I remember when the students were facing some challenges, he stood with us. With his vast wealth of experience in making quick decisions in a very hostile situation, which he demonstrated during the difficult time, we were able to overcome if not all, some of the difficulties. Thank you for making learning easier and enjoyable.
Throughout his stay in the school, he was an outstanding tutor, and committed to promoting excellence in the education sector. You are always tolerant and eager to help when we have things bothering our minds. Indeed, your exceptional qualities have inspired us in so many ways. This, we will all remember you for, and the sweet memories that we had together will remain in our hearts forever.
I am glad to say, our teacher leaving is a recipient of several awards both locally and internationally for his hard work and service to humanity. I remember that he led us to several competitions, where we won medals and trophies back to the school. Most of these awards you will find in the principal’s office. All these achievements and awards brought nothing but fame to the name of the school both home and abroad. Indeed, we are proud of your many achievements, and they have inspired us to always think big.
Thank you for teaching your subjects with a passion. Your own teaching skills, makes it easier and fun for every students to contribute actively thereby making your class an engaging class for all. Permit me to use this medium to ask for your forgiveness if we have hurt your feelings knowingly or unknowingly in the course of discharging your duties.
Sir, you have put in great efforts in instilling tolerance, kindness, patience onto us the future generations. You have worked tirelessly, now it is time to enjoy all that you have labored for all over the years. As you join the seniors of this great country, I pray for your good health. And may you find life after retirement a happy moment with lot of beautiful memories. I also pray that the knowledge and skills we have gained from you are used well in building a greater nation and a healthy place for all to live.
On behalf of the school, I wish you good luck and all the best for the rest of your life as you bow out after spending meritorious 35 years teaching what you know how to do best.
January 2015: Welcome to incoming international and exchange students
Welcome to Queen’s. It is wonderful to have you on campus. Thank you for choosing to join us in Kingston. I hope you will quickly make yourself at home here and enjoy your Canadian experience. As an immigrant to Canada myself, though one who has lived almost all his life here, I can attest it’s a wonderful country and you find yourself at one of its top universities. Make the most of your time here.
I remember my own days studying abroad when I was a graduate student. I am still grateful for the opportunity to have spent time living in another country, rather than merely passing through as a visitor. I not only learned a great deal about another culture, I also learned a lot about myself and about my abilities. Congratulations for choosing to push yourself in pursuit of that kind of experience. Get involved, try new things, and take mistakes in stride– they are part of the learning process, too.
At Queen’s, we pride ourselves on being a place where everyone is welcome, and everyone deserves to thrive. That said, it is normal to feel some nerves when facing the unfamiliar. Please know that there are many resources on campus that can offer support should you need it, including the Queen’s University International Centre. I hope you will take advantage of their many fine programs as you explore your new campus and city.
Whether your home is across an ocean or just a few hours drive away, and no matter how long you will be with us at Queen’s, please know that we are very glad to have you here.
With best wishes,
Principal and Vice-Chancellor