Our History


Queen's International Affairs Association (QIAA) was founded in 1987, and remains one of Queen's University's oldest and largest clubs on-campus. Find more information about QIAA here.

The Observer was established in 2003 as an initiative through Queen's International Affairs Association . 

The magazine began by publishing quarterly issues, in 2017 it expanded to include an online publications. The Observer's original name was 'The Queen's International Observer' (QIO). The name was shortened to 'The Observer' in 2016. 

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