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‘True Team Player’ Honoured for Her Work with Advancement



Like all good engineers, Geological Science and Geological Engineering Professor Jean Hutchinson knows how to build and support. She has won awards for creating innovative courses, evaluating ground hazard risks on railways, and her restoration work at the Vimy Ridge War Memorial in France.

Her latest honour is for building and supporting philanthropy at Queen’s.


Chancellor announces bursary for Indigenous students

It was a conversation that challenged Chancellor Jim Leech (MBA’73), and made him wonder what he could personally do to help.

Approximately a year and a half ago, then-Governor General David Johnston convened a first-ever gathering of all Canadian university chancellors. One of the topics of conversation at that meeting: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the responsibilities of universities and of those in leadership positions to help.


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. The university recently acquired a 1482 copy of Caxton’s Polycronicon – a book so rare that only about 50 copies (in any condition) are known to exist.


Celebrating outstanding staff

At this year’s Principal’s Holiday Reception, Advancement Alumni Officer, Ben Seewald received the Queen’s Special Recognition for Staff Award.

Ben has worked in Advancement since 2006 as an Alumni Officer, working with Queen's student-alumni programs. In that time, he has proven to be a valued member of the department, always the first with a smile or to plan a fun event or activity for his colleagues.