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 man is on his knee holding a ring, and looking up at a woman in front of him. There is a white dog sitting in the foreground.


    Tanya Iakobson

    – Artsci’20

    Fall 2022

    Tanya Iakobson announces her engagement to Ryan Evans. They are expected to be wed in September 2023.

  • 2010s

    Monika Rosen

    – BFA’13

    Fall 2022

    A solo exhibition of Monika Rosen’s work, titled ‘Fish Out of Water,’ was held this summer at the Cline House Gallery in Cornwall. View more of Monika's work.

  • Formal photograph of a wedding party in from of a bar.


    Madison Fugard and Matthieu Leonard

    – Artsci’16 and Sc’14

    Fall 2022

    Madison Fugard and Matthieu Leonard celebrated their marriage on June 11, 2022. Along with family, the many Queen’s alumni in attendance in Stirling, Ont. made for a wonderful evening, as they danced the night away.

  • 2000s

    Ryan Noth

    – Artsci’01

    Fall 2022

    Ryan Noth’s film, Drifting Snow, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s top 10 Canadian films of 2021. The film was shot and set in Prince Edward County and along the highways around Kingston. It also employed Kingston crew members in its production. Drifting Snow is currently airing on Air Canada and WestJet, as well as Super Channel and many online streaming platforms.

  • 2000s

    Vanessa McGovern

    – Artsci’02

    Fall 2022

    Vanessa McGovern was given the prestigious honour of being named godmother to the Emerald Luna on July 22, 2022. The Emerald Luna is a river cruise ship, part of the cruise line Scenic Group. To be named godmother of a vessel is a great honour and long-standing maritime tradition. She was selected for this recognition as a result of her contributions to the U.S. travel industry. During her speech, she shared that she was a proud graduate of Queen’s!

  • Album cover of a woman playing a piano in the desert with a sky full of stars.


    Helen Kneale (née Bourgeois)

    – Artsci’09

    Fall 2022

    Helen Kneale is a lawyer with the federal Department of Justice, a former flight attendant, a mother of one (soon to be two) daughters and a singer-songwriter. As Heliara, she released her first album, Starry Skies, on June 1, 2022. It touches on themes of love, friendship, motherhood, exploration, and working for your fairy tale. It is a true privilege for her to share with the world this music. The album is available everywhere.