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Queen's joins community partners at Kingston advocacy day

[Kingston advocacy day]The Honourable Glen Murray (second from right), Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, joins Steven N. Liss (left), Vice-Principal (Research), Troy Sherman, AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner, and Isabelle Duchaine, AMS Academic Affairs Commissioner, at Kingston Day at Queen’s Park.

Queen's University joined Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen, members of City Council, representatives from St. Lawrence College, and the city's business community for the inaugural Kingston Day at Queen's Park. Launched by the Mayor's office in collaboration with Kingston and the Islands MPP John Gerretsen, this initiative aims to enhance Kingston's profile at the provincial legislature and promote its strengths and unique assets.

"Queen's is proud to join with our community partners to promote Kingston as a city that fosters innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and business development," said Principal Daniel Woolf. "I am very pleased that Kingston's post-secondary institutions can play a central role in showcasing our city's potential at Queen's Park."

Members of the Alma Mater Society council attended the event as part of the Queen's delegation to highlight student involvement in the Kingston community. "The AMS is very happy to take part in this new initiative," said Municipal Affairs Commissioner Troy Sherman. "Students play an active role in building a vibrant community and I am happy to join our partners to talk about that contribution."

More than 50 MPPs and dozens of legislature staff visited the day-long, trade show-style event.

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