Class of 2021 Congrats

Congrats Graduates 2021 You Did It!

Welcome, and congratulations to all of the graduates in the Faculty of Arts & Science Class of 2021. We are excited to help celebrate your outstanding achievements.  

See the full list of conferred graduates for the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration video with messages from Principal Patrick Deane, Associate Vice-Principal of Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill and Chancellor Jim Leech.

Congrats from Dean Barbara Crow

Congrats from ASUS

Congrats from SGPS

Congrats from the Queen's University Alumni Association

Biology

Classics

Computing

Economics

English Language & Literature

Environmental Studies

Gender Studies

Geography & Planning

Geological Sciences

Global Development Studies

History

The Department of History extends its warm congratulations to the Class of 2021! In a normal year, we would attend convocation and invite you and your families to join us in a reception after the ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments. This year, we invite you to visit our Department Convocation Flipgrid, where you will find congratulatory messages from the faculty who taught you.

Login at your convenience with your queen's account, or simply use the guest password: Queenshistgrads. We wish you all the very best, and hope you will keep in touch!

History Graduation Flipgrid

Kinesiology & Health Studies

Class of 2021 Congratulations Letter

Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Mathematics & Statistics

Philosophy

Physics & Astronomy

Sociology

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Chemistry

Virtual Reception for Undergraduate and Graduate graduating students.

Film & Media

Graduation Celebration - Class of 2021

Political Studies

Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration

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Congrats

To: 4370
To: Hareer Al-Qaragouli
Congratulations my beautiful girl for your graduation!! may God bless you in each step you will take in this next chapter of your life.I am so proud of your hard work and you deserve all that you have achieved.
الف مبروك حبيبتي
From: Your mum
June 14, 2021
To: Dia Kapoor
Hi Dia! Congratulations on graduating!! So proud of you and excited for this next part of your life :) Keep slaying queen <3
From: Shivani Verma
June 14, 2021
To: Katie Larkin
Congratulations, Katie!

We have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both you and Sam as the History DSC's co-presidents over the past year. Your dedication to improving the student experience over such a challenging year was incredibly valuable to the Department and to our students, and we thank you for your commitment to the role and to your peers.

We hope you take some time to celebrate this wonderful achievement, and we wish you the very best in your future!
From: Department of History
June 14, 2021
To: Sam Nicholls
Congratulations, Sam!

We have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both you and Katie as the History DSC's co-presidents over the past year. Your dedication to improving the student experience over such a challenging year was incredibly valuable to the Department and to our students, and we thank you for your commitment to the role and to your peers.

We hope you take some time to celebrate this wonderful achievement, and we wish you the very best in your future!
From: Department of History
June 14, 2021
To: 4365
To: Kate Li
Congratulations Kate! I am so proud of you and all of your incredible accomplishments and inspirations.

Our story began with our first year in Canada. That we met in the first week of high school and became roomie for three years. And after graduated and left Van, both of us went to Queen’s and lived together for another 4 years LOL

I can’t believe we made it through and always being there for each other. Thank you for always being supportive and creative, and show me the world from different angle.

Go Kate, go and conquer your dreams. From Van to Kst to HZ, our conquest is the sea of stars ❤️
From: Shirley Huang
June 14, 2021
To: Kate
Hi Kate
THANKS FOR YOUR HARDWORKING AND GOOD JOB!!!!!
From: Zhihan
June 14, 2021
To: 4362
To: Maya McDonald
Congratulations Maya!!
In the blink of an eye, four years of hard work and dedication have come to an end. I am so very proud of you and the amazing young woman you have become. You are such a positive role model for so many. I love you more than I can express...mom.
From: Lori McDonald
June 13, 2021
To: Emma Mensour
Congratulations Emma!! We are all bursting with pride on your accomplishment these past 4 years!
The world awaits!
Love Mom, Dad, Megan, Luke and Grandpa
From: Paula Driedger
June 13, 2021
To: Adam Purdy
Congratulations, Adam! What an amazing achievement! While fighting the hardest battle of your life, you have worked so hard and taken care of your family, accomplishing something that few could, and that anyone would be proud of even under the best of circumstances. You have climbed Everest, and conquered it! Every good and wonderful thing to you in the future. You deserve it! All my love❤
From: Whitney Purdy
June 13, 2021
To: Meghan McKeeman
It is amazing how fast those 4 years of university have gone, to me at least!! I am very proud of you and know you will be very successful in whatever your future holds!!! Enjoy your summer in the labs!! Hopefully will see you soon!! Much Love, Grandma xoxo
From: Reta May McKeeman
June 13, 2021
To: Sophia Long
Congratulations Sophia!!!

We met in the first week of first year and we became very fast friends. Terrorizing the halls of west campus and cutting it close to deadlines. The past four years were VERY rocky at times but you made it to the end.

You were strong, you persevered, and now you have a degree to your name. So proud!

I will come visit you once I get a degree of my own. I'll definitely need a tour-guide.

Happy Graduation and stay safe!
From: Jerod
June 13, 2021
To: jodie grieve
JODIE,congratulations on your graduation from Queens.I am so proud of you and love you. You worked hard and stayed the course.
From: unah Bhattacharya Grieve
June 13, 2021
To: 4348
To: Dia Aurora Kapoor
Dear Dia,

Congratulations on this amazing achievement! It is a amazing achievement. During the last couple of years, I have seen various emotions but it made you who are you. I am really proud of you! I remember all the memories of Kingston and Queens University, all the late/early study sessions, all the early morning tims run and running out to get Chinese food. We have gone through so much together at Queens University. Although it is not the way you expected to be graduating, I am proud that you have accomplished so much during a pandemic!

Love,

Parth
From: Parth Gandhi
June 12, 2021
To: Shirley Zhang
Dear Shirley,

Congratulations!! Thank you for the wonderful two years at Queen's. You are an amazing person, and I am very lucky to have you as my friend. I won't forget the memories that we shared and the talks that we had. Wish you a bright future, and hope I can see you soon after this pandemic!!!!!

Happy Graduation!
From: Sophia Long
June 12, 2021
To: Lingyun Long
It’s my great memory to attend events with you and to study with you during the best years of my life. Congratulations today and best wishes for all your tomorrows!
From: Runfei Wu
June 12, 2021
To: 4344
To: Dia
Congratulations and celebrations! We are so proud of you Dia! Go girl!
The world awaits your awesomeness!
Lots of love!
From: Savvy Maasi and Shivani
June 12, 2021
To: Sophia Long
Congratulations Longlong! I'll never forget all the magnificent memories we created together. It has been an ecstatic journey that made my paintless life filled with colors and lights. Parting is the beginning of a reunion. I'm so sure we'll meet again! Best wishes on your next adventure. Wishing you the best for every step in your future.
Go Sophia, go and conquer your dreams!
ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ✧
From: Shirley Zhang
June 12, 2021
To: Shihui Zhang
Congratulations on your graduation! It has been a grat joy spending time with you. You are such a nice, clever, and beautiful person. Best wishes for your next adventure!
From: Runfei Wu
June 12, 2021
To: 4341
To: Jodie, Tessa, and Alissa (aka the Alfred St gang <3)
So proud of you girls for graduating, especially amid a pandemic! It's been an honor to live with and grow alongside you, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to spend lockdown with. Here's to three years of sitting on the kitchen floor, jamming out to Just Dance, trips to Coffeeway, and our sweet sweet Cora. Love you all <3
From: Chloe
June 12, 2021
To: 4337
To: Xuefei Ma
Congratulations to our beloved daughter Xuefei Jasmine! May happiness, joy, safety be with you all along your life!
From: Your mother and father
June 12, 2021
To: Hareer Al Qaragholie
Many congratulations Hareer, well done and very well deserved. We are all very proud of you xxxx
From: Noor Alwash
June 12, 2021
To: Sophie Watson
Congratulations on your amazing graduation, Sophie Trew!!
We are so happy for you and so proud of what you have accomplished (at times, under challenging circumstances), during your time at Queens.
You are an amazing woman - and I'm sure that the amazing things you've already done are just the beginning!
with so much love and admiration,
tia (and also Nino) :-)
xoxoxo
From: Christina Cuk
June 11, 2021
To: 4333
To: Shihui Zhang
Congratulations on such a great accomplishment Shihui!!! You are such an amazing person. It feels like only yesterday that we first met here.

Best wishes on your next adventure!

salute ('-'*ゞ
From: Yuliang
June 11, 2021
To: Tara Coombs
Congratulations, you've worked hard for the great marks you achieved. We are both very be proud of you.
From: Andy Coombs
June 11, 2021
To: Tara Coombs
Congratulations, you've worked hard for the great marks you achieved. We are both very be proud of you.
From: Andy Coombs
June 11, 2021
To: Kaitlyn Eastwood
Kaitlyn Congratulations on
all the hard work you’ve invested into your future!! Your efforts will provide you with many opportunities!! I love you and I am very proud of you! Way to go, woohoo!
From: Paul Monk
June 11, 2021
To: 4329
To: Marilyn Mary Johnson
Dear Marilyn,

Congratulations on your graduation and outstanding achievement! Well-derserved!!

It seems like yesterday when you were so tiny and time truly flies. Now you are an achiever!
We are glad that all the hard work and endless efforts you put in are finally paying off.

As your parents, you have always given us a reason to walk with our heads held high. As you move forward on another stage
in life, we wishing you all success and good luck to all your dreams! All the best for your future endeavours!

We are so proud of you and may you have a very successful future!!

Happy Graduation !

Lots of Love,
Your Mom & Dad
From: Solly Johnson
June 11, 2021
To: Adam Purdy
Congratulations Adam on your recent graduation after many years of hard and successful work. A huge accomplishment. All the best in the days to come. Aunt Holly
From: Holly Whitten
June 11, 2021
To: Adam Purdy
Congratulations Adam on your recent graduation after many years of hard and successful work. A huge accomplishment. All the best in the days to come. Aunt Holly
From: Holly Whitten
June 11, 2021
To: 4326
To: Amanda Zacharias
Congratulations! You worked hard during tough times and it paid off. Good luck on your next adventure, post graduate work in biomedical informatics. Stay curious!
From: Julie
June 11, 2021
To: Kate Mitchell
Well done Kate. You have worked hard for your success, showing perseverance and a true commitment to learning. COVID has changed how we could have celebrated this milestone but it does not diminish how proud we are of you. Next step - MSc. Congratulations!
From: Marty Mitchell
June 11, 2021
To: Max Eisen
Congrats Max. You rock!

-Max
From: Max Eisen
June 11, 2021
To: 4321
To: Sydney Lahey
Congratulations on your graduation Sydney!

We couldn’t be more proud of your achievements! You succeeded during a very challenging time, and have earned all of the happiness and success that will come your way.

Way to go!
Lots of love, Mom & Dad XOXO
From: Mom & Dad
June 11, 2021
To: Kaitlyn Eastwood
Congratulations to our very special granddaughter. We're so proud of you.
From: Nana & Papa
June 11, 2021
To: 4317
To: Katie Pegg
Congratulations Katie! I am sorry that we couldn't see you walk across the stage, but thankfully we had a wonderful day in Banff! So very proud of you.
From: Mom & Dad
June 10, 2021
To: 4316
To: Katie Pegg
Happy graduation!!!! So exciting that you graduated! You are the best twin ever!!
From: Sarah Pegg
June 10, 2021
To: 4314
To: Christian Garnons-Williams
Congratulations on your graduation from the undergraduate program of Science Biology!! May you continue to succeed and be happy.
From: Wayne Garnons-Williams
June 10, 2021
To: 4313
To: Dia Aurora Kapoor
Dear Dia,

Congratulations for the achievement! In last 4 years I saw you crying, smiling, fearing ,stressing and being helpless, being sleepless, but than I also the young confident woman who did give up and kept going forward.

I am so proud of you and who are you today - such am amazing person :)

Happy Graduation ! New opportunities , new dreams and new vistas are waiting! Go get it girl!!!!

"Yesterday it seems,
I watched you step your first day to school,
You were the little girl
With favorite blanket
And your favorite toy.
Today, you are taller
But you smile the same
You still have a favorite blanket
And favorite song
Now, you are much a stronger young woman
That your mom is proud of!!

Lots of Love,
Your Mom :)



From: Rashmi Aurora
June 10, 2021
To: 4312
To: Dia Aurora Kapoor
Dear Dia,

Congratulations for the achievement! In last 4 years I saw you crying, smiling, fearing ,stressing and being helpless, being sleepless, but than I also the young confident woman who did give up and kept going forward.

I am so proud of you and who are you today - such am amazing person :)

Happy Graduation ! New opportunities , new dreams and new vistas are waiting! Go get it girl!!!!

"Yesterday it seems,
I watched you step your first day to school,
You were the little girl
With favorite blanket
And your favorite toy.
Today, you are taller
But you smile the same
You still have a favorite blanket
And favorite song
Now, you are much a stronger young woman
That your mom is proud of!!

Lots of Love,
Your Mom :)



From: Rashmi Aurora
June 10, 2021
To: Shirley Zhang
Congratulations to my dear baby for graduating. From a sixteen-year-old girl who left home alone to an omnipotent youth now, it is grateful for the time and all that Canada has given you.
Thank you Queen's University for shaping my daughter into who she is now today, the way I am proud of. Thank you.
From: Fangfang Yang, Chungen Zhang
June 10, 2021
To: Isabel Federgreen
Dear Isabel,
Congratulations on your university graduation! So proud of your outstanding achievement! It has been an amazing four years; seeing the incredible person you've become and I know you will continue to make a positive impact on your world. May God continue to bless you in all your endeavours. Enjoy this wonderful moment - finding joy even though this is such a challenging time. You've earned all the success and happiness that is coming your way.
With much, much love and lots of cheers!
Mom
From: Anna Anderson Federgreen
June 10, 2021
To: Les étudiant.es de la majeure, la médiale et la mineure en Études françaises
Chères étudiantes, chers étudiants,

Je tiens à tous vous féliciter pour le travail exceptionnel que vous avez accompli durant vos années à Queen's. Vous porterez pour toujours avec vous la langue française partout où vous irez, quoique vous ferez. Je suis convaincu que vous saurez faire la différence dans la société en faisant la promotion de la justice et de l'égalité.

Avec toute mon admiration,

Prof. Julien Lefort-Favreau
From: Julien Lefort-Favreau
June 10, 2021
To: Natalie Hanna
Congratulations on your graduation from Queens! You are awesome! We are very proud of all you have accomplished and celebrate your dedication to Relay for Life! We love you so much!
From: Grandma Sue and Grandpa Dave
June 10, 2021
To: Janis Cheng
Congratulations Janis!!! It's so exciting to see you just completed such a competitive degree this year! Seeing the lab works you shared, I know you dedicated your passion, your time, and hard work to where you stand today. I hope all the best in your future!!! <3<3
From: Kiraaa
June 10, 2021
To: 4306
To: Rachel Claire Case
Dear Rachel,
We are so very proud of you for all your hard work and for graduating with Honours/Distinction! All the very best for a bright future.
Love you lots,
Mom, Dad, and Holly xo
June 10, 2021
From: Rosy and Ian Case - Very Proud Parents of Rachel!
June 10, 2021
To: Sophie Trew Watson
Dear Sophie - What an achievement! Our hearty congratulations, we are so proud of you. Very well done! Lots of love, Nana and Granddad.
From: Nana and Granddad
June 10, 2021
To: Natalie Hanna
We are so very proud of you and the great achievements at Queens. Your dedication to your studies and Relay for Life show what an amazing woman you are. We love you so much and wish you many wonderful experiences going forward
From: Grandma Sue and Grandpa Dave
June 10, 2021
To: Naomi Frooman
Congratulations, Naomi!! So proud of you, of your work ethic and ability to rise to every challenge. Well done!
Love you forever, mom
From: Alyssa Sankey
June 10, 2021
To: Yudong.L
This year you have been going through a lot! Thank yourself for overcoming those challenges and I believe everything will only be better in future:))))
From: :)GA
June 10, 2021
To: Mikey Farrell
Congrats on graduating, you worked so hard and I am so proud of you!
From: Sophie Rutledge
June 10, 2021
To: Mikey Farrell
Congratulations on a great accomplishment Mikey. You should be very proud of yourself . Best of luck on the next stage of your life. I’m sure you’ll kill it !!
From: Bernie Rutledge
June 10, 2021
To: Mikey Farrell
Congratulations on a great accomplishment Mikey. You should be very proud of yourself . Best of luck on the next stage of your life. I’m sure you’ll kill it !!
From: Bernie Rutledge
June 10, 2021
To: 4297
To: Sophie Rutledge
Sophie I am so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Congrats and enjoy Toronto! Love you. Mom
From: Mary Lynn Rutledge
June 10, 2021
To: Rutledge
Congratulations Sophie for graduating with distinction from your program ! I am so proud of you and confident that your future is so bright you’ll have to wear shades.
From: Bernie
June 10, 2021
To: Adam Purdy
We couldn’t be prouder of this incredible achievement Adam. Attaining a Masters takes significant commitment, dedication and hard work…but to accomplish this during a year of intense personal stress and life changes is truly admirable. And of course let’s add the complications of a pandemic. Congratulations Adam! We are so proud of you and the strength you have shown. Wishing you a future filled with the happiness and success you so clearly deserve. VERY WELL DONE! All our love….
From: Mum and Ken
June 10, 2021
To: Heather Lane
Congratulations!! I honestly can’t believe we made it through the Ban Righ days and are now graduating!! Wishing you the best of luck in all your future endeavours (and in receiving your future Oscar :P) !!
From: Tania
June 10, 2021
To: Tania Kazi
Congrats Tania!!! I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments ❤️ Thanks for always being there for me and always been down for a late night movie or bubble tea run. Can’t wait to see what you get up to even though I’ll probably still be calling you haha. Ilyyy
From: Heather Lane
June 10, 2021
To: 4289
To: Kaitlyn Eastwood
Congratulations Kaitlyn - you’ve worked so hard for this achievement! I’m beyond proud of you and I know that this is the beginning of a bright future ❤️
From: Deanna Monk
June 10, 2021
To: 4288
To: Tara Coombs
Congratulations Tara! Your efforts, hard work and sleepless nights have just paid off. I am so proud of you today and always. Happy graduation!
From: Debbie Coombs
June 10, 2021
To: Kody Klupt
Congrats! Keep those gels balanced!
From: Nolan Neville
June 10, 2021
To: 4286
To: Chloe Dick
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Congratulations on this major accomplishment in your life! All of your hard work and commitment have led to this! We could not be any prouder of you!!!♡♡♡♡
From: Chloe's Exceptionally Proud Parents
June 10, 2021
To: Sophie Trew Watson
Dearest Sophie, what joy to be able to celebrate with you this big achievement.
Omama.
From: Ingrid Cuk
June 10, 2021
To: 4284
To: Margaux Gauthier
Félicitations Margaux! You did it! We are very proud and excited for you! Bisous Mom, Dad, Zak and Antoine
From: Patricia Gauthier
June 10, 2021
To: 4282
To: Victoria Lalonde
Dear Victoria, seeing your name on the list makes it official: you graduated from Life Science (Honor) with Distinction! Very proud of your hard work to show up on this list. Love ❤️, Daddy, mommy & sister
From: Jenny, Gilles, Jessica
June 10, 2021
To: Chloe Dick
Congratulations Chloe! You’ve worked so hard and I’m so proud of you!!
From: Lydia Dick
June 10, 2021
To: All students who took Gphy 101.
Congratulations on working hard and completing a degree in the most challenging of times. Graduating is no small achievement at the best of times but working alone and often without the benefit of peers adds another dimension of difficulty. Good luck in your future careers!
From: Anne Godlewska
June 10, 2021
To: Lucy Warren
Darling Lucy, I am so proud of you always, but especially now. Graduating with Honours/Distinction is a wonderful accomplishment. Much love,
Gran xoxo
From: Gran
June 10, 2021
To: Fakid
My dearest Fakid,

It feels like just yesterday that I left Kingston in a rush, and yet here we are. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished this year, you are such a hard worker!
From: Jules
June 10, 2021
To: 4275
To: Sophie Trew Watson
Congratulations Sophie! It has been a privilege to watch your evolution, from a teenager brimming with promise to the brilliant, capable, fierce citizen of the World that you are today. We could not be more proud.

Love always, Mom and Dad.
From: Maria and Neil Watson
June 10, 2021
To: Lucy Warren
Darling Lucy, I am so proud of you always, but especially now. Graduating with Honours/Distinction is a wonderful accomplishment. Much love,
Gran xoxo
From: Gran
June 10, 2021
To: 4273
To: Lucy Warren
Congratulations Lucy, I am so very proud of your accomplishments and know you will truly enjoy your Master's studies. As I have said before, please never change! Love you, Grandad XXOO
From: Grandad
June 10, 2021
To: 2021 Grads
Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! You've succeeded in the face of tremendous challenges. We wish you the very best going forward. Congratulations!
From: Warren Mabee
June 10, 2021
To: POLS majors, medials and minors
Many congrats to the class of 2021!! You have completed your time here at Queen's, and thus another new door opens in your life journey. I hope you can open in with curiosity and enthusiasm! I wish you all the best with your future endeavors.

Cheers,
Colin Farrelly
instructor for POLS 250, 355 and 402
From: Colin Farrelly
June 10, 2021
To: Matt
You did okay I guess
From: Liam
June 10, 2021
To: 4269
To: Alexander MacDonald
CONGRATULATIONS Alex!! A Queen's Graduate - we are so proud of you!
Stay true to yourself and pursue your dreams - the world awaits! Love you, Mom & Dad.
From: Lori Ann MacDonald
June 10, 2021
To: 4268
To: Madison Dawn Walker
Madison,

You are my biggest role model, my number 1 supporter and not only my sister, but my best friend. You have come so far and grown so much. I am so proud of you for your dedication to Queens, and all that you’ve accomplished.
I want to write on Grandma Walker’s behalf of how proud she is of you as well. We are so lucky to have a person like you looking out for us. I hope your future endeavours bring you happiness, and much strength to pursue your goals. You rock, CONGRATS!! ❤️❤️
From: Ali Walker
June 10, 2021
To: Lucy Warren
Congrats Lucy! What an accomplishment - not only graduating with Honours and distinction but doing so during a crazy time in the world. Best of luck with your studies in the future! Love January abs Magnolia
From: January Cohen
June 10, 2021
To: All 2021 Graduates
Congratulations, Class of 2021!
From: Sheena Wilkinson, Undergraduate and Office Assistant, Department of Philosophy
June 10, 2021
To: Constance Carriere-Prill
I am so incredibly proud of you, my big sister for all of your accomplishments. I have no doubt that you will continue to do great things! You are an inspiration! A huge congratulations to you! xoxo
From: Amanda Carriere
June 10, 2021
To: Catherine Despatie
Congratulations Cate!
Thank you for living across the hall from me for the past four years! I am so proud of all of your accomplishments. You are so hardworking and I cannot wait to see where your Master's takes you! I am so lucky that I get to cheer you on from the sidelines.
From: Alyssa Joynt
June 10, 2021
To: Susan Boehnke
Thanks for teaching the most inspiring course of my undergrad! Thank you also for having conversations about industries you have experience in and supporting student-ran events! It goes a long way!
From: Rafael Faria-Lopes
June 10, 2021
To: History majors, medials and minors
You have made history! Completing your historical studies while living through a global pandemic is a special accomplishment. Stay in touch and come back and visit when we are back on campus. We are interested in your futures and hope your studies of the past have equipped you with an appreciation and understanding of your world and the changes it is always undergoing. Congratulations again, class of 2021!
From: Adnan Husain
June 10, 2021
To: Geography BSc Honours Grads
Congratulations to each of our Geography BSc grads! You have faced very challenging circumstances over the last 3 semesters of your undergraduate degree. The fact that you have completed your degree, demonstrates your academic abilities are matched with adaptability and resiliency! I hope that you are proud of your accomplishments! Professor Melissa Lafreniere
From: Melissa Lafreniere
June 10, 2021
To: 4258
To: Rhianna Hamilton; James Taptelis; Arthur Smith-Windsor
CONGRATULATIONS on completing brilliant theses in very unusual and challenging circumstances, in addition to everything else you've accomplished. It was a pleasure to supervise you, and I can't wait to see what you do next!

You should be very proud of yourselves! I know I am.

- Prof. Martel
From: Stéphanie Martel
June 10, 2021
To: 4257
To: Hareer AL-QARAGOLIE
Warmest congratulations on your well-deserved success. It’s true we’re disappointed we won’t get to watch you walk across the podium and like we’d always dreamed—but that just means and by a fact of life, that we’re going to celebrate your bright future even bigger. And we could not be prouder.
Your family; Aseel, Salam, Tala & Hamza
From: Abdul Salam Alqaragolie
June 10, 2021
To: Lucy Warren
Lucy we are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished this year and over the past 4 years!!! Congratulations on this milestone and good luck with your Masters!
From: Hannah Brennen
June 10, 2021
To: Hareer AL-QARAGOLIE
Warmest congratulations on your well-deserved success. It’s true we’re disappointed we won’t get to watch you walk across the podium and like we’d always dreamed—but that just means and by a fact of life, that we’re going to celebrate your bright future even bigger. And we could not be prouder.
Your family; Aseel, Salam, Tala & Hamza

From: Abdul Salam Alqaragolie
June 10, 2021
To: 4254
To: XinXin Miaooooo
You are the best roommate in the universe. Words cannot express my love for you. Have a good summer and enjoy your life in Scotland. =3=
From: Your Sweetie
June 10, 2021
To: 4252
To: Katie Pegg
Katie we are so proud of you...congratulations on your graduation! Although it is not the way you expected to be graduating, we are extra proud that you have accomplished so much during a pandemic! Great things are waiting for you! Love Mom, Dad, Allison, Emily, Sarah & Harlan
From: Anne Markovich & family
June 10, 2021
To: Samantha
Congratulations Samantha on this wonderful achievement, we are so proud of you!
Love mi familia ❤️❤️
From: Jodie Gibson
June 10, 2021
To: Alyssa Joynt
Congratulations Alyssa on finishing 4 years at Queen’s! The last year has proven how well you are equipped to succeed in an ever changing world. We are so proud of your accomplishments in your Life Science major and English minor. We feel confident that Queen’s helped prepare you for your work ahead as a Master’s student in Genetic Counseling at the University of Manitoba! Well done! Love Mom, Dad, and Kylan
From: Bonnie Joynt
June 10, 2021
To: All my amazing POLS students
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You've accomplished so much this past year and over the past four years, and I hope you'll look back on your undergrad years at Queen's with fond memories despite the challenges faced during this pandemic.

I know this moment can feel unsettling, especially if you don't have a clear plan for what comes next. Be open to the possibilities, and in due time, the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place, possibly in unexpected ways. In any case, plans tend to change, and that's OK too! Be willing to be surprised.

I am so grateful for students who showed up during this weird year for virtual discussions, turning their cameras on even if they didn't have to so I could see your faces and nods and smiles, supporting one another, and sharing their ideas with each other.

My hope for this graduating POLS class is that you'll bring the critical thinking, the ability to put yourselves in others' shoes, and the value of diverse perspectives on issues of politics that you learned in your courses into whatever you do and wherever you end up. Nurture these skills, which the world desperately needs right now, because that's what studying politics is all about.

I wish you all the best for what's to come and can't wait to see what you do. Don't be strangers, and keep in touch with your Profs!
From: Stéphanie Martel
June 10, 2021
To: 4247
To: Daniel Meeks
Congratulations Daniel, on completing TWO degrees (I'm sure it felt like more!) This little post won't stand in for /proper/ celebrations once it's safe to do so, but the meantime, enjoy the fruits of your hard, hard, work!
Have a great summer!
From: Alastair
June 10, 2021
To: all graduate students
Awesome effort by you all. Thanks for being part of the graduate community and I wish you all the best wherever life takes you next. Stay safe and take care
Colette
From: Colette Steer
June 10, 2021
To: 4245
To: Julia Mcdonell
CONGRATULATIONS Julia! So proud of you for completing your undergrad at Queens! Wishing you all the best in your future academic journey and life as you follow your dreams. Love you, Your family
From: Your Family
June 10, 2021