What your Donations have Achieved
In the past twelve months, the generous support from the Queen’s community has enabled us to award over $700,000 in scholarships and bursaries with over one third of our students receiving support in some form.
Queen’s values creating a diverse community and providing opportunities to students regardless of financial situation and our scholarship program is instrumental in helping keep the university and College experience accessible to a wide range of students.
Our Indigenous Scholarship Fund supported 15 Indigenous students in 2020, an area we continue to grow.
The support from our community have contributed to projects including:
- Restoring historic chairs and tables in Eakins Dining Hall
- Refurbishment of four bathrooms in Johnson wing
- Refurbishment of two student rooms in East wing
- Audio-visual upgrades in the JCR, Eakins foyer and the Stafford Room
- Replacement of the gym floor in the student Labs
- Installation of a new heating and cooling system in the Library
Featonby Library Support
- Purchase of over 200 text books and key resources covering the university curriculum
- Purchase of over 500 other resources covering areas such as study aids (eg anatomy flash cards), updating resources to remain contemporary (such as global politics and environmental topics) and career guidance material
- Installation of 2 large whiteboards (a request by science/biomedical students to aid with group study sessions)
- Purchase of a DE1-SOC FPGA Board (requested by Computer Science residents to test their electronic designs
- Refurbished the quiet study areas providing more seating and table space. All seats now have access to power and USB ports.
The College Chapel Fund
Donations support the work of the Chaplaincy including the restoration of the heritage College Organ.
Programs & Services
The Sugden Collection Heritage Fund
Donations to the Sugden Heritage Fund are used for conservation projects. We use it to (part) fund the conservation of rare books from the Sugden Heritage Collection. The books are selected from a prioritised conservation listing according to their rarity, value etc. This year we sent 10 books to conservators Duncan and Tine Rolley.
Donations support the work of the Director of Music with College students in all areas of music, from sheet music to performances.
Cam Brown Community Innovation Fund
The Inaugural winners of the Cam Brown Community Innovation Fund used their grant to fund Bird Boxes for a Beautiful City. The project seeks to provide urban bird populations with shelter, while engaging with school children around sustainability and also local artists in regards to the designs on the bird boxes. The announcement of the winning project was made at this year’s Fellows Dinner by Wyverns, Summer Merrie (1998) and Tom Hutchinson (2000), with Cameron’s family in attendance. Thanks to our generous donors, the fund grants $5,000 each year to an innovative student project that promotes either environmental sustainability, the lives of disadvantaged individuals or groups, or the building of community capability.
Please contact us if you have any questions about your donation or feel free to visit us at the Wyvern Centre for Advancement located at Queen’s College.