Queen's Tamil Students' Association (QTSA)
What does your club do?: The Queen’s Tamil Student Association [QTSA] is the Queen’s campus cultural club that serves to enrich the lives of those wishing to embrace and take pride in the Tamil culture. Though the word “Tamil” means a language that is spoken in various provinces in India and Sri Lanka, this club is not exclusive to Tamil speaking individuals. QTSA is rather for any person who wants to experience cultural diversity, in particular the rich food, history, dress, and celebrations that the Tamil culture entertains. We strive to promote knowledge and understanding of the Tamil culture through a wide range of activities and events that allow members to feel they are part of a community. In addition to being a resource for appreciating the Tamil culture, QTSA also works to help integrate International students, scholars and visiting professors into the Canadian culture from a Tamil perspective. The QTSA executive members work together to cater to the wishes of the club members and to provide a positive space on campus in which the Tamil culture may continue to be appreciated and evolve in conjunction with Canadian culture.
Club contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Co-Chairs: Dawn David & Sinthu Sivanesan
Number of Members: 70-100
What makes your club unique?: The mandate of QTSA is to create a resource for the Queen’s and Kingston communities where people can learn about and appreciate the Tamil culture and heritage. QTSA holds social activities and events to engage students in the celebration of Tamil culture. QTSA has built a strong relationship with students at Queen’s to promote Tamil culture and help them experience the culture diversity.
By creating a welcome and open space to discuss, appreciate and celebrate the Tamil culture, QTSA ensures that anyone who associates with or enjoys the Tamil culture has a place to express it here at Queen’s.
Categories: Common Interest & Social; Religious & Cultural Identity