Show your love for Queen's
Queen’s students are spearheading an initiative to bring all members of the Queen’s community together. The idea, which began as a Facebook page dubbed “Queen’s Loves U,” has evolved into a full day of events and activities taking place April 7.
“What Queen’s is known for is the fact that we have such a strong community atmosphere, and at the end of the year when things get challenging for students, access to that community can be challenged,” says third year Arts and Science student Kevin Imrie, who started the Facebook page. “There are a lot of people who put a lot of time into this community in the interest of helping each other, supporting each other, and making sure everyone knows about the resources that are available. This day gives us a chance to tell each other that we love each other.”
Planned activities include a mural that all members of the community can contribute to, and a large Oil Thigh. Everyone is encouraged to wear tams, tricolour, and other Queen’s clothing.
There will also be areas in Goodes Hall, the International Learning Centre, Stauffer Library, the Queen’s Centre and other locations where community members can write open letters that will be displayed in a public area during exams, then bound and turned into a book for the University Archives.
Mr. Imrie is delighted, but not surprised, that more than 2,600 people have already pledged to take part in the event.
“This is what Queen’s is all about,” he says. “It’s great that people are excited about it and taking the opportunity to come together in this way.”
For more information about specific activities and events, visit the Queen’s Loves U Facebook page. (Note: you must be logged into Facebook to access the page)