Given the events of this weekend, it seems fitting that this ALTogether Now newsletter is dedicated to saying congratulations and thank you to every one of you who participated, organized, and worked behind the scenes to pull off a very successful Homecoming.  

This effort was a true team collaboration — months in the making — that showcased the very best that Queen’s alumni, students, and academics have to offer.  Laughter, serious dialogue, intriguing conversation, amazing chats, and a few competitive games of Kahoot! later, we want you all to feel proud of what you have accomplished. Producing an interactive, engaging Homecoming that demonstrates the true spirit of Queen’s — and in a completely virtual space — is a testament to what this team can do when we all work together to leverage each other’s skills, abilities, and ideas.  

We recognize that an event like Homecoming is not possible without the support of every person in Advancement. Whether you were logistical support, generated content, kept the software from glitching; whether you devised strategy or executed strategy, put forward alumni names or liaised with academic partners; whether you keep projects on time and budget, wrote briefing notes, developed the creatives or took on an extra load of work from a colleague responsible for delivering on aspects of Homecoming; you helped make this year’s Homecoming a success.  

Normally, we write this ALTogether Now newsletter separately, but for this celebration of team accomplishment, there was no other way than to say “thank you” together. We are grateful to work with each and every one of you to advance the mission of this remarkable institution in partnership with incredible students, alumni, donors, and academics. Cha Gheill.  


Homecoming 2021 — preliminary stats

As we put another successful Homecoming behind us. We would like to share the following preliminary stats from the event: 

  • The Total Registered: 2,444
  • 300 people were registered manually by staff starting at 7:30 am Thursday, Oct. 14
  • Total logged into Hopin: 1,516
  • Total number of chats: 1,310
  • Number of countries represented: 41

Top five events: 

  • Queen’s Gaels Football Game 
  • SmithConnect 
  • Homecoming Opening on Main Stage 
  • ViRitual 
  • Last Lecture on Earth with Dean Crow 

Employee spotlight

The Employee spotlight celebrates the arrival of our new staff by profiling responses they share through a fun and informal survey that will help us get to know them better. Be sure to review these profiles and use these fun facts and tidbits to find commonalities, embrace differences and spark a conversation! 

Today's current Advancement staff feature is Jeanna Faul, in the position of Senior Fund Stewardship Officer, Donor Relations. 


Jobs with Advancement

We need your recruitment help. Know great talent that would be a good addition to our team? If so, please promote the vacancies below with your networks and let’s find some amazing new team members.

Applications (including a cover letter and résumé) must be submitted through CareerQ. For additional information on this posting, please reach out to either Carla Ferreira Rodrigues or the hiring manager for the position you are interested in.

Apply for available positions

POSITION COMPETITION NUMBER UNIT AND DEPARTMENT CLOSING DATE GRADE JOB TYPE
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Strategy J1021-0689 Alumni Strategy October 27, 2021 6 Continuing
Communications and Events Officer J0921-0328 Communications and Marketing October 21, 2021 8 Continuing
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