Queen's 175th Anniversary

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Celebrating Queen's 175th Anniversary

Queen's Rhodes Scholars

1905-2016
Decade: 2010s
[Claire Gummo]

Rhodes Scholarships are considered the oldest and most prestigious international scholarships for outstanding scholars from any academic field of study. Funded by the estate of Cecil J. Rhodes (the Rhodes Trusts), the Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as "leaders for the world's future."

Rhodes Scholarships are tenable for postgraduate studies or a second bachelor's degree at Oxford University, for two years with the possible extension of a third year.

Eleven Canadian Rhodes Scholars are chosen each year from among those nominated by Canadian universities from across the country, including two scholarships in Ontario.

Claire Gummo (pictured above), a political studies and gender studies student, is the university’s 57th Rhodes Scholar. In her time at Queen's, she has played a leading role in making the Kingston and Queen’s communities better and safer. Since 2015, she has led a team of students in the delivery of a bystander intervention training program, to mobilize the university community to recognize and prevent sexual violence. She is a student representative on the provost's Implementation Team on Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence, as well as the associated working group, where she has assisted in the development of Queen’s sexual violence policy. Ms. Gummo is also a research assistant at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s and a gender consultant to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). At Oxford, her goal is to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Comparative Social Policy.

The 57 Queen's University Rhodes Scholars

2016 – Claire Gummo. Artsci'17
2010 – Nithum Thain, Sc'06
2009 – Raed Joundi, Meds'09
2006 – Michael Urban, Artsci''06
2002 – Susan Bartlett, Artsci'02, Sc'03
2000 – Nick Pacheco, Artsci’00
1999 – Robert McGill, Artsci’99
1998 – Samir Sinha, Artsci’98
1997 – Sarah Eddy, Artsci’97
1995 – Richard Zugic, Sc’95, and Darren Littlejohn, Artsci’96
1994 – Brett House, Artsci’94
1993 – Caroline Roberts, Arts’92
1992 – Emily Moore, Sc’92
1991 – Daniel Moore, Sc’91, and Edward Iacobucci, Artsci’91
1990 – Jennifer Howard, Sc’90
1988 – Drago (Charlie) Galunic, Sc’99, and Stephen Beke, Artsci’89
1987 – Paul Beke, Artsci’88
1985 – Liyanda Lekaleke (Botswana), Artsci’84
1984 – Steven J. Hankey (Bermuda), Artsci’84
1983 – Keith Collins, Artsci’83
1982 – Gregor Smith, Artsci’81
1978 – Banuta Rubess, Artsci’77
1977 – Jessie Sloan, Artsci’77
1976 – Douglas S. Hutchinson, Artsci’76, and Chesley Crosbie, Artsci’76
1968 – D. Bruce Amos, Sc’68
1966 – Keith J. M. Mercer, Law’69
1965 – Douglas McCalla, Arts’64
1963 – Harley S. Smyth, Arts’60, Meds’63
1958 – David M. Nowland, Sc’58
1956 – Anthony S. King, Arts’65
1954 – Ian A. Stewart, BA’53, MA’54
1948 – Neill Currie, BA’45, and E. Michael V. Howarth, BA’49
1947 – Frank G. Hooton, BA’46
1941 – Gordon (Gary) S. Bowell, BA’41 and Richard S. Rettie, BSc’41
1939 – George P. Grant, BA’39, LLD’76
1938 – George M. Brown, MD’38
1937 – J. Gordon Davoud, BA’37
1927 – Douglas A. Skelton, BA’27
1926 – Leroy F. Kendall-Leicester, BA’26
1923 – Alban D. Winspear, BA’23
1920 – Henry R. MacCallum, BA 1919
1918 – Kenneth E. Taylor, BA 1920
1915 – Ambrose A. Pooli, BA 1915, BSc 1922
1914 – Allan G. Cummings, MA 1914
1913 – Walter Dyde, MA 1911
1912 – Herbert Somerville Smith, MA 1912
1911 – Stanley Scott, BA 1916
1907 – Norman S. MacDonnell, BA 1909
1906 – A. M. Bothwell, MA 1905, and Arthur G. Cameron, BA 1906
1905 – James M. MacDonnell, MA 1905, LLD'41


The historical content of this site was curated by a committee of faculty and staff with submissions from the broader Queen’s community.
These moments are not intended to represent an exhaustive history of the university, but rather significant sign posts in its development.
Special thanks go to University Historian Duncan McDowall for his contributions.
Many thanks also to the people of Queen's University Archives for their support of this anniversary project.
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