About QSAA

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STAR (The Queen’s Student Team on Alumni Relations), founded in 1986, was the first student-run organization that promoted student-alumni engagement at Queen’s. In September of 2008, we were restructured as the Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA) to better transition students into members of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA).

Our volunteer student ambassadors work alongside the Department of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving and the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board. We are proud to call Summerhill our home!

QSAA with Drew Feustel

Over the past 10 years, the QSAA has hosted lots of exciting events that have helped students to become inspired by the success of Queen’s alumni. Some alumni we have brought back to campus include NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel and Dragon’s Den star Michele Romanow, who have been a part of the community of incredible alumni featured in our Alumni Speaker Events and Gaels of the Last Decade (GOLD) Panels.

Another one of our goals is to help prepare students for life after graduation through professional development programming, such as networking skills, LinkedIn workshops, and resume enhancement through our Backpack to Briefcase and QYourFuture signature events. 

QSAA with Welcome Home signs

We also host events that encourage students to celebrate their Queen’s pride, such as Spirit Corner at Homecoming and Grad Bash for graduating students. 

QSAA operates as a not-for-profit organization, led by volunteer students who help plan and run our events. 

Learn more about our Executive Board.

Want to get involved?

QSAA hires over 20 Ambassadors for our team every year.

Our Ambassadors help out at various events and have the perks of getting to attend exclusive QUAA events, having tea with Principal Woolf, and meeting other students from different years/faculties!

Our Executive Board roles are hired in second semester every year. We hire four Vice Presidents who manage the Volunteers, Student Transition (Events), Giving, and Marketing and Communications portfolios. Executive Board volunteers gain hands-on leadership experience while also getting a stronger understanding of the operations of QSAA and the Alumni Relations department. 

For more information about Executive Board hiring, please email Claire Duffy, QSAA President.