Alumni News

Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter (QBAC) is launching a kickoff event scheduled for Oct. 20 in Kingston during Homecoming.

When Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Artsci’11, was a summer intern in Queen’s Marketing and Communications Department, he helped write a few speeches for Principal Daniel Woolf.

Life Sciences graduate and former president of the Queen's Native Student Association, Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk (ArtSci'11), is Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon.

Recent Life Sciences Major / Art History Minor graduate Eden Gelgoot submitted an Art History & Theory paper, "The role of the UNESCO World Heritage List in the commemoration of World War II" to the international Undergraduate Awards Programme 2017 that went on to win the best submission in the Art History & Theory category.

The Queen’s task force formed in April 2016 to begin the work of responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system for Aboriginal children. Composed of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, staff, students, senior administrators, and community members, the task force considered how to meaningfully respond to the TRC’s calls to action.

It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Jacqueline Davies considers Socrates one ­of her heroes. She is, after all, a professor of philosophy. But Dr. Davies has another hero, who has influenced her in ways Socrates never could.

Ms. Frizzle, the eccentric, adventuresome ­third-grade teacher from the “Magic School Bus” cartoon series, keeps Dr. Davies inspired as she encourages her students to “take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”

The head of one of Canada’s biggest chocolate retailers and the CEO of the United Way of Greater Toronto are among the 16 Queen’s alumni on this year’s list of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

The list, released annually by the Women’s Executive Network, includes the CEO of Purdy’s Chocolates Karen Flavelle, Com’79, and history graduate Susan McIsaac, Artsci’85, who leads the United Way of Greater Toronto.

“Queen’s educates amazing alumni and this list shows the powerful presence of the Queen’s degree in many boardrooms across Canada,” says Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf.

Queen's University is developing a new Masters degree program focused on Earth and Energy Resources Leadership. This program is designed for working professionals to enhance the skill sets needed to make sound, effective project decisions while responsibly managing trade-offs due to the uncertainty and complexity inherent in natural resource development.

ONE CULTURE, or THE COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES

The claim of a rift between scientists and technologists on one hand, and humanists
on the other, is criticized on several grounds. Using examples from chemistry, poetry,
painting and ceramics a case is made for an underlying unity of science and the arts.
The common elements of these human activities are creation with craftsmanship,
concisely communicated, in a cross-cultural and altruistic way, with aesthetics figuring

A Queen’s University graduate is in the running for one of Britain’s most prestigious art awards.

Ciara Phillips (Artsci’00) is one of four artists who made the shortlist for the Turner Prize earlier this year.

Currently living in Glasgow, Scotland, Ms. Phillips received a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queen’s before earning a Master of Fine Art in 2004 at the Glasgow School of Art.

Pages