Queen's Gazette | Queen's University

The Magazine Of Queen's University

Search form

Ex libris February 2022

Ex libris February 2022

New content from faculty and alumni.

The Ethics of Exile book coverThe Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora

Ashwini Vasanthakumar, a Queen’s Law associate professor, explores the complex, but often-vital relationships between exiles and their homelands in The Ethics of Exile: A Political Theory of Diaspora, from Oxford University Press. Through a series of case studies, she illustrates how exiles often play important moral and political roles in countering injustices in the countries they’ve left, and asks her readers to think about the responsibilities we have toward those who have been forced to leave their homes.

Into the Dragon's Jaws: A Canadian Combat Surgeon book coverInto the Dragon’s Jaws: A Canadian Combat Surgeon

A few years after earning their medical degrees at Queen’s, Dr. Garry Willard (MED’63) and Dr. Kenneth Bradley (MED’63) became the first two Canadian medical officers deployed in the Vietnam War, performing combat-casualty surgeries near the Demilitarized Zone in the wake of the Tet Offensive. Dr. Willard details their adventures in Into the Dragon’s Jaws: A Canadian Combat Surgeon in the Vietnam War, a candid, dramatic, and often heartwarming look at the human consequences of war, published by Tellwell Talent. A portion of the proceeds will go toward post-traumatic stress disorder research and treatment.

The Limestone City: Stone Buildings in the Kingston Region book coverThe Limestone City: Stone Buildings in the Kingston Region 1790-1930

Architectural historian Jennifer McKendry (MA’84, PhD, Toronto) has carved out a reputation as an expert on Kingston’s historic architecture. So it was only a matter of time before she turned her attention to limestone, the building material that inspired Kingston’s nickname. In her sixth book, Kingston, The Limestone City: Stone Buildings in the Kingston Region 1790-1930, she tackles limestone quarrying and construction methods, stone landscaping, fences, wall construction, and carving. Kingston, The Limestone City is available exclusively in the Limestone City at Novel Idea bookstore.

Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising book coverBitcoin and the Future of Fundraising

Cryptocurrency has had its share of publicity over the last few years, but its impact on the non-profit sector is less widely known. Is Bitcoin a viable fundraising tool? Not only does Anne Connelly (Artsci’07) think it is, she’s also convinced it’s the technology that will take fundraising into the future. In Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising, co-authored with Jason Shim, she introduces fundraisers to the world of cryptocurrency and outlines an easy-to-implement plan to set up a Bitcoin donation program and get donors excited about using it.

Queen's Alumni Review 2021 Issue 4 cover