What your Donations have Achieved

Scholarships

In the past twelve months, the donations from the Queen’s community enabled us to award 100+ scholarships and bursaries, with a combined value of over $500,000. These generous gifts have supported 12 Indigenous Students at Queen’s in 2018.

This continues to make a significant contribution in keeping university accessible to our residents.

In 2018  the Master’s Discretionary Fund was used to cover scholarship support for students that could not otherwise attend Queen’s: six students received the Master’s Scholarship through 40% fees support.

Programs & Services

Deans’ Discretionary Fund

In 2018, the Dean’s Discretionary Fund supported areas of student life including MADS and Wellbeing initiatives.

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.

Music Fund

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.

Facilities

In the past twelve months, donations such as yours have contributed to projects including:

General Facilities

  • 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.