Queen's convenes advisory committee on divestment

February 25, 2015

Queen's University Principal Daniel Woolf has created an Advisory Committee on Responsible Investing in response to a request from Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC), a student group advocating divestment from fossil fuel companies. "I realize that there are strongly held views on both sides of the divestment debate, and I have asked the advisory committee to consult broadly within the university community. The committee will also gather information from other universities that have considered divestment requests and will report back to me by June 30 with their recommendations on what action, if any, should be taken." The committee will comprise representatives from students, faculty, alumni, administration, University Council, and the board of trustees. The Queen's Statement on Responsible Investing stipulates that the Principal must strike an advisory committee when a request is made if it is accompanied by at least 200 signatures. Queen's News Release