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@Queen's: Your Alumni Newsletter

July 2013

Stories at Queen's This Month

Call for Nominations for Chancellor

Dr. David Dodge’s second three-year term as the 13th Chancellor of Queen’s University will end on June 30, 2014, and he has indicated that he does not wish to serve a third term.  The Chancellor presides and confers degrees at convocations, chairs meetings of the University Council, is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, and acts as an ambassador for Queen’s in many capacities.

A websitehas been established to provide a forum for receipt of nominations and supporting information.

The Advisory Committee welcomes nominations from all members of the university community.  Nominations should include a brief biographical sketch and the reason for the nomination. Please submit nominations to Lon Knox, University Secretariat, Suite 153 Richardson Hall, Queen’s University Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6 or by email to no later than August 16, 2013.

John Smol Named an Officer of the Order of Canada

Award-winning professor and scientist John Smol has just added another accolade to his list of honours: Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Smol is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on long-term changes to lakes and rivers, and has made profound contributions to identifying environmental change due to human and natural forces. Learn more

Report of Contributions goes Online

The Report of Contributions is going online this year. Queen’s donors should watch their email inbox in August for a link to the online, searchable version.


Share your Homecoming Photos and Memories

In preparation for Homecoming 2013, Queen’s University Heritage is looking for your Homecoming pictures to include in our exhibit for first-year Arts and Science students! Relive all of the fun, excitement, and energy of your Homecoming by sharing your memories. Photos can be sent to or through our Facebook or Twitter pages. Queens's University Heritage is a new event within the Arts and Science Orientation week open to the public. It will display a collection of Queen's memorabilia and celebrate the diverse history of our university.

Heritage will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday September 5th in Grant Hall. Hope to see you there!

Homecoming Updates

Warm summer days have finally arrived in Kingston, and plans for Homecoming are heating up as well! With events being planned and coordinated not only by the Reunions Team in Alumni Relations, but by student groups, staff and faculty members from all different areas of Queen’s, Kingston community organizations, and alumni volunteers from all over the globe, Homecoming 2013 promises to deliver not just one, but two incredible celebrations this October.

Full events listings for the weekends of October 4-6 and October 18-20 are available on the Homecoming website – check in often, as details are updated continuously as they are received from our planning partners.

Alumni who have registered for their Homecoming Weekend receive a monthly Update e-Newsletter to keep them current on the latest news and events. If you’re not receiving it yet but would like to be added to our contact list, please send your name and contact information to Past issues of the e-Newsletter can also be found on the Homecoming website for easy reference!

More than 600 people have already registered for their Homecoming activities.  Alumni celebrating a milestone anniversary year with their class, team or group are invited to join them! We want to welcome YOU home this year!


Diploma Frames

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Whether you graduated from Queen’s last month or a few years ago, it’s not too late to display your diploma with pride.

Use promo code QWEB when you buy  a frame online and save 10% off single frames and 15% off a package (diploma frame and a photo frame). This offer is valid through July 31, 2013.

Questions? Contact us at or call 1.800.267.7837 (toll-free in Canada and the U.S.) Proceeds from our frame sales support Queen’s alumni initiatives, on campus and around the world.

Initiative Campaign

Breaking the Silence - The Bell Lecture on Mental Health and Anti-Stigma

This event, held in June, aimed to raise awareness about mental health and helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and was very well attended and received much acclaim.

With Master of Ceremonies Michael Landsberg, host of TSN’s ‘Off the Record', and speakers Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair and James FitzGerald, award-winning author, the event was made possible by Bell’s gift to the Initiative Campaign.

Learn more about the Initiative Campaign.

Your Alumni Network

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Queen's Alumni Travel

This time next year you could be roaming through Beaune, the wine capital of Burgendy;  exploring BC’s beautiful Khutzeymateen Inlet; or cruising through Iceland to Greenland and the Arctic Circle.

 May 27- June 6, 2014 Barging through Burgundy

June 17-23, 2014 North Coast/Khutzeymateen Inlet

August 2-14, 2014. Arctic Circle - Iceland to Greenland


Event Spotlight


Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award - The Vancouver Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association has selected   Carman J. Overholt, Law’84, as the 2013 recipient of the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award. Carman is a leading practitioner in employment and labour law and an exceptional representative of Queen's in the community.  Carman will receive his award at an event on September 25. Registration for this event will be open in August.  Learn more about this award….

Alumni Affinity Partner


Queen’s University mbna rewards MasterCard® credit card

Getting the rewards you want has never been easier. With the Queen’s University mbna rewards MasterCard® credit card, the choice is yours — cash, gift cards, merchandise, travel and more. Best of all, with every eligible purchase you make, a contribution is made to Queen’s University to support student and alumni initiatives, including this fall’s return of Homecoming, and GradBash for the Class of 2013.

Learn more about the Queen’s University mbna rewards MasterCard® credit card:

Upcoming Alumni Events


July 26 – BISC 20th anniversary reunion

July 27 – Washington, DC Branch. Queen’s alumni at the Nationals baseball game

August 13 – Toronto Branch. Shakespeare in the park

September 10 – Ajax. Paul Stothart men’s hockey alumni golf tournament

To learn about Queen’s alumni events happening in your community, visit








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