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@Queen's: Your Alumni Newsletter

April 2013

Top Stories

Principal Woolf reappointed for second term

The Board of Trustees has reappointed Daniel Woolf for a second term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor following the conclusion of his current term next year. The term of reappointment will be effective July 1, 2014 and will conclude on June 30, 2019. Read more.

Director of performing arts centre named

Jerry Doiron has been appointed as the director of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA), effective June 17. Mr. Doiron comes to Queen’s from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s acclaimed Shaw Festival, where he serves as the planning director.  Read more

Four law alumni among Canada's 'Rising Stars'

Queen’s graduates Frédéric Cotnoir (Law’99), Paul Guy (Law’03), Leanne Krawcuk (Law’97), and Justin Mooney (Law’02) have been named by Lexpert magazine to its prestigious list of Canada’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Read more.


Be the first to welcome the graduating Class of 2013

With Spring Convocation fast approaching, we are seeking Queen’s alumni to volunteer as the official alumni representative at each convocation ceremony. In this role you will be part of the Chancellor’s procession, present scripted welcoming remarks on behalf of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, and hand a “Queen’s alumni” pin to graduates as they come off stage.

The ceremonies start May 23 and run through June 14.The University Registrar's office website has a timetable of all ceremonies. Not all ceremonies have openings for alumni volunteers: if you are interested in volunteering or require more information, please contact Julie Heagle in Alumni Relations by Monday, April 8.

Alumni Affinity Partner

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Initiative Campaign Update

The Initiative Campaign – a $500 million fundraising campaign – is about investing in the people of Queen's who, like the generations before them, will not waver in their pursuit of excellence. In this video, Principal Woolf talks about the Initiative Campaign and its importance to the university's future.

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Homecoming Event Spotlight:
Tricolour Guard Dinner

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Alumni who are marking milestone reunions of 50 years or more since they graduated from Queen's are part of an honoured group known as the Tricolour Guard.

During October 18 - 20 we will pay tribute and celebrate these remarkable alumni. The signature event of the weekend is the much-anticipated Tricolour Guard Dinner on Saturday, October 19. This formal evening features a sumptuous dinner, beautiful décor transforming the historic Ban Righ dining room, warm welcomes from Principal Woolf and other leaders in the Queen's and Kingston community, memorabilia from the era and of course, many opportunities to share stories and memories, and celebrate relationships that have lasted over half a century.

This and other exciting events are being confirmed for October 2013 Homecoming Weekends. Visit the website for full details or email us at

Watch for Homecoming 2013 registration to go live April 10th at 

"Queen's Heritage":
Part of ArtSci Orientation Week

Arts and Science Orientation Week will have a new component this fall: "Queen's University Heritage." Heritage will take the form of an interactive exhibition displaying the diverse and amazing history of Queen's. This month, ASUS is focusing on clubs at Queen's!


If you have any pictures, memorabilia, or interesting stories from your extra-curricular involvement at Queen's, please contact Your Queen's stories and photos will be shared with 1st year Arts and Science students at Orientation Week in September.

For more info, check out the Queen's Heritage Facebook page.

Alumni Event Spotlight

West Wind: the Vision of Tom Thomson


The Kingston Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, in collaboration with Queen’s MiniU, is pleased to announce that Peter Raymont, Arts’72, will be screening his film West Wind: the Vision of Tom Thomson at Queen's. Watch the film with Peter, and join him in a discussion about Thomson’s life, art, and mysterious death.

Registration will open April 12. For more information, visit our website, e-mail miniu@queensu.caor call 1.800.267.7837.  

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Watch for more Queen's MiniU events coming this year: in Kingston, in your community, or online!

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Alumni Travel

Great Bear Rainforest
by Bluewater Adventures

Aug. 29 – Sept. 5 or Sept. 30 – Oct. 7.

Cruise the remote central Coast of British Columbia into the Great Bear Rainforest. Explore the last remaining temperate rainforest on the Pacific Coast aboard a 70’ yacht and see a wilderness accessible only by sea. Let the knowledgeable crew and naturalist guide you on this learning journey along the famed Inside Passage and into the realm of the “Great Bear”. 15 guests maximum on each trip.To learn more, visit our website, email travel@queensu.caor call 1.800.267.7837.



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For general inquiries about Office of Advancement events and programs, please call our Contact Centre at 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada or the US), or 613-533-2060.