Queen's begins discussions on new model for alumni reunions

May 3, 2012

Queen's University and its alumni association have initiated conversations with campus and city partners to determine an alternative model for alumni reunions. "I am confident the current work we are undertaking will provide a positive opportunity for alumni, students, and the City to engage with the university and one another," says principal Daniel Woolf. "I know that alumni value the fall reunion experience. I also know that the Queen’s community shares my concerns regarding the safety of our students, alumni, and City residents, and also concerns about the reputation of Queen’s and the City." The institution will seek perspectives when students return in the fall for an alternative model for Queen's-sanctioned alumni reunions. In November 2010, Woolf announced the suspension of the university's fall Homecoming for another 3 years due to the continued occurrence of an illegal street party on Aberdeen Street. In 2008, then-principal Tom Williams suspended Homecoming due to the risks, associated with the Aberdeen Street event, to members of the Queen's and Kingston community. Queen's News Centre