ArtSci Shoutouts

To: Missy Chareka
A heartfelt thanks to Missy Chareka who is a true rock. Her knowledgeable and unbelievably fast support is exceptional. Very grateful to have such a wonderful colleague! Thanks for everything, Missy!!

Meghan Norris
From: Meghan Norris
July 15, 2021
To: Theresa Brennan
I don't know what we are going to do without you! I am going to your neverending willingness to help, our chats in your office and your candy :-) I hope you enjoy yourself immensely in your retirement and don't be a stranger!
From: Beth Kelley
May 19, 2021
To: Angie Maltby
Thank you Angie for your tireless work in the graduate office! We will miss you! Enjoy your retirement!
From: Beth Kelley
May 19, 2021
To: Laura de la Roche
I just wanted to give my graduate student Laura de la Roche a shout-out for the amazing work that she is continuing to do-she is an amazing student and an outstanding colleague and I feel so fortunate to be her mentor!
From: Beth Kelley
May 19, 2021
To: John Bond
Thank you John for working with us and the ITS team to setup the telemetry for our weather stations in the high-Arctic, and on short notice! Despite barriers along the way, your help gives us hope that we can find way to access remote field measurements right here at Queen's. Our department is so fortunate to have you, and hopefully there's not too much more troubleshooting ahead ;) Thanks again John!!
From: Laura Thomson and Maddie Myers
May 16, 2021
To: Nadia Morel
Thank you, Nadia, for your incredible work ethic, your beautiful multimedia designs, and your consistent positivity and support of others. Your energy grounds and uplifts everyone aroud you, and your work is so much appreciated!
From: Antoinette R Thornton
May 5, 2021
To: Anja Wilke
Dear Anja, Thank you for managing and coordinating all administrative matters relating to the Undergraduate Office. You provide expert knowledge and advice to students and work tirelessly to ensure deadlines are met regarding timetabling, exams and grades. We are very lucky to have you as a member of our Team!
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Justin Siu
Dear Justin, Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the department. Your willingness to go above and beyond is so appreciated! You provide technical support and informal training to users on the use of applications, software and hardware. You assist in the maintenance of operational systems and our computer teaching lab. You are always available to provide troubleshooting to the support staff and in faculty research labs.For all of this and much, much more...THANK YOU!
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Janessa Shorrock
Dear Janessa, You provide financial administration to the department's operating and trust, and to the faculty regarding their research projects. Your expertise in ensuring spending is in accordance with granting agencies as well as consistent with Queen's policies is outstanding! Thank you for helping all of us be good keepers of university funds!
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Angie Maltby
Dear Angie, Thank you for your tremendous help as Graduate Program Administrator in the Department. The students have benefited greatly from your knowledge and expertise and the department has benefited from the improvements you have made to the various functions of the program.
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Jenalee Dymond
Dear Jenalee, You started your position as Program Associate in the department right when COVID hit us. You have had to carry out your role working remotely and have done a great job! As the primary support for the administration of PSYC100,you have helped to ensure a smooth learning experience for students, supported instructors, and coordinated the PSYC 100 Participant Pool applications. These are only a few of the tasks you manage on a daily basis and we thank you for your support and dedication.
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Suzanne DeSousa
Dear Suzanne, Thank you for all your help in keeping us organized by creating new forms, updating our contact info, tracking keys and fobs, and taking on specialized projects (sometimes on short notice!). We are glad to have you on our Team!
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Chris Degen
Dear Chris, Thank you for your expert advice and technical support in evaluating, recommending and purchasing the various systems and software packages for the faculty, staff and teaching needs in the department.
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Sue Burrows
Dear Sue,thank you for all your support as Department Coordinator. From bi-weekly payroll, to creating contracts, to assisting with RTP - we would be lost without you!
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Stacey Burns
Dear Stacey - thank you for all your hard work and dedication to The Psychology Clinic. Your calm demeanor as the primary contact person for the Clinic is very valuable, especially when dealing with the public who may at times be in crisis.
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Eric Brousseau
Dear Eric, Thank you for all your work in the Department. Your feature stories in the Weekly Memo are amazing and I am glad to see you putting your name to the ones you write.
From: Theresa Brennan
May 5, 2021
To: Haley
Dear Haley,

Thank you for all the support you provide to the Arts & Science Advisors! I have no idea how you do it all..but I'm glad you do!
From: Spring
April 29, 2021
To: Wanda Beyer
Wanda--I don't know how you do it all, but I am so grateful that you do! Thank you!
From: Meghan Norris
April 22, 2021
To: Anna van der Meulen
Anna, you have made my transition to SKHS so seamless and welcoming! Your willingness to listen, always be available and answer any question I had was so incredibly helpful. Your unwavering support and guidance to the whole SKHS team through a pandemic must be commended! Thank-you so much for your amazing leadership!
From: Vanessa McCourt
April 21, 2021
To: Karla Coleman
Karla, I don't think I could have done it without you. Your knowledge and expertise is matched only by your relaxed and welcoming demeanor. Thank you for an interesting year. You've taught me so much about onQ
From: Tammy Donnelly
April 9, 2021
To: Matt Colby
Thank you Matt Colby for your supportive and proactive management this past year. Your calm demeanor has helped me get through the year. thank you!
From: Tammy Donnelly
April 9, 2021
To: Nadia Morel
Dear Nadia,

Where would we be without your grace, presence, and relentless optimism in your design work and everything you do... You generously contribute so much to our ASO Team and I am so lucky to be able to work with you every day!
From: Rebecca Sweetman
April 7, 2021
To: Erik Bigras
Erik,

Thank you for your expertise, support, and generosity in supporting our courses. We are so fortunate to have you on our team--you are so appreciated!!

Meghan Norris
From: Meghan Norris
April 4, 2021
To: Wanda Beyer
Thank you for being such an incredible leader, colleague, and friend.

Your empathy, flexibility, and unwavering support have allowed us to not only navigate the pandemic together but actually thrive.

Because of this, the courses we manage have the resources they need, and as a result, the students are well supported.

Congratulations on your new position, Wanda. And thanks again for all you have done for us over the last year and beyond.

With gratitude,

Toni
From: Toni Thornton
March 25, 2021
To: Meghan Norris
Meghan-
I echo all the shout outs your already have. You bring a joy to the most arduous of tasks and have improved our undergraduate program immensely. We all could not do it without you.
Thank you!
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Justin Siu
Justin-
I know I speak for all of the department when I say that you make everything possible for all of us. Most often, quietly just keeping the machines running without our knowledge. Your gracious and pleasant support of every person - student, staff, or faculty - literally makes the department a fantastic place to work.
Thank you!
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Anja Wilke
Anja-
You have done an amazing job this year navigating all of the challenges, and doing it with a sense of humour. Your expertise has made it all possible.
Thank you!
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Angie Maltby
Angie-
You have taken on a herculean task this year with the volume of applications, not to mention all the other wonderful improvements you have made in the day-to-day functioning of the grad program.
Thank you!
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Janessa Sherrock
Janessa, you make the arcane and byzantine processes of the tail-wagging-the-dog bureacracy which is finance possible and even enjoyable due to your good humour and laughter. Thank you.
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Theresa Brennan
Theresa - thank you for your careful, considerate, and considerable work over the years and especially this crazy year. You make the world work for so many, many people, for so many, many reasons.
From: Tom Hollenstein
March 24, 2021
To: Crystal Pigeau
Thank you, Crystal, for all your help getting our new AARs to work and pointing courses all sorts which way! Truly appreciate your patience with my many email requests!
From: Anja Wilke
March 24, 2021
To: Meghan Norris
Your endless optimism and deep care for our students and the Department are infectious! I am so immensely grateful for the generous support you have given me as I got my feet on the ground in the best Department at Queen's! Truly, thank you so much!
From: Anja Wilke
March 24, 2021
To: Kevin O'Brien
Thank you Kevin for always going the extra mile to support me throughout the pandemic, always touching base to make sure I am still alive and if I need anything. You have supported me in my professional development and on the Transfer Credit/LOP project.
From: LIZ RUSSELL
March 24, 2021
To: Janessa Shorrock
Thank you, Janessa (Psychology
Finance Administrative Assistant), for all that you do for us!
From: Valerie Kuhlmeier
March 24, 2021
To: Nathalie Brown
Nat - Thank you for your assistance and for always being available. We are lucky to have you!
From: Michelle Knapp-Hermer
March 24, 2021
To: Kevin O'Brien
Dear Kevin,

Thank you SO MUCH for your knowledge, willingness to bat ideas around, and tolerance of my overuse of memes on Teams :) I'm grateful for your collegiality!
From: Meghan Norris
March 24, 2021
To: Spring Forsberg
Dear Spring,

Thank you so much for your hard work and collegiality! I appreciate all you do, and am grateful!
From: Meghan Norris
March 24, 2021
To: Gail Motut-Plata
Gail,

A big thank you for your dedicated support of our students. I am grateful for your skill and care!
From: Meghan Norris
March 24, 2021
To: Ryan Danby
Thank you, Ryan for your steady leadership throughout a difficult pandemic year! We’ve appreciated the frequent online meetings with the three of us to keep the School not only afloat but positively moving forward. You have provided us with tremendous support both personally and professionally, and some fun chats too! You value our contributions to decision-making and we feel we can come to you with anything. Thank you for everything you do and we’re looking forward to being back in the office with you!
From: Karen Depew and Colin Khan
March 24, 2021
To: Laura Cybulski
Laura - Thank you for all of your hard work and bringing such great energy into the department! You are so helpful and I always know that I can count on you.
From: Anonymous
March 24, 2021
To: Elisa Bulak
Elisa - Thank you for always being available to answer any and all questions we have and to direct us to the appropriate point of contact. You truly are #Elisatriage
From: Anonymous
March 24, 2021
To: Sam McKegney
I couldn't ask for a better mentor and leader. You kindness, compassion, and extreme smarts(!) have made the transition into the English Department during a difficult year close to seamless. Your passion and dedication to our work continues to motivate me each day. Thank-you.
From: Meghan Brien
March 24, 2021
To: Bev King
Thank you Bev for all of your hard work and dedication for Queens and Art & Science Online! The Department won't be the same without. Your high energy and bubbly personality will surely be missed. I wish you the best in retirement!
From: Amanda Meekel
March 24, 2021
To: Robert Hickey
You are such an incredible leader, educator, and colleague. This shoutout can't possibly capture it all, but I hope it communicates some appreciation.

Your ethics of care is apparent in everything you do, and your humility is ever-present.

Your students and the TAs you work with are so very fortunate to have your generous support and guidance, and we, at Arts and Science Online, are incredibly grateful for how thoughtful and collaborative you are.

Thank you for who you are and all you do.

You're simply amazing!
From: Toni Thornton
March 24, 2021
To: Chris Bergen
Hi Chris,
Just wanted to say thanks for being such a great buddy to me as I started in my new role at FAS. It was really wonderful to have your kindness and expertise to lean on when needed. Thanks for all you do for FAS!
From: Meghan Hatch
March 24, 2021
To: Bill Dean
Bill - Shout out to you for always being helpful, kind and easy to work with! It's always a pleasure and we always know we can count on your support! Thank you!
From: Erica McIlquham
March 24, 2021
To: Kevin O'Brien
Dear Kevin, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your incredible work on our Digital Calendar project. It has been a real pleasure working with you on this important project and I am so excited by the progress we've made so far. I can't wait to see the first publication! Thanks for being such a great teammate!
From: Meghan Hatch
March 24, 2021
To: Theresa Brennan
Dear Theresa,

THANK YOU isn't enough for all you do. A shout-out to let you know that I am so grateful for you!!
From: Meghan Norris
March 23, 2021
To: Jenalee Dymond
Dear Jenalee,

You came onto the PSYC100 team during a truly historic year. I am grateful for your flexibility as we learn and adapt, and for your dedication to our students. Thank you!
From: Meghan Norris
March 23, 2021
To: Anja Wilke
Anja--thank you SO MUCH for your talent, skill, patience, and care in your role in the PSYC UG office. We are so fortunate that you are a member of our team!
From: Meghan Norris
March 23, 2021
To: Meghan Norris
As the Undergrad Chair, Meghan Norris has worked exceptionally hard to negotiate countless challenges throughout COVID. Her ability to find creative solutions to problems, her tireless work ethic, her dedication to the students in Psychology, and her enduring support to her colleagues have really kept our (giant) undergrad program afloat through this past year. She is extraordinary!!!
From: Tara MacDonald
March 23, 2021
To: Meghan Norris
Thank you for your hard work; leadership; dedication; commitment, generousity; and your optimistic mind set. Your freely share your passion, and positive attitude with everyone and in that way make everyone's day brighter. You support students, staff and faculty in kind and caring ways. You make our department better everyday!
From: Wendy Craig
March 23, 2021