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.

  • 1970s

    Paul Bennett

    – Artsci’77 and MPA’79

    Fall 2022

    Paul Bennett has recently published a fascinating collection of vignettes providing a unique perspective on various events and developments, such as the death of his grandfather in the First World War, the 1970 October Crisis, interviews with Indo-Chinese refugees applying for immigration to Canada, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, and a trip to North Korea. The book, On the Border, will appeal to those with an appreciation for the diversity of life’s experiences and to those willing to take a chance. The book is illustrated by Khmer Rouge survivor Anouk’chet Suong. Learn more about Paul Bennett.

  • Two small children sitting on a couch.


    Heather (Campbell) Pope

    – Artsci’06

    Summer 2022

    Heather (Campbell) Pope, and her husband, Aaron, welcomed Betty Lynne in December 2021. She joins big brother Clifford. Reach out to Heather and her family to connect. 

  • Asian woman, sitting in a rocking chair, looking down at a toddler, sitting on a blue stool.


    Alicia Ho

    – Artsci’09

    Summer 2022

    Alicia Ho is the founder and creative behind Precious Ones Photography in Toronto. She was awarded first place in family portraits for Portrait Masters 2022, a prestigious international photography competition, in March. 

  • 1990s

    Rietta Wadman-Mills

    – Con.Ed’90

    Summer 2022

    Rietta Wadman-Mills is happy to announce that she is enjoying retirement from a 30-year elementary teaching career at Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and Limestone District School Board. 

  • 1990s

    Paul Thompson

    – MA’90

    Summer 2022

    Paul Thompson was recently appointed deputy minister/deputy receiver-general in the Federal Public Services and Procurement Canada. He was recruited directly upon his graduation from Queen’s and has held a number of senior leadership roles since that time. Paul follows several family members who are Queen’s graduates: his grandfather, Elwood Thompson (BA’24), was a respected elementary school principal in Kingston for over 30 years; his father, Keith P. Thompson (Arts’51), was a secondary school inspector and later a school superintendent in Perth County; and two nieces, Katie Squires Thompson (Artsci’12) and Emma Squires (Com’14), both of whom have leadership positions and currently live in British Columbia. Other family members are likely to follow in the Queen’s tradition. 

  • 1990s

    Richard Manley-Tannis and Rev. Shelly Manley-Tannis

    – MA’98 (Classics) and MDiv’01

    Summer 2022

    Richard Manley-Tannis has completed his PhD through the Taos Institute and Tilburg University in the Netherlands and was awarded his doctorate in practical theology and relational construction in Tilburg, Feb. 17, 2020. The couple was lucky to have travelled to Tilburg and returned home just when the COVID-19 restrictions were becoming a reality. For the past two years, Richard, who is also a commissioned diaconal minister in the United Church of Canada, has held the position of principal of St. Andrew’s College, a United Church Theological School at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, while Shelly is an ordained minister (after graduating from Queen’s Theological College in 2001) and is currently working with the congregation of Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon.