Stauffer@25 Thank Yous
As a new school year fast approaches, we would like to take the time to thank everyone who took part in the year-long Stauffer@25 celebrations.
This past year, Stauffer Library marked 25 years as an integral space on campus, dedicated to intellectual discovery, knowledge exchange, and creative exploration. Many events were planned over the course of the academic year, including a speaker series, collaborations with existing Queen’s programs such as The Page Lectures and Queen’s Reads, the creation of six additional Indigenous-named study rooms in other library locations, and a celebration of the opening of a new Indigenous Learning Space in Stauffer’s lower level, which was unfortunately put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A timeline of milestones during the past 25 years and information about Queen’s alumnus and library namesake, Joseph S. Stauffer, was also featured.
The Stauffer@25 Speaker Series explored Indigenous topics and themes, as well as the evolution of the library's knowledge environment in the context of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This speaker series featured Indigenous activist, journalist, and author Tanya Talaga, acclaimed journalist and alumnus Ali Velshi (Artsci’94, LLD’16), and alumnus David Sharpe (Law’95), a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga) and the chief executive officer of Bridging Finance Inc.
These events were made possible due to a generous gift of $500,000 from the Stauffer Foundation, which provided $10 million to support the construction of Stauffer Library, 25 years ago.
We thank everyone who made these events possible. As we move forward into another year, we hope to continue to be a part of many new milestones.