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Campus and community: November 2019

Campus and community: November 2019

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Queen’s honours Doug Hargreaves

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The main thoroughfare on West Campus has been renamed Hargreaves Way to honour the late Doug Hargreaves, BA’60, former head football coach (1976–1994). Mr. Hargreaves, who was also an associate professor in Physical Health and Education, led the Gaels to the playoffs 16 times and won the Vanier Cup twice (in 1978 and 1992). He died in July 2016.

“Coach Hargreaves was a very special part of life at Queen’s during his time with the university and he had a positive influence on many within the Queen’s community, particularly his players,” says Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “His legacy of competitiveness and integrity live on today with the Gaels program and now is recognized on campus with the naming of Hargreaves Way.”

Doug Hargreaves also was instrumental in the formation of the Queen’s Football Club, an organization for football alumni, and the catalyst behind the Queen’s Football Hall of Fame. A tribute to Mr. Hargreaves took place at the Oct. 19 Homecoming football game at Richardson Stadium.

Hargreaves Way, formerly West Campus Lane, runs north-south through West Campus from Johnson Street to Union Street. Richardson Stadium and John Orr Tower are on Hargreaves Way, as is Miklas-McCarney Field (named for former assistant football coaches Bill Miklas, Sr., BA’63, MBA’65, and Hal McCarney).

The Doug Hargreaves Memorial Athletic Award was established to honour Mr. Hargreaves’ life and work. The award is now given annually to a varsity student-athlete on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence. The first recipient, in 2018, was Chris Osei-Kusi, Artsci’19 (Football). This year’s recipient is Julia Wiercigroch, Sc’21 (Volleyball). You can support the award fund online (givetoqueens.ca/hargreaves) or by contacting Allison Slopack at 613-533-6000 ext. 75084.

A new student life centre: accessible and sustainable

To tackle the current and future needs of the Queen’s student population, the AMS has spearheaded a campaign to build a new student life centre within the footprint of the current John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC).

The project prioritizes the preservation of the historic features of the 1947 Students’ Memorial Union building, while refreshing the concrete modernist additions from 1960 and 1974. The latter addition was built when the Queen’s student population was 10,000. Today it is 20,000. The new building will accommodate more than 100 student clubs. It will also feature dedicated space for graduate students and more study space for all students.

Artist's rendition of part of the revitalized JDUC, seen from University Avenue. HDR Architecture Associates/MJMA

Accessibility is a key feature of the project. Currently, there is only one ramped entrance, on University Avenue, to the building. Inside, across the building, there is one small elevator for people with accessibility needs to reach other floors. The revitalization plan calls for more elevators and at-grade entrances at every point of entry. For the first time, some spaces in the historic section will be made fully accessible for both students and visitors.

Sustainability is also integral to the new JDUC’s design, which includes advanced energy modelling and careful use of glass on exterior walls. The design plans utilize natural light and natural materials. The centre will be built “renewables ready” for the integration of photovoltaic cells and other green technologies.

By the numbers

Cost to renovate and update the JDUC: $62.2 million
AMS member contribution: $26 million
SGPS member contribution: $3.4 million
Queen’s University financing support: $23.8 million
To be raised: $10 million

Learn more about the JDUC revitalization campaign.

Stauffer Library celebrates 25 years

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The Joseph S. Stauffer Library marks its 25th anniversary this year. The five-storey building opened in 1994, becoming Queen’s largest library with room for approximately 1.5 million volumes, six kilometres of book stacks, and study and research space for more than 1,200 students. Its construction was supported by a $10-million contribution from the Stauffer Foundation, and its design went on to win the Governor General’s Award for Architecture in 1997 for its outstanding contribution to Canadian architecture.

Joseph Stauffer, BSc 1920, was an engineer and entrepreneur. During his lifetime, he made a number of anonymous donations to Queen’s, most notably providing pensions to widows of Queen’s professors. When he died in 1978, he left provisions for his estate to create the Stauffer Foundation.

To celebrate the library’s 25th year, the Stauffer Foundation has contributed a new gift of $500,000 to further raise the presence of Indigenous voices and culture in the space. The funding will be used for the creation of an Indigenous Learning Space in Stauffer’s lower level, slated to open in spring 2020. The space is envisioned as being welcoming to Indigenous students and faculty, while at the same time enriching the learning of non-Indigenous library patrons.

The funding will also go toward creating additional Indigenous-named study rooms in other library locations on campus, and toward supporting a speaker series during the anniversary year. Upcoming speakers include David Sharpe, Law’95, and Ali Velshi, Artsci’94.

Learn more on the Stauffer website.

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Photo: Bernard Clark

Calling all Outlookers!

Camp Outlook’s 50th anniversary is coming up in 2020

Join fellow Outlookers for the 50th reunion on Aug. 29–30, 2020, in Kingston. For more information, email reunion@campoutlook.ca or go to facebook.com/campoutlook.

The Review will have a story on the history of Camp Outlook in the next issue.

Honorary degrees

The Senate Committee on Honorary Degrees invites nominations for the awarding of honorary degrees at the 2021 convocations. Nomination forms are available at queensu.ca/secretariat/senate/honorary-degrees or upon request from 613-533-6095. Nominations must reach the University Secretariat by Monday, March 2, 2020.

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