2017

Investing in the Next Generation

“A master of the art of collaboration who convinced talented physicists and national and international agencies that a multi-million dollar science project two kilometers under the earth in a Sudbu

Black Law Students’ Association Hosts Toronto Alumni Event

Law students and graduates gather in Toronto to help foster inclusivity, guidance and support.

Calgary Alumni Branch Honours Evan Hazell, Sc’81

Investment banker and alumnus to receive the Johnson Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Calgary Branch.

Big Plans for a Small Class

When Charlotte Blinston, Cmp’12, began planning for her 5th reunion, she realized she was working with a blank slate.

University Council to Honour Six People With Distinguished Service Awards

“These six people have done tremendous work for the Queen’s community,” says Chancellor Jim Leech.

Four students at Queen’s receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Schulich Leader Scholarships were created by philanthropist Seymour Schulich to encourage high school graduates to embrace STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Young Alumni Events Set to Welcome Class of 2017

14 Alumni Branches around the world – including New York, Hong Kong, Sydney – to encourage new grads to learn about the Queen’s Global Alumni Network.  

Prestigious ‘Apple Math’ Program Celebrates 50 years at Homecoming

Apple Math, the beloved engineering program for students with a deep interest in both mathematics and engineering is hosting 50th anniversary events at this year’s homecoming.

Tricolour Guard to be honoured at Homecoming football game

“I don’t think there is any doubt that there is a special relationship between the Tricolour Guard and current students,” says Irving Dardick Meds’57 Reunion Coordinator.

Alumna Making Hong Kong Fashionable

Edith Law, Sc’96, wants more people wearing Hong Kong designers, not just clothes made in China.

Global Alumni guide Student Entrepreneurs

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And your business. 

New QSAA President to Help Students Make Successful Transition After Graduation

Max Garcia and a team of student volunteers prepare students for life after Queen’s.

Thirteen alumni – including members of The Tragically Hip – named to Order of Canada

Order of Canada appointments “are proof that Queen’s produces some of the nation’s top innovators and leaders.” 

Alumnus protects one of the world’s most valuable brands in China

Peter Chong, Law’90, enjoys the challenge of protecting Louis Vuitton from counterfeiters. 

Doing Justice to an Accomplished Alumnus

Honorary degree recipient, Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70, makes history in Hong Kong.

Breaking the Silence

Queen’s University and Bell Let’s Talk host fifth-annual mental health and anti-stigma event in Winnipeg.

Learning with Licorice

Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient John Allingham uses fun ways to engage students, including teaching with Twizzlers.

30 Years of Giving Religiously

More than 100 attend McGill-Queen’s University Press lecture to pay tribute to Father Jackman and the Jackman Foundation.

Benefactors and Government Propel Campus Landmark Transformation

Alumni support is enabling a massive construction project that is transforming a popular corner of the Queen’s Main Campus.

Making History in Hong Kong

For the first time, Queen’s confers an honorary degree outside of Canada as part of Queen's 175th-anniversary celebrations in Hong Kong.

Car Wars: How an Alumnus is Winning the Battle Against Traffic

Make It Home YGK founder Cristiano Vilela, Artsci’04, uses social media to help Kingston drivers avoid traffic.

Stirling Award Recipients Say It Is Fulfilling to Give Back to the Community

Gregory J. David, Com’89, and Neil G. Rossy, Artsci’92, are receiving the Stirling Award from the Montreal Alumni Branch on June 14.

Putting Queen’s at the Forefront of Student Mental Health

David Walker, Meds’71, feels “mental health is not one of those issues you want to have considered done. You can’t let up.”

Police Officer Walks the Beat and Writes the Tweets

Some police officers fight crime by patrolling the streets. Constable Steven Koopman, Artsci’98, patrolled the World Wide Web.

Alumni Tour Joins Vimy Ridge Centennial

In April, more than 45 alumni travellers, the largest tour group in the 35-year history of the Queen’s Alumni Educational Travel Program, joined the 100th-anniversary ceremonies of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

For Volunteer President of the QUAA, Planning Makes a Difference

Volunteer President of the QUAA, Sue Bates, Artsci’91, remembers her mother with a special gift to Queen's.

Hong Kong Branch Volunteer Is Not Your Average Crime Fighter

Edmond Chan, Artsci’97, examines suspicious bank transactions to identify criminal activities

Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection Acquires One of the Oldest Printed English-Language Books

One of the oldest English-language books in the world is now sitting on the shelves of the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection at Queen’s University.

Montreal Branch's Stirling Award To Go To Mental Health Advocates

Greg David, Com’89, and Neil Rossy, Artsci’92, are this year’s recipients of the Stirling Award, the highest honour given by the Montreal Alumni Branch.

Innovation is Changing the Student Learning Experience

L.A. and San Francisco alumni events to feature Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix talking about innovation in the classroom.

Three Alumni to be Honoured by Kingston Branch

David Walker is the recipient of the Padre Laverty Award, while Steven Koopman and Cristiano Vilela share the Jim Bennett Award.

Commerce Grad’s Work with Charities, Aboriginal Youth Honoured with Alumni Humanitarian Award

John MacIntyre, Com'78, to be honoured at QUAA Awards Gala on April 8.

Queen's Celebrates 175th in Hong Kong

Alumni, academic partners, students, and prospective students in the Asia-Pacific region are invited to a series of celebrations on May 20.

‘One of the World’s Best CEOs’ to Receive Queen’s Alumni Achievement Award

Retired RBC CEO Gord Nixon, Com'79, LLD'03, honoured for leading Initiative Campaign and years of service to the university.

Trio Cleaning Up at QUAA Awards Gala

CleanSlate UV founders Taylor Mann, Artsci'14, Scott Mason, Artsci'15, and Oleg Baranov, Sc'15, to receive One To Watch Award.

Queen's Leaders To Talk About Innovation at California Alumni Receptions

Alumni are invited to receptions in Los Angeles on April 19 and San Francisco on April 20.

Working for QSAA Has ‘Made Me Grow as a Leader’ says Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Anisha Jain, Artsci’17, will be honoured at QUAA Awards Gala on April 8.

Calgary Branch Honoured for Event That Helped Alumni During Economic Downturn

Branch to receive the Initiative of the Year Award at QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8.

Alumna Advances the Work of Women for Peace

Most people are not familiar with gender mainstreaming or the critical role it plays in international development work.

Five Distinguished Students to Receive Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

Induction into the Tricolour Society is one of the oldest and highest honours a student can receive from the university.

Former Queen’s Rector to Receive Outstanding Student Award from Alumni Association

Mike Young, Artsci’16, to be honoured at QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8 for his dedication to the Queen's community.

Embracing Change - The Theme of This Year’s Alumni Volunteer Summit

AVS gives prospective and current volunteers the opportunity to network and develop their leadership skills through lectures with some of Queen’s top experts.

Queen’s Parent Supports Interdisciplinary Water Research

When Ross Beaty says, “there’s no magic to water”, it would be easy to mistake his meaning. As an outspoken environmentalist and supporter of alternative energy, Mr.

Alumnus Says Anatomical Sciences Program Gave Him the Skills to Succeed

Joseph Sanfilippo, Artsci’12, MSc’14, feels the skills he learned while taking Anatomical Sciences at Queen's have helped him immensely in the subsequent steps of his career.

Toronto Branch President to be Honoured at QUAA Awards Gala

Theresa Wetzel, Artsci’07, is receiving the Rising Star Volunteer Award on April 8.

Students Gave Me Great Hope for the Future Says Alumni Mentorship Award Recipient

For 27 years, Alma Mater Society information officer Greg McKellar, Artsci’78, MA’84, went above and beyond his job by mentoring generations of AMS student executives.

Drama Grad Italia Ricci Enjoying Success on TV’s Designated Survivor

Actress Italia Ricci, Artsci’08, credits Kiefer Sutherland and strong supporting cast for popularity of new show.

Inspiring 21st Century Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Queen’s

Greg Bavington, Sc’85, will talk about innovation at Queen's at a New York City alumni reception on Feb. 22.

Uncovering the Stories of Black Heroes

 “People should take the opportunity of Black History Month to dig a little deeper and learn a new story,” says Stephanie Simpson, Artsci'95, Ed'97, MEd'11 and Director of the Queen’s Human Rights

Commerce Grad is the ‘Heart and Soul of the Queen’s Community in Montreal’

“She is the heart and soul of the Queen’s community in Montreal” is used a lot when talking about Monica Dingle, Com’02.

Love of Learning Inspires Toronto Branch Volunteer Award Recipient

Kathy Owen, Arts'67, is receiving the Herbert J. Hamilton Volunteer Service Award at the QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8.

Bell Let’s Talk and Queen’s renew partnership in Mental Health Research

Heather Stuart remembers the first time she spoke with Mary Deacon, chair of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, a national program dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada.

Speaking Out Against Stigma

For 20-plus years, Queen's researcher Dr. Heather Stuart has been inspiring conversation about mental illness.

Three Alumni Named to Order of Canada

Michael Ondaatje, MA’67, Michael Adams, Arts’69, and William “Mac” Evans, Sc’64, LLD’14, are among 100 people to be appointed to one of our country’s highest civilian honours.

Alumnus To Blast Off On His Longest Mission

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, PhD'95, to spend six months on the International Space Station.