Queen’s University

Queen’s University, generally referred to simply as Queen’s, is a coeducational, non-sectarian, research intensive, public university located in Kingston,Ontario, Canada. In national and international rankings, Queen’s has consistently maintained its status as one of the top universities in Canada.

Queen’s University was modelled on the democratic mores of the older Scottish universities. Queen’s was founded on October 16, 1841, when its first principal, Thomas Liddell, arrived in Kingston from Scotland carrying the Royal Charter of Queen Victoria, which established Queen’s College as an educational institution. Originally affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Canada, in connection with the Church of Scotland (see the Presbyterian Church in Canada as it was called after 1875), it was established to instruct youth in various branches of sciences and literature.

Queen’s University from the air 1919

Ontari Hall

Douglas Library at Dusk

Stauffer Library

The back of Douglas Library

The Campus Bookstore

Queen’s International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle

Boterell Hall and the arboretum

Theological Hall

Grant Hall Clock Tower

Grant Hall

Flag of Queen’s University