Read about where a Queen’s degree can take you + their advice for current students!

Week 12 Events at Queen’s & downtown

December events

‘Tis the season to celebrate the end of classes! There’s lots to do in Kingston this weekend! Fundraisers, QDC dance recital, two a cappella concerts, film screenings, theatre & musicals, axe throwing, holiday shopping, and much more! Everything’s within a student’s budget!

November Concerts

We’ve rounded up a list of concerts coming to Kingston in the next 3 weeks – including jazz-funk fusion, rock & roll, up-and-coming musicians, pop-rock, hip hop & more! Get outside to one of these shows – you won’t regret it!

QE Guide to Kingston’s Best Patios

Best Patios in downtown Kingston, Ontario - Musiikki Cafe and Whiskey Bar, 73 Brock Street

This week is the perfect time to start exploring downtown Kingston’s many bars and restaurants. But how do you know which ones to go to? Where do you even start? Here’s a shortlist of places you’ve got to try when your friends are all, “Let’s go drink outside!”

QE Guide to Pools & Beaches in Kingston

tomlinson aqua park at the kingston memorial centre

When you can’t take the heat, it’s high time to find a nearby swimming pool – and luckily, the City of Kingston has many pools and beaches for your enjoyment! Mark your calendars for a pool party or a beach day with friends! It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful Kingston summers!

Meet the QE Team: Glafki, Thor, Christina

Ever wondered who’s behind This week, we’re featuring 3 of our Brand Ambassadors – Glafki Collaku, Thorolf van Walsum, and Christina Zheng! Keep reading to learn more about them, their favourite events, and which events they’re most looking forward to this week!

Meet Our Team

In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing profiles of our core team members, so you can get to know them better!

Get Active: Sign-Up for Cross Country Ski Lessons

Ontario Trails Council Cross Country Skiing

Get fit this winter in Kingston and explore nature! Pre-register today for cross-country ski lessons at the Little Cataraqui Creek Outdoor Centre on Saturdays from January 6 to February 24, weather permitting. Cost is $20 per person (including tax).

Top 10: Best Study Breaks this Weekend

TOP 10 STUDY BREAK IDEAS THIS WEEKEND AT QUEEN'S University in Kingston, Ontario

Have you been taking shelter from the storm in Douglas, staying up all night, or getting frustrated with your brain? We feel you! That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of the BEST Study Break ideas this weekend, for when you need a break and a breath of fresh air! Keep reading…

QE Guide to Queen’s Intramurals

Queen's Intramurals

Intramurals are a great way to stay active, meet new friends, and try something new during your time at Queen’s! You can sign up as a Team or as a Free Agent in: Basketball, Dodgeball, Innertube Waterpolo, Touch Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Outdoor Soccer, Ice Hockey and residence leagues. Find out everything you need to know about signing up for intramural sports at Queen’s!

50+ Events in Kingston: Aug. 30-Sept 4

Some people might think of this week as “the last week of summer.” We choose not to think of it that way – since September is basically summer camp with extremely attractive people (aka Queen’s Orientation Week). Instead, use the extended daylight hours to make the most of your “summer vaycay” before getting back to your love affair with Joey Stauff, and check out one of the incredible events this week in K-town!

Top 5 Events in Kingston: Aug 17-20, 2017

Summer is quickly coming to a close. Thankfully, there’s still tons of awesome events coming up this weekend to help you extend your summer vacation! This includes Sunday’s Back 2 the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival – something we’ve been looking forward to all summer!

Grand Theatre Tickets on-sale this Monday!

go onstage

All Tickets go on sale Noon on Mon. Aug. 21, 2017 at Noon! Bruce Cockburn – Graham Nash – Gordon Lightfoot – The Nutcracker – Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo – Gord Bamford – Louie Anderson – Tom Cochran – Pinocchio – Rosanne Cash – Just for Laughs and […]

40+ Kingston Events This Weekend: Aug 11-13, 2017

There are 43 EVENTS in Kingston this weekend, including the Sheepdog Trials, the Wolfe Island Music Festival, a Parkour training series, the Kick & Push Festival, the SESQUI Cinematic Dome tour, Ladies Night at The Plaza, the Observatory Open House, and so much more! Visit our August Events Calendar to see everything that’s on this weekend!

What to Do This Weekend: July 13-16, 2017

Weather’s not looking too bad for this weekend – highs of 26 on Saturday and 24 on Sunday with lots of sun. Friday there’s going to be some rain, but all the more reason to check out a museum, art gallery, or local coffeeshop! Here’s a look at what’s on in Kingston this weekend.

Six Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Kingston: June 24-25, 2017

Sometimes it’s nice to chill out and enjoy your weekend off without too much action. This week’s round-up of events is focused on fun things you can do that will get you out of the house and soaking up the summer sun! Featuring outdoor live music on a patio, a festival in a park, yoga by the lake, stargazing, and more. Read on for what’s on this weekend: June 24-25, 2017 in Kingston!

Kingston Pride Week Events

A list of some of the events for Kingston Pride Week 2017! For our LGBTQ community in Kingston, June is one of the best times of the year! It’s a time to be open, a time to celebrate with friends and a time to show your PRIDE for being who you are!

42+ Events This Week in Kingston: June 12-18

This week you’ll find: Yoga retreats, Pride Week, Soundgarden Tribute, Book Signings, Gem Storm, DIY workshops, the Art in Bloom Gala, free Flutissimo concert, an Innovation Accelerator Info Session, a Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Cast Auditions for a Murder Mystery, First Capital Day, a play, Karaoke, and trivia, too!

Movies in the Square Kingston: 2017 Line-up + Trailers

Movies in the Square is BACK! Free movies every Thursday night at dusk, starting June 22 with The LEGO Batman Movie! Bring your own chairs and blankets – it can get chilly! Movies begin at dusk ~9pm in June, ~8:30pm in July, ~8:15pm in August and ~8pm in September.

Audition for Cantabile Choirs!

During the months of April and May, Cantabile will be auditioning potential choristers for the 2017/18 season. There will be positions available in all three children’s choirs (ages 6 to 13), the teen choirs (14 through to the end of highschool), and the men’s and women’s choruses.

NEW Exhibit at Studio 22 Open Gallery in Kingston opens Tuesday, May 30, 2017!

Leftover copper from a refrigeration manufacturing plant near Kingston and plaster lath salvaged from old homes provide inspiration for local artist Jane Derby. By using a variety of techniques to creatively repurpose discarded materials, Derby opens up the possibility of rethinking our relationship to trash and poses the question, What is beautiful?

MAY 20: Queen’s 175 Anniversary event in Hong Kong

In honour of Queen’s 175th anniversary, the university and the Hong Kong Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association are hosting a unique evening of extraordinary Queen’s connections in Hong Kong on Saturday, May 20.

28+ Events This Week in Kingston!

Discover arts, academics and social events at Queen’s University and downtown Kingston! This week features free public lectures, free beer samplings, live music for every taste – ska, punk, country, rock, symphony… a live staged reading of “The Princess Bride,” a chance to win $1000, a multi-faith discussion, a play about Down Syndrome, a young professionals networking night, a city council meeting, a female entrepreneurship showcase, an antiques appraisal, a vinyl records show and so much more!

Exhibits closing MAY 13: Experience Studio 22 Open Gallery

Add some culture to your next date night, and explore two limited-time exhibitions at Studio 22 Open Gallery in the heart of downtown Kingston… Very few artists are ever bestowed with diplomatic honours, the keys to the city, or even credited with representing the soul of a place. Robert Blenderman, however, is one of those rare artists. “In my paintings I try to capture the essence of Kingston’s urban uniqueness and Canada’s abundant natural beauty.”

Who’s Hiring? Spring 2017’s Guide to Getting Involved at Queen’s 2017-2018 is your one-stop-shop for information about all upcoming executive and general team member hiring periods from across campus, across all faculties! New opportunities are added daily! Check back regularly to find and apply to your dream position!

Easter Seals Paper Eggs Campaign kicks off March 24-April 16

Purchase a paper egg for $2 to support kids in Ontario with physical disabilities! Easter Seals is honoured to have the support of retailers including Sobeys (Freshco and Foodland), Booster Juice, Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger, Home Hardware, and more.

What to do This Week in Kingston: Week #9

There are 70+ events between now and Sunday, including: 50 events open to all ages, 3 days of Beavertails on-campus, 2 theatre productions, 16 concerts, 3 film screenings, 4 public lectures, free yoga, the Kingston Symphony Vinyl Records Sale and a Big Breakfast Buffet on St. Patrick’s Day Friday!

What to do This Week in Kingston: Week #7

Welcome back to Kingston! There are 99 events coming up this week, including Kingston Canadian Film Festival, MOTHER MOTHER, live music every night, and free public lectures at the university. Here’s a list of’s top picks for the week of Feb. 27 to Mar. 5!

Join a Recreation Club at Queen’s

Do you love archery, martial arts, gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, or climbing? At Queen’s, there a recreational club for each of those activities, and many more! Meet other people who share similar interests, or try something completely new – many clubs are open to beginners!

Where to Buy Queen’s Merchandise

Find out where to buy Queen's University official merchandise! Shop and compare prices on your favourite gear for the start of the new school year!

Find out where to buy official Queen’s University merchandise! Shop online and in-store for your favourite gear, or stock up on essentials for the start of the new school year! Includes where to buy rugby sweaters, toques, hoodies, backpacks, sweatpants, travel mugs, onesies, and more!

QE Guide to SMY

Sunday Morning Yoga in Battery Park - Kingston Summer Activities

Every Sunday, lululemon athletica hosts a complimentary yoga class from 9:30am-10:30am. It’s known locally as SMY, for Sunday Morning Yoga. In the summer, it takes place outside in Battery Park along the Lake Ontario waterfront. As it gets cooler, the class moves indoors. It’s free to attend – so bring your own yoga mat.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park is comprised of many different music series throughout downtown Kingston! We invite you to enjoy over 50 concerts with us this summer! The program runs from […]

Who’s Hiring? Fall 2015

To ease your anxiety towards missing out, we’ve created a list of all the upcoming HIRING deadlines for clubs at Queen’s University – 2015/2016.

Summer Wine Tour

Join County Sips on a Tour of Prince Edward County Wineries visiting;
Sandbanks Estate Winery, Rosehall Run Vineyards, Stanners Vineyard, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery and Three Dog Winery

[RESOURCES] Study Skills Coaching @ Stauffer

Looking for a quick, drop-in, one-stop-shop for study skills questions? Look no farther! Student-led Study Skills Coaching is free, drop-ins only, and available during evening hours! Where? Stauffer Library, rm. […]

[Community] February Video Art Month

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! This February, we’re showing video art in the Artel’s gallery, featuring four emerging video artists. Gallery hours will be a space for discussion about that week’s video and an opportunity for local video artists to meet for future collaborations and projects. Deadline for Submissions is January 10th. Artists from anywhere can apply, but preference will be given to Kingston artists. Please submit only one video per artist.

[Community] Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Are you a photographer? Aspiring filmmaker? Do you write poetry or prose? Are you a fine artist? The Undergraduate Review is looking for creative submissions for our 28th volume. Deadline is February 1st.

[Community] AIESEC Queen’s Volunteer Opportunity

A student run non-profit organization that facilitates global exchange opportunities is recruiting! If you’re interested in developing leadership skills in sales, finance, Human Resources or Marketing, apply to be part of AIESEC and become a member of an international organization!

[Community] Female student leaders lacking

In 1884, Queen’s became the first university west of the Maritimes — and ahead of much of the world — to have female graduates. Today, more than 55 per cent of the Queen’s undergraduate student body is female, and Senate enrolment reports tell us that each incoming class sees a higher composition of female students than the one before. I strongly believe the amount of student ownership and meaningful opportunities at Queen’s are second to none. Yet 130 years after women first came to Queen’s, we’ve yet to attain gender parity in leadership positions outside the classroom.