2015

Alumni, Patricia and Gordon Gray, Contribute to Nobel-Winning Research in Astrophysics

Walk into Gordon and Patricia Gray’s Toronto-area home and the first thing you’ll notice is the chair.

Frances Laverty, wife of Padre Laverty, passes away at age 103

Frances Laverty – a half of one of Queen’s most beloved couples – passed away on Tuesday at the age of 103.

Gaels Alumni Break Ground At Richardson Stadium Revitalization

The new stadium will help train athletes every day in the best environment possible, allowing us to take our competition to the next level

Greg Bryk, Artsci'94, 'Bitten' By The Acting Bug

Greg Bryk has made the switch from the gridiron to the stage having starred in more than 65 films and TV shows.

The Gift Is In The Giving Back

Each co-chair of Queen’s Campus Community Appeal has a distinctive reason for helping lead the university’s annual fundraising campaign.

Fellowship aims to advance understanding of religions

When it comes to “walking the talk” about volunteerism and philanthropy, Linda and Dr. Bruce Hutchinson have been up and running for years.

“Paying It Forward” With Mental Health Support Fund

Richi Tam, BCom’13, knows firsthand how it feels to be sinking in the uncharted depths of mental illness, and to resurface on a relatively safe and stable shore.

Rob Baker: Tragically Tricolour

In recognition of his contribution to Canada’s cultural life and his dedication and commitment to Kingston and Queen’s, Rob Baker, BFA’86, has been awarded the 2014 Padre Laverty Award from the Kin

Having An Impact For Generations To Come

For Terrie Easter Sheen and Martha Whitehead, two of the five co-chairs of this year’s Campus Community Appeal, giving back to Queen’s is a natural response to needs they see all around them.

Telling Canada's Stories

Jeffrey Simpson, BA’71, LLD’05, has been awarded the 2014 Agnes Benidickson Award from the Ottawa Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association.

Alumni Branches Are Giving Back This Holiday Season

Whether it is helping feed people in need or giving treats to stressed Queen’s students during exams, Queen’s alumni are giving back this holiday season.

Beloved Alumni, Alfred And Isabel Bader, Give A Masterpiece To Queen’s

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is poised to welcome Rembrandt's Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo.

Annual Appeal Helps Students Achieve Out-Of-This-World Dreams

William Phippen, Sc’15, is shooting for the moon.

New Charitable Donation Rules Are Here – Are You Ready?

By Margaret O'Sullivan, Artsci'78, Law'81, Principal, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers and Member of the

A Community United By Music, Social Change And Children

Sistema Kingston’s mission is to promote “positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence.” Queen's Faculty, Staff and Students support this program

Great Moments In Queen’s Philanthropic History

Donations to Queen’s have had a transformative impact on the university over the past 174 years.

Queen's Announces Divestment Decision

Queen’s has announced that the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees has decided not to divest the university’s pooled endowment fund and investment funds from fossil fuels.

Actress Goes From Queen's University To Queen Of England

Eight years after graduation Rachel Skarsten is playing the Queen of England on TV.

Homecoming 2015 A "Tremendous Success"

Bagpipes played, memories were shared, friendships were renewed and a few happy tears were shed as thousands of alumni came back to Queen’s

Q&A With Mary Ann Turcke, Sc'88, MBA'97

Mary Ann Turcke, Sc’88, MBA’97, is the President of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media.

Get To Know The Names Behind The Spring Branch Awards

It is time to nominate someone for one of the three spring QUAA Branch awards

There Is Still Time To Register For This Year's Homecoming Celebration!

Imagine being a part of a weekend-long celebration that includes thousands of guests of all ages and from all over the world

A New Vision for Richardson Stadium

Mr. Stu Lang has generously pledged $10 million toward the revitalization of Richardson Stadium.

Business Education Has A New Name

In recognition of the generous gift of $50 million from Queen’s alumnus Stephen Smith, the School has a new name – The Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business

Student Callers Take To The Phones

Queen's Telefundraising Services (QTS) is made up of a team of 45 dynamic Queen’s students who connect with alumni and parents from the heart of campus.

Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke, Sc’88, MBA’97, To Receive The Toronto Branch Award

Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke, Sc’88, MBA’97, is this year’s recipient of the Toronto Branch Award. 

Queen’s Releases Comprehensive International Plan

Queen’s has released its first Comprehensive International Plan, aimed at supporting the university’s international efforts from 2015 to 2019.

Homecoming Is A Time To Give Back For Arts’65

Peter Taylor feels a big milestone is the right time to make a big gift.

Business Students Gain Experience With Alumni Help

The Queen’s University Alternative Assets Fund (QUAAF) is giving MBAs and Masters of Finance students real-life work experience by letting them invest hundreds of thousands of dollars – thanks to a

Class Of 2010 Prepares For First Milestone Homecoming Reunion

Homecoming is less than two months away, and alumni from all over the world are preparing to come home to Queen’s for October 23-25.

Building A Home For Homecoming

Members of Bio’75 are celebrating their 40th Homecoming reunion by fundraising to build a little home at the Queen’s University Biology Station (QUBS).

Q&A With Johnson Award Recipient Michael Casey, Law’72

If there is a big event or major organization in Calgary, odds are Michael Casey has played a major role in it.

Queen’s To Receive Four Schulich Leader Scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarships, created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, is helping four bright students attend Queen’s University.

Homecoming Is A Time To Give Back For Arts’65

Peter Taylor feels a big milestone is the right time to make a big gift.

Taking Mooting To A New Level

Practice makes perfect, and for law students, mooting is practice.

Fine Art Students Receive Gift Of New Kiln

This fall, Queen's fine art program celebrates its 40th birthday – and it received an early birthday present.

New Visiting Artist Fund Boosts Film And Media

Film and media students are the beneficiaries of a long-term friendship between Leonard Schein, President, Festival Cinemas, and Susan Lord, Head, Department of Film and Media. Mr.

Student Rallies Others To Give Back To Queen’s

Topher Lamm spent plenty of time asking, so he figured he had better give. When he did, he made history.

Queen's Rowing Benefits From Parents’ Gift

Queen's rowers are among the toughest competitors on the Canadian university rowing circuit. Last year, the women's heavyweight eight team placed first in Ontario and second in Canada.

Student Entrepreneurs Market Lecture App To Profs

A new teaching tool designed and marketed by students from Queen’s and the University of Toronto is helping professors across Canada better match their lectures to student needs.

Flora MacDonald Remembered As A Canadian Political Pioneer

Flora MacDonald, LLD'81, who was well known in the Queen’s community, is being remembered as a Canadian political pioneer who was tirelessly dedicated to public service.

Creating inclusive communities

As globalization makes our world smaller, countries are confronted with new issues of inclusion and cultural difference, which demand new ways of envisioning national identity and understanding cit

Putting an end to bullying

Bullying can be high profile and horrifying, playing out in newspaper headlines, or it can be quiet and insidious, sometimes escaping notice.

Addressing the shortage of medical professionals in rural and Aboriginal communities

When Renee Pang, Meds’13, realized that medical students from rural backgrounds are far more likely to practice in a rural community, she saw an opportunity to address two issues in her field: secu

A Life Of Service

Philanthropist and business leader Brit Smith recently donated $10 million to Queen’s

MBA'16 Class Gift Contributed To By All

In the spring of 2015, the Class of MBA’16 embarked early on their Graduating Class Campaign. Led by Mr.

Changing the way people think about mental health

Many people with a mental illness will tell you that the hardest part is not the illness itself, but the stigma.

Nurturing A Supportive Community

Queen's is not just a place to learn, but a place to live, work and grow. Physical and mental wellness are interconnected and both are essential for academic and personal success for students.

“Paying It Forward” With Mental Health Support Fund

Richi Tam, BCom’13, knows firsthand how it feels to be sinking in the uncharted depths of mental illness, and to resurface on a relatively safe and stable shore.

Serving Those Who Serve Us

With more than 60,000 serving members in the Canadian Armed Forces, 20,000 members in the Primary Reserve Forces, and three-quarters of a million living veterans, the number of Canadians who have f

Building legacies: Queen’s leaders, alumni, discuss women as philanthropists

On a warm spring afternoon in Toronto recently, Queen’s welcomed 85 alumni to a Celebrating Women as Philanthropists event.

Five Alumni, One Professor Named To The Order Of Canada

In 1978, Queen’s quarterback Jim Rutka, Meds’81, led the Gaels to an undefeated season and a national championship. Now he leads a group of five alumni and one Queen’s professor who are among the 1

General Dynamics Canada: Bringing Our Troops All The Way Home

Ensuring that our troops make it all the way home from military missions – mentally as well as physically – is the goal of a precedent-setting gift to the Queen’s-based 

Building legacies: Queen’s leaders, alumni, discuss women as philanthropists

On a warm spring afternoon in Toronto recently, Queen’s welcomed 85 alumni to a Celebrating Women as Philanthropists event.

Breaking the Silence: Join the conversation on mental health and anti-stigma

The third annual Bell lecture on Mental Health and Anti-Stigma featured Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, with lived experience by Marthe Bernard from the TV

Cara Yin Wins People's Choice Award At National 3MT Competition

Explaining the complexities of brain surgery using lasers as neurosurgical tools

Q&A With Karen Flavelle, Com'79

Karen Flavelle receives the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award

Popular Calgary Branch Event Turns 25 Years Old

One of the oldest and most popular Calgary Branch alumni events is turning 25 this year.

Q&A With Padre Laverty Award Recipient David Pattenden

Alumnus David Pattenden (BA'67, MA'69, LLB'71, MEd'74, LLD'03) has a long list of degrees from Queen’s – five to be exact.

Jim Bennett Achievement Award Recipient Feels Overcoming Tragedy Can Help Make You Stronger

This year’s Jim Bennett Achievement Award recipient, Peng-Sang Cau, Com’94.

Q&A With Stirling Award Recipients Roger Casgrain And Colette Charest

Roger Casgrain, Com’80, and Colette Charest, Sc’82, still love Queen’s after graduating more than 30 years ago.

Recognising Aboriginal Role Models At Convocation

Every year, the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre presents graduating self-identified Aboriginal students with a special gift

Astronaut Dr. Andrew Feustel Lands At Queen’s For The QUAA Alumni Awards

NASA astronaut Dr. Andrew Feustel is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Queen’s University Alumni Association.

True Patriot Love: Helping To Make A Difference In Military Lives

By teaming up with the Government of Canada to support an exciting Queen’s-based research initiative, the private fundraising organization True Patriot Love Fo

Heather Stuart: Making A Difference With Mental Health

When Queen’s researcher Heather Stuart was appointed the inaugural Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Chair in February 2012, she had no idea how many people would reach out to her with thei

Serving Those Who Serve Us

With more than 60,000 serving members in the Canadian Armed Forces, 20,000 members in the Primary Reserve Forces, and three-quarters of a million living veterans, the number of Canadians who have f

Colin Robinson's Volunteerism Helped Inspire Career Path

Colin Robinson (Sc ‘14) discovered the value of integrating his interest in science with his passion for the humanities while earning an Environmental Science degree.

Donnelly To Receive Excellence In Teaching Award

Catherine Donnelly (Rehab’95, PhD’13) will be presented with the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Queen’s Un

Education Alumna Brenda Chapman's Newest Book Is Set At Queen's

Brenda Chapman, Ed'78, is responsible for the murder of a Queen's University graduate student.

Broadening perspectives and giving hope

Raised to understand the importance of giving back, Amma Bonsu’s education at Queen’s (Artsci’02, Artsci’03) further cemented her commitment to community and generosity.

Tackling Deteriorating Roads, Bridges And Buildings Made Possible Through Chair

Civil Engineering Professor Amir Fam calls his current research path at Queen’s “a dream come true.”

Four Alumni Named To Order Of Canada

Four Queen’s alumni – from the fields of medicine, politics and media – have been appointed to the Order of Canada.