Class Notes

Catch up on classmates, housemates, faculty, and friends.

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Marking career and personal achievements, special milestones and the birth of future Queen's alumni - Class Notes helps you stay in touch with former classmates, housemates, and faculty.

  • A large wedding party poses in front of a lake.


    Emily Ritson and Jack Shannon

    – Sci’17, Sci’17

    Spring 2023

    Emily Ritson and Jack Shannon were married in the village of Killarney, Ont., on Oct. 8, 2022. The weather was cool, but the fall colours were at their peak, and it was a beautiful place to be with friends and family. As many guests were alumni, a photo was taken of the Queen’s contingent, and Emily and Jack’s proud papas (middle, front) Henry Ritson (Sci’85) and John Shannon (Artsci’85) managed to sneak in front of the newlyweds just in time.  

  • Large wedding party standing outside in the bright sun.


    Taylor Reynolds and Renee Hansuld

    – Sc’16, Sc’16

    Spring 2023

    Taylor Reynolds and Renee Hansuld were married in Mississauga, Ont., on June 4, 2022. Pictured is the Queen’s contingent of current and past years, including the groom’s parents, James Reynolds (Artsci’82, PhD’87) and Susan Reynolds (Moore) (Artsci’86), who also met during their time at Queen’s, along with a large group from the Queen’s men’s soccer team. Taylor and Renee are living and working in Seattle. 

  • A baby lies on a tricolour knitted blanket.


    Lauren Inouye (Peddle) and Andrew Inouye

    – Artsci’10, Sc'10

    Spring 2023

    Lauren Inouye (Peddle) and Andrew Inouye welcomed their daughter and future Queen’s student Peyton in November 2022. She is pictured with a blanket gifted by fellow Queen’s alumni Ashleigh Reeve (Artsci’08) and Kevin MacLeod (Artsci’09). 

  • Ashley Drobot and fiancé sit on some rocks with a mountain in the background. Their bodies are turned towards each other with one hand on top of the others.


    Ashley Drobot

    – MPH’15

    Spring 2023

    Ashley Drobot is engaged! She met her fiancé, Haykaz Mangardich (MSc’15, PhD’21), at Queen’s in September 2013 at a grad boat cruise event. They became engaged this past October. Haykaz proposed to her in Jasper, Alta., at a spot on one of their favourite hiking trails. She was completely surprised and, later, had a lovely time during the proposal shoot. It just so happened that she was wearing her favourite Queen’s sweatshirt. 

  • Jenna Dibblee and Connor Peebles stand in front of wooden doors on Queen's campus, wearing their faculty leather jackets. Their bodies face the door but their heads are turned around facing the camera. They are holding hands.


    Jenna Dibblee and Connor Peebles

    – Artsci’15; Sc’15

    Spring 2023

    Jenna Dibblee and Connor Peebles eloped on the back staircase of Douglas Library on a frigid Jan. 14, 2022. Later they celebrated with their families at a cottage wedding on Lake of Bays, Ont. Jenna and Connor met in their fourth year at Queen’s. Proud fellow Queen’s alumni include parents Tom Dibblee (Ed’87) and Sharon Kehoe (Dibblee) (Artsci/PHE’84), and grandfather A.C. Dibblee (a.k.a. Dibb) (Arts’53). 

  • Julie Smith, wearing a Queen's sweatshirt, has her arm around Graeme Jagger, who also wears a Queen's t-shirt. Behind them is a set of lockers.


    Julie Smith

    – ConEd’97

    Spring 2023

    Julie Smith has been teaching in Michigan for the last 13 years. At Greenhills School, where she currently teaches, the school recently had its first student ever accept an offer to go to Queen’s! When she heard the news, she contacted her niece, Katie Urchik (Com’25), and had her run to the Campus Bookstore to get the prospective Queen’s student a T-shirt. Graeme Jagger is very excited to become a student of the class of 2027!