An Archival Photo Exhibit From China : Canadians in China : Old Photographs from Sichuan 1892- 1952 will be in Kingston.
- August 9 – August 12, 2022.
- Tues. and Fri.10 am to 4 pm
- Wed. and Thurs. 10 am to 8 pm
- Opening ceremony is at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 9.
Place: Queens University, Douglas Library. 93 University Ave.,Kingston
This exhibit is a fascinating pictorial record of the courageous Canadians who, contributing to the medical and educational modernization of China left a lasting footprint and a long legacy of friendship. The exhibit is a gift from a group of Chinese historians and artists. The photos were collected from the descendants of the missionaries who helped create West China University in Chengdu. This modern university included the first Faculty of Dentistry in China, a Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacology, numerous teaching hospitals and liberal arts and science faculties.
The exhibit has been featured at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. and shown at the U of T, and in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.
Two Queens graduates, Dr. Omar Kilborn and Dr. G. Hartwell were instrumental in establishing the hospitals at the turn of the last century.
David Spooner’s parents, Roy and Kathleen Spooner were in Chengdu from 1931 to 1945 where Roy was Head of the Chemistry Department at the University. On return to Canada they resided in Kingston.
David Spooner member of Canadian School Alumni Assoc.