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Queen's University

Queen's University

Photo by contributor David Burbridge - Posted September, 2009

Queen's University

Photo by Brian Bockus - Posted October, 2018

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the east side of University Avenue south of Union Street
between Ontario Hall and Grant Hall

Coordinates: N 44 13.569 W 76 29.683


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Plaque Text

Queen's University was the earliest degree-granting liberal arts college established in the United Province of Canada, holding its first classes in March of 1842. Established by the Presbyterian Church, it evolved into a national institution under George Munro Grant, who was principal from 1877 to 1902. By the 20th century Queen's had emerged as one of Canada's major universities with a reputation for scholarship and social purpose. Many of the nation's notable political figures and public servants have been Queen's graduates.

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The Royal Military College of Canada
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