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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Class of 1983

Class Representatives

Glynis Carling (RC)
Rick Brook
David Rivington

Contact Information


Class Reunion Plans: October 18 to 20, 2013

Can you believe it? 30 years?

August 5th, 2013

As the summer is already half over(!), it’s time to finalize events for our 30th reunion. There are a few things you need to do to participate:

  1.  Register for the weekend with Queen’s and buy your football tickets! at
  2. Sign up and prepay for Class and Year Events!
  3. Do you have photos from our days at Queen’s? From Homecoming or get-togethers? Or perhaps of you & your Queen’s student-offspring? Maybe at an Iron Ring celebration? Please email any of these to for use in a slide-show on Saturday night.
  4. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a contribution to the Class Gift at
  5. Help spread the news! Sign up for the Science ’83 Facebook group. Forward this email to other classmates and encourage them to register.
  6. Book your travel and a place to stay…
  7. If you have questions, would like to help or have comments or suggestions, contact


(a) Decide what events you want to attend and let us know by completing this registration form .

(b) Pay in advance using OPTION 1 or OPTION 2. (If neither of these options works in your situation (e.g. you don’t have a Canadian bank account), get in touch and we’ll figure something out.)

OPTION 1: Interac e-Transfer with payment through email. You can do this if you have online banking. Follow your bank’s instructions to send your payment to Your bank might charge you to use this service (for example, my bank charges $1.50 per payment sent). You’ll need to create a security question and you’ll have to let me know how to respond, via a separate email to

OPTION 2: Mail a cheque to Science ’83 Homecoming c/o Glynis Carling, 652 Willow Brook Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 1N8

Homecoming Weekend Plans
    The block booking at the Four Points Sheraton is full, but you can check for other options in Kingston. Please see the following link for other hotels and accommodation.

Date and

Planning Times

Event Details Cost and Notes
Oct 18-20


Homecoming Package

A summary of what's happening where and when,

plus a Science'83 branded surprise item so that we

can recognize each other more easily. This cost also

covers some overhead costs and any excess will be

donated to the Science'83 Class Gift.

Prepay $10

(per Science'83


Not required for


Friday, Oct 18

6 PM - 1 AM

Pub Night

Kingston Yacht Club,

1 Maitland St.

Cocktail/bar food with cash bar. Opportunity to

catch up in an informal atmosphere. Lively, but

not too loud!

Prepay $35

(per attendee)


Casual dress (maybe

a gold leather jacket)




Saturday, Oct 19

6 PM - Midnight

Class Dinner

Memorial Hall

City Hall

216 Ontario St.

Close to downtown hotels. Delicious and ample

food (by the highly-regarded Kingston caterer,

Clark Day) arranged at a variety of food stations or

served to you as you visit with as many classmates

as possible. Music from "back in the day" with

memorabilia to match. We're expecting to be able to

present the Class donationto the Dean of Applied


Prepay $80

(per attendee)


Elegant food; casual



Cash bar with a

great selection of

wine, beer, scotch,


Saturday, Oct 19

9 PM - ??

All '83 Party at


The opportunity to mingle with '83s from other

faculties. This is a fundraiser for mental health

and will be starting late enough so that you can

go to the Science'83 Dinner and then to the All

'83 Party. Live entertainment with Ottawa's "The

20th Century Boys".


TO RESERVE: Email to

reserve tickets, as the event is expected to sell out

Pay at the door;

Minimum $10

donation per



(Payment is not

included in the pre-

payment options

for Science'83 events)




Sunday, Oct 20

10 AM - 1 PM

Class Brunch

Four Points Sheraton

A mixture of breakfast and lunch dishes and a

chance to chat before dispersing for another

five years.

Prepay $30

(per attendee)


Casual dress




The entire schedule of events hosted by the University can be found online by clicking here:

We will be sending more information over the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing you in October.

Kind regards,

Science '83 permanent executive
and on behalf of : Bruce Farrand and David Rivington
If you didn’t receive this notice directly via email, add your email address to the class list by contacting




Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Events


Meet the Dean!





10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science - Meet the Dean and Current Engineering Students

The TeaRoom in Beamish-Munro Hall (Corner of Union Street and Division Street)

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science Dean Kimberly Woodhouse invites Engineering & Applied Science alumni and their guests to drop by the TeaRoom for a pre-game social. Refreshments and light fare served. Meet current engineering students showcasing their club/team initiatives and pick up your noisemakers for the game!


Open Houses





9:00 am - 11:00 am

Chemical Engineering Open House

2nd Floor Lounge, Dupuis Hall (19 Division Street)

Department of Chemical Engineering Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Civil Engineering Open House

2nd Floor, Ellis Hall (58 University Avenue)

Department of Civil Engineering Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Electrical & Computer Engineering Open House

Main Foyer, Walter Light Hall (19 Union Street)

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Engineering Physics Open House

Foyer, Stirling Hall (64 Bader Lane)

Department of Engineering Physics Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Integrated Learning Centre Open House

Beamish Munro Hall (45 Union Street, at Division Street)

Integrated Learning Centre Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mechanical & Materials Engineering Open House

McLaughlin Hall (130 Stuart Street) & Nicol Hall (60 Union Street)

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mining Open House

3rd Floor Conference Room, Goodwin Hall (25 Union Street)

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Engineering Mathematics & Statistics Open House

Jeffrey Hall (48 University Avenue)

Department of Engineering Mathematics & Statistics Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering Open House

Reading Room, Bruce Wing of Miller Hall (13 Fifth Field Company Lane)

Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Engineering Chemistry Open House, BBQ, & Tours

Chernoff Hall, Main Entrance (90 Bader Lane)

Department of Engineering Chemistry Open House




Class Photo Gallery

We want you to share your class and reunion event photos. Please email your photos to us and we will post them to your class Flickr gallery.

Class Updates

Share with us what has been happening in your life since graduating from Queen's University.  Email your memories to us and we will post them to this site.

Class Giving

I wanted to give you some information on our plans for our class gift and to ask for your support.  We’d like to initiate a Science ’83 Class Gift to Queen’s Engineering in conjunction with our 30th reunion. At the same time, we’ve heard from classmates that they don’t want to reduce support of theMark Latham Memorial Fund, in honor of our friend.

There is a way that we can do both:  an anonymous class member has kindly offered to match gifts that we make towards the Science ’83 Class Gift with an equal donation into the Mark Latham Memorial Fund, up to at least $30,000.

So, please consider making a generous donation to the Science ’83 Class Gift to mark the milestone of our 30th reunion.  If you are in a position to do so, why not consider stepping forward with a matching pledge scheme or a donation challenge of your own?

Please make a donation before the end of September so that we can tally up the totals and present the donation at one of the events during Homecoming.

Give Now Button The Mark Latham Memorial Award: Established in memory of Mark Latham (B.Sc. 1983). Awarded to students in good academic standing entering the fourth year of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Candidates for this award will have made significant contributions to Queen's and community.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Deans Excellence Fund: Support of this fund allows the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to allocate resources to innovative initiatives, academic awards and various student teams, activities and Programs

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