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Editor's notebook: On water, the arts, and football

Editor's notebook: On water, the arts, and football

Working at this magazine is really special. With every issue, not only do I get to talk to fascinating people, I also am able to explore new (to me) parts of campus. For this issue, I visited the Coastal Engineering Lab and the Freshwater Fisheries Conservation Lab. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Innovation and Wellness Centre (home of the Beaty Water Research Centre) when it opens this spring. And my colleague Alison Migneault travelled to Houston in December to NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab to talk to Drew Feustel, PhD’€95, about his upcoming space mission.

[photo of Andrea Gunn]
Editor Andrea Gunn in the aquaponics plant room at the Freshwater Fisheries Conservation Lab at Queen's. Photo: Bernard Clark

I’ve done something new this time by pairing a piece of poetry (by Professor Armand Garnet Ruffo) with a painting (by Kingston artist Beth ten Hove). Professor Ruffo is one of the inaugural recipients of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards from The City of Kingston. Two other faculty members were honoured: Matt Rogalsky, of the Dan School of School and Music, and the late David Kemp, co-founder of the Artist in Community Education program in the Faculty of Education. You can learn more about the awards at the City of Kingston website.

Andrea Gunn
613.533-6000 ext. 77016

P.S. The members of the 1968 Vanier Cup-winning Gaels football team are having a 50th reunion in September, but they’re missing a couple of key players – and a team manager! Glen PenwardenLorne McConnery, and Bob Hills,the guys say the reunion wouldn’t be the same without you. Please get in touch with Ron Brooks and Bob Climie, who are organizing the reunion:romeolimac@sympatico.ca.


[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 1-2018]