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A silver lining of the remote delivery of the MIR program during 2020-21 academic year is that we were able to “bring in” an incredible number of our wonderful Alumni to speak virtually with our MIR class, in a variety of ways! It all began when we had an overwhelming response to our call for Orientation Week Alumni Roundtable participants - we needed to channel this generosity! One innovation was a weekly “Coffee Hour” series, where alumni joined us virtually to share their experiences since completing the MIR – their first jobs, career paths, surprises along the way, and advice for our students in the short and long-term. Other alumni joined us as guest speakers within our courses, while others acted as ambassadors during MIR and PMIR recruitment webinars, helping potential students to see the program through their experience. And of course, we continued with the traditional Safka and Winkler Speaker Series. While we missed the in-person experience of hosting you on campus, there is certainly something to be said for being able to easily hop onto a Zoom session for an hour. We are so grateful to all of our wonderful, accomplished, and generous Alumni who volunteered to share their time and expertise with us this year, in the variety of ways noted above! Many thanks to:

  • Wendy Alderdice (MIR ’91)
  • Peter Edwards (MIR ’85)
  • Anne Price (MIR ’19)
  • Lauren Canzius (MIR ’07)
  • Silvia Lulka (MIR ’96)
  • Leanne McSherry (MIR ’16)
  • Elaine Wu (MIR ’00)
  • Tim Liznivk (MIR ’87)
  • Katharine Price-Raas (MIR ’02)
  • Ben Gooch (MIR ’09)
  • Janna Dolphin (MIR ’12)
  • Simran Grewal (MIR ’18)
  • Emilio Frometa (MIR ’18)
  • Shaun Cawley (MIR ’12)
  • Tara McCrae (MIR ’97)
  • Eva Liu (MIR ’15)
  • David Bryden (MIR ’13)
  • Sofia Alonso (MIR ’11)
  • Matt Hopkins (MIR ’10)
  • Kelly Stevenson (MIR ’17)
  • Dominique Skubnik (MIR ’18)
  • Sheri Brake (MIR ’97)
  • Thomas Kim (MIR ’16)
  • Devin Winson (MIR ’11)
  • Brenda Kennedy Kumar (MIR ’98)
  • Chris Faulkner (MIR ’95)
  • Amanda Taylor (MIR ’17)
  • Fraser Blair (MIR ‘07)
  • Michael Smolander (MIR ‘14)
  • James Martin (MIR ‘17)
  • Jamie Bruno (MIR ’04)
  • Hanna McMullen (MIR ’16)
  • Daniela Jiminez (MIR ’16)
  • Cavina Tsoi (MIR ’16)
  • Ernest Mistica (MIR ’15)
  • Kaanesh Ghosh (MIR ’14)
  • Peter Watson (MIR ’89)
  • Morgan Bello (MIR ’18)
  • Arlette Boghoskhan (MIR ’14)

We look forward to hosting you all in-person, on campus as soon as it is safe to do so! We also intend to continue the weekly virtual Coffee Hour during the Fall 2021 term, as this regular opportunity to connect via Zoom was such a hit with students and alumni alike.

Please contact Tanya Ligthart (ligthart@queensu.ca) if you are interested in taking part in this or any other alumni initiative!