Initiative Campaign

Faculty of Education

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Originally founded in 1907, Queen’s Faculty of Education has graduated more than 23,000 teachers and education professionals who are now working around the world. Our mission is to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education through teaching, research, and professional collaboration.

We strive to contribute substantively and professionally, through teaching, research, and services. Your support enables the faculty to carry on its work with outreach centres, Arts and Learning Chair activities, and research endeavours.

Faculty of Education Goal: $3,000,000

Highlighted Priorities

UNESCO Chair for Arts and Learning - $2,500,000


Art can transform lives. Embedding art into learning has the capacity to spur social cohesion and peace. Queen’s became the home of the world’s first United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Arts and Learning. It was the first UNESCO chair in the field of arts and remains one of only two approved by the international body to date.

While the Chair’s original mandate was for two years (it has been renewed once), we would like to endow the position to ensure we can continue to work in partnership with UNESCO on the framework the current Chair has developed and to help transform children’s education around the world.

Teaching Excellence Fund - $1,000,000

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The Faculty of Education offers an undergraduate experience that includes concurrent or consecutive programs, and specialized programs of studies for Aboriginal teachers, artists in the community, outdoor and experiential education, and technological education.

We will create the Teaching Excellence Fund to ensure our diverse undergraduate community is well-served and enjoys the best educational experience possible.

Progress to Date

Faculty of Education