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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if you have further questions or concerns.

Who should attend Alumni Volunteer Summit?

Alumni Volunteer Summit is a two-day conference that brings together current and prospective Queen’s volunteers for professional development and networking. Whether you volunteer with a Queen's University Alumni Association Branch or Board of Directors, help to coordinate your class reunion, volunteer with your faculty or sit on University Council, this conference is for you. 

If you're new to volunteering, this annual event is an ideal way to meet and learn from other experienced volunteers and volunteer leaders. 

Why should I attend Alumni Volunteer Summit?

Attendees can expect to learn transferable skills that can be applied to their own work, both as volunteers and in their respective career fields. Attendees will also receive a certificate of completion.

There will be a focus at this year’s summit on volunteer recruitment and development, volunteer succession planning, and learning about the goals and priorities of Queen’s volunteer organizations. Featured speakers include Bhavana Varma of the Kingston United Way, Paul Juniper of the Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre, and Scott Carson, professor of strategy at the Queen’s School of Business. 

There is also an opportunity to network with other alumni and school administrators. 

Where will Alumni Volunteer Summit take place?

At the Donald Gordon Conference Centre  in Kingston, Ontario. Delegates will have the opportunity to book accommodation at the DGC for an additional fee when they register.

Is there a fee for Alumni Volunteer Summit? What does this include? 

The cost for this conference opportunity is $60 for both days which includes informative workshops and professional speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, lunches, breakfast, snacks, parking, shuttle service to campus, all-day coffee, registration material and all facility amenities. This price does NOT include accommodation. If delegates wish to stay at the Donald Gordon Centre, additional fees will apply.

Is the Donald Gordon Centre accessible? 

Yes, the centre is fully accessible. 

Where can I park? 

The Donald Gordon Centre includes parking for all residents and conference attendees. 

Is there a dress code for the weekend?

Dress for the conference portion of the weekend is business casual. If you plan to attend the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday evening, please be advised that this is a black-tie event. 

Am I eligible for a travel reimbursement? 

Voting members for Alumni Assembly (as defined in the QUAA Constitution & Bylaws, section 6.2.2) are eligible for travel reimbursement as outlined in the Travel Subsidy Policy for AVS. Please contact Nikki Remillard at with questions or for more information.

I noticed "Grad Bash" is listed as an optional activity on Friday afternoon. What is this, and how can I participate?

Grad Bash is an annual celebration for graduating students hosted by the Queen's University Alumni Association. The vision of GradBash 2014 is to successfully educate the graduating class about the power of their alumni network, demonstrating the benefits of being informed, involved, and ultimately invested alumni.  

Please stay tuned for updates on how you can get involved as an alumni representative. 

Where/How do I find out what restaurants, pubs, and services are open throughout the weekend?

Information on visiting the many campus services and dining facilities can be found at

How far of a walk is it to main campus from the Donald Gordon Centre? Will transportation be provided?

Depending on your pace, it will likely take between 15 - 20 minutes to walk from the DGC to main campus. Shuttle transportation to and from campus for AVS attendees on Friday afternoon will be provided by:  

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises 

I haven't been to campus in a while. Where is ____? 

Please visit to view and print an interactive copy of the main Queen's campus map.

What's new in Kingston? 

Within the last few years, Market Square has been completely redone, a new large-venue entertainment centre has been built (the K-Rock Centre), and Jack Astor’s opened at Brock and King Street featuring a rooftop patio.The S&R department store has been turned into commercial and retail space, with a Milestone’s restaurant, pet supply store, and Marble Slab Creamery on the ground floor. There are also many new stores and restaurants along Princess Street. 

Visit for the most up-to-date information and "happenings" in the Limestone City.

What is the number for a local taxi?

Modern: 613.546.2222

Amherst: 613.542.3333


Who should I contact for more information? 

Please contact Karen Zuliniak at or 1-800-267-7837.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000

For general inquiries about Office of Advancement events and programs, please call our Contact Centre at 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada or the US), or 613-533-2060.