As your Rector, Mike Young wants to be a leader in the creation and of a Queen’s experience that is inclusive, supportive, and engaging both inside and outside of the classroom. Mike’s Rector campaign was filled with messages surrounding mental health, equity, and student autonomy – themes that will guide the initiatives and advocacy Mike will pursue over the next 2-3 years. His experience as the Chair, or ‘Head Teach’ of Con-Ed’s Faculty Orientation Week, provided him with a completely new perspective on what it means to be a support system and leader for your peers. Orientation Week, among various other experiences Mike has had since coming to Queen’s, have provided him with the best years of his life. His greatest wish is to do what he can to make sure more Queen’s students have this same positive experience.

Mike’s approach to the role is one that focuses on positive interactions. peer-to-peer support, and student-run programming. At the end of the day, Queen’s students are a part of a community that must remain unified. Mike’s vision for Queen’s is one that sees Queen’s students, whether they be undergraduate, professional, or graduate students, working in tandem with one another, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, etc. No matter what might be going on in your life, Mike is here to help out and to offer his unwavering, non-judgmental, confidential support. If you need someone to lend an ear, a shoulder, or to hug, please do not hesitate to drop by the office in the JDUC or to stop Mike on campus.

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