Queen’s is one of Canada’s leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose, and spirit.
The University was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841 - 26 years before Canadian confederation. Classes were first held in 1842. One of the earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, and the first to establish a student government, Queen’s has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country’s most notable political and cultural figures.
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