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.

  • 1990s

    Sean Cable

    – Com’94

    Winter 2022

    Sean Cable was appointed chief accountant at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP. He leads PwC Canada’s accounting consulting services group, providing technical advice on complex accounting and financial reporting matters.

  • 1980s

    Gordon Whittaker

    – Com’86

    Winter 2022

    After graduating from Queen’s, Gordon Whittaker travelled and worked in marketing before returning to complete an MBA at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Six years later, he and his bride moved to Halifax, after completing an eight-month back-packing honeymoon adventure. Soon after landing in Halifax, he was appointed executive director of the Atlantic Film Festival. He also managed an animation studio and was long-time regional director and feature film executive for Telefilm Canada. A six-year stint in real estate acquisition and development was followed by an appointment as the senior director of Side Door, a music platform startup. In June 2022, Gord joined Screen Nova Scotia to lead the organization’s film and television studio project – a more than $30-million initiative to build the first ever purpose-built sound stage for the province’s growing screen-based industry.

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    Susan Morris

    – Artsci’81

    Winter 2022

    Susan Morris is excited and honoured to share news about her new role as Honorary Consul for Canada in Maine. For her, it is a dream come true to work with the Consulate General of Canada on behalf of two of her favourite places, Canada and Maine, and she is excited about the many opportunities to foster cross-border collaboration. Maine and New England share a great deal with Canada in sectors such as clean tech, renewable energies, blue tech, aquaculture, and life sciences. She’ll work to find ways to facilitate cultural exchanges and she looks forward to advancing Canada and Maine’s mutual efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Rodger Cuzner, Consul General of Canada for New England, and the 25 talented and dedicated individuals in the Boston-based consulate have made Susan’s transition to the team a pleasure. She would like to thank all her colleagues and friends who helped her during the intense selection process, and she looks forward to many good things to come during her five-year tenure. Susan encourages alums in New England to reach out to her via LinkedIn.

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    Laura Jo Gunter

    – MBA’88

    Winter 2022

    Laura Jo Gunter is the recent recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta). She was awarded the medal in June 2022 for her significant contributions as a leader in the post-secondary and private sectors and as an entrepreneur. She is also the president and CEO of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), having been appointed to the position in 2020. Previously, she served three years as president and CEO of Bow Valley College in Calgary, and held senior executive roles at George Brown College and Seneca College in Toronto, as well as at Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Film School. 

  • 1980s

    Colm Brannigan

    – Law’81

    Winter 2022

    Colm Brannigan is happy to announce the upcoming publication of ODR: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. This is a collection of writing that reflects over 20 years of research, practise, presentations, and podcasts about online dispute resolution. Co-authored with Marc Bhalla, with a foreword by Colin Rule. 

  • 1970s

    Brian McAteer

    – Arts’70

    Winter 2022

    Brian McAteer and his wife, Evadina, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their summer home in Belvès-en-Périgord, France, on Sept. 29, 2022. They met at Queen’s and were married at the “House of James” on Earl Street in 1972 by the home’s founder, Rev. Brien Thrasher.