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Queen's Spring Reunion


Media opportunities at Queen’s Spring Reunion 2010

Queen’s Spring Reunion takes place May 28 – 30 and there are a lot of interesting media opportunities throughout the weekend.

Returning Alumni from Ireland

Mary Doyle Artsci’85 (Sociology) is travelling from Ireland to re-convocate with her sons, Christian Doyle, Artsci’85 (Geography) from Vancouver and Desmond Doyle, Artsci’85 (Film) from Mission, BC. All three family members are celebrating their 25th reunion.

“We are appreciative of our Canadian education which made things possible for us, an emigrant Irish family,” says Ms Doyle. “We are also delighted to see again our many colleagues and friends in Kingston and Queen's. It will be a very special reunion.”

Re-convocation takes place on Saturday, May 29 at 10 am in Grant Hall, and after the main program the Doyles will be recognized for travelling so far to attend Spring Reunion. They will also be available to talk to the media during the weekend.

Contact: Jeff Drake, Queen’s News and Media Services
Email: jeff.drake@queensu.ca
Phone: 613.533.2877


Events on Friday, May 28

CFRC Radio Open House
1 – 4 pm
CFRC studio in Lower Carruthers Hall 

Everyone is welcome to revisit more than eight decades of radio memories. Coffee and refreshments will be served and guests will be invited to share their memories live on the air from 1 - 2:30 pm.

Contact: Kristiana Clemens, Operations Officer
Email: cfrcops@ams.queensu.ca
Phone: 613.533.2121


Education Alumni Dinner and Outstanding Service Award
6 pm
The University Club, 168 Stuart Street

Members of the media are welcome to attend the event the Education Alumni Dinner. The guest speaker is the Hon. James K Bartleman, Former Lieutenant Governor and member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation who supports aboriginal literacy projects.

The Outstanding Service Award winner is Don Voteary (Ed ’83), a teacher in the Limestone District School Board who is working with local students on a renewable energy project.

Contact: Sandra McCance
Email: sandra.mccance@queensu.ca
Phone: 613.533.6000 x 77414


Events on Saturday, May 29

Camp Outlook 40th Anniversary
Family BBQ
City Park, downtown Kingston
11 am – 3 pm

Evening Gala
The University Club, 168 Stuart Street
8 pm

Camp Outlook was founded in 1970 by Queen’s medical students who recognized the worth and potential of at-risk and underprivileged teenagers, the therapeutic value of wilderness tripping, and the valuable contribution of volunteers to society through work with youth.

Camp Outlook is a compelling example of positive relations between Queen’s and the broader Kingston community—with students taking the initiative to impact the community in a really meaningful way. Each year Camp Outlook receives letters from former staff and campers telling them how much the camp has impacted their lives. Former campers are now sending their children to camp, and there are many Queen’s alumni whose children are now volunteering, and even a few stories where parents met through volunteering with Camp Outlook.

Contact: Carly Ainlay Camp Outlook Board of Directors member
Email: outlook.bod@gmail.com
Phone: 416.843.1115


Formula SAE Team Car Demo
1 – 2 pm
Parking lot next to Tindall Field, corner of Union and Albert Streets

Come out to see the Formula SAE team’s racing car in action! After the demo, the team and their car will be available at McLaughlin Hall (Stuart Street), during the remaining hour of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Open House (2 – 3 pm).

Formula SAE (FSAE) is a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition is open to engineering faculties worldwide and consists of the design, construction, and testing of an open wheeled race car. The cars are taken to annual competitions with 130 colleges and universities from North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Contact: Dan Chown, Project Manager, Queen's Formula SAE Design & Race Team
Email: formula@me.queensu.ca
Phone: 613.572.7117


Film and Media Studies 40th Reunion
1:30 – 4 pm
Film House, 160 Stuart Street

The Film and Media Studies Department is hosting an alumni tour of the waterfront site of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (the future home of the department). The tour will leave from Film House at 1:30 pm. Film House will also be open for tours and nostalgia until 4 pm.

Contact: Clarke Mackey, Department Head
Email: clarke.mackey@queensu.ca
Phone: 613.533.6000 ext 77020


Queen’s Project on International Development (QPID) 20th Reunion
4 pm
Clark Hall Lounge
Informal Meet and Greet: current members of QPID will meet with alumni and talk about how the organization has changed over the past 20 years.

QPID started as an organization consisting of a few dedicated engineering students who shared the will to help people and the interest to work in a developing country.

Twenty years later, it has earned the reputation of an effective and efficient development group working with communities in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guyana, India, Nicaragua, Northern Ontario, and Nunavut. QPID involves students from a variety of disciplines who work on projects related to their respective areas of study. QPID also draws extensively on the resources and knowledge of partner organizations to raise awareness about development issues among Canadians.

Christie Campbell, QPID Alumni Relations
Email: qpid.alumni@gmail.com
Sarah Roberts, QPID Summer Director
Email: qpid@engsoc.queensu.ca



For more information on Spring Reunion and MiniU, including the full programme and registration details, visit www.queensu.ca/alumni.


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