2016

Scott Belyea

Masters of Anatomical Sciences Gave Alumnus ‘a Solid Understanding of a Pillar of Medicine’

Scott Belyea has gone from the Queen’s Master of Science Program in Anatomical Sciences to the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine.
Alvan Bregman, Seymour Schulich, and Judy Schulich
Dr. Alvan Bregman, Seymour Schulich, and Judy Schulich.

16th Century Books for a 21st Century Library

Philanthropist Seymour Schulich and Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf unveiled the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection in Douglas Library today.

Alumni at Ottawa Branch event

Ottawa Branch Launches Bursary to Help Deserving Students

Ottawa-area alumni are raising $50,000 over the next five years in support of Queen’s Ottawa Alumni Branch Bursary.

Stefanie Reid

Keeping Up With Paralympic Medalist Stefanie Reid, Artsci’06

Queen’s alumni in London, UK will get the chance to meet the track star on Nov. 10 and hear her inspiring story.
Sheila A. Murray

Toronto Award Recipient Credits Her Queen’s Education for Successful Career

The president of one of Canada’s largest independent financial investment fund companies with control of more than $110 billion in assets credits her Queen’s education with helping her achieve her

Gord Nixon, Michelle Gibson, Mike Young

Alumni Association Award Recipients Announced

The Chair of the Queen’s Initiative Campaign, a former student rector, and a doctor with a passion for teaching will each be honoured at the Queen’s University Alumni Association Awards Gala on April 8, 2017.

Dr. Heather F. Clarke

Do Your Job With Pride, says Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award Recipient

The KBH Award is the highest honour bestowed by the Vancouver Alumni Branch. A special reception for Dr. Clarke takes place on Nov. 24.
Stefanie Reid

Alumna Achieves Greatness on World Paralympic Stage in Rio

There is no question that Queen’s tricolour pride extends beyond borders but in the case of Stefanie Reid, Artsci’06, Queen’s is where the heart is.

Sheila Murray

Sheila A. Murray, Com’79, Law’82, Named 2016 Toronto Branch Award Recipient

Previous Toronto Branch Award recipients include Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brigitte Berman, and current Queen’s Chancellor Jim Leech.

[David Pattenden]

Distinguished Service Award profile: David Pattenden, Arts'67, MA'69, Law'71, MEd'74, LLD'03

David Pattenden is one of six members of the Queen’s community who will be honoured on Nov. 5 with the Distinguished Service Award.

[Bob Pritchard]

Distinguished Service Award profile: Bob Pritchard, Sc’64

Bob Pritchard is one of six members of the Queen’s community who will be honoured on Nov. 5 with the Distinguished Service Award.
[Barbara Palk]

Distinguished Service Award profile: Barbara Palk, Arts’73

Former Queen’s Board of Trustees chair Barbara Palk is one of six members of the Queen’s community who will be honoured on Nov. 5 with the Distinguished Service Award.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force seeks alumni input

The Queen’s University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force has set dates for five open consultation sessions.  Alumni are invited to attend– public me

[Innes van Nostrand]

Distinguished Service Award profile: Innes van Nostrand, Sc’86

Former Alma Mater Society president and longtime Queen’s supporter Innes van Nostrand, Sc’86, is one of six members of the Queen’s community to be honoured with the Distinguished Service Award, which will be given out at ceremony on Nov. 5.

[Ken Cuthbertson]

Distinguished Service Award profile: Ken Cuthbertson, Arts’74, Law’83

Former Alumni Review editor Ken Cuthbertson is one of six members of the Queen’s community who will be honoured on Nov. 5 with the Distinguished Service Award.
International students on a campus tour, in front of the 175 sign

Catch up with campus on Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming is a chance for alumni to reconnect with old classmates and spend some time with students.  For many, returning to campus after years away can bring a lot of surprises.

Dr. Barbara Reeves
Dr. Barbara Reeves, Queen's Professor & Classic's at 175 Coordinator

Learn about Queen’s first professor at Homecoming public lecture

Only two people worked at Queen’s when it opened in March 1842. One of them, The Reverend Peter Colin Campbell, had long been a mysterious figure in the university’s history.

[Lynda Colgan]

Distinguished Service Award profile: Lynda Colgan

Faculty of Education professor Lynda Colgan is one of six members of the Queen’s community who will be honoured on Nov. 5 with the Distinguished Service Award.

Chancellor Leech and Principal Woolf present a 2015 DSA to recipient Arunima Khanna last year.
Chancellor Leech and Principal Woolf present a 2015 DSA to recipient Arunima Khanna at last year's ceremony.

Distinguished Service Awards Honours Some Of Queen’s Most Dedicated Supporters

This year’s recipients of the DSAs are Lynda Colgan, Ken Cuthbertson, Innes van Nostrand, Barb Palk, David Pattenden, and Bob Pritchard.

[People listen to music during ReUnion Street Festival]

ReUnion Street Festival Becomes Integral Part Of Homecoming Weekend

It has been a part of Queen’s Homecoming for the last two years, and has quickly become one of the signature events of the weekend.
Homecoming Alumni Parade

Banners Ready: Classes Prepare For Homecoming Pep Rally and Parade

Homecoming is just 6 weeks away - are you ready?

Four students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships

Four first-year Queen’s University students will receive the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships, which provide significant funding to undergraduates pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
[175th Birthday sign on Union Street]

Happy 175th Queen’s! Alumni Asked To Post 175th Birthday Messages On Social Media And Celebrate In Their Hometowns

Queen's turns 175 years old during the 2016-17 academic year and the QUAA believes this is worth celebrating.

[Nicole Ventura]

From Queen’s Anatomical Science Student To McGill Professor

Nicole Ventura, MSc’12, PhD’15, graduated from Queen’s Master of Science Program in Anatomical Sciences in 2012 but she has not left the world of academia.
Graduating students at Spring Convocation

Homecoming Officially Welcomes New Grads For First Time With Reunion Zero

The Class of 2016 has only been away from campus a few months, but Queen’s is welcoming the new grads back with open arms during Homecoming this year.

Homecoming Pararde
Queen's Marketing

End Of Homecoming Half-Time Parade Brings New Opportunities For Alumni-Student Interaction

The more things change, the more things stay the same.

[Jasmit De Saffel with MPP Sophie Kiwala]
Jasmit De Saffel, left, with MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Queen’s Community Inspires Me To Give Back, Says Volunteer Award Recipient

9 students/alumni received Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their work with the Queen's University Alumni Association.
[Alexandra Boasie]

Anatomical Sciences Alumna Says Program Offers Many Career Paths For Graduates

Alumni have gone on to many types of careers such as university professors, health services education coordinators, physicians, and other allied health professional programs.
[Piers Handling receives his Queen's honorary degree]
Piers Handling receives his Queen's honorary degree.

Six Alumni And One Professor Named To The Order Of Canada

Toronto International Film Festival CEO and ex-Ontario Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation among alumni honoured.

[Germany Branch meeting in 2015]
Germany Branch meeting in 2015 in Heidelberg.

Moving To Germany? Your Alumni Network Can Help

Steffonn Chan, Sc'07, reached out to the Germany Alumni Branch when moving to Europe. "It felt like I had a little bit of a family in Germany. I didn’t feel like a complete alien in a new country."

Street view of University Avenue, looking south towards Stuart St.
University Avenue was revitalized with the generous support of Pat McNally, Sc'39

Remembering A Visionary Who Helped Revitalize University Avenue

Each and every day, thousands of Queen’s students, unbeknownst to them, benefit from the vision and generosity of alumnus Pat McNally, Sc’39.

Heather F Clarke

Vancouver Branch Honours Nursing Grad With Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award

Dr. Heather F. Clarke, NSc’66, is being honored for her dedication to Queen’s and the School of Nursing.
Judith Gould holds her Doors of Queen's poster

Artist Celebrates The Doors Of Queen’s

Judith Gould, MEd'93, has produced a Doors of Queen’s University poster featuring 16 of her watercolour paintings of the most popular doorways on campus.

[Michelle Gibson]

The Doctor With A Passion For Teaching

Michelle Gibson, MEd’13, is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

[Rory, Dylan and Lachlan Cattanach]
Rory, Dylan and Lachlan Cattanach.

Fifth generation of the Cattanach family graduates from Queen’s

Economics grad Dylan Cattanach is the fifth generation of the Cattanach family to earn a degree from the Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science
[Melanie Gray with Chancellor Jim Leech at Convocation]
Melanie Gray with Chancellor Jim Leech at Convocation

One Student’s Journey From Heartbreak To Graduation

Melanie Gray, Artsci'16, considered dropping out of Queen's after her mom died of cancer in 2014. A "life-changing' bursary allowed her to stay in school.

Heather Stuart at Bell Let's Talk even in Vancouver BC

Queen’s University and Bell Let’s Talk host fourth annual mental health and anti-stigma lecture

On May 31, more than 150 Vancouverites including Queen’s Alumni attended the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Lecture

[Dan Tisch]

Alumnus Receives Major Public Relations Award

Daniel Tisch, Artsci’88, MBA’96, is this year’s recipient of the Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award from the Canadian Public Relations Society.

Queen's Alumni gather in China

Queen’s Tricolour Pride Extends Beyond Borders

The alumni volunteers behind Queen’s alumni branches in China and Hong Kong are leading by example to inspire fellow alumni to stay connected with Queen’s.

Rosemary Macklem, BCom’83 & Jim Parks, Law’71
Rosemary Macklem, BCom’83 (Executive Director, National Tax KPMG LLP) & Jim Parks, Law’71 (Counsel, Gardiner Roberts LLP)

Making the Most of Your Gift –Donate Marketable Securities

Have you already decided how much you would like to give to your favourite charity? If so, you might want to consider donating publicly listed securities instead of cash.

[Sue Thompson, Harry McMurty, Ross Sugar]

Alumni Walking 500 Miles To Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Harry McMurty, Artsci’85, Law’89, and Sue Thompson, Artsci/PHE’87, MA’89, will stop in Kingston June 4-5 during their New York-to-Toronto fundraising walk.

Tony-Award® Winning Producer, Aubrey Dan, proud Queen's parent and philanthropist - by Ian Crysler Photography.
Aubrey Dan, Tony-Award® Winning Producer, proud Queen's parent and philanthropist - by Ian Crysler Photography.

A Parent Steps into the Spotlight

Aubrey Dan started his relationship with Queen’s as a typical parent. By the time his daughter, Alyse, was in her third year, though, the relationship was anything but typical.

Initiative Campaign

Thanks to the collective dedication and generosity of Queen’s volunteers and donors, more than $640 million has been donated to Queen’s University during the Initiative Campaign, w

Bell Let's Talk

Queen’s University and Bell Let’s Talk host fourth annual mental health and anti-stigma lecture

Dr. Heather Stuart and former CFL player Shea Emry will be the featured speakers at the fourth annual Breaking the Silence Lecture aimed at raising awareness about mental health
Rehab'70 Alumni
Linda Shrout, Rehab'70, Cathy Ambler, Rehab'70 & Linda Watson, Rehab'70

Giving Back To the Program That Shaped Their Lives

They took classes in basements, had a hotel for a residence, and spent a lot of their time trying to explain to people what Rehabilitation Therapy was.

Queen's bands marching in front of Grant Hall

Generations Leave Their Mark on Queen’s

When Principal Daniel Woolf, Artsci’80, challenged his fellow alumni to give back to their alma mater at a “critical juncture” for the university, he could not have imagined their response.  More t

[Queen's alumni in Central Park]
Alumni gather in Central Park for the Terry Fox Run.

Start Spreading The News About The Queen’s New York City Alumni Branch

Joining the New York City Alumni Branch is a great way for alumni to stay in touch with their Queen's and Canadian roots.

Investing in the Workforce of the Future

Shell donates $300,000 to Queen's, with a significant portion of its gift going to the Aboriginal Access to Engineering Program.
[Donald Trump]

Let’s Talk Trump! Montreal Branch To Host Tricolour Dinner And Political Lecture

Dr. Kim Richard Nossal to give presentation called “Canada and Turbulence in American Politics - The Trump Effect.”
[John Meisel]

‘Queen’s Is My Community, My Family, My Life,’ Says Padre Laverty Award Recipient

Professor Emeritus John Meisel to be honoured by Kingston Branch of the QUAA on May 26.
[Hugh Winsor]

Former Globe And Mail Columnist "Humbled" To Receive Agnes Benidickson Award

Hugh Winsor, Arts’64, will receive the Agnes Benidickson Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Ottawa Branch, on April 26.

[Sue Bates]

New QUAA President Sue Bates Believes In The Greatness Of Queen’s

Sue Bates, Artsci’91, takes over the role of Queen's University Alumni Association president from George Jackson, Artsci'85.

Shirley Tilghman and Michele Romanow

How Queen’s Inspired A CBC ‘Dragon’ And A Former Princeton University President

Shirley Tilghman, Artsci’68, DSc’02, is receiving the Alumni Achievement Award and Michele Romanow, Sc’07, MBA’08, is receiving the One to Watch Award at the QUAA Awards Gala.

[Photo of Zhaodi Culbreath presenting the John Orr Award to John Rae]
Zhaodi Culbreath, right, presents the John Orr Award to John Rae

Dedicated Former Toronto Branch President To Be Honoured At Alumni Awards Gala

Zhaodi Culbreath’s dedication to Queen’s is the reason he is receiving the QUAA's Marsha Lampman Branch Volunteer of the Year Award.
[Hugh Winsor]

Former Globe and Mail columnist to be honoured by Ottawa Branch

Hugh Winsor, Arts’64, is this year's recipient of the Agnes Benidickson Award, the highest tribute given by the Ottawa Branch.

[Principal Daniel Woolf, Dr. Art McDonald and Jenn Pelley]

Alumni Reflections: Ottawa Branch President, Jenn Pelley, MPA'09, on hosting Queen’s Nobel Laureate

Ottawa Branch President Jenn Pelley shares her experience of hosting an event for Queen's Nobel Laureate.

[Photo of Shadow Cabinet meeting the Governor General]
The Shadow Cabinet meets with Governor General David Johnston, Law'66

Tricolour Society Member And Former AMS President Honoured With Alumni Mentorship Award

Bruce Alexander, Com’60, LLD’11, says mentoring people has given him more satisfaction 'than anything else I have done.'
[Photo of Fiona Sampson]
Photo by Brian Jaybee

QUAA Alumni Humanitarian Award recipient uses human rights law to protect 10 million Kenyan girls

Human rights lawyer Fiona Sampson, Artsci’85, Law’93, was the driving force behind a landmark ruling that found Kenyan police at fault for failing to protect girls from rape.
[Photo of Gravity Ghost video game and Erin Robinson Swink]

Psychology Alumna Is One Of Technology’s Most Influential Women

The video game Gravity Ghost, designed by Erin Robinson Swink, Artsci’08, - will soon be released on PlayStation 4.

[Photo of George Jackson]

Alumni Association Volunteer President Honoured For Years Of Dedication To Queen’s

George Jackson, Artsci’85,to be honoured at QUAA Awards Gala on April 2.

Tricolour award recipients headshots

Five Students To Receive Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

The first Tricolour Award was handed out in 1940. This year's recipients reflect the best of Queen's student body.

[Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix and Principal Daniel Woolf]

Social Media Experts Convene at the Alumni Volunteer Summit 2016

Each year the Alumni Volunteer Summit (AVS) offers Queen’s current and prospective volunteers an opportunity for professional development and networking.

[Shirley Tilghman, Fiona Sampson & Michele Romanow]

Awards Gala Honours Queen’s Most Accomplished Alumni

What does the first female president of Princeton University, a dragon from CBC TV’s “Dragon’s Den,” and an internationally renowned human rights lawyer all have in common?

[President Carissa Gordon]
President of the African Caribbean Student Association Carissa Gordon

Black History Month

Black History Month was kicked off in Kingston on February 1 with an Opening Ceremonies event organized by the members of the Queen’s Black History Month Committee.

Don Travers
Don Travers, Queen's Benefactor and Retired Staff

Nurturing a Family Tradition

“There were a lot of good causes I could give to, but because of my background and attachment to Queen’s, it seemed like an obvious choice.”

[John Meisel and Leslee Thomson]

Former CRTC Boss, KGH CEO to receive Kingston Branch Awards

As the longest-serving Speaker of the House of Commons, Peter Milliken, Arts’68, knows a thing or two about politics.

[Queen's First Aid 2005 Club Photo]
Queen's First Aid 2005 Club

Queen's First Aid Invite Alumni Back To Celebrate Club’s 30th Anniversary

QFA alumni are being asked to answer the call yet again, only this time it is to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the on-campus club.

Prof. Art McDonald with Principal Daniel Woolf
Art McDonald (left) with Principal Daniel Woolf

Order Of Canada Honours Five Alumni And One Professor

Human rights lawyer Fiona Sampson, Artsci’85, LLB’93, loves to fight for the under privileged – First Nations, refugees, the physically challenged, and particularly women and girls in Africa.

Connecting Alumni To Our Global Partners

Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf is headed south this winter – way south.

[Mike Fergusson, Artsci’10, MA’13]
Photo taken by Jessica Larsson

Alumnus Gets “Once-In-A-Lifetime” Opportunity To Photograph Nobel Ceremony

The Queen’s alumni network has helped graduates make connections, start their careers, and in one rare case, led to the opportunity to photograph the 2015 Nobel Prize.

[Karen Flavelle]

Twelve Queen’s Alumnae Among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women

The CEO of Vale Canada and the head of Canada’s leading premium chocolate retailer are among the 12 Queen’s University alumnae named to this year’s list of Canada’s 100 most powerful business women