2018

Building Teacher Networks Across Borders

A group of teacher-candidates travels to Africa in support of 1 Million Teachers, a startup created by a Queen's alumnus.

Alumni Association Honours its Best at Gala

11 awards handed out to some of Queen’s most dedicated and successful alumni.

The Perfect Fit

Celebrated alumnus Dennis Sharp, Sc'60, and Hélène Côté Sharp have donated $5-million to the newly named Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre in support of student mental health.

Giving Direction to Queen’s Indigenous Community

Director of Indigenous Initiatives Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Ed’99, to receive Alumni Mentorship Award from QUAA.

Indigenous Art Collection Grows with Generous Donation

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre has received a gift of Inuit prints and a bequest from Margaret McGowan, Artsci’78, and her husband.

The Path to NASA

Astronaut Dr. Andrew Feustel, PhD'95, DSc'16, will serve as Flight Engineer and later as Commander of the ISS. Learn more about his journey from Queen's University to NASA.  

Black Law Students’ Association Hosts Alumni Speed Mentoring Event

“We not only want to help current students succeed, but also want these students to know they have experienced alumni in their corner rooting them on,” says BSLA–Queen’s co-founder.

The Ewan Lecture Series: Accessible Astrophysics

Professor Emeritus Dr. George Ewan wants to ensure that particle astrophysics research is understandable to all and credits his late wife Maureen as his inspiration. 

Indigenous Studies Pioneer to be Honoured by Alumni Association

Marlene Brant Castellano, Arts’55, LLD’91, to receive the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honour bestowed by the QUAA.

Tragedy Leads to a National Movement

After losing his son Jack to suicide, Alumni Humanitarian Award recipient Eric Windeler, Com'82, LLD'15, focused his life on making a difference in youth mental health.

Queen's Innovators in Hong Kong: Alumni Spotlight

As Queen’s works to expand international partnerships and programs of innovation, members of the Hong Kong branch are forging their own path. Four alumni share their entrepreneurial stories and how Queen’s contributed to their success. 

New Graduate Goes from Queen's Senate to Canada's Senate

For four years, Jasmit De Saffel, Artsci’17, saw talented students – such as former rectors Mike Young, Artsci’16, and Nick Francis, Artsci’14 – cross the stage to receive the

Comedy Group Founder is Serious About Working with Volunteers

Peter Higgins of Queen’s Players Toronto says Alumni Volunteer Summit is great way to hone volunteer management skills.

Queen's Research and Queen's Students: A Winning Combination

Queen’s student, researcher are set to share the story of their stunning victory with Northern California alumni.

Rising Media Star Generating a lot of ‘Buzz’

BuzzFeed Canada editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Artsci’11, to receive One To Watch Award at the QUAA Awards Gala.

Six Students Inducted Into Tricolour Society

This year’s Tricolour Award recipients are among the “best of the best” students at Queen’s, says Rector Cam Yung, Artsci’17.

Life After ArtSci: One Faculty, Two Alumni Stories

Not all successful entrepreneurs are necessarily business grads. Scott Megginson, Artsci'89, and Sharon D'Acre, Artsci'96, took part in the inaugural Life After ArtSci Summit and shared just how their Arts and Science degree prepared them for successful careers in this Q&A.

UCARE Announces First Co-Chairs

Two alumnae have been selected as the first co-chairs for the University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (UCARE), which works to build an inclusive campus community and learning environment for students.  

Bringing Queen's Engineering Students Together

The Innovation and Wellness Centre will be home to a range of engineering facilities, including labs, teaching studios, and a common room.

Celebrating a History of Resilience

Edward Thomas, Sc'06, MASc'12, has been investigating the expulsion of black medical students 100 years ago at Queen's and how this history has impacted the community. 

Queen's Love Stories

Whether they met in class, through participating in student activities, or by simple happenstance, these five couples are proof that love is definitely in the air at Queen's this Valentine's Day. 

New Bursaries to Support Racialized & First-Generation Students

An estate gift will create new bursaries for first-year Black Canadian students, first-year visible minority and racialized students, and first-year first-generation students.

Stop the Stigma: Q&A with Bell Mental Health Research Chair Dr. Heather Stuart

In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, former rector Mike Young, Artsci'16 sat down for a Q&A with Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair. Watch Dr. Stuart share her 5 tips to learn how you can help. 

Queen's Grads' Business Becomes International Product Development Centre

Laser Depth Dynamics, founded by Paul Webster (Sc'06, PhD'13) and Roger Bowes (Sc’92) in 2012, has been acquired by a leading developer of high-performance fibre lasers and amplifiers.

Nine Alumni Among Order of Canada Appointments

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, Mus'73, LLB'76, among the appointees. 

Principal's New Year's Message to Alumni

It was a year filled with accomplishment, commemoration, beginnings, and endings.  Principal Daniel Woolf looks back on the highlights of 2017 and gives us a preview of what to expect in 2018. 

David Sharpe's Gift Creates Award for Indigenous Law Students

David Sharpe, Law’95, has been helping Queen’s Law reach out to Indigenous JD prospects for the past four years as a volunteer ambassador.