2017

Heather Evans, Com'16

First Queen’s Alumna to Win Prestigious Chinese Scholarship

Heather Evans is one of 142 Schwarzman Scholars – picked from more than 4,000 applicants – to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Queen's Alumni on Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women List

12 Alumnae Among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Notable Queen's alumnae are among 2017 Canada's most powerful women. 

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk

Artsci Grad Becomes Canada’s First Inuk Heart Surgeon

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Artsci’11, is completely comfortable doing open-heart surgery every day as a resident at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Marlene Brant Castellano, Eric Windeler, Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill)

Aboriginal Leaders, Mental Health Advocate Among QUAA Award Recipients

Dr. Marlene Brant Castellano, Arts’55, LLD’91, among nine people to be honoured at Queen's Alumni Association Awards Gala.

George and Maureen Ewan
Professor Emeritus George Ewan, DSc'05, with his wife Maureen Ewan

Investing in the Next Generation

Learn more about emeritus professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Ewan who focused on nuclear physics and sub-atomic research, particularly the solar neutrino problem and his gift back to Queen's.

Group photo of Black Law Students' Association Toronto event
Photo by Jay Paris

Black Law Students’ Association Hosts Toronto Alumni Event

Law students and graduates gather in Toronto to help foster inclusivity, guidance and support.

Evan Hazell

Calgary Alumni Branch Honours Evan Hazell, Sc’81

Investment banker and alumnus to receive the Johnson Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Calgary Branch.

Charlotte Blinston & other Cmp12 grads at convocation
Charlotte Blinston (third from the left) at convocation with fellow Cmp'12 & Cmp'11 graduates

Big Plans for a Small Class

When Charlotte Blinston, Cmp’12, began planning for her 5th reunion, she realized she was working with a blank slate.

2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners
2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners (Photo credit: Garrett Elliott)

University Council to Honour Six People With Distinguished Service Awards

“These six people have done tremendous work for the Queen’s community,” says Chancellor Jim Leech.

Seymour Schulich
Seymour Schulich at the launch of the Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection

Four students at Queen’s receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Schulich Leader Scholarships were created by philanthropist Seymour Schulich to encourage high school graduates to embrace STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

New grads posing with Boo Hoo

Young Alumni Events Set to Welcome Class of 2017

14 Alumni Branches around the world – including New York, Hong Kong, Sydney – to encourage new grads to learn about the Queen’s Global Alumni Network.  

Apple Math 50th Logo

Prestigious ‘Apple Math’ Program Celebrates 50 years at Homecoming

Apple Math, the beloved engineering program for students with a deep interest in both mathematics and engineering is hosting 50th anniversary events at this year’s homecoming.

Tricolour Guard alumnus at Homecoming parade

Tricolour Guard to be honoured at Homecoming football game

“I don’t think there is any doubt that there is a special relationship between the Tricolour Guard and current students,” says Irving Dardick Meds’57 Reunion Coordinator.

Edith Law

Alumna Making Hong Kong Fashionable

Edith Law, Sc’96, wants more people wearing Hong Kong designers, not just clothes made in China.

Greg Bavington speaking at UK Alumni Event
Greg Bavington speaks to an alumni audience in New York City about Queen’s Innovation programs.

Global Alumni guide Student Entrepreneurs

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And your business. 

Max Garcia

New QSAA President to Help Students Make Successful Transition After Graduation

Max Garcia and a team of student volunteers prepare students for life after Queen’s.

The Tragically Hip

Thirteen Alumni – Including Members of The Tragically Hip – Named to Order of Canada

Order of Canada appointments “are proof that Queen’s produces some of the nation’s top innovators and leaders.” 

Peter Chong, Law'90
Photo by Grainne Quinlan

Alumnus protects one of the world’s most valuable brands in China

Peter Chong, Law’90, enjoys the challenge of protecting Louis Vuitton from counterfeiters. 

Principal Daniel Woolf, Justice Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70 and Chancellor Jim Leech
Principal Daniel Woolf, Justice Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70 and Chancellor Jim Leech

Doing Justice to an Accomplished Alumnus

Honorary degree recipient, Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70, makes history in Hong Kong.

Bell Let's Talk speakers and organizers
From left to right: Featured speaker, Michael Redhead Champagne, Bell Let's Talk Chair, Mary Deacon, Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, Heather Stuart, VP Advancement, Tom Harris, Vice Chair Bell MTS & Western Canada, Dan McKeen, and TSN Radio host Rick Ralph.

Breaking the Silence

Queen’s University and Bell Let’s Talk host fifth-annual mental health and anti-stigma event in Winnipeg.

John Allingham
Dr. John Allingham (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences)

Learning with Licorice

Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient John Allingham uses fun ways to engage students, including teaching with Twizzlers.

Father Jackman & the Jackman Foundation
Father Edward Jackman (L) with Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon and Professor Donald Akens

30 Years of Giving Religiously

More than 100 attend McGill-Queen’s University Press lecture to pay tribute to Father Jackman and the Jackman Foundation.

Innovation & Wellness Centre
Cranes take position as demolition concludes and building begins at the corner of Union St. and Division St. on Queen’s campus.

Benefactors and Government Propel Campus Landmark Transformation

Alumni support is enabling a massive construction project that is transforming a popular corner of the Queen’s Main Campus.

Justice Pang, Chancellor Leech and Principal Woolf
From left - Justice Kin Kee Pang, Arts’70, received an honorary degree from Chancellor Jim Leech and Principal Daniel Woolf as part of Queen's 175th-anniversary celebrations held in Hong Kong. (Photo by Michael Pat)

Making History in Hong Kong

For the first time, Queen’s confers an honorary degree outside of Canada as part of Queen's 175th-anniversary celebrations in Hong Kong.

Cristiano Vilela

Car Wars: How an Alumnus is Winning the Battle Against Traffic

Make It Home YGK founder Cristiano Vilela, Artsci’04, uses social media to help Kingston drivers avoid traffic.

Gregory J. David, Com’89, and Neil G. Rossy, Artsci’92

Stirling Award Recipients Say It Is Fulfilling to Give Back to the Community

Gregory J. David, Com’89, and Neil G. Rossy, Artsci’92, are receiving the Stirling Award from the Montreal Alumni Branch on June 14.

David Walker

Putting Queen’s at the Forefront of Student Mental Health

David Walker, Meds’71, feels “mental health is not one of those issues you want to have considered done. You can’t let up.”

Steve Koopman

Police Officer Walks the Beat and Writes the Tweets

Some police officers fight crime by patrolling the streets. Constable Steven Koopman, Artsci’98, patrolled the World Wide Web.

Group image of Vimy Alumni Tour Group

Alumni Tour Joins Vimy Ridge Centennial

In April, more than 45 alumni travellers, the largest tour group in the 35-year history of the Queen’s Alumni Educational Travel Program, joined the 100th-anniversary ceremonies of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Sue Bates
Sue Bates, Artsci’91, Volunteer President of the QUAA

For Volunteer President of the QUAA, Planning Makes a Difference

Volunteer President of the QUAA, Sue Bates, Artsci’91, remembers her mother with a special gift to Queen's.

Edmond Chan with Principal Woolf

Hong Kong Branch Volunteer Is Not Your Average Crime Fighter

Edmond Chan, Artsci’97, examines suspicious bank transactions to identify criminal activities

Alvan Bregman holding the Caxton

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.

Greg David and Neil Rossy

Montreal Branch's Stirling Award To Go To Mental Health Advocates

Greg David, Com’89, and Neil Rossy, Artsci’92, are this year’s recipients of the Stirling Award, the highest honour given by the Montreal Alumni Branch.

Sidneyeve Matrix

Innovation is Changing the Student Learning Experience

L.A. and San Francisco alumni events to feature Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix talking about innovation in the classroom.

Steven Koopman, David Walker, Cristiano Vilela

Three Alumni to be Honoured by Kingston Branch

David Walker is the recipient of the Padre Laverty Award, while Steven Koopman and Cristiano Vilela share the Jim Bennett Award.

John MacIntyre

Commerce Grad’s Work with Charities, Aboriginal Youth Honoured with Alumni Humanitarian Award

John MacIntyre, Com'78, to be honoured at QUAA Awards Gala on April 8.

Hong Kong city skyline

Queen's Celebrates 175th in Hong Kong

Alumni, academic partners, students, and prospective students in the Asia-Pacific region are invited to a series of celebrations on May 20.

Janet and Gord Nixon

‘One of the World’s Best CEOs’ to Receive Queen’s Alumni Achievement Award

Retired RBC CEO Gord Nixon, Com'79, LLD'03, honoured for leading Initiative Campaign and years of service to the university.

CleanSlate founders Taylor Mann, Scott Mason, Oleg Baranov

Trio Cleaning Up at QUAA Awards Gala

CleanSlate UV founders Taylor Mann, Artsci'14, Scott Mason, Artsci'15, and Oleg Baranov, Sc'15, to receive One To Watch Award.

Greg Bavington, Hollywood sign, Golden Gate Bridge

Queen's Leaders To Talk About Innovation at California Alumni Receptions

Alumni are invited to receptions in Los Angeles on April 19 and San Francisco on April 20.

Anisha Jain

Working for QSAA Has ‘Made Me Grow as a Leader’ says Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Anisha Jain, Artsci’17, will be honoured at QUAA Awards Gala on April 8.

City of Calgary skyline

Calgary Branch Honoured for Event That Helped Alumni During Economic Downturn

Branch to receive the Initiative of the Year Award at QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8.

Sophia Papastavrou Faustmann
Ms Papastavrou Faustmann (centre, front row, gray jacket), with members of the Cypriot women's group, Gender Advisory Team and Secretary General of the UN mission to Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide (centre, back row)

Alumna Advances the Work of Women for Peace

Most people are not familiar with gender mainstreaming or the critical role it plays in international development work.

Lauren Winkler, Mike Young, Mike Blair, Tara McDonald, Claire Gummo

Five Distinguished Students to Receive Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

Induction into the Tricolour Society is one of the oldest and highest honours a student can receive from the university.

Mike Young at Convocation

Former Queen’s Rector to Receive Outstanding Student Award from Alumni Association

Mike Young, Artsci’16, to be honoured at QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8 for his dedication to the Queen's community.

Carol Beatty, Daniel Woolf, Tina Dacin

Embracing Change - The Theme of This Year’s Alumni Volunteer Summit

AVS gives prospective and current volunteers the opportunity to network and develop their leadership skills through lectures with some of Queen’s top experts.

Ross Beaty, Trisha Beaty and Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon
Ross Beaty, Trisha Beaty and Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon celebrating their generous gift.

Queen’s Parent Supports Interdisciplinary Water Research

Alumnus Ross Beaty and his wife Dr. Trisha Beaty donate $5-million in support of the Water Research Centre. 

Joseph Sanfilippo

Alumnus Says Anatomical Sciences Program Gave Him the Skills to Succeed

Joseph Sanfilippo, Artsci’12, MSc’14, feels the skills he learned while taking Anatomical Sciences at Queen's have helped him immensely in the subsequent steps of his career.
Theresa Wetzel

Toronto Branch President to be Honoured at QUAA Awards Gala

Theresa Wetzel, Artsci’07, is receiving the Rising Star Volunteer Award on April 8.

Greg McKellar

Students Gave Me Great Hope for the Future Says Alumni Mentorship Award Recipient

For 27 years, Alma Mater Society information officer Greg McKellar, Artsci’78, MA’84, went above and beyond his job by mentoring generations of AMS student executives.

Italia Ricci and Kiefer Sutherland

Drama Grad Italia Ricci Enjoying Success on TV’s Designated Survivor

Actress Italia Ricci, Artsci’08, credits Kiefer Sutherland and strong supporting cast for popularity of new show.
Greg Bavington New York City

Inspiring 21st Century Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Queen’s

Greg Bavington, Sc’85, will talk about innovation at Queen's at a New York City alumni reception on Feb. 22.

Stephanie Simpson shares an illustrated edition of Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail
Stephanie Simpson, Artsci'95, Ed'97, MEd'11 and Director of the Queen’s Human Rights Office shares an illustrated edition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

Uncovering the Stories of Black Heroes

 “People should take the opportunity of Black History Month to dig a little deeper and learn a new story,” says Stephanie Simpson, Artsci'95, Ed'97, MEd'11 and Director of the Queen’s Human Rights

Monica Dingle

Commerce Grad is the ‘Heart and Soul of the Queen’s Community in Montreal’

“She is the heart and soul of the Queen’s community in Montreal” is used a lot when talking about Monica Dingle, Com’02.

Kathy Owen

Love of Learning Inspires Toronto Branch Volunteer Award Recipient

Kathy Owen, Arts'67, is receiving the Herbert J. Hamilton Volunteer Service Award at the QUAA Gala Awards Dinner on April 8.

Dr Heather Stuart addresses students at Bell Let's Talk funding announcement
Photo credit: Stephen Wild

Bell Let’s Talk and Queen’s renew partnership in Mental Health Research

Heather Stuart remembers the first time she spoke with Mary Deacon, chair of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, a national program dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada.

Dr Heather Stuart

Speaking Out Against Stigma

For 20-plus years, Queen's researcher Dr. Heather Stuart has been inspiring conversation about mental illness.

Ondaatje, Adams and Evans

Three Alumni Named to Order of Canada

Michael Ondaatje, MA’67, Michael Adams, Arts’69, and William “Mac” Evans, Sc’64, LLD’14, are among 100 people to be appointed to one of our country’s highest civilian honours.

Drew Feustel

Alumnus To Blast Off On His Longest Mission

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, PhD'95, to spend six months on the International Space Station.